Ground-based studies of biogeochemistry and vegetation patterning yield process understanding, but the amount of information gained by ground-based studies can be greatly enhanced by efficient, synoptic, and temporally resolute monitoring afforded by remote sensing. The variety of presently available Everglades vegetation maps reflects both the wide range of application requirements and the need to balance cost and capability. More effort needs to be applied to documenting and understanding vegetation distribution and condition as indicators of biogeochemistry and contamination. Ground-based and remote sensing studies should be modified to maximize their synergy and utility for adaptive management.
|Title||Remote sensing of vegetation pattern and condition to monitor changes in everglades biogeochemistry|
|Authors||John W. Jones|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Eastern Geographic Science Center|