Erle Ellis

Research Projects

2010 -

GLOBE: Evolving New Global Workflows for Land Change Science

GLOBE aims to enable new scientific workflows based on statistically robust, globally relevant integration of local and regional observations using an online social-computational system.
 
2009 -

Ecosynth: An Inexpensive 3D Ecosystem Scanner

A new user-deployed system for mapping and measuring vegetation biomass, carbon and potentially biodiversity across landsapes using regular digital cameras and computer vision software.
Kerala, India sample map 2008 -

A Global Assessment of Landscape Fragmentation

A global sample of landscapes are being mapped from high resolution imagery to measure and model global relationships between human populations, land use and landscape structure. 
The image “http://www.ecotope.org/projects/anthromes/images/ellis_fig_01_small_thumb.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. 2007 -

Anthropogenic Biomes (Anthromes)

Anthropogenic biomes are being developed as a new framework for observing, modeling and understanding the terrestrial biosphere that integrates human and ecological systems.  Project website...

Completed


The image “http://www.ecotope.org/projects/china_2000/images/sample_maps.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. 2000 - 2006

Long-Term Biogeochemical Changes in China's Anthropogenic Landscapes

A study of the local, regional and global impacts of long-term changes in landscape structure and biogeochemistry in China's densely populated agricultural landscapes, based on intensive field research at five sites in China.  Project website...
ws263_aerial_view_2005.jpg 2002 - 2003

Ecotope Mapping in Watershed 263

Ecotopes were mapped across Watershed 263 in urban Baltimore City, Maryland.  Project website...
http://www.ecotope.org/projects/cub_hill/images/cub_hill_mappers_spring_2005.jpg 2002 - 2003

Ecotope Mapping in the Cub Hill Tower Airshed

Ecotopes were mapped across the footprint of the Cub Hill eddy covariance carbon flux tower in suburban Baltimore County, Maryland.  Project website...
CASFS Farm Soil Map 1998 - 1999
UCSC CASFS Farm Landscape Project
An early application of ecotope mapping across the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) farm.  Project website...
http://www.ecotope.org/projects/tai_lake_n/images/xiejia_china_rice_transplanting_1994.jpg 1993 - 1997

Nitrogen Cycling and Ecological Sustainability of Village Ecosystems in China

An investigation of nitrogen cycling across an entire village in China under pre-industrial, nitrogen-limiting conditions relative to the nitrogen-saturated conditions of 1994 to assess the role of nitrogen cycling in sustainable agricultural management.   Project website...