Public perception of what constitutes a ÛÏhealthyÛ forest influences support (or lack thereof) for management policies, yet accessible, regional information about forest conditions is not always readily available. A new index helps address this gap.
This paper describes the conceptual design of a regional modelling framework to assess scenarios for the forest-based bioeconomy. The framework consists of a core set of tools: a partial equilibrium model for the forest sector, a forestry dynamics model for forest growth and harvest, and a wood resources balance sheet. The framework can be expanded to include an energy model, a landuse model and a forest-owner decision model.
he monitoring and assessment of the remote Russian forest resources of Siberia is challenging and can only be done by integrating remote sensing techniques. Human and environmental forest disturbances continuously affect changing forest cover and biomass levels. The ZAṔS initiative is prototyping and supporting a forest observation system for Siberia using Earth observation data from European and Russian satellite data providers.
Project Team: U.S. Disasters and Ecological Forecasting Team Team Location: Stennis Space Center, Stennis, Mississippi Authors: Jamie Thompson (University of Southern Mississippi) Brittany Howell (University of Southern Mississippi) Alyssa Pourmonir (State University of New York Maritime) Timothy Sutherlin (University of Southern Mississippi) Heather Nicholson (University of Southern Mississippi) Mentors/Advisors: Joseph Spruce (Senior Research Scientist, Computer Sciences Corporation; Science Advisor) Past/Other … Read More
Project Team: Sierra Nevada Ecological Forecasting Team Team Location: Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California Authors: Andrew Nguyen (San Jose State University) Chase Mueller (University of Texas at San Antonio) Esther Essoudry (University of California, Berkeley) Amber Brooks (University of Redlands) Chippie Kislik (University of California, Berkeley) Mentors/Advisors: Cindy Schmidt (Bay Area Environmental Research Institute; DEVELOP National Program) Carlos Ramirez … Read More
Project Team: Virginia Disasters Team Team Location: Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia Authors: Amberle Keith (Idaho State University) Allison Kunz (Christopher Newport University) Victoria Baughman (Christopher Newport University) Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA DEVELOP National Science Advisor) Abstract: The Great Dismal Swamp ecosystem covers an area of more than 112,000 acres in Eastern Virginia and North Carolina. This area includes … Read More
Project Team: Great Smoky Mountains Ecological Forecasting Team Team Location: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Authors: Jiaying He, Project Lead (University of Georgia) Steven Weaver (University of Georgia) Corbin Kling (University of Georgia) Zennure Ucar (University of Georgia) Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Marguerite Madden (Department of Geography, University of Georgia) Steve Padgett-Vasquez (Department of Geography, University of Georgia) Past/Other Contributors: Dr. Sergio … Read More
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