The remote sensing course in the Global Change Ecology MSc program started again with the new students. It is again very interesting how spatial data, spectral information and its corresponding techniques are perceived. Highly challenging to teach remote sensing and GIS to our new MSc students but also lots of fun to see how the… Read More


The course “Remote Sensing and Biodiversity analysis” is currently taking place in the Bavarian Forest Nationalpark with lectures on botany, various remote sensing field methods, analysing LiDAR and hyperspectral remote sensing data and R coding. We already covered the botany and history of the Nationalpark and some first field data collection methods such as GPS… Read More


The introductory course on applied remote sensing within the Global Change Ecology study program started. More than 20 international students are about to learn how to apply remote sensing in ecology. Software used will be R, GRASS and ENVI, while a big focus is on OpenSource software. Topics covered will be ranging from basics to… Read More


The applied course on remote sensing for biodiversity is currently conducting field measurements and spatial data analysis in the Bavarian Forest national park. This course in embedded in the Global Change Ecology study program. 15 students are learning this year how to apply hyperspectral data lidar data and landsat data for analysing spatial biodiversity patterns… Read More


Animal movement is critical for maintenance of ecosystem services and biodiversity. The study of complex movement patterns and of the factors that control such patterns is essential to inform conservation research and environmental management. Technological advances have greatly increased our ability to track, study, and manage animal movements. But analyzing and contextualizing vast amounts of… Read More