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Assessing Biodiversity from Space: An Example from the Western Ghats, India

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dc.contributor.author Bawa, Kamal en_US
dc.contributor.author Rose, Joseph en_US
dc.contributor.author Ganeshaiah, K. N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Barve, Narayani en_US
dc.contributor.author Kiran, M. C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Umashaanker, R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:58:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:58:37Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-04 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-09-04 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3219
dc.description.abstract "We demonstrate for the first time the potential use of satellite imagery to characterize areas of high and low species richness of trees in tropical forests. Our studies, conducted in the Biligiri Rangaswamy hills in the Western Ghats, India, show a high positive correlation between species richness and the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), which is an index of green biomass. We discuss the application of NDVI values for biodiversity assessment and monitoring, as well as for conservation planning. The NDVI is a rough measure of green biomass." en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject deforestation en_US
dc.title Assessing Biodiversity from Space: An Example from the Western Ghats, India en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 6 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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