Geomatics and Conservation Biology

Michael O’Neal Campbell (Editor)
Camosun College, Victoria, BC, Canada

Series: Conservation Biology and Biodiversity
BISAC: SCI008000

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This edited book, composed of chapters written by scholars of the geomatics-based, environmental and biological sciences, examines selected topics from the intersecting fields of geomatics (including remote sensing, geographical information science (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), mapping and field survey methods) and conservation biology (including ecology and conservation policy), with case studies from West Africa, Canada, India and Malaysia.

The focus is on some of the more important issues that dominate current intersections between developments in geomatics technology and those of conservation biology. Chapter One examines the history and themes of geomatics and applications to conservation biology research. Chapter Two presents a case study of geomatics-based research on the vital issue of vulture ecology, extinction and conservation in Central India. Chapter Three examines the relationship between people and elephants in the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and its surroundings in India, and it creates habitat suitability models from geomatics techniques to assess and predict elephant presence and potential human-elephant conflicts. Chapter Four examines the history and status of remote sensing as an aspect of geomatics, focusing mainly on satellite imagery.

Chapter Five looks at development in GIS and takes an example of multidirectional landcover change from the West African savanna. Chapter Six looks at developments in GPS technology, especially concerning applications to the micro-habitats of bird presence and applications to mammal behavior. Chapter Seven looks at the subfield of animal geography, which looks at the subjective behavior of individual animals and the technology used to measure these detailed phenomena. Chapter Eight takes a case study of bird migration and habitat utilization in the swamps of coastal Malaysia. Chapter Nine looks at the utility of dated aerial photographs and supporting field methods in the evaluation of historical landcover change, covering periods before the development of modern imaging techniques and using an example from the West African savanna. This book makes an important contribution to the intersections of geomatics and conservation biology.

Preface

Chapter 1. The Fields of Geomatics and Conservation Biology
(Michael O’Neal Campbell, Camosun College, Victoria, Canada)

Chapter 2. Mapping and Management of Vultures in an Indian Stronghold
(Kaushalendra Kumar Jha, Technical Forestry, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India)

Chapter 3. Geospatial Modelling of Human-Elephant Conflicts in Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and Its Surroundings in India
(Somak Das, C. Jeganathan and Richa Sharma, Department of Remote Sensing, Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India)

Chapter 4. Remote Sensing and Conservation Biology
(Michael O’Neal Campbell, Camosun College, Victoria, Canada)

Chapter 5. GIS and Conservation Biology
(Michael O’Neal Campbell, Camosun College, Victoria, Canada)

Chapter 6. GPS, Animal Tracking and Conservation Biology
(Michael O’Neal Campbell, Camosun College, Victoria, Canada)

Chapter 7. Geomatics for Micro-Spaces of Avian Foraging, Subjective Behavior and Human Presence
(Michael O’Neal Campbell, Camosun College, Victoria, Canada)

Chapter 8. Application of Geographical Technology in the Modelling of Migratory Bird Habitats in Mangrove Forests: A Review
(Azimah Abd Rahman and Tarmiji Masron, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 9. Problems of Vegetation Identification Using Historical Aerial Photographs in West Africa
(Michael O’Neal Campbell, Camosun College, Victoria, Canada)

Chapter 10. Unravelling the Complexity of Protected Area Management in Two Developing Countries: Issues of Human Displacement and Wildlife Conflict
(Kaushalendra Kumar Jha and Pradeep Chaudhry, Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Environment Management Unit, Technical Forestry Faculty Area, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, India)

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