Monday, February 17, 2014

The use of integrated remotely sensed and GIS data to determine causes of vegetation cover change in southern Botswana.

This article details the techniques and technologies used to determine the various types and levels of foliage coverage. This study focused primarily on the effects of global climate change and the resulting impact on degradation studies. Basic work was conducted in order to determine what natural and man made sources result in resource depletion. Once gathered this data was then rendered into a vegetation map highlighting the various floral levels present. 


  1. Since this article was published almost 18 years ago, it would be interesting to see what this particular area of Botswana looks like today. I would assume much worse than the graph presented above but there could also be other factors such as a particular dry season or other natural ailments that could effect the data.

  2. This is a very interesting article with how the herbivores within the environment have a direct affect on the forest and smaller vegetation on the savanna. I also would like to see how this map may be different today, and maybe if the decrease in herbivores in similar areas affects the vegetation.