|Title||Developing an integrated knowledge landscape map using a trans-disciplinary approach|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Peters DC, Bestelmeyer B, Okin G, Sala O, Vivoni E, Archer S, Brungard C, Herrick JE, Hanan N|
|Conference Name||LTER All Scientists Meeting|
|Conference Location||Pacific Grove, California|
|ARIS Log Number||357547|
Our goal is to develop an operational trans-disciplinary approach to complex landscapes that facilitates integration of large and diverse types of data and knowledge to: (1) reduce the high spatial heterogeneity in sampling across heterogeneous landscapes and fill data/knowledge gaps for underrepresented locations; (2) characterize the non-stationarity of environmental drivers and ascertain the extent to which knowledge of the past can, or cannot, inform the future; and (3) inform land managers and others in prioritizing locations. We illustrate the utility of our approach to extend process-based understanding of ANPP at intensively studied locations to dynamics of ANPP at other under-represented locations, and to predict spatial variability in ANPP across the landscape.