Selected Topics in Geography II

Vegetation biogeography: Theory and geospatial analysis

Lecturer

Anna Cord
Markus Werner

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

The module deepens student’s knowledge on selected environmental theories and approaches and their relevance for applied remote sensing.

 

Content

The emphasis of this course is on linking classic biogeographical theory with current research outcomes. The aim is to learn what the  historical and ecological reasons are behind the geographical  distributions of living organisms and their communities, and the dynamic nature of these distributions. In this course we will answer the following questions: What are the patterns of plant distribution  and diversity? What mechanisms explain these patterns? What are the  theoretical and technical basic principles for the modelling of  species distributions? What is the aim of the study of species  distributions in the context of the ‘biodiversity crisis’ and a  dramatically changing environment? How can remote sensing techniques  be useful for this kind of studies? After completing the course, each  student should have: Gained or developed a familiarity and functional  understanding in each of the main themes outlined on the course  timetable and demonstrated competence in discussing and integrating  across these themes.

 

General Course News and Updates

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...

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EAGLE summer dialogue 2019

Our next EAGLE summer dialogue to bring together all EAGLE students and lecturer, staff of our department and all colleagues from close and far away is slowly approaching. On June 28th we welcome again everybody to join us for the EAGLE summer event with two keynotes:...

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Internship and MSc presentations

On Thursday, May 23rd, we will have a range of very interesting internship, innovation lab and M.Sc. idea presentations (10 am, OKW 86, room 0.004): Sebastian Buchelt (Internship Presentation): "Assessment of classification algorithms on the example of sea ice - why...

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M.Sc. defense by Julia Sauerbrey

Julia Sauerbrey will defend her M.Sc. "Integration of SAR and Optical Satellite Imagery: Time-Series Analysis of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Imagery for Detection of Active Morphodynamics: A Case Study in the Atacama Desert, Chile" on Thursday 9th of May at 10am in room...

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check out the news blog by our students

Our EAGLE students are posting various news about their activities, experiences or codes they developed. Read about their past years within the EAGLE program, their participation in international remote sensing conferences or what they achieved within EAGLE courses....

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