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Martin Wegmann (Dr.)

Remote Sensing for Biodiversity and Conservation

New free WWF guidelines on satellite remote sensing for conservation released

WWF-UK just released free guidelines to support practitioners and scientists interested in using satellite remote sensing data to inform their project or support the management of their landscape. This latest chapter in the Conservation Technology Series, co-authored...

Ecology and Conservation Session at ISRSE 2017

At the ISRSE conference in Pretoria this year a session on ecology and conservation will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Amethyst Room. Mr. Matthew Breece: SATELLITE DRIVEN DISTRIBUTION MODELS OF ENDANGERED ATLANTIC STURGEON OCCURRENCE IN THE WESTERN MID-ATLANTIC...

GlobDiversity ESA call

ESA Call for Bids on GlobDiversity for the development of remotely-sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-EBVs) on terrestrial ecosystems The European Space Agency has issued on the 29th July 2016 an invitation to tender for the GlobDiversity project, with an...

Biodiversity Session at the ESA Living Planet Symposium

Biodiversity Session at the ESA Living Planet Symposium Prague, 9-13 May 2016 The European Space Agency recently announced the organisation of their forthcoming Living Planet Symposium (LPS) 2016 that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 9 to 13 May 2016....

New free WWF guidelines on satellite remote sensing for conservation released

WWF-UK just released free guidelines to support practitioners and scientists interested in using satellite remote sensing data to inform their project or support the management of their landscape. This latest chapter in the Conservation Technology Series, co-authored...

Ecology and Conservation Session at ISRSE 2017

At the ISRSE conference in Pretoria this year a session on ecology and conservation will take place on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Amethyst Room. Mr. Matthew Breece: SATELLITE DRIVEN DISTRIBUTION MODELS OF ENDANGERED ATLANTIC STURGEON OCCURRENCE IN THE WESTERN MID-ATLANTIC...

GlobDiversity ESA call

ESA Call for Bids on GlobDiversity for the development of remotely-sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables (RS-EBVs) on terrestrial ecosystems The European Space Agency has issued on the 29th July 2016 an invitation to tender for the GlobDiversity project, with an...

Biodiversity Session at the ESA Living Planet Symposium

Biodiversity Session at the ESA Living Planet Symposium Prague, 9-13 May 2016 The European Space Agency recently announced the organisation of their forthcoming Living Planet Symposium (LPS) 2016 that will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 9 to 13 May 2016....

Forest Health using remote sensing

A new publication on forest health monitoring got published in Remote Sensing. From the abstract: “Forest ecosystems fulfill a whole host of ecosystem functions that are essential for life on our planet. However, an unprecedented level of anthropogenic influences is...

The GlobDiversity project has kicked off!

The GlobDiversity project has kicked off!  The GlobDiversity project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), supports the efforts of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services...

Remote Sensing Statistics for Animal Movement Data

Explaining animal movement patterns using remotely sensed environmental information and vice versa is increasingly possible with new remote sensing data sets and improved animal tracking technologies. A great visualization of this has been done within AniMove using...

Martin Wegmann is based at the remote sensing department of Prof. S. Dech, head of DLR-DFD (German Aerospace Data Center) in Würzburg where he leads the Remote Sensing and Biodiversity research topic. Moreover he is an assistant professor at the Global Change Ecology M.Sc. Program and the point of contact for the CEOS Biodiversity initiative, which aims at coordinating space borne activities for biodiversity and conservation related activities. Moreover he is on the steering committee of the Conservation Remote Sensing group, advisory board of the EU BON project and Implementation Committee in GEO BON.

In his courses the theoretical background as well as the practical implementation of remote sensing for biodiversity research and conservation application are taught. The remote sensing data analysis as well as the integration with biodiversity data and the spatial statistics including spatial modelling are mainly done with OpenSource software such as R and GRASS.  The majority of courses are done within the Global Change Ecology MSc. program but other courses have been done in Würzburg as well as in different locations in West Africa.
The added value of spatial and temporal variable environmental data sets for corresponding biodiversity modelling approaches are in the focus of his work. Especially the spatial arrangement of landcover and its implication for spatial biodiversity patterns based on remotely sensed information interests him. Most of his work has been done in Europe and Africa.

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