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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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 temperature of monsoon season of 2050 on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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


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This layer gives information about the impacts of tree density on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer gives information about the impacts of species distribution on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer gives information about the impacts of NPP change on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer is a group of variables which give information about the impacts of climate of 2050 on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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This layer gives information about the impacts of temperature of winter season of 2050 on forest ecosystems in Chitwan Annapurna Landscape.


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