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Satellite remote sensing for applied ecologists: opportunities and challenges
1. Habitat loss and degradation, overexploitation, climate change and the spread of invasive species are drastically depleting the Earth's biological diversity, leading to detrimental impacts onExpand
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Environmental science: Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space
Ecologists and space agencies must forge a global monitoring strategy, say Andrew K. Skidmore, Nathalie Pettorelli and colleagues.
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Urbanization in India - Spatiotemporal analysis using remote sensing data
Urbanization is arguably the most dramatic form of irreversible land transformation. Though urbanization is a worldwide phenomenon, it is especially prevalent in India, where urban areas haveExpand
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Will remote sensing shape the next generation of species distribution models
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In this perspective piece, we demonstrate how modern sensors onboard satellites, planes and unmanned aerial vehicles are revolutionizing the way we can detect and monitor both plant and animal species in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems as well as allowing the emergence of novel predictor variables appropriate for species distribution modeling. Expand
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The Role of Vegetation in Mitigating Urban Land Surface Temperatures: A Case Study of Munich, Germany during the Warm Season
The Urban Heat Island (UHI) is the phenomenon of altered increased temperatures in urban areas compared to their rural surroundings. UHIs grow and intensify under extreme hot periods, such as duringExpand
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Ten ways remote sensing can contribute to conservation.
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In an effort to increase conservation effectiveness through the use of Earth observation technologies, a group of remote sensing scientists affiliated with government and academic institutions and conservation organizations identified 10 questions in conservation for which the potential to be answered would be greatly increased by use of remotely sensed data and analyses of those data. Expand
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Quantifying and mapping ecosystem services supplies and demands: a review of remote sensing applications.
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Ecosystems provide services necessary for the livelihoods and well-being of people. Expand
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Earth observation satellite sensors for biodiversity monitoring: potentials and bottlenecks
Many biologists, ecologists, and conservationists are interested in the possibilities that remote sensing offers for their daily work and study site analyses as well as for the assessment ofExpand
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Risk profiling of schistosomiasis using remote sensing: approaches, challenges and outlook
BackgroundSchistosomiasis is a water-based disease that affects an estimated 250 million people, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. The transmission of schistosomiasis is spatially and temporallyExpand
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Modelling Forest α-Diversity and Floristic Composition - On the Added Value of LiDAR plus Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
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The decline of biodiversity is one of the major current global issues. Expand
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