Assessing Changes in Mangrove Forests in Africa: Quantifying Loss and Identifying Drivers of Change using Landsat-8 OLI

Abstract: The objective of this project is to quantify changes of mangrove extent in Madagascar and Nigeria from 2015-2018. Both countries contain a significant portion of the world’s mangroves, and which are known to be deforested and degraded due to natural and anthropogenic factors. Change is estimated using multi-date Landsat-8 OLI data and cloud computational techniques. Findings show that mangroves in both countries have exhibited areal loss during the study period, but loss varies across space. …

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