Table 2. Land-cover and fragmentation statistics in Mengsong in 1965 and 1993 (interpreted from aerial photographs (1965), Landsat TM (1993), and Spot (2006) images). Total area = 9965 ha.

Percent Area Number of Fragments Average Fragment Size (ha)
Land cover 1965 1993 2006 1965 1993 2006 1965 1993 2006
Secondary growth 95 95 89 136 554 69 17
Closed canopy 38 15 59 19 24 17 198 63 346
Open canopy 22 37 8 68 271 11 33 14 74
Grass and bushes 35 43 22 49 259 47 71 17 47
Swidden 2 2 1.5 56 60 35 3 3 4.5
Paddy 3 2 2 4 2 15 65 71 15
Terraced tea 3 5 58
Rubber 2.7 8 33
Reservoir 0 0.4 0.2 0 1 1 0 40 24
Other 0 0.6 0.8 13 7 4 12
Total 100 100 100 196 630 51 16