Collaborative Project Enhances Arctic Landscape Research
Studies of the Arctic landscape pose unique challenges for researchers who are unable to access portions of this vast region. To aid researchers lacking capabilities for on-the-ground observations, Eastern Threat Center research ecologist Bill Hargrove and colleagues from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are developing methods to categorize areas across the state of Alaska that share ecosystem characteristics. These methods can support research efforts to understand how a changing climate may impact ecologically similar areas through time. ORNL Review, a research and development magazine, provides a summary of this project following the publication of an article in the journal Landscape Ecology. The project's data products are available to download.