Thermal applications

Weeks, Scarla J., Berkelmans, Ray and Heron, Scott F. (2013). Thermal applications. In James A. Goodman, Samuel J. Purkis and Stuart R. Phinn (Ed.), Coral reef remote sensing: a guide for mapping, monitoring and management (pp. 313-339) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer - Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9292-2_12

Author Weeks, Scarla J.
Berkelmans, Ray
Heron, Scott F.
Title of chapter Thermal applications
Title of book Coral reef remote sensing: a guide for mapping, monitoring and management
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer - Netherlands
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9292-2_12
ISBN 9789048192915
Editor James A. Goodman
Samuel J. Purkis
Stuart R. Phinn
Chapter number 12
Start page 313
End page 339
Total pages 27
Total chapters 15
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Coral reef scientists and managers are increasingly relying on remote sensing data to provide information on biophysical processes of reefs and to help identify optimum management strategies for reef resources. For these users, we provide some guidelines to identify which remote sensing tools and data should be used to address coral reef research and management questions. We additionally discuss: opportunities to reconcile the sometimes conflicting needs of producers and users of coral reef information; data requirements and limitations for specific coral reef management applications; and trade-offs between production costs and accuracy of coral reef remote sensing data products. Finally, we provide several in-depth examples of current uses of remote sensing data to: provide resources inventories for prioritizing areas for management; develop spatially explicit models of reef fish assemblage characteristics; and monitor and respond to threats (e.g., from terrestrial runoff, crown-of-thorns outbreaks, oil spills and ship groundings). Throughout, we emphasize ways that remote sensing can be cost-effectively integrated within coral reef management programs to improve the quality of information on which management decisions are based.
Q-Index Code BX
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Institutional Status UQ

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