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100 1 Millington, Andrew C.
245 10 GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Biogeography and
Ecology|h[electronic resource] /|cedited by Andrew C.
Millington, Stephen J. Walsh, Patrick E. Osborne.
260 Boston, MA :|bSpringer US,|c2001.
300 1 online resource (x, 333 pages).
338 online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier
490 1 The Springer International Series in Engineering and
Computer Science,|x0893-3405 ;|v626
520 This volume gathers together a representative set of
examples from the many varied spatial techniques and
analytical approaches being used by geographers,
ecologists, and biogeographers to study plant and animal
distributions, to assess processes affecting the observed
patterns at selected spatial and temporal scales, and to
discuss these examples within a strong conceptual spatial
and/or temporal framework. Therefore, the aims of this
volume are to: Identify the key spatial concepts that
underpin Geographic Information Science (GISc) in
biogeography and ecology; Review the development of these
spatial concepts within geography and how they have been
taken up in ecology and biogeography; Exemplify the use of
the key spatial concepts underpinning GISc in biogeography
and ecology using case studies from both vegetation
science and animal ecology/biogeography that cover a wide
range of spatial scales (from global to micro-scale) and
different geographical regions (from arctic to humid
tropical); and Develop an agenda for future research in
GISc, which takes into account developments in
biogeography and ecology, and their applications in GISc
including remote sensing, geographic information systems,
quantitative methods, spatial analysis, and data
visualisation. STԨe idea for GIS and Remote Sensing
Applications in Biogeography and Ecology arose from two
joint symposia organized by the Biogeography Study Group
of the International Geographical Union; the Biogeography,
Remote Sensing, and GIS Specialty Groups of the
Association of American Geographers, and the Biogeography
Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute
of British Geographers and held in Leicester and Honolulu
in 1999. These groups represent the majority of
geographers conducting research in biogeography and
ecology and teaching this material to geographers. While
this material is increasingly being covered in a variety
of disciplines and sub-disciplines (e.g., large-area
ecology, landscape ecology, remote sensing and GIS), many
researchers in these fields lack the training in spatial
concepts behind the techniques that they utilize. The
spatial concepts that are covered in this book are richer
than those found within landscape ecology at the present
time, and GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in
Biogeography and Ecology will promote the use of many of
these concepts among landscape ecologists. GIS and Remote
Sensing Applications in Biogeography and Ecology is
suitable as a secondary text for a graduate level course,
and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in
650 0 Geography.
650 0 Remote sensing.
650 0 Geographic information systems.
650 0 Physical geography.
650 0 Ecology.
650 0 Environmental toxicology.
655 4 Electronic books.
700 1 Walsh, Stephen J.
700 1 Osborne, Patrick E.
776 08 |iPrint version:|z9781461355960
830 0 International series in engineering and computer science ;
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