Detecting and monitoring impacts of ecological importance in remote arid lands: a case study in the southern Simpson Desert of South Australia

Detecting and monitoring impacts of ecological importance in remote arid lands: a case study in the southern Simpson Desert of South Australia Journal Article

Journal of Arid Environments

  • Author(s): Graetz, R. D., Pech, R. P.
  • Published: 1987
  • Volume: 12
  • ISBN: 0140-1963

Abstract: The methods of assessment and monitoring of human impacts in remote arid lands are examined by taking as a case study contemporary oil exploration in the southern Simpson Desert of South Australia. The characteristics of arid ecosystems suggest that accelerated erosion is the most important process to monitor, and the efficacy of three remote sensing systems (Landsat, large-scale aerial photography and traditional field photographic techniques) is compared. On the basis of these evaluations, a cost model is suggested as a guide in formulating optimal multistage frameworks for monitoring remote arid sites.

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Graetz, R. D., Pech, R. P., 1987, Detecting and monitoring impacts of ecological importance in remote arid lands: a case study in the southern Simpson Desert of South Australia, Volume:12, Journal Article, viewed 22 October 2021, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14734.

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