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Categories: Project; Types: Report; Tags: Climate change, Insect defoliation, risk assessment, tribal resources
Remote monitoring of tamarisk defoliation and evapotranspiration following saltcedar leaf beetle attack
Tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) has invaded riparian ecosystems throughout the Western United States, including significant portions of riparian ecosystems within U.S. National Parks and Monuments. Recently, the saltcedar leaf beetle (Diorhabda elongata) was released as a tamarisk biocontrol agent. Although initial releases have been monitored, no comprehensive program is currently in place to monitor the rapid spread of Diorhabda that has resulted from numerous subsequent releases by county and state agencies. Long term monitoring of tamarisk defoliation and its impacts on habitat and water resources is needed. This study examines the potential for using higher spatial resolution Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and...
Categories: Publication; Types: Citation, Journal Citation; Tags: ASTER, Change detection, Colorado Plateau, Evapotransipration, Insect defoliation,