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Forest Conversion and Degradation in Papua New Guinea 1972-2002

Shearman, Phil L.; Ash, Julian; Mackey, Brendan; Bryan, Jane E.; Lokes, Barbara


Quantifying forest change in the tropics is important because of the role these forests play in the conservation of biodiversity and the global carbon cycle. One of the world's largest remaining areas of tropical forest is located in Papua New Guinea. Here we show that change in its extent and condition has occurred to a greater extent than previously recorded. We assessed deforestation and forest degradation in Papua New Guinea by comparing a land-cover map from 1972 with a land-cover map...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Biotropica
DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2009.00495.x


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