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MdM INCUBATOR- "Remote sensing analysis of deforestation and forest disturbance in the Western Amazon in the context of REDD+indígena and Climate Change"

Date: 2017-07-05

MdM INCUBATOR


Title: "Remote sensing analysis of deforestation and forest disturbance in the Western Amazon in the context of REDD+indígena and Climate Change"

Speaker: Gorka Muñoa, ICTA-UAB PhD candidate

Date: Wednesday, July 5th 2017
Time: 13 h
Place: Room Z/023

Forest deforestation and forest degradation are the main cause of decline in carbon stocks and loss of primary rainforests. The United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD +) is a Climate Change mitigation mechanism that seeks to recognize and provide positive incentives to developing countries to protect their forest resources, improve their management and use them in a sustainable way with the purpose of contribute to the fight against Global Change and its effects. The first phase of its implementation requires a transparent and consistent National Forest Monitoring System over time. In this sense, Remote Sensing represents a good, objective and economic tool for the monitoring of changes in forest cover in large and difficult to access areas. Moreover, the existence of images from satellites such as Landsat enables retrospective studies of the last three decades.

In the Northern Peruvian Amazon the oil extraction activity started at the beginning of the 1970's has caused a continuous degradation of the rainforest due to the spillage of oil by accident or the dumping of formation or produced water, deforestation associated with the roads, pipelines and oil wells construction and illegal selective logging.

This study analyzes the damages of tropical forests caused by oil extraction activity in the Pastaza, Tigre and Corrientes river basins.

Bio
Gorka Muñoa holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Granada and M. Sc. in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing from the Institute of Space Sciences of Catalonia (IEEC). He has worked in the Autonomous University (UAB) of Barcelona and the Ecological and Forestry Applications Research Centre (CREAF) in several projects related to remote sensing and GIS. He is currently a PhD student at Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of UAB (ICTA-UAB) researching on the decline in carbon stocks and loss of primary rainforests caused by deforestation and forest disturbance in the context of REDD+ Indígena and the Climate Change.

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