Remote sensing for biodiversity and wildlife management : by Steven Franklin

By Steven Franklin

The newest Advances in distant Sensing for Biodiversity

This state of the art quantity offers basic details on and functional purposes of distant sensing applied sciences in natural world administration, habitat stories, and biodiversity overview and tracking. The ebook studies photo research, interpretation recommendations, and key geospatial instruments, together with field-based, aerial, and satellite tv for pc distant sensing, GIS, GPS, and spatial modeling.

Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and flora and fauna Management emphasizes transdisciplinary collaboration, technological strategies, and new purposes during this rising box. Landmark case experiences and illustrative examples of most sensible practices in biodiversity and natural world administration distant sensing at a number of scales are featured during this pioneering work.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

  • Management info requirements
  • Geospatial info assortment and processing
  • Thermal, passive and energetic microwave, and passive and lively optical sensing
  • Integrated distant sensing, GIS, GPS, and spatial models
  • Remote sensing of environment strategy and structure
  • Proven tools for buying, reading, and studying remotely sensed data
  • Habitat suitability and caliber analysis
  • Mapping anthropogenic disturbances and modeling species distribution
  • Biodiversity symptoms, together with species richness mapping and productiveness modeling
  • Habitat caliber and dynamics
  • Indicators and processes
  • Invasive alien species
  • Species prediction models
  • Food and resources
  • Biodiversity monitoring
  • Fragmentation and spatial heterogeneity

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Any multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary team needs to work through this challenge, which can become an early and potentially damaging obstacle to a full and productive collaboration. A critical objective is to avoid unrealistic expectations—for example, “…the methods have not yet demonstrated their expected uses as wonder tools” (Herbreteau et al. 2007). No team should develop or expect a remote-sensing approach or specific product to become a panacea to resolve all problems (Landgrebe 1983, Meyers and Werth 1990, McDermid et al.

Muybridge (1887) had set up one of the first trip-camera studies of locomotion, and apparently, the idea inspired the development of the zoopraxiscope for viewing animal photographs acquired of specimens in the Philadelphia Zoo (Fig. 2). These animal locomotion photographs were published widely to great acclaim in Scientific American and other respected journals. In the late 1890s and early 1900s, pioneer wildlife photographer George Shiras began experimenting with cameras and trip wires to capture nighttime images of deer in their natural environment (Sunquist 1997, Sanderson and Trolle 2005, Bray 2006).

Continued rapid progress is widely anticipated in such applications in a wide variety of ecological settings and over the short- and long-term (McDermid et al. 2005). Biodiversity Indicators The use of indicators has emerged as an essential approach in environmental monitoring and management. The broad goal of development Introduction of habitat and biodiversity indicators is to create purpose-specific, hierarchical, flexible, relevant, and consistent measures that allow comparisons over time. Typically, monitoring systems require a baseline or reference point, something that may be difficult to determine post-hoc.

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