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Remote sensing for ecology and conservation : a handbook of techniques

Author: Ned Horning
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2012.
Series: Techniques in ecology and conservation series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ., [repr.]View all editions and formats
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Remote sensing describes the technique of collecting information from a distance. This book describes the ways that remotely sensed data from research on biodiversity and its conservation can be  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ned Horning
ISBN: 9780199219957 0199219958 9780199219940 019921994X
OCLC Number: 816353371
Description: XXVI, 467 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Acronyms List; 1. Introduction: Why Ecologists and Conservation Biologists Use Remote Sensing; 2. When to Use Remote Sensing; 3. Working with Images; 4. Measuring and Monitoring Land Cover, Land Use, and Vegetation Characteristics; 5. Terrain and Soils; 6. Marine and Coastal Environments; 7. Wetlands-Estuaries, Inland Wetlands, and Freshwater Lakes; 8. Atmosphere and Climate; 9. Disturbances: Fires and Floods; 10. Landscape Fragmentation; 11. Human Interfaces and Urban Change; 12. Protected Area Design and Monitoring; 13. Integrating Field Data; 14. Linking Remote Sensing with Modeling; 15. Global Conservation; Appendix 1 The Electromagnetic Spectrum; Appendix 2 Image Processing Software; Appendix 3 Open Source Software; Appendix 4 Satellites and Sensors; Appendix 5 Visual Interpretation; Appendix 6 Systems for Observing Climate and Atmospheric Phenomena; References; Index
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