B51L:
Remote Sensing of Forests and Plantations in the Tropical and Subtropical Zones I


Session ID#: 9045

Session Description:
Forests and plantations in the tropical and sub-tropical zones play an important role in regional and global carbon cycle. In this session we highlight recent progress in our understanding of spatial-temporal dynamics of forests and plantations in the tropical and subtropical zones through remote sensing. We welcome contributions that use remote sensing (e.g., optical, synthetic aperture radar, LiDAR) to quantify (1) area and spatial distribution of forests and plantations, (2) carbon fluxes of forests and plantations, and (3) carbon stock (aboveground biomass) of forests and plantations. We also welcome contributions that combine both remote sensing data products and models to estimate carbon fluxes and stocks of forests and plantations.
Primary Conveners:  Xiangming Xiao, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
Conveners:  Jinwei Dong, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
Chairs:  Xiangming Xiao, Jinwei Dong and Yuanwei Qin, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Xiangming Xiao, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
Index Terms:

0428 Carbon cycling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0439 Ecosystems, structure and dynamics [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0480 Remote sensing [BIOGEOSCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Chengquan Huang1, Xin Tao2, Feng Aron Zhao3, Karen Schleeweis4, Pui Yu Ling3, Samuel N Goward1, Jeffrey G Masek5, Andrew Michaelis6 and NAF-C team, (1)University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (2)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States, (3)University of Maryland College Park, Geographical Sciences, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (5)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States
Jinwei Dong1, Xiangming Xiao1, Yuanwei Qin1, Bangqian Chen2, Weili Kou3, Deli Zhai4, Geli Zhang5, Yao Zhang1, Yuting Zhou1 and Jie Wang1, (1)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States, (2)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States, (4)Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China, (5)University of Oklahoma, Center for Spatial Analysis, Norman, OK, United States
Robert N Treuhaft1, Maxim Neumann1, Michael Maier Keller2, Fabio G Goncalves3 and João Roberto Santos4, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)US Forest Service San Juan, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, San Juan, PR, United States, (3)Agrosatélite Geotecnologia Aplicada, Florianopolis, Brazil, (4)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Chris Balzotti1,2, Gregory Paul Asner1,2, Philip Taylor3, Rebecca J Cole4, Brooke B Osborne5, Cory C. Cleveland6, Stephen Porder7 and Alan R Townsend3, (1)Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, (5)Brown University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Providence, RI, United States, (6)University of Montana, Missoula, MT, United States, (7)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Loïc Dutrieux, Catarina C Jakovac, Latifah H Siti and Lammert Kooistra, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Alison Nicole Thieme1, Sean McCartney1, John Rogan1, Florencia Sangermano1 and David Wilkie2, (1)Clark University, Worcester, MA, United States, (2)Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY, United States
Liangyun Liu, RADI Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Yanhong Wu, CEODE Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth, BEIJING, China

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