Title

More Trees in the Tropics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2004

Department

Geography and Geology

Abstract

Repeat photography is the process of rephotographing the same scene that appears in an earlier photograph. As a methodology, repeat photography is a valuable tool for investigating and assessing landscape change. Beyond the disadvantages of scale, composition, areal coverage and temporal punctuation, the method is useful. Photographs are comprehensive views that offer a 'contextualized' landscape to examine. As well, the unexpected may be revealed through the process. My research in Honduras using this method led me to find a vegetation increase, rather than the decrease that was expected of a tropical area. A few example photographs illustrate the variety of manifestations this increase takes.

Publication Title

Area

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

19

Last Page

32