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Goetz-03 Project Profile
  (updated 07-Dec-2016)
Project Title:Mapping and modeling attributes of an arctic-boreal biome shift: Resource management implications within the ABoVE domain
Project Lead: Scott Goetz, Northern Arizona University
Project Funding: 2015 - 2019
NASA (agency representative: Eric Kasischke)
Project Type:NASA -- joined ABoVE in 2015
Solicitation:NASA: Terrestrial Ecology (2014)
Abstract: We will investigate the role of vegetation dynamics across the ABoVE study domain, building upon our extensive prior work documenting changes in arctic and boreal vegetation productivity over the past three decades using moderate and coarse resolution satellite data and related field measurements. We will expand past activities with the most recent ... [more]
ABoVE Science Questions
  • Disturbance Regimes
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Carbon Pools
ABoVE Science Objectives: Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Vegetation, hydrology, disturbance interactions
  • Vegetation Greening and Browning
  • Controls on Carbon Biogeochemistry
ABoVE Science Objectives: Ecosystem Services
  • Climate Regulation
  • Ecosystem Services Interactions
ABoVE Disciplinary Theme
  • Vegetation Dynamics and Distribution
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Proposed Fieldwork Schedule:2016-SU
2017-SU
2018-SU
Measurements:
  • Disturbance
    • Anthropogenic disturbance
    • Coarse woody debris using standardized methodology (id pre-fire standing and downed woody debris)
    • Density and diversity of seeding understory species
    • Density and diversity of tree seedlings
    • Drainage class
    • Index of soil moisture
    • Insect outbreak extent and severity
    • Shrub combustion estimates (based on allometric classes)
    • Slope, aspect
    • Soil organic layer profile description
    • Soil texture
    • Tree inventory (DBH, density, species, live or dead)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Site Visit
  • Vegetation
    • Aboveground biomass
    • Canopy height & structure
    • Chronology of dieback
    • Climate-growth relationships
    • Dendrochronologies
    • Growth chronology of dead trees
    • Growth chronology of live trees
    • Soil Organic Layer Thickness
    • Stand age
    • Stand level growth chronologies
    • Standing dead
    • Tree density
    • Tree health
    • Tree ring 13C chronology of dead trees
    • Tree ring 13C chronology of live trees
    • Vegetation cover
    • Vegetation type
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Research
Contributions:
Status: In-Progress Date When Available:
Product Title:  Arctic vegetation maps including proportional (0-100%) shrub and lichen cover maps of North Slope for 2000 and 2010
Description:  to be provided
Expected Users:  researchers and managers
Metadata URL(s):
Data Server URL(s):
tbd
Archived Data Citation:  

Status: In-Progress Date When Available:
Product Title:  Boreal vegetation statistical probability maps of tree mortality
Description:  TBD
Expected Users:  researchers and forest managers
Metadata URL(s):
Data Server URL(s):
tbd
Archived Data Citation:  

Status: In-Progress Date When Available:
Product Title:  Boreal modeling of distribution of boreal tree species / range suitability probability maps
Description:  to be provided
Expected Users:  researchers and managers
Metadata URL(s):
Data Server URL(s):
tbd
Archived Data Citation:  
 
Publications: None provided.

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