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The value and opportunites of community-and citizen-based approaches to tropical forest biodiversity monitoring

  Introduction - Earth Observation (EO) refers to the direct and indirect measurement of the Earth’s surface that can be undertaken using satellites, aircraft, on the ground and underwater using active and passive sensors (O’Connor et al., 2015). EO provides a valuable source of information for biodiversity monitoring of tropical forests (chapter 2; Turner et al., 2003; Gillespie et al., 2008; O’Connor et al., 2015), in particular from space-based platforms due to their extensive spatial and temporal coverage. With data from the new Copernicus Sentinel satellites now coming online and the planned Biomass mission of the European Space Agency (ESA), biodiversity monitoring could greatly benefit from these higher spatial and temporal resolution measurements....

  • Date:

    31 December 2016

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Library of Congress:

    QH Natural history

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    577 Ecology

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Chandler, M., See, L., Andrianandrasana, H., Becker, D., Berardi, A., Bodmer, R., …Williams, J. N. (2016). The value and opportunites of community-and citizen-based approaches to tropical forest biodiversity monitoring. In Z. Szantoi, R. Jongman, M. Paganini, B. Mora, S. Luque, & M. Gill (Eds.), A Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in Tropical Forests with Remote Sensing

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Keywords

Tropical forests, biodiversity, monitoring, community-based,

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