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Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

1st Edition

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Jingxin Wang
September 1, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is designe...

Agent-Based Modeling of Environmental Conflict and Cooperation

1st Edition

Todd K. BenDor, Jürgen Scheffran
October 31, 2018

This book examines the recent development and use of computer modeling and simulation as an important tool for understanding environmental and resource-based conflicts and for finding pathways for conflict resolution and cooperation. It introduces a new, innovative technique for using agent-based...

Statistical Downscaling for Hydrological and Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Taesam Lee, Vijay P. Singh
October 01, 2018

This book presents statistical downscaling techniques in a practical manner so that readers can easily adopt the techniques for hydrological applications and designs in response to climate change. It also provides numerous examples and background information on reliability of impact assessments of...

Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory

1st Edition

Jeffrey C Carrier, Michael R. Heithaus, Colin A. Simpfendorfer
September 18, 2018

Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement,...

Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

1st Edition

Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril
March 09, 2018

Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three...

Urban Remote Sensing

2nd Edition

Qihao Weng, Dale Quattrochi, Paolo E. Gamba
March 05, 2018

Earth observation technology, in conjunction with in situ data collection, can be used to observe, monitor, measure, and model many of the components that comprise urban ecosystems cycles. Over the past decade, urban remote sensing has rapidly emerged as a new frontier in the Earth observation...

Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB®

1st Edition

Stefano Marsili-Libelli
February 12, 2018

Explore the inner workings of environmental processes using a mathematical approach. Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB® combines environmental science concepts and system theory with numerical techniques to provide a better understanding of how our environment works. The book focuses on...

Alternatives in Regulated River Management

1st Edition

James A. Gore
December 18, 2017

Researchers and managers of regulated river systems will find this volume useful in acquiring information for deciding an integrated management plan for regulated river operations. Rather than the ecological theory of impacts of flow regulation, emphasis has been placed on methods to predict water...

Surface Modeling: High Accuracy and High Speed Methods

1st Edition

Tian-Xiang Yue
November 22, 2017

Although GIS provides powerful functionality for spatial analysis, data overlay and storage, these spatially oriented systems lack the ability to represent temporal dynamics, which is a major impediment to its use in surface modeling. However, rapid development of computing technology in recent...

Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications

1st Edition

Ni-Bin Chang, Yang Hong
November 22, 2017

Multiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing: Perspectives and Applications integrates advances in hydrologic science and innovative remote sensing technologies. Raising the visibility of interdisciplinary research on water resources, it offers a suite of tools and platforms for investigating spatially and...

Advances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery: Techniques and Applications

1st Edition

Xiaojun Yang, Jonathan Li
October 27, 2017

Advances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery: Techniques and Applications reviews some of the latest developments in remote sensing and information extraction techniques applicable to topographic and thematic mapping. Providing an interdisciplinary perspective, leading experts from around the...

Remote Sensing for Landscape Ecology: New Metric Indicators

2nd Edition

Ricardo D. Lopez, Robert C. Frohn
October 06, 2017

This book provides the practical basis for the use of remote sensing to accomplish landscape ecological projects, through the merging of theory and practice, with examples. This is a specialized application and both these topics have evolved rapidly in the past decade. This evolution is not in the...

Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

1st Edition

Jingxin Wang
September 01, 2017

Due to the complexity of operational forestry problems, computing applications are becoming pervasive in all aspects of forest and natural resource management. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to computers and their applications in forest and natural resource management and is...

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