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
Pilar Endara started her M.Sc. thesis on "Time series analysis of flooding and vegetation patterns in wetlands of the Colombian Orinoco Basin" The ecosystems that are present within Colombian Orinoquia flooded savannas are currently being threatened by conversion of...read more
The following students presented their innovation labs, internships and ideas for MSc. thesis: Ahmed: Innovation Lab at DLR (team of Ursula Gessner) and Master Thesis Idea: Title: Status of Agricultural Lands in Egypt using Earth Observation Maninder (at DLR,...read more
Our 2018 EAGLE summer dialogue took place last Friday, 22nd of June and was a great place to meet all students, lectures, staff of the department and quite some external guests from all around Europe.read more
Today some of our EAGLE students presented their internship and innovation laboratory projects. Very interesting topics and they obviously applied and deepened their remote sensing knowledge a lot. Julia Sauerbrey: Prediction of Organic Matter Content from Sentinel-2...read more
the application deadline for our next term of the international M.Sc. program EAGLE “applied Earth Observation and Geoanalysis of the Living Environment” is approaching. Application for the upcoming winter term are accepted until May 15thread more
The course "from field work to spatial data" by Tobias Ullmann and Martin Wegmann is covering the whole range of field campaign planning and especially training all necessary methods such as GPS handling, coordinate systems, setting waypoints or finding locations. In...read more
Jakob Schwalb-Willmann just started his M.Sc. thesis titled "A deep learning movement prediction model using environmental data to identify movement anomalies". He will combine animal movement and remote sensing data in order to develop a generic, data-driven DL-based...read more
Today our EAGLE students applied data munging, pipes, plotting and statistics using colour distribution of sweets. They specifically used the dplyr, ggplot, kableExtra and others to compute derivatives, rearrange the data, plot it and run statistics on colour...read more
The final project presentations of the spatial coding course by the EAGLE students revealed quite some impressive analysis achieved within the last couple of months. All analysis were done using R and presentations created within R using knitr. The aim was to run a...read more
The following internship and innovation laboratory projects were presented today: Karsten Wiertz did his internship at the Białowieza national park on "Spatio-temporal analysis of tree mortality and gaps in the Białowieza Forest using high resolution imagery". Jakob...read more