Mapping and predicting deforestation patterns in the lowlands of Sumatra

@article{Linkie2004MappingAP,
  title={Mapping and predicting deforestation patterns in the lowlands of Sumatra},
  author={Matthew Linkie and Robert J Smith and Nigel Leader-Williams},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={1809-1818}
}
Protected area managers have limited resources and so need fine-scale information to decide where to focus their budgets for law enforcement and community outreach. This study used satellite imagery to map and analyse forest loss in an area that overlaps with Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, to identify areas most susceptible to illegal logging. Between 1985 and 1992, forest located at lower elevation and close to roads was most vulnerable to clearance. These factors were also significant… CONTINUE READING