This dataset contains data pertaining to ground surface cover in 30 meter plots around a random selection of points within chaparral from Santa Barbara county south to San Diego County in southern California, USA. These data were obtained from historical aerial imagery from 1943 to 1959 and current imagery from 2016 to 2018 and they were compared to quantify changes in cover type over time.
These data support the following publication:
Syphard, A.D., Brennan, T.J., Rustigian-Romsos, H. and Keeley, J.E., 2022. Fire-driven vegetation type conversion in southern California. Ecological Applications, p.e2626. https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2626.
|Title||Vegetation Type Conversion in Southern California Between 1943 and 2018|
|Authors||Teresa J Brennan-Kane, Alexandra D Syphard, Jon E Keeley, Heather Rustigian-Romsos|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Western Ecological Research Center|