Chen, C.; He, X.; Lu, Y., and Chu, Y., 2020. Application of Landsat time-series data in island ecological environment monitoring: A case study of Zhoushan Islands, China. In: Yang, D.F. and Wang, H. (eds.), Recent Advances in Marine Geology and Environmental Oceanography. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 108, pp. 193–199. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
An ecological environment is a complex system fundamental to the sustainable development of societies and economies. Landsat series satellites are widely used for monitoring the changes in Earth's surface morphology. With long time-series data, Landsat can provide new methods and technical support for eco-environmental monitoring. This study developed remote-sensing monitoring methods based on Landsat data to observe the changes in the ecological environment in the Zhoushan region, China. The regional environmental changes in vegetation, water, and other key ecological factors were analyzed using multitemporal remote-sensing data. This study shows the effectiveness of this method for the extraction of key eco-environmental factors such as vegetation and water body area and the evaluation of regional eco-environmental quality. This study also reveals ecological patterns in the Zhoushan region and provides data support for regional eco-environmental assessment and management.