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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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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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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