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NASA and Russian Scientists Observe Land-Cover and Land-Use Change and Carbon in Russian Forests

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In 1997, several project teams of the NASA Land-Cover Land-Use Change Program began working with Russian organizations to try to quantify and understand the past, present, and future land-cover and land-use trends in Russian boreal forests. Selected results of completed and ongoing research projects are discussed in four categories: forest dynamics, fire and fire behavior, carbon budgets, and new remote sensing analysis methods. This research has helped pave the way for collaborations with international organizations and other networks, and collaborations at several scales are now making it possible for Russian and US scientists to work together to further our knowledge on the influence of land-cover and land-use change throughout the world.

Keywords: Russia; environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; international forestry; natural resource management; natural resources; remote sensing

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Assistant Research Scientist School of Natural Resources and Environment, and faculty research associate, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan, 430 East University, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-1115, 2: National Program Leader Fire Ecology Research, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC, 3: Senior Scientist Woods Hole Research Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 4: Associate Professor Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, 5: Professor Sukachev Institute of Forest, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 6: Assistant Professor Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 7: Research Scientist Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 8: Corcoran Distinguished Professor Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 9: Head Remote Sensing Facility, Sukachev Forest Research Institute, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 10: Chief Engineer Northwestern State Forest Inventory Enterprise, St. Petersburg, Russia,

Publication date: June 1, 2003

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