Date of Award
Campus Access Dissertation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Environmental Sciences/Environmental, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Saltmarshes provide essential ecosystem services, which face potential perturbation from long-term physical and chemical changes. Though contemporary remote-sensing resources offer the spatial and temporal resolution to meaningfully monitor many ecosystems, the dynamism and spatial heterogeneity of saltmarshes challenges remote-sensing instruments and analytical techniques. Through studies of various ecological components of saltmarshes, including creek geomorphology and vegetation phenology, we investigate the synthesis of remote-sensing resources to mitigate these challenges. We integrate data from a terrestrial laser scanner, the NASA Goddard Lidar Hyperspectral and Thermal (GLIHT) airborne instrument package, and the LandSat-7 and LandSat-8 record (1999-2016) over the Plum Island Long Term Ecological Research site (MA, USA).
Paynter, Ian L., "Using Remote Sensing to Characterize Spatial and Temporal Variation of Saltmarsh Structure" (2016). Graduate Doctoral Dissertations. 308.