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Keywords:

  • indicators;
  • monitoring;
  • 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.