Detecting land degradation and regeneration in Mongolia
Ecosystems in Mongolia are particularly fragile due to the country's relatively high altitude and its continental climate. Degradation is generally severe, causing not only a decline in herbage yields but also an overall deterioration of the ecological environment. The Mongolian government is well aware of these environmental problems. However, the country's vast size poses a major challenge. Any effort to assess and monitor the complex processes of land degradation – and its severity, extent, and spatial distribution – must make use of remotely sensed data in addition to field data.
MODIS NDVI time series analysis
This research was supported by the Coping with Desertification Programme (CODEP), which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).