GROUP: open wooded brush (ob)
DEFINITION: mostly open canopy mixed trees with woody & herbaceous understorey with tree cover 10 - 40%. May include up to 75% cover by tall graminoids. 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 (planted for production), Ornamental (in a managed park or garden).

Table of Contents

Classification

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  1. Object
    1. generic open wooded brush = 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 open wooded brush
    1. planted = ob01
    2. regrowth = ob02
    3. mixed planted & regrowth = ob03

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: mixed
Leaf Time: mixed
Tree Cover: 10-40%
Vegetation Cover: >90%
Height: both <3m & >3m
IGBP_DIS: Savannas
Identification: seasonal NDVI, patch structure
L1 Minimum: >30m
L2 Minimum: >30m

Compatible Classes

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FORM:

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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SLTPob01 SLTPob02 SSFPob03 SSTPob02  

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.