Silva Junior, Celso H. L.
Heinrich, Viola H. A.
Freire, Ana T. G.
Broggio, Igor S.
Rosan, Thais M.
Anderson, Liana O.
Rousseau, Guillaume X.
Shimabukuro, Yosio E.
Silva, Carlos A.
House, Joanna I.
Aragao, Luiz E. O. C.
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Total Authors: 12
 Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais INPE, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
 Trop Ecosyst & Environm Sci Lab TREES, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
 Univ Bristol, Bristol, Avon - England
 Univ Fed Maranhao UFMA, Programa Posgrad Biodiversidade & Conservacao, Sao Luis, Maranhao - Brazil
 Univ Estadual Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro UENF, Ctr Biociencias & Biotecnol, Lab Ciencias Ambientais, Campos Dos Goytacazes - Brazil
 Univ Exeter, Exeter, Devon - England
 Ctr Nacl Monitoramento & Alertas Desastres Nat Ce, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
 Univ Estadual Maranhao UFMA, Programa Posgrad Agroecol, Sao Luis, Maranhao - Brazil
 Univ Maryland, College Pk, MD 20742 - USA
 Univ Florida, Gainesville, FL - USA
Total Affiliations: 10
AUG 14 2020.
Web of Science Citations:
The restoration and reforestation of 12 million hectares of forests by 2030 are amongst the leading mitigation strategies for reducing carbon emissions within the Brazilian Nationally Determined Contribution targets assumed under the Paris Agreement. Understanding the dynamics of forest cover, which steeply decreased between 1985 and 2018 throughout Brazil, is essential for estimating the global carbon balance and quantifying the provision of ecosystem services. To know the long-term increment, extent, and age of secondary forests is crucial; however, these variables are yet poorly quantified. Here we developed a 30-m spatial resolution dataset of the annual increment, extent, and age of secondary forests for Brazil over the 1986-2018 period. Land-use and land-cover maps from MapBiomas Project (Collection 4.1) were used as input data for our algorithm, implemented in the Google Earth Engine platform. This dataset provides critical spatially explicit information for supporting carbon emissions reduction, biodiversity, and restoration policies, enabling environmental science applications, territorial planning, and subsidizing environmental law enforcement. (AU)