Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

By: Nathalie Pettorelli (author)Hardback

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The ability to anticipate the impacts of global environmental changes on natural resources is fundamental to designing appropriate and optimised adaptation and mitigation strategies. However, this requires the scientific community to have access to reliable, large-scale information on spatio-temporal changes in the distribution of abiotic conditions and on the distribution, structure, composition, and functioning of ecosystems. Satellite remote sensing can provide access to some of this fundamental data by offering repeatable, standardised, and verifiable information that is directly relevant to the monitoring and management of our natural capital. This book demonstrates how ecological knowledge and satellite-based information can be effectively combined to address a wide array of current natural resource management needs. By focusing on concrete applied examples in both the marine and terrestrial realms, it will help pave the way for developing enhanced levels of collaboration between the ecological and remote sensing communities, as well as shaping their future research directions. Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources is primarily aimed at ecologists and remote sensing specialists, as well as policy makers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, biodiversity monitoring, and natural resource management.

About Author

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. Her research interests focus on the use of remote sensing technology to broaden our ecological understanding of ecosystems found in remote and under-studied regions of the world. She is the editor-in-chief of Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation and a senior editor for Journal of Applied Ecology. Nathalie has published several books and over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals on the topic of biodiversity monitoring, conservation, and wildlife management.

Contents

1: Understanding satellite remote sensing 2: Satellite-based monitoring of biodiversity 3: Satellite remote sensing and natural disturbances 4: Satellite remote sensing and anthropogenic pressures on biodiversity 5: Satellite remote sensing and the management of invasive species 6: Satellite remote sensing and the management of protected areas 7: Satellite remote sensing and the management of wild species and habitats 8: Satellite remote sensing to support agriculture and forestry 9: Satellite remote sensing, environmental quality and human health and wellbeing 10: Satellite remote sensing in the policy sphere 11: Future directions and challenges ahead

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780198717263
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780198717263
  • weight: 656
  • ISBN10: 0198717261

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