Disturbance-driven vegetation type conversion: a concern in your neck of the woods?
Welcome to the western North America type conversion survey!
The purpose of this quick survey is to gain an understanding about what exactly researchers, resource managers, and others mean when they refer to vegetation (or ecological) "type conversion". Our focus is western North America. We would also like to know how extensively, where, and in what vegetation types this phenomenon may be occurring, whether it is a management concern, and how it might be addressed. Most questions are checkboxes or yes/no, but we have included additional opportunities for your much-appreciated viewpoints and thoughts throughout. The survey should take 5-8 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. If you have any additional questions or would like to follow up, please feel free to email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your help!
Jill Young, Jonathan Coop, and Corrie Knapp
*Survey responses are anonymous and all resulting information will be analyzed collectively. This project is funded by an agreement between the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and Western Colorado University. We plan to publish findings to reveal perceptions of type conversion in different regions in western North America, and we will also provide a synopsis of survey results to interested parties. The survey will close March 15, 2019. This survey has been reviewed and approved by the Western Colorado Human Research Committee (HRC2018-01-03-R26).