Ecosystem monitoring

Ecosystems provide a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for monitoring and assessing ecosystem services at a local, national and regional scale. 

The focus of ecosystem monitoring includes the use of cutting-edge geospatial technologies to monitor ecosystem functions and services, the development of customized tools for assessing ecosystem vulnerability, and the development of adaptation strategies to promote sustainable ecosystem management in the context of climate change. 

Areas of work under this topic include habitat mapping; monitoring of biodiversity and land cover change; biomass estimation and greenhouse gas inventory; use of multi-scale carbon mitigation tools; development of ecosystem adaptation strategies at different scales and levels; scenario development for sustainable forest resources management; and research into the effect of natural and human disturbances on ecosystem.

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Datasets

This is a list of vegetation species reported from Zorkul Nature reserve


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This is a list of Mammal species reported from Zorkul Nature reserve


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This is a list of fish species reported from Zorkul Nature reserve


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This is a list of birds species reported from Wakhan National Park


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This is a list of birds species reported from Wakhan and Big Pamir


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This is a list of mammal species reported from Taxkorgan Nature reserve


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This is a list of seed plants (angiosperms and gymnosperms) recorded from Pamir of China


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This is a list of bird species reported from Zorkul Nature reserve


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Vulnerability layer gives information about the climate change vulnerability of forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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Adaptive capacity layer gives information about the climate change adaptive capacity of forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape


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Science applications