Machine learning models of forest vulnerability to fires, windthrows and insect outbreaks
Forest disturbance regimes are expected to intensify as Earth’s climate changes. We investigated the vulnerability of European forests to fires, windthrows and insect outbreaks during the period 1979-2018 by integrating machine learning with disturbance data and satellite products. The proposed methodology is purely data-driven and therefore reproducible, applicable at large scales, and in line with the measurement/reporting/verification process of UNFCCC. Results of this study have been published in Forzieri et al. (2021).
Pre-processed data, codes and final vulnerability models developed in the afore-mentioned work are made publicly available here and briefly described to facilitate reproducibility and applicability.