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


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


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


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


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


our colleague Martin Wegmann was invited to talk at the IZW (Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research) in Berlin about “Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation”.  The talk was very well perceived and many discussions afterwards showed the high potential of remote sensing for wildlife research. Biodiversity analysis and conservation decision relies on adequate and… Read More

We are happy to announce another AniMove school. The AniMove fundamentals course will take place in December 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. “AniMove Fundamentals” covers the fundamentals of Animal Movement Analysis and is offered as a two-week professional training course, that targets students, researchers and conservation practitioners that have collected animal relocation data and want to… Read More


On April 19 2016 Benewinde Jean-Bosco Zoungrana successfully defended his PhD  “Vegetation cover response under rainfall variability and land use/cover change  in the southwest of Burkina Faso” dealing with remote sensing for land cover and vegetation mapping in West Africa at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana– congratulations! Jean-Bosco is… Read More