Category: Designing Low Carbon Societies in Landscapes

REDD+ Readiness Through Selected Project

Activities, Financial Mechanisms, and Provincial Perspectives in Indonesia Ima Yudin Rayaningtyas and Nobukazu Nakagoshi Abstract Climate change has become the international issue of the moment. Because most of Indonesia’s emissions result from deforestation, land degradation, inappropriate land uses, and land use conversion, reducing emissions from defor­estation and forest degradation (REDD)+ has become an eminent priority […]

Environmental Factors and Niche Analysis

We lacked niche information for A. formosana, so the environmental factors (slopes and aspects) were evaluated in this study. This information is valuable for land management decisions regarding soil and water conservation and eco-technology. The slope was measured in degrees in the image. The aspect values were grouped into eight principal directions (north, northeast, east, […]

Results and Discussion

18.3.1 Effect of Textural Enhancement on Image Classification Figure 18.5 shows the original ortho-aerial photograph and enhanced images (the original photograph combined with the textural images). The MLC of supervised classification was adopted to discuss the benefit of this approach. Some environ­mental effects, such as shadow, aerosol, and terrain, create spectral variance and impact the […]

Niche Analysis for A. formosana

Although A. formosana is distributed widely below 1,800 m MSL in Taiwan, we still lacked niche information; therefore, we performed this study to gain an understanding of the niche. Slope and aspect were computed using Horn’s algo­rithm. The aspect values were grouped into eight principal directions (north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest). […]

Arundo formosana

Before the 921 earthquake, the forest vegetation zones were mainly classified into Ficus-Machilus forests, Machilus-Castanopsis forests, and forests dominated by some pioneer species in this reserve. The steeper slopes and dry environment reduced human disturbances, and precious species such as Zelkova serrata, Schima superba, Liquidambar formosana, Ulmus parvifolia, Firmiana simplex, Cyclobalanopsis glauca, and Carpinus kawakamii […]