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University of the Western Cape (2021)

Environmental modelling of wetland distribution in the Western Cape, South Africa : A climate change perspective

Mohanlal, Shanice

Titre : Environmental modelling of wetland distribution in the Western Cape, South Africa : A climate change perspective

Auteur : Mohanlal, Shanice

Université de soutenance : University of the Western Cape

Grade : Magister Scientiae - MSc (Environ & Water Science) 2021

Résumé
Wetlands have been recognised as one of the most intrinsically valuable and threatened ecosystems in the world. Global estimates indicate that wetlands are being lost or transformed at a rapid rate, exacerbated by projected climate change impacts. This has prompted the need to improve wetland mapping to address the conservation and management of these ecosystems effectively. However, this remains a challenge. Current mapping approaches estimates of wetland extent vastly underestimate the true extent. Ancillary data has been acknowledged to improve the accuracy of mapping the distribution of wetlands

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