CBD Technical Series No.32

Contents

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Audience
1.3 Intended use
1.4 Organization

2.1 The 2010 biodiversity target framework: focal areas, goals, and subtargets
2.2 What is an indicator?
2.3 The 2010 target and formation of indicators
2.4 Use of biodiversity indicators in national assessments
2.5 National-global monitoring linkages
2.6 CBD and remote sensing needs
2.7 References

3.1 Background
3.2 What exactly is remote sensing?
3.3 Spectral images
3.4 Issues that affect selection of images
3.5 Image classification
3.6 Additional issues to consider
3.7 References

4.1 Delineating Cover and Estimating Change in Extent
4.2 Forest Quality
4.3 Threats
4.4 Data and Other Resources
4.5 References

5.1 Delineating cover and estimating change in extent
5.2 Changes in habitat or ecosystem quality
5.3 Occurrence and distribution of threats to biodiversity
5.4 Data and other resources
5.5 References

6.1 Introduction
6.2 Delineating extent
6.3 Changes in habitat and ecosystem quality
6.4 Summary of the use of satellite data for operational monitoring
6.5 Data and other resources
6.6 References

7.1 Introduction to the remote sensing of coral reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves
7.2 Remote sensing measures of coral reefs and seagrasses
7.3 Remote sensing measures in mangroves
7.4 Data and other resources
7.5 References

8.1 Background
8.2 Remote sensing to directly monitor species populations
8.3 Remote sensing to indirectly monitor species populations: modelling species distributions by mapping habitat
8.4 Practical examples
8.5 Caveats
8.6 Resources
8.7 References

9.1 Background
9.2 Protected area network development
9.3 Potential role for remote sensing
9.4 Data and other resources
9.5 References

10.1 Background
10.2 Potential role for remote sensing
10.3 Connectivity in the marine environment
10.4 Ecological and biodiversity relevance
10.5 Assessment at national or continental scales
10.6 Fragmentation/connectivity metrics
10.7 Key considerations for selecting metrics
10.8 Data and other resources
10.9 References

11.1 Remote sensing technologies for mapping invasive alien species
11.2 How does remote sensing distinguish invasive alien species?
11.3 Types of imagery for identifying invasive alien species
11.4 Tradeoffs between image resolution and mapping accuracy
11.5 Identifying the potential distribution of invasive alien species
11.6 Indirect identification of areas vulnerable to invasion
11.7 Limitations of remote sensing and modelling applications to invasive alien species
11.8 Data and other resources
11.9 References

A.1 Abbreviations and Acronyms
A.2 Glossary
A.3 Satellites, sensors and data
A.4 Three examples of how to obtain imagery
A.5 Online tutorials and software resources
A.6 Opportunities for operational support

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