Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Wildlife Management: Synthesis and Applications

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December 7, 2009


Mixed media product, 368 pages


0071622470 / 9780071622479


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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.


  • 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

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Management Information Needs and Remote Sensing; Chapter 3. Remote-Sensing Data Collection and Processing; Chapter 4. Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Process and Structure; Chapter 5. Remote Sensing in Wildlife Management; Chapter 6. Remote Sensing in Biodiversity Monitoring; Chapter 7. Conclusion; Appendix I: Annotated Bibliography of Selected Reference Books Documenting the Development of Remote Sensing in Environmental Applications; Appendix II: Common and Scientific Names of Species Mentioned in the Text; Appendix III: A Selection of Past, Current, and Planned Remote-Sensing Satellites; Appendix IV: A Selection of Past, Current, and Planned Sensor Payloads on Remote-Sensing Satellites; References; Index

Author comments

Steven Franklin is president and vice chancellor at Trent University. He specializes in the application of satellite and aerial remote sensing in terrain analysis, forest ecology, and wildlife management.

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