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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

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 71 1%
United Kingdom 38 <1%
Brazil 32 <1%
Canada 17 <1%
Argentina 15 <1%
Germany 14 <1%
Spain 10 <1%
Colombia 10 <1%
Netherlands 9 <1%
Other 95 1%
Unknown 6266 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1319 20%
Researcher 1216 18%
Student > Master 1118 17%
Student > Bachelor 619 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 344 5%
Other 1020 16%
Unknown 941 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 2028 31%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1528 23%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 739 11%
Engineering 211 3%
Social Sciences 160 2%
Other 597 9%
Unknown 1314 20%

Attention Score in Context

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#3,399
of 21,255,122 outputs
Outputs from Science
#212
of 76,380 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#21
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
of 859 outputs
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