BSc thesis “modeling species distribution in Kenya” finalised

Annika Rudolph a BSc student handed in her BSc thesis on species distribution modeling in Kenya using remote sensing data and the randomForest model. It is impressive what she achieved within 8 weeks without any prior R knowledge. All remote sensing data as well as...

new MSc: Sarah Malec

We welcome Sarah Sophia Malec as new MSc student. Her thesis in done in close collaboration with DLR-EOC (Dr. Derek Rogge & Dr. Uta Heiden) on "Assessment of Soil degradation in Costa Rica using reflectance hyperspectral and simulated EnMAP imagery". Sarah will...

7 R-tips for Rookies

A short course in R helps to get in touch with the software and to overcome some beginner’s problems. It motivates to use the software and makes starting easier. However, it only can give an overview of what is actually possible. Let’s be honest: Taking part in a...

Extracting the central strip from LANDSAT 7 imagery

Here is a simple Python code to extract the central strip from Landsat 7 imagery (SLC-off),  that is not affected by the SLC failure. The algorithm shrinks the striping zones through a morphological filter (erosion) and creates a new shapefile AOI that extracts the...

new MSc: Asja Bernd

Asja Bernd started her MSc on " A Global Analysis of Grassland Fragmentation" supervised by Neil Burgess (UNEP) and Martin Wegmann. She will use globally available land cover data sets and compute a variety of spatial metrics to derive the fragmentation pattern of...

Successful start of the project WASCAL-DE-Coop at the Department of Remote Sensing

Joint research on climate change and its impact on agrarian and ecological land use systems in West Africa and on the development and promotion of adaption strategies is continuing The new research project WASCAL-DE-Coop at the Department of Remote Sensing has started...

textbooks on remote sensing

Our already published textbook on "Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists - using Open Source software" was very well perceived and we got very positive feedback. However, either an introduction or more advanced methods and data was asked for as well. Hence, we decided...

rsMove article published

a new publication is available online: "rsMove - A Linking Animal Movement and Remote Sensing through R" by Ruben Remelgado, Martin Wegmann and Kamran Safi. Those that see remote sensing as a tool to address ecological questions often face difficulties choosing data...

7 R-tips for Rookies

A short course in R helps to get in touch with the software and to overcome some beginner’s problems. It motivates to use the software and makes starting easier. However, it only can give an overview of what is actually possible. Let’s be honest: Taking part in a...

PhD defense by Kersten Clauss

On Wednesday, May 15th, at 4pm in Z6, room 01.003, we will have another PhD defense by a member of our department. Kersten Clauß will present his thesis "Remote Sensing of Rice Areas - Mapping Rice Fields and Estimating Rice Production Employing Multi-Sensor Remote...

special issue on remote sensing and animal movement

a special issue in the Wiley journal RSEC is organized by us. Check it out and consider submitting a manuscript. Animal movement in space and time, and its link to environmental conditions, are key to ecological and conservation research.  With increased...

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