Multiple ecosystem services in a working landscape
A simplified expert state and transition model (STM) for the Sierra Nevada Sierra Nevada Gravelly Loam Foothill ecological site. Boxes represent vegetation states and the arrows represent thresholds between states. The underlying orthoimagery (USDA-NAIP imagery 2014) illustrates the gradient of oak woodland management across the study area. The images within the boxes provide an example visualization of the respective vegetative states. Photo credit: Danny Eastburn.