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Sunday, 29 July 2012

[ANFES] 2012-07-29 NRMI: This Issue -:Land Cover Mapping in Mexico (Part 1) and Some Other Good Things.

2012-07-29 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue -:Land Cover Mapping in Mexico (Part 1) and Some Other Good Things.

LAND COVER MAPPING IN MEXICO (Part 1). This past May. Justin Fisher wrote “I am looking for a GIS land cover map for Mexico. The more recent the better, but will take anything. I am particularly interested in areas near (25 km) the coast from the TX border to the tip of the Yucatan peninsula.” Here are some sites that may be of interest. If you know of others, please contact Justin at Justin.W.Fischer@APHIS.USDA.GOV

Alatorre, Luis C. et al.2011. Identification of Mangrove Areas by Remote Sensing: The ROC Curve Technique Applied to the Northwestern Mexico Coastal Zone Using Landsat Imagery. Remote Sens.3: 1568-1583. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/3/8/1568/pdf

Berlanga-Robles,César Alejandro et al. n.d. Impact of Shrimp Farming on Mangrove Forest and Other Coastal Wetlands: The Case of Mexico. Aquaculture and the Environment - A Shared Destiny. 14 p. http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/25456/InTech-Impact_of_shrimp_farming_on_mangrove_forest_and_other_coastal_wetlands_the_case_of_mexico.pdf

Blackman, Allen et al. 2003. Land Cover in a Managed Forest Ecosystem: Mexican Shade Coffee. Resources for the Future. Discussion Paper 03–60. 34 p http://www.rff.org/rff/Documents/RFF-DP-07-30.pdf

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) 2011. http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/download_data.html

Crews-Meyer, K. A., et al. 2004. Landscape complexity and remote classification in eastern coastal Mexico: applications of Landsat-7 ETM+ data, Geocarto International 19(1): 45-56. Preview. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10106040408542298#preview

Curri, Nate. 2005. Development of a remotely sensed, historical land-cover change database for rural Chihuahua, Mexico. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 7(3): 232–247. Absstract. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0303243405000413

Daniels, Amy E. et al. 2007? Milpa imprint on the tropical dry forest landscape in Yucatan, Mexico: Remote sensing & field measurement of edge vegetation. http://www.clas.ufl.edu/lueci/southworth/grad-application/AEE-InPress-Daniels-et-al.pdf

Egbert, Stephen L. et al. 2002. Use of Datasets Derived from Time-Series AVHRR Imagery as Surrogates for Land Cover Maps in Predicting Species’ Distributions. 3 p. http://specify5.specifysoftware.org/Informatics/bios/biostownpeterson/Eetal_IGARSS_2002.pdf

Figueroa, Fernanda, Sanchez-Cordero Vıctor. 2008. Effectiveness of natural protected areas to prevent land use and land cover change in Mexico. Biodivers Conserv 17:3223–3240. http://ibcperu.org/doc/isis/10279.pdf

Galicia, Leopoldo; Arturo, García-Romero. 2007.Land Use and Land Cover Change in Highland Temperate Forests in the Izta-Popo National Park, Central Mexico. Mountain Research and Development 27(1): 48-57. Abstract. http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4540680?uid=3739936&uid=2129&uid=2134&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21100821389931

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Song Gu, et al. 2008. Estimation of aboveground biomass using in situ hyperspectral measurements in five major grassland ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau. J Plant Ecol 1(4): 247-257. http://jpe.oxfordjournals.org/content/1/4/247.full

Suttle, J.M. et al. 2005. Grasslands of the world. FAO Plant Production and Protection Series No. 34. http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y8344e/y8344e00.htm#Contents

Swan, Steve et al. 2012. REDD+ Biodiversity Safeguards: Options for Developing National Approaches. BioREDD Brief No.2. 8 p. http://www.forestcarbonasia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/FCA-SNV_BioREDD_Brief-270612.pdf. From S. Anuradha Vanniarachchy, Nepalese Foresters List.

Tye, D.R.C.; Drake, D.C. 2012. An exotic Australian Acacia fixes more N than a coexisting indigenous Acacia in a South African riparian zone. Plant Ecol. 213(2):251-257. Abstract. http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11258-011-9971-6

West, Terry L. 1990. Research in the U.S.D.A. Forest Service: A Historian's View. http://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/West_History_Research.pdf.

Yang D.; Yang C. 2009 Detection of seagrass distribution changes from 1991 to 2006 in Xincun Bay, Hainan, with satellite remote sensing. Sensors 2(9): 830-844. http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/9/2/830/pdf

Yichun Xie, et al. 2008.Remote sensing imagery in vegetation mapping: a review. J Plant Ecol 1(1): 9-23 http://jpe.oxfordjournals.org/content/1/1/9.full

Zoran, Maria; Stefan, Sabina. 2006. Climatic changes effects on spectral vegetation indices for forested areas analysis from satellite data. Proceedings of the 2nd Environmental Physics Conference, 18-22 Feb. 2006, Alexandria, Egypt. 11 p. http://www.physicsegypt.org/epc06/epc610.pdf

 KEEPING UP-TO-DATE – PRODUCTS, NEWSLETTERS, EMAIL LISTS, JOURNALS See also http://botany.si.edu/puhttps://www.createspace.com/3489254bs/bcn/links.cfm, http://scholar.google.com/, and Directory of open access journals. http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=findJournals.

Updated Bibliographies on Forest Statistics, Sampling, & Ecology – Dr. Tim Gregoire, Yale University, announces that he has updated his online bibliographies on statistics, sampling and forest and ecology topics. Tim says his bibliography on biomass especially continues to enlarge. You may access these by visiting http://environment.yale.edu/profile/gregoire/bibliographies.

WORKING SMARTER - WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, EVENTS, ETC. – See also: http://www.gfis.net, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/ and http://www.iufro.org/discover/noticeboard/.

1-2 October 2012. Northeastern Mensurationists Organization (NEMO) Meeting. State College, Pennsylvania USA.  A call for papers is now open. For details see http://www.ncasi2.org/nemo/2012/nemo2012.html. From Jeff Gove, University of New Hampshire.

MOVING AHEAD – OPPORTUNITIES – See also: Scholarships-Positions - http://scholarship-positions.com/ , Forestry, Arboriculture, Agriculture, Agronomy & Natural Resource Management Jobs at http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/forest.htm, Riley Guide to Agriculture, Forestry, & Farming Jobs http://www.rileyguide.com/agric.html, Finding Your Dream Job in Natural Resources http://www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/, http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers http://timresch.net/ejobs/index.htm and Scholarship Listing http://www.scholarshiplisting.com/.

NEXT ISSUE - Mexico Land Cover cont.

 

Pay It Forward – Cheers, Gyde          

 

 

--   H. Gyde Lund    Forest Information Services  6238 Settlers Trail Place  Gainesville, VA 20155-1374 USA  Tel: +1-703-743-1755  Email: gyde<at>comcast.net    URL: http://www.forestinfoservices.com  CV: http://home.comcast.net/~gyde/cv.html.   Publications: http://home.comcast.net/~gyde/lundpub.htm.   Skype: forestgyde   

Sunday, 22 July 2012

[ANFES] 2012-07-22 NRMI: This Issue: Remote Sensing Evapotranspiration (Part 3 of 3) and Some Other Good Things.

2012-07-22 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST

This Issue: Remote Sensing Evapotranspiration (Part 3 of 3) and Some Other Good Things.

BUT FIRST, WON’T YOU PLEASE HELP? Forestry and GIS - ESRI is working to improve their forestry enterprise GIS solutions. Your input is invaluable for helping them understand the needs of the forestry GIS user community. Simply answer their survey questions and let them know the purpose, trends, and capabilities of your organization's GIS. This information will help guide GIS technology development so that ESRI can better serve you. http://esriurl.com/4561. From Mike Smith.

REMOTE SENSING EVAPOTRANSPIRATION (Part 3 of 3)

Miralles, D. G. et al. 2011. Magnitude and variability of land evaporation and its components at the global scale. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15: 967–981. http://pf-mh.uvt.rnu.tn/109/1/Magnitude_and_variability_of_land_evaporation_and_its_componentsat_the_global_scale.pdf

Momm, H., et al. 2011. Evaluation of the use of remotely sensed evapotranspiration estimates into AnnAGNPS pollution model. Ecohydrol., 4: 650–660. Abstract. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.155/abstract

Olioso, A. et al. 2005. Future directions for advanced evapotranspiration modeling: Assimilation of remote sensing data into crop simulation models and SVAT models. Irrigation and Drainage Systems 19: 377–412. http://www.prodinra.inra.fr/prodinra/pinra/data/2010/11/PUB060003612511143_20101117052312667.pdf

Osgood, Daniel. 2012. Geospatial Data in Agriculture Risk Management - The IRI Index Insurance Experience. http://www.agriskmanagementforum.org/farmd/content/geospatial-data-agriculture-risk-management-iri-index-insurance-experience

Potter, Christopher et al. 2003. Terrestrial Carbon Sinks Predicted from MODIS Satellite Data and Ecosystem Modeling. 24 p. http://www2.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~mdisney/ctcd/docs/science_docs/potter06.pdf

Rivasa, Raul; Caselles, Vicente. 2004. A simplified equation to estimate spatial reference evaporation from remote sensing-based surface temperature and local meteorological data. Remote Sensing of Environment 93: 68– 76. http://www.utsa.edu/lrsg/Teaching/ES6973/ET-RSE1.pdf

Romaguera, Mireia et al. 2010. Potential of Using Remote Sensing Techniques for Global Assessment of Water Footprint of Crops. Remote Sens. 2: 1177-1196. http://www.waterfootprint.org/Reports/Romaguerra-et-al-2010.pdf

Scharlemann JPW, et al. 2008. Global Data for Ecology and Epidemiology: A Novel Algorithm for Temporal Fourier Processing MODIS Data. PLoS ONE 3(1): e1408. http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObjectAttachment.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0001408&representation=PDF

Scheffler, C. et al. n.d. Development of a Validation Tool for Regional Distributed Models using Coarse Scale Soil Moisture Products, Case study: Great Letaba River, South Africa. 7 p. http://www.mssanz.org.au/MODSIM07/papers/45_s40/Developments40_Scheffler_.pdf

Schüttemeyer, D., et al. 2007. Satellite-Based Actual Evapotranspiration over Drying Semiarid Terrain in West Africa. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 46, 97–111. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAM2444.1

Senay, Gabriel 2008. Landscape Evapotranspiration Estimation Using Remotely Sensed Data for Operational Applications in Agriculture and Hydrology. Presentation at the NIDIS Remote Sensing Workshop. February 6-7 2008, Boulder, Colorado. 9 p. http://www.drought.gov/imageserver/NIDIS/workshops/remotesensing/abstracts/gabriel_senay.pdf

Sun, Z. et al. 2011. Mapping daily evapotranspiration and dryness index in the East African highlands using MODIS and SEVIRI data. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15: 163–170. http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/15/163/2011/hess-15-163-2011.pdf

Suttle, J.M. et al. 2005. Grasslands of the world. FAO Plant Production and Protection Series No. 34. http://www.fao.org/docrep/008/y8344e/y8344e00.htm#Contents

Tsouni, A.; et al. 2008. Estimation of Actual Evapotranspiration by Remote Sensing: Application in Thessaly Plain, Greece. Sensors, 8: 3586-3600. http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/8/6/3586/pdf

van der Tol, Christiaan; Parodi, Gabriel Norberto. N.d. Guidelines for Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration. 24 p. http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/26107/InTech-Guidelines_for_remote_sensing_of_evapotranspiration.pdf

Vinukollu, Raghuveer K. et al. 2011. Global estimates of evapotranspiration for climate studies using multi-sensor remote sensing data: Evaluation of three process-based approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment 115: 801–823. http://josh.yosh.org/publications/Vinukollu%20et%20al%202011%20-%20Global%20estimates%20of%20evapotranspiration%20for%20climate%20studies%20using%20multi-sensor%20remote%20sensing%20data-%20Evaluation%20of%20three%20process-based%20approaches.pdf

Yang, Jingxue; Wang, Yunpeng. N.d. Simple Models for Estimating Evapotranspiration Fraction by Interpreting Trapezoid Space of NDVI/Albedo and Day-night LST Difference: A Comparison Study. International Conference on Land Surface Radiation and Energy Budget. 2 p. Abstract. http://www.landenergybudget.org/led/download/post/65190%20Simple%20Models%20for%20Estimating%20Evapotranspiration%20Fraction%20by%20Interpreting%20Trapezoid%20Space.pdf

SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST

Bailey, Robert G. 2012. The sustainable bungalow – Ecological design in historical perspective. American Bungalow. August-November: 72-81 http://ylamericanwebinc.com/aw_flip_books/ab/article/ .

Graham, Alan. 2012. Sequencing New World ecosystems of the Cretaceous and Cenozoic appearance of habitats with biome-characterizing plant groups. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 98: 524-538. Abstract. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3417/2011082

Gross-Camp, N.D., et al. 2012. Payments for ecosystem services in an African protected area: exploring issues of legitimacy, fairness, equity and effectiveness. Oryx 46(1):24-33. https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/37871/1/Oryx2012redirect.pdf

Hawlitschek, O., et al. 2011. Integrating field surveys and remote sensing data to study distribution, habitat use and conservation status of the herpetofauna of the Comoro Islands. ZooKeys 144:21-79. Abstract. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22207785

Hooftman, D.A.P.; Bullock, J.M. 2012. Mapping to inform conservation: a case study of changes in semi-natural habitats and their connectivity over 70 years. Biol. Conserv. 145(1):30-38. Abstract. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320711003715

Hulme, P.E. 2012. Weed risk assessment: a way forward or a waste of time? J. Appl. Ecol. 49(1):10-19. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02069.x/pdf

Jarić, I., et al. 2012. Assessing the range of newly established invasive species in rivers using probabilistic methods. Hydrobiologia 680(1):171-178. Abstract. http://www.springerlink.com/content/262h56n7l2324l62/

Jianfeng Liu, et al. 2011. Application of two remote sensing GPP algorithms at a semiarid grassland site of North China. J Plant Ecol 4(4): 302-312. http://jpe.oxfordjournals.org/content/4/4/302.full

Josefsson, T., et al. 2012. Ancient bark-peeled trees in the Bitterroot Mountains, Montana: legacies of native land use and implications for their protection. Nat. Areas J. 32(1):54-64. http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs_other/rmrs_2012_josefsson_t001.pdf

Mackenzie, C.A., et al. 2012. Spatial patterns of illegal resource extraction in Kibale National Park, Uganda. Environ. Conserv. 39(1):38-50. Summary. http://www.springerlink.com/content/262h56n7l2324l62/

Macqueen, Duncan et al. 2012. Investing in locally controlled forestry: natural protection for people and planet. IIED 52 p. Download from http://pubs.iied.org/17130IIED.html

Martin, T.G., et al. 2012. Eliciting expert knowledge in conservation science. Conserv. Biol. 26(1):29-38. Abstract. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01806.x/abstract

KEEPING UP-TO-DATE – PRODUCTS, NEWSLETTERS, EMAIL LISTS, JOURNALS. See also http://botany.si.edu/puhttps://www.createspace.com/3489254bs/bcn/links.cfm, http://scholar.google.com/, and Directory of open access journals. http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=findJournals.

INFOSYLVA – No. 13/2012 is now available at http://www.fao.org/forestry/33665-0f2cdb53a37a4c2e7ab3003185b37b744.pdf

EarthObserver App released on iTunes (it's free for a limited time) - The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has released an App called EarthObserver specifically for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. EarthObserver is available from the Education Category of the iTunes App Store (see http://bit.ly/hx9StX). The app is free for a limited time. With EarthObserver you can learn about our planet’s terrestrial landscapes, oceans and seas, frozen ice caps, atmosphere and clouds, geologic terrains, topography, nautical charts, natural hazards, human impacts, and many other earth and environmental science topics as you travel and explore with your fingertips. EarthObserver provides these main topics and sub-topics: Basemap (computer-generated color-shaded relief of land and ocean floor); US Coastal Bathymetry (with color palette appropriate to provide details of bays, sounds, estuaries, harbors and rivers); US Nautical Charts (paper raster and digital electronic at all scales for Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Bering Sea, Arctic and Great Lakes); US Topographic Sheets (entire USGS collection for US mainland, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico); Geologic Maps (entire world, by continent, by country and by US state showing formation ages, names and rock types); Geophysical Maps (global earthquakes, tectonic plates and boundaries, gravity anomalies, geoid height, magnetic anomalies and the configuration of world stress); Land Surface (temperatures day and night, primary productivity, vegetation index, land cover classifications and diversity, forest cover types and fragmentation); NASA Visible Earth (global earth scenes for each month); Ocean Floor (crustal age, sediment types, sediment thickness, seabed heatflow, seafloor true color, seafloor spreading rates, manganese nodules); Ocean Surface (temperature, salinity, primary productivity, temperature during the prior ice age); Human Impact (area per person, human footprint index, population density (2010), infant mortality rate, underweight children); Hydrology (river drainage basin outlines, drainage networks, river flow accumulation); Natural Hazards (cyclones, drought, earthquakes, floods, landslides, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions); Atmosphere and Clouds (aerosols, carbon monoxide, cloud fraction, cloud optical thickness, cloud particle radius, cloud reflectance, cloud water content, radiation, solar insolation); Snow, Ice and Water (ice cover, permafrost cover, snow cover, snow-water equivalent, water leaving radiance, water vapor); and Shorelines and Political Boundaries (countries, provinces, states, maritime). See http://bit.ly/hx9StX. From Barry McMullan, Applied GIS RS List.

GeoMapApp - a free companion application that runs on Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac OS X can be used to display the EarthObserver content, and provide additional content and tools for interactive analysis and graphing. It is an earth science exploration and visualization application that provides access to thousands of data sets, options for importing your own data, and analytical capabilities. See http://www.geomapapp.org/. . From Barry McMullan, Applied GIS RS List.

WORKING SMARTER - WORKSHOPS, MEETINGS, EVENTS, ETC. – See also: http://www.gfis.net, http://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/ and http://www.iufro.org/discover/noticeboard/.

MOVING AHEAD – OPPORTUNITIES – See also: Scholarships-Positions - http://scholarship-positions.com/ , Forestry, Arboriculture, Agriculture, Agronomy & Natural Resource Management Jobs at http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/forest.htm, Riley Guide to Agriculture, Forestry, & Farming Jobs http://www.rileyguide.com/agric.html, Finding Your Dream Job in Natural Resources http://www.cyber-sierra.com/nrjobs/, http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/index.html The Job Seekers Guide for International and Environmental Careers http://timresch.net/ejobs/index.htm and Scholarship Listing http://www.scholarshiplisting.com/.

NEXT ISSUE  - Mexico Land Cover.

Pay It Forward – Cheers, Gyde          

 

 

--   H. Gyde Lund    Forest Information Services  6238 Settlers Trail Place  Gainesville, VA 20155-1374 USA  Tel: +1-703-743-1755  Email: gyde<at>comcast.net    URL: http://www.forestinfoservices.com  CV: http://home.comcast.net/~gyde/cv.html.   Publications: http://home.comcast.net/~gyde/lundpub.htm.   Skype: forestgyde   

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