Metadata: Assessing Biodiversity from Space: an Example from the Western Ghats, India

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TitleAssessing Biodiversity from Space: an Example from the Western Ghats, India
AuthorBawa, K. (Department of Biology, Boston, University of Massachusetts, US (MA))
PublisherUniversity of Massachusetts: Boston, US (MA)
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KeywordsWestern Ghats, species diversity, tropical deforestation
DescriptionThis report demonstrate for the first time the potential use of satellite imagery to characterize areas of high and low species richness of trees in tropical forests where biodiversity losses are high. The studies, conducted in the Biligiri Rangaswamy hills in the Western Ghats, India, show a high positive correlation between species richness and the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), which is an index of green biomass. The application of NDVI values for biodiversity assessment and monitoring, as well as for conservation planning is discussed here.
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