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Book on ASPRS/GAP 1995 Symposium in Charlotte, NC

The 320-page volume "Gap Analysis: A Landscape Approach to Biodiversity Planning" is a compilation of papers presented by a diverse group of scientists at the 1995 GAP Symposium, held at the annual conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in Charlotte, North Carolina. The book examines practical and theoretical issues of mapping land cover and predicted vertebrate distributions at the landscape level. The six sections of the book are devoted to issues of scale, the development of useful land cover maps, strengths and weaknesses of vertebrate distribution models, applications of gap analysis data sets, technological issues, and future trends in biodiversity planning.

The full citation and ISBN is:

Scott, J.M., T.H. Tear, and F.W. Davis, editors. 1996. Gap Analysis: A landscape approach to biodiversity planning. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Bethesda, Maryland. ISBN-1-57083-03603

The book is available from the

ASPRS Distribution Center
P.O. Box 305
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-0305

Phone: (301) 617-7812
Fax: (301) 206-9789

The price is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers plus $5 shipping per book.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Scale and Content of Gap Analysis

The Promise of Gap Analysis for Understanding Biodiversity,
Mark Shaffer

Recent Developments in Ecological Theory: Hierarchy and Scale,
R.V. O'Neill

A Spatial Analytical Hierarchy for Gap Analysis,
Frank W. Davis and David M. Stoms

Hierarchical Gap Analysis for Identifying Priority Areas for Biodiversity,
Blair Csuti and A. Ross Kiester

Extending Gap Analysis to Include Socioeconomic Factors,
Deborah J. Forester, Gary E. Machlis and Jean E. McKendry

Section 2: Land Cover Mapping

Land Use and Land Cover Mapping in the United States: An Overview and History of the Concept,
Katherine F. Lins and Richard L. Kleckner

Today's Land Cover Mapping,
Leonard J. Gaydos

Mapping Units: Their Classification and Nomenclature for Gap Analysis Land Cover Data,
Michael D. Jennings

Multi-Resolution Land Characterization: Building Collaborative Partnerships,
Thomas R. Loveland and Denice M. Shaw

Mapping Deciduous Forests in Southern New England Using Aerial Videography and Hyperclustered Multi-Temporal Landsat TM Imagery,
Dana M. Slaymaker, Katharine M.L. Jones, Curtice R. Griffin and John T. Finn

A Protocol for Satellite-Based Land Cover Classification in the Upper Midwest,
Thomas M. Lillesand

Accuracy Assessment: A Critical Component of Land Cover Mapping,
Russell G. Congalton

Section 3: Modeling Vertebrate Distributions

Mapping Animal Distribution Areas for Gap Analysis,
Blair Csuti

Predicted Vertebrate Distributions from Gap Analysis: Considerations in the Designs of Statewide Accuracy Assessments,
William B. Krohn

Predicting Vertebrate Distributions for Gap Analysis: Potential Problems in Constructing the Models,
Kimberly G. Smith and Donald G. Catanzaro

Predicting Distributions for Vertebrate Species: Some Observations,
Larry Master

Section 4: Practical Applications of Gap Analysis

Gap Analysis Partnerships for Mapping the Vegetation of Arkansas,
Robert S. Dzur, Michael E. Garner, Kimberly G. Smith and W. Fredrick Limp

The Application of Gap Analysis to National Parks System Planning,
R. Gerald Wright

Using Gap Analysis Data for Statewide Biodiversity Planning: Case Studies of Applied Gap Analysis for Planning of Land Use and Biological Resources,
Sara Vickerman

Applications of Gap Analysis Data in the Mojave Desert of California,
Kathryn A. Thomas and Frank W. Davis

Use of Gap Analysis in Regional Planning in Southern California,
Richard E. Crowe

Ecoregion and Biogeoclimatic Ecosystems Classifications Applied to Gap Analysis in British Columbia Using GIS,
P.A. Murtha, J. Maedel and J. Morrison

Section 5: Technological Issues

Data Access - A National Biological Service Overview,
Phillip C. Wondra

Issues of GIS: "Database Thinking" and Database Structure,
Allan Falconer, Douglas Wight, R. Douglas Ramsey, Thomas Edwards, Scott Bassett and Collin Homer

Emerging Technologies: Digital Aerial Photography - An Overview,
Teuvo M. Airola

Land Cover Mapping with Spectrum,
Susan Benjamin, James M. White, Danielle Argiro and Kevin Lowell

Compiling a Gap Analysis Electronic Encyclopedia for the World Wide Web,
Brian Biggs and Ashbindu Singh

Section 6: Conclusion

A Perspective on Trends in Conservation, Gap, and a Vision for the Future of Biodiversity Managed Areas,
John E. Estes


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