Onisimo Mutanga

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Wetland vegetation plays a key role in the ecological functions of wetland environments. Remote sensing techniques offer timely, up-to-date, and relatively accurate information for sustainable and effective management of wetland vegetation. This article provides an overview on the status of remote sensing applications in discriminating and mapping wetland(More)
The saturation problem associated with the use of NDVI for biomass estimation in high canopy density vegetation is a well known phenomenon. Recent field spectroscopy experiments have shown that narrow band vegetation indices computed from the red edge and the NIR shoulder can improve the estimation of biomass in such situations. However, the wide scale(More)
In this studywe compared the performance of regression tree ensembles using hyperspectral data. More specifically, we compared the performance of bagging, boosting and random forest to predict Sirex noctilio induced water stress in Pinus patula trees using nine spectral parameters derived from hyperspectral data. Results from the study show that the random(More)
The remote sensing of grass quality as determined by nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium concentration is critical for a better understanding of wildlife and livestock feeding patterns. Although remote sensing techniques have been proven useful to assess the concentration of foliar biochemicals under controlled laboratory conditions,(More)
Subtropical forest loss resulting from conversion of forest to other land-cover types such as grassland, secondary forest, subsistence crop farms and small forest patches affects leaf nitrogen (N) stocks in the landscape. This study explores the utility of new remote sensing tools to model the spatial distribution of leaf N concentration in a forested(More)