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Rapid Monitoring of Extent and Condition of Seagrass Habitats with Aerial Photography 'Mega-Quadrats'

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Mount, RE, Rapid Monitoring of Extent and Condition of Seagrass Habitats with Aerial Photography 'Mega-Quadrats', Journal of Spatial Science, 52, (1) pp. 105-119. ISSN 1449-8596 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/14498596.2007.9635106

Abstract

Monitoring seagrass habitats is required by many agencies and jurisdictions including Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions in Australia. Baseline mapping of seagrass habitats is proceeding in Tasmania, Australia and the next stage wilt be to conduct regular monitoring of extent and condition. This paper presents a summary of the results of recent research that addressed outstanding issues in reliable measurement of seagrass condition with optical remote sensing. The results enable the proposal of a new monitoring methodology based on sampling habitats with "mega-quadrats" (around 200 m × 200 m) extracted from "low tech" imagery and present a prototype image visualisation comparison matrix (IVCM).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic Engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Natural Hazards
Objective Field:Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Author:Mount, RE (Dr Richard Mount)
ID Code:48290
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2008-04-16
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