Landscape Pattern Analysis for Assessing Ecosystem Condition by Glen D. JohnsonLandscape Pattern Analysis for Assessing Ecosystem Condition by Glen D. Johnson

Landscape Pattern Analysis for Assessing Ecosystem Condition

byGlen D. Johnson, Ganapati P. Patil

Hardcover | October 25, 2006

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This book presents a new method for assessing spatial pattern in raster land cover maps based on satellite imagery in a way that incorporates multiple pixel resolutions. This is combined with more conventional single-resolution measurements of spatial pattern and simple non-spatial land cover proportions to assess predictability of both surface water quality and ecological integrity within watersheds of the state of Pennsylvania (USA).
Glen Johnson is a Research Scientist with the New York State Department of Health and an Assistant Professor in the University at Albany, State University of New York, School of Public Health in Albany, New York. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Ecology, a Masters in Statistics and a Masters in Ecology. With a cross-disciplinary back...
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Title:Landscape Pattern Analysis for Assessing Ecosystem ConditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:148 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:October 25, 2006Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387376844

ISBN - 13:9780387376844

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Methods for Quantitative Characterization of Landscape Pattern.- Illustrations.- Classifying Pennsylvania Watersheds.- Predictability of Surface Water Pollution.- Predictability of Bird Community-Based Ecological Integrity.- Summary and Future Directions.- References.- Index.