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In framework of activities of the working group “Ecology and Environment” of the German Region of the International Biometric Society, this working group joined the forest biometry section of the German Association of Forest Research Institutes (DVFFA) to organize the session “Aktuelle Entwicklungen bei Datenerfassung, Auswertung und Modellierung in der Forstwissenschaft” during the FoWiTa conference… Read More


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Our article “Mapping Bushmeat Hunting Pressure in Central Africa” got selected as editor’s choice: There is no doubt that hunting poses a major threat to the persistence of wildlife throught the tropics. Ziegler and colleagues have done a monumental job of summarizing and analyzing data on the hunting of mammals over the course of almost… Read More


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In our new publication”Quantifying water volumes of small lakes in the inner Aral Sea Basin, Central Asia, and their potential for reaching water and food security” we combined remote sensing based lake surface areas with bathymetric models derived from field measurements. The study explores the potentials of the lake water for supplementary irrigation in drought… Read More


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Are you interested to learn how to apply remote sensing for a variety of topics? Check out our EAGLE study program. EAGLE: “applied EArth Observation and Geoanalysis for the Living Environment” http://www.eagle-science.org EAGLE is an international English language M.Sc. program offered at the University of Würzburg, Germany. It is focusing on Applied Earth Observation and… Read More


Wall-to-wall predictions of understory canopy cover usign high density point cloud, habitat types and a logistic model

A M.Sc thesis was written by Bastian Schumann under the supervision of Dr. Hooman Latifi and Prof. Christopher Conrad that focused on a LiDAR-based approach to combine structural metrics and forest habitat informaiton for causal and predictive models of understory canopy cover. The data base used consisted of a bi-temporal LiDAR dataset as well as… Read More


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Yrneh Ulloa handed in her MSc “Land change in the Main catchment with an Object Based approach using eCognition” which dealt with classifying landcover in historical maps (1810+) automatically using object oriented approaches. The monitoring of land cover and land use change is critical for assessing the provision of ecosystem services. One of the sources… Read More


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Anna Stephanie handed in her MSc thesis on “Impact of remote sensing characteristics for biodiversity monitoring”. Very impressive study on multi-scale, multi-model and multi-variable analysis of mangroves in Myanmar. While Myanmar is one of the world’s hotspots for biodiversity and endemism, it is currently undergoing enormous political and economic transformations which are likely to increase… Read More


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A special issue “Remote Sensing-assisted inventory of forest attributes” edited by Dr. Hooman Latifi (University of Würzburg) and Prof. Dr. Barbara Koch (University of Freiburg) was recently announced by the journal Photogrammetrie-Fernerkundung-Geoinformation (PFG). The PFG is the official international journal of the German Society for Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation (Impact Factor: 0.733). This special issue… Read More


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D. Hooman Latifi from the Dept. of Remote Sensing was invited by the Dept. of Geography at the Universé d’angers for a 2-week block course on forestry applications of LiDAR data. The course was consisted of lectures and practical examples within a two-week intensive campus-based teaching started from February 1st, 2016. The topic focused on… Read More