Satellite based locust habitat monitoring in the Aral Sea basin

The Central Asia research team at the Department of Remote Sensing, Würzburg University, recently started investigating potential risk areas for infestation of the Asian Migratory locust, Locusta migratoria migratoria L., in the Aral Sea basin. Asian Migratory locust...

new publication: “The role of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables”

Our new article on therole of space agencies in remotely sensed essential biodiversity variables is out in the newest Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation issue. From the abstract: "The Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) is...

chapter on GIS-Based Data Synthesis and Visualization published

Our chapter in the book "Ecological Informatics - Data Management and Knowledge Discovery" is finally published. The chapter "GIS-Based Data Synthesis and Visualization" lead by Duccio Rocchini deals with visualizing spatial uncertainty in species distribution based...

New Paper: Stratified aboveground forest biomass estimation by remote sensing data

A new paper published recently by Int. J. Appl. Earth Obs. Geoinf. presents the results of a systhematic survey on the effects of post-stratification of sampling units on the quality of remote sensing-assisted biomass models. This is somwhat controversial to the...

Invited talk @ ForBioSensing conference

Dr. Hooman Latifi from the Dept. of Remote Sensing held an invited speech on "Remote sensing-assisted mapping of bark beetle-induced tree mortality" at the first conference on comprehensive monitoring of stand dynamics in Białowieża forest supported by remote sensing...

New PhD student Boris Ouattara

In June 2019, Boris Ouattara joined the Institute of Geography and Geology as a PhD student in the project WASCAL-DE-Coop. He is working under the Department of Physical Geography and is based at the Department of Remote Sensing. Boris will work on estimating the...

Lecturers from Würzburg University Trained Young Scientists in GIS and Remote Sensing in the 6th CAWa Summer School in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Participants and trainers (Lucia Morper-Busch and Maik Netzband) of the sixth CAWa Summer School (second week) held in the German-Kazakh University in Almaty, Kazakhstan 23 master and PhD students as well as junior university teachers and young specialists from...

Lecturers from Würzburg University Trained Young Scientists in GIS and Remote Sensing in the CAWa Edu Seminar in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Participants and trainers (Lucia Morper-Busch and Maik Netzband) of the CAWa Edu Seminar (first part) held in the State Scientific Institution "Center for Research of Glaciers" of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan. A group of 15 Tajik junior and...

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...

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