Author: Martin Wegmann

article published: land conversion in and around protected area

Our article “Protection status and national socio-economic context shape land conversion in and around a key transboundary protected area complex in West Africa” lead by Henrike Schulte to Bühne has been published in the current issues of the Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation Journal. It is great to see her M.Sc. thesis being published on the importance and potential of remote sensing data analysis for land cover conservation in West Africa focusing on the transboundary protected area WAP in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger.   Schulte to Bühne, H., Wegmann, M., Durant, S. M., Ransom, C., de Ornellas,...

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new publication: Remotely sensed spatial heterogeneity

A new publication lead by Duccio Rocchini has been published in Ecological Indicators titled “Remotely sensed spatial heterogeneity as an exploratory tool for taxonomic and functional diversity study“. This publication stressed the challenges to assess biodiversity from in-situ data and encourages to explore novel approaches to compute diversity measures. Remote Sensing can achieve that while covering large areas over a short period of time and thus allows to map diversity hotspots from space-borne systems. read more here: Rocchini et al. (2018) Remotely sensed spatial heterogeneity as an exploratory tool for taxonomic and functional diversity study. Ecological...

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M.Sc. handed in by Susanne Karg on burn scar detection with ALOS data

Susanne Karg handed in her M.Sc. thesis “Burn Scar Detection Using Polarimetric ALOS-2 Time-Series Data” which was done in collaboration with the DLR-EOC. From the abstract: Fire is both a natural disturbance regime and a threat to infrastructure, forestry and human lives. Satellite remote sensing offers a fast and efficient way to  reliably estimate the burnt area. In most cases, optical satellite data are used for burn scar detection. Nevertheless, smoke, clouds or rain can decrease the quality of classification. In these cases, SAR data can be a good alternative. Using quad-polarisation SAR data, the backscatter can be decomposed...

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BSc thesis handed in on impact of spectral and spatial resolution on classifications

Marius Philipp handed in his B.Sc. thesis on “Spectral and spatial resolution of remote sensing data and its impact on classification processes – A case study of the Bavarian Steigerwald”. From the abstract: Remote sensing data enables a highly potent and cost efficient way for extracting thematic information such as land cover types and their distribution. A common area of application is therefore the creation of land cover and land use maps. But since this is a complex decision-making process, a successful execution of this task can prove to be rather difficult. Choosing suitable imagery in terms of its...

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New publication: Fundamentals of remote sensing for terrestrial applications: Evolution, current state of the art, and future possibilities

The book chapter “Fundamentals of remote sensing for terrestrial applications: Evolution, current state of the art, and future possibilities” lead by Angela Oppelt got published in the book “Remote Sensing Handbook” by Thenkabail.  It is outlining the evolution of terrestrial remote sensing applications, state of the art of multisensor data, applications, data policy and availability. Development of indices and quantitative assessment of environmental parameters is covered as well as SAR imaging. Future possibilities are highlighted as well. It is written by Natascha Oppelt, Rolf Schreiber, Peter Gege, Martin Wegmann, Hannes Taubenboeck and Michael...

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