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Global Drylands Assessment using Collect Earth tools and opportunities for forest restoration: results in the Mediterranean region
Year:2017
Research Areas
  • Plants and animal biology and ecology
Information
Abstract
There are different definition of forest degradation (Penman et al., 2003; FAO, 2011), whose assessment generally requires a longitudinal monitoring of forest structure over time. The WRI atlas of forest and landscape restoration opportunities1 mapped degraded forests by combining a map of potential forest coverage (derived from data on climate, soils, elevation, and current and historical forest extent), a map of current forest coverage (based on Hansen?s 2003 map), and data on land use. Data from the FAO Global Dryland Assessment (GDA), collected using the Open Forest Collect Earth tool, can be used to update both the map of potential forest coverage and the map of current forest coverage. Moreover, the analysis can be done separately for each land use category, thus directly integrating the land use effect on forest degradation.
International
Si
Congress
5th Mediterranean Forest Week
960
Place
Agadir
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2268-3526
Start Date
20/03/2017
End Date
24/03/2017
From page
251
To page
259
Proceedings of the 5th Mediterranean Forest Week (special issue of "Forêt Méditerranéene)
Participants
  • Autor: Pablo Martín Ortega (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Gonzaga Garcia Montero (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Defensa y Aprovechamiento del Medio Natural
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
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