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Publication Details

Title:
Palau historical vegetation cover Data publication contains GIS data
Author(s):
Dendy, Julian T.; Collins, Paul; Mesubed, Dino; Cordell, Susan; Giardina, Christian P.; Uowolo, Amanda L.; Iida, Akiko
Publication Year:
2022
How to Cite:
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Dendy, Julian T.; Collins, Paul; Mesubed, Dino; Cordell, Susan; Giardina, Christian P.; Uowolo, Amanda L.; Iida, Akiko. 2022. Palau historical vegetation cover. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2022-0020
Abstract:
This data publication contains vegetative land cover spatial data for Babeldaob Island, Palau for the years of 1921, 1947, 1954, 1976, 1992, 2001, 2006, and 2014. Land cover data were digitized using a variety of historical sources such as topographic maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery. Land cover products included in this publication consist of: five (5) Esri geodatabases containing landcover classifications for 1921, 1954, 1976, 1992, and 2006; three (3) landcover image raster files for 2001, 2006, and 2014; and one (1) Esri geodatabase containing roads around Babeldaob Island, Palau.

Keywords:
biota; imageryBaseMapsEarthCover; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Landscape ecology; vegetation cover; forest; tropical; imagery; Palau; Babeldaob Island
Related publications:
  • Iida, Akiko; Kurata, Yoji; Osawa, Satoshi; Ishikawa, Mikiko 2014. Industrial development and its impacts on the environment of Micronesian islands under the Japanese administration: a case study of Babeldaob island, Palau. Pan-Japan: The International Journal of the Japanese Diaspora. 10. 18 pages
  • Dendy, Julian T.; Collins, Paul; Mesubed, Dino; Cordell, Susan; Giardina, Christian P.; Uowolo, Amanda L.; Iida, Akiko 2022. Centennial-scale land-cover change on Babeldaob Island, Palau. Land. 11(6): 830. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11060830
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