Relationship between crown dieback and drought in the southeastern United States

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  • Authors: Crosby, Michael K.; Fan, Zhaofei; Spetich, Martin A.; Leininger, Theodor D.; Fan, Xingang.
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
  • Source: In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 316-318.

Abstract

Forest Health and Monitoring (FHM) and Palmer's Drought Severity Index (PDSI) data were obtained for 11 states in the southeastern United States to assess the relationship between drought and crown dieback. Correlation analyses were performed at the species group and ecoregion levels within the study area. The results indicate a negative correlation between drought and crown dieback within 3 to 5 years of the onset of drought conditions.

  • Citation: Crosby, Michael K.; Fan, Zhaofei; Spetich, Martin A.; Leininger, Theodor D.; Fan, Xingang. 2012. Relationship between crown dieback and drought in the southeastern United States. In: Morin, Randall S.; Liknes, Greg C., comps. Moving from status to trends: Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) symposium 2012; 2012 December 4-6; Baltimore, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-105. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. [CD-ROM]: 316-318.
  • Keywords: statistics, estimation, sampling, modeling, remote sensing, forest health, data integrity, environmental monitoring, cover estimation, international forest monitoring
  • Posted Date: February 6, 2013
  • Modified Date: February 6, 2013
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