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Anthropogenic Ecotope Mapping (AEM)

A standardized open-source mapping & classification system for measuring ecological structure, function and change across managed landscapes. 

AEM is designed to measure long-term ecological changes at local and regional scales across the full range of anthropogenic landscapes, from rural to urban, from floodplain to mountainous, and from pre-industrial to contemporary.

Strategy  Overview of ecological mapping and measurement using AEM.
Mapping  Mapping ecotope features using AEM.
Classification  Interface to the AEM classification system.
Publications Published work based on AEM.
Sites Sites mapped using AEM.
Training Materials for learning AEM (in development).


    AEM is an open source system. 
>>>  Join the Ecotope Mapping Group and download GIS tools for ecotope mapping


Journal Citation for AEM:

Ellis E. C., H. Wang, H. Xiao, K. Peng, X. P. Liu, S. C. Li, H. Ouyang, X. Cheng, and L. Z. Yang. 2006. Measuring long-term ecological changes in densely populated landscapes using current and historical high resolution imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 100(4):457-473.