Remote Sensing in Geo- and Ecosystem Research

Remote Sensing in Geo- and Ecosystem Research

Group

Leipzig University & Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ -Leipzig, Germany.

The Remote Sensing in Geo- and Ecosystem Reserach (RSGE) group uses Earth observation data and in-situ measurements to analyze spatio-temporal pattens in the biosphere. We model, map and monitor functional ecosystem properties, species composition and diversity to assess effects of human impacts, climatic extremes and other drivers of ecosystem changes. In these analyses, we put an emphasis on the fuzziness of spatial patterns in ecosystems and develop methods to map them as continuous fields using remote sensing data. We aim to address (geo-)ecological problems in a spatial context to gain insights in the composition and the functioning of the terrestrial biosphere.

Teaching

Teaching fundamentals of Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and Biogeography is also one of our key missions.

CourseInstituteTerm
Introduction to Physical Geography - Climate system, water cycle, vegetation dynamics (12-GGR-B-PG01B)BSc Geography, Leipzig UniversityWinter 20/21
Introduction to GeoinformaticsBSc Geography, Leipzig UniversityWinter 20/21
BiogeographyMSc Physical Geography, Leipzig UniversityWinter 20/21
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of the EnvironmentMSc Physical Geography, Leipzig UniversityWinter 20/21

Interests

  • Spatio-temporal patterns in terrestrial ecosystems
  • Ecosystem functioning
  • Biogeography and speces distributions
  • Data analytic methods
  • How to Earth observations, in-situ data and models