This data set was originally developed as part of the project “The Impact of Economic Globalization on Human Demography, Land Use and Natural Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean” funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program, NSFCNH grant 0709645.
For a summary of the methods used, and an application of the data for studying deforestation dynamics, see:
Aide, T. M., M. L. Clark, H. R. Grau, D. López-Carr, M. A. Levy, D. Redo, M. Bonilla-Moheno, G. Riner, M. J. Andrade-Núñez, and M. Muñiz. 2013. Deforestation and reforestation of Latin America and the Caribbean (2001–2010). Biotropica 45 (2):262-271. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00908.x.