Author: Martin Wegmann

BSc thesis handed in on stork movement and remote sensing

Leonard Hammer handed in his B.Sc. thesis on “explaining spatial patterns of stork movements using remote sensing data”. He used stork data from the Lake Constance region and applied species distribution models on different behavioral states (nesting, feeding etc.) using Landsat TimeScan data. This data set provides temporal metrics for the last years, such as max, min and variance of the NDVI. Moreover, he tested different model performances and scaling effects and found partly that lower resolution data resulted in more sounds results. He was supervised by R. Remelgado and Dr. Martin...

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new article on remote sensing of ecosystems: opportunities, challenges and way forward

Our new article on remote sensing applications for ecosystem functions is now online “Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward“. The article is lead by Nathalie Pettorelli and consists of members of the GEO BON Working Group. From the abstract: Societal, economic and scientific interests in knowing where biodiversity is, how it is faring and what can be done to efficiently mitigate further biodiversity loss and the associated loss of ecosystem services are at an all-time high. So far, however, biodiversity monitoring has primarily focused on structural and compositional features of ecosystems despite growing evidence...

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new article online: Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on

Our editorial “Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on” is now online. This article nicely outlines the past and future of the RSEC journal and highlights its impacts on the community. Read the full article here:   Pettorelli, N., Nagendra, H., Rocchini, D., Rowcliffe, M., Williams, R., Ahumada, J., De Angelo, C., Atzberger, C., Boyd, D., Buchanan, G., Chauvenet, A., Disney, M., Duncan, C., Fatoyinbo, T., Fernandez, N., Haklay, M., He, K., Horning, N., Kelly, N., de Klerk, H., Liu, X., Merchant, N., Paruelo, J., Roy, H., Roy, S., Ryan, S., Sollmann, R., Swenson, J. and Wegmann,...

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publication: Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on

Our editorial “Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on” is out. from the abstract: In 2014, Wiley and the Zoological Society of London launched Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, an open-access journal that aims to support communication and collaboration among experts in remote sensing, ecology and conservation science. Remote sensing was from the start understood as the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon through a device that is not in physical contact with the object, thus including camera traps, field spectrometry, terrestrial and aquatic acoustic sensors, aerial and satellite monitoring as well as ship-borne...

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new publication: r.pi a GRASS package for semi-automatic spatial pattern analysis

Our MEE paper on the r.pi GRASS package is now available online: “r.pi: a GRASS GIS package for semi-automatic spatial pattern analysis of remotely sensed land cover data”. This package allows a wide range of spatial pattern analysis from individual based dispersal models to graph theory or omni-directional connectivity metrics. It is part of the GRASS software and all outputs are provided in spatial formats and can be used for further processing in any spatial software such as GRASS, QGIS or R. The full publication can be accessed here: Wegmann, M., Leutner, B. F., Metz, M., Neteler, M., Dech,...

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