Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation

Book coverThe goal of Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation is to increase the awareness and use of remote sensing data and methods in conservation biology and ecology. Conservation biology has grown from local and regional studies of single species, into a discipline concerned with the complex interactions of biodiversity and its environment at global, regional, and local scales and across scales.  Increasingly, remote sensing provides a crucial tool for the effective collection of the information needed to set conservation priorities, and develop conservation plans.  This book will also provide information to ecologists to help them do their work more effectively by incorporating remotely sensed data.

The purpose of this website is to extend the content of Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation by providing easy access to material that is changing too fast to be published in a book.  This site provides chapter by chapter reading suggestions as well as updates and corrections.  Please visit the resource links to the American Museum of Natural History's Biodiversity Informatics Facility website for access to a wide range of information about remotely sensed data sets and software.