Forest regeneration on abandoned clearances in central Amazonia

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dc.contributor.author Foody, G. M.
dc.contributor.author Honzak, M.
dc.contributor.author Lucas, R. M.
dc.contributor.author Amaral, I. D.
dc.contributor.author Curran, P. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-18T11:32:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-18T11:32:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-18
dc.identifier.citation Foody , G M , Honzak , M , Lucas , R M , Amaral , I D & Curran , P J 2011 , ' Forest regeneration on abandoned clearances in central Amazonia ' International Journal of Remote Sensing , pp. 965-988 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1366-5901
dc.identifier.other PURE: 171691
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7616
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7616
dc.description Lucas, R. M., Honzak, M., Amaral, I. D., Curran, P. J., Foody, G. M. (2002). Forest regeneration on abandoned clearances in central Amazonia. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23 (5), 965-988. en
dc.description.abstract A time-series of Landsat and SPOT sensor data was used to approximate the age of tropical forests regenerating on abandoned agricultural land north of Manaus, Brazil, and to estimate the period of active land use prior to abandonment. Based on field data, two distinct regeneration pathways, dominated by the pioneer genera Cecropia and Vismia, respectively, were described, with the former regenerating on the least intensively used sites. Forests of mixed species composition and lacking numerical dominance by pioneer species were also observed. Transformed Divergence Analysis of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) radiance data revealed that forests of varying age and following different regeneration pathways were best discriminated using mid infrared (1.55-1.74 mum) wavelengths. As rates of carbon sequestration by forests vary with age and regeneration pathway, the potential exists for refining spatial estimates of the carbon balance of tropical forests regenerating on abandoned agricultural lands. en
dc.format.extent 24 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Remote Sensing en
dc.title Forest regeneration on abandoned clearances in central Amazonia en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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