Monitoring land cover change and forest degradation in Amazonia

Dr. Izaya Numata is an Assistant Research Professor in the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE) at South Dakota State University.  His research interests are in monitoring, characterizing and evaluating land-use and land-cover (LULC) dynamics and human-environmental interactions that cause LULC change. His primary concern is to understand interchangeable relationships between human activity and the environment that drive LULC change. His research approach includes intensive use of remote sensing for biophysical and chemical characterization of land surfaces (land covers and land uses), monitoring its change, and the integration of different sources of data through GIS for the analysis of processes and consequences of LULC change at different spatial and temporal scales.

Seminar date: 
Monday, October 21, 2013
Presenter information: 
Izaya Numata, SDSU GSCE
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