Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing

an example from southern Arizona

Peter L Warren, P. A. Knapp, C. F. Hutchinson, M. C. Parton, R. A. Schowengerdt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Remote sensing techniques were found to detect changes occurring over a period of years in relatively sparse desertscrub and semiarid grassland. Satellite data were sensitive to changes in total cover when the magnitude of change was at least 10 to 15%. Large-scale aerial photos were sensitive to changes of smaller magnitude and could also discriminate between plant growth form and in some cases plant species identity. Neither type of remotely sensed data could detect small changes in community structure such as the immigration of new species, some of which could have long-term ecological significane. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985
EditorsE.E. Whitehead
PublisherBelhaven Press (Pinter
Pages251-259
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1988

Fingerprint

remote sensing
vegetation
growth form
monitoring
immigration
satellite data
community structure
grassland
new species
arid land
plant species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

Cite this

Warren, P. L., Knapp, P. A., Hutchinson, C. F., Parton, M. C., & Schowengerdt, R. A. (1988). Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing: an example from southern Arizona. In E. E. Whitehead (Ed.), Arid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985 (pp. 251-259). Belhaven Press (Pinter.

Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing : an example from southern Arizona. / Warren, Peter L; Knapp, P. A.; Hutchinson, C. F.; Parton, M. C.; Schowengerdt, R. A.

Arid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985. ed. / E.E. Whitehead. Belhaven Press (Pinter, 1988. p. 251-259.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Warren, PL, Knapp, PA, Hutchinson, CF, Parton, MC & Schowengerdt, RA 1988, Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing: an example from southern Arizona. in EE Whitehead (ed.), Arid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985. Belhaven Press (Pinter, pp. 251-259.
Warren PL, Knapp PA, Hutchinson CF, Parton MC, Schowengerdt RA. Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing: an example from southern Arizona. In Whitehead EE, editor, Arid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985. Belhaven Press (Pinter. 1988. p. 251-259
Warren, Peter L ; Knapp, P. A. ; Hutchinson, C. F. ; Parton, M. C. ; Schowengerdt, R. A. / Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing : an example from southern Arizona. Arid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985. editor / E.E. Whitehead. Belhaven Press (Pinter, 1988. pp. 251-259
@inbook{c55475cb8ce74cdb8d4fc9c25c33f326,
title = "Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing: an example from southern Arizona",
abstract = "Remote sensing techniques were found to detect changes occurring over a period of years in relatively sparse desertscrub and semiarid grassland. Satellite data were sensitive to changes in total cover when the magnitude of change was at least 10 to 15{\%}. Large-scale aerial photos were sensitive to changes of smaller magnitude and could also discriminate between plant growth form and in some cases plant species identity. Neither type of remotely sensed data could detect small changes in community structure such as the immigration of new species, some of which could have long-term ecological significane. -Authors",
author = "Warren, {Peter L} and Knapp, {P. A.} and Hutchinson, {C. F.} and Parton, {M. C.} and Schowengerdt, {R. A.}",
year = "1988",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "251--259",
editor = "E.E. Whitehead",
booktitle = "Arid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985",
publisher = "Belhaven Press (Pinter",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Monitoring arid land vegetation change with remote sensing

T2 - an example from southern Arizona

AU - Warren, Peter L

AU - Knapp, P. A.

AU - Hutchinson, C. F.

AU - Parton, M. C.

AU - Schowengerdt, R. A.

PY - 1988

Y1 - 1988

N2 - Remote sensing techniques were found to detect changes occurring over a period of years in relatively sparse desertscrub and semiarid grassland. Satellite data were sensitive to changes in total cover when the magnitude of change was at least 10 to 15%. Large-scale aerial photos were sensitive to changes of smaller magnitude and could also discriminate between plant growth form and in some cases plant species identity. Neither type of remotely sensed data could detect small changes in community structure such as the immigration of new species, some of which could have long-term ecological significane. -Authors

AB - Remote sensing techniques were found to detect changes occurring over a period of years in relatively sparse desertscrub and semiarid grassland. Satellite data were sensitive to changes in total cover when the magnitude of change was at least 10 to 15%. Large-scale aerial photos were sensitive to changes of smaller magnitude and could also discriminate between plant growth form and in some cases plant species identity. Neither type of remotely sensed data could detect small changes in community structure such as the immigration of new species, some of which could have long-term ecological significane. -Authors

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0024222403&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0024222403&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

SP - 251

EP - 259

BT - Arid lands. Proc. conference, Tucson, 1985

A2 - Whitehead, E.E.

PB - Belhaven Press (Pinter

ER -