Satellite remote sensing for applied ecologists: opportunities and challenges

Pettorelli, Nathalie and Laurance, William F. and O’Brien, Timothy G. and Nagendra, Harini (2014) Satellite remote sensing for applied ecologists: opportunities and challenges. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51 (4). pp. 839-848.

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With the world's population now exceeding 7 billion people, increasing pressures are being put on our planet to secure sufficient food and space for each inhabitant (Gordon et al. 2012). Yet the Earth is a finite system, and as a growing proportion of natural resources are being harvested for human consumption, less energy and less space are being left to the remnant components of biodiversity (Smil 2013). Faced with habitat loss and degradation, climate change, overexploitation and the spread of invasive species, many species have struggled and are still struggling to adapt to the rapid rate of environmental change (Pereira et al. 2010). Serious concerns have been voiced about the implications of biodiversity loss for human well‐being, particularly for the world's most marginalized and impoverished communities (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment 2005), leading to several high‐profile political commitments to promote the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity (Collen et al. 2013).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiversity, Earth observations, environmental management, natural capital, sensor technology, wildlife management
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Krishnamoorti Chavan
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 08:36
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 06:20
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