Remote Sensing of Cities and Beyond (VII): Mapping and Management of Urban Wetlands and Riparian Ecosystems

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Applied Geography Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Lafayette, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Opeyemi Zubair, Trina Weilert, Qihao Weng
Chairs: Opeyemi Zubair


Riparian and wetlands serve many ecological functions such as improvement of water quality, floodwater storage, providing stream temperature control, fish and wildlife habitat, aesthetics, and biological productivity. Despite these proven benefits, many complex factors have shown to affect them negatively, ranging from anthropogenic disturbances that usually alter the landscape and natural ecosystems, to natural factors such as reduced or increased precipitation or even drought. However, anthropogenic effects through urbanization are usually more significant in the light of their large-scale impact, which typically takes place through landscape modifications or alterations. Urbanization not only results in the loss and degradation of wetlands and riparian areas, but can also change the composition of both ecosystems. However, several studies have addressed this issue with the goal of understanding the dynamics of their loss in relation to the urbanization processes affecting them.
In this regard, we welcome papers that address the applications of geospatial tools and techniques in the management and restoration of wetlands or riparian ecosystems in the urban environment. Topics may include but not limited to:
• GIS and remote sensing-based assessment of riparian or wetland loss in the urban environment
• Modelling the impact of urbanization on riparian or wetland ecosystems
• Modelling possible future feedbacks from human interactions with riparian or wetland ecosystems
• Exploring the opportunities and risks of a range of possible future development pathways that ensures riparian
and wetland sustainability
• Assessing the effectiveness of policies and ordinances in the management of riparian or wetland areas
• Remote sensing-based methodologies for detecting and mapping riparian or wetland ecosystems
If you are interested in this session, please send your Name, PIN and title of your paper to or


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Olusola Festus*, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Multi-sensor Remote Sensing: Multispectral and Lidar data for Terrain Modeling of Urban Wetland Landscape Dynamics 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Trina Weilert*, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Wei Ji, University of Missouri - Kansas City, River Health Assessment and Riparian Area Management 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Hubert Stroud*, Arkansas State University, Setbacks Stall Subdivision Removal 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Jessica Morgan*, , Yeqiao Wang, University of Rhode Island, Naomi Detenbeck, U.S. EPA, Impervious Cover in the Riparian Zone – An Analysis of Method and Scale 20 11:00 AM

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