Temporal Investigation of Cultivation Within and Bordering Araguaia National Park, Brazil

Investigator:

Benjamin Piper: Forestry & Environmental Studies

Advisor: Shimi Anisfeld

Description:

Encroachment into tropical protected areas by rapidly expanding urban centers is a constant issue for conservationists. These become "paper parks" without monitoring and management. Satellite images provide a look at these regions over time, that can be used to explore past practices with the goal of improving monitoring and manging these areas. This work will be a continuation of a research project for the class Observing Earth From Space.


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19 May 2000