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The Ha Tien Plain – wetland monitoring using remote-sensing techniques

Funkenberg, Tim and Tran Thai, Binh and Moder, Florian and Dech, Stefan (2014) The Ha Tien Plain – wetland monitoring using remote-sensing techniques. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35 (8), pp. 2893-2909. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.890306 ISSN 0143-1161

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Abstract

The study investigates land-cover change in the Ha Tien Plain, once considered to be the last remaining extensive wetland area of seasonally inundated grassland in the Mekong Delta. For this purpose, two Landsat images recorded in 1991 and 2009, respectively, were classified using the C5.0 decision tree classifier. A subsequent change detection analysis revealed a significant decrease of 77% of the area classified as seasonally inundated grassland in 1991, mainly due to the conversion into agriculture, aquaculture, and forest. Since these wetlands support a high diversity of flora and a rich avifauna, there should be a focus on the protection of the last remnant patches of seasonally inundated grasslands in the Ha Tien Plain in order to preserve their biodiversity values and ecosystem functions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/90751/
Document Type:Article
Title:The Ha Tien Plain – wetland monitoring using remote-sensing techniques
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Funkenberg, TimTim.Funkenberg (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Tran Thai, Binhthaibinhtran (at) gmail.comUNSPECIFIED
Moder, FlorianMOST-SROUNSPECIFIED
Dech, Stefanstefan.dech (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2014
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:35
DOI :10.1080/01431161.2014.890306
Page Range:pp. 2893-2909
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0143-1161
Status:Published
Keywords:wetland; Vietnam; TWOPAC
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 Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Leitungsbereich DFD
Deposited By: Gessner, Ursula
Deposited On:29 Sep 2014 11:19
Last Modified:10 Jan 2019 15:48

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