Remote sensing in landscape ecology: experiences and perspectives in a European context

G. Groom, C.A. Mücher, M. Ihse, T. Wrbka

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Abstract

That the relationship between remote sensing and landscape ecology is significant is due in large part to the strong spatial component within landscape ecology. However it is nevertheless necessary to have frequent overview of the interface between remote sensing and landscape ecology, particularly in the light of developments in the types of image data and techniques. The use of remote sensing within European landscape ecology provides a rich range of examples of the interface, including application of some of the latest types of image data. This paper is an overview of the interface that remote sensing has with European landscape ecology, with seven examples of the application of image data in European landscape ecology and examination of associated landscape classification issues. These examples are discussed in terms of the trends and the different roles for image data in landscape ecology that they illustrate, and in particular their classificatory and informational implications. It is suggested that with regard to classification there is a need for re-examination of the roles of image data
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-408
JournalLandscape Ecology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • land-cover
  • agricultural landscapes
  • vegetation structure
  • classification
  • patterns
  • imagery
  • issues
  • forest
  • model
  • misr

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