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dc.contributor.authorRemillard, Caren Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-24T04:30:18Z
dc.date.available2014-10-24T04:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2014-05
dc.identifier.otherremillard_caren_m_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/remillard_caren_m_201405_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/30603
dc.description.abstractBrazil and Costa Rica, two of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, are facing unique environmental, social, and economic pressures influencing the conservation of habitats supporting a variety of species. This research aimed to explore two distinct habitats threatened by increased development and large scale agriculture that are both inhabited by wild capuchin monkeys. By integrating global positioning system (GPS) coordinates documenting capuchin monkey home range, historical and current satellite imagery, and a geographic information system (GIS) to characterize and spatially assess the scenes, these analyses produced quantitative information to strengthen policy and management decisions in Brazil and Costa Rica. Results improved understanding of: 1) use of a time series of medium resolution satellite imagery to model risk of rapid land use/land cover (LULC) change on bearded capuchin monkey habitat in Brazil; and 2) assessment of white-faced capuchin monkey habitat in Costa Rica using high resolution satellite imagery.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGeographic information system
dc.subjectGlobal Positioning System
dc.subjectLandsat
dc.subjectRapidEye
dc.subjectSpatial assessment
dc.subjectConservation
dc.subjectCapuchin monkeys
dc.subjectCosta Rica
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.titleOf monkeys and men
dc.title.alternativegeospatial habitat assessment for capuchin conservation
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentGeography
dc.description.majorGeography
dc.description.advisorMarguerite Madden
dc.description.committeeMarguerite Madden
dc.description.committeeFausto Sarmiento
dc.description.committeeThomas Jordan


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