Current and future options for the use of remote sensing for rangeland management and monitoring

TitleCurrent and future options for the use of remote sensing for rangeland management and monitoring
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSteele C.M., Laliberte, Andrea S., Bestelmeyer BT, Herrick JE, Rango A.
Conference NameProceedings of the Memoria del II Simposio Internacional de Pastizales
Pagination84
Date PublishedApril 20-21, 200
Conference LocationZacatecas, Mexico
ARIS Log Number179542
Keywordsmanagement, monitoring, rangeland, remote sensing
AbstractMany of the existing rangeland health, remotely sensed products are derived from medium spatial resolution imagery and, while these products may provide useful ancillary information for rangeland management, they do not provide information at spatial resolution that is fine enough to correspond with the field assessments conducted by rangeland management specialists. In this paper we present an overview of ongoing remote-sensing research at the ARS-USDA Jornada Experimental Range (the Remotely Sensed Indicators and Stratification (RSIS) Project) that aims to provide (1) relevant contextual information for optimizing ground sampling for field assessments and (2) accurate, fine-resolution vegetation maps and associated analyses for deriving remotely sensed indicators of rangeland health. Further, we provide a synopsis of other remote sensing activities at the Jornada Experimental Range.