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ALMANAC - CEAP Current Projects
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CEAP (Conservation Effects Assessment Program)

CEAP has been quantifying conservation efforts for years. For more information check out the website and our paper 

field Wetland CEAP

We have recently published a paper showing our collected data from field sites in freshwater depressions in Maryland, Playas in the Texas panhandle, and Prairie Potholes in North Dakota. We are in the process of modeling the wetland plants and functional groups to be used for large scale simulations. (Picture:wetland in Maryland)

Rangeland in Arizona Rangeland CEAP

We are working in native ecosystems across  the Western United States to gather field  data to inform ALMANAC. The first paper presents plant parameters for modeling western rangeland plant functional groups based on years of field data from California, Utah, Montana, Colorado, and New Mexico.  The second publication discusses ALMANAC simulations and plant parameters from field data gathered in Montana on native range grasses. The paper listed below on factors affecting creosote bush growth from West Texas is informing another publication in review on landscape simulations. The final publication listed below shows our successful model augmentation that captures tall fescue bimodal growth. (Picture: rangeland in Montana)



New CEAP publications
Plant Parameters for Plant Functional Groups of Western Rangelands to Enable Process-based Simulation Modeling Publication

Short Duration, Perennial Grasses in Low Rainfall Sites in Montana: Deriving Growth Parameters and Simulating with a Process-Based Model Publication

Model parameters for representative wetland plant functional groups Publication

Creosote Bush, an Arid Zone Survivor in Southwestern U.S.: 1. Identification of Morphological and Environmental Factors that Affect Its Growth and Development Publication

Simulating bimodal tall fescue growth with a degree-day-based process-oriented plant model  Publication