Selected Topics in Geography II
Vegetation biogeography: Theory and geospatial analysis
The module deepens student’s knowledge on selected environmental theories and approaches and their relevance for applied remote sensing.
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
One of our students, Pilar Endara, was interviewed by the news team of the University of Würzburg. She talked about her background, the reasons why she studied in Germany, her experiences and her plans for the future. Moreover her reasons why she studies EAGLE and her...read more
one of our field sites in the Steigerwald For several upcoming EAGLE courses we visited potential field sites and tested our equipment. During this first field work of the year our UAV and D-GPS data collection were tested in the Steigerwald at the research station of...read more
The M.Sc. thesis “Can animal movement and remote sensing data help to improve conservation efforts?” by Matthias Biber M.Sc. student within the Global Change Ecology program handed in his thesis. He explored the potential of remote sensing data to explain animal...read more
M.Sc thesis (+ a two-month internship): Agent-based modeling to understand Mediterranean wetland (former saltworks) dynamic based on multiple remote sensing data The Camargue’s former saltworks is a 6500-ha site located at the Mediterranean coast in southern France....read more
We are happy to receive the notification that the EAGLE training program is endorsed by the Copernicus Academy Network. This network aims to foster the use and benefits of Copernicus. The EAGLE program applied within the DLR and University Wuerzburg network to be part...read more
Henrike Schulte to Bühne started her M.Sc. „Quantifying landcover change using remote sensing data in a transboundary protected area“ in cooperation with the Zoological Society of London, Dr. Nathalie Pettorelli within the Global Change Ecology study program. Her...read more