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D. Scott Mackay

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Department of Geography
State University of New York
105 Wilkeson Quadrangle
Buffalo, NY 14261 USA

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Ecohydrology Group's Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

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56. Sperry, J.S., M. Venturas, W.R.L. Anderegg, M. Mencuccini, D.S. Mackay, Y. Wang, D. Love. In Press. Predicting stomatal response to the environment from the optimization of photosynthetic gain and hydraulic cost. Plant, Cell & Environment. DOI: 10.1111/pce.12852.
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55. Tai, X.*., D.S. Mackay, W.R.L. Anderegg, J.S. Sperry, and P.D. Brooks. 2017. Plant hydraulics improves and topography mediates prediction of aspen mortality in southwestern U.S. New Phytologist, 213(1), 113-127. DOI: 10.111/nph.14098.
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54. Mitra, B*., D.S. Mackay, B.E. Ewers, and E. Pendall. 2016. Response of sagebrush carbon metabolism to experimental precipitation pulses. Journal of Arid Environments, 135, 181-194.
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53. Sperry, J.S., Y. Wang, B.R. Wolfe, D.S. Mackay, W.R.L. Anderegg, N.G. McDowell, and W.T. Pockman. 2016. Pragmatic hydraulic theory predicts stomatal responses to climatic water deficits. New Phytologist, 212, 577-589, DOI: 10.1111/nph.14059.
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52. McDowell, N.G., A.P. Williams, C. Xu, W.T. Pockman, L.T. Dickman, S. Sevanto, R. Rangle, J. Limousin, J. Plaut, D.S. Mackay, J. Ogee, J.C. Domec, C.D. Allen, R.A. Fisher, X. Jiang, J.D. Muss, D.D. Breshears, S.A. Rauscher, and C. Koven. 2016. Multi-scale predictions of massive conifer mortaility due to chronic temperature rise. Nature Climate Change, 6, 295-300, doi:10.1038/nclimate2873.
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51. Rajaram, H., J. Bahr, G. Bloschl, X. Cai, D.S. Mackay, A. Michalak, Montanari, A., X. Sanchez-Villa, and G. Sander. 2015. A reflection on the first 50 years of Water Resources Research. Water Resources Research, 51(10), 7829-7837, doi:10.1002/2015WR018089.
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50. Montanari, A., J. Bahr, G. Bloschl, X. Cai, D.S. Mackay, A. Michalak, H. Rajaram, and G. Sander. 2015. 50 years of Water Resources Research: Legacy and perspectives for the science of hydrology introduction. Water Resources Research, 51(9), 6797-6803, doi:10.1002/2015WR017998.
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49. Mackay, D.S., D.E. Roberts*, B.E. Ewers, J.S. Sperry, N.G. McDowell, and W.T. Pockman. 2015. Interdependence of chronic hydraulic dysfunction and canopy processes can improve integrated models of tree response to drought. Water Resources Research, 51(8), 6156-6176, doi:10.1002/2015WR017244.
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48. Clark, M.P., Y. Fan, D.M. Lawrence, J.C. Adam, D. Bolster, D.J. Gochis, R.P. Hooper, M. Kumar, L.R. Leung, D.S. Mackay, R.M. Maxwell, C. Shen, S.C. Swenson, and X. Zeng. 2015. Improving the representation of hydrologic processes in Earth System Models. Water Resources Research, 51(8), 5929-5956, doi:10.1002/2015WR017096.
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47. Savoy, P.* and D.S. Mackay. 2015. Modeling the seasonal dynamics of leaf area index based on environmental constraints to canopy development. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200, 46-56.
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46. Chien, H.* and D.S. Mackay. 2014. How much complexity is needed to simulate watershed streamflow and water quality? A test combining time-series and hydrological models. Hydrological Processes, 28, 5624-5636.
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45. Mitra, B.*, D.S. Mackay, E. Pendall, B.E. Ewers, and M.B. Cleary. 2014. Does vegetation structure regulate the spatial structure of soil respiration within a sagebrush steppe ecosystem? Journal of Arid Environments, 103, 1-10.
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44. Montanari, A., G. Bloschl, X. Cai, D.S. Mackay, A. Michalak, H. Rajaram, and G. Sander. 2013. Editorial: Towards 50 years of Water Resources Research. Water Resources Research, 49, 1-2, doi:10.1002/2013WR014986.
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43. McDowell, N.G., R.A. Fisher, C. Xu, J.C. Domec, T. Holtta, D.S. Mackay, J.S. Sperry, A. Boutz, L. Dickman, N. Gehres, J.M. Limousin, A. Macalady, J. Martinez-Vilalta, M. Mencuccini, J.A. Plaut, J. Ogee, R.E. Pangle, D.P. Rasse, M.G. Ryan, S. Sevanto, R.H. Waring, A.P. Williams, E.A. Yepez, and W.T. Pockman. 2013. Tansley Review: Evaluating theories of drought-induced vegetation mortality using a multi-model-experiment framework. New Phytologist, 200, 304-321.
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42. Mackay, D.S., B.E. Ewers, M.M. Loranty, E.L. Kruger, and S. Samanta. 2012. Bayesian analysis of canopy transpiration models: A test of posterior parameter means against measurements. Journal of Hydrology, 432-433, 75-83, doi: 10.1016/j.hydrol.2012.02.019.
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41. Loranty, M.M.*, D.S. Mackay, B.E. Ewers, E. Traver, and E.L. Kruger, 2010. Competition for light between individual trees lowers reference canopy stomatal conductance: results from a model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 115, G04019, doi:10.1029/2010JG001377.
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40. Sulman, B,N., A.R. Desai, N.Z. Saliendra, P.M. Lafleur, L.B. Flanagan, O. Sonnentag, D.S. Mackay, A.G. Barr, and G. van der Kamp, 2010. Carbon fluxes at northern fens and bogs have opposite responses to inter-annual fluctuations in water table, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L19702, DOI:10.1029/2010GL044018.
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39. Trawinski, P.R.* and D.S. Mackay, 2010. Identification of environmental covariates of West Nile virus vector mosquito population abundance. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 10(5), 515-526, doi: 10.1089/vbz.2008.0063.
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38. Mackay, D.S., B.E. Ewers, M.M. Loranty, and E.L. Kruger, 2010. On the representativeness of plot size and location for scaling transpiration from trees to a stand. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 115, G02016, doi:10.1029/2009JG001092.
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37. Loranty, M.M.*, D.S. Mackay, B.E. Ewers, E. Traver, and E.L. Kruger, 2010. Competition for light contributes to within-species variability in stomatal conductance. Water Resources Research, 46, W05516, doi:10.1029/2009WR008125.
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36. Traver, E., B.E. Ewers, D.S. Mackay, and M.M. Loranty*, 2010. Tree transpiration varies spatially in response to atmospheric but not edaphic conditions. Functional Ecology, 24, 273-282, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01657.x.
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35. Mackay, D.S. and L.E. Band. 2009. Integrated ecohydrologic research and hydro-informatics, Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, 142, 16-24.
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34. Sulman, B.N., A.R. Desai, B.D. Cook, N. Saliendra, and D.S. Mackay, 2009. Contrasting carbon dioxide fluxes between a drying shrub wetland in northern Wisconsin, USA, and nearby forests, Biogeosciences., 6, 1115-1126.
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33. Trawinski, P.R.* and D.S. Mackay. 2009. Spatial autocorrelation of West Nile Virus vector mosquito abundance in a seasonally wet suburban environment. Journal of Geographical Systems, 11, 67-87, doi:10.1007/s10109-008-0070-8.
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32. Samanta, S.*, M.K. Clayton, D.S. Mackay, E.L. Kruger, and B.E. Ewers. 2008. Quantitative comparison of canopy conductance models using a Bayesian approach. Water Resources Research, 44, W09431, doi:10.1029/2007WR006507.
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31. Trawinski, P.R.* and D.S. Mackay. 2008. Meteorologically conditioned time-series predictions of West Nile Virus vector mosquitoes. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 8(4), 505-522, doi:10.1089/vbz.2007.0202.
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30. Adelman, J.D., B.E. Ewers, and D.S. Mackay. 2008. Using temporal patterns in vapor pressure deficit to explain spatial autocorrelation dynamics in tree transpiration. Tree Physiology, 28, 657-658.
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29. Loranty, M.M.*, D.S. Mackay, B.E. Ewers, J.D. Adelman, and E.L. Kruger. 2008. Environmental drivers of spatial variation in whole-tree transpiration in an aspen-dominated upland-to-wetland forest gradient. Water Resources Research, 44, W02441, doi:10.1029/2007WR006272.
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28. Ewers, B.E., D.S. Mackay, J. Tang, P. Bolstad, and S. Samanta. 2008. Intercomparison of Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum Marsh.) stand transpiration responses to environmental conditions from the Western Great Lakes Region of the United State. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.08.003, 148, 231-246.
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27. Samanta, S.*, D.S. Mackay, M. Clayton, E.L. Kruger, and B.E. Ewers. 2007. Bayesian analysis for uncertainty estimation of a canopy transpiration model. Water Resources Research, 43, W04424, doi:10.1029/2006WR005028.
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26. Mackay, D.S., B.E. Ewers, B.D. Cook, and K.J. Davis. 2007. Environmental drivers of evapotranspiration in a shrub wetland and an upland forest in northern Wisconsin, Water Resources Research, 43, W03442, doi:10.1029/2006WR005149.
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25. Ewers, B.E.*, D.S. Mackay, and S. Samanta*. 2007. Interannual consistency in canopy stomatal conductance control of leaf water potential across seven tree species. Tree Physiology, 27, 11-24.
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24. Ahl, D.E.*, Gower, S.T., Mackay, D.S., Burrows, S.N.*, Norman, J.M., and Diak, G. 2005. The effects of aggregated land cover data on estimating NPP in northern Wisconsin. Remote Sensing of Environment, 97, 1-14.
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23. Chen E.* and D.S. Mackay. 2004. Effects of combining non-spatial simulation units and explicit models of sediment delivery on an agricultural nonpoint source pollution model. Journal of Hydrology, 295, 211-224.
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22. Ahl, D.E.*, S.T. Gower, D.S. Mackay, S.N. Burrows*, J.M. Norman, and G.R. Diak. 2004. Heterogeneity of light use efficiency in a northern Wisconsin forest: implications for modeling net primary production with remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 93, 168-178.
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21. Burrows, S.N.*, S.T. Gower, J.M. Norman, G. Diak, D.S. Mackay, D.E. Ahl*, and M.K. Clayton. 2003. Spatial variability of aboveground net primary productivity for a forested landscape in northern Wisconsin. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 33, 2007-2018.
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20. Mackay, D.S., S. Samanta*, R.R. Nemani, and L.E. Band. 2003. Multi-objective parameter estimation for simulating canopy transpiration in forested watersheds. Journal of Hydrology, 277(3-4), 230-247.
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19. Mackay, D.S., D.E. Ahl*, B.E. Ewers*, S. Samanta*, S.T. Gower, and S.N. Burrows*. 2003. Physiological tradeoffs in the parameterization of a model of canopy transpiration. Advances in Water Resources, 26(2), 179-194.
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18. Mackay, D.S., S. Samanta*, D.E. Ahl*, B.E. Ewers*, S.T. Gower, and S.N. Burrows*. 2003. Automated parameterization of land surface process models using fuzzy logic. Transactions in GIS, 7(1), 139-153.
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17. Samanta, S.* and D.S. Mackay. 2003. Flexible automated parameterization of hydrologic models using fuzzy logic. Water Resources Research, 39(1), 1009, doi:10.1029/2002WR001349.
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16. Mackay, D.S., D.E. Ahl*, B.E. Ewers*, S.T. Gower, S.N. Burrows*, S. Samanta*, and K.J. Davis. 2002. Effects of aggregated classifications of forest composition on estimates of evapotranspiration in a northern Wisconsin forest. Global Change Biology, 8(12), 1253-1265.
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(*** Featured on the cover of the December 2002 issue)

15. Burrows, S.N.*, S.T. Gower, M.K. Clayton, D.S. Mackay, D.E. Ahl*, J.M. Norman, and G. Diak. 2002. Application of geostatistics to characterize LAI for flux towers to landscapes. Ecosystems, 5(7), 667-679.
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14. Ewers, B.E.*, D.S. Mackay, S.T. Gower, D.E. Ahl*, S.N. Burrows*, S. Samanta*. 2002. Tree species effects on stand transpiration in northern Wisconsin. Water Resources Research
, 38(7), 10.1029/2001WR000830.
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13. Mackay, D.S. 2001. Evaluation of hydrologic equilibrium in a mountainous watershed: Incorporating forest canopy spatial adjustment to soil biogeochemical processes. Advances in Water Resources, 24(9-10), 1211-1227.
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12. Zhu, A.-X. and D.S. Mackay. 2001. Effects of spatial detail of soil information on watershed modeling. Journal of Hydrology, 248, 54-77.
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11. FitzHugh, T.W.* and D.S. Mackay. 2001. Impact of subwatershed partitioning on modeled source- and transport-limited sediment yields in an agricultural nonpoint source pollution model. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 56(2), 137-143.

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10. FitzHugh, T.W.* and D.S. Mackay. 2000. Effects of parameter spatial aggregation on an agricultural nonpoint source pollution model. Journal of Hydrology, 236(1-2), 35-53.
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9. Liang, C.* and D.S. Mackay. 2000. A general model of watershed extraction and representation using globally optimal flow paths and up-slope contributing areas. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 14(4), 337-358.
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8. Mackay, D.S. and V.B. Robinson 2000. A multiple criteria decision support system for testing integrated environmental models. International Journal of Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 113(1), 53-67.
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7. Mackay, D.S. 1999. Semantic integration of environmental models for application to global information systems and decision-making. ACM SIGMOD Record., 28(1), 16-22.
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6. Mackay, D.S. and L.E. Band 1998. Extraction and representation of nested catchment areas from digital elevation models in lake-dominated topography. Water Resources Research, 34(4), 897-902.
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5. Mackay, D.S. and L.E. Band 1997. Forest ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: dynamic coupling of distributed hydrology and canopy growth. Hydrological Processes, 11, 1197-1217.
Reprinted in Hydrological Processes AGU Special Issue, December 1997.
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4. Band, L.E., D.S. Mackay, I. Creed, R. Semkin, and D.S. Jeffries 1996. Ecosystem Processes at the Watershed Scale: Sensitivity to Potential Climate Change. Limnology and Oceanography, 41(5), 928-38.
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3. Robinson, V.B. and D.S. Mackay. 1996. Semantic modeling for the integration of geographic information and regional hydroecological simulation management. Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, 19(5/6), 321-39.
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2. Mackay, D.S., V.B. Robinson, and L.E. Band 1993. An integrated knowledge-based systems for managing spatiotemporal ecological simulations. AI applications , 7(1), 29-36. [ Link ]

1. Mackay, D.S., V.B. Robinson, and L.E. Band. 1992. Classification of higher order topographic objects on digital terrain data. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems , 16, 473-96.
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Conference Proceedings and Book Chapters

16. Ewers, B.E., B. Bond-Lamberty, and D.S. Mackay. 2011. Consequences of stand age and species’ functional trait changes on ecosystem water use of forests. In "Size- and age-related changes in tree structure and function" eds Rick Meinzer, Todd Dawson, Barb Lachenbruch. Springer, Dordrecht, 481-506.

15. Noormets A, Ewers B, Sun G, Mackay S, Zheng D, McNulty S, Chen J, 2006. Water and carbon cycles in heterogeneous landscapes: an ecosystem perspective. In: Linking ecology to landscape hierarchies (Eds. Jiquan Chen, Sari C. Saunders, Kimberly D. Brosofske, and Thomas R. Crow), Nova Publishing, Carbondale, IL, USA, pp. 89-123.

14. Mackay, D.S. 2003. Watershed management: A regional to global perspective. In Young, R.A. and R.L. Giese (Eds.). Introduction to Forest Ecosystem Science and Management, 3rd Edition, Wiley, New York, 337-361.

13. Zhu, A-X. and D.S. Mackay. 2000. Effect of soil landscape parameterization on watershed system responses. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling: Problems, Prospects and Research Needs, Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2-8, 2000.

12. Mackay, D.S. 2000. Integrated vegetation-hydrologic response to environmental change: Computational tools for scaling forest water use, In. Bentley et al. (Eds.). Computational Methods in Water Resources XIII, Balkema, Rotterdam, 1139-1146.

11. Ahl, D.E., D.S. Mackay, S. Burrows, and S.T. Gower. 1999. Remote Sensing, Sampling, and Ecological Modeling Techniques for Scaling Temperate Forest Ecosystem Processes. Proceedings ASPRS.

10. Mackay, D.S. 1998. Characterization of Emergent Behavior in a Spatially Explicit Ecological Hydrology Model Under Fuzzy Logic. Proceedings of GIS/LIS'98, 424-435.

9. Mackay, D.S. and V.B. Robinson 1998. Model self-evaluation and detection of "semantic error" in a spatially explicit ecosystem processs model. Proceedings The Seventh International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, Editions, E.D.K., Paris, 588-595.

8. Mackay, D.S. 1997. Coupling self-evaluating hydrological and ecological models of different spatial scales. Proceedings of GIS/LIS'97, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, MD., 486-498.

7. Liang, C. and D.S. Mackay. 1997. Feature based optimization of flow directions and upslope areas in flat areas in grid digital elevation models. Proceedings of GIS/LIS'97, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, MD., 45-52.

6. Mackay, D.S. and L.E. Band. 1997. Forest ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: dynamic coupling of distributed hydrology and canopy growth
. In Beven, K.J. (Ed.). Distributed Hydrological Modelling: Applications of the TOPMODEL Concept, Wiley, Chichester, 85-104. (Refereed)

5. Robinson, V.B. and D.S. Mackay. 1995. The knowledge-based land information manager and simulator (KBLIMS) for forested ecosystem simulation management. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Montreal, Canada, August 1995. (Refereed)

4. Robinson, V.B. and D.S. Mackay. 1994. On heterogeneous geographic information systems, architectures, spatial data models, transactions, and database languages. In Robinson, V.B. and H. Tom (Eds.). Towards SQL database extensions for geographic information systems, Silicon Press, Summit, NJ, pp. 1-35.

3. Mackay, D.S., V.B. Robinson, and L.E. Band. 1994. A knowledge-based approach to the management of geographic information systems for simulation of forested ecosystems. In Michener, W.K., J.W. Brunt, and S.G. Stafford (Eds.). Environmental Information Management and Analysis: Ecosystem to Global Scales , Taylor & Francis, London, 511-34. (Refereed)

2. Mackay, D.S., V.B. Robinson, and L.E. Band. 1992. Development of an integrated knowledge-based systems for managing spatiotemporal ecological simulations. Proceedings of GIS/LIS'92 , American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, Maryland, pp. 494-503.


1. Mackay, D.S., L.E. Band, and V.B. Robinson. 1991. An object-oriented system for the organization and representation of terrain knowledge for forested ecosystems, Proceedings of GIS/LIS'91 , American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, Maryland, pp. 617-26.


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Last Update: April 15, 2017