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Author Pettorelli, Nathalie, author

Title The normalized difference vegetation index / Nathalie Pettorelli
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2013


Description 1 online resource (x, 194 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Proxy-based approaches in ecology and the importance of remote sensing -- Vegetation indices -- NDVI from A to Z -- Climate and the NDVI -- NDVI and environmental monitoring -- NDVI and plant ecology -- NDVI and wildlife management -- NDVI for informing conservation biology -- NDVI falls down -- Ecosystem services, NDVI, and national reporting -- Future directions and challenges
Summary There has been a recent surge of interest in remote sensing and its use in ecology and conservation but this is the first book to focus explicitly on the NDVI (Normalised Difference Vegetation Index), a simple numerical indicator and powerful tool that can be used to assess spatio-temporal changes in green vegetation. The NDVI opens the possibility of addressing questions on scales inaccessible to ground-based methods alone; it is mostly freely available with global coverage overseveral decades. This novel text provides an authoritative overview of the principles and possible applications of t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from electronic title page (Oxfore Scholarship online, viewed March 21, 2018)
Subject Plants -- Remote sensing
Plant ecology -- Remote sensing
Remote sensing -- Data processing
NATURE -- Plants -- General.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
Plants -- Remote sensing
Remote sensing -- Data processing
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781299988057