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High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change

Overview of attention for article published in Science, November 2013
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Title
High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change
Published in
Science, November 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1244693
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Authors

M. C. Hansen, P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, J. R. G. Townshend, Hansen MC, Potapov PV, Moore R, Hancher M, Turubanova SA, Tyukavina A, Thau D, Stehman SV, Goetz SJ, Loveland TR, Kommareddy A, Egorov A, Chini L, Justice CO, Townshend JR

Abstract

Quantification of global forest change has been lacking despite the recognized importance of forest ecosystem services. In this study, Earth observation satellite data were used to map global forest loss (2.3 million square kilometers) and gain (0.8 million square kilometers) from 2000 to 2012 at a spatial resolution of 30 meters. The tropics were the only climate domain to exhibit a trend, with forest loss increasing by 2101 square kilometers per year. Brazil's well-documented reduction in deforestation was offset by increasing forest loss in Indonesia, Malaysia, Paraguay, Bolivia, Zambia, Angola, and elsewhere. Intensive forestry practiced within subtropical forests resulted in the highest rates of forest change globally. Boreal forest loss due largely to fire and forestry was second to that in the tropics in absolute and proportional terms. These results depict a globally consistent and locally relevant record of forest change.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 85 3%
United Kingdom 43 2%
Brazil 43 2%
Canada 19 <1%
Germany 17 <1%
Argentina 16 <1%
Spain 13 <1%
Mexico 12 <1%
Netherlands 11 <1%
Other 120 5%
Unknown 2186 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 666 26%
Researcher 626 24%
Student > Master 441 17%
Student > Bachelor 196 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 150 6%
Other 486 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 974 38%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 790 31%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 398 16%
Unspecified 143 6%
Social Sciences 75 3%
Other 185 7%

Attention Score in Context

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#328
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Outputs from Science
#21
of 41,881 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#12
of 147,637 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#3
of 810 outputs
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