Research on Process and Pattern at Alpine Treeline



Bowersox, M.A. and D.G. Brown. In Review. Measuring the abruptness of patchy ecotones: a simulation-based comparison of patch and edge metrics. Plant Ecology.

Brown, D.G. In Press. A spectral unmixing approach to leaf area index (LAI) estimation at the alpine treeline ecotone.  In A. Millington, S.J. Walsh and P. Osborne, Eds., GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Biogeography and Ecology, Dordrecht: Kluwer.

M.A. Bowersox. 1999. Comparing surface- and patch-based metrics of patchiness and abruptness at the alpine treeline ecotone. Master's Thesis. East Lansing: Department of Geography, Michigan State University.


Brown, D.G. 2000a. "A methodology for comparing spatial vegetation patterns at alpine treeline using remotely sensed observations and vegetation model output." AAG Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Brown, D.G. 2000b. "Characterizing Landscape Patterns from Space and the Relationship to Process." Invited lecture to Center for the Study of Complex Systems, The University of Michigan. Feb 24, 2000.

Brown, D.G. 2000c. "GIScience Questions in the Context of Landscape Pattern and Change Research."  Imagin Forum, Lansing, MI.

Brown, D.G., S.J. Walsh, M.A. Bowersox, and E.S. Hammer 1999. Relationship between the leaf area index and spectral vegetation indices at the alpine treeline. 1999. AAG Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.