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Humid tropical forest clearing from 2000 to 2005 quantified by using multitemporal and multiresolution remotely sensed data

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2008
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Title
Humid tropical forest clearing from 2000 to 2005 quantified by using multitemporal and multiresolution remotely sensed data
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2008
DOI 10.1073/pnas.0804042105
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Authors

M. C. Hansen, S. V. Stehman, P. V. Potapov, T. R. Loveland, J. R. G. Townshend, R. S. DeFries, K. W. Pittman, B. Arunarwati, F. Stolle, M. K. Steininger, M. Carroll, C. DiMiceli

Abstract

Forest cover is an important input variable for assessing changes to carbon stocks, climate and hydrological systems, biodiversity richness, and other sustainability science disciplines. Despite incremental improvements in our ability to quantify rates of forest clearing, there is still no definitive understanding on global trends. Without timely and accurate forest monitoring methods, policy responses will be uninformed concerning the most basic facts of forest cover change. Results of a feasible and cost-effective monitoring strategy are presented that enable timely, precise, and internally consistent estimates of forest clearing within the humid tropics. A probability-based sampling approach that synergistically employs low and high spatial resolution satellite datasets was used to quantify humid tropical forest clearing from 2000 to 2005. Forest clearing is estimated to be 1.39% (SE 0.084%) of the total biome area. This translates to an estimated forest area cleared of 27.2 million hectares (SE 2.28 million hectares), and represents a 2.36% reduction in area of humid tropical forest. Fifty-five percent of total biome clearing occurs within only 6% of the biome area, emphasizing the presence of forest clearing "hotspots." Forest loss in Brazil accounts for 47.8% of total biome clearing, nearly four times that of the next highest country, Indonesia, which accounts for 12.8%. Over three-fifths of clearing occurs in Latin America and over one-third in Asia. Africa contributes 5.4% to the estimated loss of humid tropical forest cover, reflecting the absence of current agro-industrial scale clearing in humid tropical Africa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 31 4%
Brazil 19 2%
United Kingdom 10 1%
Canada 5 <1%
Germany 5 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
Italy 4 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Colombia 3 <1%
Other 23 3%
Unknown 719 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 206 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 196 24%
Student > Master 108 13%
Student > Bachelor 57 7%
Student > Postgraduate 43 5%
Other 217 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 306 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 234 28%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 125 15%
Unspecified 66 8%
Social Sciences 26 3%
Other 70 8%

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