Accession Number PB2013-108555
Title Mapping Young Forest in Wisconsin.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author C. Huang C. Perry D. Gormanson K. Stueve M. Nelson
Abstract Population declines of early successional forest-associated wildlife species have been linked to declines in habitat abundance. Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data can be used to estimate composition and change in young forest, but such information typically lacks spatial specifi city for determining landscape patterns that also aff ect habitat suitability. We developed a satellite remote sensing approach for making spatially explicit maps of young forest, using Landsat time series stacks and a vegetation change tracker (VCT) algorithm to identify forest disturbances occurring since 1985, and corresponding estimates of stand age based on year of disturbance.
Keywords Disturbances
Ecosystems
Forests
Habitat
Landsat time series stacks
Mapping
Population decline
Species
Vegetation
Vegetation Change Tracker(VCT)
Wildlife
Wisconsin


 
Source Agency Forest Service Northeastern Forest Experiment Station
NTIS Subject Category 48D - Forestry
57H - Ecology
48B - Natural Resource Management
48I - Cartography
Corporate Author Northeastern Research Station, Newtown Square, PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Forest Service research note.
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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