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Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables: challenges and future directions
Pettorelli, Nathalie ; Wegmann, Martin ; Skidmore, Andrew ; Mücher, Sander ; Dawson, Terence P. ; Fernandez, Miguel ; Lucas, Richard ; Schaepman, Michael E. ; Wang, Tiejun ; O'Connor, Brian ; Jongman, Robert H.G. ; Kempeneers, Pieter ; Sonnenschein, Ruth ; Leidner, Allison K. ; Böhm, Monika ; He, Kate S. ; Nagendra, Harini ; Dubois, Grégoire ; Fatoyinbo, Temilola ; Hansen, Matthew C. ; Paganini, Marc ; Klerk, Helen M. De; Asner, Gregory P. ; Kerr, Jeremy T. ; Estes, Anna B. ; Schmeller, Dirk S. ; Heiden, Uta ; Rocchini, Duccio ; Pereira, Henrique M. ; Turak, Eren ; Fernandez, Nestor ; Lausch, Angela ; Cho, Moses A. ; Alcaraz-segura, Domingo ; Mcgeoch, Mélodie A. ; Turner, Woody ; Mueller, Andreas ; St-Louis, Véronique ; Penner, Johannes ; Vihervaara, Petteri ; Belward, Alan ; Reyers, Belinda ; Geller, Gary N. - \ 2016
Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 2 (2016)3. - ISSN 2056-3485 - p. 122 - 131.
Although satellite-based variables have for long been expected to be key components to a unified and global biodiversity monitoring strategy, a definitive and agreed list of these variables still remains elusive. The growth of interest in biodiversity variables observable from space has been partly underpinned by the development of the essential biodiversity variable (EBV) framework by the Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network, which itself was guided by the process of identifying essential climate variables. This contribution aims to advance the development of a global biodiversity monitoring strategy by updating the previously published definition of EBV, providing a definition of satellite remote sensing (SRS) EBVs and introducing a set of principles that are believed to be necessary if ecologists and space agencies are to agree on a list of EBVs that can be routinely monitored from space. Progress toward the identification of SRS-EBVs will require a clear understanding of what makes a biodiversity variable essential, as well as agreement on who the users of the SRS-EBVs are. Technological and algorithmic developments are rapidly expanding the set of opportunities for SRS in monitoring biodiversity, and so the list of SRS-EBVs is likely to evolve over time. This means that a clear and common platform for data providers, ecologists, environmental managers, policy makers and remote sensing experts to interact and share ideas needs to be identified to support long-term coordinated actions.
Environmental science : Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space
Skidmore, A.K. ; Pettorelli, Nathalie ; Coops, N.C. ; Geller, G.N. ; Hansen, Matthew ; Lucas, Richard ; Mücher, Sander ; O'Connor, Brian ; Paganini, Marc ; Pereira, Henrique Miguel ; Schaepman, M.E. ; Turner, Woody ; Wang, Tiejun ; Wegmann, Martin - \ 2015
Nature 523 (2015)7561. - ISSN 0028-0836 - p. 403 - 405.
High Spectral Resolution Image Processing for Mapping, Quantifying and Detecting Biodiversity II
Skidmore, A.K. ; Mücher, C.A. ; Wegmann, M. ; Pettorelli, N. ; Wang, T. - \ 2015
Free and open-access satellite data are key to biodiversity conservation
Turner, W. ; Rondinini, C. ; Pettorelli, N. ; Mora, B. ; Leidner, A.K. ; Szantoi, Z. ; Buchanan, G. ; Dech, S. ; Dwyer, J. ; Herold, M. ; Koh, L.P. ; Leimgruber, P. ; Taubenboeck, H. ; Wegmann, M. ; Wikelski, M. ; Woodcock, C. - \ 2015
Biological Conservation 182 (2015). - ISSN 0006-3207 - p. 173 - 176.
landsat imagery - cover change - science - opportunities - challenges - support - system
Satellite remote sensing is an important tool for monitoring the status of biodiversity and associated environmental parameters, including certain elements of habitats. However, satellite data are currently underused within the biodiversity research and conservation communities. Three factors have significant impact on the utility of remote sensing data for tracking and understanding biodiversity change. They are its continuity, affordability, and access. Data continuity relates to the maintenance of long-term satellite data products. Such products promote knowledge of how biodiversity has changed over time and why. Data affordability arises from the cost of the imagery. New data policies promoting free and open access to government satellite imagery are expanding the use of certain imagery but the number of free and open data sets remains too limited. Data access addresses the ability of conservation biologists and biodiversity researchers to discover, retrieve, manipulate, and extract value from satellite imagery as well as link it with other types of information. Tools are rapidly improving access. Still, more cross-community interactions are necessary to strengthen ties between the biodiversity and remote sensing communities.
Correspondence - Satellites: Make data freely accessible
Turner, W. ; Buchanan, G. ; Rondini, C. ; Dwyer, J. ; Herold, M. ; Koh, L.P. ; Leidner, A. ; Leimgruber, P. ; Mora, B. ; Pettorelli, N. ; Szantoi, Z. ; Taubenboeck, H. ; Wegmann, M. ; Wikelski, M. - \ 2013
Nature 498 (2013)7452. - ISSN 0028-0836 - p. 37 - 37.
Exploitation indices: developing global and national metrics of wildlife use and trade
Almond, R.E.A. ; Butchart, S.H.M. ; Oldfield, T.E.E. ; McRae, L. ; Bie, S. de - \ 2013
In: Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the gap between global commitment and local action / Pettorelli, N., Collen, B., Baillie, J.E.M., Durant, S.M., Cambridge, UK : Willey-Blackwell (Conservation Science and Practice 13) - ISBN 9781444332926 - p. 159 - 188.
Essential Biodiversity Variables
Pereira, H.M. ; Ferrier, S. ; Walters, M. ; Geller, G. ; Jongman, R.H.G. ; Scholes, R.J. ; Bruford, M.W. ; Brummitt, N. ; Butchart, S.H.M. ; Cardoso, A.C. ; Coops, N.C. ; Dulloo, E. ; Faith, D.P. ; Freyhof, J. ; Gregory, R.D. ; Heip, C. ; Höft, R. ; Hurtt, G. ; Jetz, W. ; Karp, D. ; McGeoch, M.A. ; Obura, D. ; Onoda, Y. ; Pettorelli, N. ; Reyers, B. ; Sayre, R. ; Scharlemann, J.P.W. ; Stuart, S.N. ; Turak, E. ; Walpole, M. ; Wegmann, M. - \ 2013
Science 339 (2013)6117. - ISSN 0036-8075 - p. 277 - 278.
global biodiversity - indicators - system - map
Reducing the rate of biodiversity loss and averting dangerous biodiversity change are international goals, reasserted by the Aichi Targets for 2020 by Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) after failure to meet the 2010 target (1, 2). However, there is no global, harmonized observation system for delivering regular, timely data on biodiversity change (3). With the first plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) soon under way, partners from the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) (4) are developing—and seeking consensus around—Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) that could form the basis of monitoring programs worldwide.
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