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Using remote sensing for Protected Area planning in Canada. In: Review of the use of remotely-sensed data for monitoring biodiversity change and tracking progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Editors: Cristina Secades, Brian O’Connor, Claire Brown and Matt Walpole

Coops, N.C., Andrew, M.E., Nelson, T., Powers, R., Thompson, S. and Wulder, M.A. (2013) Using remote sensing for Protected Area planning in Canada. In: Review of the use of remotely-sensed data for monitoring biodiversity change and tracking progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Editors: Cristina Secades, Brian O’Connor, Claire Brown and Matt Walpole. Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), pp 38-40

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Abstract

Canada is the second largest country in the world by land area, at nearly 10 million km2 in size. Monitoring biodiversity and associated ecosystems for a nation the size of Canada requires approaches that enable broad scale national assessments. Over the past five years the Universities of British Columbia (UBC) and Victoria (UVic) with the Canadian Forest Service (CFS) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), have investigated the role remote sensing can play in the assessment of biodiversity across Canada.

This research includes the national level application of indices which capture different aspects of species habitats, and the production of regionalizations or environmental domains which allows for the assessment of, for example, the representation of park networks which can be used to inform national biodiversity planning.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), pp 38-40
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/23058
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