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Forests are increasing in Russia's temperate zone

Extensive logging occurred after the breakdown of the Soviet Union in European Russia, but overall forests are increasing due to forest expansion on former farmland. Matthias Baumann (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison) quantified these trends using a comprehensive sample of Landsat images across European Russia. His paper, which also highlights the value of winter images for land cover change mapping, has just been published in Remote Sensing of Environment.