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
Last week Steven Hill and Thorsten Dahms gave a course that introduced EAGLE students to Python-based spatial data analysis. The advantages and challenges of different python libraries, data sets and methods were covered in hands-on exercises and also discussed...read more
The Bavarian Forest and the Bohemian Forest together form the largest contiguous forest area in central Europe, which is of an extraordinary importance for the protection and maintenance of biological diversity. Since 1970, a large area of the forest is protected as a...read more
In the past few weeks various block courses by colleagues from DLR have taken place. Divers topics how remote sensing can be used, which methods have to be applied and how to put it into practice were covered by our colleagues Hannes Taubenböck, Martin Bachmann and...read more
Hannes Taubenböck from DLR discussed with our EAGLE students the application of remote sensing applications within urban research.read more
As every term our students could participated in a scientific presentation course where they learned how to prepare, design and defend a scientific talk. Beside the theoretical part many practical exercises were part of this course and a final presentation in a large...read more
Our 2017 EAGLEs spend a great day at DLR-EOC close to Munich and learnt a lot about applied remote sensing. Beside talks about a variety of topics did the EAGLE students also have the chance to discuss in small groups with DLR scientists their research or...read more
Dr. Christian Hüttich started working in October as lecturer at the Department of Remote Sensing at the University of Würzburg. Christian is teaching applied Earth observation and digital image analyses & GIS in the EAGLE graduate program. Christian is further...read more