Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources

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Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Oxford University Press Pages: 224 Language: English ISBN: 9780198717270 Categories: , , ,

The ability to anticipate the impacts of global environmental changes on natural resources is fundamental to designing appropriate and optimised adaptation and mitigation strategies. However, this requires the scientific community to have access to reliable, large-scale information on spatio-temporal changes in the distribution of abiotic conditions and on the distribution, structure, composition, and functioning of ecosystems. Satellite remote sensing can provide access to some of this fundamental data by offering repeatable, standardised, and verifiable information that is directly relevant to the monitoring and management of our natural capital. This book demonstrates how ecological knowledge and satellite-based information can be effectively combined to address a wide array of current natural resource management needs. By focusing on concrete applied examples in both the marine and terrestrial realms, it will help pave the way for developing enhanced levels of collaboration between the ecological and remote sensing communities, as well as shaping their future research directions. Satellite Remote Sensing and the Management of Natural Resources is primarily aimed at ecologists and remote sensing specialists, as well as policy makers and practitioners in the fields of conservation biology, biodiversity monitoring, and natural resource management.

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Author Biography

Dr Nathalie Pettorelli is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London. Her research interests focus on the use of remote sensing technology to broaden our ecological understanding of ecosystems found in remote and under-studied regions of the world. She is the editor-in-chief of Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation and a senior editor for Journal of Applied Ecology. Nathalie has published several books and over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals on the topic of biodiversity monitoring, conservation, and wildlife management.