Why Map Ecotopes?

Ecotope mapping stratifies landscapes into ecologically distinct features, enabling the measurement of ecological pattern, process and change.
Jintang Change To map and measure ecological change across landscapes. 
Example of long-term changes in vegetation cover, 1945 - 2002, across a site in rural China (Ellis et al. 2006).  Mapped using AEM.
China Site Pans To make comparisons between sites.
Soil Sample Demo To stratify landscapes for environmental sampling.
Jintang Elder Interview To stratify landscapes into units for land management interviews.
Ellis 2000b To integrate landscape, environment and management data.
Example of long-term changes in soil nitrogen, 1945 - 2002, across a village in rural China (Ellis et al. 2000b).