Present the LCLUC program objectives and its role within the NASA MTPE program.
Present the proposed LCLUC research projects*, identify potential synergies, and foster collaboration between LCLUC projects.
Examine the potential role and relationships to ongoing LUCC activities within NASA, other US agencies, and internationally.
The meeting consisted of presentations on selected research projects, presentations, from LCLUC-related, NASA funded research projects, and programmatic presentations on LCLUC related programs.
*The newly selected LCLUC investigators were asked to prepare a short presentation outlining the goals and planned deliverables of their research, the methods to be adopted, a work schedule, a data management plan, and the principle points of contact for each aspect of the study. The presentations should identify changes to the proposals made in response to reviewers recommendations.
Below follow the LCLUC-related presentations from the first round of funded investigators:
A. Janetos, The objectives of the meeting and the LCLUC program.
C. Justice, The NASA global change data collection: Data ordering to meet LCLUC high resolution needs
D. Skole, The IGBP/IHDP land use and cover change program
J. Mustard, The dynamics of a semi-arid region in response to climate and water-use policy
C. Wessman, Quantifying grassland-to-woodland transitions and the implications for carbon and nitrogen dynamics in the southwest United States
J. Briggs, Land-cover change in the Great Plains: Predicting impacts of regional forest expansion on biogeochemical processes (P.I. Johnson)
A. Goetz, Assessing future stability of US high plains land cover: integration of process modeling with Landsat, in situ modern, and paleoclimate data (P.I. Overpeck)
D. Brown, Hierarchical investigation of socioeconomic drivers of decadal scale land cover changes in the upper midwest
A. Hansen, Causes and consequences of land cover in a greater ecosystem: trend assessment, monitoring, and outreach
R. Kaufmann, Modeling and forecasting effects of land use change in China based on socioeconomic drivers
D. Skole, Case studies and diagnostic models of the interannual dynamics of deforestation in Southeast Asia
R. RIndfuss, Soils, water, people, and pixels: a study of Nang Rong
P. Matson, Land-use and land-cover change in Sonora, Mexico: trajectories of agricultural intensification and consequences for non-agricultural ecosystems
B. Turner, Land-cover and land-use change in the southern Yucatan peninsula region
S. Sader, Timeseries forest change, land-cover/use conversion and socioeconomic driving forces in the Northern Peten District, Guatemala