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Grants List


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University of Maryland, Department of Geography

Quantifying Global Forest Change

To create global 30-meter spatial resolution forest cover products and to develop prototype products covering other Earth surfaces.

Title: Quantifying Global Forest Change
Date Awarded: Nov 2011
Amount: $1,699,151
Term: 26 months
Grant ID: GBMF3125
Funding Area: Environmental Conservation, Special Projects in Environmental Conservation
Organization Name: University of Maryland, Department of Geography

Explore the global forest change map:

Mapping Global Forest Change: Global 30 meter resolution thematic maps of the Earth's land surface: Landsat composite reference image (2000), summary map of forest loss, extent and gain (2000-2012), individual maps of forest extent, gain, loss, and loss color-coded by year.
Global Forest Change, 2000-2012

Deforestation in Paraguay, 2000-2012. 
The Chaco woodlands of Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina are under intensive pressure from agroindustrial development. Paraguay's Chaco woodlands within the western half of the country are experiencing rapid deforestation in the development of cattle ranches. The result is the highest rate of deforestation in the world. Deforestation in Paraguay, 2000-2012 

Forest loss in Riau, Indonesia, 2000-2012. Sumatra has lost over 50% of its natural forest within the past 30 years. Riau province is a global hotspot of tropical rainforest loss over the last decade, with more recent clearings moving into peatland swamps. Peatlands are home to immense soil carbon stores and unique biodiversity richness. Having nearly exhausted upland natural forest resources, agroindustrial development in Riau has moved into peatlands, with significant, deleterious environmental consequences. 
Forest loss in Riau, Indonesia, 2000-2012