Credit: Office of Biological and Environmental Research of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
Myers et al. (2010) Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature
Credit: Airbus Defence and Space
Density of Palm tree
"Land use intensity in slash and burn agriculture systems strongly influences the capacity of the forests to regenerate"
We "reconstructed" the land use history of the past 30 years
Can remote sensing help?
Remote sensing has a big potential for monitoring forest resources and ecological processes
Taking advantage of all the remote sensing dimensions is required to better capture ecological processes