Mapping perennial vegetation cover in the Mojave Desert

Fact Sheet 2011-3077
RESEARCH AT THE USGS WESTERN GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCE CENTER
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Abstract

Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Western Geographic Science Center have recently created a regional map of perennial vegetation cover for the Mojave Desert. The scientists used existing field data collected for a variety of previous studies and satellite data available for free through USGS archives to create a calibrated model of percent vegetation cover, an important attribute of desert ecosystems. This map is being used to inform ongoing scientific investigations and land-management efforts, including endangered species habitat mapping and vulnerability and recoverability studies of desert landscapes in the arid Southwest.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Mapping perennial vegetation cover in the Mojave Desert
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2011-3077
DOI 10.3133/fs20113077
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Geographic Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 1
Last page 2
Country United States
State California;Nevada;Utah;Arizona
Other Geospatial Mojave Desert
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N