Editorial: A new platform to support research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation

Pettorelli, Nathalie and Nagendra, Harini and Williams, Rob and Rocchini, Duccio and Fleishman, Erica (2014) Editorial: A new platform to support research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 1 (1). pp. 1-3.

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Assessing and predicting responses of biological diversity to global environmental change and the effects of such responses on human well‐being are high‐priority targets for the scientific, management and policy communities (Pereira et al. 2013; Dirzo et al. 2014). These assessments and predictions are essential inputs to inform international initiatives such as the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Collen et al. 2013), being fundamental to defining and optimizing adaptation and mitigation strategies. To rise to the challenges posed by global environmental change, in particular, the research, management and policy communities need access to standardised information on changes in the distribution of biodiversity and in the intensity of human activities; these communities also need to know whether management actions are effective (Sutherland et al. 2004; Brooks et al. 2014; Pettorelli et al. 2014a).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biological diversity, Environmental change
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 08:21
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 06:22
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/257
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.1

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