Forest Conversion and Degradation in Papua New Guinea 1972–2002
Article first published online: 10 FEB 2009
© 2009 The Author(s) Journal compilation © 2009 by The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 379–390, May 2009
How to Cite
Shearman, P. L., Ash, J., Mackey, B., Bryan, J. E. and Lokes, B. (2009), Forest Conversion and Degradation in Papua New Guinea 1972–2002. Biotropica, 41: 379–390. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2009.00495.x
- Issue published online: 22 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 10 FEB 2009
- Received 17 April 2008; revision accepted 7 November 2008.
TABLE S1. Date, type, location and area covered by satellite images used to produce the 2002 land-cover maps.
TABLE S2. Characteristics used to define land-cover classes.
TABLE S3. Gross forest area converted and reforested in each province.
TABLE S4. Area and change in commercially accessible forests 1972ï¿½2002.
FIGURE S1. (A) Location and date of the Landsat and SPOT imagery used to produce the '2002' land-cover map; (B) Location of the Landsat and SPOT imagery used to produce the '2002' land-cover map.
FIGURE S2. An illustrated example of the classification process.
FIGURE S3. Change detection process.
FIGURE S4. (A) Population, (B) timber, and (C) oil palm exports in PNG between 1971 and 2002.
FIGURE S5. Flight paths for the low altitude aerial survey used in the validation of the classification.
FIGURE S6. An example of upper montane forest loss on Mt Kubor (3969 m), Western Highlands Province.
APPENDIX S1. Supplementary methods, including details of the change detection process, and the calculation of change rates.
APPENDIX S2. Discussion of the FAO change rate for PNG.
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