Author: Martin Wegmann

application deadline for AniMove summer school is approaching

We organize again the AniMove, animal movement and remote sensing, summer school together with MPI in Radolfzell (Kamran Safi, Martin Wikelski) this year. The AniMove 2018 school will take place from September 10th – September 21th. Application deadline is end of March. Apply now to learn how to analyze remote sensing and include it in animal movement analysis! about AniMove: Animal Movement Analysis summer school 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 learn how to analyze these data. Course participants will have...

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new article: Measuring β-diversity by remote sensing: a challenge for biodiversity monitoring

Another article lead by Duccio Rocchini was published on “Measuring β-diversity by remote sensing: a challenge for biodiversity monitoring” in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Collecting field data is difficult, especially when aiming at modelling biodiversity changes in space and time. This would assume statistically sound sampling schemes. Airborne or satellite remote sensing provide data over large areas, however many biodiversity maps obtained from earth observation have been based on the inference of species richness by regression analysis. Estimating compositional turnover (β-diversity) might add crucial information related to relative abundance of different species instead of just richness. This approach...

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Visit of the University Research Forest

We did some exploratory field work in the university owned research forest. Huge areas of forest, meadows and some agricultural areas are managed by the university and can be used for scientific experiments. We are planning to conduct several remote sensing field campaigns and already compiled existing remote sensing data for this study area. Moreover, we are aiming to have hyperspectral, LiDAR and UAV imagery in the near future. The colleagues from the biology department (Prof. Jörg Müller) are already working in this area and are setting up field plots for ecological research. We are very much looking forward...

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Excursion of the Global Change Ecology students to DLR

Also the current remote sensing course within the Global Change Ecology M.Sc. program had the chance to listen to and discuss remote sensing research at DLR-EOC during the excursion to Munich. The presentations by DLR scientists covered a wide variety of topics and gave insights into ongoing research. Moreover did the students have the chance to meet former GCE students now working at DLR and talk to them directly about their experiences and recommendations. Thanks a lot to all the DLR colleagues to provide highly valuable and interesting overview talks of their current...

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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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