Investigator:

David Ross

Advisor: Mark Ashton

Description:

This summer I intend to research the stocking densities of the Aleppo pine, pinus halepensis, forest stands adjacent to the recent burn areas in the Carmel Forest, and compare these to stands of differing age classes within the same forest.  I intend to investigate the following overarching question and its sub-questions:

My research will thus focus on the following objectives:

Using ERDAS remote sensing software, in consultation with KKL foresters and available GIS shape files, I will “ground-truth” areas adjacent to the burn area from the recent fire, and compare against areas regenerating after the previous fire of 1989 and with stands showing no recorded burns since planting.