Wetland Landscape Characterization : Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology

By (author) Lopez, Ricardo D.; By (author) Lyon, John G.; By (author) Lyon, Lynn Krise; By (author) Lopez, Debra K.

Wetlands are, by their very nature, ephemeral and transitional, which makes them challenging to characterize. Yet the need for characterizing wetlands continues to grow, particularly as we develop a better understanding of the wealth of ecosystem services that they provide. Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition shows how wetland characterization tools, methods, and approaches can be integrated to more effectively address twenty-first-century wetland issues. A Practical Toolbox for Integrated Wetland Landscape Characterization The book explains how to locate, identify, and map the extent of wetlands to learn more about their importance to society and the larger landscape. It examines jurisdictional, regulatory, and practical applications from the scientific, engineering, and lay perspectives. Fully updated, the second edition reflects an emerging infrastructural, ecosystem goods-and-services perspective to better assist readers who may encounter these concepts and challenges as they assess and characterize wetlands. Examples and case studies illustrate a variety of situations and solutions, highlighting the use of current techniques to assess, inventory, and monitor natural resources under changing conditions. These examples offer lessons and ideas for the issues encountered every day by wetland landscape ecology practitioners. The book also refers readers to additional resources to help them solve specific challenges. New in This Edition Updates of practical geospatial methods More project-driven examples A description of the pitfalls of using ecological data at landscape scales, along with solutions Alternative techniques for a variety of practitioners Linkages between field and landscape ecological practices Online resources for practitioners New illustrations This book helps readers develop the concepts, skills, and understanding of how to best achieve project goals in the rapidly changing disciplines of landscape science and wetland ecology and management. A valuable resource, it provides practical tools, methods, and approaches for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing broad-scale wetland projects that take into account critical societal linkages.

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  • Introduction: The Challenge Key Themes Driving Landscape Characterization Wetland Principles Trends in Wetland Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment Wetland-Landscape Paradigm Current Global Perspectives and Systems Approaches Ecological Goods and Services Sustainability Watershed and Coastal Planning Utilizing This Edition to Its Full Benefit Traditional to Contemporary Characterization Methods Photointerpretation Interpretations Historical Aerial Photographs, Sources, and Their Utilization Creation of Image-Based Land Cover Products Applied Photogrammetry and Image-Based Remote Sensing Case Study: Traditional Characterization of Geographically Isolated Wetlands Broad Assessment of Rivers, Stream, and Associated Wetlands Wetland Ecosystem and Receptor Monitoring Methods for Characterizing Changes in Features Case Study: Landsat Characterization of Map Analysis of Riparian and Riverine Wetlands of the Mississippi River (Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico) Characterization of Vegetation Soil Characterizations Water Resource Characterization Wetland Classification Case Study: Digital Characterization Approaches for Geographically Isolated Wetlands Integrating Field-Based Data and Geospatial Data Effectively Utilizing Data Variables Data Availability, Cost, and Quality Key Data Types Metric Measurability, Applicability, and Sensitivity Categorization Training Data Set Development Change Detection Using Principal Component Analysis Assessment of Accuracy Case Study: Mapping Invasive Plant Species in the Great Lakes Discussion and Conclusion Summary Utilizing Broad-Scale Characterization Approaches Temporal Change Data Processing Vegetation Index Differencing Importance of Preprocessing Postcategorization Land Cover and the Role of the Classification System Advanced Sensors Case Study: Great Lakes Wetland Characterization and Indicator Development Moving Forward with the Landscape Perspective Determining Ecological Functions of Wetlands with Landscape Characterization Gathering Information Management Considerations and Maximizing Tools Planning Considerations Features of Interest Wetland Risks and Impacts Case Study: Habitat Risk Assessments in the Lower Mississippi River Basin Using Metrics and Indicators Resource Applications of Results References Appendix: Mississippi River and Surrounding Landscape Index

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書名 Wetland Landscape Characterization : Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology
著作者等 Lopez, Debra K.
Lyon, John G.
Lyon, Lynn Krise
Lopez, Ricardo D.
書名別名 Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology
出版元 Taylor & Francis Inc
刊行年月 2013.04.10
版表示 2 Rev ed
ページ数 308p
大きさ H235 x W156
ISBN 9781466503762
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国

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