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Mapping wetlands and surface water in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America: Chapter 16

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Abstract

The Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) is one of the most highly productive wetland regions in the world. Prairie Pothole wetlands serve as a primary feeding and breeding habitat for more than one-half of North America’s waterfowl population, as well as a variety of songbirds, waterbirds, shorebirds, and other wildlife. During the last century, extensive land conversions from grassland with wetlands to cultivated cropland and grazed pastureland segmented and reduced wetland habitat. Inventorying and characterizing remaining wetland habitat is critical for the management of wetland ecosystem services. Remote sensing technologies are often utilized for mapping and monitoring wetlands. This chapter presents background specific to the PPR and discusses approaches employed in mapping its wetlands before presenting a case study.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Mapping wetlands and surface water in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America: Chapter 16
ISBN 9781482237351
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher CRC Press
Publisher location Boca Raton, FL
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 22 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Remote sensing of wetlands: Applications and advances
First page 347
Last page 368
Country United States
Other Geospatial Prairie Pothole Region