Jeremy Wallace and Suzanne Furby are remote sensing scientists with the Mathematics for Mapping and Monitoring Group (MMM) of CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences. MMM is based in Perth at the Leeuwin Centre for Earth Sensing Technologies (65 Brockway Road, Floreat, WA 6151, Australia. Tel. + 61 8 93336292. Fax +61 8 93336121. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com). Graeme Behn, a research officer with WA Department of Conservation and Land Management, is also based at the Leeuwin Centre (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The work described here is based on their experiences over many years in a range of environments in methods development and applications using satellite imagery to provide environmental monitoring information.
Vegetation condition assessment and monitoring from sequences of satellite imagery
Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2006
Ecological Management & Restoration
Volume 7, Issue Supplement s1, pages S31–S36, June 2006
How to Cite
Wallace, J., Behn, G. and Furby, S. (2006), Vegetation condition assessment and monitoring from sequences of satellite imagery. Ecological Management & Restoration, 7: S31–S36. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2006.00289.x
- Issue online: 11 MAY 2006
- Version of Record online: 11 MAY 2006
- remote sensing;
- vegetation management
Summary Vegetation changes over time are important indicators of condition, and are particularly important as targets or triggers for management. Satellite image data have unique capacities to provide information on changes in vegetation. In particular, Landsat imagery has the spatial resolution and a historical archive that make it relevant to providing information for understanding and management of native vegetation at a range of scales from small remnant to region. Regional and national vegetation monitoring programs based on time series Landsat imagery are now operational in Australia. These programs and their data have huge potential to provide information for conservation and natural resource management questions. They have already found multiple applications, including applications to biodiversity assessment and planning. This paper presents some examples of the delivery and application of satellite image monitoring information in the context of vegetation management.