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Impact of Drought Stress on Oak Stomatal Size and Density at Thompson Farm, NH, Emily Chen

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Sustainability in the New England Ski Industry, Sydney E. Gendreau

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Controls on Carbon Gas Fluxes From a Temperate Forest Soil, Natalie A. White

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Controls on Carbon Gas Fluxes From a Temperate Forest Soil, Natalie A. White, Ruth K. Varner, and Clarice R. Perryman

Submissions from 2021

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Monitoring Fine-Scale Forest Health Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Multispectral Models, Benjamin T. Fraser and Russell G. Congalton

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Estimating Primary Forest Attributes and Rare Community Characteristics Using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): An Enrichment of Conventional Forest Inventories., Benjamin T. Fraser and Russell G. Congalton

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A Comparison of Multi-Temporal RGB and Multispectral UAS Imagery for Tree Species Classification in Heterogeneous New Hampshire Forests, Heather Grybas and Russell G. Congalton

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Individual Tree Crown Delineation from UAS Imagery based on Region Growing by Over-segments with a Competitive Mechanism., Jianyu Gu and Russell G. Congalton

The Crystal River Payment for Hydrological Services Role-Play Negotiation Workshop Survey Instruments, Andrés M. Urcuqui-Bustamante, Ian McGinnis, Theresa McCarty, Catherine M. Ashcraft, Shady S. Atallah, and Theresa Selfa

The Crystal River Payment for Hydrological Services Role-Play Negotiation Post-Workshop Interview Protocol, Andrés M. Urcuqui-Bustamante, Theresa Selfa, and Catherine M. Ashcraft

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Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Plastic Consumption and Recycling Behavior on College Campuses, McKenna Leigh Wells

Submissions from 2020

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The Agroecosystem Project at the Organic Dairy Research Farm, University of New Hampshire, John D. Aber, Matthew M. Smith, Allison M. Leach, William H. McDowell, Michelle Daley Shattuck, Nicole A. Williamson, Dena M. Hoffman, and J. Matthew Davis

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Eelgrass Health Survey and Results, Nicholas B. Anderson, Catherine M. Ashcraft, Dante D. Torio, and Frederick T. Short

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'How To' Guide for Synthesizing NERRs Marsh Monitoring Data, David M. Burdick

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Evaluating ecosystem service trade-offs along a land-use intensification gradient in central Veracruz, Mexico, Berry Z. Carter, Kelly W. Jones, Leon Rodrigo Gomez-Aguilar, Russell G. Congalton, Friso Holwerda, Randall Kolka, Nathaniel Looker, Sergio Miguel Lopez-Ramirez, Robert Manson, Alex Mayer, Lyssette Elena Muñoz-Villers, Perla Ortiz Colin, Humberto M. Romero-Uribe, Leonardo Saenz, Juan Jose Von Thaden, Mariana Quetzalli Vizcaíno Bravo, Guadalupe Williams-Linera, and Heidi Asbjornsen

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Influence of forest-to-silvopasture conversion and drought on components of evapotranspiration, Adam P. Coble, Alexandra R. Contosta, Richard G. Smith, Nathan W. Siegert, Matthew A. Vadeboncoeur, Katie A. Jennings, Anthony J. Stewart, and Heidi Asbjornsen

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Thematic Map Accuracy Assessment, Russell G. Congalton and Benjamin Fraser

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Using Geospatial Analysis to Map Forest Change in New Hampshire: 1996–Present, Heather Grybas, Russell G. Congalton, and Andrew F. Howard

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Analysis of the Impact of Positional Accuracy When Using a Single Pixel for Thematic Accuracy Assessment, Jianyu Gu and Russell G. Congalton

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A comparison of forest tree crown delineation from unmanned aerial imagery using canopy height models vs. spectral lightness., Jianyu Gu, Heather Grybas, and Russell G. Congalton

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Individual tree crown delineation from UAS imagery based on region growing and growth space considerations., Jianyu Gu, Heather Grybas, and Russell G. Congalton

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Using Agent-Based Models to Inform the Dynamics of Winter Tick Parasitism of Moose., Christine Healy, Peter J. Pekins, Shady Atallah, and Russell G. Congalton

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Framework for Implementing Socially Just Climate Adaptation (Post-Print), Jeffrey T. Malloy and Catherine M. Ashcraft

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Investigating Threats of Small Mammal Populations and Associated Predation in Captive Breeding Pens of New England Cottontail, Jenna N. O'del, Allison M. Stefanelli, Melissa L. Bauer, and Adrienne I. Kovach

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Green sea urchins need friends: Decision making and risk in Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis in competitive and non-competitive foraging environments, Jenna N. O'del, Sierra Rose M. Walsh, Nathaniel N. Spada, and Larry G. Harris

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Mapping croplands of Europe, Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia using Landsat, Random Forest, and Google Earth Engine, Aparna R. Phalke, Mutlu Özdoğan, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Tyler Erickson, Noel Gorelick, Kamini Yadav, and Russell G. Congalton

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New England Food Policy Council Survey Results, Cathryn A. Porter and Catherine M. Ashcraft

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New England food policy councils: An assessment of organizational structure, policy priorities and public participation, Cathryn A. Porter and Catherine M. Ashcraft

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New England Food Policy Council Survey Instrument, Cathryn A. Porter and Catherine M. Ashcraft

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Evaluating the environmental effectiveness of payments for hydrological services in Veracruz, Mexico: A landscape approach, Juan Von Thaden, Robert H. Manson, Russell G. Congalton, Fabiola López-Barrera, and Kelly W. Jones

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Assessing Salt Marsh Resilience at Moody Point, Great Bay Estuary, NH, Natalie A. White and Gregg E. Moore

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Extending crop type reference data using phenology-based approach., Kamini Yadav and Russell G. Congalton

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Nature-Based Municipal Flood Resilience and Conservation Priorities in New Hampshire’s Coastal Watershed, Michal Zahorik and Catherine M. Ashcraft

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Nature-Based Municipal Flood Resilience: Land Conservation Strategies in New Hampshire’s Coastal Watershed, Michal Zahorik and Catherine M. Ashcraft

Submissions from 2019

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Assessing the Accuracy of Remotely Sensed Data: Principles and Practices, Russell G. Congalton and Kass Green

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Comparing Amino Acid Sample Recovery for Heated vs. Non-heated N2 Reduction (An Amino Acid Method), Diane DeVries, Scott Greenwood, and Stuart Grandy

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Introduction to the Pearl River Negotiation Simulation: Negotiating the Future of Dams, Natallia Leuchanka Diessner, Cuihong Song, Catherine Ashcraft, and Weiwei Mo

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Evaluating the effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for collecting thematic map accuracy assessment reference data in New England Forests., Benjamin T. Fraser and Russell G. Congalton

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The positional effect in soft classification accuracy assessment., Jianyu Gu and Russell G. Congalton

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Connecting Composting and Greenhouses: An Energy Capture and Usage Model, Dena M. Hoffman

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Soil Seed Bank Response Following Forest Conversion to Silvopasture and Open Pasture, Jenna N. O'del, Richard G. Smith Ph.D., and Nicholas D. Warren

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Mapping cropland extent of Southeast and Northeast Asia using multi-year time-series Landsat 30-m data using Random Forest classifier on Google Earth Engine., Adam J. Oliphant, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Jun Xiong, Murali Krishna Gumma, Russell G. Congalton, and Kamini Yadav

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Lessons learned about collaborating across coupled natural-human systems research on Mexico’s Payments for Hydrological Services Program, Erin C. Pischke, Z. Carter Berry, Randall K. Kolka, Jacob Salcone, Diana Cordoba, Xoco Shinbrot, Sergio Miguel Lopez Ramirez, Kelly W. Jones, Russell G. Congalton, Robert H. Manson, Juan Jose Von Thaden Ugalde, Theresa Selfa, Sophie Avila, and Heidi Asbjornsen

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The impact of landscape characteristics on the performance of upscaled maps., Peijun Sun and Russell G. Congalton

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A regional evaluation of the effectiveness of Mexico’s payments for hydrological services., Juan Von Thaden, Robert H. Manson, Russell G. Congalton, Fabiola López-Barrera, and Jacob Salcone

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Evaluating sampling designs for assessing the accuracy of cropland extent maps in different cropland proportion regions., Kamini Yadav and Russell G. Congalton

Submissions from 2018

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Wetlands Evaluation for Philbrick's Pond Marsh Drainage Evaluation North Hampton, NH, David M. Burdick, Chris Peter, and Gregg Moore

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Review of S. Goward, D. Williams, T. Arvidson, L. Rocchio, J. Irons, C. Russell, and S. Johnston, Landsat’s Enduring Legacy: Pioneering Global Land Observations from Space. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, MD, Russell G. Congalton

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Issues in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Data Collection of Complex Forest Environments, Benjamin T. Fraser and Russell G. Congalton

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Land cover change image analysis for Assateague Island National Seashore following Hurricane Sandy, Heather Grybas and Russell G. Congalton

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Characterizing non-industrial private forest landowners' forest management engagement and advice sources., Joel Hartter, Russell G. Congalton, Lawrence C. Hamilton, and Nils D. Christoffersen

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SELECTIVE HABITAT USE BY MOOSE DURING CRITICAL PERIODS IN THE WINTER TICK LIFE CYCLE, Christine Healy, Peter J. Pekins, Lee Kantar, Russell G. Congalton, and Shadi Atallah

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Integrated Analysis of the Value of Wetland Services in Coastal Adaptation; Methodology and Case Study of Hampton-Seabrook Estuary, New Hampshire, Paul Kirshen, Semra Aytur, David M. Burdick, Diane Foster, Tom Lippmann, Ellen Douglas, Sydney Nick, and Chris Watson

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Integrating cloud-based workflows in continental-scale cropland extent classification., Richard Massey, Temuulen T. Sankey, Kamini Yadav, Russell G. Congalton, and James C. Tilton

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Thinning treatments reduce severity of foliar pathogens in eastern white pine, Cameron D. McIntire, Isabel A. Munck, Mark J. Ducey, and Heidi Asbjornsen

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Post-socialist cropland changes and abandonment in Mongolia., Temuulen Tsagaan Sankey, Richard Massey, Russell G. Congalton, and James C. Tilton

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Using a similarity matrix approach to evaluate the accuracy of rescaled maps., Peijun Sun and Russell G. Congalton

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Improving the upscaling of land cover maps by fusing uncertainty and spatial structure information, Peijun Sun, Russell G. Congalton, and Yaozhong Pan

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Using a simulation analysis to evaluate the impact of crop mapping error on crop area estimation from stratified sampling., Peijun Sun, Russell G. Congalton, and Yaozhong Pan

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A 30-m Landsat-derived cropland extent product of Australia and China using Random Forest machine learning algorithm on Google Earth Engine cloud computing platform., Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Adam Oliphant, Jun Xiong, Murali Krishna Gumma, Russell G. Congalton, Kamini Yadav, and Alfredo Huete

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Accuracy assessment of Global Food Security-support Analysis Data (GFSAD) cropland extent maps produced at three different spatial resolutions, Kamini Yadav and Russell G. Congalton

Submissions from 2017

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The impact of industrial oil development on a protected area landscape: population pressure and struggles for land at Murchison Falls Conservation Area, Uganda., Nicholas Dowhaniuk, Joel Hartter, Sadie J. Ryan, Micheal W. Palace, and Russell G. Congalton

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Imagery and GIS: Best Practices for Extracting Information from Imagery, Kass Green, Russell G. Congalton, and Mark Tukman

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A comparison of unsupervised segmentation parameter optimization approaches using moderate- and high-resolution imagery, Heather Grybas, Lindsay Melendy, and Russell G. Congalton

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MODIS phenology-derived, multi-year distribution of conterminous U.S. crop types, Richard Massey, Temuulen T. Sankey, Russell G. Congalton, Kamini Yadav, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Mutlu Ozdogan, and Andrew J. Sánchez Meador

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The impact of crop mapping error on the performance of upscaling agricultural maps, Peijun Sun, Russell G. Congalton, Heather Grybas, and Yaozhong Pan

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A quantitative performance comparison of paddy rice acreage estimation using stratified sampling strategies with different auxiliary indicators, Peijun Sun, Jinshui Zhang, Russell G. Congalton, Yaozhong Pan, and Xiufang Zhu

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Spectral matching techniques (SMTs) and automated cropland classification algorithms (ACCAs) for mapping croplands of Australia using MODIS 250-m time-series (2000–2015) data, Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Jun Xiong, Murali Krishna Gumma, Russell G. Congalton, Adam Oliphant, Justin Poehnelt, Kamini Yadav, Mahesh Rao, and Richard Massey

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Automated cropland mapping of continental Africa using Google Earth Engine cloud computing, Jun Xiong, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Murali K. Gumma, Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Justin Poehnelt, Russell G. Congalton, Kamini Yadav, and David Thau

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Nominal 30-m cropland extent of continental Africa by integrating pixel-base and object-based algorithms using Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 data on Google Earth Engine., Jun Xiong, Prasad S. Thenkabail, James C. Tilton, Murali K. Gumma, Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Adam Oliphant, Russell G. Congalton, Kamini Yadav, and Noel Gorelick

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Issues with large area thematic accuracy assessment for mapping cropland extent: a tale of three continents., Kamini Yadav and Russell G. Congalton

Submissions from 2016

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Assessing Positional and Thematic Accuracies of Maps Generated from Remotely Sensed Data, Russell G. Congalton

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Future Landsat data needs at the local and state levels: An AmericaView perspective., Ramesh Sivanpillai and Russell G. Congalton

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Global Food Security Support Analysis Data (GFSAD) at Nominal 1-km (GCAD) derived from Remote Sensing in Support of Food Security in the Twenty-first Century: Current Achievements and Future Possibilities, P. Teluguntla, P. Thenkabail, J. Xiong, M. Krishna Gumma, C. Giri, C. Milesi, M. Ozdogan, Russell G. Congalton, J. Tilton, T. Sankey, R. Massey, A. Phalke, and K. Yadav

Submissions from 2015

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Optimal land cover mapping and change analysis in northeastern oregon using landsat imagery., Michael J. Campbell, Russell G. Congalton, and Joel N. Hartter

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Size-biased distributions in the generalized beta distribution family, with applications to forestry, Mark J. Ducey and Jeffrey H. Gove

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Rethinking the Freshwater Eel: Salt Marsh Trophic Support of the American Eel, Anguilla rostrata, Alyson L. Eberhardt, David M. Burdick, Michele Dionne, and Robert E. Vincent

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Extension Stakeholder Engagement: Adapting to the Twenty-First Century, Charles A. French

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The impact of positional errors on soft classification accuracy assessment: A simulation analysis, Jianyu Gu, Russell G. Congalton, and Yaozhong Pan

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Modelling Associations between Public Understanding, Engagement and Forest Conditions in the Inland Northwest, USA., Joel N. Hartter, Forrest R. Stevens, Lawrence C. Hamilton, Russell G. Congalton, Mark J. Ducey, and Paul T. Oester

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Uncertainty analysis in the creation of a fine-resolution leaf area index (LAI) reference map for validation of moderate resolution LAI products., John S. Liames, Russell G. Congalton, Timothy E. Lewis, and Andrew Pilant

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Evaluation of field-measured vertical obscuration and full waveform lidar to assess salt marsh vegetation biophysical parameters, Jeffrey N. Rogers, Chrisopher E. Parrish, Larry G. Ward, and David M. Burdick

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Fish Productivity and Trophic Transfer in Created and Naturally Occurring Salt Marsh Habitat, Robert E. Vincent, Michele Dionne, David M. Burdick, and Erik A. Hobbie

Submissions from 2014

Need and Urgency of Planning for Marsh Migration, David M. Burdick

Salt Marshes are Responding to Sea Level Rise, Can We?, David M. Burdick

Salt Marshes are Responding to Sea Level Rise, Can We?, David M. Burdick

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Salt marsh responses to tidal restriction and restoration. A summary of experiences, David M. Burdick and Charles T. Roman

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Recovering salt marsh ecosystem services through tidal restoration, Gail L. Chmura, David M. Burdick, and Gregg E. Moore

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Global land cover mapping: a review and uncertainty analysis, Russell G. Congalton, Jianyu Gu, Kamini Yadar, and Mutlu Ozdogan

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A collaborative approach to socio-economic assessment to increase coastal marsh and community resilience on the Chesapeake Bay, Natallia Leuchanka Diessner, Lisa Wainger, Brian Needelman, Katherine J. Johnson, and Mimi Larsen Becker

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Implications of Spatial Data Variations for Protected Areas Management: An Example from East Africa, Nicholas Dowhaniuk, Joel N. Hartter, and Sadie J. Ryan

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Maximum likelihood parametric reconstruction of forest vertical structure from inclined laser quadrat sampling., Mark J. Ducey

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Optimal uneven-aged stocking guides: An application to spruce-fir stands in New England., Jeffrey H. Gove and Mark J. Ducey

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Late-successional and old-growth forest carbon temporal dynamics in the Northern Forest (Northeastern USA)., John S. Gunn, Mark J. Ducey, and Andrew A. Whitman

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Contrasting perceptions of ecosystem services of an African forest park, Joel N. Hartter, Jennifer Solomon, Sadie J. Ryan, Susan K. Jacobson, and Abraham Goldman

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Phragmites australis management in the United States: 40 years of methods and outcomes, Eric L. G. Hazelton, Thomas J. Mozdzer, David M. Burdick, Karin M. Kettenring, and Dennis F. Whigham

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A comparison of carbon stock estimates and projections for the northeastern United States., Richard G. Maclean, Mark J. Ducey, and Coeli M. Hoover

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Vertical point sampling with a digital camera: Slope correction and field evaluation, Daniel S. Maynard, Mark J. Ducey, Russell G. Congalton, John A. Kershaw, and Joel N. Hartter

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Vertical point sampling with a digital camera: Slope correction and field evaluation., Daniel S. Maynard, Mark J. Ducey, Russell G. Congalton, John A. Kershaw, and Joel N. Hartter

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A synthesis of research and practice on restoring tides to salt marshes, Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick