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

EAGLEs at DLR EOC

EAGLEs at DLR EOC

Our 2019 EAGLEs visited the DLR-EOC and learned a lot about current earth observation research at DLR. Many talks as well as discussions with PhD, Postdocs and teamleaders were organized by Prof. Claudia Kuenzer, head of the landsurface department and professor in...

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Short Presentation on UAV and LiDAR

Short Presentation on UAV and LiDAR

This Friday at 12am we will have two brief presentations by colleagues from the Max-Planck-Insitute and University Göttingen in room 1.009 OKW 86, right after the student presentations: Dr. Anne Scharf (MPI-AB) "The need for a closer look: how drones could fill in the...

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M.Sc. defense by Marius Philipp on Nov. 22nd

M.Sc. defense by Marius Philipp on Nov. 22nd

Marius Philipp is going to defend his M.Sc. thesis on November 22nd at 10 am in room 1.009 (OKW86). The title of his thesis is "Potential of harmonic analysis using remote sensing data for studying the effects of climate change induced weather extreme events on forest...

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Welcome of the 2019 EAGLEs

Welcome of the 2019 EAGLEs

On Monday, 14th of October, at 4 p.m., we will again welcome a new generation of EAGLEs (Z6, 01.002). After the official welcome and some introductory presentations, we will also introduce the lecturer and provide first details about the upcoming semester(s)....

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M.Sc. presentation by Johni Miah

M.Sc. presentation by Johni Miah

Johni Miah will present his M.Sc. thesis " Detecting and Assessing Ground Subsidence of Dhaka City, Bangladesh, Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data of Sentinel-1" on September 30th at 2pm in OKW 86. From the abstract: " The identification and measurement of ground...

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