Jennifer W. Sheldon, Robert L. Crabtree (contributed equally as authors); Y. Q. Wang, Editor. 2011.
National parks, wildlife refuges and sanctuaries, natural reserves, conservation areas, frontier lands, and marine-protected areas are increasingly recognized as essential providers of ecosystem services and biological resources. As debates about climate change and sustainability intensify, protected areas become more important as indicators of ecosystem conditions in particular environments or in comparison with adjacent environments.
The first book of its kind, Remote Sensing of Protected Lands showcases state-of-the-art remote sensing applications for the inventory and monitoring of protected areas. Contributions from renowned scholars and experts from around the world are organized into four sections covering the use of remote sensing in:
- Changing landscapes and change detection
- Inventory, mapping, and conservation
- Inventory and monitoring of frontier lands
- Decision support for the management of protected lands