Coupled land-water-climate-human dynamics in the Amazon Basin

The objective of this subproject is to quantify water in the Brazilian State of Rondonia, including both blue (water in streams, reservoirs, and aquifers) and green (water from soil moisture that is used for evapotranspiration).

Publications from the Biggs and deSales Labs:

Ye Mu, Trent Biggs, Douglas Stow & Izaya Numata (2020). Mapping heterogeneous forest-pasture mosaics in the Brazilian Amazon using a spectral vegetation variability index, band transformations and random forest classification, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 41:22, 8682-8692, DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2020.1802529

De Sales, Fernando, Thais Santiago, Trent W. Biggs, Katrina Mullan, Erin O. Sills, and Corrie Monteverde (2020). Impacts of protected area deforestation on dry‐season regional climate in the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2020JD033048.