J. For. Res. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-018-0695-5 OR IGINAL PAPER Comparison of temporal and spatial changes in three major tropical forests based on MODIS data 1,2,3 1,3 1,3 • • Siyang Yin Wenjin Wu Xinwu Li Received: 25 February 2017 / Accepted: 8 December 2017 Northeast Forestry University and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Numerous studies have shown that intact tropi- patterns of both TC and NPP; and the Congo basin region cal forests account for half of the total terrestrial sink for exhibited a dramatic increase in NPP and had better anthropogenic carbon dioxide. Here, we analyzed and aggregation of forest NPP distribution. Results also show compared changes in three main tropical forest regions that aggregative patterns likely correlate with high NPP from 2000 to 2014, based on time-series analysis and values. landscape metrics derived from moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer data. We examined spatial- Keywords Tropical forests Global forest change pattern changes in percentage of tree cover and net primary Landscape analysis production (NPP) for three tropical forest regions—Ama- zon basin, Congo basin, and Southeast Asia. The results show that: the Amazon basin region had the largest tropical Introduction forest area and total NPP and a better
Journal of Forestry Research – Springer Journals
Published: May 31, 2018
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