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High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change
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Intensive forestry practiced within subtropical forests resulted in the highest rates of forest change globally, and boreal forest loss due largely to fire and forestry was second to that in the tropics in absolute and proportional terms.
Global land cover classification at 1 km spatial resolution using a classification tree approach
This paper on reports the production of a 1 km spatial resolution land cover classification using data for 1992-1993 from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). This map will be
Global Percent Tree Cover at a Spatial Resolution of 500 Meters: First Results of the MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields Algorithm
Abstract The first results of the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) vegetation continuous field algorithm's global percent tree cover are presented. Percent tree cover per 500-m
Carbon emissions from tropical deforestation and regrowth based on satellite observations for the 1980s and 1990s
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The results indicate that the net rate of tropical forest clearing increased ≈10% from the 1980s to 1990s, most notably in southeast Asia, in contrast to an 11% reduction reported by the FRA.
Primary forest cover loss in Indonesia over 2000–2012
Extensive clearing of Indonesian primary forests results in increased greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss. However, there is no consensus on the areal extent and temporal trends of primary
Quantification of global gross forest cover loss
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A globally consistent methodology using satellite imagery was implemented to quantify gross forest cover loss (GFCL) from 2000 to 2005 and to compare GFCL among biomes, continents, and countries, finding the boreal biome experienced the largest area, followed by the humid tropical, dry tropical, and temperate biomes.
Carbon emissions from land use and land-cover change
Abstract. The net flux of carbon from land use and land-cover change (LULCC) accounted for 12.5% of anthropogenic carbon emissions from 1990 to 2010. This net flux is the most uncertain term in the
Humid tropical forest clearing from 2000 to 2005 quantified by using multitemporal and multiresolution remotely sensed data
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Results of a feasible and cost-effective monitoring strategy are presented that enable timely, precise, and internally consistent estimates of forest clearing within the humid tropics.
The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics
Tropical deforestation accounts for almost one-fifth of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and threatens the world's most diverse ecosystems. The prevalence of illegal forest extraction in the
Deforestation driven by urban population growth and agricultural trade in the twenty-first century
Reducing tropical deforestation is at present considered a cost-effective option for mitigating climate change. Satellite-based estimates of forest loss suggest that urban population growth and urban
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