Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Wildlife Management: Synthesis and Applications

Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Wildlife Management: Synthesis and Applications by Steven Franklin
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The Latest Advances in Remote Sensing for Biodiversity

This state-of-the-art volume provides fundamental information on and practical applications of remote sensing technologies in wildlife management, habitat studies, and biodiversity assessment and monitoring. The book reviews image analysis, interpretation techniques, and key geospatial tools, including field-based, aerial, and satellite remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and spatial modeling.

Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Wildlife Management emphasizes transdisciplinary collaboration, technological innovations, and new applications in this emerging field. Landmark case studies and illustrative examples of best practices in biodiversity and wildlife management remote sensing at multiple scales are featured in this pioneering work.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

Management information requirements

Geospatial data collection and processing

Thermal, passive and active microwave, and passive and active optical sensing

Integrated remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and spatial models

Remote sensing of ecosystem process and structure

Proven methods for acquiring, interpreting, and analyzing remotely sensed data

Habitat suitability and quality analysis

Mapping anthropogenic disturbances and modeling species distribution

Biodiversity indicators, including species richness mapping and productivity modeling

Habitat quality and dynamics

Indicators and processes

Invasive alien species

Species prediction models

Food and resources

Biodiversity monitoring

Fragmentation and spatial heterogeneity
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9780071626279
Publication Date:
16 / 11 / 2009

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