Long time series of satellite data predict soil carbon in pasture

The publicly-available, multi-decadal Landsat archive is an amazing resource. In our new paper, led by Chris Wilson, we show that a 28-year record of Landsat-derived greenness can predict soil carbon in Florida cattle pasture. This work opens up many interesting ecological questions about how vegetation dynamics lead to soil carbon sequestration, in addition to potential applications for spatially-targeted land management.

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Wilson, C.C., T.T. Caughlin, S.W. Rifai, E,H. Boughton, M.C. Mack, L.S. Flory. Multi-decadal time series of remotely sensed vegetation improves prediction of soil carbon in a subtropical grassland. Ecological Applications. In Press.