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ALMANAC - 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 collected data from field sites in freshwater depressions in Maryland, Playas in the Texas panhandle, Prairie Potholes in North Dakota, and a managed wetland in California’s Central Valley. We have modeled the wetland plants and functional groups to be used for large scale simulations. (Picture: wetland in Maryland)

Rangeland in Arizona Rangeland CEAP

We have worked in native ecosystems across the Western United States to gather field data to inform ALMANAC. Our publications present plant parameters for modeling western rangeland plant functional groups, ALMANAC simulations of native range grasses, factors affecting creosote bush growth in West Texas including landscape simulations, and a 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

Simulating the Productivity of Desert Woody Shrubs in Southwestern Texas  Publication

Development, growth, and biomass simulations of two common wetland tree species in Texas  Publication

Improving the ability to include freshwater wetland plants in process-based models  Publication

APEX simulation: Water quality of Sacramento Valley wetlands impacted by waterfowl droppings  Publication

Advances in Application of a Process-Based Crop Model to Wetland Plants and Ecosystems  Publication

Effects of two categorically differing emergent wetland plants on evapotranspiration  Publication