Canada’s forests return following disturbance

Mike Wulder
Apr 11, 2017 · 8 min read

Best Available Pixel (BAP) proxy image composite of Canada in 2010 (Landsat TM/ETM+bands 5,4,3) superimposed with the boundaries of the forested ecozones analyzed in this study (A). Area disturbed by wildfire and harvest (1985–2010), as identified using the Composite to Change (C2C) approach (B).

National summary of Years to Recovery (Y2R) values for wildfire and harvest. The cumulative proportion of area disturbed by Y2R is plotted for all disturbances (1985–2005), for disturbances that occurred prior to 1990, and for disturbances that occurred between 1990 and 2000


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Senior Research Scientist with the Canadian Forest Service. #Landsat super-fan. #Lidar. #Forests. #Remotesensing.

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