Whigham, D., D. Weller, A.D. Jacobs, T. Jordan, and M. Kentula. 2003. Assessing the ecological condition of wetlands at the catchment scale. Landschap 20(2):99-111. WED-03-083
Rapid assessment methods for evaluating the functioning and biodiversity status of wetlands are mostly carried out on the scale of individual wetlands. There is an increasing need for evaluating the condition of wetlands at the watershed scale. We used statistical procedures to determine the relationships between data compiled in field-based assessments of individual wetlands and spatial data from remote sensing or other mapping efforts. The goal was to determine if available geographic data could be used to assess individual wetlands or the overall condition of wetlands in the watershed without have to do site-specific assessments based on field sampling.