GROUP: agroforestry (af)
DEFINITION: annual or perennial crops interplanted with non-agricultural trees OR within cleared patches of Regrowth perennials.  The integration of agricultural and non-agricultural vegetation must be part of a long-term management plan by the landowner/manager.  Perennials must be planted in a continuous regular planting pattern with spacing <5m apart and covering sufficient area to map a soft feature (width >5 m AND area >100 m2) OR with >10% vegetation cover, unless immature.  Must identify USE = Rainfed OR Irrigated, depending on the feature.

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Classification

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  1. Object
    1. deciduous forestry trees with annual crops
    2. evergreen forestry trees with annual crops
    3. tea interplanted with fir trees = fir trees planted within tea planting giving at least x% cover???
    4. generic tree crops within forestry tree plantings = uncommon TYPE not in classification).
    5. generic tree crops within cleared regrowth trees = uncommon TYPE not in classification.
    6. generic woody crops within forestry tree plantings = uncommon TYPE not in classification.
    7. generic woody crops within cleared regrowth trees = uncommon TYPE not in classification.
    8. shade coffee?
    9. shade cacao?
    10. tropical homegarden?
    11. shifting agriculture plots =
  2. Modifier 1
    1. immature = non-agricultural vegetation cover <10% AND/OR agricultural vegetation is immature.
    2. mature = agricultural vegetation cover >10% AND agricultural vegetation is mature.
  3. Scale
    1. small (<30m) areal
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha)
    3. large-scale (>1 ha)

Key

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  1. deciduous forestry trees with annual crops
    1. immature
      1. small (<30m) areal = af01
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = af02
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = af03
    2. mature
      1. small (<30m) areal = af04
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = af05
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = af06
  2. evergreen forestry trees with annual crops
    1. immature
      1. small (<30m) areal = af07
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = af08
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = af09
    2. mature
      1. small (<30m) areal = af10
      2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = af11
      3. large-scale (>1 ha) = af12
  3. evergreen forestry trees with annual crops
    1. small (<30m) areal = af13
    2. medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) = af014
    3. large-scale (>1 ha) = af15

Dominance Rules

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  1. IF TYPE with greater vegetation cover area is very similar or otherwise unclear:

Factors

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Leaf Type: mixed
Leaf Time: mixed
Tree Cover: mixed
Vegetation Cover: >90%
Height: >1m
IGBP_DIS:
Identification:
L1 Minimum: >10m
L2 Minimum: >5m

Compatible Classes

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FORM:

Anthropogenic Mounded Excavated Terraced Slope Floodplain Foot Slope Bench Plateau Summit Sloping Steep Slope

USE:

Irrigated Rainfed

COVER:

Mixed Perennial

TYPE:

CodeDescription
af00unknown agroforestry type.
af01small-scale (<30m) immature deciduous forestry trees with annual crops.
af02medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) immature deciduous forestry trees with annual crops.
af03large-scale (>1 ha) immature deciduous forestry trees with annual crops.
af04small-scale (<30m) mature deciduous forestry trees with annual crops.
af05medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) mature deciduous forestry trees with annual crops.
af06large-scale (>1 ha) mature deciduous forestry trees with annual crops.
af07small-scale (<30m) immature evergreen forestry trees with annual crops.
af08medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) immature evergreen forestry trees with annual crops.
af09large-scale (>1 ha) immature evergreen forestry trees with annual crops.
af10small-scale (<30m) mature evergreen forestry trees with annual crops.
af11medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) mature evergreen forestry trees with annual crops.
af12large-scale (>1 ha) mature evergreen forestry trees with annual crops.
af30small-scale (<30m) tea interplanted with fir trees.
af31medium-scale (>30m to 1ha) tea interplanted with fir trees.
af32large-scale (>1 ha) tea interplanted with fir trees.

Mapped Ecotopes

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FPIMaf02 FPIPaf04 SLRMaf02 SLRMaf08 SLRPaf04 SLRPaf05 SLRPaf31 SURPaf31  

Citation for AEM: Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.