Satellite data fusion for ecology & conservation science

Multispectral and radar satellite remote sensing data have been part of ecologists’ and conservation scientists’ toolboxes for decades, but they have (so far) been mainly used separately. A review recently published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution (http://bit.ly/2jkgof5) now argues that systematically combining these two data types can yield significant benefits when observing biodiversity from space. Discussing a wide range of case studies, the authors highlight that fusing multispectral and radar data can help map species distributions, ecosystem structure, ecosystem function and threats to biodiversity more accurately. The review provides an introduction to the most common types of satellite...

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