Assessing Loss of Biodiversity in Europe Through Remote Sensing: The Necessity of New Methodologies
Martínez Sánchez, S., Ramil Rego, P., Hinojo Sánchez, B. & Chuvieco Salinero. (2011). BIODIVERSITY LOSS IN A CHANGING PLANET. p 48.
Every ecosystem is a complex organization of carefully mixed life forms; a dynamic and particularly sensible system. Consequently, their progressive decline may accelerate climate change and vice versa, influencing flora and fauna composition and distribution, resulting in the loss of biodiversity. Climate changes effects are the principal topics of this volume. Written by internationally renowned contributors, Biodiversity loss in a changing planet offers attractive study cases focused on biodiversity evaluations and provisions in several different ecosystems, analysing the current life condition of many life forms, and covering very different biogeographic zones of the planet.
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In this paper and at European level, we analyze the gaps and contradictions between a remote-sensed land cover map (CORINE Land Cover) and a map obtained from the EUNIS database which represents the spatial distribution of the natural and semi-natural habitats in the European Community. Gaps and contradictions that arise between both sources when using land cover maps to assess biodiversity conservation.
Authors: Martínez Sánchez, S., Ramil Rego, P., Hinojo Sánchez, B. & Chuvieco Salinero.
Title: Biodiversity loss in a changing planet.
Edited: Oscar Grillo and Gianfranco Venora.