Mapping species density of trees, shrubs and vines in a tropical forest, using field measurements, satellite multiespectral imagery and spatial interpolation

@article{HernndezStefanoni2007MappingSD,
  title={Mapping species density of trees, shrubs and vines in a tropical forest, using field measurements, satellite multiespectral imagery and spatial interpolation},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Hern{\'a}ndez-Stefanoni and Juan Manuel Dupuy},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={3817-3833}
}
We estimated the number of species in a tropical forest landscape in Quintana Roo, Mexico, based on the relationship between reflectance values of satellite imagery and field measurements of plant species density (mean number of species per plot). Total species density as well as that of tree, shrub and vine species were identified from 141 sampling quadrats (16543 individuals sampled). Spatial prediction of plant diversity was performed using universal kriging. This approach considered the… CONTINUE READING
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