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Lake Erie, Western Basin Aquatic Vegetation

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Publication Date
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2005
End Date
2014

Citation

Jenny Hanson, 2017, Lake Erie, Western Basin Aquatic Vegetation: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7K07351.

Summary

Observations and subtle shifts of vegetation communities in western Lake Erie have USGS researchers concerned about the potential for Grass Carp to alter these vegetation communities. Broad-scale surveys of vegetation using remote sensing and GIS mapping, coupled with on-the-ground samples in key locations will permit assessment of the effect Grass Carp may have already had on aquatic vegetation communities and establish baseline conditions for assessing future effects. Existing aerial imagery was used with object-based image analysis to detect and map aquatic vegetation in the western basin of Lake Erie.

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Jenny L Hanson
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Jenny L Hanson
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Jenny L Hanson
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Purpose

The aquatic vegetation of western Lake Erie was mapped to establish baseline conditions for assessing current and future effects Grass Carp may have on the relative abundance and distribution of vegetation communities in western Lake Erie. This aquatic vegetation detection map can be used to spatially compare vegetation shifts in detection and coverage over time in future remote sensing and GIS mapping of broad-scale aquatic vegetation surveys.

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