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Title (Primary) A range of Earth observation techniques for assessing plant diversity
Title (Secondary) Remote sensing of plant biodiversity
Author Lausch, A.; Heurich, M.; Magdon, P.; Rocchini, D.; Schulz, K.; Bumberger, J.; King, D.J.
Publisher Cavender-Bares, J.; Gamon, J.A.; Townsend, P.A.
Year 2020
Department CLE; MET
Page From 309
Page To 348
Language englisch
Keywords Close-range remote sensing; Spectral laboratory; Plant phenomics facilities; Ecotrons; Wireless sensor networks (WSN); Towers; Unmanned aerial systems (UAS); LiDAR Radar; Optical and thermal RS
UFZ wide themes TERENO;
Abstract Vegetation diversity and health is multidimensional and only partially understood due to its complexity. So far there is no single monitoring approach that can sufficiently assess and predict vegetation health and resilience. To gain a better understanding of the different remote sensing (RS) approaches that are available, this chapter reviews the range of Earth observation (EO) platforms, sensors, and techniques for assessing vegetation diversity. Platforms include close-range EO platforms, spectral laboratories, plant phenomics facilities, ecotrons, wireless sensor networks (WSNs), towers, air- and spaceborne EO platforms, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Sensors include spectrometers, optical imaging systems, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and radar. Applications and approaches to vegetation diversity modeling and mapping with air- and spaceborne EO data are also presented. The chapter concludes with recommendations for the future direction of monitoring vegetation diversity using RS.
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=23268
Lausch, A., Heurich, M., Magdon, P., Rocchini, D., Schulz, K., Bumberger, J., King, D.J. (2020):
A range of Earth observation techniques for assessing plant diversity
In: Cavender-Bares, J., Gamon, J.A., Townsend, P.A. (eds.)
Remote sensing of plant biodiversity
Springer, Cham, p. 309 - 348