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To map types of spatial deforestation patterns

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Figure 1. Relationships between four types of deforestation spatial patterns, visually differentiated using Google Earth Imagery, and related land-use agents. Photos provided by the Terra-i project.

How can the shapes and distribution of deforested areas inform us about the agents of changes on the ground?

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.