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Publications

  1. Di Vittorio, A. V., R. I. Negron-Juarez, N. Higuchi, and J. Q. Chambers (in review). Understanding tropical forest carbon balance: Comparison of the effects of field plot- and satellite-estimated mortality regimes on the dynamics and spatial structure of Central Amazon forest biomass. Environmental Research Letters.
  2. Di Vittorio, A. V. and N. L. Miller (2014). Reducing the impact of model scale on simulated, gridded switchgrass yields, Environmental Modelling and Software, 51:70-83.
  3. Chambers, J. Q., R. I. Negron-Juarez, D. M. Marra, A. V. Di Vittorio, J. Tews, D. Roberts, G. H.P.M. Ribeiro, S. E. Trumbore, and N. Higuchi (2013). The steady-state mosaic of disturbance and succession across an old-growth Central Amazon forest landscape, PNAS, 110(10):3949-3954.
  4. Di Vittorio, A. V., and N. L. Miller (2013). Evaluating a modified point-based method to downscale cell-based climate variable data to high-resolution grids, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 112:495-519.
  5. Di Vittorio, A. V., R. S. Anderson, J. D. White, N. L. Miller, and S. W. Running (2010). Development and optimization of an Agro-BGC ecosystem model for C4 perennial grasses, Ecological Modelling, 221:2038-2053.
  6. Di Vittorio, A. V. (2009). Enhancing a leaf radiative transfer model to estimate concentrations and in-vivo specific absorption coefficients of total carotenoids and chlorophylls a and b from single-needle reflectance and transmittance, Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 113, pp. 1948-1966.
  7. Di Vittorio, A. V. (2009). Pigment-based identification of ozone-damaged pine needles as a basis for spectral segregation of needle conditions, Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 38, pp. 855-867.
  8. Di Vittorio, A. V., and G. S. Biging (2009). Spectral identification of ozone-damaged pine needles, International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 30, no. 12, pp. 3041-3073.
  9. Sayre, N. F., and A. V. Di Vittorio (2009). General: Scale. In The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, R. Kitchen and N. Thrift, eds. Elsevier, St. Louis, MO.
  10. Di Vittorio, A. V., and W. J. Emery (2002). An automated, dynamic threshold cloud-masking algorithm for daytime AVHRR images over land, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 40, no. 8, pp. 1682-1694.

    In Preparation

    1. Di Vittorio, A. V., L. P. Chini, B. Bond-Lamberty, J. Mao, X. Shi, J. Truesdale, T. Craig, W. D. Collins, P. Thornton, J. Edmonds, A. Thomson, G. C. Hurtt, K. Calvin, A. Jones. From land use to land cover: Restoring the afforestation signal in GCAM to CESM land use coupling and the implications for
      CMIP5 RCP simulations. 
    2. Di Vittorio, A. V., W. D. Collins. Uncertainty in land use projection associated with constant Agro-Ecological Zones under the constraint of a future radiative forcing target.

    Presentations

    1. Di Vittorio, A.V., "New agro-ecological zones and their potential to affect land use projections," Combined GTSP Technical Workshop and GCAM Community Modeling Meeting, College Park, MD, Oct. 1-4, 2013.
    2. Di Vittorio, A. V., “Understanding the influence of agro-ecological zones on land use projections,” joint CESM Societal Dimensions and Land Modeling Working group meeting, Boulder, CO, Feb. 19-22, 2013.
    3. Invited: Di Vittorio, A. V., “Shifting lands with the winds of change: Understanding land use - climate interactions,” ESPM land change science seminar series, UC Berkeley, CA, Jan. 29, 2013.
    4. Chambers, J. Q., R. I. Negron-Juarez, D. M. Marra, A. V. Di Vittorio, J. Tews, D. Roberts, G. H.P.M. Ribeiro, S. E. Trumbore, and N. Higuchi, “Episodic tree mortality disturbance and the steady-state mosaic of an old-growth Central Amazon forest landscape,” DOE BER Climate and Earth System Modeling PI Meeting, Washington, DC, Sept. 19-22, 2011.
    5. Invited: Di Vittorio, A. V., et al., “Where to plant biofuel crops: Integrating ecology, economics, and potential land uses in a spatial model,” Workshop on Biofuels in Latin America, March 17-18, 2009.
    6. Award: Di Vittorio, A. V., “An enhanced leaf model for estimating pigment concentrations and in vivo specific absorption coefficients from leaf reflectance and transmittance,” ESPM Graduate Research Symposium, Berkeley, CA, May 3, 2008.
    7. Di Vittorio, A. V., "Revealing the ozone specter: A quantitative signal of forest stress," GeoLunch, Geospatial Innovation Facility, Berkeley, CA, Oct. 19, 2007.
    8. Di Vittorio, A. V., “GIS-based ground truth validation of a forest canopy digital surface model produced by digital photogrammetry,” ASPRS 2006 Annual Conference: Prospecting for geospatial information integration, Reno, NV, May 1-5, 2006.

    Posters

    1. Di Vittorio, A. V., "Implications of constant land unit boundaries for land use projection in a changing climate," American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2013.
    2. Di Vittorio, A. V., "Implications of constant bioclimatic zones for land modeling in a changing climate," 18th annual CESM Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, June 17-20, 2013.
    3. Di Vittorio, A. V., B. Bond-Lamberty, J. Mao, L. P. Chini, J. Truesdale, X. Shi, M. L. Branstetter, W. D. Collins, P. Thornton, J. Edmonds, A. Thomson, G. C. Hurtt, K. Calvin, A. Jones, T. Craig, "iESM update: New land-use coupling and initial results of a fully-coupled experiment," 18th annual CESM Workshop, Breckenridge, CO, June 17-20, 2013.
    4. Di Vittorio, A. V., and J. Q. Chambers, "Merging plot and Landsat data to estimate the frequency distribution of Central Amazon mortality event size for landscape-scale ecosystem simulations," American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 6, 2012.
    5. Chambers, J. Q., R. I. Negron-Juarez, A. V. Di Vittorio, D. Marra, S. W. Rifai, G. Ribeiro, N. Higuchi, "Toward detection of CO2 fertilization of tree growth and biomass accumulation in Amazon forests," American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 7, 2012.
    6. Di Vittorio, A. V., and J. Q. Chambers, "Agent-specific tree mortality rates in the eastern United States from FIA data," American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 7, 2012.
    7. Di Vittorio, A. V., N. L. Miller, “Evaluating multi-scale grids for regional agro-ecosystem simulations of switchgrass,” American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2010.
    8. Di Vittorio, A. V., R. S. Anderson, J. D. White, N. L. Miller, and S. W. Running, “Development and optimization of an Agro-BGC ecosystem model for C4 perennial grasses,” Soil and Water Conservation Society, Sustainable Feedstocks for Advanced Biofuels workshop, Atlanta, GA, September 28-30, 2010.
    9. Di Vittorio, A. V., R. S. Anderson, J. D. White, N. L. Miller, and S. W. Running, “Growing C4 perennial grass for bioenergy using a new Agro-BGC ecosystem model,” American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2009.
    10. Di Vittorio, A. V., and N. L. Miller, “Bioenergy crop model simulation and evaluation of Miscanthus,” American Geophysical Union annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 19, 2008.

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