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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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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NTFP layer gives information about the dependence of local communities for NTFP on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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Sensitivity layer gives information about the climate change sensitivity of forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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Grazing layer gives information about the dependence of local communities for grazing on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer gives information about the impacts of mean Leaf Area Index on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer gives information about the impacts of net primary product on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer gives information about the impacts of mean net primary product on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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Leaf Area Index layer gives information about the impacts of Leaf Area Index on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer gives information about the impacts of decadal winter season Leaf Area Index on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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