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I focus on disturbance and landscape ecology, with specific interest on landscape-scale disturbance interactions and policy responses. My broad interests lie in the intersection of changing disturbance regimes, species resilience mechanisms, and overall landscape resilience -- and importantly, what we can do about it. I'm both interested in the traditional resilience paradigm (e.g. resilience of what to what) and in expanding that thought process to landscapes which are resilient to unknowns- unknown changes in future climate, human pressures, invasive species, and the like. This second problem ("the unknown") is both more difficult and more realistic (and more interesting!), as it doesn't presuppose we know what specifics will matter in terms of resilience in the future.
I am working on the effects of disturbances and land management activities in the temperate rainforest of southeast Alaska. For example, there is a facintating interplay between exposure to different disturbance regimes (interactions of regimes, rather than single events) which has important implications for landscape structure and function. One interesting avenue is the role of disturbance regimes in tree species dispersal - rates of migration in response to climate change may be partially dependent on rates of disturbances. I'm also working on mountain pine beetle research in Colorado, such as a CIRES funded project looking at mountain pine beetle, LAI, and phenology (MODIS NDVI) and its relationship to waterflow.
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Landscape and Disturbance Ecology
Remote Sensing (MODIS, Landsat, SPOT)
GIS (both in R and ArcGIS)
NDVI time-series analysis (mainly phenology)
In The News
Serotiny, Fires, and BioScience (plus Canadian radio)
Some colleagues and myself published a paper on serotiny in BioScience last month, in which we discuss the implications of changing fire regimes on serotinous tree species in North America ...
Posted Dec 10, 2013, 5:13 PM by Brian Buma
First images from new Landsat show Boulder, Ft Collins fires.
The first images are in. Checkout this cool display of the new Landsat:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/landsat/news/first-images-feature.html
Posted Mar 26, 2013, 7:41 AM by Brian Buma
Ready, set, burn...
Writeup from Discover magazine today: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2013/03/16/ready-set-burn/#.UUYOlTmAKM8Matches up with all the published things from folk like Westerling et al ...
Posted Mar 17, 2013, 11:48 AM by Brian Buma
Internet education resources
I should post this: The Climate Literacy Awareness Network (CLEAN), http://cleanet.org/index.html A great resource I've been involved with for a while. Basically, it collects online ...
Posted Mar 16, 2013, 11:49 AM by Brian Buma
Here's a cool animated map of disturbance/disaster risk throughout the US. Pick your favorite spot and see what can go wrong!http://pictures.picasion.com/pic64/2c4b5554ecf6c6dab68e4fc6b28e25e7.gif
Posted Feb 11, 2013, 12:28 PM by Brian Buma
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