95th ESA Annual Meeting (August 1 -- 6, 2010)

OOS 39 - Novel Applications of Remote Sensing to Environmental Monitoring under a Changing Climate

Thursday, August 5, 2010: 8:00 AM-11:30 AM
306-307, David L Lawrence Convention Center
Pieter S. A. Beck
Scott Goetz
Ecosystem impacts of climate change are being routinely monitored using a growing array of satellite and aircraft remote sensing observations and associated advances in instrumentation. Climate related changes have been observed in vegetation composition and productivity, fire and insect disturbance regimes, and species distribution patterns, amongst others. As has been emphasized in previous ESA sessions (e.g. 2007 symposia on Advances in space-based observations for local to global ecological studies), the application of remote sensing in ecological studies is expanding particularly rapidly because it provides synoptic observations, across a range of spatial scales, which inform some of the principal questions ecologists studying environmental change are grappling with today. In this session, we will address novel applications of remote sensing observations and techniques, both retrospective and near real-time. The presentations in this session cover both marine and terrestrial processes and exemplify work at a wide range of spatial scales.
8:00 AM
Combining remote sensing observations and field measurements to characterize the seasonal to decadal dynamics of giant kelp biomass
Kyle C. Cavanaugh, University of California Santa Barbara; David A. Siegel, University of California Santa Barbara; Daniel C. Reed, University of California, Santa Barbara
8:20 AM
Geomorphometric analysis of hurricane induced change in coastal dune volumes using terrestrial and airborne LIDAR
Amy M. Williams, Texas A&M University - College Station; Rusty A. Feagin, Texas A&M University; Sorin C. Popescu, Texas A & M University; Jared Stukey, Texas A&M University - College Station; Robert Washington-Allen, University of Tennessee
8:40 AM
Carrying capacity for species richness as a context for conservation: A case study of North American breeding birds
Andrew Hansen, Montana State University; Linda B. Phillips, Montana State University; Curtis H. Flather, USDA, Forest Service
9:00 AM
Sketching the dynamic background of animal migrations through remote sensing
Pieter S. A. Beck, Woods Hole Research Center; Hattie Bartlam, University of Bristol; Tie-Jun Wang, University of Twente; Shadrack Ngene, University of Twente; Andrew K. Skidmore, University of Twente; Zeng Zhigao, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Save The Elephants
9:20 AM
9:40 AM
9:50 AM
Using lidar remote sensing to characterize habitat quality and diversity
Ralph Dubayah, University of Maryland; Scott Goetz, Woods Hole Research Center
10:10 AM
Modeling effects of climate change on giant panda habitat
Qiongyu Huang, University of Maryland; Melissa Songer, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute; Melanie Delion, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute; Peter Leimgruber, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
10:30 AM
Recent changes in chimpanzee corridor use in Uganda and the implications for planning under climate change
Nadine Laporte, NASA Servir project; Patrick A. Jantz, University of California, Santa Barbara; Andrew Plumptre, Wildlife Conservation Society; Adam Bausch, The Woods Hole Research Center; Matthew McLennan, Oxford Brookes University; Glenn Bush, The Woods Hole Research Center
10:50 AM
Hummingbird diversity across climate gradients in the Andes
Catherine Graham, Stony Brook University; Juan Parra, Stony Brook University; Jim McGuire, University of California - Berkeley; Carsen Rahbek, University of Copenhagen
11:10 AM
Integrating remotely sensed data and ecological models to assess species' extinction risks under climate change
Richard Pearson, American Museum of Natural History; H. Resit Akcakaya, Stony Brook University; Jessica C. Stanton, Stony Brook University; Ned Horning, American Museum of Natural History; Christopher J. Raxworthy, American Museum of Natural History; Peter J. Ersts, American Museum of Natural History; Jeffrey Silverman, American Museum of Natural History
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