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Principal Investigators:

Richard E. Bilsborrow, University of North Carolina (US-PI)
Rosanna Manosalvas, EcoCiencia (SA-PI)
Stephen J. Walsh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (US-PI)

 

Abstract 2003:  Modeling the Scale Dependent Drivers of LCLU Dynamics in Northeastern Ecuador: Simulating Patterns of Landscape Change and Assessing their Cause and Consequence through Multi-Level Models and Cellular Automata (View)

 
Resumo 2003:  Modelagem das variáveis de escalas motoras do modelo dinâmico LCLU para o Nordeste do Equador: Simulação das causas e conseqüências de mudanças na superficie terrestre por modelos celulares e multi-dimensionais

 

Abstract 1998:  Agricultural Colonization on the Ecuadorian Amazon: Population, Biophysical, and Geographical Factors Affecting Land Use/Land Cover Change and Landscape Structure (View)

 

Resumo 1998:  Colonização Agrícola na Amazônia Equatoriana: População, Fatores Biofísicos e Geográficos que afetam a Cobertura e Uso de Terra e o Cenário

 

Investigation Duration:   06/1998 - 12/2005

 

LC-30 is a successor to investigation LC-01.

 

Participants:

Eduardo Arguello
Michael Bacon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Francis Baquero, EcoCiencia, Quito, Ecuador
Alisson Barbieri, CEDEPLAR/UFMG
Richard E. Bilsborrow, US-PI, University of North Carolina
Jason Lee Bremner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Christine Erlien, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina
Brian Frizzelle, Carolina Population Center - UNC
Clark Gray, Carolina Population Center
George P. Malanson, The University of Iowa
Rosanna Manosalvas, SA-PI, EcoCiencia
Carlos Mena, (1) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, (2) Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Joseph P. Messina, Center for Global Change and Earth Observations
William Pan, The Johns Hopkins University
Bolier Torres, Ministry of the Environment
Stephen J. Walsh, US-PI, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

Research Sites:

Ecuador

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Educational Materials:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2002  

  • LBA research data have been incorporated into exercises and materials of core courses at the University of North Carolina:

    • Geography 191: Technical Issues in GIS
    • Geography 192: Applied GIS
    • Geography 303: Graduate Seminar in Population and Environment Interactions
    • Biostatistics 170: Demographic Techniques I
    • Geography 308: Graduate Seminar on Land Cover/Land Use Dyamics

Formal Training:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2001  

  • Training in Image Processing and Field Collection

    A recent graduate of the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Courtney Hart, was hired from September 2000 to September 2001 by the Carolina Population Center at UNC to work on the Ecuador project while stationed at Ecociencia in Quito, Ecuador.

    In addition to providing coordination support, Hart provided technical support on image processing and field data collection and continuing training to the Ecociencia staff, as well as to the larger community of spatial specialists in Quito via a one-week workshop held at Ecociencia.

2002  

  • Training in techniques of data collection

    Seventeen Ecuadorians were recruited and trained for two weeks in Quito in techniques of data collection via household and community-level surveys, which included an introduction to project goals, Amazonian development in Ecuador, sources and quality of demographic and socio-economic data, and agricultural crops and cattle raising in the Amazon.

Internship and Exchange Programs:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2001  

  • Training of EcoCiencia Staff, in Ecuador

    Courtney Hart, from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, provided technical support on imaging processing and field data collection and training to the EcoCiencia staff and the larger community of spatial specialists in Quito during a one-week workshop held at EcoCiencia.

  • Visit of EcoCiencia researcher to the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

    Carlos Mena, a project participant at EcoCiencia and formerly a Graduate student at the University of South Florida, visited the UNC campus for two weeks in December, 2001, partly to prepare an application to UNC-Chapel Hill in geography with a format connection to the Carolina Population Center as a pre-doctoral trainee.

2003  

  • EcoCiencia researcher visited the University of North-Carolina

    Dr. Torres, from EcoCiencia, Ecuador, visited the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill to work with Dr. Billsborrow and Alison Barbieri on estimating household incomes for 1999 from the socio-economic and demographic survey data. Alison Barbieri, from Brazil, attends a Ph.D. program at the Department of City and Regional Planning Carolina Population Center at UNC.

Local Community / Government Outreach:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Settler Incomes and Welfare in the Amazon in 1999

    Lecture presented by R. E. Bilsborrow and B. Torres at the Ministry of Environment and the Instituto para el Ecodesarrollo Regional Amazónico (ECORAE), in Quito, Ecuador. It was also presented at a workshop organized for migrant colonist households and policy makers, in Lago Agrio, Coca, Ecuador.
     

  • LULC Dynamics in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented at The Ecuadorian Minister of Environment, in Quito, Ecuador, by S. J. Walsh and J. P. Messina.

2004  

  • Symposium for Ecuadorian government officials, non-governmental organizations, university faculty and students:

    Richard E. Bilsborrow and Stephen J. Walsh presented research findings associated with the NASA Ecology-LBA Phase I and Phase II projects funded through the NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change Program. There were nearly 100 attendees.

    A CD-ROM was distributed containing selected project papers (abstracts translated into Spanish), data sets, and maps.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

1999  

  • Integrating Geographic Information Science in the Data Collection Phase of Population-Environment Research

    Paper written by by McGregor, S.J. and Bilsborrow, R.E. presented at the Population Association of America Annual Conference.

  • Application of Cellular Automata Modeling for Enhanced Land Cover Classification in the Ecuadorian Amazon,

    Lecture presented by Professor Joseph Messina (Michigan State University) at the Applied Geography Conference, held in Charlotte, NC, USA.

2000  

  • Several seminars were presented at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and other US universities about methodologies and findings of this science team. Presentations can be found at: :CPC Ecuador Projects

  • Change in Ecuadorian Farm Composition over time – Population Pressures, Migration, and Changes in Land Use

    Paper written by Pan, W. and Bilsborrow, R.E., presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA.

  • Scale Dependent Pattern Metrics and Panel Data Analysis as Applied in a Multiphase Hybrid Land Cover Classification Scheme

    Paper written by Messina, J.P., Walsh, S.J., and Crews-Meyer, K.A.. It was presented at the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, in Washington, DC, USA.

  • Plant Biomass Variation in Frontier Environments: The Case of Deforestation and Agricultural Extensification in Thailand and Ecuador

    Paper written by Walsh, S.J., Crews-Meyer, K.A., and Messina, J.P., presented at the Fourth International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling, held in Banff, Canada.

  • Migrant Colonists, Agriculture and Deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented by Bilsborrow, R. E. at Triangle Area Population Society, in Durham, NC, USA.

  • Emerging Technologies for Remote Sensing and Geo-Spatial Data. A Workshop on Moving Remote Sensing from Research to Applications: Case Studies of the Knowledge Transfer Process

    Paper presented by Steven Walsh at the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, DC, USA.

  • Analysis of Land Change Across Spatial Scales Using Geographic Techniques: A Comparison of Deforestation in Ecuador and Thailand

    Paper written by Messina, J.P. and Walsh, S.J.. It was presented at the Latin America Studies Association, Miami, FL, USA.

  • Integrating Geographic Information Science Techniques and Household Socio-economic Surveys of Population Environment Research: A Preliminary Report

    Paper written by Mena, C., Taff, G., Frizzelle, B., and McGregor, S.J. and presented at the Latin America Studies Association, Miami, FL, USA

  • Permanence and Adaptation Among Settler Households in Ecuador's Amazon

    Paper written by Murphy, L. and Pan, W. was presented at the Latin America Studies Association, Miami, FL, USA.

  • Population Pressure, Subdivision and Land Clearing in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Taff, G., Pan, W., and Bilsborrow, R.E.. It was presented at the Latin America Studies Association, Miami, FL, USA.

  • Land Use Change in Rural Thailand and the Ecuadorian Amazon: A Comparative Study

    Paper written by Crews-Meyer, K.A. and Valdivia, G. and presented at the Latin America Studies Association, Miami, FL, USA.

  • Participacion de comunidades locales en la gestion de areas protegidas: Primeros pasos en la formacion de un consejo de manejo compartido en la Reserva de Produccion Faunistica Cuyabeno, Amazonia Ecuatoriana

    Paper presented by Araya, I. at the Latin America Studies Association, Miami, FL, USA.

  • Population and Environment Interactions: Spatial Considerations in Landscape Characterization and Modeling

    Paper written by Walsh, S.J. and presented at the Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, USA.

  • The Application of Non-Traditional Pattern Metrics in the Development of a Multiphase Hybrid Classification Scheme: Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Messina, J.P. and presented at the Association of American Geographers, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

  • A Cellular Modeling Approach to Dynamic Systems Characterization: Deforestation and Agricultural Extensification in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Messina, J.P. and presented at the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, in Portland, OR, USA

2001  

  • Demographic Aspects of Land Use by Migrant Colonists in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented by Bilsborrow, R. E. at the Center for Population Studies Workshop, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH).

  • Population and Land Use in Ecuador’s Northern Amazon in 1999: Intensification and Growth in the Frontier

    Paper written by Pan, W., Murphy, L., Sullivan, B. and Bilsborrow, R.. It was presented at the Population Association of America, in Washington DC, USA.

  • Population Growth, Fragmentation of Plots and Implications for Land Use and Deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented by Richard Bilsborrow and William Pan (University of North Carolina) at the International Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, held in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

  • Landscape Variation in Frontier Environments: Deforestation and Agricultural Extensification in Ecuador and Thailand

    Paper by Stephen J. Walsh, K.A. Crews-Meyer, Joseph P. Messina, R.R. Rindfuss, and B. Entwisle, presented at the Global Change Open Science Conference - Challenges of a Changing Earth, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Lectures presented at the Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

    • Simulating Land Use and Land Cover Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon through Cellular Automata Approaches and an Integrated GIS

      Paper written by Joseph Messina and Stephen Walsh presented at the Integrated Modeling of LCLUC Special Session

    • Change Patterns of Population and Land Use in Ecuador’s Northern Amazon

      Paper written by Richard Bilsborrow, William Pan, Stephen J. Walsh, and Kelly A. Crews-Meyer presented at the Special Session Contributions of the Large-Scale Biosphere Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia Project to Understanding the Human Dimensions of Land Use and Land Cover Change.

  • LCLUC Models that account for Spatial Patterns in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented by Pan, W. at the International Biometric Society – Eastern North American Region Spring Meeting.

  • Mapping and Modeling Approaches for Characterizing Population-Environment Interactions: A Geographic Information Science Perspective

    Lecture presented by Walsh, S.J. at the Department of Geography, University of Ohklahoma, OH, USA.

  • GIScience for Mapping and Modeling Landscape Dynamics: Some Challenges and Opportunities

    Lecture presented by Walsh, S.J. at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Geography, USA.

  • Mapping and Modeling Approaches for Characterizing Population-Environment Interactions in Thailand and Ecuador: A Geographic Information Science Perspective

    Lecture presented by Walsh, S.J. at the Department of Geography, at Southwest Texas State University, USA.

  • Assessing Landscape Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Application of Satellite Change-Detections and Cellular Automata Simulations

    Paper written S.J. Walsh, J.P. Messina, K.A. Crews-Meyer, S.J. McGregor, and B.G. Frizzelle was presented at the Association of American Geographers, in New York, USA.

  • Landscape Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Characterizing Patterns and Processes of Deforestation and Agricultural Extensification through Space and Time Dependent Models of Change

    Paper written by S. J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, S.J. McGregor, J.P. Messina, K.A. Crews-Meyer, B. Frizzelle, and W. Pan was presented at the LBA-Eco Business Meeting, held in Atlanta, USA.

2002  

  • Migration and Land Use in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented by Richard Bilsborrow at the Global Science Panel Meeting, held in Laxenburg, Austria.

  • Proximate and Ultimate Drivers of Deforestation in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented by Richard Bilsborrow at the Land Cover Dynamics in the Amazon Workshop, held during the II LBA Scientific Conference.

  • Población, Uso de Tierra y Deforestación en La Amazonía Ecuatoriana

    Lecture presented by R.E. Bilsborrow at the Instituto Peruano de Administración de Empresas, in Iquitos, Peru and at the II LBA Scientific Conference.

  • Analyzing Changes in LULC over Time in the Ecuadorian Amazon based on Longitudinal Survey Data

    Paper written by Barbieri, A. F., R. E. Bilsborrow, C. Mena, W. Pan and B. Torres. It was presented at the Association of American Geographers, in Orleans, LA, USA.

  • Fertility Determinants on the Frontier: Longitudinal Evidence from the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Carr, D.L. and W. Pan and presented at the Population Association of America, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  • Neural Networks: Identifying Clouds in Remote Sensing Imagery

    Lecture presented by C.M. Erlien at the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers, in Richmond, VA, USA.

  • Links between Fertility, Farm Size and Land Use on the Frontier: Evidence from the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by W. Pan and D.L. Carr. It was presented at the American Public Health Association, in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  • A Multilevel Statistical and Spatial Analysis to Examine the Relationship between Population & Environment

    Lecture presented by Pan, W. at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2003  

  • Population Distribution on the Frontier: Changing Migration Patterns and Urbanization in the Ecuadorian Amazon in the 1990’s

    Paper written by Barbieri, A.F. and R.E. Bilsborrow presented at the International Conference on Social Sciences, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Gender-Specific Out-Migration and Deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Barbieri, A.F. and D.L. Carr, presented at the International Young Scientists Global Change Conference, held in Trieste, Italy.

  • Settler Welfare and Land Use in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Barbieri, A.F., C.F. Mena, C.M. Erlien, R.E. Bilsborrow, and B. Torres, presented at the Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, held in Montreal, Canada.

  • Population, Agricultural Land Use and the Environment in Latin America at the Turn of the Millennium

    Paper written by Carr, D., R.E. Bilsborrow, and A.F. Barbieri, presented at the Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, held in Montreal, Canada.

  • Agricultural Change in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Land use Transitions from 1990 to 1999

    Paper written by Pan, William, A.F. Barbieri and R.E. Bilsborrow, presented at the “Transition in Agriculture and Future Land Use Patterns”, an international workshop held in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

  • Multi-Level Factors Influencing Land Use Changes in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Pan, W.K.Y. and D. Carr was presented at the International Young Scientists Global Change Conference, held in Trieste, Italy.

  • Characterizing Land Use/Land Cover Change in Northeast Thailand and Analyzing the Causes and Consequences of Landscape Dynamics

    Paper written by Walsh, S.J., R.R. Rindfuss, B. Entwisle, Y. Shao, D.J. Weiss, P.M. McDaniel, and R.E. Pullen, presented at the 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Challenges in Understanding Human Impacts on Land-Use and Land-Cover Change

    Paper written by Walsh, S.J., B.L. Turner II, R.R. Rindfuss, V. Mishra, and J. Fox, presented at tne Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, held in Montreal, Canada.

  • Population Distribution on the Frontier: Changing Migration Patterns and Urbanization in the Ecuadorian Amazon in the 1990’s

    Paper written by Barbieri, A.F. and R.E. Bilsborrow, presented at the International Conference on Social Sciences, held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Changes in Land Cover and Land Use Over Time in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by A. f. Barbieri, R.E. Bilsborrow, C.F. Mena, W. Pan, and B. Torres and presented at the Association of American Geographers, in New Orleans, USA.

  • Establishing Remote Sensing Control in a Frontier Environment: The Case of the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by B. G. Frizzelle, S.J. Walsh, C.M. Erlien and C.F. Mena. It was presented at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, held in Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

  • Modeling the Scale Dependent Drivers of LCLU Dynamics in Northeastern Ecuador: Simulating Patterns of Landscape Change and Assessing their Cause and Consequences through Multi-Level Models and Cellular Automata

    Paper written by C.F. Mena, C.M. Erlien, and S.J. Walsh. It was presented at the Association of American Geographers, in New Orleans, LA, USA.

  • Biocomplexity and Geographers – How can Geographers be Leaders in the NSF Biocomplexity in the Environment Program?

    Steven Walsh participated as a panelist in this session, held at the Association of American Geographers, in New Orleans, LA, USA.

  • Searching for Geographic Complexity

    Paper written by Y. Zeng, G.P. Malanson, and S.J. Walsh. It was presented at the East-West Division of the Association of American Geographers, in Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

  • Modeling the Scale Dependent Drivers of LCLU Dynamics in Northeastern Ecuador: Population, Biophysical, and Geographical Factors

    Paper presented by C.F. Mena, C. Erlien, S.J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, and F. Baquero. It was presented at the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, LA, USA.

  • Population Interactions: Land Cover / Land Use Dynamics and Modeling Approaches

    Seminar Graduate-level taught by Professor Stephen J. Walsh at the Geography program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. LBA results were incorporated into this program.

2004  

  • Distance Effects on Birth Control and Location of Birth in the Ecuadorian Oriente

    Lecture presented by Cristine Erlien (University of North Carolina) at the Association of American Geographers, in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  • Land Use Change Patterns of Colonists and Indigenous Groups in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon: A Comparison of Landsat TM Spectral and Spatial Analyses

    Paper written by B.G. Frizzelle, S.J. Walsh, C.F. Mena, and C.M. Erlien and presented at the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

  • Land Use by Indigenous Populations in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by L.C. Gray, J. Bremner, and R.E. Bilsborrow and presented at the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Indigenous Populations and Land Use in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by C.L. Gray, J. Bremner, and F. Holt and presented at the Population Association of America, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

  • Population Pressure and Market Integration among Ecuadorian Native Amazonians: Impacts on Land and Resource Use

    Paper written by F.L. Holt and R.E. Bilsborrow and presented at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, in Portland, Oregon, USA.

  • Frontiers as Frontiers

    Paper written by G. Malanson, Y. Zeng, and S. Walsh. It was presented at the Association of American Geographers, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Searching for Complexity on Landscapes

    Paper written by Y. Zeng, G.P. Malanson, and S. J. Walsh. It was presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Approaches and Challenges for Characterizing Landscape Dynamics in Coupled Human-Natural Systems

    Lecture presented by S. J. Walsh at the Taaffe Colloquium Series, Department of Geography at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

  • Ecotones and Frontiers: An Overview of Research in Natural and Coupled Human-Natural Systems

    Lecture presented by S. J. Walsh at the Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. USA.

  • LCLUC in Thailand & Ecuador: Pattern-Process Relations and Some Research Challenges. Keynote Research Results

    Lecture presented by Stephen J. Walsh at the Land Cover/Land Use Change Science Meeting: Significant Results, at NASA-GSFC, Maryland, USA.

  • Linking People and Environment through Studies of Deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Lecture presented by Stephen J. Walsh at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA.

  • Linking People and Place: Assessing Pattern and Meaning through Spatial Digital Technologies

    Lecture presented by Stephen J. Walsh at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

  • Complexity in the Ecuadorian Amazon Frontier: Influence of Urbanization and Landscape Pattern on LULC Dynamics

    Paper written by Stephen J. Walsh, Carlos Mena, and Joseph P. Messina was presented at the Association of American Geographers, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Searching for Complexity on Landscapes

    Paper written by Y. Zeng, G.P. Malanson, and S.J. Walsh. It was presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

  • Causes and Consequences of Low Farm Income and Land Use Change from 1990 to 1999: Agro-socio-economic Approaches in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Bolier Torres, Richard E. Bilsborrow, and Allison F. Barbieri, presented at the Rural Poverty Reduction through Research for Development and Transformation Meeting, held in Berlin, Germany.

  • Pattern-Process Relationships of Land Use/Land Cover Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Paper written by Stephen J. Walsh, Richard E. Bilsborrow, Joseph P. Messina, G.P. Malanson, Carlos F. Mena, and Cristine M. Erlien, presented at the International Geographical Union, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

  • Población, Uso de Tierra y Deforestación en la Amazonía Ecuatoriana: Implicaciones para le Parque Nacional Yasuní

    Lecture presented by Dr. Richard E. Bilsborrow (UNC-Chapel Hill, USA) at the II Congreso Anual sobre las Investigaciones del Bosque Tropical de Ecuador, held in Mindo, Ecuador.

Theses and Dissertations:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2000  

  • Analisis de los Impactos del Proyecto Agroforestal PROFORS sobre Uso de Tierra en la Provincia de Sucumbios

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Bolier Torres at the Universidad Tecnica Estatal de Quevedo, in Ecuador.

    Torres was trained on data collection by this team. Dr. Richard Bilsborrow was a member of the dissertation committee.

2001  

  • Diagnostico Agroeconomico de los Cultivos de Café (Coffea canephora) y Cacao (Theobroma cacao) en la Provincia de Sucumbios

    Doctoral dissertation defended by Luis Alonso Vallejo at the Universidad Tecnica Estatal de Quevedo, in Ecuador.

    Vallejo received training on data collection by this research team. Dr. Bilsborrow was a member of the dissertation committee.

2005  

  • People, Land, and Context: Multi-scale Dimensions of Population Mobility in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    Doctoral dissertation completed by Alisson Barbieri, a Brazilian CAPES grantee, at the City and Regional Department Graduate Program of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, USA.

Training of South American Participants in U.S.:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2001  

  • Ecuadorian researcher visits UNC-Chapel Hill

    Carlos Mena, a project participant working for EcoCiencia, and now a graduate student at the University of South Florida, visited the UNC campus for two weeks in December, 2001 to partly prepare an application to UNC-Chapel Hill for a doctoral program in geography and/or ecology with a format connection to the Carolina Population Center as a pre-doctoral trainee.

2002  

  • The Ecociencia scientist, Francis Baquero, received training at the University of North Carolina for four months.

  • Through a grant of the Fogarty Foundation to the UNC Carolina Population Center, funds were awarded to Bilsborrow and Walsh to bring Francis Baquero from Ecociencia to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for 4 month period training beginning in the Spring of 2002. Having been involved in the field data collection and introductory data processing and analysis through the UNC on-site training by Hart, Baquero received additional advanced training in remote sensing at UNC and continued to collaborate in the data analysis. His time at UNC allowed him to interact with the PIs, the full project team, and the Spatial Analysis Unit of CPC to gain experience, as well as with the Landscape Characterization & Spatial Analysis Lab in the Department of Geography. Following this advanced training, he returned to Ecuador where he participated throughout the remainder of the year in data analysis and interpretation.

2003  

  • Through grants awarded by the Fogarty Foundation two Ecuadorian collaborators - Francis Baquero and Bolier Torres - received a 6-month training on remote sensing, GIS, ecological analysis, and demographic survey techniques at the Carolina Population Center and at the Department of Geography of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

  • Two Ecuadorian collaborators - Francis Baquero and Bolier Torres - participated in a graduate-level seminar in Geography taught by Professor Stephen J. Walsh on population-environment interactions with emphasis on land cover/land use dynamics and modeling approaches.

  • Dr. Baquero, from Ecociencia in Quito, Ecuador, received training at the Spatial Analysis Lab of the Carolina Population Center at UNC in image processing and GIS activities.

2004  

  • Training was provided to Mr. Bolier Torres, from the Ministry of the Environment, Quito, Ecuador. The training was held at the University of North Carolina Population Center and it focused on questionnaire survey design and data linking for tracking the interactions between people, place, and the environment.

 
 

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Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any)

LBA-ECO LC-01 City, Community, and Road Maps, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon: 1990-2002

  1. Messina, J.P. and S.J. Walsh. 2001. 2.5D Morphogenesis: Modeling Landuse and Landcover Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plant Ecology 156 (1): 75-88.
  2. Pan, W.K.Y., S.J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, B.G. Frizzelle, C.M. Erlien, and F. Baquero. 2004. Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 101(2-3):117-134.
LBA-ECO LC-01 Detailed Plot Data for Fincas (farms) from the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon 1999 Household Survey

  1. Barbieri AF, Carr DL. Gender-specific out-migration, deforestation and urbanization in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Global and Planetary Change, 47, 99-110, 2005.
  2. Mena CF, Bilsborrow RE, McClain ME. 2006. Socioeconomic drivers of deforestation in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Environmental Management, 37, 802-815, 2006
  3. Pan WKY, Bilsborrow RE. 2005. The use of a multilevel statistical model to analyze factors influencing land use: a study of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Global and Planetary Change, 47, 232-252, 2005
  4. Pan, W.K.Y., S.J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, B.G. Frizzelle, C.M. Erlien, and F. Baquero. 2004. Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 101(2-3):117-134.
  5. Rindfuss, R.R., S.J. Walsh, B.L. Turner, J. Fox, and V. Mishra. 2004. Developing a science of land change: Challenges and methodological issues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101(39):13976-13981.
LBA-ECO LC-01 Household and Finca GPS Data from the 1999 Northern Ecuadorian Amazon Household Survey

  1. Barbieri AF, Carr DL. 2005.Gender-specific out-migration, deforestation and urbanization in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Global and Planetary Change, 47, 99-110.
  2. Fox J, Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V. (2003) People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston
  3. Mena CF, Bilsborrow RE, McClain ME. 2006.Socioeconomic drivers of deforestation in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Environmental Management, 37, 802-815,
  4. Pan WKY, Bilsborrow RE. 2005. The use of a multilevel statistical model to analyze factors influencing land use: a study of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Global and Planetary Change, 47, 232-252.
  5. Pan, W.K.Y., Walsh, S.J., Bilsborrow, R.E., Frizzelle, B.G., Erlien, C.M., & Baquero, F. (2004) Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 101, 117-134.
  6. Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V, Fox J, Dolcemascolo GP. (2003) Linking Households and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems. In Linking Household and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems (eds J. Fox, V. Mishra, R.R. Rindfuss & S.J. Walsh). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston
  7. Walsh SJ, Welsh WF. (2003) Approaches for Linking People, Place and Environment for Human Dimensions Research. GeoCarto International, 18, 51-61.
  8. Walsh, S.J., Bilsborrow, R.E., McGregor, S.J., Frizzelle, B.J., Messina, J.P., Pan, W.K.Y., Crews-Meyer, K.A., & Taff, G.N. (2002). Integration of Longitudinal Surveys, Remote Sensing Time-Series, and Spatial Analyses: Approaches for Linking People and Place. In Linking Household and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems (eds J. Fox, V. Mishra, R.R. Rindfuss & S.J. Walsh). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
LBA-ECO LC-01 Hydrography, Morphology, Edaphology Maps, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

LBA-ECO LC-01 Landsat MSS, TM, ETM+ Imagery, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon: 1973-2002

  1. Messina, J.P. and S.J. Walsh. 2001. 2.5D Morphogenesis: Modeling Landuse and Landcover Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plant Ecology 156 (1): 75-88.
  2. Fox J, Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V. (2003) People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS. 319.
  3. Mena CF, Bilsborrow RE, McClain ME. 2006. Socioeconomic drivers of deforestation in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Environmental Management, 37, 802-815.
  4. Pan, W.K.Y., S.J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, B.G. Frizzelle, C.M. Erlien, and F. Baquero. 2004. Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 101(2-3):117-134.
  5. Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V, Fox J, Dolcemascolo GP. (2003) Linking Households and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems. In Linking Household and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems (eds J. Fox, V. Mishra, R.R. Rindfuss & S.J. Walsh). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
  6. Rindfuss, R.R., S.J. Walsh, B.L. Turner, J. Fox, and V. Mishra. 2004. Developing a science of land change: Challenges and methodological issues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 101: 13976-13981.
  7. Walsh S.J. and W.F. Welsh. 2003. Approaches for Linking People, Place and Environment for Human Dimensions Research. GeoCarto International 18:51-61.
  8. Walsh SJ, Evans TP, Turner II BL. 2004. Population-Environment Interactions with an Emphasis on LULC Dynamics and the Role of Technology, in Geography and Technology, edited by Brunn SD, Cutter SL and Harrington JJ, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 491-519
  9. Walsh SJ, Messina JP, Zonn L. 2004. Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Characterizing Patterns and Associated Drivers of Change, in World Minds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems, edited by Janelle DG, Warf B and Hansen K, Kluwer Academic Publishers,299-304,
  10. Walsh, S.J., Bilsborrow, R.E., McGregor, S.J., Frizzelle, B.J., Messina, J.P., Pan, W.K.Y., Crews-Meyer, K.A., & Taff, G.N. (2002). Integration of Longitudinal Surveys, Remote Sensing Time-Series, and Spatial Analyses: Approaches for Linking People and Place. In Linking Household and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems (eds J. Fox, V. Mishra, R.R. Rindfuss & S.J. Walsh). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
LBA-ECO LC-01 Landsat TM Land Use/Land Cover, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon: 1986-1999

  1. Messina, J.P. and S.J. Walsh. 2001. 2.5D Morphogenesis: Modeling Landuse and Landcover Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plant Ecology, 156 (1): 75-88.
  2. Pan, W.K.Y., Walsh, S.J., Bilsborrow, R.E., Frizzelle, B.G., Erlien, C.M., & Baquero, F. (2004) Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 101, 117-134.
LBA-ECO LC-01 National, Provincial, and Park Boundaries, Ecuador

  1. Messina, J.P. and S.J. Walsh. 2001. 2.5D Morphogenesis: Modeling Landuse and Landcover Dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plant Ecology 156 (1): 75-88.
  2. Pan, W.K.Y., S.J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, B.G. Frizzelle, C.M. Erlien, and F. Baquero. 2004. Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 101(2-3):117-134.
LBA-ECO LC-01 Northern Ecuadorian Amazon Household Surveys, Summary Results: 1999

  1. Fox J, Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V. 2003. People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 319 pp.
  2. Pan, W.K.Y., S. J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, B.G. Frizzelle, C. M. Erlien, and F. Baquero (2004). Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 101(2-3): 117-134
  3. Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V, Fox J, Dolcemascolo GP. (2003) Linking Households and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems. Linking Households and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems.Pages 1-29 in People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS, (eds Fox J, Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
  4. Walsh SJ, Welsh WF. (2003) Approaches for Linking People, Place and Environment for Human Dimensions Research. GeoCarto International, 18, 51-61.
  5. Walsh, S.J., Bilsborrow, R.E., McGregor, S.J., Frizzelle, B.J., Messina, J.P., Pan, W.K.Y., Crews-Meyer, K.A., & Taff, G.N. 2003. Integration of Longitudinal Surveys, Remote Sensing Time-Series, and Spatial Analyses: Approaches for Linking People and Place. Pages 91-130 in Linking Household and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems (eds Fox J, Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
LBA-ECO LC-01 SRTM 90-Meter Digital Elevation Model, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

  1. Mena CF, Bilsborrow RE, McClain ME. Socioeconomic drivers of deforestation in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Environmental Management, 37, 802-815, 2006
  2. Pan WKY, Walsh SJ, Bilsborrow RE, Frizzelle BG, Erlien CM, Baquero F. 2004. Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 101, 117-134.
  3. Walsh SJ, Evans TP, Turner II BL. Population-Environment Interactions with an Emphasis on LULC Dynamics and the Role of Technology, in Geography and Technology, edited by Brunn SD, Cutter SL and Harrington JJ, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 491-519.
  4. Walsh SJ, Messina JP, Zonn L. 2004.Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Characterizing Patterns and Associated Drivers of Change, in World Minds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems, edited by Janelle DG, Warf B and Hansen K, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 299-304.
LBA-ECO LC-01 Topographic Data for Intensive Study Areas, Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

  1. Mena CF, Bilsborrow RE, McClain ME. 2006. Socioeconomic drivers of deforestation in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Environmental Management, 37, 802-815.
  2. Messina J.P. and S.J. Walsh. 2001. 2.5D Morphogenesis: modeling landuse and landcover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plant Ecology 156(1):75-88.
  3. Pan, W.K.Y., S.J. Walsh, R.E. Bilsborrow, B.G. Frizzelle, C.M. Erlien, and F. Baquero. 2004. Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 101(2-3):117-134.
  4. Walsh SJ, Evans TP, Turner II BL. 2004. Population-Environment Interactions with an Emphasis on LULC Dynamics and the Role of Technology, in Geography and Technology, edited by Brunn SD, Cutter SL and Harrington JJ, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 491-519.
  5. Walsh SJ, Messina JP, Zonn L. Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Characterizing Patterns and Associated Drivers of Change. 2004. in World Minds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems, edited by Janelle DG, Warf B and Hansen K, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 299-304.


 

Publications:

Messina JP, Walsh SJ. (2001) 2.5D Morphogenesis: modeling landuse and landcover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plant Ecology, 156, 75-88. (abstract)

Bian L, Walsh SJ. (2002) Characterizing and modeling landscape dynamics: An introduction. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 68, 999-1000.

Fox J, Rindfuss RRWSJ, Mishra V. People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS., p. 319, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003.

Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Mishra V, Fox J, Dolcemascolo GP. Linking Households and Remotely Sensed Data: Methodological and Practical Problems, in People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS, edited by Fox JRRRWSJMV, pp. 1-29, Lluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003.

Walsh SJ, Bilsborrow RE, McGregor RE, Frizzelle BG, Messina JP, Pan WKT, Crews-Meyer KA, Taff GN, Baquero FD. Integration of Longitudinal Surveys, Remote Sensing Time-Series, and Spatial Analyses: Approaches for Linking People and Places., in People and the Environment: Approaches for Linking Household and Community Surveys to Remote Sensing and GIS, edited by Fox JRRRWSJMV, pp. 91-130, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003.

Walsh SJ, Welsh WF. (2003) Approaches for Linking People, Place and Environment for Human Dimensions Research. GeoCarto International, 18, 51-61.

Pan WKY, Walsh SJ, Bilsborrow RE, Frizzelle BG, Erlien CM, Baquero F. (2004) Farm-level models of spatial patterns of land use and land cover dynamics in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 101, 117-134. (abstract)

Quattrochi DAWSJ, Jensen JR, Ridd MK. Remote Sensing: Prospects, Challenges, and Emergent Opportunities, in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century, edited by Gaile GL and Willmott CJ, pp. 376-416, Oxford University Press, 2004.

Rindfuss RR, Turner II BL, Entwisle B, Walsh SJ. Land Cover/Use and Population, in Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring, and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth\'s Surface, edited by Gutman G, Springer Publishers, 2004.

Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Turner BL, Fox J, Mishra V. (2004) Developing a science of land change: Challenges and methodological issues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 101, 13976-13981. (abstract)

Rindfuss RR, Walsh SJ, Turner II BL, Moran EF, Entwisle B. Linking Pixels and Pixels, in Land Change Science: Observing, Monitoring, and Understanding Trajectories of Change on the Earth\'s Surface, edited by Gutman G, Springer Publishers, 2004.

Walsh SJ, Crews-Meyer KA, Crawford TWWWF. Population and Environment Interactions: Spatial Considerations in Landscape Characterization and Modeling, in Scale and Geographic Inquiry: Nature, Society, and Method, edited by Sheppard E and McMaster RB, pp. 41-65, Blackwell Publishers, 2004.

Walsh SJ, Evans TP, Turner II BL. Population-Environment Interactions with an Emphasis on LULC Dynamics and the Role of Technology, in Geography and TEchnology, edited by Brunn SD, Cutter SL and Harrington JJW, pp. 491-519, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

Walsh SJ, Messina JP, Zonn L. Deforestation of the Ecuadorian Amazon: Characterizing Patterns and Associated Drivers of Change, in World Minds: Geographical Perspectives on 100 Problems, edited by Janelle DG, Warf B and Hansen K, pp. 299-304, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004.

Barbieri AF, Carr DL. (2005) Gender-specific out-migration, deforestation and urbanization in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Global and Planetary Change, 47, 99-110. (abstract)

Frizzelle BG, Walsh SJ, Mena CF, Erlien CM. (2005) Land Use Change Patterns of Colonists and Indigenous Groups in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon: A Comparison of Landsat TM Spectral and Spatial Analyses. . (abstract)

Messina JP, Walsh SJ. (2005) Dynamic Spatial Simulation Modeling of the Population-Environment Matrix in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 32, 835-856. (abstract)

Pan WKY, Bilsborrow RE. (2005) The use of a multilevel statistical model to analyze factors influencing land use: a study of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Global and Planetary Change, 47, 232-252. (abstract)

Mena CF, Bilsborrow RE, McClain ME. (2006) Socioeconomic drivers of deforestation in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Environmental Management, 37, 802-815. (abstract)

 

Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

 

Science Questions:

Land Cover and Land Use Change:

        LC-Q1 - What are the rates and mechanisms of forest conversion to agricultural land uses, and what is the relative importance of these land uses?
        LC-Q2 - At what rate are converted lands abandoned to secondary forests; what is the fate of these converted lands, and what are the overall dynamic patterns of land conversion and abandonment?
        LC-Q4 - What are plausible scenarios for future land cover change in Amazônia?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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