Relationships between Ambrosia artemisiifolia sites and the physical and social environments of Montreal (Canada)

Martin Hyde, Patrick Maupin, Philippe Apparicio

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present the results of a study on the relationship between the presence of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common ragweed) and the characteristics of physical and social environments of Montreal City. More specifically, the research question can be formulated as Is it possible to predict the density of Ambrosia artemisiifolia over a large urbanized territory? Standard multiple regression techniques allowed to create several models with good fitting values (R2 > 0.65) and statistically significant using the density of observations of Ambrosia artemisiifolia as the dependent variable. The present study, realized at the city block level, showed that the joint use of remote sensing imagery, land-use databases and socio-economic census data is very promising for the predictive cartography of Ambrosia artemisiifolia. To the authors knowledge it is the first such modeling attempt published yet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)|Dig Int Geosci Remote Sens Symp (IGARSS)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInstitute for Fiscal Studies
Pages235-238
Number of pages3
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004 - Anchorage, AK
Duration: 1 Jul 2004 → …

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Other2004 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings: Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet. IGARSS 2004
CityAnchorage, AK
Period1/07/04 → …

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