Remote Sensing in Biodiversity and Conservation Science

project work in the Steigerwald

Lecturer

Martin Wegmann

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

Within this course different options for continuous data acquisition for biodiversity research and conservation using remote sensing are covered. New and established methods and data sets are introduced and student can explore them on their own. The whole course will take place in the Nationalpark Bavarian Forest or the Steigerwald.

Content

Different field sampling strategies will be practically experienced such as LCCS, hemispherical measurements or LAI, as well as existing zoological and botanical data sets explored and linked to remote sensing data sets. Especially LiDAR and hyperspectral data sets, beside multispectral remote sensing data are used to explain the spatial patterns of the biodiversity data. Students will need to develop their own research plan including questions and hypothesis and have to present it on the last day of the course. The course covers several consecutive days in the study area where all remote sensing data analysis, statistical modeling and field work need to be achieved. This courses requires a sounds knowledge of programming and modeling which are covered by previous courses. The course will be tightly linked to a parallel course for biologists and joint projects as well as interdisciplinary discussions and challenges are envisioned.

 

Field Work

learning how to collect field data

Planning

learning how to plan field work.

Coding

learn how to apply coding for your specific research question

Present

present your research findings to your fellow students

General Course News and Updates

MSc defense by Katrin Hasenbein

MSc defense by Katrin Hasenbein

Katrin Hasenbein will defend her M.Sc. thesis on Thursday 12am on "The potential to enhance land use mapping by leveraging processing methods of time series data". from the abstract: "With the launch of the twin satellites of Sentinel-2 time series data with a high...

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2020 applications

2020 applications

We received again a high number of very good applicants and are currently working through all application files. We will invite all eligible applicants in the next weeks for an interview. In total we received 137 eligible applications from the EU as well as North and...

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MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

Aida will present on Friday, May 22nd at 2:30pm her MSc idea "Potentials of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Probes for Assessing and Mapping SAR-based Soil Moisture in a Mediterranean agro-forestry ecosystem by developing an integrated ground- and space-based Modelling Framework"....

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MSc defense by Sebastian Buchelt

MSc defense by Sebastian Buchelt

Sebastian Buchelt will present his M.Sc. thesis "Analysis of High-Resolution Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Snowmelt using Orthorectified Photo Cameras, Sentinel-1 Time Series and Digital Elevation Data" in a virtual course room. From the abstract: " Snow is one of the...

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MSc defense by Silvan Steiner

MSc defense by Silvan Steiner

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Covid-19 situation and EAGLE

Covid-19 situation and EAGLE

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