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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Justin
dc.contributor.authorShao, Yang
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Lisa M.
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, James B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-15T14:16:36Z
dc.date.available2014-01-15T14:16:36Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-16
dc.identifier.citationWhite, Justin; Shao, Yang; Kennedy, Lisa M.; Campbell, James B. 2013. "Landscape Dynamics on the Island of La Gonave, Haiti, 1990-2010." Land 2013, 2(3), 493-507; doi:10.3390/land2030493.
dc.identifier.issn2073-445X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/24847
dc.description.abstractThe island of La Gonave lies northwest of Port-au-Prince and is representative of the subsistence Haitian lifestyle. Little is known about the land cover changes and conversion rates on La Gonave. Using Landsat images from 1990 to 2010, this research investigates landscape dynamics through image classification, change detection, and landscape pattern analysis. Five land cover classes were considered: Agriculture, Forest/Dense Vegetation (DV), Shrub, Barren/Eroded, and Nonforested Wetlands. Overall image classification accuracy was 87%. Results of land cover change analysis show that all major land cover types experienced substantial changes from 1990 to 2010. The area percent change was _39.7, _22.7, 87.4, and _7.0 for Agriculture, Forest/Dense Vegetation, Shrub, and Barren/Eroded. Landscape pattern analysis illustrated the encroachment of Shrub cover in core Forest/DV patches and the decline of Agricultural patch integrity. Agricultural abandonment, deforestation, and forest regrowth combined to generate a dynamic island landscape, resulting in higher levels of land cover fragmentation.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjecttropical land cover change
dc.subjectLa Gonave
dc.subjectHaiti
dc.subjectlandscape pattern analysis
dc.subjectLandsat 5 (TM)
dc.titleLandscape Dynamics on the Island of La Gonave, Haiti, 1990-2010en_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/2/3/493
dc.date.accessed2014-01-06
dc.title.serialLand
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/land2030493
dc.type.dcmitypeText


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