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Title GIS and remote sensing applications in biogeography and ecology / edited by Andrew C. Millington, Stephen J. Walsh, Patrick E. Osborne
Published Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001


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Description vii, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
4 3/4 in
Series The Kluwer international series in engineering and computer science. ; 626
Kluwer international series in engineering and computer science.
Contents 1. Introduction - Thinking Spatially / Andrew C. Millington, Stephen J. Walsh and Patrick E. Osborne -- 2. A Spectral Unmixing Approach to Leaf Area Index (LAI) Estimation at the Alpine Treeline Ecotone / Daniel G. Brown -- 3. The Utilization of Airborne Digital Multispectral Image Dynamics and Kinematic Global Positioning Systems for Assessing and Monitoring Salt Marsh Habitats in Southern California / Douglas Stow, Alice E. Brewster and Brian K. Bradshaw -- 4. Spatial Variability in Satellite-Derived Seasonal Vegetation Dynamics / Simon D. Jones, Andrew C. Millington and Barry K. Wyatt -- 5. Documenting Land-Cover History of a Humid Tropical Environment in Northeastern Costa Rica Using Time-Series Remotely Sensed Data / Jane M. Read, Julie S. Denslow and Sandra M. Guzman -- 6. Patterns of Change in Land-Use and Land-Cover and Plant Biomass: Separating Intra- and Inter-Annual Signals in Monsoon-Driven Northeast Thailand / Stephen J. Walsh, Kelley A. Crews-Meyer and Thomas W. Crawford / [et al.] -- 7. Barriers and Species Persistence in a Simulated Grassland Community / David M. Cairns -- 8. Feedback and Pattern in Computer Simulations of the Alpine Treeline Ecotone / Matthew F. Becker, George P. Malanson and Kathryn J. Alftine / [et al.] -- 9. Spatial Pattern and Dynamics of an Annual Woodland Herb / Lucy Bastin and Chris D. Thomas -- 10. Spatial Analysis of Micro-Environmental Change and Forest Composition in Belize / Peter A. Furley, Malcolm Penn and Neil M. Bird / [et al.] -- 11. The Radiate Capitulum Morph of Senecio Vulgaris L. within Sussex: the Use of GIS in Establishing Origins / Stephen Waite and Niall Burnside -- 12. A Geographical Information Science (GISci) Approach to Exploring Variation in the Bush Cricket Ephippiger Ephippiger / David M. Kidd and Michael G. Ritchie -- 13. The GIS Representation of Wildlife Movements: A Framework / Ling Bian -- 14. Stratified Sampling for Field Survey of Environmental Gradients in the Mojave Desert Ecoregion / Janet Franklin, Todd Keeler-Wolf and Kathryn A. Thomas / [et al.] -- 15. Development of Vegetation Pattern in Primary Successions on Glacier Forelands in Southern Norway / Gunter A. Grimm -- 16. Multi-Scale Analysis of Land-Cover Composition and Landscape Management of Public and Private Lands in Indiana / Tom P. Evans, Glen M. Green and Laura A. Carlson -- 17. Shifting Cultivation Without Deforestation: A Case Study in the Mountains of Northwestern Vietnam / Jefferson Fox, Stephen Leisz and Dao Minh Truong / [et al.] -- 18. Linking Biogeography and Environmental Management in the Wetland Landscape of Coastal North Carolina: The difference between nationwide and individual wetland permits / Nina M. Kelly
Summary This volume gathers together a set of examples from the many varied spatial techniques and analytical approaches being used by geographers, ecologists, and biogeographers to study plant and animal distributions, to assess processes affecting the observed patterns at selected spatial and temporal scales, and to discuss these examples within a strong conceptual spatial and/or temporal framework. The aims of this volume are to: Identify the key spatial concepts that underpin Geographic Information Science (GISc) in biogeography and ecology; review the development of these spatial concepts within geography and how they have been taken up in ecology and biogeography; exemplify the use of the key spatial concepts underpinning GISc in biogeography and ecology using case studies from both vegetation science and animal ecology/biogeography that cover a wide range of spatial scales and different geographical regions; develop an agenda for future research in GISc. [from publisher's advertisment]
Notes Book arose from two joint symposia held in Leicester and Honolulu in 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 or higher) to read the PDF files of the colour figures accompanying the book
Subject Biogeography -- Remote sensing.
Ecology -- Remote sensing.
Geographic information systems.
Author Osborne, Patrick E.
Millington, A. C.
Walsh, Stephen Joseph, 1951-
LC no. 2001038306
ISBN 0792374541 alkaline paper