The article “Temporal segmentation of animal trajectories informed by habitat use” in Ecosphere is finally out. Most animals live in seasonal environments and experience very different conditions throughout the year. Behavioral strategies like migration, hibernation, and a life cycle adapted to the local seasonality help to cope with fluctuations in environmental conditions. Thus, how an… Read More

The 10 day course in the National Park Bavarian Forest experienced quite some weather difference; from minus degrees with snow and ice up to sunny days with 10 degrees and more. However, all days unimportant of the weather conditions were used for remote sensing field data methods such as spectrometer measurements, GPS and map handling… Read More


Our article in the special issue on RS-EBVs is out on “framing the concept of remote sensing essential biodiversity variables”. From the abstract: Although satellite-based variables have for long been expected to be key components to a unified and global biodiversity monitoring strategy, a definitive and agreed list of these variables still remains elusive. The… Read More


We are very proud that some of our former M.Sc. students published a peer-reviewed article about the importance of remote sensing training approaches “More than counting pixels – perspectives on the importance of remote sensing training in ecology and conservation”. From the abstract: As remote sensing (RS) applications and resources continue to expand, their importance… Read More

Our new publication with Raffael Ernst on the importance and challenges of logging roads for maintaining biodiversity has been published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. In a recent debate triggered by a thought-provoking editorial (Front Ecol Environ 2014; 12[3]: 147), in which Laurence and Edwards proposed several immediate actions to be taken to… Read More


Our successfully funded new project will start in August called EO-MOVE “multiscale and -sensor environmental analysis for the analysis of spatio-temporal movement patterns  and their relevance for remote sensing“. This project is exploring the importance of active and passive Sentinel data for explaining goose movement patterns. Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2 will be used to… Read More

Biodiversity session at ESA LPS n Prague 2016

The biodiversity and conservation sessions at the ESA Living Planet Symposium was a huge success. We had a full room with highly interested audience and very fruitful discussions about how remote sensing can help to understand biodiversity patterns as well as the road ahead with Remote Sensing Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-EBVs). The sessions were organized… Read More


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