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Mapping marine habitats in Otago, Southern New Zealand


Fyfe, J and Israel, SA and Chong, A and Ismail, N and Hurd, CL and Probert, K, Mapping marine habitats in Otago, Southern New Zealand, Geocarto international, pp. 17-28. ISSN 1752-0762 (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 1999 Taylor and Francis Group

DOI: doi:10.1080/10106049908542113


Colour aerial photographs and field surveys were used to assess the extent and dynamics of giant bladder kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, and eelgrass, Zostera novazelandica, beds. A common framework was developed for acquiring, integrating and analysing the spatial data. The two biological systems present different remote sensing and management problems. These differences help demonstrate the need for specific consideration of natural biological cycles and local management issues when developing remote sensing projects for marine ecosystems. A good local understanding of the spatial and temporal dynamics of biological systems is essential to ensure that environmental indicators monitored using remote sensing are meaningful and that appropriate standards are set.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:remote sensing, kelp, seagrass, habitat mapping
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Hurd, CL (Professor Catriona Hurd)
ID Code:93180
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-07-15
Last Modified:2014-08-05

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