Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Modeling

Lecturer

Anna Cord

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

Anthropogenic pressure on the environment leads to a significant loss of biodiversity and impacts the capacity of ecosystems to provide ecosystem services – the benefits people obtain from nature.
This module addresses how Earth observation data and geoinformation can be used for mapping and modeling biodiversity and ecosystem services with the aim to support better informed management decisions.

 

Content

An introduction to the theoretical background of biodiversity and ecosystem service modeling as well as an overview of the current state-of-the-art will be given, complemented by brief presentations of the participants on selected topics. Focusing on practical examples (ranging from species distribution modeling to provisioning, regulating and cultural ecosystem services), the participants will learn how to analyze and integrate different Earth observation products in such models. All methods introduced and applied during the course will be based on the programming language R and other open source tools. This course is based on the skills obtained in the “Spatial Modeling and Prediction” course.

 

General Course News and Updates

EAGLE welcome 2018

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