To overcome the inherent inter-species and high intra-species spectral variability, typical of savanna environments, a new novel decision tree multiple end member Spectral Angle Mapper (SAM) classification approach was introduced and tested against a traditional straight forward multiple end member SAM classification approach to detect and classify eight common savanna tree species in the Sabi Sands and Bushbuckridge region in Mpumalanga, South Africa… (more)