Applications in Remote Sensing to Forest Ecology and Management

Lechner, Alex M., Foody, Giles M. and Boyd, Doreen S. (2020) Applications in Remote Sensing to Forest Ecology and Management. One Earth, 2 (5). pp. 405-412. ISSN 2590-3322

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Remote sensing provides valuable insights into pressing environmental challenges and is a critical tool for driving solutions. In this Primer, we briefly introduce the important role of remote sensing in forest ecology and management, which includes applications as diverse as mapping the distribution of forest ecosystems and characterizing the three-dimensional structure of forests. We describe six key reasons why remote sensing has become an important data source and introduce the different types of sensors (e.g., multispectral and synthetic aperture radar) and platforms (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites) that have been used for mapping a diversity of forest variables. The rapid advancement in remote-sensing technology, techniques, and platforms is likely to result in a greater democratization of remote-sensing data to support forest management and conservation in parts of the world where environmental issues are the most urgent.

Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F810 Environmental Geography
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:41989
Deposited On:25 Aug 2020 15:56

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