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The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Nathalie Pettorelli


There has been a recent surge of interest in remote sensing and its use in ecology and conservation. This book focuses explicitly on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a simple numerical indicator and powerful tool that can be used to assess spatio-temporal changes in green vegetation. The NDVI opens the possibility of addressing questions on scales inaccessible to ground-based methods alone; it is mostly freely available with global coverage over several decades. This text provides an authoritative overview of the principles and possible applications of the NDVI in ecology, en ... More

Keywords: Normalized Difference Vegetation Index, NDVI, environmental management, wildlife management, conservation, macroecology, plant ecology, habitat selection, paleoecology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693160
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nathalie Pettorelli, author
Institute Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London