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Concerns About the Floristic Quality Assesment

2007
List of limitations of the floristic quality assessment method for evaluating the ecological value of a site through an analysis of its plant species composition.
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Development of a Floristic Quality Assesment Methodology for Wisconsin

2003
See pages 6-7 for discussion of sampling timing on Mean C and FQA Index scores.
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Development of Coefficients of Conservatism for Wetland Vascular Flora of North and Central Mississippi

2006
Organizations/Sources: Mississippi State
Provides information on the history of the floristic quality assessment tool, and the development and use of coefficients of conservatism.
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Evaluating Non-Native Species and Wetland Indicators Status as Components Of Wetlands Floristic Assessment

2006
Organizations/Sources: Mississippi State University
Provides information on the history of the FAQAI, and the development and use of CCs
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Floristic Quality Assessment

2019
Authors: Nate Lotze
Organizations/Sources: Pennsylvania Land Trust Association
Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA) is a standardized assessment method that calculates a numerical index reflecting the quality of native plant communities for a given area. It indicates the impacts of invasive species and can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of land-management and restoration practices. (Print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
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Floristic Quality Assessment for Vegetation in Illinois: A Method for Assessing Vegetation Integrity

1997
Organizations/Sources: Illinois Native Plant Society
Description of using the floristic quality assessment tool to study native plant communities in Illinois.
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Floristic Quality Assessment Index for Vascular Plants and Mosses for the State of Ohio

2004
Analysis and rating of plant communities in Ohio using the floristic quality assessment index method.
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Floristic Quality Assessment of One Natural and Three Restored Wetland Complexes in North Dakota

2002
Organizations/Sources: United States Geologic Service
Evaluation of floristic quality assessment as a potentially an important tool for conservation efforts in the northern Great Plains of North America.
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Floristic Quality Assessment with Wetland Categories and Computer Application Programs for the State of Michigan

1996
Applications of this system include the identification of remnant habitats of native floristic significance, comparisons between different sites, long-term monitoring of floristic quality, monitoring the progress of habitat restoration, and the use of National Wetland Categories to assist in identification of wetlands. The MDNR is using the same quality assessment system that Floyd Swink and Gerould Wilhelm used for the Chicago Region.
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Floristic Quality Index: An Assessment Tool for Resoration Projects and Monitoring Sites in Coastal Louisiana

2011
Organizations/Sources: United States Geologic Service
The Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) program was established to assess the effectiveness of individual coastal restoration projects and the cumulative effects of multiple projects at regional and coastwide scales. The CRMS Vegetation Analytical Team has developed a Floristic Quality Index (FQI) for coastal Louisiana to determine the quality of a wetland based on its plant species composition and abundance.
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Northeast Regional Floristic Quality Assessment Tools for Wetland Assessments

2018
Floristic Quality Assessment (FQA) is a robust, botanically based method for assessing the quality of ecological communities and natural areas. Integral to the method is that each native plant species in a state or region is assigned a Coefficient of Conservatism, or C value, based on its response to stressors. In the Northeast Region (including six New England states and New York), C values were completed at the state level in 2011, whereby every species in each state was assigned a C value based on statewide “average behavior.” But jurisdictional units are not optimal for addressing changes in species behavior. For this reason, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) have supported the development of ecoregional C values, including in the Northeast.
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Pennsylvania Floristic Quality Assessment Calculator

Organizations/Sources: Penn State Cooperative Extension
Allows users to conduct FQAs of habitats in Pennsylvania. The state is divided into several regions, each with their own plant catalogue.
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Universal Floristic Quality Assessment Calculator

An open-source tool that includes plant databases from across the United States and has been used to calculate thousands of assessments. The tool is free, but users must register with their email address.
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