LANDFIRE has released its Remap dataset; new techniques and new data provide significant improvement.
A team of Boise State researchers is helping forecast tropical forest recovery from deforestation using Landsat satellite data.
The cyclical harvest and planting of trees on lands dedicated to timber and pulp production result in some of the highest rates of forest change observed in the country.
While much attention is paid to deforestation in tropical rainforests, very few comprehensive studies have been done to address changes in the Earth's temperate conifer forests.
A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from a NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes in an ecosystem.
A new study shows that widely available satellite imagery can be used to map tropical rain forests with much more detail than was previously thought possible.
A mosaic of Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM) images with overlays of aerial photography flightlines (N-S lines) and boundaries of physiographic strata was created to help inventory the forests of Minnesota.
Even though tropical deforestation is a well-known problem, the rate of deforestation in the tropics is currently known to only a very general degree. Recent research using Landsat images of forest loss over a decade from the mid-1970s to mid-1980s found that an average of 6200 square miles of forest were lost each year in the Brazilian Amazon.
Susan Moran, a US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service soil scientist, based in Phoenix, AZ, developed a method to help farmers with resource management by combining Landsat images with radar data from several polar orbiting satellites.