Where’s a Bird to Go? Mapping Wetland Restoration on the Pacific Flyway

EarthzineDEVELOP 2016 Spring VPS, Mapping Landscape Changes and Species Distribution, Original

The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, California, consists of 1,550 acres of undeveloped coastal wetland and is home to several endangered species, including Rallus longirostris levipes and Sterna antillarum browni, which fly along the Pacific flyway. Since the 1800s, farming, land subsidence, resource extraction, and land development have impacted these wetlands, affecting the habitat’s biodiversity.

Stepping into the SWOS Portal: How Coordination of Data Can Help Protect the World’s Vanishing Wetlands

EarthzineGEO/GEOSS News, Original, Socioeconomic Benefits 2016

The Earth has lost more than half of its wetland extent since 1900. The satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) is working to provide a data portal that will have real-world impacts, helping to track wetland degradation, identify pollution sources, and assess restoration strategies. Above: Landsat satellite image examples of the Sabkhat al Jabbulin in Syria, produced in the frame of … Read More

Helping Wildlife Managers Assess Mule Deer Habitat Quality

EarthzineDEVELOP 2015 Fall VPS, DEVELOP Virtual Poster Session, Forecasting Wetland Cover and Species Habitat, Original

This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category:åÊForecasting Wetland Cover and Species Habitat Project Team: Southern Rockies Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA John C. Stennis Space Center ‰ÛÒ Hancock County, Mississippi Authors: Ross Reahard Teresa Fenn Jeri Wisman Mentors/Advisors: Joseph Spruce (NASA Stennis Space Center) Dr. Kenton Ross (NASA Langley Research Center) … Read More