Restoration scaling of seagrass habitats in the oceanic islands of Lakshadweep, India using geospatial technology

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dc.contributor.author Nobi, E.P.
dc.contributor.author Dilipan, E.
dc.contributor.author Thangaradjou, T.
dc.contributor.author DineshKumar, P.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-07T12:16:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-07T12:16:31Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Applied Geomatics, vol.5(2); 2013; 167-175
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/4338
dc.description.abstract Small isolated oceanic islands are renowned for endemic species and biological wealth. Many small island administrations all over the world face complex challenges in protecting their natural resources. Restoration of degraded ecosystems is the best way to bring the coastal habitats to their previous forms. In the present study, seagrass restoration sites in six islands of Lakshadweep were selected using satellite map, GIS tools and field observations. Seagrass-denuded areas were identified integrating the classified seagrass maps of the years 2000 and 2008. Specific criteria and buffer zones were generated to delineate the restoration sites. A total area of 156.21 ha is identified for seagrass restoration, distributed in the six islands. These areas can be given priority for the seagrass restoration as it will avoid the conflict of rising transplants in newer areas where seagrasses do not exist.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer
dc.rights An edited version of this paper was published by Springer. This paper is for R & D purpose and Copyright [2013] Springer.
dc.subject sea grass
dc.subject satellite sensing
dc.title Restoration scaling of seagrass habitats in the oceanic islands of Lakshadweep, India using geospatial technology
dc.type Journal Article


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