NDVI Analysis of Deforestation in Étang Saumâtre Watershed, Haiti
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Helenmary Hotz
Ecosystems are continuously impacted by global change drivers. A direct anthropogenic driver is land conversion. Haiti’s poor economic condition has led to drastic resource extraction and environmental degradation, due to deforestation. There is little data available for Haiti with needed integrity. Deforestation in the Étang Saumâtre watershed is quantified and analyzed over a thirty year period by calculating NDVI values, using Landsat images and GIS.