Geospatial Technologies in Environmental Management

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September 2010



Geotechnologies and the Environment: Environmental Applications and Mana- ment presents an engaging and diverse array of physically-oriented GIScience applications that have been organized using four broad themes. While the book's themes are by no means mutually exclusive, Hoalst-Pullen and Patterson provide an elegant overview of the eld that frames the collection's subsequent thematic str- ture - Wilderness and Wildlife Response; Glaciers; Wetlands and Watersheds; and Human Health and the Environment. Over the course of the volume, the contrib- ing authors move beyond basic (and in some respects clichéd) landscape ecology of land use change to explore human-environment dynamics heretofore not emp- sized in the applied literature. In doing so, the collection presents a compelling case for the importance of developing new physically-oriented GIScience applications that reside at the nexus of social and natural systems with the explicit intent of informing public policy and/or the decision making practices of resource managers. Individually, the chapters themselves are intentionally diverse. The diversity of the approaches, their spatial context, and emphases on management applications demonstrate the many ways in which geotechnologies can be used to address small and big problems in both developed and developing regions. The collection's int- nal coherence is derived - like the book series - from its explicit appeal to a wide variety of human-environment interactions with potential policy linkages.


Wilderness and Wildlife Response.- Geotechnologies in Environmental Management.- Modeling Post-Eruption Habitat Changes for Deer at Mount St. Helens using Remote Sensing and GIS.- Pyrogeography: Mapping and Understanding the Spatial Patterns of Wildfire.- Assisting Natural Resource Management in Mammoth Cave National Park Using Geospatial Technology.- Glaciers.- Geospatial Techniques to Assess High Mountain Hazards: A Case Study on California Rock Glacier and an Application for Management in the Andes.- Glacier Inventory: A Case in Semiarid Chile.- Wetlands and Watersheds.- Employing a Geographic Information System for Wetlands Management in Nebraska's Rainwater Basin.- The Effects of Land Cover Change: Increasing Watershed Imperviousness in Kentucky.- Exploring the Spatially Varying Impact of Urbanization on Water Quality in Eastern Massachusetts Using Geographically Weighted Regression.- Human Health and the Environment.- Application of GIS in Evaluating the Potential Impacts of Land Application of Biosolids on Human Health.- Remote Sensing, Public Health & Disaster Mitigation.
EAN: 9789048195244
ISBN: 9048195241
Untertitel: 'Geotechnologies and the Environment'. Auflage 2010. 34 schwarz-weiße und 34 farbige Abbildungen, 26 schwarz-weiße Tabellen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Seitenanzahl: XIV
Format: gebunden
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