Monitoring Effects in Climate and Fire Regime on Net Ecosystem Production
Date: Wednesday, September 28 @ 11:00:00 MDT

by David Turner

A spatially-distributed model of net ecosystem production (NEP) was run over western Oregon for the period 2001-2003 at the 1 km spatial resolution and daily temporal resolution. Inputs included MODIS-based FPAR, Landsat-based land cover and disturbance history, and distributed meteorology. Resulting NEP showed sensitivity to 1) areas of recent disturbance, such as a large forest fire in 2002, 2) areas of intensive management for timber production, 3) topographically-driven climatic gradients, and 4) interannual variation in climate. Validation measurements included a network of field plots and a chronosequence study.

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