Connecticut Land Conservation Conference
March 25, 2023, Wesleyan University, Middletown
Usdan Center, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown.
Mapping of Invasive Understory Plants in Connecticut Forests Using Multitemporal Satellite Imagery
The native forest understory of Connecticut is highly affected by the invasive plant species, such as Japanese Barberry, Japanese knotweed, Autumn olive, and Multiflora Rose, which induce negative impacts on native forest structure and human health. Mapping invasive species over the entire state is cost and labor intensive, more likely impractical only using ground-based observations. Use of medium-resolution publicly available satellite imagery is proposed as a solution to map the distribution of invasive shrub species in Connecticut.
Shashika Himandi, Graduate Student, University of Connecticut
Dr. Chandi Witharana, Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, University of Connecticut
Resources and Handouts
“More than any other, this event galvanizes and strengthens our conservation efforts in Connecticut. We’ve been looking forward to a return to CLCC’s in-person conference for three years. That day is finally here!”
- Stuart Winquist, President, Middlesex Land Trust
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