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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Land-cover change trajectories in southern Cameroon

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MERTENS B. ; LAMBIN E.F. ;

Abstract

The objective of this study is to better understand the complexity of deforestation processes in southern Cameroon by testing a multivariate, spatial model of land-cover change trajectories associated with deforestation. The use of time series of high-spatial-resolution remote sensing images (LANDSAT MSS and SPOT XS), spanning 2 decades, allows a thorough validation of spatial projections of future deforestation. The spatial model developed in this study allows simulations of likely impacts of human actions, leading to a transformation of the landscape (e.g., road projects) on key landscapes attributes (e.g., biodiversity)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 90, no3 [pp. 467-494]

Bibliographic references : 64 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5096

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