Title: From Space to People: A Multi-Scale and Multi-Source Analysis of Land Use Dynamics in the Sao Francisco Basin, Brazil
Authors: FOLLADOR MarcoRENNO Fernanda
Citation: Proceedings of the 33rd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISBN 978-0-932913-13-5
Publisher: Omni-Press
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC53204
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53204
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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