Publisher description for Remote sensing for landscape ecology : new metric indicators for monitoring, modeling, and assessment of ecosystems / Robert C. Frohn.


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Landscape ecology is a rapidly growing science of quantifying the ways in which ecosystems interact - of establishing a link between activities in one region and repercussions in another region. Remote sensing is a fast, inexpensive tool for conducting the landscape inventories essential to this branch of science. However, traditional landscape ecology metrics are not always reliable with remote images. This book presents a new set of metrics that allows remotely sensed data to be used effectively in landscape ecology.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Landscape ecology -- Remote sensing.
Geographic information systems.