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|Title:||From Space to People: A Multi-Scale and Multi-Source Analysis of Land Use Dynamics in the Sao Francisco Basin, Brazil|
|Authors:||FOLLADOR Marco; RENNO Fernanda|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISBN 978-0-932913-13-5|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The mechanisms that push a society into degrading its environment are often unclear and frequently described in a rather simplistic way. The land use and cover changes (LUCC) derive from a synergetic combination of several factors arranged on different space-time resolutions and organizing levels, which vary according to the geographical and socio-political context. In this contribution we present a multi-scale and multi-source analysis of LUCC that are affecting the original Cerrado biodiversity in a training area of São Francisco river basin, Brazil. The vertical analysis, through CBERS data, was fundamental to monitor a very large area characterized by poor infrastructures, hard environmental conditions, with often quite difficult access. The satellite information were calibrated and integrated by a fieldwork in the previously selected hotspots. This horizontal analysis was focused on the collection of punctual geo-referenced photos and on interviewing the native people.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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