Land Cover Trends Project

Citations of Published Papers

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Articles on Project Design


Gallant, A.L., Loveland, T.R., Sohl, T.L., and Napton, D., 2004.  Using an Ecoregion Framework to Analyze Land Cover and Land Use Dynamics, Environmental Management, 34: S89-S110.


Loveland, T.R. and DeFries, R., 2004, Observing and Monitoring Land Use and Land Cover Change, In Ecosystems and Land Use Change, Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 153, DeFries, R., Asner, G., and Houghton, R., eds., American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, pp. 231-246.


Loveland, T.R., Sohl, T.L., Stehman, S.V., Gallant, A.L., Sayler, K.L., and Napton, D.E., 2002, A Strategy for Estimating the Rates of Recent United States Land Cover Changes. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 68, No. 10, pp. 1091-1099.


Loveland, T.R., Sohl, T.L., Sayler, K., Gallant, A., Dwyer, J., Vogelmann, J.E., and Zylstra,G.J., 1999, Land cover Trends: Rates, Causes, and Consequences of Late-Twentieth Century U.S. Land Cover Change, EPA Journal, 1-52.


Sohl, T.L., Gallant, A.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2004, The Characteristics and Interpretability of Land Surface Change and Implications for Project Design, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 70, No. 4, April 2004, pp. 439-448.


Articles on Statistical Design


Griffith, J.A., Stehman, S.V., Sohl, T.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2003, Detecting trends in landscape pattern metrics over a 20-year period using a sampling-based monitoring programme. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 175-181.


Stehman, S.V. Sohl, T.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2005, An evaluation of sampling strategies to improve precision of estimates of gross change in land use and land cover, International Journal of Remote Sensing: 26(22): 4941-4957.


Stehman, S.V., Sohl, T.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2003, Statistical sampling to characterize recent United States land-cover change, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 86, Issue 4, pp. 517-529.


Articles on Geographic Assessments


Drummond, M.A., Loveland T.R., 2010, Land-use pressure and a transition to forest-cover loss in the eastern United States, Bioscience, v.60,4, pp.286-298.


Drummond, M.A., 2007, Regional Dynamics of Grassland Change in the Western Great Plains, Great Plains Research, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp 133-144.


Griffith, J.A., Stehman, S.V., Loveland, T.R., 2003, Landscape Trends in Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States Ecoregions, Environmental Management, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2003, pp. 572-588.


Griffith, J.A. and Loveland, T.R., 2001.  Changes in Landscape Pattern and Land Use/Cover Over a 20 Year Period in the Middle Atlantic coastal Plain Region.  In Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry 8 p.


Napton, D.E., Auch, R.F., Headley, R., Taylor, J.L., 2010, Land changes and their driving forces in the Southeastern United States, Regional Environmental Change, v.10,1, pp.37-53.


Napton, D. and Loveland, T.R., 2004. U.S. Land Use Dynamics: 1973-2000.  In WorldMinds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems, Warf, B., Janelle, D., and Hansen, K., eds.  New York: Kluwers and Association of American Geographers 261-266.


Napton, D., Auch, R., Sohl, T.L., and Loveland, T.R. 2003. Land Use and Land Cover Change in the North Central Appalachians Ecoregion.  The Pennsylvania Geographer 41(2): 46-66.


Raumann, C.G. and Soulard, C.E., 2007, Land Cover Trends in the Sierra Nevada Ecoregion, 1973-2000, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5011, 29 p.


Sleeter, B. M., 2008, Late 20th century land change in the Central California Valley Ecoregion, The California Geographer, Vol. 48 pp. 27-60.


Sleeter, B. M., and J. P. Calzia, 2008, Contemporary land cover change in the Klamath Mountains Ecoregion in Acevedo, W. eds., Status and Trends of Western United States Land Cover, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper.


Sleeter, B.M. and Raumann, C.G., 2006, Land-Cover Trends in the Mojave Basin and Range Ecoregion, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5098, 15 p.


Soulard, CE, Sleeter, BM, 2012, Late twentieth century land-cover change in the basin and range ecoregions of the United States, Regional Environmental Change DOI 10.1007/s10113-012-0296-3.


Soulard, C.E., Raumann, C.G.; Wilson, T.S., 2007, Land-Cover Trends of the Southern California Mountains Ecoregion, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5235, 18 p.


Soulard, C.E., 2006, Land-Cover Trends of the Central Basin and Range Ecoregion, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5288, 20 p.


Varanka, D.E. and Shaver, D.K., 2007, Land-Use Change Trends in the Interior Lowland Ecoregion, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5145, 12 p


Articles on Applications of Trends Data


Barnes C.A. and Roy D.P., 2008. Radiative forcing over the conterminous United States due to contemporary land cover land use albedo change, Geophys. Res. Lett., L09706, doi:10.1029/2008GL033567.


Barnes, C.A. and Roy, D.P., Radiative Forcing over the Conterminous United States due to Contemporary Land Cover Land Use Change and Sensitivity to Snow and Inter-Annual Albedo Variability,  J. Geophys. Res.,doi:10.1029/2010JG001428, in press.


Hale, R.C., K.P. Gallo, T.W. Owen, and T.R. Loveland. 2006. Land use/land cover change effects on temperature trends at U.S. Climate Normal stations. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 L11703, doi:10.1029/2006GL026358.


Liu S., Liu, J., and Loveland, T.R., 2004. Spatial-Temporal Carbon Sequestration Under Land Use and Land Cover Change.  In Proceedings, Geoiformatics 2004, University of Gavle, Sweden 525-532.


Liu, J., S. Liu and T. Loveland. 2006.  Temporal evolution of carbon budgets of the Appalachian forests in the U.S. from 1972 to 2000.  Forest Ecology and Management 222: 191–201


Liu, S., Loveland, T.R., and Kurtz, R.M., 2004, Contemporary Carbon Dynamics in Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Southeastern Plains of the United States, Environmental Management, Vol. 33, Sup. 1, S442-S456.


Price, S.J., Dorcas, M.E., Gallant, A.L., Klaver, R.W., and Willson, J.D., 2006, Three decades of urbanization: Estimating the impacts of land-cover change on stream salamander populations, Biological Conservation, 133:436-441.


Scott, J.M., Loveland, T.R., Gergely, K., Strittholt, J., and Staus, N., 2004, National Wildlife Refuge System: Ecological Context and Integrity, Natural Resources Journal, Managing Biological Integrity, Diversity, and Environmental Health in the National Wildlife Refuges, The University of New Mexico School of Law, Fall 2004, Vol. 44, No. 4, In collaboration with Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington and Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


Sohl, T.L., K.L. Sayler, M. Drummond, and Loveland, T.R., 2007, The FORE-SCE Model: A Practical Approach for Projecting Land Use Change Through 2020 Using a Scenario-Based Modeling Technique, Journal of Land Use Science, Vol. 2, Issue 2, June 2007, pp. 103-126.


Tan, Z., S. Liu, C. A. Johnston, T. R. Loveland, L. L. Tieszen, J. Liu, and R. Kurtz, 2005. Soil organic carbon dynamics as related to land use history in the northwestern Great Plains , Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB3011.


Other Publications


Drummond, M.A., 2007, Trends and processes of land cover change in the Western High Plains ecoregion: Fort Collins , Colorado State University, Ph.D. dissertation, 163 p., 24 figs. 


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