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Alexandrov, G.A., Chan, D., Chen, M., Gurney, K., Higuchi, K., Ito, A., Jones, C.D., Komarov, A., Mabuchi, K., Matross, D.M., Veroustraete, F., and Verstraeten, W.W., 2008, Model-data fusion in studies of the terrestrial carbon sink, chap. 19 in Jakeman, A.J., Voinov, A.A., Rizzoli, A.E., and Chen, S.H., eds., Environmental modelling, software and decision support, 3: Oxford, Elsevier Science, p. 329-344. (Also available online at

Asante, K.O., Artan, G.A., Pervez, S., and Rowland, J.D., 2008, A linear geospatial streamflow modeling system for data sparse environments: International Journal of River Basin Management, v. 6, no. 3, p. 233-241. (Also available online at

Barnes, C.A., and Roy, D.P., 2008, Radiative forcing over the conterminous United States due to contemporary land cover land use albedo change: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 35, p. L09706. (Also available online at

Biradar, C.M., Thenkabail, P.S., Platonov, A., Xiangming, X., Geerken, R., Vithanage, J., Turral, H., and Noojipady, P. 2008. Water Productivity Mapping Methods using Remote Sensing. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 2, 023544 (6 November 2008).

Brown, J. F., Wardlow, B.D., Tadesse, T., Hayes, M.J., and B.C. Reed, 2008, The Vegetation Drought Response Index (VegDRI): a new integrated approach for monitoring drought stress in vegetation, GIScience and Remote Sensing, 45(1):16-46. DOI: 10.2747/1548-1603.45.1.16.

Chen, M., Liu, S., Tieszen, L.L., and Hollinger, D.Y., 2008, An improved state-parameter analysis of ecosystem models using data assimilation: Ecological Modelling, v. 219, no. 3-4, p. 317-326. (Also available online at

Cheung, W.H., Senay, G.B., and Singh, A., 2008, Trends and spatial distribution of annual and seasonal rainfall in Ethiopia: International Journal of Climatology, v. 28, no. 13, p. 1723-1734. (Also available online at

Curtis E Woodcock, Richard Allen, Martha Anderson, Alan Belward, Robert Bindschadler, Warren Cohen, Feng Gao, Samuel N Goward, Dennis Helder, Eileen Helmer, Rama Nemani, Lazaros Oreopoulos, Joh Schott, Prasad S. Thenkabail, Eric F Vermote, James Vogelmann, Michael A Wulder, Randolph Wynne. Free access to Landsat Imagery. Science. 2008 May 23;320 (5879):1011 18497274.

Danielson, J.J., and Gesch, D.B., 2008, An enhanced global elevation model generalized from multiple higher resolution source datasets, in Silk road for information from imagery, Beijing, China, July 3, 2008-July 11, 2008, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, and Spatial Information Sciences, XXXVII, pt. B4: International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, p. 1857-1863.

Delbart, Nicolas, Picard, Ghislain, Le Toan, Thuy, Kergoat, Laurant, Queqan, Shaun, Woodward, Ian, Dye, Dennis, and Fedotova, Violetta, 2008. Spring Phenology in boreal Eurasia over a nearly century time scale, Global Change Biology, 14(3):603-614.

Dye, D G, Kobayashi, H., Wu, P., Sulistyowati, R., Sarodja, D., Syamsudin, F., 2008. Enhanced PAR Irradiance Under Broken Cloud Fields and its Significance for Tropical Forest Photosynthesis, EOS Trans. AGU, 89(53) Fall Meeting Suppl., Abstract B51A-0358.

Frazier, T., Wood, N., and Yarnal, B., 2008, A framework for using GIS and stakeholder input to assess vulnerability to coastal-inundation hazards: a case study from Sarasota County, Florida, Proceedings of the 2008 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Advanced Training Course "Spatial planning as a strategy for mitigation and adaptation to natural hazards," Santiago de Compostela, Spain, p. 210-228.

Funk, C., Dettinger, M.D., Michaelsen, J.C., Verdin, J.P., Brown, M.E., Barlow, M., and Hoell, A., 2008, Warming of the Indian Ocean threatens eastern and southern African food security but could be mitigated by agricultural development: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 105, no. 32, p. 11081-11086. (Also available online at

Giri, C.P., and Muhlhausen, J., 2008, Mangrove forest distributions and dynamics in Madagascar (1975-2005): Sensors, v. 8, no. 4, available only online at

Giri, C.P., Zhu, Z., Tieszen, L.L., Singh, A., Gillette, S., and Kelmelis, J.A., 2008, Mangrove forest distributions and dynamics (1975-2005) of the tsunami-affected region of Asia: Journal of Biogeography, v. 35, no. 3, p. 519-528. (Also available online at

Gu, Y., Hunt, E., Wardlow, B., Basara, J.B., Brown, J.F., and Verdin, J.P., 2008, Evaluation of MODIS NDVI and NDWI for vegetation drought monitoring using Oklahoma Mesonet soil moisture data: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 35, no. L22401. (Also available online at

Gumma, Murali Krishna [IWMI]; Thenkabail, Prasad S. [IWMI]; Gautam, N. C. NARS]; Gangadhara Rao, T. Parthasaradhi [IWMI]; Manohar, Velpuri [IWMI] 2008. rrigated area mapping using AVHRR, MODIS and LANDSAT ETM+ data for the Krishna River basin, India. Technology Spectrum, 2(1):1-11. Islam, Md. A., Thenkabail, P. S., Kulawardhana, R. W., Alankara, R., Gunasinghe, S., Edussriya, C. and Gunawardana, A. 2008. 'Semi-automated methods for mapping wetlands using Landsat ETM+ and SRTM data',International Journal of Remote Sensing,. 29:24,7077 - 7106.

Guo, S., and Leighton, H., 2008, Satellite-derived aerosol radiative forcing from the 2004 British Columbia wildfires: Atmosphere - Ocean, v. 46, no. 2, p. 203-212. (Also available online at

Harden, J.W., Berhe, A.A., Torn, M., Harte, J., Liu, S., and Stallard, R.F., 2008, Soil erosion-data say C sink: Science, v. 320, no. 5873, p. 178-179. (Also available online at

Hawbaker, T.J., Radeloff, V.C., Syphard, A.D., Zhu, Z.-L., and Stewart, S.I., 2008, Detection rates of the MODIS active fire product in the United States: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 112, no. 5, p. 2656-2664. (Also available online at

Helmer, E.H., Kennaway, T.A., Pedreros, D.H., Clark, M.L., Marcano-Vega, H., Tieszen, L.L., Ruzycki, T.R., Schill, S.R., and Carrington, C.M.S., 2008, Land cover and forest formation distributions for St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada and Barbados from decision tree classification of cloud-cleared satellite imagery: Caribbean Journal of Science, v. 44, no. 2, p. 175-198. (Also available online at

Jenkins, C.N., and Giri, C.P., 2008, Protection of mammal diversity in Central America: Conservation Biology, v. 22, no. 4, p. 1037-1044. (Also available online at

Ji, L., Gallo, K.P., Eidenshink, J.C., and Dwyer, J.L., 2008, Agreement evaluation of AVHRR and MODIS 16-day composite NDVI data sets: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 29, no. 16, p. 4839-4861. (Also available online at

Jones, B.M., 2008, Land-cover change on the southern Kenai Peninsula Lowlands, Alaska using USGS Land Cover Trends methodology, Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, v. 1, p. 68-71.

Jones, B.M., Arp, C.D., Hinkel, K.M., Beck, R.A., Schmutz, J.A., and Winston, B, 2008, Arctic lake physical processes and regimes and implications on winter water availability and management in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska. Environmental Management, Online First, DOI 10.1007/s00267-008-92410-0.

Jones, B.M., Hinkel, K.M., Arp, C.D., and Eisner, W.R., 2008, Modern erosion rates and loss of coastal features and sites, Beaufort Sea coast, Alaska, Arctic, v.61, p. 361-372.

Jones, B.M., Rykhus, R., Lu, Z., Arp, C.D., and Selkowitz, D.J., 2008, Radar imaging of winter seismic survey activity in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, Polar Record, 44, 227-231.

Jones, K.B., Edmonds, C.E., Slonecker, E.T., Wickham, J.D., Neale, A.C., Wade, T.G., Riitters, K.H., Kepner, W.G., 2008 (January), Detecting changes in riparian habitat conditions based on patterns of greenness change - A case study from the Upper San Pedro River Basin, USA: Ecological Indictors, v. 8, p. 89-99.

Karstensen, K.A., Loveland, T.R. 2008, Monitoring Land Use on Military Installations, The Military Engineer , vol. 101, no. 657.

Karstensen, K.A., Witt, E.C., Shaver, D.K., 2008, Post Hurricane Sediment Analysis: The Military Engineer, vol. 100, no. 654.

Larocque, G.R., Bhatti, J.S., Gordon, A.M., Luckai, N., Wattenbach, M., Liu, J., Peng, C., Arp, P.A., Liu, S., Zhang, C.-F., Komarov, A., Grabarnik, P., Sun, J., and White, T., 2008, Uncertainty and sensitivity issues in process-based models of carbon and nitrogen cycles in terrestrial ecosystems, chap. 18 in Jakeman, A.J., Voinov, A.A., Rizzoli, A.E., and Chen, S.H., eds., Environmental modelling, software and decision support, 3: Oxford, Elsevier Science, p. 307-327. (Also available online at

Larocque, G.R., Bhatti, J.S., Liu, J., Ascough II, J.C., Luckai, N., and Gordon, A.M., 2008, The importance of uncertainty and sensitivity analyses in process-based models of carbon and nitrogen cycling in terrestrial ecosystems with particular emphasis on forest ecosystems: Selected papers from a workshop organized by the International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM) at the third biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (IEMSS) in Burlington, Vermont, USA, August 9-13, 2006: Ecological Modelling, v. 219, no. 3-4, p. 261-263. (Also available online at

Lehner, B., Verdin, K.L., and Jarvis, A., 2008, New global hydrography derived from spaceborne elevation data: Eos, v. 89, no. 10, p. 93-94.

Li, M.-S., Zhu, Z.-L., Lu, H., Xu, D., Liu, A.-X., and Peng, S.-K., 2008, Assessment of forest geospatial patterns over the three giant forest areas of China: Journal of Forestry Research, v. 19, no. 1, p. 25-31. (Also available online at

Liu, J., Liu, S., Loveland, T.R., and Tieszen, L.L., 2008, Integrating remotely sensed land cover observations and a biogeochemical model for estimating forest ecosystem carbon dynamics: Ecological Modelling, v. 219, no. 3-4, p. 361-372. (Also available online at

Liu, S., Anderson, P., Zhou, G., Kauffman, B., Hughes, F., Schimel, D., Watson, V., and Tosi, J., 2008, Resolving model parameter values from carbon and nitrogen stock measurements in a wide range of tropical mature forests using nonlinear inversion and regression trees: Ecological Modelling, v. 219, no. 3-4, p. 327-341. (Also available online at

Liu, J., Vogelmann, J. E., Zhu, Z., Key, C. H., Sleeter, B. M., Price, D. T., Chen, J. M., Cochrane, M. A., Eidenshink, J. C., Howard, S. M., Bliss, N. B., and Jiang, H., 2008, Effects of Climate Change and Disturbances on Carbon Sequestration of California Ecosystems, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B33E-08.

MacMillan, R.A., Torregrosa, A., Moon D., Coupe R., and Phillips, N., 2008, Automated Predictive Mapping of Ecological Entities, in Geomorphology: Concepts, Software, Applications, Developments in Soil Science Vol 33, eds. Hengl, T. and Reuter, H.I., Elsevier, 796 pp.

Maier, H.R., Ascough II, J.C., Wattenbach, M., Renschler, C.S., Labiosa, W.B., Ravalico, J.K., 2008, Uncertainty in Environmental Decision-Making: Issues, Challenges and Future Directions in A.J. Jakeman, Ed., Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment, Elsevier Pubs.

Mathie, A.M., 2008, Coastal Change and Glaciological Map of the Larsen Ice Shelf Area, Antarctica: 1940-2005: ESRI Map Book Volume 23,

Maxwell, S.K., Wood, E.C., and Janus, A., 2008, Comparison of the USGS 2001 NLCD to the 2002 USDA Census of Agriculture for the Upper Midwest United States: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, v. 127, no. 1-2, p. 141-145. (Also available online at

Myint, S.W., Giri, C.P., Wang, L., Zhu, Z., and Gillete, S.C., 2008, Identifying mangrove species and their surrounding land use and land cover classes using object-oriented approach with a lacunarity spatial measure: GIScience and Remote Sensing, v. 45, no. 2, p. 188-208. (Also available online at

Myint, S.W., Yuan, M., Cerveny, R.S., and Giri, C.P., 2008, Categorizing natural disaster damage assessment using satellite-based geospatial techniques: Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, v. 8, no. 4, available only online at

Myint, S.W., Yuan, M., Cerveny, R.S., and Giri, C.P., 2008, Comparison of remote sensing image processing techniques to identify tornado damage areas from Landsat TM data: Sensors, v. 8, no. 2, available only online at

Nordt, L., Von Fischer, J., Tieszen, L.L., and Tubbs, J., 2008, Coherent changes in relative C4 plant productivity and climate during the late Quaternary in the North American Great Plains: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 27, no. 15-16, p. 1600-1611. (Also available online at

Norman, Laura M., Feller, Mark, and Guertin, D. Phillip, 2008, Forecasts of Cross-border Urban Growth Using the SLEUTH Model; Ambos Nogales Watershed, United States-Mexican Border, Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems

Norman, Laura M., Guertin, D. Phillip, and Feller, Mark, 2008. A Coupled-Model Approach to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution Resulting from Predicted Urban Growth: A Case Study in the Ambos Nogales Watershed, Journal of Urban Geography, 29 (5): pp. 496-516.

Perry, Suzanne; Cox, Dale; Jones, Lucile; Bernknopf, Richard; Goltz, James; Hudnut, Kenneth; Mileti, Dennis; Ponti, Daniel; Porter, Keith; Reichle, Michael; Seligson, Hope; Shoaf, Kimberley; Treiman, Jerry; Wein, Anne, The ShakeOut Earthquake Scenario - A Story That Southern Californians Are Writing: Circular 1324 (Also available online at

Platonov, A., Thenkabail, P.S., Biradar, C., Cai, X., Gumma, M., Dheeravath, V., Cohen, Y., Alchanatis, V., Goldshlager, N., Ben-Dor, E., Vithanage, J., Manthrithilake, H., Kendjabaev, Sh., and Isaev. S. 2008. Water Productivity Mapping (WPM) using Landsat ETM+ Data for the Irrigated Croplands of the Syrdarya River Basin in Central Asia. Sensors Journal, 8(12), 8156-8180; DOI: 10.3390/s8128156.

Senay, G.B., 2008, Modeling landscape evapotranspiration by integrating land surface phenology and a water balance algorithm: Algorithms, v. 1, no. 2, p. 52-68, available only online at

Senay, G.B., Verdin, J.P., Lietzow, R.W., and Melesse, A.M., 2008, Global daily reference evapotranspiration modeling and evaluation: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 44, no. 4, p. 969-979. (Also available online at

Shrestha, M.S., Artan, G.A., Bajracharya, S.R., and Sharma, R.R., 2008, Using satellite-based rainfall estimates for streamflow modelling-Bagmati Basin: Journal of Flood Risk Management, v. 1, no. 2, p. 89-99. (Also available online at

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

Steyaert, L.T., and Knox, R.G., 2008, Reconstructed historical land cover and biophysical parameters for studies of land-atmosphere interactions within the eastern United States: Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, v. 113, no. D02101. (Also available online at

Strack, J.E., Pielke Sr., R.A., Steyaert, L.T., and Knox, R.G., 2008, Sensitivity of June near-surface temperatures and precipitation in the eastern United States to historical land cover changes since European settlement: Water Resources Research, v. 44, no. W11401. (Also available online at

Tadesse, T., Haile, M., Senay, G.B., Wardlow, B.D., and Knutson, C.L., 2008, The need for integration of drought monitoring tools for proactive food security management in sub-Saharan Africa: Natural Resources Forum , v. 32, no. 4, p. 265-279. (Also available online at

Tingzhi Su, T., Shu, S., Shi, H., Wang, J., Adams, C., Witt, E. 2008, Distribution of Toxic Trace Elements in Soil/Sediment in Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Louisiana Delta: Environmental Pollution, v. 156, no. 3, p. 944 - 950.

Torregrosa, A and N. Devoe. 2008. Urbanization and changing land use in the Great Basin. in Chambers, Jeanne C.; Devoe, Nora; Evenden, Angela, eds. Collaborative management and research in the Great Basin - examining the issues and developing a framework for action. G en. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-204. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 66 p.

United Nations Environment Programme, 2008, Africa-atlas of our changing environment: Nairobi, Kenya, United Nations Environment Programme. (Also available online at

Verdin, K.L., and Worstell, B.B., 2008, A fully distributed implementation of mean annual streamflow regional regression equations: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 44, no. 6, p. 1537-1547. (Also available online at

von Fischer, J.C., Tieszen, L.L., and Schimel, D.S., 2008, Climate controls on C3 vs. C4 productivity in North American grasslands from carbon isotope composition of soil organic matter: Global Change Biology, v. 14, no. 5, p. 1141-1155. (Also available online at

Wallace, C.S.A. and K.A. Thomas, 2008. An Annual Plant Growth Proxy in the Mojave Desert using MODIS-EVI data, Sensors 2008, 8(12), 7792-7808; DOI: 10.3390/s8127792

Wallace, C.S.A., R.H. Webb, and K.A. Thomas, 2008. Estimation of perennial vegetation cover distribution in the Mojave Desert using MODIS-EVI data. GIScience and Remote Sensing. 45-2, 167-187

Weng, Y.L., Gong, P., and Zhu, Z.-L., 2008, Reflectance spectroscopy for the assessment of soil salt content in soils of the Yellow River Delta of China: International Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 29, no. 19, p. 5511-5531. (Also available online at

Weng, Y., Gong, P., and Zhu, Z., 2008, Soil salt content estimation in the Yellow River delta with satellite hyperspectral data: Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, v. 34, no. 3, p. 259-270. (Also available online at

Wickham, J.D., Riitters, K.H., Wade, T.G., and Homer, C.G., 2008, Temporal change in fragmentation of continental US forests: Landscape Ecology, v. 23, no. 8, p. 891-898. (Also available online at

Wood, N., 2008, Use of midresolution land-cover data for rapid comparison of community vulnerability to tsunamis, Proceedings of the 2006 North American Land Cover Summit, Washington, D.C., Campbell, J.C., Jones, K.B., Smith, J.H., Koeppe, M.T., (eds.), Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers, p. 169 - 180.

Wood, N., in press, Tsunami exposure estimation with land-cover data: Oregon and the Cascadia subduction zone, Applied Geography (2008), doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2008.08.009.

Wright, C.K., 2008, Ecological community integration increases with added trophic complexity: Ecological Complexity, v. 5, no. 2, p. 140-145. (Also available online at

Xian, G., 2008, Satellite remotely-sensed land surface parameters and their climatic effects for three metropolitan regions: Advances in Space Research, v. 41, no. 11, p. 1861-1869. (Also available online at

Xian, G., Crane, M.P., and McMahon, C., 2008, Quantifying multi-temporal urban development characteristics in Las Vegas from Landsat and Aster data: Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, v. 74, no. 4, p. 473-481. (Also available online at

Zhou, G., Guan, L., Wei, X., Tang, X., Liu, S., Liu, J., Zhang, D., and Yan, J., 2008, Factors influencing leaf litter decomposition–an intersite decomposition experiment across China: Plant and Soil, v. 311, no. 1-2, p. 61-72. (Also available online at

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