Addresses such topics as the spatial and temporal scales on which information can be provided using remote sensing data; indicators related to degradation and desertification processes; temporal change analysis techniques; processing of other geoinformation data sources; ecological and socio-economical model approaches; and more.
Acknowledgements Contributors Achim Roder & Joachim Hill, Remote sensing and geoinformation processing in land degradation assessment--an introduction Part 1 Setting the scene: principles in remote sensing and spatial scene modelling for land degradation assessment Eric F. Lambin, Helmut Geist, James F. Reynolds & D. Mark Stafford-Smith, Coupled human-environment system approaches to desertification: Linking people to pixels Susan L. Ustin, Alacia Palacios-Orueta, Michael L. Whiting, Stephane Jacquemoud & Lin Li, Remote sensing based assessment of biophysical indicators for land degradation and desertification Mark Mulligan, Integrated environmental modelling to characterise processes of land degradation and desertification for policy support Abdelghani Chehbouni, Jamal Ezzahar, Christopher J. Watts, Julio-Cesar Rodriguez & Jaime Garatuza-Payan, Estimating area-averaged surface fluxes over contrasted agricultural patchwork in a semi-arid region Part 2 The global perspective: strategies for large area mapping Nadine Gobron, Michel M. Verstraete, Bernard Pinty, Malcolm Taberner & Ophelie Aussedat, Potential of long time series of FAPAR products for assessing and monitoring land surface changes: Examples in Europe and the Sahel Karsten Friedrich & Dirk Koslowsky, Inter-comparison of MEDOKADS and NOAA/NASA pathfinder AVHRR land NDVI time series Thomas Udelhoven & Joachim Hill, Change detection in Syria's rangelands using long-term AVHRR data (1982--2004) David Celis & Eddy De Pauw, 'Hot spot' assessment of land cover change in the CWANA region using AVHRR satellite imagery Pietro Alessandro Brivio, Mirco Boschetti, Paola Carrara, Daniela Stroppiana & Gloria Bordogna, Fuzzy integration of satellite data for detecting environmental anomalies across Africa Andrew Chappell & Clive T. Agnew, The spatial uncertainty of desiccation in the West African Sahel and its implications for land degradation Yvon Carmen Hountondji, Nestor Sokpon, Jacques Nicolas & Pierre Ozer, Ongoing desertification processes in the sahelian belt of West Africa: An evidence from the rain-use efficiency Part 3 Taking a closer look: biophysical indicators of vegetation and soils Maxim Shoshany, Vegetation cover and biomass along climatic gradients: The synergy of remote sensing and field studies in two Eastern Mediterranean sites Konstantin Konig, Marco Schmidt & Jonas V. Muller, Modelling species distributions with high resolution remote sensing data to delineate patterns of plant diversity in the Sahel zone of Burkina Faso Joachim Hill, Achim Roder, Wolfgang Mehl & Georgios M. Tsiourlis, Retrieving rangeland vegetation characteristics through constrained inverse reflectance modelling of earth observation satellite imagery Thomas Jarmer, Hanoch Lavee, Pariente Sarah & Joachim Hill, Using reflectance spectroscopy and Landsat data to assess soil inorganic carbon in the Judean Desert (Israel) Andrew Chappell, John F. Leys, Grant H. McTainsh, Craig Strong & Ted M. Zobeck, Simulating Multi-angle Imaging Spectro-Radiometer (MISR) sampling and retrieval of soil surface roughness and composition changes using a bi-directional soil spectral reflectance model Monica Garcia, Sergio Contreras, Francisco Domingo & Juan Puigdefabregas, Mapping land degradation risk: Potential of the non-evaporative fraction using Aster and MODIS data Part 4 Stories behind pixels: process-based assessment of geospatial data Achim Roder, Joachim Hill, Tobias Kuemmerle, Gabriel del Barrio, Vasilios P. Papanastasis & Georgios M. Tsiourlis, Geomatics-based characterization of spatial and temporal trends in heterogeneous Mediterranean rangelands of Northern Greece Tal Svoray, Rakefet Shafran-Nathan, Eugene D. Ungar, Amir Arnon & Avi Perevolotsky, Integrating GPS technologies in dynamic spatio-temporal models to monitor grazing habits in dry rangelands Arnon Karnieli, Uri Gilad & Tal Svoray, Satellite image processing and geo-statistical methods for assessing land degradation around watering points in the Ust-Urt Plateau, Kazakhstan Barnaby J.F. Clark & Petri K.E. Pellikka, Landscape analysis using multi-scale segmentation and object-oriented classification Yoshio Inoue, Jiaguo Qi, Yoshiyuki Kiyono, Yukinori Ochiai, Takeshi Horie, Tatsuhiko Shiraiwa, Hidetoshi Asai, Kazuki Saito, Linkham Dounagsavanh & Albert Olioso, Land use and carbon stock capacity in slash-and-burn ecosystems in mountainous mainlands of Laos Author index Subject index ISPRS Book Series Colour plates
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