214 pages, 59 col & b/w illus
This book explores new approaches and applications of geospatial technologies to understand past, present and future impacts environmental policies and management practices have on the landscape. From forestry to water use, and from wildlife management to agricultural practices, this collection of case studies examines the application of geospatial technologies in managing natural resources, land use, and environmental systems.
Forward.- Introduction.- Case Studies.- Identifying and Monitoring Infectious Disease Vector Habitats.- Potential Human Impacts on the Application of Sewage Sludge to Agricultural Fields.- Using GIS to Protect and Manage Wetlands in an Agroecosystem: Nebraska's Rainwater Basin.- High Altitude Reservoirs: A Glacial Inventory in Semiarid Chile.- Using GIS and Remote Sensing to Monitor Climate Change in the Southern Rockies.- Habitat Quality Following the Eruption of Mount St. Helens.- Endemics and Invasives: High Resolution Imagery Use for Species Censusing and Mapping.- Fire Ecology and Wildlife Habitat Mapping and Monitoring.- Using GIS and Remotely Sensed Data to Characterize Fire Dynamics in the Tropics: A Case Study in the Southern Yucatan.- Assessing Biodiversity in the Tropics.- Optimizing Natural Resource Management in Mammoth Cave National Park Using Geospatial Technologies.- Mountain Top Removal in Kentucky: Monitoring and Modeling its Impact with GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques.
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