GROUP: deciduous needleleaf trees (dn)
DEFINITION: >60% cover by closed canopy deciduous needleleaf trees. Example: Larch (Larix sp.). Regrowth features must be >50% outside Disturbed area. Minimum feature scale for Regrowth Vegetation Cover is width >30 m AND area >1000 m2. USE = Fallow (not planted or managed), Forestry

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Classification

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  1. Object
    1. generic deciduous needleleaf trees = species or community not classified as a separate TYPE in this GROUP.
  2. Modifier 1 (regrowth vs. planted)
    1. planted = >75% COVER by Planted vegetation
    2. regrowth= >75% COVER by Regrowth vegetation
    3. mixed planted & regrowth

Key

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  1. generic deciduous needleleaf trees
    1. planted = dn01
    2. regrowth = dn02
    3. mixed planted & regrowth = dn03

Dominance Rules

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  1. IF unclear whether >75% mixed planted & regrowth.

Factors

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Leaf Type: needleleaf
Leaf Time: deciduous
Tree Cover: >60%
Vegetation Cover: >90%
Height: >3m
IGBP_DIS: Deciduous Needleleaf Forests
Identification: seasonal NDVI
L1 Minimum: >10m
L2 Minimum: >10m

Compatible Classes

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FORM:

Anthropogenic Terraced Slope Floodplain Foot Slope Bench Plateau Summit Sloping Steep Slope Marsh Flowing Marsh Shallow Stream Seasonal Stream Seasonal River Water Margin Canal Margin River Margin

USE:

Forestry Fallow Pristine

COVER:

Perennial

TYPE:

Mapped Ecotopes

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Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.