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Principal Investigators:

Gregory Paul Asner, Carnegie Institution (US-PI)
Jose Natalino Macedo Silva, Brazilian Forest Service (SA-PI)

 

Abstract 2000:  Low-Cost Evaluation of EO-1 Hyperion and ALI for Detection and Biophysical Characterization of Forest Logging in Amazonia (View)

 
Resumo 2000:  Avaliação de Baixo Custo do Hipérion e Ali do EO-1 para Detecção e Caracterização Biofísica da Extração Seletiva na Amazônia (Visualizar)

 

Investigation Duration:   05/2000 - 08/2003

 
 

Participants:

Gregory Paul Asner, US-PI, Carnegie Institution
Amanda Naslund Cooper, Carnegie Institute of Washington
Anna Quinn Hare
Albert Thomas Harris III, Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Global Ecology
Michael M. Keller, Co-Investigator, USDA Forest Service
David E. Knapp, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Lydia Pauline Olander, Carnegie Institute of Washington
Michael William Palace, University of New Hampshire
Jose Natalino Macedo Silva, SA-PI, Brazilian Forest Service
Amanda Susan Warner, Carnegie Institute of Washington

 

Research Sites:

Mato Grosso

Pará Eastern (Belém) Pará Western (Santarém)

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Formal Training:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Brazilian students were trained on forestry studies, inventories, carbon and remote sensing measurements in the field.

Information Dissemination in Popular Media:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2002  

  • Interviews with regional and national television news stations

    This team gave a number of interviews about the project and its contribution to monitoring logging activities in eastern Amazon.

On-Site Training of South American Participants:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2002  

  • Technology exchange between U.S. and Brazilian project investigators

    Data, experiences and results were exchanged on Forestry and remote sensing methodologies

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2001  

  • Measurements Used for Estimating Forest Canopy Damage

    On-site training was provided for students and technicians of FICAP, Tropical Forest Foundation, foresters and members of local community. It was held at the Tropical Forest Foundation Facility and CIKEL-Verde, Fazenda Cauaxi, Pará, Brazil, in July 2000 and June 2001.

  • Training in GPS

    Training on the theory, use and limitations of global positioning system (GPS) technology for forestry and land management applications was provided for foresters and students at the Tropical Forest Foundation facility, Fazenda Cauaxi, Pará, Brazil.

    Training involved a 3-hour class with 3 hours of field experience. Activities were filmed for future additional use.

  • Satellite Remote Sensing for Forestry and Selective Logging Applications

    A series of lectures on the role and limitations of satellite remote sensing for forestry and selective logging applications was presented at the Tropical Forest Foundation Facility, Fazenda Cauaxi, Pará, in July 2000 and June 2001.

2003  

  • Remote Sensing of Selective Logging.

    A series of lectures on remote sensing applications for selective logging was presented at EMBRAPA and IPAM by Dr. Asner (Stanford University).

 
 

Scheduled STI Site Visits:   more

 

Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any)

LBA-ECO LC-13 GIS Coverages of Logged Areas, Cauaxi, Para, Brazil: 1996, 1998

  1. Asner, G.P., E.N. Broadbent, P.J.C. Oliveira, M. Keller, D.E. Knapp, and J.N.M. Silva. 2006. Condition and fate of logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(34):12947-12950.
  2. Asner, G.P., M. Keller, R. Pereira, and J.C. Zweede. 2002. Remote sensing of selective logging in Amazonia - Assessing limitations based on detailed field observations, Landsat ETM+, and textural analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 80(3):483-496.
  3. Asner, G.P., M. Keller, and J.N.M. Silva. 2004. Spatial and temporal dynamics of forest canopy gaps following selective logging in the eastern Amazon. Global Change Biology 10(5):765-783.
  4. Asner, Gregory P., Michael Keller, Rodrigo Pereira Jr., Johan C. Zweede, and Jose N. M. Silva. 2004. Canopy Damage and Recovery After Selective Logging in Amazonia: Field and Satellite Studies. Ecological Applications 14(4): S280-S298.
  5. Palace, M., M. Keller, G.P. Asner, J.N.M. Silva, and C. Passos. 2007. Necromass in undisturbed and logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 238(1-3):309-318.
  6. Pereira, R., J. Zweede, G.P. Asner, and M. Keller. 2002. Forest canopy damage and recovery in reduced-impact and conventional selective logging in eastern Para, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 168(1-3):77-89.
LBA-ECO LC-13 GIS Coverages of Logged Areas, Juruena, Mato Grosso, Brazil: 2002

  1. Asner, G.P., E.N. Broadbent, P.J.C. Oliveira, M. Keller, D.E. Knapp, and J.N.M. Silva. 2006. Condition and fate of logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(34):12947-12950.
  2. Asner, G.P., M. Keller, R. Pereira, and J.C. Zweede. 2002. Remote sensing of selective logging in Amazonia - Assessing limitations based on detailed field observations, Landsat ETM+, and textural analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 80(3):483-496.
  3. Asner, Gregory P., Michael Keller, Rodrigo Pereira Jr., Johan C. Zweede, and Jose N. M. Silva. 2004. Canopy Damage and Recovery After Selective Logging in Amazonia: Field and Satellite Studies. Ecological Applications 14(4): S280-S298.
  4. Palace, M., M. Keller, G.P. Asner, J.N.M. Silva, and C. Passos. 2007. Necromass in undisturbed and logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 238(1-3):309-318.
  5. Pereira, R., J. Zweede, G.P. Asner, and M. Keller. 2002. Forest canopy damage and recovery in reduced-impact and conventional selective logging in eastern Para, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 168(1-3):77-89.
LBA-ECO LC-13 GIS Coverages of Logged Areas, Tapajos Forest, Para, Brazil: 1996, 1998

  1. Asner, G.P., E.N. Broadbent, P.J.C. Oliveira, M. Keller, D.E. Knapp, and J.N.M. Silva. 2006. Condition and fate of logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(34):12947-12950.
  2. Asner, G.P., M. Keller, R. Pereira, and J.C. Zweede. (2002) Remote sensing of selective logging in Amazonia - Assessing limitations based on detailed field observations, Landsat ETM+, and textural analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 80(3):483-496.
  3. Asner, Gregory P., Michael Keller, Rodrigo Pereira Jr., Johan C. Zweede, and Jose N. M. Silva. 2004. Canopy Damage and Recovery After Selective Logging in Amazonia: Field and Satellite Studies. Ecological Applications 14(4): S280-S298.
  4. Palace, M., M. Keller, G.P. Asner, J.N.M. Silva, and C. Passos. 2007. Necromass in undisturbed and logged forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecology and Management 238(1-3):309-318.
  5. Pereira, R., J. Zweede, G.P. Asner, and M. Keller. 2002. Forest canopy damage and recovery in reduced-impact and conventional selective logging in eastern Para, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management 168(1-3):77-89.


 

Publications:

Asner GP. (2001) Cloud cover in Landsat Observations of the Brazilian Amazon. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22, 3855-3862.

Asner GP, Keller M, Pereira R, Zweede JC. (2002) Remote sensing of selective logging in Amazonia - Assessing limitations based on detailed field observations, Landsat ETM+, and textural analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment, 80, 483-496. (abstract)

Pereira R, Zweede J, Asner GP, Keller M. (2002) Forest canopy damage and recovery in reduced-impact and conventional selective logging in eastern Para, Brazil. Forest Ecology and Management, 168, 77-89. (abstract)

Asner GP, Keller M, Pereira R, Zweede JC, Silva JNM. (2004) Canopy damage and recovery after selective logging in Amazonia: Field and satellite studies. Ecological Applications, 14, 280-298. (abstract)

Asner GP, Keller M, Silva JNM. (2004) Spatial and temporal dynamics of forest canopy gaps following selective logging in the eastern Amazon. Global Change Biology, 10, 765-783. (abstract)

Keller M, Alencar A, Asner GP, Braswell B, Bustamante M, Davidson E, Feldpausch T, Fernandes E, Goulden M, Kabat P, Kruijt B, Luizao F, Miller S, Markewitz D, Nobre AD, Nobre CA, Priante N, da Rocha H, Dias PS, von Randow C, Vourlitis GL. (2004) Ecological research in the large-scale biosphere-atmosphere experiment in Amazonia: Early results. Ecological Applications, 14, 3-16. (abstract)

 

Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

 

Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q2 - How do biological processes such as mortality and recruitment or succession following land use change influence the net annual carbon balance for different land cover and land use types?
        CD-Q3 - What are the relative contributions of fluxes from natural and disturbed ecosystems to the net Amazônia-wide flux?
        CD-Q3b - How does selective logging change the storage and cycling of carbon in forests?
        CD-Q3c - What factors (biologically mediated, land use history, soil properties, etc.) control the rate of carbon sequestration in biomass and soils of regrowing forest?
        CD-Q3d - What portion of the Amazônia–wide carbon flux is from fire? How do ecosystems recover from fire? What are the relations between land management and fire occurrence/frequency?

Land Cover and Land Use Change:

        LC-Q3 - What is the area of forest that is affected by selective logging each year? How does the intensity of selective logging influence forest ecosystem function, thus altering forest regrowth and flammability?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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