2013-04-21 NRMI: NATURAL RESOURCE MONITORING ITEMS OF INTEREST
This Issue: Surveying Boreal Frogs and Some Other Good Things
BUT FIRST, WON’T YOU PLEASE HELP? Restricted Use Technology – Recently I ran across some references to ‘Restricted Use Technology’ but have been unable to find a good definition of it and any references to its use with natural resource monitoring. If you have any information to share, please send to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, Gyde.
SURVEYING BOREAL FROGS – Last November, a list member inquired about monitoring frog populations in the boreal forests. Here are some sites that may be of interest.
Booth, William. 2012. In 'ark,' a battle to save frogs from fungus. Washington Post, 31 December 2012. pages A1 and A4.
Booth, William. 2012. Scientists try to save the frogs as time runs out. Washington Post World Section.
Carey, Cynthia et al. 2005. Factors limiting the recovery of Boreal Toads (Bufo b. boreas). Chapter 31 In Lannoo, A. Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species.
City of Aspen. 2012. Study: No boreal toads along lower Maroon Creek.
Colorado DNR 2002. Hatchery-Reared Boreal Toads Released.
Corn, Paul Stephen et al. 2011. Long-Term Observations of Boreal Toads at an ARMI Apex Site. 4 p.
Corn, Paul Stephen. 1998. Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Boreal Toads in Colorado. Ecological Applications 8(1): 18-26
Hossack, Blake R.; et al.2006. Distribution of boreal toad populations in relation to estimated UV-B dose in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. USGS Staff -- Published Research. Paper 95. 11 p.
Keinath, D.; McGee, M. 2005. Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. 70 p.
Lambert, Brad. 2009. Boreal Toad Monitoring and Surveys.
Lambert, Brad. 2011? Boreal toad monitoring. Colorado Natural Heritage Program.
Livo, Lauren J. 2001. Procedures for Monitoring and Surveying Boreal Toad Populations. Colorado Division of Wildlife. 35 slides.
Lloyd, Gretchen. 2001. Saving the boreal toad.
Muths, Erin et al. 2008. Distribution and environmental limitations of an amphibian pathogen in the Rocky Mountains, USA. Biological Conservation. 141: 1484-1492.
Peterson, C. et al. n.d. Amphibian and Reptile Inventory and Monitoring: Greater Yellowstone Network.
Utah DNR. 2009. Boreal Toad (Anaxyrus (=Bufo) boreas boreas) Statewide Monitoring Summary, 2008. Publication Number 09-30. 64 p.
Utah. DNR. 2005. Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas) Conservation Plan. 72 p.
Western Ecosystems Inc. 2001. Results of 2001 boreal toad breeding season monitoring on Silver Mountain Village, Summit County, Colorado. Memo. 8 p.
Young, Michael K. ; Schmetterling, David A. 2009. Age-Related Seasonal Variation in Captures of Stream-Borne Boreal Toads (Bufo boreas boreas, Bufonidae) in Western Montana. Copeia: 2009(1):117-124. Abstract.
SOME OTHER PUBLICATIONS/URLS OF INTEREST
Ellis, Erle et al. 2010. Land-use and land-cover change. In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth April 18, 2010; Last revised Date March 20, 2013.
EVC 2011. New Land Cover Database. The EVC Scope - East View Cartographic Geospatial Newsletter 3(8).
Existing Land Use Map (Washington, DC).
FAO. 2010. The potential of spatial planning tools to support the ecosystem approach to aquaculture. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings 17. 185 p.
FAO. 2013. Mapping Forests -- The Path to Green Growth. Video.
Freudenberger, L., eet al. 2012. A global map of the functionality of terrestrial ecosystems. Ecol. Complex. 12:13-22. Abstract.
Fritz, Steffen et al. 2012. Resolving uncertainty in global land cover. 40 slides.
Fritz, Steffen. N.d. Experiences from the geo-wiki project with a specific focuss on data sharing. 28 slides
García, O. 2013. Forest Stands as Dynamical Systems: An Introduction. Modern Applied Science 7(5): 32-38. From Oscar Garcia, Univ. Northern British Columbia.
Gillespie, T.W.,et al.. 2012. The rarest and least protected forests in biodiversity hotspots. Biodivers. Conserv. 21(14):3597-3611. First page
Gil A., et al. 2013. Mapping invasive woody plants in Azores Protected Areas by using very high-resolution multispectral imagery. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46:289-304. DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20134616. From Artur Gil.
Giri, Chandra P. 2012. Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover - Principles and Applications. CRC Press. 415+ p. Book listing
Gutierrez-Velez, V.H.; Pontius, R.G. 2012. Influence of carbon mapping and land change modelling on the prediction of carbon emissions from deforestation. Environ. Conserv. 39(4):325-336. Abstract.
Healey, Sean P. et al. 2012. A sample design for globally consistent biomass estimation using lidar data from the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS). Carbon Balance and Management 2012, 7:10
Hermas, ElSayed; El-Magd, Islam Abou. Land Use Mapping For Path Selection of Strategic Road Using EgyptSat-1 Imagery. 13 p.
Hobbs, S.J.; White, P.C.L. 2012. Motivations and barriers in relation to community participation in biodiversity recording. J. Nature Conserv. 20(6):364-373. Abstract.
Jamaica Observer. 2013. Local forests could reap billions -Country urged to put economic value on forests
Killeen, T. J., et al. 2008. Total historical land-use change in eastern Bolivia: Who, where, when, and how much? Ecology and Society 13(1): 36.
Kleeeschulte, Stefan. 2011. European Land Cover Mapping. Listing.
Lambin, Eric F. et al. 2003. Dynamics of land-use and land-cover change in tropical regions. Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 28:205–41
Land cover mapping in the Comoro Islands. Mapgeo.com
Lejiang Guo; Lei Xiao; Xuanlai Tang; Zhe Hu, 2010. Application of GIS and remote sensing techniques for water resources management. 2010 International Conference on Environmental Science and Information Application Technology (ESIAT).2:.738,741. Listing
Lim, H.S. et al. 2004? Land cover mapping using remotely sensed observation. 2 p.
Lunetta, Ross A. et al, 1991. Remote sensing and geographic information system data integration: Sources and research issues. PE&RS 57(6): 677-687.
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.
Earth from Space Magazine. Latest issue at http://zikj.ru/index.php/en
INFOSYLVA – Issue No. 07/2013 now available at http://www.fao.org/forestry/36721-0dd4d4722c1b32fece89ac2ac2d1c7d90.pdf
ScanEX RDC - http://press.scanex.ru/index.php/en
9-13 September 2013. 54th Photogrammetry Week. Stuttgart, Germany. For details and access to papers from past Photogrammetry Weeks see: http://www.ifp.uni-stuttgart.de/phowo/index.en.html . From Dieter Fritsch, Univ. Stuttgart.
1-3 October 2013. 6-th International Conference “Earth from Space - the Most Effective Solutions” Moscow, Russia. http://www.conference.scanex.ru/index.php/en/index
30 October – 1 November 2013. Introduction to Wetland Remote Sensing & Mapping, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Cost $385 (tentative) USA. Contact Ashley Kidd– USGS/RAC workshop coordinator. Phone: (337) 482-0670. Email: email@example.com.
4 – 6 November 2013. Advanced Wetland Photo-Interpretation . Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Cost $385 (tentative) USA. Contact Ashley Kidd– USGS/RAC workshop coordinator. Phone: (337) 482-0670. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOVING AHEAD – OPPORTUNITIES – See also: Scholarships-Positions, 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/.
Call for Papers – Wildfires: From Risk Assessment to Recovery. Earthzine. For details see http://www.earthzine.org/2013/02/08/call-for-papers-wildfires-from-risk-assessment-to-recovery-2/. From Artur Gil, Applied GIS RS List.
NEXT ISSUE – Delineating Forest Project Boundaries… However, because of upcoming travel, I will be unable to mail to you all until 19 May. Cheers, Gyde.
Pay It Forward – Cheers, Gyde
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