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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 74 2%
United Kingdom 40 <1%
Brazil 32 <1%
Canada 17 <1%
Argentina 15 <1%
Germany 14 <1%
Spain 11 <1%
Colombia 10 <1%
Netherlands 10 <1%
Other 102 2%
Unknown 4509 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1078 22%
Researcher 994 21%
Student > Master 846 18%
Student > Bachelor 411 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 261 5%
Other 812 17%
Unknown 432 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 1640 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1227 25%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 602 12%
Engineering 137 3%
Social Sciences 130 3%
Other 386 8%
Unknown 712 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1910. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2020.
All research outputs
#1,429
of 15,117,967 outputs
Outputs from Science
#108
of 65,725 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19
of 186,601 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
of 857 outputs
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