What Drives Tropical Regrowth? A Quantitative Assessment

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 210G (San Jose Convention Center)
Thomas K. Rudel,Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
The recent release of LANDSAT based measures of tropical regrowth provide an opportunity to assess the drivers of regrowth in a global scale analysis. Is the extent of regrowth in a country largely attributable to the scale of recent deforestation in a country? The analysis will begin with this hypothesis and extend beyond it.