Columbia Environmental Research Center

Ecological Restoration

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Date published: June 21, 2018
Status: Active

High Resolution Vegetation Mapping at Palmyra Atoll Using Unoccupied Aerial Systems (UAS)-Acquired Imagery

Lying 1000 miles south of Hawaii, Palmyra Atoll is a marine wilderness co-managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy. Beach forests of Pisonia grandis and other vegetation communities provide habitat for thousands of nesting terns, boobies, and other birds. Introduced coconut (Cocos nucifera) groves and use of Palmyra as a World War II airfield left a legacy of...

Date published: June 21, 2018
Status: Active

UAS and Other Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis For Disaster Response, Remediation, and Restoration and Monitoring Ecological Restoration

CERC scientists are utilizing remote sensing technologies to facilitate rapid collection of ephemeral field data following disasters, to assess injuries to natural resources and potential threats to human health, and to inform and monitor ecological restoration.

Date published: June 8, 2018
Status: Active

Restoration Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring: Invasive Species Eradication and Control Program at the Little Saint Francis River Chat Pile

Among sites undergoing restoration activities as part of the Southeast Missouri Mining District (SEMO) Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration settlement, the Little St. Francis River Chat Pile (LSFR) will be one the first in Madison County at which primary ecological restoration will be implemented. CERC scientists are collaborating with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the...

Date published: June 6, 2018
Status: Completed

Fire and Climate Suitability for Woody Vegetation Communities in the South Central United States

Climate and fire are global drivers of plant species distributions in the south central United States. Long-term management of vegetation communities can benefit from information on projected spatial changes in climate and fire frequencies.

Contacts: Esther D Stroh, Ph.D., Matthew Struckhoff, Michael C. Stambaugh, Ph.D.