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Remote Sensing of Protected Lands

Edited By: Yeqiao Wang

582 pages, 32 colour plates, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2011 | #192395 | ISBN-13: 9781439841877
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Providing a suite of remote sensing-based approaches for dealing with the inventory and monitoring of protected lands around the world, this book addresses contemporary issues in monitoring, conservation planning, and ecosystem forecasting. It presents the state of the art in satellite-based remote sensing and compares protected lands with unprotected areas to measure ecosystem and environmental changes under factors such as human-induced land cover change and climate change. Case studies are included that illustrate key concepts.

Contributed by a group of leading and well-published scholars in the field, this book is the first to dedicate to the applications of remote sensing science and technology for inventory, monitoring, and managing of protected lands and waters. Professor Wang carefully selected and examined each contribution, and created a well-structured volume to address the use of remote sensing technology in protected lands from four perspectives, namely, changing landscape and change detection; monitoring and mapping methods; inventory and monitoring of frontier lands, and decision support for management of protected lands. This comprehensive approach allows readers to have both a systematic view of the field and a detailed knowledge of a particular topic, seeing both 'forest' and 'trees'.
- From the Series Foreword by Series Editor Qihao Weng, PhD, Hawthorn Woods, Indiana


Remote Sensing of Protected Lands: An Overview Remote Sensing of Changing Landscape of Protected Lands - Remote Sensing for Inventory and Monitoring of U.S. National Parks - Monitoring Landscape Dynamics of National Parks in the Western United States - Forest Dynamics within and around Olympic National Park Assessed Using Time Series Landsat Observations - Using Earth Observation to Monitor Species-Specific Habitat Change in the Greater Kejimkujik National Park Region of Canada - Land-Cover Change and Conservation of Protected Lands in Urban and Suburban Settings - Land-Cover Change and Conservation of the Protected Ancient City Park in Xi'an, Northwestern China - Accurately Assessing Habitat with Remote Sensing: User's Perspective Remote Sensing for Inventory, Mapping, and Conservation of Protected Lands and Waters - Utilization of Remote Sensing Technologies for Matschie's Tree Kangaroo Conservation and Planning in Papua New Guinea - Remote Sensing for Biodiversity Conservation of the Albertine Rift in Eastern Africa - Remote Sensing Assessment of Natural Resources and Ecological Security of the Changbai Mountain Region in Northeast Asia - Integration of Remote Sensing and In Situ Observations for Examining Effects of Past Volcanic Eruptions on Forests of the Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve in Northeast China - Remote Sensing Assessments of Wildfire Impact and Simulation Modeling of Short-Term Postfire Vegetation Recovery within the Dixie National Forest Remote Sensing for Inventory and Monitoring of Frontier Lands - Satellite-Observed Endorheic Lake Dynamics across the Tibetan Plateau between Circa 1976 and 2000 - Multisensor Remote Sensing of Forest Dynamics in Central Siberia - Remote Sensing and Modeling for Assessment of Complex Amur (Siberian) Tiger and Amur (Far Eastern) Leopard Habitats in the Russian Far East - The Influence of Realistic Vegetation Phenology on Regional Climate Modeling - Monitoring Natural Hazards in Protected Lands Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar Remote Sensing in Decision Support for Management of Protected Lands - Monitoring and Modeling Environmental Change in Protected Areas: Integration of Focal Species Populations and Remote Sensing - Monitoring and Forecasting Ecosystem Climate Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics Using the Terrestrial Observation and Prediction System - Geospatial Decision Models for Management of Protected Wetlands Index#

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Dr. Yeqiao Wang is a professor at the Department of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island. He has received several awards for his work, including the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President William J. Clinton in 2000. Dr. Wang's specialties are terrestrial remote sensing and modeling in natural resources analysis and mapping. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, 70 abstracts and conference papers, and contributed more than 20 peer-reviewed book chapters. He also edited "Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments" (CRC Press 2009). Dr. Wang serves as the editor in chief for "Encyclopedia of Natural Resources" (Taylor & Francis), a three-volume set of "Land", "Air", and "Water". Besides his professional publications in English, he has also authored and edited several science books in Chinese.

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