Developing an integrated knowledge landscape map using a trans-disciplinary approach

TitleDeveloping an integrated knowledge landscape map using a trans-disciplinary approach
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPeters DC, Bestelmeyer BT, Okin G, Sala O, Vivoni E, Archer S, Brungard C, Herrick JE, Hanan N
Conference NameLTER All Scientists Meeting
Date Published10/2018
Conference LocationPacific Grove, California
ARIS Log Number357547
Abstract

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.