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Research Project: Management Technologies for Conservation of Western Rangelands

Location: Range Management Research

Title: Developing an integrated knowledge landscape map using a trans-disciplinary approach

Author
item Peters, Debra - Deb
item Bestelmeyer, Brandon
item Okin, Gregory - University Of California
item Sala, Osvaldo - Arizona State University
item Vivoni, Enrique - Arizona State University
item Archer, Steve - University Of Arizona
item Brungard, Colby - New Mexico State University
item Herrick, Jeffrey - Jeff
item Hanan, Niall - New Mexico State University

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2018
Publication Date: 10/1/2018
Citation: Peters, D.C., Bestelmeyer, B.T., Okin, G., Sala, O., Vivoni, E., Archer, S., Brungard, C., Herrick, J.E., Hanan, N. 2018. Developing an integrated knowledge landscape map using a trans-disciplinary approach [abstract]. LTER All Scientists Meeting, October 1-4, 2018, Pacific Grove, California.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Our goal is to develop an operational trans-disciplinary approach to complex landscapes that facilitates integration of large and diverse types of data and knowledge to: (1) reduce the high spatial heterogeneity in sampling across heterogeneous landscapes and fill data/knowledge gaps for underrepresented locations; (2) characterize the non-stationarity of environmental drivers and ascertain the extent to which knowledge of the past can, or cannot, inform the future; and (3) inform land managers and others in prioritizing locations. We illustrate the utility of our approach to extend process-based understanding of ANPP at intensively studied locations to dynamics of ANPP at other under-represented locations, and to predict spatial variability in ANPP across the landscape.