Saturday, March 1, 2014

New NASA funding to understand land cover change teleconnections

Annemarie Schneider and collaborators received a NASA grant for their project Forest, agricultural, and uban transitions in Mainland Southeast Asia: synthesizing knowledge and developing theory. The project is designed to enhance the conceptual underpinnings of land change science by integrating aspects of land teleconnections, land use transitions, and political ecology to explicitly link land changes in SE Asia to local, national, and international drivers. The work will study transitions in forests, boom crops, and periurban areas using remote sensing imagery, socioeconomic data, focus group discussions and surveys designed to harness local knowledge.