Landscape Toolbox Publications & Software Tools
One of the core principles of the Landscape toolbox is that it should be built upon a foundation of peer-reviewed science.
Below are some of the publications and software tools related to the Landscape Toolbox project.
Rangelands Special Issue - Creating Knowledge for Rangeland Management
- Karl, J.W. 2011. Turning information into Knowledge for Rangeland Management. Rangelands 33:3-5.
- Riginos, C., J.E. Herrick, S.R. Sundaresan, C. Farley, and J. Belnap. 2011. A Simple Graphical Approach to Quantitative Monitoring of Rangelands. Rangelands 33:6-13.
- Toevs, G.R., J.W. Karl, J.J. Taylor, C.S. Spurrier, M.S. Karl, M.R. Bobo, and J.E. Herrick. 2011. Consistent Indicators and Methods and a Scalable Sample Design to Meet Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Information Needs Across Scales. Rangelands 33:14-20.
- Courtright, E.M. and J.W. Van Zee. 2011. The Database for Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment (DIMA). Rangelands 33:21-26.
- Booth, D.T. and S.E. Cox. 2011. Art to Science: Tools for Greater Objectivity in Resource Monitoring. Rangelands 33:27-34.
- Schrader, T.S. and M.C. Duniway. 2011. Image Interpreter Tool: An ArcGIS Tool for Estimating Vegetation Cover from High-Resolution Imagery. Rangelands 33:35-40.
- Goodrich, D.C., D.P. Guertin, I.S. Burns, M.A. Nearing, J.J. Stone, H. Wei, P. Heilman, M. Hernandez, K. Spaeth, F. Pierson, G.B. Paige, S.N. Miller, W.G. Kepner, G. Ruyle, M.P. McClaran, M. Weltz, and L. Jolley. 2011. AGWA: The Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment Tool to Inform Rangeland Management. Rangelands 33:41-47.
- Karl, J.W., K. Colson, and H. Swartz. 2011. Rangeland Assessment and Monitoring Methods Guide. Rangelands 33:48-54.
- Hutchinson, B., J. Pfander, J. Tanaka, and J. Clark. 2011. Rangelands West/Global Rangelands, eXtension Rangelands, and the Range Science Information System: A Suite of New Web Resources. Rangelands 33:55-63.
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Rangelands Special Issue - Ecological Sites
- Bestelmeyer, B.T. and J.R. Brown. 2010. An Introduction to the Special Issue on Ecological Sites. Rangelands 32:3-4.
- Brown, J.R. 2010. Ecological Sites: Their History, Status, and Future. Rangelands 32:5-8.
- Duniway, M.C., B.T. Bestelmeyer, and A. Tugel. 2010. Soil Processess and Properties That Distinguish Ecological Sites and States. Rangelands 32:9-15.
- Moseley, K., P.L. Shaver, H. Sanchez, and B.T. Bestelmeyer. 2010. Ecological Site Development: A Gentle Introduction. Rangelands 32:16-22.
- Bestelmeyer, B.T., K. Moseley, P.L. Shaver, H. Sanchez, D.D. Briske, and M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez. 2010. Practical Guidance for Developing State-and-Transition Models. Rangelands 32:23-30.
- Knapp, C.N., M.E. Fernandez-Gimenez, and E. Kachergis. 2010. The Role of Local Knowledge in State-and-Transition Model Development. Rangelands 32:31-36.
- Townsend, L. 2010. Ecological Site Descriptions: Development Considerations for Woodlands and Forests. Rangelands 32:37-42.
- Stringham, T.K. and J.P. Repp. 2010. Ecological Site Descriptions: Considerations for Riparian Systems. Rangelands 32:43-48.
- Gilgert, W. and S. Zack. 2010. Integrating Multiple Ecosystem Services Into Ecological Site Descriptions. Rangelands 32:49-54.
- Talbot, C.J., S.B. Campbell, M. Hansen, and A.B. Price. 2010. Information Technologies and Ecological Site Descriptions. Rangelands 32:55-59.
- Karl, J.W. and J.E. Herrick. 2010. Monitoring and Assessment Based on Ecological Sites. Rangelands 32:60-64.
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- Karl, J.W., J. Opsomer, S. Nusser, M.C. Duniway, and R.S. Unnasch. (in review). Using VHR imagery for rangeland monitoring and assessment: some statistical considerations. Rangeland Ecology and Management.
- Karl, J.W. and J.E. Herrick.(in review). Rangeland management decisions based on best available knowledge and information: a roadmap. Rangeland Ecology and Management
- Herrick, J.E., J.R. Brown, B.T. Beselmeyer, S.S. Andrews, J. Davies, M. Duniway, K.M. Havstad, J. Karl, D. Karlen, D.P.C. Peters, J.N. Quinton, C. Riginos, P.L. Shaver, D. Steinaker, and S. Twomlow. (in review). Revolutionary land use change in the 21 century: is rangeland science relevant? Rangeland Ecology and Management.
- Karl, J.W., M.C. Duniway, and T.S. Schader (in press). A technique for estimating canopy-gap size distributions from very-high-resolution digital imagery. Rangeland Ecology and Management.
- Mackinnon, W.C., J.W. Karl, G.R. Toevs, J.J. Taylor, M.S. Karl, C.S. Spurrier, and J.E. Herrick. 2011. BLM core terrestrial indicators and methods. Tech Note 440, US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, National Operations Center, Denver, CO.
- Duniway, M.C., J.W. Karl, S.T. Schrader, N. Baquera, and J.E. Herrick. 2011. Rangeland and pasture monitoring:an approach to interpretation of high-resolution imagery focused on observer calibration for repeatability. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.1778:doi:10.1007/s10661-011-2224-2.
- Karl, J.W. 2010. Spatial Predictions of Cover Attributes of Rangeland Ecosystems using Regression Kriging and Remote Sensing. Rangeland Ecology and Management 63: 335-349.
- Karl, J.W. and B.A. Maurer. 2010. Spatial dependency of predictions from image segmentation: a variogram-based method to determine appropriate scales for producing land-management information. Ecological Informatics 5: 194-202.
- Karl, J.W. and B.A. Maurer. 2010. Multivariate correlations between imagery and field measurements across scales: comparing pixel aggregation and image segmentation. Landscape Ecology 24: 591-605.
- Karl, J.W. and B.A. Maurer (in prep) Effects of object-based and pixel-based upscaling of remotely-sensed imagery: does upscaling always decrease global variance? Landscape Ecology.
- Briedt, J., S. Nusser, J.W. Karl, J. Opsomer, T. Salaun, and J.E. Herrick (in prep). Statistically-valid environmental monitoring that takes advantage of legacy monitoring designs: a survey of options. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
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- Herrick, J.E., B.T. Bestelmeyer, J.R. Brown, and J.W. Karl. 2010. Land health and ecological sites: application to land use planning and management. in Memorias de I Congeso Internacional de Pastizales Chiapas, Chiapas, Mexico.
- Karl, J.W., J.E. Herrick, M. Eaton, and C. Mackinnon. 2010. Uses and benefits of consistent indicators and scalable sample design for NLCS local-to-national data needs. in Decade of Discovery in the National Landscape Conservation System. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station. Albuquerque, NM.
- Karl, J.W., A.S. Laliberte, and A. Rango. 2010. Spatial dependence of predictions from image segmentation: a method to determine appropriate scales for producing land-management information. in GEOBIA 2010, Ghent, Belgium.
- Karl, J.W. and D.C. Peters. 2010. The devil is in the details: overcoming the challenge of implementing consistent ecosystem indicators for cross-scale ecosystem understanding. 7th International Conference on Ecological Informatics (ISE17). December 13-16, 2010. Ghent, Belgium.
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