GROUP: pasture (pa)
DEFINITION: permanent hayfield or pasture feature grazed by the landowner or by agreement with the landowner: not grazed as a common/public area. Vegetation growth must be controlled either by domestic animal grazing or fodder harvest. In most cases there is some form of permanent fencing or other enclosure for animals, and formal land management plans or agreements by or with landowner. Must identify USE = Rainfed OR Irrigated, depending on the feature.

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Classification

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  1. Object
    1. generic deciduous forestry plantings = tree species not classified as a separate TYPE in this GROUP.
  2. Scale (of plantings)
    1. wide linear (>2m)
    2. small patch (>30m)
    3. large patch (<30m)

Key

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  1. generic deciduous forestry plantings
    1. wide linear = pd01
    2. small patch = pd02
    3. mixed = pd03

Dominance Rules

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  1. IF TYPE with greater vegetation cover area is very similar or otherwise unclear:
    1. Choose evergreen forestry plantings over deciduous forestry plantings.
  2. IF Forestry planting area includes both mature (dn01/dt01) and immature deciduous needleleaf/broadleaf trees, AND it is unclear whether mature or immature area is greater:
    1. Choose the appropriate mature tree GROUP (dn01 or dt01).

Factors

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Leaf Type: mixed
Leaf Time: deciduous
Tree Cover: <60%
Vegetation Cover: mixed
Height: <3m
IGBP_DIS:
Identification:
L1 Minimum: >2m linear, >10m polygon
L2 Minimum: >0.2m linear, >5m polygon

Compatible Classes

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FORM:

Anthropogenic Mounded Excavated 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:

Mixed

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.