Remotely sensed spatio-temporal dynamics of vegetation

Organised by Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing

Tue 16 September 2014 12:30

Venue Gaia, gebouwnummer 101
Room 1

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
15:00 Coffee break
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 ( At 12:30 a simple lunch will be available for registered participants. We are looking forward for your participation!