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Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables: challenges and future directions

Pettorelli, Nathalie and Wegmann, Martin and Skidmore, A. and Mücher, S. and Dawson, T. P. and Fernandez, M. and Lucas, R. and Schaepman, M.E. and Wang, T. and O'Connor, B. and Jongman, R. and Kempeneers, P. and Sonnenschein, R. and Leidner, A. and Böhm, M. and He, K. and Nagendra, H. and Dubois, G. and Fatoyinbo, T. and Hansen, M.C. and Paganini, M. and de Klerk, H. and Asner, G.P. and Kerr, J.T. and Estes, A.B. and Schmeller, D.S. and Heiden, Uta and Rocchini, D. and Pereira, H.M. and Turak, E. and Fernandez, N. and Lausch, A. and Cho, M.A. and Alcaraz-Segura, D. and McGeoch, M. and Turner, W. and Müller, Andreas and St-Louis, V. and Penner, J. and Vihervaara, P. and Belward, A. and Reyers, B. and Geller, G. (2016) Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables: challenges and future directions. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 2 (3), pp. 122-131. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/rse2.15 ISSN 2056-3485

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Abstract

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.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104486/
Document Type:Article
Title:Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables: challenges and future directions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Pettorelli, NathalieInstitute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London UKUNSPECIFIED
Wegmann, Martinmartin.wegmann (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Skidmore, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mücher, S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dawson, T. P.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fernandez, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lucas, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schaepman, M.E.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wang, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
O'Connor, B.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jongman, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kempeneers, P.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sonnenschein, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Leidner, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Böhm, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
He, K.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Nagendra, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dubois, G.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fatoyinbo, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hansen, M.C.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Paganini, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
de Klerk, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Asner, G.P.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kerr, J.T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Estes, A.B.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schmeller, D.S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Heiden, Utauta.heiden (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rocchini, D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pereira, H.M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Turak, E.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fernandez, N.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lausch, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cho, M.A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alcaraz-Segura, D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McGeoch, M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Turner, W.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Müller, Andreasandreas.mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
St-Louis, V.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Penner, J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vihervaara, P.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Belward, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reyers, B.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Geller, G.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:25 September 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:2
DOI :10.1002/rse2.15
Page Range:pp. 122-131
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:2056-3485
Status:Published
Keywords:Biodiversity monitoring, earth observation, essential climate variable, monitoring strategy, policy, satellite remote sensing
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Wöhrl, Monika
Deposited On:28 Jun 2016 11:36
Last Modified:16 Jul 2019 05:03

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