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Culturally derived watersheds and their effect on the spectral signatures of vegetation in the Dupuis Reserve

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Date Issued:
1997
Summary:
Like so many natural areas in south Florida, the Dupuis Reserves' landscape has gone through extreme alteration due to numerous cultural activities. Activities including drainage, cattle ranching, and citrus farming have altered the reserves natural hydrology causing the formation of several watersheds. This hydrologic alteration has caused the once homogenous ecosystem to fragment into two separate landscapes: one dominated by drainage and human impact while the other remains in a relatively natural state. This study will attempt to determine, with the use of remote sensing, geographic information systems and digital image classifications if culturally derived watersheds cause significant change in the spectral signatures of vegetation. Results indicate that when the study site is sectioned along culturally derived watersheds, classification accuracy is significantly improved.
Title: Culturally derived watersheds and their effect on the spectral signatures of vegetation in the Dupuis Reserve.
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Name(s): Householder, Eric James
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Roberts, Charles, Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 99 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Like so many natural areas in south Florida, the Dupuis Reserves' landscape has gone through extreme alteration due to numerous cultural activities. Activities including drainage, cattle ranching, and citrus farming have altered the reserves natural hydrology causing the formation of several watersheds. This hydrologic alteration has caused the once homogenous ecosystem to fragment into two separate landscapes: one dominated by drainage and human impact while the other remains in a relatively natural state. This study will attempt to determine, with the use of remote sensing, geographic information systems and digital image classifications if culturally derived watersheds cause significant change in the spectral signatures of vegetation. Results indicate that when the study site is sectioned along culturally derived watersheds, classification accuracy is significantly improved.
Identifier: 9780591625004 (isbn), 15499 (digitool), FADT15499 (IID), fau:12263 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Watersheds--Florida
Vegetation classification--Florida
Hydrology--Florida
Dupuis Reserve (Fla )
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