The Wetland Book pp 1623-1629 | Cite as

Remote Sensing of Anthropogenic Activities: Agricultural Production

  • Nathan TorbickEmail author
  • Bill SalasEmail author
  • Xiangming XiaoEmail author
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The development of aquaculture in many parts of the world has led to significant loss or conversion of wetlands. Both radar and optical remote sensing data have been used to map the extent and also development of aquaculture, which is particularly prevalent in tropical regions. Aquaculture systems are particularly distinct because of their distinct geometry. A number of studies have focused on assessing the impacts of aquaculture development on wetland ecosystems, including mangroves.


Satellite remote sensing Aquaculture Ecosystems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Applied GeoSolutionsDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Applied GeoSolutions, Complex Systems Research CentreUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology and Plant BiologyUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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