An Integrated Modelling Framework for the Forest-based Bioeconomy

Sarah MubarekaGeospatial Semantic Array Programming, Original, Uncategorized

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.

Supporting a Forest Observation System for Siberia: Earth Observation for Monitoring, Assessing and Providing Forest Resource Information

EarthzineEcosystems, Original

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.

Giant rainforest buffer zone planned to protect Indonesian wildlife


Originally Published by The Guardian – Asian Pulp and Paper, one of the world’s biggest paper companies, is to support the conservation of 1m hectares of rainforest in Indonesia, as a way of reducing its impact on the habitats of endangered species such as orangutan, elephants and tigers.

The Hungry Caterpillar – Catching Fire: VIIRS Forest Disturbance Detection

DEVELOPVPSDEVELOP Spring 2014, Original

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

Smokey Says: Only YOU (and the Sierra DSS) Can Manage Forest Resources

EarthzineDEVELOP Spring 2014, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Original

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

Fire Watch: Determining Fire Susceptibility in the Great Dismal Swamp

EarthzineDEVELOP Spring 2014, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Original

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

Bug Off! Woolly Adelgid Induced Hemlock Decline in the Great Smoky Mountains

EarthzineDEVELOP Spring 2014, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Original

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

Global Forest Watch Tool Allows 'Near-Real Time' Forest Monitoring


Originally Published by Yale Environment – A new online tool called Global Forest Watch employs a trove of high-resolution NASA satellite imagery and large amounts of computing power to help governments, conservation organizations, and concerned citizens monitor deforestation in “near-real” time.