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Principal Investigators:

Ruth DeFries-Bajpai, Columbia University (US-PI)
Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (SA-PI)

 

Abstract 2003:  Integrating Coarse and Fine Resolution Satellite Data to Monitor Land Cover Change throughout Amazônia (View)

 
Resumo 2003:  Integrando Dados de Resoluções Finas e Grossas de Satélite para a monitoração da mudança da cobertura da terra por toda a Amazônia

 

LBA-ECO 2002 Business Meeting Poster: 

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Investigation Duration:   01/2003 - 12/2005

 

LC-39 is a successor to investigation LC-22.

 

Participants:

Liana Anderson, Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Samuel Martins da Costa Coura, National Institute for Space Research-INPE
Ruth DeFries-Bajpai, US-PI, Columbia University
Fernando Del Bon Espírito-Santo, University of New Hampshire
Matthew C. Hansen, University of Maryland
Ellen W. Jasinski, NASA/GSFC
Marcelo Lopes Latorre, INPE/CTA
Andre Lima, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Douglas Morton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Rodrigo Sbravatti Piromal, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesqisas Espaciais
Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, SA-PI, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

 

Research Sites:

Brasília

Mato Grosso Rondonia

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Internship and Exchange Programs:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2004  

  • Researchers from INPE visited the University of Maryland at College Park

    Liana Anderson and Fernando Del Bon Espirito Santo received training at the University of Maryland's lab facilities in October 2004.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Seminar and planning session in collaboration with WWF-Brasil, WWF Paraguay, and Conservation International

    The goal of this seminar was to identify common mapping goals, develop protocols for regional ground-truthing efforts, and explore the use of MODIS data for conservation-related monitoring. The seminar was held in November 30th, in Brasilia, Brazil.

2004  

  • Seminar at INPE - Training of Brazilian Students

    Liana Anderson and Fernando Del Bon Espirito-Santo, Brazilian doctorate students, were sponsored by the US group to participate in two training workshops in Cachoeira Paulista at INPE/CPTEC and in Caxuanã, Pará, Brazil.

  • Presentation at WWF-Brasil

    Douglas Morton (UMd/NASA) presented results of deforestation and agricultural mapping to scientists at WWF-Brasil in Brasilia, Brazil.

  • Measuring Change: Monitoring Tropical Deforestation with Satellite DataR

    Seminar presented by DeFries at the World Bank Latin America Region Environment Seminar.

  • Changing Dynamics of Deforestation in Mato Grosso

    Lecture presented by Douglas Morton (UMd/NASA) at the 2004 AGU meeting held in San Francisco, USA.

Theses and Dissertations:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2004  

  • Physical Landscape Correlates of the Expansion of Mechanized Agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

    Masters project completed by Ellen Jasinski under the supervision of Dr. Ruth DeFries, professor in the Department of Geography, at the University of Maryland, College Park.

 
 

Scheduled STI Site Visits:   more

 

Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any)

LBA-ECO LC-22 Field Validation of MODIS Deforestation/Land Cover Detection Products

  1. Jasinski, E., D. Morton, R. DeFries, Y. Shimabukuro, L. Anderson, and M. Hansen. 2005. Physical Landscape Correlates of the Expansion of Mechanized Agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Earth Interactions 9(16):1-18.
  2. Morton, D.C., R.S. DeFries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, F. Del Bon Espirito-Santo, M. Hansen, and M. Carroll. 2005. Rapid Assessment of Annual Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Using MODIS Data. Earth Interactions 9(8):1-22.
LBA-ECO LC-22 Field Validation of MODIS Deforestation/Land Cover Detection Products: 2005 (Wet Season)

  1. Anderson, L.O., Y.E. Shimabukuro, R.S. DeFries, and D. Morton, 2005: Assessment of land cover and land use changes in the Brazilian Amazon using multitemporal fraction images derived from Terra MODIS: Examples from the state of Mato Grosso. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2(3): 315-318
LBA-ECO LC-22 Field Validation of MODIS Tree Cover Density Analyses: July 2003

  1. Morton, D.C., R.S. DeFries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, F. Del Bon Espirito-Santo, M. Hansen, and M. Carroll. 2005. Rapid Assessment of Annual Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Using MODIS Data. Earth Interactions 9(8):1-22.
LBA-ECO LC-22 Land Cover from MODIS Vegetation Indices, Mato Grosso, Brazil

  1. DeFries R.S., D.C. Morton, G.R. van der Werf GR, L. Giglio, G.J. Collatz, J.T. Randerson, R.A. Houghton, P.S. Kasibhatla. 2008. Fire-related carbon emissions from multiple land use transitions in southern Amazonia. Geophysical Research Letters 35, doi:10.1029/2008GL035689.
  2. Jasinski E.W., D.C. Morton, R.S. DeFries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, M.C. Hansen. 2005. Physical landscape correlates of the expansion of mechanized agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Earth Interactions 9, Paper 09-016.
  3. Morton, D.C., R.S. DeFries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, E.Arai, F. del Bon Espirito-Santo, R. Frietas and J. Morisette. 2006. Cropland expansion changes deforestation dynamics in the southern Brazilian Amazon. PNAS 103: 14637-14641.
  4. Morton, D.C., Y.E. Shimabukuro, B.F.T. Rudorff, A. Lima, R. Freitas, R.S. DeFries. 2007. Challenges for conservation at the agricultural frontier: deforestation, fire, and land use dynamics in Mato Grosso. Agua & Ambiente 2(1): 5-20.
  5. Pongratz J, L. Bounoua, R.S. DeFries, D.C. Morton, L.O. Anderson, W. Mauser, C. Klink. 2006. The impact of land cover change on surface energy and water balance in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Earth Interactions 10, Paper 10-019.
  6. van der Werf, G.R., D.C. Morton, R.S. DeFries, L. Gilgio, J.T. Randerson, G.J. Collatz, P.S. Kasibhatla. 2009. Estimates of deforestation-induced carbon fluxes in the southern Amazon based on satellite data and biogeochemical modeling. Biogeosciences 6: 239-245.
LBA-ECO LC-22 Land Cover Observations - Field Validation of MODIS Analyses: July 2003

  1. Anderson, L.O., Y.E. Shimabukuro, R.S. DeFries, and D. Morton, 2005: Assessment of land cover and land use changes in the Brazilian Amazon using multitemporal fraction images derived from Terra MODIS: Examples from the state of Mato Grosso. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2(3): 315-318
  2. Jasinski, E.W, D.C. Morton, R.S. DeFries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, M.C. Hansen (2005). Physical Landscape Correlates of the Expansion of Mechanized Agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Earth Interactions (in press).
  3. Morton, D.C., R.S. DeFries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, F. Del Bon Espirito-Santo, M. Hansen, and M. Carroll. 2005. Rapid Assessment of Annual Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Using MODIS Data. Earth Interactions 9(8):1-22.
LBA-ECO LC-22 Post-deforestation Land Use, Mato Grosso, Brazil: 2001-2005

  1. DeFries, R.S., D.C. Morton, G.R. van der Werf, L. Giglio, G.J. Collatz, J.T. Randerson, R.A. Houghton, P.K. Kasibhatla, and Y. Shimabukuro. 2008. Fire-related carbon emissions from land use transitions in southern Amazonia. Geophysical Research Letters 35(22)
  2. Morton D.C., R.S. DeFries, J.T. Randerson, L. Giglio, W. Schroeder, G.R. van der Werf. 2008. Agricultural intensification increases deforestation fire activity in Amazonia. Global Change Biology 14: 2262-2275
  3. Morton, D.C., R.S. DeFries, Y.E. Shimabukuro, L.O. Anderson, E.Arai, F. del Bon Espirito-Santo, R. Frietas and J. Morisette. 2006. Cropland expansion changes deforestation dynamics in the southern Brazilian Amazon.PNAS 103: 14637-14641
  4. Morton, D.C., Y.E. Shimabukuro, B.F.T. Rudorff, A. Lima, R. Freitas, R.S. DeFries. 2007. Challenges for conservation at the agricultural frontier: deforestation, fire, and land use dynamics in Mato Grosso. Agua & Ambiente 2(1): 5-20
  5. van der Werf, G.R., D.C. Morton, R.S. DeFries, L. Gilgio, J.T. Randerson, G.J. Collatz, P.S. Kasibhatla. 2009. Estimates of deforestation-induced carbon fluxes in the southern Amazon based on satellite data and biogeochemical modeling. Biogeosciences 6: 239-245.
LBA-ECO LC-22 Vegetation Cover Types from MODIS, 500-m, South America: 2000-2001

  1. Hansen, M.C., R.S. DeFries, J.R.G. Townshend, L. Marufu, and R. Sohlberg. 2002. Development of a MODIS tree cover validation data set for Western Province, Zambia. Remote Sensing of Environment 83(1-2):320-335.
  2. Hansen, M.C., R.S. DeFries, J.R.G. Townshend, M. Carroll, C. Dimiceli, and R.A. Sohlberg. 2003. Global Percent Tree Cover at a Spatial Resolution of 500 Meters: First Results of the MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields Algorithm. Earth Interactions 7(10):1-15.
  3. Hansen, M.C., R.S. DeFries, J.R.G. Townshend, R. Sohlberg, C. Dimiceli, and M. Carroll. 2002. Towards an operational MODIS continuous field of percent tree cover algorithm: examples using AVHRR and MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment 83(1-2):303-319.


 

Publications:

Hansen MC, DeFries RS, Townshend JRG, Marufu L, Sohlberg R. (2002) Development of a MODIS tree cover validation data set for Western Province, Zambia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83, 320-335. (abstract)

Hansen MC, DeFries RS, Townshend JRG, Sohlberg R, Dimiceli C, Carroll M. (2002) Towards an operational MODIS continuous field of percent tree cover algorithm: examples using AVHRR and MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 83, 303-319. (abstract)

Hansen MC, DeFries RS, Townshend JRG, Carroll M, Dimiceli C, Sohlberg RA. (2003) Global Percent Tree Cover at a Spatial Resolution of 500 Meters: First Results of the MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields Algorithm. Earth Interactions, 7, 1-15. (abstract)

Anderson LO, Shimabukuro YE, DeFries RS, Morton D. (2005) Assessment of deforestation in near real time over the Brazilian Amazon using multitemporal fraction images derived from terra MODIS. Ieee Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2, 315-318. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2005.850364 (abstract)

Jasinski E, Morton D, DeFries R, Shimabukuro Y, Anderson L, Hansen M. (2005) Physical Landscape Correlates of the Expansion of Mechanized Agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Earth Interactions, 9, 1-18. (abstract)

*Morton DC, DeFries RS, Shimabukuro YE, Anderson LO, Del Bon Espirito-Santo F, Hansen M, Carroll M. (2005) Rapid Assessment of Annual Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Using MODIS Data. Earth Interactions, 9, 1-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/EI139.1 (abstract)

*Morton DC, DeFries RS, Shimabukuro YE, Anderson LO, Arai E, Espirito-Santo FD, Freitas R, Morisette J. (2006) Cropland expansion changes deforestation dynamics in the southern Brazilian Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103, 14637-14641. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0606377103 (abstract)

Pongratz J, Bounoua L, DeFries RS, Morton DC, Anderson LO, Mauser W, Klink CA. (2006) The impact of land cover change on surface energy and water balance in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Earth Interactions, 10. (abstract)

Morton DC, Shimabukuro YE, Rudorff BFT, Lima AA, Freitas R, DeFries RS. (2007) Challenges for conservation at the agricultural frontier: deforestation, fire, and land use dynamics in Mato Grosso. Agua & Ambiente, 2, 5-20. (abstract)

Csiszar IA, Schroeder W. (2008) Short-Term Observations of the Temporal Development of Active Fires From Consecutive Same-Day ETM plus and ASTER Imagery in the Amazon: Implications for Active Fire Product Validation. Ieee Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 1, 248-253. (abstract)

Schroeder W, Csiszar I, Morisette J. (2008) Quantifying the impact of cloud obscuration on remote sensing of active fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 456-470. (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?
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  
CD-32  -  CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  
LC-02  -  LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-07  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  
LC-11  -  LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-23  -  LC-24  -  
LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32

 


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