Modeling deforestation risk in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala

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Title:
Modeling deforestation risk in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala
Author:
Grunberg, Wolfgang
Issue Date:
2000
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The tropical forest of Guatemala's 21,130 square kilometer Maya Biosphere Reserve and buffer zone is being impacted by deforestation due to an increase of the local population and establishment of over 200 new settlements over the last 20 years. Existing geographic information system databases and remote sensing data were used to determine how much of the observed deforestation could be explained by three factors: roads, human settlements, and soil quality. Each factor was analyzed separately using spatial and statistical analysis methods. These factors were then combined to create a final deforestation risk model. The deterministic model enables policy makers, as well as managers, to create scenarios that assess the impact of their actions on the forest on a regional scale.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geography.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shaw, William W.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleModeling deforestation risk in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemalaen_US
dc.creatorGrunberg, Wolfgangen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrunberg, Wolfgangen_US
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe tropical forest of Guatemala's 21,130 square kilometer Maya Biosphere Reserve and buffer zone is being impacted by deforestation due to an increase of the local population and establishment of over 200 new settlements over the last 20 years. Existing geographic information system databases and remote sensing data were used to determine how much of the observed deforestation could be explained by three factors: roads, human settlements, and soil quality. Each factor was analyzed separately using spatial and statistical analysis methods. These factors were then combined to create a final deforestation risk model. The deterministic model enables policy makers, as well as managers, to create scenarios that assess the impact of their actions on the forest on a regional scale.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeography.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShaw, William W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1401059en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b40823428en_US
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