The remnants of restinga habitats in the brazilian Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil: habitat loss and risk of disappearance.

@article{Rocha2007TheRO,
  title={The remnants of restinga habitats in the brazilian Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil: habitat loss and risk of disappearance.},
  author={C. A. F. da Rocha and Helena de Godoy Bergallo and Monique van Sluys and Maria Alice dos Santos Alves and C E Jamel},
  journal={Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={263-73}
}
"Restingas" (herbaceous/shrubby coastal sand-dune habitats) used to cover most of Rio de Janeiro State coast, and have suffered extensive degradation over the last five centuries. Using satellite images and field work, we identified the remaining restingas in the State, recording the factors that might cause their degradation. We used two mosaics of Landsat 7 scenes (spatial resolution 15 and 30 m) to map and evaluate preliminarly the remaining areas and conservation status. Each remnant area… CONTINUE READING
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