Spatial structure analysis of a reptile community with airborne LiDAR data

Spatial structure analysis of a reptile community with airborne LiDAR data

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The analysis of the spatial structure of animal communities requires spatial data to determine the distribution of individuals and their limiting factors. Data from airborne LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors can provide digital models of ground and vegetation surfaces with pixel sizes of less than 1 m. We present the first study in terrestrial herpetology using LiDAR data where we identified the spatial patterns of a lizard community of four species and to determine how the habitat is influencing the distribution of the species spatially.

Referência

Sillero, N., Gonçalves-Seco, L. (2014): Spatial structure analysis of a reptile community with airborne LiDAR data, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28:8, 1709-1722. pdf