GROUP: evergreen needleleaf trees (en)
DEFINITION: >60% cover by closed canopy evergreen needleleaf trees. Does not include Disturbed 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 (planted for production), Ornamental (in a managed park or garden).

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Classification

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  1. Object
    1. generic evergreen 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 evergreen needleleaf trees
    1. planted = en01
    2. regrowth = en02
    3. mixed planted & regrowth = en03

Dominance Rules

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

Factors

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Leaf Type: needleleaf
Leaf Time: evergreen
Tree Cover: >60%
Vegetation Cover: >90%
Height: >3m
IGBP_DIS: Evergreen 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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ANTPen01 SLFPen02 SLTPen01 SLTPen02 SLTPen03 SSTPen01 SSTPen02 SSTPen03  

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.