Estimating increased fuel loading within the Cross Timbers forest matrix of Oklahoma, USA due to an encroaching conifer, Juniperus virginiana, using leaf-off satellite imagery

Estimating increased fuel loading within the Cross Timbers forest matrix of Oklahoma, USA due to... •Juniperus virginiana is encroaching into the forests of the oak-dominated Cross Timbers.•High-Resolution 3-band imagery was used to detect J. virginiana at a fine scale.•This imagery can quantify J. virginiana presence, abundance and fuel load.•J. virginiana encroachment has increased fuel load by 6.3 Mg ha−1 on average.•Land managers can use this to prioritize management activity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forest Ecology and Management Elsevier

Estimating increased fuel loading within the Cross Timbers forest matrix of Oklahoma, USA due to an encroaching conifer, Juniperus virginiana, using leaf-off satellite imagery

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
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0378-1127
eISSN
1872-7042
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.003
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Abstract

•Juniperus virginiana is encroaching into the forests of the oak-dominated Cross Timbers.•High-Resolution 3-band imagery was used to detect J. virginiana at a fine scale.•This imagery can quantify J. virginiana presence, abundance and fuel load.•J. virginiana encroachment has increased fuel load by 6.3 Mg ha−1 on average.•Land managers can use this to prioritize management activity.

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Forest Ecology and ManagementElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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