Narcisa Pricope

  • Earth and Ocean Sciences, UNCW

There are 20 included publications by Narcisa Pricope :

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Biodiversity Areas under Threat: Overlap of Climate Change and Population Pressures on the World’s Biodiversity Priorities 2017 94 Humans and the ecosystem services they depend on are threatened by climate change. Places with high or growing human population as well as increasing climate variability, have a reduced ability to provide ecosystem services just as the need for these...
A Conceptual Approach towards Improving Monitoring of Living Conditions for Populations Affected by Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought 2023 52 Addressing the global challenges of desertification, land degradation, and drought (DLDD), and their impacts on achieving sustainable development goals for coupled human-environmental systems is a key component of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Deve...
Costs of elephant crop depredation exceed the benefits of trophy hunting in a community-based conservation area of Namibia 2020 340 The Kazavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is home to the largest remaining elephant population in Africa but is also the site of high levels of human-elephant conflict through crop depredation. Offsetting the costs of coexisting with elep...
Evaluating SWAT Model Performance for Runoff, Percolation, and Sediment Loss Estimation in Low-Gradient Watersheds of the Atlantic Coastal Plain 2020 522 With predicted alterations in climate and land use, managing water resources is of the utmost importance, especially in areas such as the United States (U.S.) Coastal Plain where extensive connections exist between surface and groundwater systems. Th...
Geospatial datasets in support of high-resolution spatial assessment of population vulnerability to climate change in Nepal 2017 515 We present a geographic information system (GIS) dataset with a nominal spatial resolution of one-kilometer composed of grid polygons originally derived and utilized in a high-resolution climate vulnerability model for Nepal. The different data sets ...
Increasing the Accuracy of Runoff and Streamflow Simulation in the Nzoia Basin,Western Kenya, through the Incorporation of Satellite-Derived CHIRPS Data 2017 558 Hydrologic models will be an increasingly important tool for water resource managers as water availability dwindles and water security concerns become more pertinent in data-scarce regions. Fortunately, newly available satellite remote sensing techno...
Leveraging the NEON Airborne Observation Platform for socio-environmental systems research 2021 162 During the 21st century, human–environment interactions will increasingly expose both systems to risks, but also yield opportunities for improvement as we gain insight into these complex, coupled systems. Human–environment interactions operate over m...
Mapping Land Cover Types for Highland Andean Ecosystems in Peru Using Google Earth Engine 2022 350 Highland Andean ecosystems sustain high levels of floral and faunal biodiversity in areas with diverse topography and provide varied ecosystem services, including the supply of water to cities and downstream agricultural valleys. Google (™) has devel...
Modeling Community-Scale Natural Resource Use in a Transboundary Southern African Landscape: Integrating Remote Sensing and Participatory Mapping 2021 74 Remote sensing analyses focused on non-timber forest product (NTFP) collection and grazing are current research priorities of land systems science. However, mapping these particular land use patterns in rural heterogeneous landscapes is challenging b...
Multi-Sensor Assessment of the Effects of Varying Processing Parameters on UAS Product Accuracy and Quality 2019 703 There is a growing demand for the collection of ultra-high spatial resolution imagery using unmanned aerial systems (UASs). UASs are a cost-effective solution for data collection on small scales and can fly at much lower altitudes, thus yielding spat...
Operationalizing an integrative socio-ecological framework in support of global monitoring of land degradation 2022 679 Despite sustained global efforts to avoid, reduce, and reverse land degradation, estimates of land degradation nationally and regionally vary considerably. Land degradation reduces agricultural productivity, impacts the provision of vital ecosystem s...
Operationalizing Vulnerability: Land System Dynamics in a Transfrontier Conservation Area 2019 90 Understanding how individuals, communities, and populations vary in their vulnerability requires defining and identifying vulnerability with respect to a condition, and then developing robust methods to reliably measure vulnerability. In this study, ...
Quantitative Comparison of UAS-Borne LiDAR Systems for High-Resolution Forested Wetland Mapping 2020 727 Wetlands provide critical ecosystem services across a range of environmental gradients and are at heightened risk of degradation from anthropogenic pressures and continued development, especially in coastal regions. There is a growing need for high-r...
Remote Sensing of Human–Environment Interactions in Global Change Research: A Review of Advances, Challenges and Future Directions 2019 130 The role of remote sensing and human–environment interactions (HEI) research in social and environmental decision-making has steadily increased along with numerous technological and methodological advances in the global environmental change field. Gi...
Residential flood vulnerability along the developed North Carolina, USA coast: High resolution social and physical data for decision support 2019 529 This article presents an ArcGIS geodatabase of socio-demographic and physical characteristics derived from recent high resolution data sources to construct measures of population vulnerability to inundation in the 28 counties of coastal North Carolin...
Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Vegetation Dynamics in Relation to Shifting Inundation and Fire Regimes: Disentangling Environmental Variability from Land Management Decisions in a Southern African Transboundary Watershed 2015 548 Increasing temperatures and wildfire incidence and decreasing precipitation and river runoff in southern Africa are predicted to have a variety of impacts on the ecology, structure, and function of semi-arid savannas, which provide innumerable liveli...
Thermal Imagery-Derived Surface Inundation Modeling to Assess Flood Risk in a Flood-Pulsed Savannah Watershed in Botswana and Namibia 2016 296 The Chobe River Basin (CRB), a sub-basin of the Upper Zambezi Basin shared by Namibia and Botswana, is a complex hydrologic system that lies at the center of the world’s largest transfrontier conservation area. Despite its regional importance for liv...
Thermal Imaging of Beach-Nesting Bird Habitat with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Considerations for Reducing Disturbance and Enhanced Image Accuracy 2020 79 Knowledge of temperature variation within and across beach-nesting bird habitat, and how such variation may affect the nesting success and survival of these species, is currently lacking. This type of data is furthermore needed to refine predictions ...
Using New Methods and Data to Assess and Address Population, Fertility, and Environment links in the Lake Victoria Basin 2013 76 Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa, and the lake and its watershed are a critical resourcefor the livelihoods of millions of people across five countries: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda,Burundi, and Rwanda. The FAO, however, reports that the popula...
Using Very-High-Resolution Multispectral Classification to Estimate Savanna Fractional Vegetation Components 2022 87 Characterizing compositional and structural aspects of vegetation is critical to effectively assessing land function. When priorities are placed on ecological integrity, remotely sensed estimates of fractional vegetation components (FVCs) are useful ...