© 2009

Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Assessment and Management

  • Xiaojun Yang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Remote Sensing, Geospatial Technologies and Coastal Ecosystems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Conceptual and Technical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Tao Cheng, Martien Molenaar, Alfred Stein
      Pages 67-90
  4. Remote Sensing of Coastal Waters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Lawrence W. Harding Jr., W. David Miller
      Pages 115-138
    3. Maria Tzortziou, Charles L. Gallegos, Patrick J. Neale, Ajit Subramaniam, Jay R. Herman, Lawrence W. Harding Jr.
      Pages 139-168
  5. Mapping Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Benthic Habitats

  6. Shoreline Change, Coastal Wetland and Watershed Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Le Wang, Wayne P. Sousa
      Pages 323-340

About this book


In this landmark publication, leading experts detail how remote sensing and related geospatial technologies can be used for coastal ecosystem assessment and management.

This book is divided into three major parts. In the first part several conceptual and technical issues of applying remote sensing and geospatial technologies in the coastal environment are examined. The second part showcases some of the latest developments in the use of remote sensing and geospatial technologies when characterizing coastal waters, submerged aquatic vegetation, benthic habitats, shorelines, coastal wetlands and watersheds. Finally, the last part demonstrates a watershed-wide synthetic approach that links upstream stressors with downstream responses for integrated coastal ecosystem assessment and management.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaojun Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of GeographyFlorida State UniversityUSA

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