START supports research that advances knowledge, informs regional and international assessments, and links science, policy and practice domains.
Two papers co-authored by START staff and alumni were recently published by Nature Geoscience and the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation:
- Reduction of tree cover in West African woodlands and promotion in semi-arid farmlands, Nature Geoscience, co-authored by START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow. Read the abstract
- Mapping and estimating land change between 2001 and 2013 in a heterogeneous landscape in West Africa: Loss of forestlands and capacity building opportunities, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, an output of the Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) Data Initiative 2015. Read the abstract