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Seasonal analysis of vegetation coverage in edge areas at remanescent urban forestry

Grant number: 18/24641-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2019
Effective date (End): June 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Forestry Resources and Forestry Engineering - Forest Management
Principal Investigator:Regina Márcia Longo
Grantee:Gabriela Jardim Costa
Host Institution: Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas (PUC-CAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/20116-0 - Relation between vegetation dynamics and effects of global change: process based ecosystem model- data comparison, BE.EP.IC


Historically the expansion of urban centers and the growth of industrial parks, as well as agricultural expansion and anthropogenic action have resulted in a significant forests degradation. The increase in environmental impacts resulting from rapid economic growth in large cities results in a discussion of the importance of maintaining green areas in urban centers, since they significantly influence people's quality of life. In this context, the objective of this work is to analyze the quality of the vegetation cover, at two different seasons during the year, on the edges of the Mata de Santa Genebra forest remnant, located in the Barão Geraldo district, northern region of the city of Campinas, in the state of São Paulo. Verifying if the leaf cover index (LAI), obtained from hemispheric photographs can be used as an effective indicator of environmental degradation in urban forest remnants.

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