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Volume 13, Issue 2, 2017

Research Articles

Selecting Control Sites for Post-Fire Ecological Studies Using Biological Criteria and Modis Time Series Data

Authors: Marcos A. Landi, Carlos Di Bella, Silvia Ojeda, Paola Salvatierra, Juan ArgaƱaraz, and Laura M. Bellis
Pages: 1-17
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1302001

Wildland fires play a key role in the functioning and structure of vegetation. The availability of sensors aboard satellites, such as Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), makes possible the construction of a time series of vegetation indices (VI) and the monitoring of post-fire vegetation recovery. One of the techniques used to monitor post-fire vegetation is the comparison of a burned site with an adjacent unburned control site. However, to date, there is no objective method available for selecting these unburned control sites.

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