Landsat’s Critical Role in Managing Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Ecosystem and Biodiversity Specifics
California’s blue oak woodlands have decreased by more than 1,200 square kilometers.
Landsat data stretching back 40 years show that vegetation loss is most stark in desert ecosystems already on edge of habitability.
More than two decades worth of Landsat satellite imagery was used to quantify how beetle outbreaks have impacted high-elevations forests in Colorado, southern Wyoming, and northern New Mexico.
The Liberian government, with the help of NASA and Conservation International, is using Landsat and GEDI data to estimate the country’s natural capital.
Most of Northern California’s kelp forest ecosystem is gone, replaced by widespread ‘urchin barrens’ that may persist long into the future, according to a new study.
Vegetation cover along the Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert has increased over the last 35 years, Landsat has helped show.