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Using remote sensing and geographical information science to predict and delineate critical habitat for the bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Elizabeth M. Walton (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Roy S Stine

Abstract: "The purpose of this research project was to determine whether remote sensing and geographical information science (GISc) technologies could be used to model habitats and population distributions of the bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii. A subset of a Landsat 7 ETM+ image and color-infrared digital aerial photographs were used for a portion of Ashe County, North Carolina, where the wetlands occurred. Publicly available data may not be suitable for detecting small, isolated wetlands across the landscape due to heterogeneous landscape features, low spatial resolution of the images and the inherently poor quality of some of the images. However, the results of this study indicate that it is possible to define spectral signatures for wetlands when quality, high spatial and temporal resolution color-infrared data are available."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergii, Ashe County, NC, wetlands
Subjects
Wetlands--Remote sensing
Bog turtle
Geographic information systems