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SFSDAF: an enhanced FSDAF that incorporates sub-pixel class fraction change information for spatio-temporal image fusion (2019)
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Li, X., Foody, G. M., Boyd, D. S., Ge, Y., Zhang, Y., Du, Y., & Ling, F. (2020). SFSDAF: an enhanced FSDAF that incorporates sub-pixel class fraction change information for spatio-temporal image fusion. Remote Sensing of Environment, 237, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111537

Spatio-temporal image fusion methods have become a popular means to produce remotely sensed data sets that have both fine spatial and temporal resolution. Accurate prediction of reflectance change is difficult, especially when the change is caused by... Read More about SFSDAF: an enhanced FSDAF that incorporates sub-pixel class fraction change information for spatio-temporal image fusion.

Night-time lights are more strongly related to urban building volume than to urban area (2019)
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Shi, L., Foody, G. M., Boyd, D. S., Girindran, R., Wang, L., Du, Y., & Ling, F. (2020). Night-time lights are more strongly related to urban building volume than to urban area. Remote Sensing Letters, 11(1), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1080/2150704X.2019.1682709

A strong relationship between night-time light (NTL) data and the areal extent of urbanized regions has been observed frequently. As urban regions have an important vertical dimension, it is hypothesized that the strength of the relationship with NTL... Read More about Night-time lights are more strongly related to urban building volume than to urban area.

Measuring River Wetted Width from Remotely Sensed Imagery at the Subpixel Scale with a Deep Convolutional Neural Network (2019)
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Ling, F., Boyd, D., Ge, Y., Foody, G. M., Li, X., Wang, L., …Du, Y. (2019). Measuring River Wetted Width from Remotely Sensed Imagery at the Subpixel Scale with a Deep Convolutional Neural Network. Water Resources Research, 55(7), 5631-5649. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018wr024136

River wetted width (RWW) is an important variable in the study of river hydrological and biogeochemical processes. Presently, RWW is often measured from remotely sensed imagery and the accuracy of RWW estimation is typically low when coarse spatial r... Read More about Measuring River Wetted Width from Remotely Sensed Imagery at the Subpixel Scale with a Deep Convolutional Neural Network.

The World's Tallest Tropical Tree in Three Dimensions (2019)
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Shenkin, A., Chandler, C. J., Boyd, D. S., Jackson, T., Disney, M., Majalap, N., …Malhi, Y. (2019). The World's Tallest Tropical Tree in Three Dimensions. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2, 1-5. doi:10.3389/ffgc.2019.00032

Here we report the recent discovery of the world's tallest tropical tree (Shorea faguetiana), possibly the world's tallest angiosperm (flowering plant), located in the rainforests of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. In addition, we provide a novel three-dime... Read More about The World's Tallest Tropical Tree in Three Dimensions.

Modelling Urban Housing Stocks for Building Energy Simulation using CityGML EnergyADE (2019)
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Rosser, J. F., Long, G., Zakhary, S., Boyd, D. S., Mao, Y., & Robinson, D. (2019). Modelling Urban Housing Stocks for Building Energy Simulation using CityGML EnergyADE. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 8(4), doi:10.3390/ijgi8040163

Understanding the energy demand of a city’s housing stock is an important focus for local and national administrations to identify strategies for reducing carbon emissions. Building energy simulation offers a promising approach to understand energy u... Read More about Modelling Urban Housing Stocks for Building Energy Simulation using CityGML EnergyADE.

Earth observation and machine learning to meet Sustainable Development Goal 8.7: mapping sites associated with slavery from space (2019)
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Foody, G., Ling, F., Boyd, D., Li, X., & Wardlaw, J. (2019). Earth observation and machine learning to meet Sustainable Development Goal 8.7: mapping sites associated with slavery from space. Remote Sensing, 11(3), doi:10.3390/rs11030266

A large proportion of the workforce in the brick kilns of the Brick Belt of Asia are modern-day slaves. Work to liberate slaves and contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 would benefit from maps showing the location of brick kilns. Previou... Read More about Earth observation and machine learning to meet Sustainable Development Goal 8.7: mapping sites associated with slavery from space.

Exploring temporality in socio-ecological resilience through experiences of the 2015/16 El Niño across the tropics (2019)
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Whitfield, S., Beauchamp, E., Boyd, D. S., Burslem, D., Byg, A., Colledge, F., …White, P. C. (2019). Exploring temporality in socio-ecological resilience through experiences of the 2015/16 El Niño across the tropics. Global Environmental Change, 55, 1-14. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.01.004

In a context of both long-term climatic changes and short-term climatic shocks, temporal dynamics profoundly influence ecosystems and societies. In low income contexts in the Tropics, where both exposure and vulnerability to climatic fluctuations is... Read More about Exploring temporality in socio-ecological resilience through experiences of the 2015/16 El Niño across the tropics.

A view from above: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide a new tool for assessing liana infestation in tropical forest canopies (2019)
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Waite, C. E., van der Heijden, G. M. F., Field, R., & Boyd, D. S. (2019). A view from above: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide a new tool for assessing liana infestation in tropical forest canopies. Journal of Applied Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13318

1. Tropical forests store and sequester large quantities of carbon, mitigating climate change. Lianas (woody vines) are important tropical forest components, most conspicuous in the canopy. Lianas reduce forest carbon uptake and their recent incre... Read More about A view from above: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide a new tool for assessing liana infestation in tropical forest canopies.

Analysing Slavery through Satellite Technology: How Remote Sensing Could Revolutionise Data Collection to Help End Modern Slavery (2018)
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(2018). Analysing Slavery through Satellite Technology: How Remote Sensing Could Revolutionise Data Collection to Help End Modern Slavery. 00 Journal not listed, 4(2), 169-199

An estimated 40.3 million people are enslaved globally across a range of industries. Whilst these industries are known, their scale can hinder the fight against slavery. Some industries using slave labour are visible in satellite imagery, including m... Read More about Analysing Slavery through Satellite Technology: How Remote Sensing Could Revolutionise Data Collection to Help End Modern Slavery.

Models of upland species’ distributions are improved by accounting for geodiversity (2018)
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Bailey, J. J., Boyd, D. S., & Field, R. (2018). Models of upland species’ distributions are improved by accounting for geodiversity. Landscape Ecology, 33(12), 2071-2087. doi:10.1007/s10980-018-0723-z

Context: Recent research suggests that novel geodiversity data on landforms, hydrology and surface materials can improve biodiversity models at the landscape scale by quantifying abiotic variability more effectively than commonly used measures of spa... Read More about Models of upland species’ distributions are improved by accounting for geodiversity.

Predicting residential building age from map data (2018)
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Rosser, J., Boyd, D., Long, G., Zakhary, S., Mao, Y., & Robinson, D. (2019). Predicting residential building age from map data. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 73, 56-67. doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2018.08.004

The age of a building influences its form and fabric composition and this in turn is critical to inferring its energy performance. However, often this data is unknown. In this paper, we present a methodology to automatically identify the construction... Read More about Predicting residential building age from map data.

Remote sensing restores predictability of ectotherm body temperature in the world’s forests (2018)
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Algar, A. C., Morley, K., & Boyd, D. S. (2018). Remote sensing restores predictability of ectotherm body temperature in the world’s forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(12), 1412-1425. doi:10.1111/geb.12811

AIM: Rising global temperatures are predicted to increase ectotherms’ body temperatures, benefitting some species but threatening others. Biophysical models predict a key role for shade in buffering these effects, but the difficulty of measuring shad... Read More about Remote sensing restores predictability of ectotherm body temperature in the world’s forests.

Long-term peatland condition assessment via surface motion monitoring using the ISBAS DInSAR technique over the Flow Country, Scotland (2018)
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Alshammari, L., Large, D. J., Boyd, D. S., Sowter, A., Anderson, R., Andersen, R., & Marsh, S. (2018). Long-term peatland condition assessment via surface motion monitoring using the ISBAS DInSAR technique over the Flow Country, Scotland. Remote Sensing, 10(7), doi:10.3390/rs10071103. ISSN 2072-4292

Satellite Earth Observation (EO) is often used as a cost-effective method to report on the condition of remote and inaccessible peatland areas. Current EO techniques are primarily limited to reporting on the vegetation classes and properties of the i... Read More about Long-term peatland condition assessment via surface motion monitoring using the ISBAS DInSAR technique over the Flow Country, Scotland.

Refining area of occupancy to address the modifiable areal unit problem in ecology and conservation (2018)
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Moat, J., Bachman, S. P., Field, R., & Boyd, D. S. (in press). Refining area of occupancy to address the modifiable areal unit problem in ecology and conservation. Conservation Biology, doi:10.1111/cobi.13139

The ‘modifiable areal unit problem’ is prevalent across many aspects of spatial analysis within ecology and conservation. The problem is particularly manifest when calculating metrics for extinction risk estimation, for example, area of occupancy (AO... Read More about Refining area of occupancy to address the modifiable areal unit problem in ecology and conservation.

Tropical peatland vegetation structure and biomass: optimal exploitation of airborne laser scanning (2018)
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Brown, C., Boyd, D., Sjögersten, S., Clewley, D., Evers, S., & Aplin, P. (2018). Tropical peatland vegetation structure and biomass: optimal exploitation of airborne laser scanning. Remote Sensing, 10(5), doi:10.3390/rs10050671

Accurate estimation of above ground biomass (AGB) is required to better understand the variability and dynamics of tropical peat swamp forest (PSF) ecosystem function and resilience to disturbance events. The objective of this work is to examine the... Read More about Tropical peatland vegetation structure and biomass: optimal exploitation of airborne laser scanning.

Automated classification metrics for energy modelling of residential buildings in the UK with open algorithms (2018)
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Beck, A., Long, G., Boyd, D. S., Rosser, J. F., Morley, J., Duffield, R., …Robinson, D. (in press). Automated classification metrics for energy modelling of residential buildings in the UK with open algorithms. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, doi:10.1177/2399808318762436

Estimating residential building energy use across large spatial extents is vital for identifying and testing effective strategies to reduce carbon emissions and improve urban sustainability. This task is underpinned by the availability of accurate mo... Read More about Automated classification metrics for energy modelling of residential buildings in the UK with open algorithms.

Slavery from space: demonstrating the role for satellite remote sensing to inform evidence-based action related to UN SDG Number 8 (2018)
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Boyd, D. S., Jackson, B., Wardlaw, J., Foody, G. M., Marsh, S., & Bales, K. (2018). Slavery from space: demonstrating the role for satellite remote sensing to inform evidence-based action related to UN SDG Number 8. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 142, 380-388. doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2018.02.012

The most recent Global Slavery Index estimates that there are 40.3 million people enslaved globally. The UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goal number 8, section 8.7 specifically refers to the issue of forced labour: ending modern slavery... Read More about Slavery from space: demonstrating the role for satellite remote sensing to inform evidence-based action related to UN SDG Number 8.

Increasing the accuracy of crowdsourced information on land cover via a voting procedure weighted by information inferred from the contributed data (2018)
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Foody, G., See, L., Fritz, S., Moorthy, I., Perger, C., Schill, C., & Boyd, D. (2018). Increasing the accuracy of crowdsourced information on land cover via a voting procedure weighted by information inferred from the contributed data. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7(3), doi:10.3390/ijgi7030080

Simple consensus methods are often used in crowdsourcing studies to label cases when data are provided by multiple contributors. A basic majority vote rule is often used. This approach weights the contributions from each contributor equally but the c... Read More about Increasing the accuracy of crowdsourced information on land cover via a voting procedure weighted by information inferred from the contributed data.