|aSatellite remote sensing for conservation action :|bcase studies from aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems /|cedited by Allison K. Leidner, Graeme M. Buchanan.
|aCambridge, United Kingdom :|bCambridge University Press,|c2018.
|axvii, 323 pages,12 pages of unnumbered plates :|billustrations, maps ;|c23 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|a"Case Studies from Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems Satellite remote sensing presents an amazing opportunity to inform biodiversity conservation by inexpensively gathering repeated monitoring information for vast areas of the Earth. However, these observations first need processing and interpretation if they are to inform conservation action. Through a series of case studies, this book presents detailed examples of the application of satellite remote sensing, covering both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, to conservation. The authors describe how collaboration between the remote sensing and conservation communities makes satellite data functional for operational conservation, and provide concrete examples of the lessons learned in addition to the scientific details. The editors, one at NASA and the other at a conservation NGO, have brought together leading researchers in conservation remote sensing to share their experiences from project development through to application, and emphasise the human side of these projects"--|cProvided by publisher.