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MASSIVE BARK BEETLE ATTACK ON World Heritage  Bialowieza / Belovezhskaya forest






The Bialowieza/Belovezhskaya forest is considered to be the biological riches lowland forest in Europe. The forest is situated 2/3 in Belarus and 1/3 in Poland.  


By the use of Landsat TM data it was possible to map areas which was infectioned by bark beetles and revealed, that especially that the Belarusian part of the forest was infected. The image data showed areas that was first discovered after the recording of the images.


A potential spread map was produced by mapping of spruce more than 60 yr within a 200 m radius from infected areas (red and orange in the above map).


Client: COWI / DANCEE (2002-2003)





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