Maps displaying the variation in environmental conditions within the two study areas. Variables include NDVI for rainy season (NDVI_rn), NDVI for transition season (NDVI_tr), percent woody vegetation (WOODY), NDMI for dry season (NDMI_dr), NDMI for transition season (NDMI_tr), land surface temperature during transition season (LST_tr), maximum settlement index (SETMX), mean settlement index (SETMN), as well as precipitation during rainy season (PREC_rn). Note that the positions of the two study areas do not represent their true proximity. See the map in Fig. 1 for their actual locations.