To monitor and forecast both human-induced and climate change impacts and adaptations, there is need for developing improved vegetation monitoring services, which are able to record, quantify and map bio-indicators of vegetation parameters across the globe. In this context, Earth observation can provide a substantial amount of up-to-date information about the biochemical and structural conditions at a local-to-global scale. In this seminar examples are given of the combined use of spatial, spectral and temporal remote sensing data for vegetation mapping and monitoring.
The seminar precedes the PhD thesis defense of Roberto Chávez. You are also invited to attend the public defense of his thesis.
|12:30||Spatio-temporal dynamics of ‘solar tracking’ desert vegetation using remote sensing||Roberto Chávez, MSc Wageningen University, The Netherlands|
|13:00||Spatio-temporal dynamics of land-use and land-cover in the Mu Us Sandy Land, China, using the Change Vector Analysis technique||Prof. Dr. Arnon Karnieli Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel|
|13:45||Ecosystem resistance and resilience derived from satellite time series||Dr. Stef Lhermitte KU Leuven, Belgium|
|14:30||Status of the Venμs satellite mission with respect to vegetation monitoring||Prof. Dr. Arnon Karnieli Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel|
|Transfer to Aula|
|16:00||PhD thesis defense: Assessing water stress of desert vegetation using remote sensing||Roberto Chávez Wageningen University|
Participation is free of charge. For registration, please send an email to Antoinette Stoffers (Antoinette.Stoffers@wur.nl). At 12:30 a simple lunch will be available for registered participants. We are looking forward for your participation!