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Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Geographisches Institut

26.11.2019 | 16:00 - 18:00 | Geographisches Kolloquium

Wann 26.11.2019 von 16:00 bis 18:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100) iCal
Wo Rudower Chaussee 26 | ESZ | Raum 0'311
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Geographisches Kolloquium am Geographischen Institut

 

Michael Förster
(TU Berlin)

Understanding Forest Stress with Remote Sensing – How to
link spectral measurements to tree survival strategies

 

The drought in 2018 and the heat waves in 2019 had a severe impact on mid-European forests. Large scale losses, especially of spruce and beech made all of us aware that we might have a second Waldsterben. Future climate scenarios indicate that forests will be increasingly under threat. A paradigm shift in forest management is therefore needed. For achieving this, a remote sensing-based monitoring will help. However, do we understand the underlying mechanisms of forest stress sufficiently? Michael Förster, geo-ecologist at TU Berlin, will provide examples on tree stress and large scale forest degradation from the field. He will expand on using satellite imagery for future forest drought and forest degradation monitoring.