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Assessing the success of postfire reseeding in semiarid rangelands using terra MODIS

Author(s): Fang Chen, Keith T. Weber, John L. Schnase
Year Published: 2012
Description:

Successful post-fire reseeding efforts may aid rangeland ecosystem recovery by rapidly establishing a desired plant community and thereby reducing the likelihood of infestation by invasive plants. While the success of post-fire remediation is critical, few efforts have been made to leverage existing geospatial technologies to develop methodologies to assess reseeding success following a fire. In this study, Terra Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite data were used to improve the capacity to assess post-fire reseeding rehabilitation efforts, with particular emphasis on the semiarid rangelands of Idaho.

Citation: Chen, Fang; Weber, Keith T.; Schnase, John L. 2012. Assessing the success of postfire reseeding in semiarid rangelands using terra MODIS. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 65(5): 468-474.
Topic(s): Post-fire Management, Post-fire Rehabilitation, Seeding
Ecosystem(s): Sagebrush steppe
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 11489
FRAMES RCS number: 13188
Record updated: May 14, 2018