Using NDVI to analyze fire disturbance and forest recovery in the Yushan National Park of Central Taiwan

Meng Fen Lee, Teng Chiu Lin, Su Fen Wang

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Abstract

Fire is a major disturbance in high mountain ecosystems of the tropics. On January 6, 1993, the largest forest fire occurred in the Tataka area since the Yushan National Park (YSNP) was established (1985), affecting 280 hectares of forest. The vegetation conditions in YSNP were examined using normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) derived from SPOT images to estimate the vegetation damage and recovery associated with the fire event. NDVI variations from 1990 to 2006 were calculated. Spatial patterns on each image were compared to thosebefore the fire disturbance to determine the recovery pattern. The results indicated that the vegetation recovered rapidly in the first 6 years following the fire. Nonetheless, the recovery rates are different among different vegetation cover types. The coniferous forest recovered more rapidly than the mixed forest. The vegetation cover has not attained the level before the fire 14 years after the fire.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009
Pages1632-1637
Number of pages6
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2009 Oct 182009 Oct 23

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Other30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period09-10-1809-10-23

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Fires
Recovery
Tropics
Ecosystems

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  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Lee, M. F., Lin, T. C., & Wang, S. F. (2009). Using NDVI to analyze fire disturbance and forest recovery in the Yushan National Park of Central Taiwan. In 30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009 (Vol. 3, pp. 1632-1637)
Lee, Meng Fen ; Lin, Teng Chiu ; Wang, Su Fen. / Using NDVI to analyze fire disturbance and forest recovery in the Yushan National Park of Central Taiwan. 30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009. Vol. 3 2009. pp. 1632-1637
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Lee, MF, Lin, TC & Wang, SF 2009, Using NDVI to analyze fire disturbance and forest recovery in the Yushan National Park of Central Taiwan. in 30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009. vol. 3, pp. 1632-1637, 30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009, Beijing, China, 09-10-18.

Using NDVI to analyze fire disturbance and forest recovery in the Yushan National Park of Central Taiwan. / Lee, Meng Fen; Lin, Teng Chiu; Wang, Su Fen.

30th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2009, ACRS 2009. Vol. 3 2009. p. 1632-1637.

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