TY - CHAP A1 - M.A. Dionisio A2 - D. Alcaraz-Segura A3 - J. Cabello ED1 - Stephen S. Young ED2 - Steven E. Silvern Y1 - 2012-02-03 PY - 2012 T1 - Satellite-Based Monitoring of Ecosystem Functioning in Protected Areas: Recent Trends in the Oak Forests (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) of Sierra Nevada (Spain) N2 - Environmental change is increasingly considered a critical topic for researchers across multiple disciplines, as well as policy makers throughout the world. Mounting evidence shows that environments in every part of the globe are undergoing tremendous human-induced change. Population growth, urbanization and the expansion of the global economy are putting increasing pressure on ecosystems around the planet. To understand the causes and consequences of environmental change, the contributors to this book employ spatial and non-spatial data, diverse theoretical perspectives and cutting edge research tools such as GIS, remote sensing and other relevant technologies. International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change brings together research from around the world to explore the complexities of contemporary, and historical environmental change. As an InTech open source publication current and cutting edge research methodologies and research results are quickly published for the academic policy-making communities. Dimensions of environmental change explored in this volume include: Climate change Historical environmental change Biological responses to environmental change Land use and land cover change Policy and management for environmental change BT - International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change SP - Ch. 18 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27711 DO - 10.5772/27711 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-13 ER -