Author: Remote Sensing Biodiversity

special issue on remote sensing for protected area monitoring

Special Issue in Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation Novel Remote Sensing Approaches to Inform the Ecology and Conservation of Protected Areas Worldwide Remote sensing techniques provide a formidable opportunity to inform the management of protected areas, allowing e.g. to track threats, biodiversity status and the impacts of conservation actions. This special issue invites perspectives and research papers that specifically focus on novel applications of remote sensing for protected area management, using e.g. new sensors, new methods, and/or interdisciplinary approaches to address current challenges. High quality submissions for this special issue will be considered on a case-to-case basis for...

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Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity

Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity 27-30 June 2016, United Nations Office at Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya The protection and conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, cornerstones of sustainable environmental development, are addressed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development under Sustainable Development Goal 15 “Life on Land – to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss” [4]. The focus of the present Conference is to review existing and planned space based technologies and applications for wildlife management...

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article: Monitoring plant functional diversity from space

A highly interesting article by Jetz and colleagues got just published in Nature Plants dealing with the importance of remotely sensed environmental monitoring for plant functional diversity. The world’s ecosystems are losing biodiversity fast. A satellite mission designed to track changes in plant functional diversity around the globe could deepen our understanding of the pace and consequences of this change, and how to manage it. The ability to view Earth’s vegetation from space is a hallmark of the Space Age. Yet decades of satellite measurements have provided relatively little insight into the immense diversity of form and function in...

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agenda online of the conference: Space – the final Frontier for Biodiversity?

the agenda of the conference “Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring” at ZSL in London is now finalised and all talks are listed. Space – the final frontier for biodiversity monitoring? 29 April 2016, ZSL, London 8.30 REGISTRATION OPENS 9.00 Welcome Nathalie Pettorelli, Zoological Society of London, UK ___________________________________________________________________________________________ SESSION 1: Monitoring biodiversity globally: challenges and opportunities Chair: Nathalie Pettorelli ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 9.15 Global biodiversity monitoring: challenges, status, and paths forward Gary Geller, Group on Earth Observations, & GEO BON, Switzerland 9.45 Moving remote sensing towards application Martin Wegmann, University of Würzburg, Germany 10.15 Citizen science meets satellite...

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“Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” book

The book “Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists – Using Open Source software” provides the background as well as working examples how to apply remote sensing within ecological research. All practical examples in this book rely on OpenSource software and freely available data sets. Quantum GIS (QGIS) is introduced for basic GIS data handling, and in-depth spatial analytics and statistics are conducted with the software package R. Readers will learn how to apply remote sensing within ecological research projects, how to approach spatial data sampling and how to interpret remote sensing derived products. We discuss a wide range of...

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