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NSW native vegetation review worth the wait: Humphries - ABC Online

NSW native vegetation review worth the wait: Humphries - ABC Online | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
Independent review recommendation to scrap the Native Vegetation Act warmly welcomed by Minister for Water, Kevin Humphries.
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Tropical forests absorb more CO2 than thought: NASA - The Economic Times

Tropical forests absorb more CO2 than thought: NASA - The Economic Times | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
Forests and other land vegetation currently remove up to 30 per cent of human carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere during photosynthesis.
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TomTom Announces Traffic Integration with Esri ArcGIS

TomTom Announces Traffic Integration with Esri ArcGIS | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
TomTom today announces a brand new integration with Esri’s ArcGIS, which provides ArcGIS users with access to TomTom’s powerful real-time and historical traffic solutions. The integration enables E...

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The Iconic Floating Forest of Sydney

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There are a lot of shipwrecks in Sydney’s Homebush Bay, near the Olympic village, but none quite like the SS Ayrfield, also known as “The Floating Forest” for the lush mangrove vegetation that now covers its rusty hull.

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Green: Vegetation on Our Planet (Tour of Earth) | YouTube.com

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth's surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness.

 

The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas.

 

Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.

 

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How successful plants take the lead - Phys.Org

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Phys.Org How successful plants take the lead Phys.Org "Although it is known that herbivory and competition are relevant for plant establishment, the response of many plants to those factors is rarely measured due to the large amount of work",...
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Geography course shows there's more to national parks than meets the eye - Penn State News

Geography course shows there's more to national parks than meets the eye - Penn State News | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
Geography course shows there's more to national parks than meets the eye Penn State News The class challenged us to understand a national park not only as place but as a complex landscape that includes history, ecology, society and the...
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Opening MODIS tiles in QGIS | Ecostudies

Opening MODIS tiles in QGIS | Ecostudies | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
Using open source in ecology and biodiversity research. ... tricks · Tutorials · R tips & tricks · About · ← LibreOffice global menubar still not working properly in Ubuntu 12.10 · Reading GRASS GIS vector attribute tables into R → ...
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Converting an ArcMap layer file into an SLD document | Ecostudies

Converting an ArcMap layer file into an SLD document | Ecostudies | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
Using open source in ecology and biodiversity research. ... About · ← Reading GRASS GIS vector attribute tables into R ...
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Maps Matter: Cartograms and OpenStreet Map Data

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pretty much the perfect maps blogpost- pubs, #osm , #qgis and cartograms http://t.co/ct8GG2H5HK via @SK53onOSM
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Map Tour

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Map Tour template enable ArcGIS user to create place-based narrative combining images, text, and a map through an interactive editing tool. (Morgen #vestingcode in #Hellevoetsluis!
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Plant ecology and vegetation mapping at Coronado National Memorial, Conchise County, Arizona: final report book download

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Plant ecology and vegetation mapping at Coronado National Memorial, Conchise County, Arizona: final report book download<br/><br/>Jacquelyn Mitchard<br/><br/><br/>Download here http://beseduw.info/1/books/Plant-ecolog... | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
Plant ecology and vegetation mapping at Coronado National Memorial, Conchise County, Arizona: final report book do http://t.co/1mjcHexLEb
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Mycorrhiza-mediated competition between plants and decomposers drives soil carbon storage

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- added by Franciska de Vries This paper, by Colin Averill and colleagues, came out as a Letter in Nature almost two weeks ago. It immediately excited me, as the title suggests that in this paper, ...

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A participatory method to produce biodiversity indicators - KTIC

A participatory method to produce biodiversity indicators KTIC The authors of an article in the current issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management provide a participatory method to develop indicators of plant and animal diversity that can...
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Probing vegetation across the globe

Probing vegetation across the globe | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space.

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Plants re-grow after five centuries under the ice

Plants re-grow after five centuries under the ice | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it

Plants have long been reported to emerge from beneath Arctic glacier ice. One study from 1966 stated that “vigorous new moss shoots appear in places to be growing directly out of the underlying dead moss.” It concluded the new growth was a result of germination of either dormant or migrant spores on the “dead moss mats.”


That and all other publications since then, presumed that the emergent vegetation was dead. Now for the first time, researchers realized that at least part of that re-growth is coming from the Ice Age plants themselves. “This is an important distinction,” explains the lead scientist Dr. Catherine La Farge from University of Alberta.

Emergent population of Aulacomnium turgidum from beneath the Tear Drop Glacier, Sverdrup Pass, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. Credit: Image courtesy of Catherine La Farge.

 

To confirm their observations in the field, the team of scientists collected samples of these recently uncovered plants and grew them in the lab under careful monitoring. The results were unprecedented: a third of the plants re-grew! The discovery was reported in Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).


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SuperGIS Toolkit Now Supports Biodiversity Analysis Functions - GISuser.com (press release)

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SuperGIS Toolkit Now Supports Biodiversity Analysis Functions
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SuperGIS Toolkit now provides hundreds of analysis functions, containing basic data analyses, such as Clip, Select, Intersect, etc.
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wow! what's the name and is it an open source?
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10 Beautiful Urban Vertical Gardens - Opposing Views

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10 Beautiful Urban Vertical Gardens
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Website: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/ecology/15-living-walls-vertical-gardens-sky-farms/1202?image=7. Parabienta Green Wall, Japan. “Shimizu Corporation, a Japanese ...
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SAP, Esri offering a unified view for data, geospatial analysis - GCN.com

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SAP, Esri offering a unified view for data, geospatial analysis
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SAP AG and SAP National Security Services, the company's U.S.
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Exporting vector layer as kml in QGIS | Ecostudies

Exporting vector layer as kml in QGIS | Ecostudies | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
In QGIS you use the 'save as' option in QGIS. You can get this using the context menu (right click mouse on the layer) or the menu 'Layer | Save as..'. In the menu that opens, there are two fields under the header 'OGR creation ...
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please how easy is it performing the gap fill process using QGIS on Lansat7ETM images?
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Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R - Free eBook Share

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eBook Free Download: Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 1439835802 | 2010-11-15 | English | PutLocker

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Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer Science & Data Analysis)

Full of real-world case studies and practical advice, Exploratory Multivariate Analysis by Example Using R focuses on four fundamental methods of multivariate exploratory data analysis that are most suitable for applications. It covers principal component analysis (PCA) when variables are quantitative, correspondence analysis (CA) and multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) when variables are categorical, and hierarchical cluster analysis.

The authors take a geometric point of view that provides a unified vision for exploring multivariate data tables. Within this framework, they present the principles, indicators, and ways of representing and visualizing objects that are common to the exploratory methods. The authors show how to use categorical variables in a PCA context in which variables are quantitative, how to handle more than two categorical variables in a CA context in which there are originally two variables, and how to add quantitative variables in an MCA context in which variables are categorical. They also illustrate the methods and the ways they can be exploited using examples from various fields.

Throughout the text, each result correlates with an R command accessible in the FactoMineR package developed by the authors. All of the data sets and code are available at http://factominer.free.fr/book

By using the theory, examples, and software presented in this book, readers will be fully equipped to tackle real-life multivariate data.

Table of Contents

1. Principal Component Analysis (PCA)
2. Correspondence Analysis (CA)
3. Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA)
4. Clustering
Appendix
Bibliography of Software Packages
Bibliography

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Where is QGIS 2.0?....

Where is QGIS 2.0?.... | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
For many of us in the GIS community June 8th 2013 was going to change the way we worked with spatial data, we were excited.....we were wrong....All over the internet chat was going wild as to where...
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The impact of 36 years of grazing management on vegetation dynamics in dune slacks - Millett - 2013 - Journal of Applied Ecology - Wiley Online Library

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Satellite photos show Earth's plant life from space

Satellite photos show Earth's plant life from space | Vegetation and Gis | Scoop.it
After a year of satellite data collection, detailed maps of Earth's surface show the density of plant life. These maps track how vegetation changes can influence weather and ecology, as well as forecast drought, fire conditions, or malaria outbreaks.
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