Book chapter: The use of remote sensing to monitor landuse and land-cover change in tropical wetlands

Published on
May 31, 2012

The book chapter of Martin Herold, Faiz Rahman, Morten Rossé, Ruandha Sugardiman, Hendrik Segah, Bill Rush, Temilola Fatoyinbo, Florian Siegert, Wim Nursal, Yasumasa Hirata, Erika Romijn, Joseph Hutabarat, Jukka Miettinen, Mirna Rumapea, Fauzana, Kazuyo Hirose, Agus Suratno, Eko Ridarso and Micah Fisher: The use of remote sensing to monitor landuse and land-cover change in tropical wetlands, has been published by CIFOR in: Murdiyarso, D.; Kauffman, J.B.; Warren, M.; Pramova, E.; Hergoualc'h, K, 2012, Tropical wetlands for climate change adaptation and mitigation Science and policy imperatives with special reference to Indonesia, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Bogor, Indonesia.

Book Abstract

The extent of tropical wetlands, the magnitude of loss, and the related socioeconomic ramifications of the destruction of Indonesian wetlands are of global significance. The carbon density and rates of land-cover change in these ecosystems are amongst the highest of any forest type on Earth. Therefore, addressing interrelated issues of climate change and land use could be valuable in generating new options on how mangroves and peatlands should be best managed. This paper is produced by bringing together Indonesian and international scientists from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences in both freshwater and coastal tropical wetlands. It describes the state of the science, significant research needs, and potential transdisciplinary approaches necessary to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Topic:  climatic change, mangroves

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