"Habitat mapping involves the mapping and monitoring wildlife habitats to estimate population size, identify critical habitat, and predict the impacts of environmental change. Remote sensing has often been identified as a key data source for supporting habitat mapping" (McDermid, Franklin, and LeDrew 2005)
McDermid, Gregory J., Steven E. Franklin, and Ellsworth F. LeDrew. "Remote sensing for large-area habitat mapping." Progress in Physical Geography 29, no. 4 (2005): 449-474.