Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

PostDoc posting: Earth Observation supporting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Science – Policy interactions

A PostDoc position is available at the Data and Modeling Center of Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute (BiK-F) in Frankfurt, Germany. They are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for 28 months (TV-H E13, 100%) in the capacity of our recently EU-funded project “Essential Variables Workflows for Resource Efficiency and Environmental Management (GEOEssential)”. This is a unique multidisciplinary opportunity focusing on Earth Observation and Geo-Information supporting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Science – Policy interactions. Application Deadline: 17th December 2017 Inquiries: Link to the call: (Job offer Ref. #11-17024) The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a...

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job posting: Director of Geospatial Science

Director of Geospatial Science   Earth observation and geographic information systems (GIS) are fast growing and important components of Audubon’s technical capacity to accomplish conservation. Reporting to the Chief Scientist, the Director of Geospatial Science will: (1) provide expertise on the application of geospatial technologies, especially remote sensing, to conservation issues; (2) lead an interdisciplinary team that builds new mapping approaches and guides the strategic use of spatial information to inform policy and conservation practices, and (3) support Audubon leadership with management and fundraising efforts.   To learn more and apply: ...

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ESA Workshop on Land Product Validation 2018

A workshop by ESA at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy will be held from February 27th to March 1st aiming at discussing Land Product Validation: Retrieving land parameters globally from space has a significant heritage, currently based on satellite missions across the visible and infrared spectral domain, including ERS, Envisat, SPOT-VGT, Landsat and Proba-V. The list of available sensors has recently been extended by the onset of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions. In future, missions such as FLEX and BIOMASS, introducing also different observation techniques such as SAR, will complement the list of sensors contributing to the retrieval of land...

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article: Breaking new Ground in Mapping Human Settlements from Space

Esch et al. published a new exciting article on “Breaking new Ground in Mapping Human Settlements from Space – The Global Urban Footprint”. The publication introduces all details about the methodological framework and product characteristics of DLR’s Global Urban Footprint (GUF) layer released in November 2016. The GUF provides a worldwide record of the human settlement pattern in a so far matchless spatial detail. Please read the full article at: Discover the GUF data via the Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform...

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article: Mapping functional diversity from remotely sensing

Schneider et al. published an interesting article on “Mapping functional diversity from remotely sensed morphological and physiological forest traits” in Nature Communications. From the abstract: Assessing functional diversity from space can help predict productivity and stability of forest ecosystems at global scale using biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. We present a new spatially continuous method to map regional patterns of tree functional diversity using combined laser scanning and imaging spectroscopy. The method does not require prior taxonomic information and integrates variation in plant functional traits between and within plant species. We compare our method with leaf-level field measurements and species-level plot...

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