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The use of satellite imagery for the identification and protection of important oak areas
Author(s): Athina Papatheodoulou A.; Kyriaki Michael; Timothy Greenwood; Panagiotis Klonis; Lyndon Taylor; Ismini Kiriakou; Michael Rafael Proteriotis; Lefkios Sergides; Manuel Ioannou; Marios Viktora; Nicholas Symons
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Paper Abstract

The successful implementation of habitat protection requires ecological and spatial monitoring of system dynamics. Data collection and mapping of habitats has been boosted by the rapid growth of remote sensing. An island-wide combined survey, focused on Aleppo oak (Q.infectoria) habitats, was undertaken using freely available on-line satellite imagery (Google Earth) and field inspection. The results of the survey, in combination with a weighting methodology, identified areas with high conservation value-Important Oak Areas (IOAs), for potential habitat protection. It is suggested that World Wide Web- based methodologies of habitat identification could be a complementary ecological and conservation tool for remote mapping and assessment of habitats over a broad spatial scale

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8795, First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013), 879522 (5 August 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028893
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Athina Papatheodoulou A., Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Kyriaki Michael, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Timothy Greenwood, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Panagiotis Klonis, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Lyndon Taylor, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Ismini Kiriakou, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Michael Rafael Proteriotis, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Lefkios Sergides, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Manuel Ioannou, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Marios Viktora, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)
Nicholas Symons, Terra Cypria (Cyprus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8795:
First International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2013)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; George Papadavid, Editor(s)

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