ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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The selected publications below provide an overview of relevant EC and JRC activities within the ACP countries. Please contact us if you want us to include a relevant publication here. The JRC Publications Repository provides information on all research publications produced by JRC.

 

ACP Environmental Observatory

Willemen L, Roggeri P, Mayaux P (eds) (2010) JRC activities in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 48p. DOI: 10.2788/9907

 

Biodiversity

Di Marco M, Buchanan GM, Szantoi Z, Holmgren M, Grottolo Marasini G, Gross D, Tranquilli S, Boitani L, Rondinini C (2014) Drivers of extinction risk in African mammals: The interplay of distribution state, human pressure, conservation response and species biology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 369: 20130198.

European Commission (2007) Cooperation that counts: Helping the world by preserving biodiversity. Video, European Commission, EuropeAid, Brussels. Available here.

European Commission (2012) Life, lives, livelihoods: The European Commission’s work on biodiversity and development. European Commission, EuropeAid, Brussels, 28p. DOI: 10.2841/5705

 

Carbon

De Brogniez D, Mayaux P, Montanarella L (eds) (2011) Monitoring, reporting and verification systems for carbon in soils and vegetation in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 99p. DOI: 10.2788/63356

Scharlemann JPW, Tanner EVJ, Hiederer R, Kapos V (2014) Global soil carbon: Understanding and managing the largest terrestrial carbon pool. Carbon Management 5: 81-91.

 

Climate Change

Skøien JO, Dubois G, De Jesus, J (2011) Forecasting biomes of protected areas. Procedia Environmental Sciences 7: 44-49.

Skøien JO, Schulz M, Dubois G, Fisher I, Balman M, May I, Tuama ÉÓ (2013) A model web approach to modelling climate change in biomes of Important Bird Areas. Ecological Informatics 14: 38-43.

 

Development Cooperation

European Commission (2009) Guidelines on the integration of environment and climate change in development cooperation. European Commission, EuropeAid, Brussels, 28p. DOI: 10.2783/29113

 

Ecological Monitoring

Clerici M, Combal B, Pekel J-F, Dubois G, van't Klooster J, Skøien JO, Bartholomé E (2013) The eStation, an Earth Observation processing service in support to ecological monitoring. Ecological Informatics 18: 162-170.

Haas EM, Bartholomé E, Lambin EF, Vanacker V (2011) Remotely sensed surface water extent as an indicator of short-term changes in ecohydrological processes in sub-Saharan Western Africa. Remote Sensing of Environment 115: 3436-3445.

Hoscilo A, Balzter H, Bartholomé E, Boschetti M, Brivio PA, Brink A, Clerici M, Pekel J-F (2014) A conceptual model for assessing rainfall and vegetation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa from satellite data. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4231

 

Ecosystem Services

Crossmann ND, Burkhard B, Nedkov S, Willemen L, Petz K, Palomo I, Drakou EG, Martín-Lopez B, McPhearson T, Boyanova K, Alkemade R, Egoh B, Dunbar MB, Maes J (2013) A blueprint for mapping and modelling ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services 4: 4-14.

Egoh B, Drakou EG, Dunbar MB, Maes J, Willemen L (2012) Indicators for mapping ecosystem services: A review. JRC Scientific and Policy Reports, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 111p. DOI: 10.2788/41823

Liquete C, Piroddi C, Drakou EG, Gurney L, Katsanevakis S, Charef A, Egoh B (2013) Current status and future prospects for the assessment of marine and coastal ecosystem services: A systematic review. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67737.

Willemen L, Drakou EG, Dunbar MB, Mayaux P, Egoh B (2013) Safeguarding ecosystem services and livelihoods: Understanding the impact of conservation strategies on benefit flows to society. Ecosystem Services 4: 95-103.

 

Fire

Ayanz JS-M, Gitas I, Camia A, Oliveira S (eds) (2011) Advances in remote sensing and GIS applications in forest fire management: From local to global assessments. JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 287p. DOI: 10.2788/67097

Grégoire J-M, Eva HD, Belward AS, Palumbo I, Simonetti D, Brink A (2012) Effect of land-cover change on Africa’s burnt area. International Journal of Wildland Fire 22:107-120.

Grégoire J-M, Simonetti D (2010) Interannual changes of fire activity in the protected areas of the SUN network and other parks and reserves of the West and Central Africa region derived from MODIS observations. Remote Sensing 2: 446-463.

Palumbo I, Clerici M, Pekel J-F, Grégoire J-M (2011) Monitoring ten years of fire activity in West and Central Africa. Pages 269-273 in: Ayanz JS-M, Gitas I, Camia A, Oliveira S (eds) Advances in remote sensing and GIS applications in forest fire management: From local to global assessments. JRC Scientific and Technical Reports European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 287p. DOI: 10.2788/67097

Palumbo I, Grégoire J-M, Simonetti D, Punga, M (2011) Spatio-temporal distribution of fire activity in protected areas of Sub-Saharan Africa derived from MODIS data. Procedia Environmental Sciences 7: 26-31.

Palumbo I, Grégoire J-M, Verbeeck B, Peedell S (2013) Fire monitoring tool: ACP fire monitoring tool for protected area management. JRC Technical Reports, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 5p. DOI: 10.2788/96047

 

Land Cover Change

Bastin L, Buchanan G, Beresford A, Pekel J-F, Dubois G (2013) Open-source mapping and services for Web-based land cover validation. Ecological Informatics 14: 9-16.

Beresford AE, Eshiamwata GW, Donald PF, Balmford A, Bertzky B, Brink AB, Fishpool LDC, Mayaux P, Phalan B, Simonetti D, Buchanan GM (2013) Protection reduces loss of natural land-cover at sites of conservation importance across Africa. PLoS ONE 8(5): e65370.

Beuchle R, Eva HD, Stibig H-J, Bodart C, Brink A, Mayaux P, Johansson D, Achard F, Belward A (2011) A satellite data set for tropical forest area change assessment. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32: 7009-7031.

Bodart C, Brink AB, Donnay F, Lupi A, Mayaux P, Achard F (2013) Continental estimates of forest cover and forest cover changes in the dry ecosystems of Africa between 1990 and 2000. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1036-1047.

Bodart C, Eva HD, Beuchle R, Rasi R, Simonetti D, Stibig H-J, Brink A, Lindquist E, Achard F (2011) Pre-processing of a sample of multi-scene and multi-date Landsat imagery used to monitor forest cover changes over the tropics. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 66: 555-563.

Brink AB, Bodart C, Brodsky L, Defourney P, Ernst C, Donnay F, Lupi A, Tuckova K (2014) Anthropogenic pressure in East Africa—Monitoring 20 years of land cover changes by means of medium resolution satellite data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 28: 60-69.

Brink AB, Eva HD (2009) Monitoring 25 years of land cover change dynamics in Africa: A sample based remote sensing approach. Applied Geography 29: 501-512.

Brink AB, Eva HD (2011) The potential use of high-resolution Landsat satellite data for detecting land-cover change in the Greater Horn of Africa. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32: 5981-5995.

Brink AB, Eva HD, Bodart C (2012) Is Africa losing its natural vegetation? Monitoring trajectories of land-cover change using Landsat imagery. Pages 369-376 in Giri CP (ed) Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover: Principles and Applications. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton. DOI: 10.1201/b11964-28

Gross D, Dubois G, Pekel J-F, Mayaux P, Holmgren M, Prins HHT, Rondinini C, Boitani L (2013) Monitoring land cover changes in African protected areas in the 21st century. Ecological Informatics 14: 31-37.

Lindquist EJ, D’Annunzio R, Gerrand A, MacDicken K, Achard F, Beuchle R, Brink A, Eva HD, Mayaux P, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Stibig H-J (2012) Global forest land-use change 1990-2005. FAO Forestry Paper No. 169, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome and European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 40p. Available here.

Malhi Y, Adu-Bredu S, Asare RA, Lewis SL, Mayaux P (2013) African rainforests: Past, present and future. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 368: 20120312.

Mayaux P, Bartholomé E, Fritz S, Belward A (2004) A new land-cover map of Africa for the year 2000. Journal of Biogeography 31: 861-877.

Mayaux P, Holmgren P, Achard F, Eva HD, Stibig H-J, Branthomme A (2005) Tropical forest cover change in the 1990s and options for future monitoring. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 360: 373-384.

Mayaux P, Pekel J-F, Desclée B, Donnay F, Lupi A, Achard F, Clerici M, Bodart C, Nasi R, Brink AB, Belward A (2013) State and evolution of the African rainforests between 1990 and 2010. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 368: 20120300.

Rasi R, Bodart C, Stibig, H-J, Eva HD, Beuchle R, Carboni S, Simonetti D, Achard F (2011) An automated approach for segmenting and classifying a large sample of multi-date Landsat imagery for pan-tropical forest monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment 115: 3659-3669.

Vittek M, Brink AB, Donnay F, Simonetti D, Desclée B (2014) Land cover change monitoring using Landsat MSS/TM satellite image data over West Africa between 1975 and 1990. Remote Sensing 6: 658-676.

 

Millennium Development Goals

European Commission (2010) EU contribution to the Millennium Development Goals: Some key results from European Commission programmes. European Commission, EuropeAid, Brussels, 26p. DOI: 10.2783/48305

European Commission (2013) EU contribution to the Millennium Development Goals: Key results from European Commission programmes. European Commission, EuropeAid, Brussels, 36p. DOI: 10.2764/18364

 

Natural Hazards

Spinoni J, Naumann G, Carrao H, Barbosa P, Vogt J (2014) World drought frequency, duration, and severity for 1951–2010. International Journal of Climatology 34: 2792-2804.

 

Protected Areas

Butchart SHM, Clarke M, Smith RJ, Sykes RE, Scharlemann JPW, Harfoot M, Buchanan GM, Angulo A, Balmford A, Bertzky B, Brooks TM, Carpenter KE, Comeros-Raynal MT, Cornell J, Ficetola GF, Fishpool LDC, Fuller RA, Geldmann J, Harwell H, Hilton-Taylor C, Hoffmann M, Joolia A, Joppa L, Kingston N, May I, Milam A, Polidoro B, Ralph G, Richman N, Rondinini C, Segan DB, Skolnik B, Spalding MD, Stuart SN, Symes A, Taylor J, Visconti P, Watson JEM, Wood L and Burgess ND (2015) Shortfalls and solutions for meeting national and global conservation area targets. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12158

Dubois G, Schulz M, Skøien JO, Cottam A, Temperley W, Clerici M, Drakou E, van’t Klooster J, Verbeeck B, Palumbo I, Derycke P, Pekel J-F, Martínez-López J, Peedell S, Mayaux P (2013) An introduction to the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) and the DOPA Explorer (Beta). JRC Technical Reports, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 72p. DOI: 10.2788/31842

Dubois G, Bastin L, Martínez-López J, Cottam A, Temperley W, Bertzky B, Graziano M (2015) The Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) Explorer 1.0. JRC Technical Reports, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 53p. DOI: 10.2788/436594

Hartley A, Nelson A, Mayaux P, Grégoire J-M (2007) The Assessment of African Protected Areas. JRC Scientific and Technical Report, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, 77p. DOI: 10.2788/54150

Juffe-Bignoli D, Burgess ND, Bingham H, Belle EMS, de Lima MG, Deguignet M, Bertzky B, Milam AN, Martinez-Lopez J, Lewis E, Eassom A, Wicander S, Geldmann J, van Soesbergen A, Arnell AP, O’Connor B, Park S, Shi YN, Danks FS, MacSharry B, Kingston N (2014) Protected Planet Report 2014: Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK, 70p. Available here.

Synge H, Howe S (1999) Parks for biodiversity: Policy guidance based on experience in ACP countries. European Commission, Brussels and IUCN, Gland, 120p. Available here.