Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

special issue: Remote sensing for coastal ecosystem monitoring and management

Special Issues – Call for Content Remote sensing for coastal ecosystem monitoring and management Coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, salt marshes, corals and seagrasses, provide substantial benefits to humanity, yet are under ever-increasing threat of degradation and disappearance from a combination of land use and climate change (such as sea level rise, drought and storm intensity).  With about 10% of the global human population living in the vulnerable low-elevation coastal zone, mitigation and management of threats to coastal ecosystems is high on the climate change resilience agenda.  Over the past decades, remote sensing techniques have enabled monitoring of coastal...

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open PhD position: animal movement for remote sensing

PhD position animal movement and remote sensing – exploring innovative in-situ data This research project focuses on the analysis of animal movement tracks for deriving new, innovative remote sensing products. Novel methods or a new combination of established methods from movement ecology, remote sensing and machine learning should be combined in order to model relationships between behavior and the environment with the eventual aim of mapping environmental characteristics. Target entities are to be developed, but could encompass mapping land cover, land cover change or validating existing data sets, all based on movement and behavioral patterns. Once established, such information...

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RSE call for papers of special issue on ‘Earth Observation for the Sustainable Development Goals’

This special issue in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment welcomes contributions that showcase the application of EO systems to support countries in target setting of the SDGs, including baseline determination, as well as tracking progress of implementation, and informing sustainable development planning and decision making. This includes, but is not limited to: applications of EO in support of sub-national, national and/or regional policy and practice to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss, assessment of forest and above ground...

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Postdoc position on remote sensing and biodiversity

UW-Madison, SILVIS Lab is offering one postdoc position focused on remote sensing and biodiversity, as part of a new USGS-funded project. The project is a collaboration between UW-Madison (V. Radeloff, A. Pidgeon), and the Humboldt University in Berlin (P. Hostert). The goals of the project are to: a) derive a suite of new remote sensing indices relevant for biodiversity questions from Landsat satellite data, b) test these indices as predictors of bird biodiversity, as represented in the North American Breeding Bird Survey, and c) make predictive maps of bird biodiversity for the conterminous U.S. Positions: We are offering the...

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Short course on integrating environmental data into animal movement analysis

A short course on animal track annotation, visualization & analysis using Movebank and R is offered by Roland Kays at the Natural History Museum, North Carolina, US. This NSF funded workshop on using Movebank and the Env-DATA Track Annotation Service to analyze animal tracking data in combination with environmental data is intended for graduate students or other professionals interested in relating animal tracking data to data about the environment they are moving through. Agenda Items: 1 Movebank basics. 2 How to use Env-DATA to annotate animal tracks and simulated data. 3 How to visually explore movement data and covariates....

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