We are very proud that some of our former M.Sc. students published a peer-reviewed article about the importance of remote sensing training approaches “More than counting pixels – perspectives on the importance of remote sensing training in ecology and conservation”. From the abstract: As remote sensing (RS) applications and resources continue to expand, their importance… Read More


Our successfully funded new project will start in August called EO-MOVE “multiscale and -sensor environmental analysis for the analysis of spatio-temporal movement patterns  and their relevance for remote sensing“. This project is exploring the importance of active and passive Sentinel data for explaining goose movement patterns. Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2 will be used to… Read More

the ESA Living Planet Symposium list of talks and sessions is now online and can be accessed here. We are happy to have talks by Ruben Remelgado on “remote sensing and animal movement” and Martin Wegmann on “remote sensing in ecology and conservation” accepted. Some interesting sessions focusing explicitly on “Remote Sensing and Biodiversity” are:… Read More


Our book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” is now available. First editor copies arrived already and it looks pretty good. Great to have finally a copy on our desks after all the writing, testing and editing! We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do and that… Read More


Moses Duguru, MSc student at the Global Change Ecology study program just handed in his thesis. He worked on climate patterns in West-Central Africa. Global climate has been warming rapidly since the beginning of the 20th century due to the emission of green house gases, inevitably altering the character of local and regional climate systems… Read More

A new article by our former PhD student Dr. Yvonne Walz just got published. The article “Use of an ecologically relevant modelling approach to improve remote sensing-based schistosomiasis risk profiling” aims at the advantages of using spatial modelling approaches for disease risk analysis using remote sensing. Schistosomiasis is a widespread water-based disease that puts close… Read More


Our book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” will soon be available. We worked through the 3rd proof and fixed all remaining issues. Looking forward to the printed version. The book offers a great overview of Remote Sensing applications using Open Source software, mainly R but also QGIS and provides… Read More


nice to have hundreds of leaflets for our book on our desk – now we have to distribute them on conferences and workshops. We are looking forward to the printed book which is due in October. Updates on the books’ webpage and on twitter or via our listserv… Read More


Sophia Wisboeck handed in her BSc thesis “Explaining variation in home range size of red deer (cervus elaphus) in the Bavarian Forest National Park using LiDAR derived metrics on forest structure and fractional cover”. Her analysis of fractional cover and Lidar to explain home range sizes of red deer was very interesting and she gained… Read More