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Mapping forest canopy height globally with spaceborne lidar

Marc Simard, Naiara Pinto, Joshua B. Fisher, Alessandro Baccini
2011 Journal of Geophysical Research  
We present a wall-to-wall, global map of canopy height at 1-km spatial resolution, using 2005 data from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) aboard ICESat (Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite  ...  A challenge in the use of GLAS data for global vegetation studies is the sparse coverage of lidar shots (mean = 121 data points/degree 2 for the L3C campaign).  ...  The research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  ... 
doi:10.1029/2011jg001708 fatcat:o7enu6v4ubcs7mloid5ibtcsji

Development and Evaluation of Predictive Models for Measuring the Biological Integrity of Streams

Charles P. Hawkins, Richard H. Norris, James N. Hogue, Jack W. Feminella
2000 Ecological Applications  
The ratio of the number of observed taxa to that expected to occur in the absence of human-caused stress (O/E ) is an intuitive and ecologically meaningful measure of biological integrity.  ...  O/E values derived from both species models were related to land use variables, but only assessments based on the P c Ն 0.5 model were insensitive to naturally occurring differences among streams, ecoregions  ...  We thank Mike Barbour for reading an early draft of the manuscript, Mark Vinson for reading later drafts, and two referees whose comments allowed us to clarify a few potentially confusing issues.  ... 
doi:10.2307/2641298 fatcat:l7fsnci6sbf3rnarti4vzx2yj4

Conservation biology for all

2010 ChoiceReviews  
Thresholds for survival: criteria for maintenance of fitness and evolutionary potential. In M. E. Soulé, and B. A.  ...  GAP analysis: a geographic approach to protection of biological diversity. Wildlife Monographs, 123, 1-41. Sellars, R. W. (1997). Preserving nature in the national parks: a history.  ...  There is something in here for everyone who is, or wishes to be, a conservation biologist.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.48-2055 fatcat:qwhlin7vk5cqllgqrijinrsmka

Speaking a Common Language

1987 Journal of Learning Disabilities  
We would also like to thank the following for providing guidance, advice and essential information during the development of the Working Paper on the Influence of IUCN Protected Area Management Categories  ...  on National, Regional and International Legal and Policy Frameworks.  ...  There was, however, some question over the definitions of protected areas, in particular Category Ib (Wilderness) -a land untouched or unmodified by the influence of people.  ... 
doi:10.1177/002221948702000601 fatcat:jdoq5ocjq5aanayinvse2ze6mm

Landscape-level Forest Ecosystem Conservation on Changbai Mountain, China and North Korea (DPRK)

Lina Tang, Aixian Li, Guofan Shao
2011 Mountain Research and Development  
Acknowledgements The authors express their appreciation to many staff members of the Forest Service for the field and laboratory assistance given in generating the data sets upon which this paper is based  ...  Our special thanks go to Alan Nordmeyer, team leader for biomass and nutrition studies, for his energetic involvement, research guidance, and review of the manuscript.  ...  Figure 1 . 1 The present distribution of temperate forest types in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.  ... 
doi:10.1659/mrd-journal-d-10-00120.1 fatcat:nrenxomi7nexpfzm4waj54wf7e

9th North American Caribou Workshop, 23-27 April 2001, Kuujjuaq, Québec, Canada

Rolf Egil Haugerud (ed. in chief), Serge Couturier, Quentin Van Ginhoven (iss. eds.)
2003 Rangifer  
From April 23 to 27, 2001, more than 230 caribou experts migrated to the 9th North American Caribou Workshop, held at the treeline in the Inuit town of Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Québec.  ...  The authors wish to thank Serge Payette of the "Centre d'études nordiques", Laval University, for his guidance in the field, his major contribution in the vegetation classification and for many helpful  ...  Thanks also to Jean Beaubien, for sharing his expertise in visual interpretation of boreal vegetation with Taylor enhancement of Landsat data.  ... 
doi:10.7557/ fatcat:vrtmmnz2gffs3j6meo6z4nyqiu

Download Complete Issue: CP69 (7MB)

Complete Issue
2011 Cartographic Perspectives  
There is now an abundance of climate, land cover and vegetation data covering the entire world.  ...  In the "Land Ownership" map, there are three smaller maps displaying Oregon land ownership by private, state, and federal land. There is also a chart showing the percentages of land ownership.  ...  Maps: Maps should be treated similarly to books, to the extent possible. Specific treatment may vary, however, and it is often preferable to list the map title first.  ... 
doi:10.14714/cp69.37 fatcat:u2an752nvngjxmmf5qxwd6ju3q

The World Flora Online, Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, and the Species Plantarum Programme: Flora of the World: Compatible Concepts or Mutually Exclusive Mandates?

Gideon F. Smith, Ronell R. Klopper, Peter Wyse Jackson, Neil R. Crouch
2017 Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
Botanists facing challenges of the 21st century: What knowledge is needed for a sustainable economy that protects the natural capital of the planet?  ...  Thème 1 Les botanistes face aux enjeux économiques du 21 e siècle : quels sont les savoirs nécessaires à la mise en place d'une économie durable et protectrice du capital naturel de la planète ?  ...  Acknowledgements The MGU -Useful Plants Project has been funded by MGU, a kind and generous philanthropist based in Spain.  ... 
doi:10.3417/d-17-00004a fatcat:kywv6r2oxvgitn2pest62fflla

Utilization of fly ash cenosphere to study mechanical and thermal properties of lightweight concrete

Salmia Beddu, Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Tenaga, Nasional Putrajaya Campus, Malaysia, Mushtaq Ahmad, Daud Mohamad, Muhamed Imran bin Noorul Ameen, Zarina Itam, Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal, Nur Amalina Nadiah Basri
2020 AIMS Materials Science  
Production of electricity from renewable energy out of total electricity production in OECD countries, 2016  ...  Therefore, the land registry information system in Israel (Rimon) has no registry of, or reference to, sex or gender, and there is no search option for data regarding gender or sex of ownership or other  ...  Thus, for instance, in the area of well-being and emotional health, there was a 19% decrease in the number of children with problems; in the area of learning and the acquisition of skills, there was an  ... 
doi:10.3934/matersci.2020.6.911 fatcat:svymtozj7nhlbdpjtdvolzpziy

Bombing for Biodiversity : Integrating the MilitaryTraining and Environmental Values of MilitaryTraining Areas [article]

Richard Aleksander Zentelis, University, The Australian National, University, The Australian National
Military training areas (MTAs) cover an estimated 2-3 percent of the Earth's terrestrial environment, occurring in all major biomes.  ...  Despite the significant area that MTAs occupy, and their potential contribution to biodiversity protection globally, there is a paucity of research and understanding of their environmental values, and  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the Australian Research Council and the Department of Defence for financial and logistical support in completing this study.  ... 
doi:10.25911/5d6cf9df1db2e fatcat:pebcny4ymrhojiegqry4khluuy

The Effects of Drought on Predicted Air Quality in Texas Committee: The Effects of Drought on Predicted Air Quality in Texas

Ling Huang, David Allen, Elena Mcdonald-Buller, Co-Supervisor Lea, Hildebrandt Ruiz, Rong Fu, Gary Rochelle, Ling Huang
2015 unpublished
(b) Figure 6 - 2 : 62 Spatial distributions of area coverage of seven vegetation land cover categories in eastern Texas.  ...  Figure 5 - 5 2 shows the spatial distributions of PFTs from the mappings of the MODIS (averaged during 2006-2011) and TCEQ land cover products over eastern Texas.  ...  MODIS PFT scheme MEGAN PFT scheme Basal emission factor (µg/m 2 /h) Isoprene Monoterpenes Water Water n/a n/a  ... 

British Columbia in a Global Context

Arthur Green, Aviv Ettya, Siobhán McPhee, Britta Ricker, Cristina Temenos
This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial  ...  The textbook includes numerous case studies specific to British Columbia as well as a number of suggested service learning activities.  ...  77 | Suggested Activities mine-during-klondyke-gold-rush) is in the public domain and Photograph of miners during the gold rush by unknown (http:/ /  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0397014 fatcat:367bhc5upbb7nlcgobe2e3jfvu

) Special Volume, December-2013 Special Volume in honor of Elisabeth Klara Victoria Kalko (1962-2011) ! Elisabeth Kalko at Reserva Michelin (Bahia state, Brazil) in 2009

Marco Mello, Valéria Tavares, Don Wilson, Wilson Uieda, Alfred Gardner, Rodrigo Medellin, Celia López-Gonzalez, Adriano Peracchi, Luis Aguirre, Burton Lim, Marco Mello, Valéria Tavares
Chiroptera Neotropical   unpublished
Thanks to all staff of Barro Colorado Nature Monument, researchers of the "Bat Lab", in special to Larissa Albrecht and Katrin Heer.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in particular the staff of the research station on BCI and the whole BCI BatLab team for help and assistance, Sebastian  ...  Richness and abundance patterns of animals in tree plantations may be influenced by several factors such as plantation age, climate, type of biome, and the presence or absence of understory vegetation  ... 

Adapting conservation policy to the impacts of climate change : an integrated examination of ecological and social dimensions of change

Shannon Marie Hagerman
Recognition of the impacts of climate change has prompted re-assessment of existing conservation policy frameworks (here thought of as collections of means and objectives that reflect values, beliefs and  ...  the need for changes in conservation policy that include consideration of interventions such facilitating species distributions through disturbance, assisted migration, revised objectives, and triage-like  ...  with scientific accuracy form an important part of the work of the service.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0067247 fatcat:byp5wjkqvneidak6itjptocoea