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Application of spatial technologies in wildlife biology.Author(s): Thomas A. O'Neil; Pete Bettinger; Bruce G. Marcot; B. Wayne Luscombe; Gregory T. Koeln; Howard J. Bruner; Charley Barrett; Jennifer A. Pollock; Susan Bernatas
Source: The Wildlife Society: 418-447
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionThe Information Age is here, and technology has a large and important role in gathering, compiling, and synthesizing data. The old adage of analyzing wildlife data over "time and space" today entails using technologies to help gather, compile, and synthesize remotely sensed information, and to integrate results into research, monitoring and evaluation. Thus, resource managers must understand how to use these technologies, especially for evaluating and assessing land and resource conditions at different scales, such as site, watershed, sub-basin, and basin levels. This chapter explores spatial technologies useful to wildlife managers for acquiring, compiling, and interpreting data. These technologies include: geographic information systems (GIs), global positioning systems (GPS), and using remotely sensed data, including Landsat Imagery and Forward-looking Infrared (FLIR). This chapter also highlights the need to understand data accuracy and Internet applications.
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CitationO''Neil, Thomas A.; Bettinger, Pete; Marcot, Bruce G.; Luscombe, B. Wayne; Koeln, Gregory T.; Bruner, Howard J.; Barrett, Charley; Pollock, Jennifer A.; Bernatas, Susan. 2005. Application of spatial technologies in wildlife biology. The Wildlife Society: 418-447
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