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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Using LANDSAT 7 Imagery to Map Invasive Reed Canary Grass ('Phalaris arundinacea'): A Landscape Level Wetland Monitoring Methodology.
Author Bernthal, T. W. ; Willis, K. G. ;
CORP Author Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Madison.;Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Region V.
Publisher Mar 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA-CD-975115-01-0;
Stock Number PB2005-107877
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Environmental monitoring ; Remote sensing ; Mapping ; Plant growth ; Soils ; Environmental protection ; Land cover ; Landscaping ; Species diversity ; Hydrology ; Ecology ; Wisconsin ; Regression analysis ; Methodology ; Red canary grass
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-107877 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 07/12/2006
Collation 82p
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin DNR) is developing a wetland monitoring program to assess the biotic condition of wetlands in Wisconsin, using a suite of complementary assessment tools at both the site-specific and landscape scale. This report describes the development of a landscape scale method to assess plant community integrity at a coarse level based on using remote sensing data to map the extent and cover of reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea, an invasive species in wetlands. We chose reed canary grass because it has been documented in previous research as an ecologically significant indicator of wetland plant community integrity and is recognized by professionals as the most widespread and problematic invasive plant in Wisconsin wetlands. Its widespread nature and unique spectral signature in fall due to its comparatively later senescence make it feasible to map reed canary grass using spectral classification of satellite imagery.