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- Fletcher, Reginald S.; Pulich, Warren Jr.; Hardegree, Beau
- Journal of coastal research 2009 v.25 no.2 pp. 500-506
- aquatic plants; remote sensing; aerial photography; estuaries; image analysis; automation; Texas
- ... In support of the Texas Seagrass Monitoring Program, remote sensing research is underway to evaluate automated methods for monitoring landscape changes in seagrass beds related to human and/or natural disturbances. This paper discusses the integration of high resolution aerial color film photography, color space transformation, pixel threshold models, and geographic information system technology t ...
- Engeman, R.M.; Duquesnel, J.A.; Cowan, E.M.; Smith, H.T.; Shwiff, S.A.; Karlin, M.
- Journal of coastal research 2008 v.24 no.2 pp. 527-532
- habitat destruction; estimation; bioeconomic models; contingent valuation; habitat conservation; cost benefit analysis; anthropogenic activities; ecological restoration; aquatic habitat; boats; aquatic plants; Florida
- ... Seagrass bed habitat is an important biotic community in decline worldwide. Boat damage has long been recognized for its negative impacts on shallow-water seagrass beds, with those along the Florida coast particularly vulnerable in the face of a large human population possessing a large number of boats. Boat scars to seagrass beds recover slowly, resulting in new damage that often outpaces recover ...