Mapping Forest Landscape Patterns

Editors: Remmel, Tarmo, Perera, Ajith (Eds.)

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  • Explores the concepts, premises, advancements and challenges in quantifying natural forest landscape patterns through mapping and modeling techniques
  • Presents a series of case study examples of the latest technological advancements in mapping
  • Offers a collection of topical syntheses that cover the state of knowledge on characterizing, representing, and mapping of natural forest landscapes, and suggests opportunities and needs for future research
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This book explores the concepts, premises, advancements, and challenges in quantifying natural forest landscape patterns through mapping techniques. After several decades of development and use, these tools can now be examined for their foundations, intentions, scope, advancements, and limitations. When applied to natural forest landscapes, mapping techniques must address concepts such as stochasticity, heterogeneity, scale dependence, non-Euclidean geometry, continuity, non-linearity, and parsimony, as well as be explicit about the intended degree of abstraction and assumptions. These studies focus on quantifying natural (i.e., non-human engineered) forest landscape patterns, because those patterns are not planned, are relatively complex, and pose the greatest challenges in cartography, and landscape representation for further interpretation and analysis.

About the authors

Tarmo K. Remmel, Ph.D. (University of Toronto), Associate Professor of Geography at York University: A GIScientist with over 10 years of experience teaching and conducting research involving remote sensing, GIS, and spatial statistics, Dr. Remmel focuses primarily on boreal forests, with a particular emphasis on wildfire disturbances and on the development of algorithms for measuring and assessing spatial patterns, planar shapes, and the quantification of spatial change and accuracy. A strong proponent of free and open source software tools, particularly within the R-project to facilitate implementation, his work integrates field-level data collection with remotely sensed imagery obtained from satellite, aircraft, and UAV platforms to characterize the effects of scale.

Ajith H. Perera, Ph.D. (Penn State University), Senior Research Scientist and leader of the forest landscape ecology program at Ontario Forest Research Institute, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, adjunct professor at University of Waterloo, York University and University of Guelph: With over 25 years research experience in landscape ecology, Dr. Perera’s major focus is on quantifying and modeling spatio-temporal patterns in boreal forest disturbances. He has authored over 150 science publications, and been senior editor, co-editor and author of eight books on Forest Landscape Ecology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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Softcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mapping Forest Landscape Patterns
Editors
  • Tarmo Remmel
  • Ajith Perera
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-7331-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-7331-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7329-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8455-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 326
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 94 illustrations in colour
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