Geography

Title

Forest baseline and deforestation map of the Dominican Republic through the analysis of time series of MODIS data

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Deforestation is one of the major threats to habitats in the Dominican Republic. In this work we present a forest baseline for the year 2000 and a deforestation map for the year 2011. Maps were derived from Moderate Resolution Imaging Radiometer (MODIS) products at 250. m resolution. The vegetation continuous fields product (MOD44B) for the year 2000 was used to produce the forest baseline, while the vegetation indices product (MOD13Q1) was used to detect change between 2000 and 2011. Major findings based on the data presented here are reported in the manuscript "Habitat suitability and protection status of four species of amphibians in the Dominican Republic" (Sangermano et al., Appl. Geogr.,) [7].63, 2015, 55-65.

Publication Title

Data in Brief

Publication Date

9-2015

Volume

4

First Page

363

Last Page

367

ISSN

2352-3409

DOI

10.1016/j.dib.2015.06.006

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