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ESRI Conference in San Diego  
 The  Editor. 2006.



The ESRI conference in San Diego will be presenting a poster that will describe a new databasethat will be available from CDIAC. This spatially-explicit global data set provides estimates and spatial distribution of the above- and below-ground carbon stored in living plant material, and provides an important input to climate, carbon cycle, and conservation studies. The data set was created by updating the classic study by Olson (1983) “Major World Ecosystem Complexes Ranked by Carbon in Live Vegetation_ with a contemporary map of global vegetation distribution (Global Land Cover database; GLC2000).









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Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers   
http://www.aag.org/AnnualMeetings/Intro.html
 The Editor. 2006.



The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers took place March 7-11, 2006 in Chicago, IL, USA. The 2007 Annual meeting will be held April 17-21, 2007 in San Francisco, CA, USA. It will be featuring over 3,000 papers and posters on the latest geographic research and scholarship.




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Ecosystem management - Can we conserve the pieces while managing the matrix?   
http://www.unites.uqam.ca/gref/nafew2005/
  The Editor. 2005.

Hosted at the Château Cartier Relais in the Gatineau Region near Ottawa, Canada, the 2005 North American Forest Ecology Workshop will be held 12-17 June 2005, in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. The workshop will focus on exploring questions about ecosystem management in different landscapes and forest communities. Some of the questions will include: Is any single approach appropriate across the entire matrix? How confident are we about the success of existing conservation efforts? Is the natural disturbance paradigm the most effective management strategy for achieving sustainability goals? How effective are restoration efforts for severely modified ecosystems (e.g., fragmented landscapes and degraded species)? Where are we at with current issues such as enhanced forest productivity, plantation management, and carbon sequestration? All this and more. For detailed information, visit the Web site (http://www.unites.uqam.ca/gref/nafew2005/).




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National Land Cover Data 1992 available at CDIAC!  
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/datasets/spatial/NLCD92/NLCD92.html
Dr. Tristram O. West. 2005.

Now available from CDIAC, this data set is in one complete raster coverage of the USGS National Land Cover Data (NLCD). NLCD 1992 is a 21-class, land cover classification of the contiguous United States, derived from early to mid-1990s Landsat Thematic Mapper satellite data. A complete description of this data can found on the USGS site (http://landcover.usgs.gov/natllandcover.asp).




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ORNL's LandScan helps tsunami relief   
  The Editor. 2005.

ORNL News Release in Communications and Community Outreach: Relief agencies working to assist victims of the December tsunamis in the Indian Ocean are using a demographic database developed at ORNL. LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution. Using population distribution maps, relief workers can easily and quickly determine the locations of potential tsunami victims who would otherwise be cut off from communication. CDIAC offers the database, "Global Population Distribution (1990), Terrestrial Area and Country Name Information on a One by One Degree Grid Cell Basis". The data base contains gridded (one degree by one degree) information on the world-wide distribution of the population for 1990 and country-specific information on the percentage of the country's population present in each grid cell, as well as the percentage of a country's total area in a grid cell and the country's percentage of the grid cell that is terrestrial. (See http://cdiac.ornl.gov/ndps/db1016.html for additional information).