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AFSRC Picture of the Week, March 31, 2008
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Differences in light levels in the patchwork mosaic of land uses in the Appalachian region challenge land managers to efficaciously manage their landscapes. AFSRC scientists are studying the interactions between landscape parameters, biophysical environment, and forage production. One goal is to produce a farm-scale GIS model that will delineate areas of farm landscapes suitable for meeting production goals based on spatially and temporally varying levels of light.

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