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Research Project: Enhancing Environmental Quality and Ecosystem Services in Southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain Agricultural Watersheds

Location: Southeast Watershed Research

Title: Patterns of landscape dynamics and land use systems in the Southeastern Coastal Plain, USA

Author
item Coffin, Alisa

Submitted to: University of Georgia Research Report
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/28/2016
Publication Date: 1/28/2016
Citation: Coffin, A.W. 2016. Patterns of landscape dynamics and land use systems in the Southeastern Coastal Plain, USA. [ABSTRACT] University of Georgia Research Report.

Interpretive Summary: A variety of topics focused on research accomplished in the southeastern US were presented at this talk given on January 28, 2016, at the Brown Bag colloquium hosted by the University of Georgia Department of Geography. Topics covered included: a study analyzing road network and landscape change in Florida from 1975 to 2005; using SolVES, a GIS tool for social ecosystem service analysis, to map social values of ecosystem services in Sarasota Bay, Florida; recently published research on the potential for production of perennial biofuel feedstocks in conservation buffers on the coastal plain of Georgia; and, ongoing research to characterize insect, spider and nematode populations within biofeedstock production areas to improve ecosystem services and sustainability.

Technical Abstract: A variety of topics focused on research accomplished in the southeastern US were presented at this talk given on January 28, 2016, at the Brown Bag colloquium hosted by the University of Georgia Department of Geography. Topics covered included: a study analyzing road network and landscape change in Florida from 1975 to 2005; using SolVES, a GIS tool for social ecosystem service analysis, to map social values of ecosystem services in Sarasota Bay, Florida; recently published research on the potential for production of perennial biofuel feedstocks in conservation buffers on the coastal plain of Georgia; and, ongoing research to characterize insect, spider and nematode populations within biofeedstock production areas to improve ecosystem services and sustainability.