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Terry Sohl



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Terry Sohl is a Research Physical Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Since 1993, he has been involved in the mapping, analysis, and modeling of land-use and land-cover within USGS.  Terry was one of the original project members that helped develop the 1992 National Land Cover Database (1992), and was also one of the original founders of the USGS Land Cover trends project.  Using the experience gained from mapping and analyzing current and historical land-use change, Terry led the development of the unique land-cover modeling framework FORE-SCE (FOREcasting SCEnarios of land-use change), a modeling framework that has been used to produce scenario-based land-use and land-cover projections for the conterminous United States at high spatial and thematic resolution.  Terry continues to lead land-cover modeling projects at USGS EROS, and is currently involved in developing new, integrated modeling frameworks that capture anthropogneic landscape change, natural vegetation succession, and fire and disturbance regimes, including landscape response to climate change.





Publications

Sohl, Terry L.; Sleeter, Benjamin M., 2012. Land-use and land-cover scenarios and spatial modeling at the regional scale. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3091, 4 p. [Link]

Sohl, T.L., Sleeter, B.M., Sayler, K.L., Bouchard, M.A., Reker, R.R., Bennett, S.L., Sleeter, R.R., Kanengieter, R.L., and Zhu, Z., 2012, Spatially explicit land-use and land-cover scenarios for the Great Plains of the United States: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment v. 153, p 1-15. [Link]

Sohl, T.L.., and B. M. Sleeter, 2012, Role of Remote Sensing for Land-Use and Land-Cove Change Modeling, in Remote Sensing and Land Cover: Principles and Applications, ed. C. Giri, Taylor and Francis CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Pp 225-239.

Sohl, T.L., Sleeter, B.M., Zhu, Z., Sayler, K.L., Bennett, S., Bouchard, M., Reker, R., Hawbaker, T., Wein, A., Liu, S., Kanengieter, R., and Acevedo, W., 2012, A land-use and land-cover modeling strategy to support a national assessment of carbon stocks and fluxes: Applied Geography v. 34, p. 111-124. [Link]

Sleeter, B.M., Sohl, T.L., Bouchard, M., Reker, R, Sleeter, R.R., and Sayler, K.L., 2012, Scenarios of land use and land cover change in the conterminous United States: Utilizing the Special Report on Emission Scenarios at Ecoregional Scales: Global Environmental Change (in press).

Sohl, T.L., and L.B. Sohl, 2012. Land Use Change in the Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens ecoregion. Geographical Review 102(2): pp. 180-201. [Link]

Zhu, Zhiliang, ed.; Bergamaschi, Brian; Bernknopf, Richard; Clow, David; Dye, Dennis; Faulkner, Stephen; Forney, William; Gleason, Robert; Hawbaker,Todd; Liu, Jinxun; Liu, Shuguang; Prisley, Stephen; Reed, Bradley; Reeves, Matthew; Rollins, Matthew; Sleeter, Benjamin; Sohl, Terry; Stackpoole, Sarah; Stehman, Stephen; Striegl, Robert; Wein, Anne; Zhu, Zhiliang , 2010. A method for assessing carbon stocks, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse-gas fluxes in ecosystems of the United States under present conditions and future scenarios. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5233, xviii, 85 p. ; appendices; Download Files: Main body; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Appendix I [Link]

Sohl, T.L., Loveland, T.R., Sleeter, B.M., Sayler, K.L., and Barnes, C.A., 2010, Addressing foundational elements of regional land-use change forecasting: Landscape Ecology, v. 25, no. 2, p. 233-247 [Link]

Zhao, S., Liu, S., Li, Z., and Sohl, T., 2010, Federal Land Management, Carbon Sequestration, and Climate Change in the Southeastern U.S.: A case study with Fort Benning: Environmental Science & Technology v. 44, issue 3, p. 992-997 [Link]

Zhao, S., Liu, S., Li, Z., and Sohl, T., 2010, A spatial resolution threshold of land cover in estimating terrestrial carbon sequestration in four counties in Georgia and Alabama: Biogeosciences v. 7, issue 1, p. 71-80. [Link]

Zhao, S., Liu, S., Li, Z., and Sohl, T., 2009, Ignoring detailed fast-changing dynamics of land use overestimates regional terrestrial carbon sequestration: Biogeosciences v. 6, p. 1647-1654. [Link]

Sohl, T.L. and Sayler, K.L., 2008, Using the FORE-SCE model to project land-cover change in the southeastern United States: Ecological Modelling v. 219, no. 1-2, p. 49-65. [Link]

Sohl, T.L., Sayler, K.L, Drummond, M.A., and Loveland, T.R., 2007, The FORE-SCE model: A practical approach for projecting land use change using scenario-based modeling: Journal of Land Use Science v. 2, issue 2, p. 103-126. [Link]

Stehman, S.V., Sohl, T.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2005, An evaluation of sampling strategies to improve precision of estimates of gross change in land use and land cover: International Journal of Remote Sensing v. 26, issue 22, p. 4941-4957. [Link]

Sohl, T.L., Gallant, A.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2004, The Characteristics and Interpretability of Land Surface Change and Implications on Project Design: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, v. 70, issue 4, p. 439-448. [Link]

Gallant, A.L., Loveland, T.R., Sohl, T.L., and Napton, D., 2004, Using a geographic framework for analyzing land cover issues: Environmental Management v. 34, issue S1, p. 89-110. [Link]

Sohl, T. L., 2003. Atlantic coastal pine barrens. Fact Sheet 092-03, 4 p.

Griffith, J.A., Stehman, S.V., Sohl, T.L., and Loveland, T.R., 2003, Detecting trends in landscape pattern metrics over a 20-year period using a sampling-based monitoring programme: International Journal of Remote Sensing v. 24, issue 1, p. 175-181. [Link]

Stehman, S.V., Sohl, T., and Loveland, T., 2003, Statistical sampling to characterize recent United States land-cover change. Remote Sensing of Environment 86, no. 4, p. 517-529. [Link]

Napton, D., Auch, R., Sohl, T., and Loveland, T., 2003, Land use and land cover change in the north-central Appalachians ecoregion: Pennsylvania Geographer v. 41, issue 2, p. 46-66. [Link]

Loveland, T.R., Sohl, T.L., Stehman, S.V., Gallant, A.L.., Sayler, K.L., and Napton, D.E., 2002, A strategy for estimating the rates of recent United States land cover changes: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing v. 68, issue 10, p. 1091-1099. [Link]

Sohl, T.L., 1999, Change detection in the United Arab Emirates: An investigation of techniques: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing v. 65, issue 4, p. 475-484.

Sohl, T.L., and Dwyer, J., 1998, North American Landscape Characterization Project: The production of continental scale three-decade Landsat data sets: Geocarto International v. 13, issue 3, p. 43-41.

Vogelmann, J., Sohl, T., and Howard, S., 1998, Regional characterization of land cover using multiple sources of data: Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing v. 64, issue 1, p. 45-57. [Link]

Vogelmann, J.E., Sohl, T.L., Campbell, P.V.., and Shaw, D.M., 1998, Regional Land Cover Characterization using Landsat Thematic Mapper Data and Ancillary Data Sources: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment v. 51, issue 1-2, p. 415-428. [Link]






                           

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Geographic Analysis and Mappinggeospatial analysis
Geographic Analysis and Mappingremote sensing
Earth Characteristicsland surface
Techniques and Methodsimage analysis
Techniques and Methodsstatistical analysis
Environmental Issuesland use
Environmental Issuesland use change


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