Rob S. Skakun

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Knowledge of forest biomass is necessary for reporting on the state of Canada’s forests. It is also an indicator of carbon that enables insights on the interaction between forests and the atmosphere. Forest biomass information has largely been aspatial and derived using plot estimates from Canada’s National Forest Inventory. Provincial and territorial(More)
Wildfires are burning increasingly extensive areas of forest in Canada, reducing their capacity as carbon sinks. Here we compare the answers that four independent land cover datasets, produced from different satellite images (SPOT, Landsat, and MODIS), provide for the question of what burned in Canada in recent years. We harmonized the different datasets(More)
Knowledge of forest biomass is necessary for reporting on the state of Canada’s forests. Biomass information is also required for ecosystem productivity and carbon budget models, and it serves as an indicator of the structural and functional attributes of forest ecosystems. Forest biomass information used in national reporting is mostly derived from(More)
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