Continuing what’s been a great year so far, I just had another paper published in a scientific journal. This one is “Land-Use Change in the Atlantic Coaswtal Pine Barrens Ecoregion”, and it was just published in the journal “Geographic Review“.
This one is is an interesting one for me, because the co-author is my wife! I worked on a project looking at satellite imagery and land-use change in the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens ecoregion. It’s an area that covers much of New Jersey, as well as Long Island, Cape Cod, and other immediate areas. My wife just happened to look at the New Jersey portion of the area for work she did in grad school.
Hence the teaming up and writing a paper for the area! Click here if you’d like to take a look.
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Tagged article, Atlantic, change, Coastal, cover, ecoregion, imagery, journal, land, Landsat, Long Island, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, New Jersey, paper, Pine Barrens, publication, remote sensing, satellite, scientific, Terry Sohl, use
It’s ALWAYS a good day to be a scientist when one of your papers is published in a journal. Today I had a paper published in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment. The paper describes land-cover modeling that was done in the Great Plains of the United States. We used our own, home-grown modeling framework, “FORE-SCE” (Forecasting Scenarios of Land-use Change), and projected land-cover change from 2006 out through the year 2100, for 4 different scenarios.
We’re doing the same kind of land-cover modeling for all of the U.S., with a goal of finishing by the end of the year. The land-cover scenarios we’re producing are being used to look at the impacts of land-cover change on carbon fluxes and other greenhouse gases. We really have a great team working on this.
Click here to take a look at the paper! Drop what you’re doing! Put down that book! Turn off the TV! Shut down the computer! Ignore the family! This is a paper that’s SURE to keep you riveted to your seat!
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Tagged AGEE, Agriculture, and Environment, cover, Ecosystems, Great Plains, land, land cover land use, model, modeling, paper, scenario, Terry Sohl, United States, use
It’s always a great day at work when a manuscript gets accepted for publication! We’re doing work on modeling scenarios of future land-use change, and looking at the impacts on carbon sequestration. I wrote a paper on our first modeling results, and after nearly a year of working on it and going through the peer-review process, it’s finally been accepted for journal publication.
I was having a pretty cruddy day up to this point, but seeing the acceptance email this evening certainly brightened the day up for me!