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The Roles of Remote Sensing in Nature Conservation

A Practical Guide and Case Studies

  • The chapters provide real examples of remote sensing techniques applied to map a range of indicators required by conservation managers, such as habitat distribution and condition, biodiversity indicators or even individual plants with drones

  • Special chapters on Remote sensing imagery preparation for ecological studies, assessment of the use of drones to map nesting bird colonies or invasive plant species

  • Book sections lead the reader towards the specific application and every chapter provides practical lessons for nature conservation

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Part II

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77
    2. Mapping Coastal Habitats in Wales

      • Gwawr Jones, Peter Bunting, Clive Hurford
      Pages 91-120
    3. Integrated Monitoring for Biodiversity Using Remote Sensing: From Local to Regional – A Case Study from Norfolk

      • Katie Medcalf, Jacqueline Parker, Gemma Bell, Paul Robinson, Samuel Neal, Martin Horlock et al.
      Pages 121-139
    4. Sub-pixel Mapping of Doñana Shrubland Species

      • Marcos Jiménez, Ricardo Díaz-Delgado
      Pages 141-163
  3. Part III

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165
    2. The Potential of UAV Derived Image Features for Discriminating Savannah Tree Species

      • J. Oldeland, A. Große-Stoltenberg, L. Naftal, B. J. Strohbach
      Pages 183-201
    3. A Toolbox for Remotely Monitoring Large Carnivores in Sweden

      • Michael Schneider, Holger Dettki
      Pages 203-222
    4. Using UAVs to Map Aquatic Bird Colonies

      • Ricardo Díaz-Delgado, Manuel Mañez, Antonio Martínez, David Canal, Miguel Ferrer, David Aragonés
      Pages 277-291
  4. Part IV

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 293-293
    2. Integrated Land Cover and Change Classifications

      • Richard Lucas, Anthea Mitchell
      Pages 295-308

About this book

During recent decades, a rapid increase in available data sources has enabled researchers to develop hundreds of new remote sensing applications: data provided by new sensors attached to satellites, aircrafts and drones. However, a major challenge remains unresolved: how to transfer the knowledge of these technological advances to conservation practitioners and facilitate access to the remote sensing products that are currently available.  In this volume, we illustrate the ability of new technologies, such as drones, camera traps or miniaturized sensors, to enhance our information on habitat condition, species occurrence, invasive species mapping or biodiversity.

 There are several case studies from Natura 2000 and LTER sites:  these were designed to meet the requirements of the EC Birds and Habitats Directives and the commitments associated with the EU Biodiversity Strategy, including regular habitat assessments.    The authors of this volume, who work for different conservation and research agencies, provide a practical perspective on how remote sensing applications can benefit these long-term monitoring or surveillance programs. 

With these requirements in mind, the time is now right for conservation ecologists, researchers, technicians, managers, policy makers and practitioners to embrace the new technologies and products that are available from the remote sensing community.   

Keywords

  • Habitat and species monitoring
  • Natura 2000
  • earth observation (EO)
  • nature conservation
  • remote sensing
  • remote sensing/photogrammetry

Editors and Affiliations

  • Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain

    Ricardo Díaz-Delgado

  • Centre for Ecosystem Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia

    Richard Lucas

  • Natural Resources Wales, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

    Clive Hurford

About the editors

Dr. Ricardo Diaz-Delgado, CSIC-Estación Biológica de Doñana EBD, Sevilla, Spain
Prof. Richard Lucas, The University of New South Wales, School of Bio., Earth, Env. Science, Kensington, Australia
Dr. Clive Hurford, Natural Resources Wales, Pembroke Wales, United Kingdom

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Roles of Remote Sensing in Nature Conservation

  • Book Subtitle: A Practical Guide and Case Studies

  • Editors: Ricardo Díaz-Delgado, Richard Lucas, Clive Hurford

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64332-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-64330-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87772-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-64332-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 318

  • Number of Illustrations: 38 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Conservation Biology, Geographical Information System, Biodiversity

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-64332-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)