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                            ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
ABSTRACT
GENERAL INTRODUCTION
	Tropical Land-Cover Change
		Tropical Forest Change
		Landscape Position
		Protected Areas
	Research Objectives
	Study Rationale
FOREST CONVERSIONS AND LAND TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE ANGKOR BASIN: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE IN CAMBODIA
	Introduction
	Study Area
		Physical Characteristics
		Historical Characteristics
	Methods
		Field Data Collection
		Data and Sources
		Pre-Processing
		Precipitation Data and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
		NDVI Calculation
		Image Classification
		Change-Trajectory Analysis
	Results
		Precipitation and NDVI Change
		NDVI Change
		Land-Cover Change
		Overall Change Trajectory
		Upland Forest Change
		Flooded Forest Change
	Discussion
	Conclusion
IMPORTANCE OF LANDSCAPE POSITION IN THE ANGKOR BASIN, SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL FOREST CHANGE IN A TROPICAL WATERSHED
	Introduction
	Materials and Methods
		Site Description
		Data Preparation
		Classification
		Elevation Subsets
		Principal Components Analysis (PCA) and NDVI
	Results
		Overall Land-Cover Change
		Change Trajectory for 1989, 1995, and 2005
		Forest/Non-Forest Change within Elevation Zones
		Principal Components Analysis
		PCA Change and NDVI
	Discussion
	Conclusion
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
LIST OF REFERENCES
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
                        
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SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL LAND-COVER TRANSFORMATION IN THE ANGKOR
BASIN: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE IN CAMBODIA, 1989–2005




















By


ANDREA E. GAUGHAN













A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT

OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF SCIENCE


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


2006

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Copyright 2006


by


Andrea E. Gaughan

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Figure 2-4. Comparison of precipitation values to relative forest NDVI mean values for annual,

six month, three month, and one month time scales.




Figure 2- 5. Comparison of precipitation values to relative upland forest NDVI mean values for

annual, six month, three month, and one month time scales.

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Figure 2-6. Comparison of precipitation values to relative flooded forest NDVI mean values for

annual, six month, three month, and one month time scales.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Andrea E. Gaughan was born in Dallas, TX, and grew up in Texas, Southern California,

and Tennessee. In May of 2003, she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a concentration

in environmental studies from Furman University. During her time at Furman, Andrea also spent

a term in Chile studying environmental and community health and another term in Hawaii

researching effects of engine noise on behaviors of humpback whales. In the year between

undergrad and graduate school, Andrea worked at the Newfound Marine Harbor Institute as an

intern teaching coastal and nearshore ecology and also traveled in the South Pacific. Andrea

began the M.S. in geography at the University of Florida in August of 2004 and completed the

degree in December of 2006. She focused on land-use and land-cover change in a tropical

watershed in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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