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Integrated monitoring of ecological conditions in wetland-upland landscapes

Fact Sheet 2012-3103

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Abstract

Landscapes of interwoven wetlands and uplands offer a rich set of ecosystem goods and services. Managing lands to maximize ecosystem services requires information that distinguishes change caused by local actions from broader-scale shifts in climate, land use, and other forms of global change. Satellite and airborne sensors collect valuable data for this purpose, especially when the data are analyzed along with data collected from ground-based sensors. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is using remote sensing technology in this way as part of the Terrestrial Wetland Global Change Research Network to assess effects of climate change interacting with land-use change and other potential stressors along environmental gradients of wetland-upland landscapes in the United States and Canada.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Integrated monitoring of ecological conditions in wetland-upland landscapes
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3103
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
2 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y