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When forest animals need to leave their home territories, because of climate change impacts like drought, flooding, or heat or because humans are moving in, where do they go? They need a habitat corridor or pathway – with tree cover, food, and water – to protect them on their journey to a nearby suitable habitat.
- Implications of a priori parameters on calibration in conditions of varying terrain characteristics: Case study of the SAC-SMA model in eastern United States
Chouaib, Wafa; Alila, Younes; Caldwell, Peter V.
- Enhancing the precision of broad-scale forestland removals estimates with small area estimation techniques
Coulston, John W; Green, P Corey; Radtke, Philip J; Prisley, Stephen P; Brooks, Evan B; Thomas, Valerie A; Wynne, Randolph H; Burkhart, Harold E.
- Estimation of Forest Disturbance from Retrospective Observations in a Broad-Scale Inventory
Coulston, John W.; Edgar, Christopher B.; Westfall, James A.; Taylor, Marcus E.
- Watershed‐scale vegetation, water quantity, and water quality responses to wildfire in the southern Appalachian mountain region, United States
Caldwell, Peter V.; Elliott, Katherine J.; Liu, Ning; Vose, James M.; Zietlow, David R.; Knoepp, Jennifer D.
- Using a hybrid demand-allocation algorithm to enable distributional analysis of land use change patterns
Brooks, Evan B.; Coulston, John W.; Riitters, Kurt H.; Wear, David N.