LandScope America - Taxonomy of Threats

Taxonomy of threats used on LandScope America -- with examples of each type

Habitat Loss

  • Housing & Urban Development
  • Commercial & Industrial Development
  • Farms & Plantations
  • Recreation Areas
  • Military Activities
  • Natural System Modifications
  • Biological Resource Harvesting

Development Pressure

  • Roads
  • Railroads
  • Utility Lines
  • Shipping Lanes
  • Flight Paths
  • Motor-Powered Recreation & Work
  • Human-Powered Recreation & Work
  • Logging
  • Grazing & Ranching

Water (Use and Quality)

  • Competition for water uses
  • Water pollution

Energy Development

  • Oil & Gas Drilling
  • Mining
  • Renewable Energy

Climate Change

  • Habitat Shifting & Alteration
  • Climate Variability

Invasive Species

  • Invasive Species
  • Problematic Native Species
  • Introduced Genetic Material
  • Species Hybridization

Altered Processes

  • Altered Fire Regime
  • Altered Hydrologic Patterns
  • Altered successional stage (e.g., woody encroachment)
  • Sonic Pollution
  • Thermal Pollution
  • Light Pollution

Pollution

  • Chemicals & Toxins
  • Nutrient Loads
  • Solid Waste
  • Waste & Residual Materials
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Salt

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