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Harshitkumar GodhasaraFollow

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Graduate

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Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Dr. Robin Q. Zhang

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Poster Presentation

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Remote sensing methods gives a chance to identify and map non-native plants. Biophysical qualities of plants can be utilized to recognize and distinguish invasive plants from other native plant species. We can detect difference from color and texture variations. Also, we can estimate the effect of human activities on the spread of invasive plant species like kudzu. We used aerial imagery for better spatial resolution. Kudzu affected sites were mapped using supervised classification technique. Also, we determined the geographic distribution of kudzu and correlation of these locations and human activities and disturbance by performing GIS analysis. There are higher chances of vigorous spread of invasive plant species due to human activities.

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Mapping of invasive plant species, kudzu (Pueraria montana), using aerial imagery in Kentucky, USA, and analysing effects of human activities/landuse toward spread of kudzu

Remote sensing methods gives a chance to identify and map non-native plants. Biophysical qualities of plants can be utilized to recognize and distinguish invasive plants from other native plant species. We can detect difference from color and texture variations. Also, we can estimate the effect of human activities on the spread of invasive plant species like kudzu. We used aerial imagery for better spatial resolution. Kudzu affected sites were mapped using supervised classification technique. Also, we determined the geographic distribution of kudzu and correlation of these locations and human activities and disturbance by performing GIS analysis. There are higher chances of vigorous spread of invasive plant species due to human activities.