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About this book
About this book
Review of contemporary techniques of vegetation mapping which also provides a snapshot of their applications. Based on material presented at a conference of the same name convened by the Biogeography Research Group, the contributions deal with ground, air and space-based techniques of vegetation mapping applied to a range of spatial scales, with applications concerned with monitoring, inventory and conservation, and with issues of error and scale charge.
Vegetation Mapping from Ground, Air and Space - Competitive or Complementary Techniques? (B. Wyatt). SITE AND LOCAL SCALE. Cover Distribution Patterns of Lichen, Annuals and Shrubs in the Tabernas Desert, Almeria, Spain (R. Lazaro, et al.). The Use of Microscale Field Mapping in a Study of the Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare L.) as a Component of Wild Flower Meadows (P. Spearman, et al.). Mapping Grassland at the Whole Site Level, with Special Reference to the Impact of Agricultural Improvement (R. Gilliver). Non-destructive Sampling of Cretan Garigue Biomass as Ground Truth for Remote Sensing (E. Jones). Remote Sensing of Semi-natural Upland Vegetation: The Relationship between Species Composition and Spectral Response (R. Armitage, et al.). Integrating Photointerpretation and GIS for Vegetation Mapping: Some Issues of Error (D. Green S. Hartley). Vegetation Analysis, Mapping and Environmental Relationships at a Local Scale, Jotunheimen, Southern Norway (P. Coker). Determining the Composition of the Blanket Bogs of Scotland Using Landsat Thematic Mapper (E. Reid N. Quarmby). An Assessment of the Land Cover Map of Great Britain within Headwater Stream Catchments for Four River Systems in England and Wales (A. Brooks, et al.). Mapping Humid Tropical Vegetation in Eastern Bolivia (J. Wellens, et al.). Mapping Vegetation in Complex, Mountainous Terrain (A. Millington S. Jehangir). REGIONAL AND CONTINENTAL SCALE. Land Cover Changes in Scotland over the Past 50 Years (E. Mackey G. Tudor). Application of CORINE Land Cover Mapping to Estimate Surface Carbon Pools in Northern Ireland (M. Cruickshank, et al.). Mapping of Carbon Pools in the Vegetation and Soils of Great Britain (R. Milne T. Brown). Mapping the Forests of Cameroon: Scales and Scaling-up (P. Atkinson). Mapping the World's Tropical Moist Forests (C. Billington). CONCLUSIONS. Vegetation Mapping in the Last Three Decades of the Twentieth Century (A. Millington R. Alexander). Index.
339 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
...a fascinating and timely review of vegetation mapping techniques and applications... (Biological Conservation, No.107, 2002) "...its breadth and depth are admirable..." (Jnl of Biogeography, No.29, 2002)