Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab


Current research projects

2017 – present GreenFutureForest (BiodivERsA)


Completed research projects (selection)

2013  2016 EnMAP Scientific Advisory Group /EnMAP Core Science Team: Natural Ecosystems and Ecosystem Transitions, DLR/BMWi
2010  2016 EnMAP-Box: Development of a software interface for the processing and analysis of EnMAP satellite imagery, GFZ/DLR/BMWi
2010  2013 EnMAP Scienfitic Advisory Group / EnMAP Core Science Team: Monitoring Ecosystem Transitions, DLR/BMWi
2012 CarBioCial: Carbon-optimized land management strategies for southern Amazonia, BMBF
2011 Project LIFE Estepárias (Conservation of the Great Bustard, Little Bustard and Lesser Kestrel in the Baixo Alentejo cereal steppe), EU LIFE
2011 HyMedEcos Gradients - Hyperspectral monitoring of Mediterranean ecosystems: gradients of land degradation, EUFAR
2009 – 2010 DIKO - Density and spatial coherence of landscape elements in agricultural landscapes of Saxony, LfULG Sachsen
2007  2010 BustardMap - Modelling the distribution of suitable habitat for Great Bustards in Europe, BirdLife International / CMS - Bonn Convention / Lebensministerium, Austria
2006 STEPPEBIRD – using multi-scale remote sensing to study habitat selection by cereal steppe birds in Portugal, EUFAR
2003 - 2004 FIREGUARD - Monitoring forests at the management unit level for fire prevention and control, EU FP5
2001 - 2003 BioAssess - Biodiversity Assessment Tools, Identifying indicators to assess the impact of European policies on biodiversity, EU FP5
2002 Competition ability and resource dynamics in coastal dune ecosystems: invasive vs. native plant species, FCT
2001 Green Belt Programme: Addressing the root causes for desertification, WWF
1999 - 2000 Methodological approach to identify and monitor biodiversity indicators for cork and holm oak montados at the management unit, EU PAMAF