Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

11th Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference, Athens, Georgia, USA, 11-12 December 2017.

Abstract

This proceedings contains two full papers and three summaries in the form of extended abstracts. The first paper determines the extent to which mapping technology, including geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), and skills associated with them are important for entry level positions in forestry profession. The second paper is a study based on random sampling of on-ground plots assessing presence of invasive plants in the studied area. The third paper, the first extended abstract, describes research into the significance of different environmental factors and their role in achieving a successful reestablishment of that species. The next extended abstract describes spatiotemporal analysis of the Landsat imagery with respect to land cover type changes over time and its implication on the area and quality of forested cover types in Afghanistan. Finally, the last extended abstract focuses on time series landsat image stack analysis for the identification of the historical disturbances in order to estimate the age of current forest populations.