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000032784 020__ $$a978-981-10-2890-8
000032784 041__ $$aEnglish
000032784 100__ $$aGilani, H.
000032784 245__ $$aReview of Ecosystem Monitoring in Nepal and Evolving Earth Observation Technologies
000032784 260__ $$c2017
000032784 260__ $$bSpringer Singapore
000032784 260__ $$aSingapore
000032784 300__ $$a165-183
000032784 507__ $$aFaisal Mueen Qamer, Muhammad Sohail, Kabir Uddin,Wu Ning, ICIMOD staff, book chapters
000032784 520__ $$aNepal, a Himalayan country, is situated on the southern slopes of the central Himalayas and represents about one-third of its whole length. Nepal has a population of around 26.5 million and a large proportion of this rely upon land-based activities for their livelihoods. Its elevation ranges 60–8848 masl which constitutes 10 major ecoregions providing diverse ecosystem services crucial for its inhabitants as well as downstream populations. At the ecosystem level, changes in structure, function, patterns of disturbance, and potential impacts of climate change on species are notable concerns. Earth Observation (EO) technologies are being applied for the monitoring and assessment of Nepal on various scales. Since recently, EO supported assessments are also being linked to decision-making processes. In this chapter, we review the status of EO based assessment of key ecosystem components, including forests, rangelands, agro-ecosystems, and wetlands in Nepal. The chapter also looks at the current information gaps and potential use of upcoming satellite technology developments in the context of Nepal.
000032784 700__ $$aQamer, F. M.
000032784 700__ $$aSohail, M.
000032784 700__ $$aUddin, K.
000032784 700__ $$aJain, A.
000032784 700__ $$aNing, W.
000032784 773__ $$pLand Cover Change and Its Eco-Environmental Responses in Nepal
000032784 8564_ $$uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2890-8_7$$yExternal link
000032784 980__ $$aArticle