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Comparison of EPIC-Simulated and MODIS-Derived Leaf Area Index (LAI) across Multiple Spatial Scales
Modeled leaf area index (LAI) in conjunction with satellite-derived LAI data streams may be used to support various regional and local scale air quality models for retrospective and future meteorological assessments. The ...
Whitebark Pine Prevalence and Ecological Function in Treeline Communities of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, U.S.A.: Potential Disruption by White Pine Blister Rust
In the northern Rocky Mountains of the U.S. and Canada, whitebark pine (<i>Pinus albicaulis</i> Engelm.) is a functionally important species in treeline communities. The introduced fungal pathogen <i>Cronartium ribicola</i>, ...
Trust ecology and the resilience of natural resource management institutions
(The Resilience Alliance, 2015)
The resilience of natural resource management (NRM) institutions are largely contingent on the capacities of the people and organizations within those institutions to learn, innovate, and adapt, both individually and ...
A Spatial Analysis of the Relationship between Vegetation and Poverty
The goal of this paper was to investigate poverty and inequities that are associated with vegetation. First, we performed a pixel-level linear regression on time-series and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) for ...
Community Structure, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services in Treeline Whitebark Pine Communities: Potential Impacts from a Non-Native Pathogen
Whitebark pine (<i>Pinus albicaulis</i>) has the largest and most northerly distribution of any white pine (Subgenus <i>Strobus</i>) in North America, encompassing 18° latitude and 21° longitude in western mountains. Within ...
Modeling wet headwater stream networks across multiple flow conditions in the Appalachian Highlands
Despite the advancement of remote sensing and geospatial technology in recent decades, maps of headwater streams continue to have high uncertainty and fail to adequately characterize temporary streams that expand and ...
Pollen Evidence of the Prehistoric Presence of Cattail (Typha: Typhaceae) in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica
(Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, 2006)
Quantifying Extreme Precipitation Forecasting Skill in High-Resolution Models Using Spatial Patterns: A Case Study of the 2016 and 2018 Ellicott City Floods
Recent historic floods in Ellicott City, MD, on 30 July 2016 and 27 May 2018 provide stark examples of the types of floods that are expected to become more frequent due to urbanization and climate change. Given the profound ...
Mobile phone use is associated with higher smallholder agricultural productivity in Tanzania, East Africa
Mobile phone use is increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa, spurring a growing focus on mobile phones as tools to increase agricultural yields and incomes on smallholder farms. However, the research to date on this topic is ...
Visualizing the Possibility of Relocation: Coastal Relocation Leaf
The cognitive dissonance between the need for relocation as an adaptation strategy and the reluctance to consider this option among stakeholders may result in maladaptation in communities highly vulnerable to coastal ...