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dc.contributorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.contributorMude, Andrewen_US
dc.contributorLiao, Chuanen_US
dc.contributorClifton, Kathrynen_US
dc.contributorClark, Patrick E.en_US
dc.creatorWashington-Allen, Robert A.en_US
dc.identifier.citationRobert A. Washington-Allen, Mounir Louhaichi, Andrew Mude, Chuan Liao, Kathryn Clifton, Patrick E. Clark. (2/12/2015). The Impact of Land Use Change on the 3-D Structure of Shrubland and Savanna Dryland Ecosystems. Cancún, Mexico: Bernard Hubert (Curator).en_US
dc.description.abstractA terrestrial LiDAR scanner was used to compare the vegetation of two nearby sites with different management regimes. Drylands cover 41% of the terrestrial land surface and provide $1 trillion in ecosystem goods and services to 36% of the global population. However the degree of Dryland degradation is largely unknown, particularly the impacts to carbon stocks such as livestock forage from droughts and land use practices. Subsistence pastoral societies are particularly vulnerable due to interactions between livestock and carbon stocks where drought induced reduction of carbon stocks may result in widespread livestock mortality, then famine, and thus human mortality. Newly implemented livestock insurance programs in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia may provide avenues for stock replenishment and thus renewal of livelihoods in global Drylands. However, robust indicators of livestock mortality due to drought-induced forage loss are required. Terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) or ground light detection-and-ranging (LIDAR) is a remote sensing technology that has been successfully used in Dryland ecosystems to assess changes in the three-dimensional (3D) structure of soil and vegetation, including soil sediment loads and vegetation biomass (Olsoy et al., 2014a, b), that are diagnostic of impacts from grazing, drought, fire (Delgado et al. 2012), and wind and water erosion (Li et al. 2010). Consequently, local scale TLS linked to regional scale satellite imagery may provide an indicator of critical forage loss due to drought.en_US
dc.publisherThe United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)en_US
dc.source3rd Scientific UNCCD Conference;en_US
dc.titleThe Impact of Land Use Change on the 3-D Structure of Shrubland and Savanna Dryland Ecosystemsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.creator.idMude, Andrew: 0000-0003-4903-6613en_US
cg.subject.agrovocremote sensingen_US
cg.subject.agrovocagricultural technologyen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.centerCornell University - CORNELLen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Tennesseeen_US
cg.contributor.centerUnited States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service - USDA-ARSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteUniversity of Tennesseeen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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