The LAND USE, CARBON & EMISSION DATA portal has been taken offline. All data has been moved to data repositories. The links to the data repositories (and corresponding papers) are listed below.
Land use emissions hotspots
Roman-Cuesta, R.M., Rufino, M.C., Herold, M., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Rosenstock, T.S., Herrero, M., Ogle, S., Li, C., Poulter, B., Verchot, L. and Martius, C., 2016. Hotspots of gross emissions from the land use sector: patterns, uncertainties, and leading emission sources for the period 2000–2005 in the tropics. Biogeosciences, 13(14), pp.4253-4269.
Global biomass mapping
All global (forest) biomass data can be found here: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Chair-groups/Environmental-Sciences/Laboratory-of-Geo-information-Science-and-Remote-Sensing/Research/Integrated-land-monitoring/Forest_Biomass.htm
Forest Monitoring capacities
Romijn, E., Lantican, C.B., Herold, M., Lindquist, E., Ochieng, R., Wijaya, A., Murdiyarso, D. and Verchot, L., 2015. Assessing change in national forest monitoring capacities of 99 tropical countries. Forest Ecology and Management, 352, pp.109-123.
Nesha M.K., Herold M., De Sy V., Duchelle A.E., Branthomme A., Pekkarinen A., Martius C., Garzuglia M., Jonsson O. 2021. An assessment of data sources, data quality and changes in national forest monitoring capacities in the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005-2020. Environmental Research Letters, 16, 054029
Forest Monitoring Research Challenges
Misiukas, J.M., Carter, S., Herold, M., 2021. Tropical Forest Monitoring Challenges and Recent Progress in Research. Remote Sensing 13(12), 2252.
Terrestrial LiDAR of tropical forests
Gonzalez de Tanago, J., Lau, A., Bartholomeus, H., Herold, M., Avitabile, V., Raumonen, P. Martius, C., Goodman, R. C., Disney, M., Manuri, S., Burt, A., Calders, K. (2017). Estimation of above-ground biomass of large tropical trees with Terrestrial LiDAR. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9(2),pp.233-234.
Forest and landscape restoration
Romijn, E., Coppus, R., De Sy, V., Herold, M., Roman-Cuesta, R.M. and Verchot, L., 2019. Land restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean: an overview of recent, ongoing and planned restoration initiatives and their potential for climate change mitigation. Forests, 10(6), p.510.
The data we provide here is based on published research carried out at the Laboratory for Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing in close collaboration with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), as part of CIFOR's Global Comparative Study on REDD+, and other partners.
As a multidisciplinary group, the Laboratory for Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing links to various scientific fields to study, understand and manage human impact on landscapes, ecosystem services and to support sustainable and climate-friendly future developments.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit, scientific facility that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. Using a global, multidisciplinary approach, CIFOR aims to improve human well-being, protect the environment, and increase equity.
The funding partners that have supported this research include the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA), with financial support from the donors contributing to the CGIAR Fund.