This session we will have two speakers from the Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing. Daniela Requena Suarez and Marian Vittek both started their PhD research recently and would like to discuss their research proposals.
Daniela will present her PhD research proposal, which aims to understand which human patterns and activities lead to the expansion of forest cover in the tropics, and the effects that these activities have on carbon removals for climate change mitigation.
The discussion group's input is requested on the questions:
- What are the challenges of combining plot-level and remotely sensed data from different sources and how can they be addressed?
- What are the challenges of identifying forest cover gain using remotely sensed data?
Marian’s study focuses on deforestation instead of forest gain. His research aims to develop remote sensing based tools to monitor land use change processes following deforestation at different scales, since these follow up land uses are key indicators of direct and indirect drivers of forest loss.
The group discussion following Marian's presentation will focus on the following topics:
- Potential and benefits of remote sensing approaches for automated deforestation drivers monitoring in the tropics;
- Trajectories and patterns of land use dynamics after deforestation at different scales