The Role of Environmental, Socioeconomic, Institutional, and Land-Cover/LandUse Change Factors to Explain the Pattern and Causal Drivers of Anthropogenic Fires in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe

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Project Documents

Year Authors Type Title
2015 Alexander Krylov
Alexandra Tyukavina
Jessica McCarty
Matthew Hansen
Peter Potapov
Volker Radeloff
Publications Turubanova, S., Potapov, P., Krylov, A., Tyukavina, A., McCarty, J.L., Radeloff, V., and Hansen, M.C. 2015. Using the Landsat data archive to assess long-term regional forest dynamics assessment in Eastern Europe, 1985-2012. ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 01/2015 XL-7/W3:531-537. DOI: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-W3-531-2015
2014 Jessica McCarty Publications Romanenkov, V., Rukhovitch, D., Koroleva, P., and McCarty, J.L. 2014. Estimating black carbon emissions from agricultural burning. Novel Measurement and Assessment Tools for Monitoring and Management of Land and Water Resources in Agricultural Landscapes of Central Asia. L. Mueller et al. (eds.), pp. 347-364. Springer International Publishing: Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-010175_20.
2014 Alexandra Tyukavina
Jessica McCarty
Matthew Hansen
Peter Potapov
Svetlana Turubanova
Tatiana Loboda
Publications Krylov, A., McCarty, J.L., Potapov, P., Loboda, T., Tyukavina, A., Turubanova, S., and Hansen, M. 2014. Remote sensing estimates of stand-replacement fires in Russia, 2002-2011. Environmental Research Letters. 9(10): doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/105007.
2013 Poster Presentation The role of environmental, socioeconomic, institutional, and land-cover/ land-use change factors to explain the pattern and drivers of anthropogenic fires in post-Soviet Eastern Europe: a case study comparison of Belarus, European Russia, and Lithuania

Project Products

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Eastern Europe's Forest Cover Dynamics from 1985 to 2012

Presented maps provide consistent quantification of forest cover dynamic within Eastern Europe from 1985 to 2012 based on Landsat image archive. All datasets provided in Albers Equal Area projection with pixel size 30x30m. Forest cover dynamics types shows areas of stable forest/non-forest and certain forest dynamics (forest cover loss, forest cover gain, gain followed by loss, etc.). Forest cover loss date provided by interval (1986-1988, 1989-2000, 2001-2006, 2007-2012). In case of repeated forest clearing, only the date of first loss event is recorded. For the forest cover gain, date (2000 or 2012) represent year when tree canopy cover reached our forest definition (49%). For questions and additional data requests please contact Peter Potapov


Remote sensing estimates of stand-replacement fires in Russia, 2002-2011.

This dataset shows the extent of stand-replacement fires in Russian forests between 2002-2011. The dataset was produced by integrating 30 m Landsat data with Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) based Fire and Burned Area data products, 1km and 500m respectively.