Repeat Photography: Methods and Applications in the Natural Sciences

Repeat Photography: Methods and Applications in the Natural Sciences

by Robert H. Webb
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597267139

ISBN-13: 9781597267137

Pub. Date: 11/16/2010

Publisher: Island Press


First developed in the 1880s as a way to monitor glaciers in Europe, repeat photography —the practice of taking photographs at different points in times from the same physical vantage point—remains an essential and cost-effective technique for scientists and researchers working to track and study landscape change.
 
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First developed in the 1880s as a way to monitor glaciers in Europe, repeat photography —the practice of taking photographs at different points in times from the same physical vantage point—remains an essential and cost-effective technique for scientists and researchers working to track and study landscape change.
 
This volume explores the technical and geographic scope of this important technique, focusing particularly on the intertwined influences of climatic variation and land-use practices in sculpting landscapes. Contributors offer a broad-perspective review of the state-of-the-art of repeat photography, with twenty-three chapters written by researchers around the globe who have made use of repeat photography in their work. Topics addressed include
the history of repeat photography
techniques for creating and analyzing repeat photographs
applications in the geosciences
applications in population ecology
applications in ecosystem change
cultural applications

Repeat Photography demonstrates the wide range of potential applications, examines new techniques for acquiring data from repeat photography, and clearly shows that repeat photography remains a valuable and efficient means of monitoring change in both developed and developing regions. Over one hundred sets of photographs, including thirty-two pages of color photos, serve as examples.
 
Recent concerns about climate change and its effects on natural landscapes, combined with ongoing concerns about land-use practices, make this state-of-the-art review a timely contribution to the literature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597267137
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
530
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword \ George E. Gruell
Preface
 
PART I. Techniques
Chapter 1. Introduction: A Brief History of Repeat Photography \ Robert H. Webb, Raymond M. Turner, and Diane E. Boyer
Chapter 2. Techniques of Matching and Archiving Repeat Photography Used in the Desert Laboratory Collection \ Diane E. Boyer, Robert H. Webb, and Raymond M. Turner
Chapter 3. Virtual Repeat Photography \ Thomas C. Hanks, J. Luke Blair, and Robert H. Webb
Chapter 4. Three Methods of Presenting Repeat Photographs: Exploring Digital Media and the Context for the View, Connecting Two or More Photographs in a Continuous Space, and Extending the Information Contained by the Original View \ Mark Klett
Chapter 5. Using Fixed-Point Photography, Field Surveys, and GIS to Monitor Environmental Change in Riemvasmaak, South Africa \ M. Timm Hoffman and Simon W. Todd
 
PART II. Applications in the Geosciences
Chapter 6. Repeat Photography of Alaskan Glaciers and Landscapes from Ground-Based Photo Stations and Airborne Platforms \ Bruce F. Molnia
Chapter 7. Documenting Disappearing Glaciers: Repeat Photography at Glacier National Park, Montana, USA \ Daniel B. Fagre and Lisa A. McKeon
Chapter 8. Historical Arroyo Formation: Documentation of Magnitude and Timing of Changes Using Repeat Photography \ Robert H. Webb and Richard Hereford
Chapter 9. Clearcutting, Reforestation, and the Coming of the Interstate: Vermont's Photographic Record of Landscape Use and Response \ Paul Bierman
 
PART III. Applications in Population Ecology
Chapter 10. Population Fluxes in the Sonoran Desert Shown by Repeat Photography \ Stephen H. Bullock and Raymond M. Turner
Chapter 11. Repeat Photography, Climate Change, and the Long-Term Population Dynamics of Tree Aloes in Southern Africa \  M. Timm Hoffman, Richard F. Rohde, John Duncan, and Prince Kaleme
 
PART IV. Applications in Ecosystem Change
Chapter 12. Temporal Dynamics and Spatial Variability in Desert Grassland Vegetation of Southern Arizona, USA \ Mitchel P. McClaran, Dawn M. Browning, and Cho-ying Huang
Chapter 13. Disturbance and Vegetation Dynamics in the Southern Andean Region of Chile and Argentina \ Thomas T. Veblen
Chapter 14. Repeat Photography Challenges Received Wisdom on Land Degradation in the Northern Ethiopian Highlands \ Jan Nyssen, Mitiku Haile, R. Neil Munro, Jean Poesen, A. T. Dick Grove, and Jozef Deckers
Chapter 15. Cattle, Repeat Photography, and Changing Vegetation of the Victoria River District, Northern Territory, Australia \ Darrell Lewis
Chapter 16. People, Elephants, and Habitat Change in Amboseli National Park, Kenya: A Century of Change Detected by Repeat Photography \ David Western
Chapter 17. Repeat Photography and Low-Elevation Fire Responses in the Southwestern United States \ Raymond M. Turner, Robert H. Webb, Todd C. Esque, and Garry F. Rogers
 
PART V. Cultural Applications
Chapter 18. Written on the Surface of the Soil: Northwest Highland Crofting Landscapes of Scotland during the Twentieth Century \ Richard F. Rohde
Chapter 19. Photography and Rephotography in the Cairngorms, Scotland, UK \ Peter R. Moore
Chapter 20. Learning Landscape Change in Honduras: Repeat Photography and Discovery \ J.O. Joby Bass
Chapter 21. Using Rephotography to Find Historic Trails and Campsites in the Southwestern United States \ Tom Jonas
Chapter 22. Shadows of Prehistory: Persistence and Change at Nordenskiöld's Mesa Verde Archaeological Sites, Southwestern Colorado, USA \ William G. Howard, Douglas J. Hamilton, and Kathleen L. Howard
Chapter 23. The Future of Repeat Photography \ Robert H. Webb
 
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