Multi-scale, hierarchical approach to map the location and condition of riparian zones in the southern Rockies ecoregion, A
Riparian zones are important for their contribution to biodiversity and ecosystem services, especially in the western United States where riparian zones occupy a small proportion of the landscape but support a majority of the biodiversity. Riparian zones are currently threatened by multiple stressors, and will likely face further stresses associated with climate change and additional water withdrawals due to population growth particularly in the western United States and other arid regions. Consequently, it is imperative to understand the current location and extent of riparian zones. Although ...
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