Monitoring Aspen Phenology along an Elevation Gradient using MODIS data
Aspen (Populus tremuloides) are keystone species in many North American ecosystems and are the most extensively distributed species in this landscape. They thrive in a variety of environments, support biodiversity and provide many ecosystem amenities. Despite their resilience and wide distribution, a decline in aspen communities has been observed starting in western Canada and continuing down to the central and southern Rocky Mountains. Monitoring the phenology of aspens can provide insights about factors influencing their decline. Phenology refers to the measurement of the timing of biological ...
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