New publication: Remote sensing solutions for monitoring species diversity as affected by invasive plants

New publication: Remote sensing solutions for monitoring species diversity as affected by invasive plants

February 6, 2017

A new published work featuring Hooman Latifi from Dept. of Remote Sensing and Siddhartha Khare from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee presents a full remote sensing-based approach to assess the vegetation diversity across the areas affected and invaded by Lantana camara, an invasive plant species. The study comprises two main steps  utilizing  multi-source satellite earth observation data. The process starts with a supervised classification applied on ery high spatial resolution Pléiades 1A data, and continues with comparing Pléiades 1A, RapidEye and Landsat-8 OLI – assessed plant species diversities.

Schematic representation of plant diversity estimaiton by remote sensing approach

With detailed mathematical formulation combined with an straightforward methodology solely based on optical remote sensing data, the study is expected to add a new baseline to the existing studies on solutions for remote and rapid estimation of biodiversity attributes in mountaineuous forest areas. Further informaiton on the published paper can be retrieved here.

Bibliography:

Khare, S., Latifi, H., Ghosh, S.K., 2017. Multi-scale assessment of invasive plant species diversity using Pléiades 1A, RapidEye and Landsat-8 data. Geocarto International . DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2017.1289562

 

you may also like:

New PhD student Adomas Liepa

New PhD student Adomas Liepa

I started my academic career in Bergen, Norway where I studied geophysics. During my bachelor's degree I became more interested in Earth's surface and surface dynamics, rather than the interior of the Earth, which is what geophysics focuses on. After obtaining my...

PhD colloquium of Prof. Stefan Dech

PhD colloquium of Prof. Stefan Dech

Last week we had as every year the colloquium of all PhD students by Prof. Stefan Dech. This time in a different setting however despite these changes we had very good and extensive discussions on various research topics. Nevertheless we are looking forward to have...

New Book “Intro to Spatial Data Analysis” finally arrived

New Book “Intro to Spatial Data Analysis” finally arrived

Our book "An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis - Remote Sensing and GIS with Open Source Software" finally arrived! It is great to flip through the pages of our copies and we sincerely hope that all readers find the book as interesting as we experienced the...

most recent news:

New researcher Pawel Kluter

New researcher Pawel Kluter

Pawel Kluter joined the Department of Remote Sensing as a Research Associate in November 2020. His main role is the deployment of Data Cubes in cloud environments (Front End / Back End), as well as the development of remote sensing processing routines using Python....

New PostDoc Dr Insa Otte

New PostDoc Dr Insa Otte

We are very happy to welcome Insa Otte at the Department of Remote Sensing as a new research fellow. Before joining the department, Insa worked on rainfall in-situ data and focused on extreme events. But generally, she has a great interest and experience in...