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A remote sensing research agenda for mapping and monitoring biodiversityA remote sensing research agenda designed to expand the knowledge of the spatial distribution of species richness and its ecological determinants and to predict its response to global change is proposed. Emphasis is placed on current methods of mapping species richness of both plants and animals, hypotheses concerning the biophysical factors believed to determine patterns of species richness, and anthropogenic processes causing the accelerating rate of extinctions. It is concluded that biodiversity should be incorporated more prominently into the global change and earth system science paradigms.
Document ID
19930072004
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Stoms, D. M. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Estes, J. E. (California Univ. Santa Barbara, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
July 10, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: International Journal of Remote Sensing
Volume: 14
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0143-1161
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-1743
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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