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Title:    Analysis of impact of Emerald Ash Borer on an Indiana on old-growth forest using GIS and aerial imagery


Abstract:          Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) (EAB) invaded east central Indiana in 2011.  Ginn Woods, the largest and one of the last remaining old-growth forests in Indiana, presented an opportunity to study the long-term effects of EAB on forest community structure and species composition.  In summer 2012, canopy trees were mapped and a geographic database was developed before large numbers of ash trees were infested.  In summer 2018, aerial imagery was collected to...

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The Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS) assists conservationists worldwide in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) through communication, networking, scholarships, and training. Membership is open to anyone looking to engage in a GIS community to help them achieve their personal or organizational conservation goals.

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