Freshwater habitats play an important role in ecological function and biodiversity. Remote sensing of these ecosystems is primarily tied to observations of the drivers of biodiversity and ecosystem health. Remote sensing can be used to understand things like land use and land cover change in a watershed, habitat connectivity along a water body, water body location and extent, and water quality parameters. This webinar series will guide participants through using NASA Earth observations for habitat monitoring, specifically for freshwater fish and other species. The training will also provide a conceptual overview, as well as the tools and techniques for applying landscape environmental variables to genetic and habitat diversity in species.
By the end of this training, attendees will:
- understand the limitations of using remote sensing for freshwater habitats
- find data and models that can be used in their landscape genetics and habitat monitoring work
- see how remote sensing can be used for habitat restoration, ecological assessments, and climate change assessments relating to freshwater systems
- be able to use the Riverscape Analysis Project decision support system
- be familiar with the Freshwater Health Index
- Three, one-hour parts that include lectures, demonstrations, and question & answer sessions
- This training will only be broadcast in English
- A certificate of completion will be available to participants who attend all parts and complete all homework assignments. Note: certificates of completion only indicate the attendee participated in all aspects of the training, they do not imply proficiency on the subject matter, nor should they be seen as a professional certification.
Please complete ARSET's Fundamentals of Remote Sensing or have equivalent knowledge. Attendees that do not complete the prerequisite may not be prepared for the pace of the training.
Local, regional, state, federal, and non-governmental organizations involved in conservation, habitat restoration, freshwater health, and riparian landscapes.