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Spatio-temporal dynamics of shifting cultivation in Upland Myanmar using time series images and implications for REDD+
Author(s): Siqi Lu; Chuanrong Zhang; Heli Lu
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Paper Abstract

Much attention has been paid nationally and internationally to shifting cultivation in upland Myanmar since Forest Department of Myanmar indicates that it is the main underlying cause for deforestation. However, knowledge of the explicitly spatial pattern of forest lands affected by shifting cultivation, transition characteristics and the impact of shifting cultivation for Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is scare. In this study, the scale, intensity and duration of shifting cultivation during 2002-2016 were detected by means of MODIS time series imageries using improved vegetation change tracker (VCT) based on Integrated Forest Z-score (IFZ) derived from the spectral–temporal properties of forest lands change processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10777, Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing IV, 107770O (22 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2324267
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Siqi Lu, Henan Univ. (China)
Jilin Univ. (China)
Chuanrong Zhang, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Heli Lu, Henan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10777:
Land Surface and Cryosphere Remote Sensing IV
Mitchell Goldberg; Jing M. Chen; Reza Khanbilvardi, Editor(s)

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