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Introduction to Computing Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management

1st Edition


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...

Rainfall-Induced Soil Slope Failure: Stability Analysis and Probabilistic Assessment

1st Edition

Lulu Zhang, Jinhui Li, Xu Li, Jie Zhang, Hong Zhu
January 14, 2019

Rainfall-induced landslides are common around the world. With global climate change, their frequency is increasing and the consequences are becoming greater. Previous studies assess them mostly from the perspective of a single discipline—correlating landslides with rainstorms, geomorphology and...

Spatial Data Analysis in Ecology and Agriculture Using R, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Richard E. Plant
December 17, 2018

Key features: Unique in its combination of serving as an introduction to spatial statistics and to modeling agricultural and ecological data using R Provides exercises in each chapter to facilitate the book's use as a course textbook or for self-study Adds new material on generalized additive...

Agent-Based Modeling of Environmental Conflict and Cooperation

1st Edition

Todd K. BenDor, Jürgen Scheffran
October 30, 2018

Conflict is a major facet of many environmental challenges of our time. However, growing conflict complexity makes it more difficult to identify win-win strategies for sustainable conflict resolution. Innovative methods are needed to help predict, understand, and resolve conflicts in cooperative...

Statistical Downscaling for Hydrological and Environmental Applications

1st Edition

Taesam Lee, Vijay P. Singh
October 01, 2018

Global climate change is typically understood and modeled using global climate models (GCMs), but the outputs of these models in terms of hydrological variables are only available on coarse or large spatial and time scales, while finer spatial and temporal resolutions are needed to reliably assess...

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

Key features: Serves as the first single-source reference with in-depth coverage of techniques appropriate for the laboratory and field study of sharks, skates, and rays Contains chapters on a broad range of methods such as Imaging Technologies, Satellite Tracking, Stationary Underwater Video, and...

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

Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition assembles a team of professional experts to provide a much-needed update on the applications of remote sensing technology to urban and suburban areas. This book reflects new developments in spaceborne and airborne sensors, image processing methods and techniques...

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...