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Title: An integrated approach to mapping forest conditions in the Southern Appalachians (North Carolina)
Author: Xi, Weimin; Wang, Lei; Birt, Andrew G; Tchakerian, Maria D.; Coulson, Robert N.; Klepzig, Kier D.;
Source: Ecological Restoration, Vol. 26(4): 290-302
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Accurate and continuous forest cover information is essential for forest management and restoration (SAMAB 1996, Xi et al. 2007). Ground-truthed, spatially explicit forest data, however, are often limited to federally managed land or large-scale commercial forestry operations where forest inventories are regularly collected. Moreover, such areas are often fragmented by parcels of privately owned forest for which reliable data are unavailable. As a result, analyses and models that rely on these data face a trade-off between using large, ecologically meaningful spatial scales with missing data, or choosing less relevant spatial scales dictated by the availability and completeness of data.
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Xi, Weimin; Wang, Lei; Birt, Andrew G; Tchakerian, Maria D.; Coulson, Robert N.; Klepzig, Kier D. 2009. An integrated approach to mapping forest conditions in the Southern Appalachians (North Carolina). Ecological Restoration, Vol. 26(4): 290-302
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