Our EAGLE MSc. student Jakob Schwalb-Willmann just published a neat animal movement and remote sensing animation package called “moveVis“. It allows to animate movement tracks with corresponding or static remote sensing environmental data. Jakob is currently working to implement some more functionality. These will allow more customization and also some more information retrieval of resource… Read More

Our new publication “Open-access and open-source for remote sensing training in ecology” lead by Duccio Rocchini is now online covering the potential of open-access and open-source within training Earth Observation applications in other disciplines such as ecology. It is related to the special issue on remote sensing training for ecology and conservation published earlier this… Read More

Susanne Karg started her M.Sc. thesis on „Burn scar detection using polarimetric ALOS-2 time-series data“ in cooperation with DLR-DFD (Günter Strunz, Sandra Martinis). The aim of this thesis is to develop a change-detection approach using polarimetric SAR (PolSAR) data and, if suitable data is available, interferometric SAR (InSAR) data to detect fire scars. Within this… Read More

Henrike Schulte to Bühne handed in her M.Sc. thesis “Quantifying land cover change using remote sensing data in a transboundary protected area” supervised by Nathalie Pettorelli (ZSL) and me. From the abstract: Biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rates as a result of global environmental change, threatening ecosystem stability and resilience, on which human well-being ultimately… Read More

The EAGLE MSc. application deadline for the upcoming winter term is approaching. Apply within the next 7 days: http://eagle-science.org/apply – all details about needed documents are listed on this page. Learn within EAGLE how to apply remote sensing for a variety of environmental applications, explore new methods and collaborate with other disciplines. Also read the… Read More

The Department participates in the CITY CYCLING campaign from May 13th to June 2nd 2017 and we invite you to join our team “Pixelschubser” by registering here. As scientists, our research focus is on the application of remote sensing methods in order to support sustainable development in the core fields of “ecosystem functioning and biodiversity”,… Read More

Our new publication about the drivers of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) abundance and distribution has been published in Biodiversity and Conservation. The influence of habitat- and governance-related drivers on elephant abundance across the 13 Asian elephant range countries has been analysed. Competing statistical models by integrating a binary index of elephant abundance (IEA) derived from… Read More

Following the purchase and operaration of our two low-budget UAVs suring 2016 and 2017, a best practice tutorial of how to use the devices was written by Marius Röder, Steven Hill and Hooman Latifi, and it is now available in two English and German versions. This tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of the reader on… Read More

After the semester holidays, we welcome our EAGLE students back to their second semester! Some of them already took the chance to take part in a short course on landscape ecology for wetland monitoring and management with QGIS given by the ERASMUS lecturer Dr. Aurelie Davranche (more) the last two days. Today, the course  … Read More

our EAGLE students are organizing the summer BBQ event on June 23rd and beside all students and lecturer of the EAGLE study program as well as all members of the department of remote sensing, we also invite all friends and colleagues to enjoy an evening together. Please see here for details how to register: http://students.eagle-science.org/bbq2017/… Read More