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A protocol for retrospective remote sensing-based ecological monitoring of rangelands
Rangeland Ecology & Management (2006)
  • Neil E. West, Utah State University
  • Robert A Washington-Allen
  • R. Douglas Ramsey
  • R A Efroymson
Abstract
The degree of rangeland degradation in the United States is unknown due to the failure of traditional field-based monitoring to capture the range of variability of ecological indicators and disturbances, including climatic effects and land use practices, at regional to national spatial scales, and temporal scales of decades. Here, a protocol is presented for retrospective monitoring and assessment of rangeland degradation using historical time series of remote sensing data and catastrophe theory as an ecological framework to account for both gradual and rapid changes of state...
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Publication Date
2006
Publisher Statement
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2111/04-116R2.1
Citation Information
Neil E. West, Robert A Washington-Allen, R. Douglas Ramsey and R A Efroymson. "A protocol for retrospective remote sensing-based ecological monitoring of rangelands" Rangeland Ecology & Management Vol. 59 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/neil_west/22/