(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Explaining NDVI trends in northern Burkina Faso

published at : Special issue dedicated to Professor Anette Reenberg

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

RASMUSSEN K. (1) ; FENSHOLT R. (1) ; FOG B. (1) ; RASMUSSEN L.V. (1) ; YANOGO I. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK
(2) Dept. of Geography, Univ., Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO


The aim of the paper is to explain this distinct pattern of NDVI trends in northern Burkina Faso. When studied over the period 2000-2012, using NDVI data from the MODIS sensor the spatial pattern of NDVI trends indicates that non-climatic factors are involved. By relating NDVI trends to landscape elements and land use change the AA. demonstrate that NDVI trends in the north-western parts of the study area are mostly related to landscape elements, while this is not the case in the south-eastern parts, where rapidly changing land use, including expansion of irrigation, plays a major role. It is inferred that a process of increased redistribution of fine soil material, water and vegetation from plateaus and slopes to valleys, possibly related to higher grazing pressure, may provide an explanation of the observed pattern of NDVI trends. Further work will focus on testing this hypothesis


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 114, no 1 [pp. 17-24]

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