On the 30th-31st of March 2017, the Geomatics Lab is hosting the Workshop "Remote Sensing of Ecosystem Functioning", bringing together a group of researchers from GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network) Ecosystem Function Working Group.
The characterisation of ecosystem function, its heterogeneity or diversity, based on the Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) framework concept, may provide unique information e.g. when compared to existing (taxonomic/structural) ecological maps. This effort could be used to inform conservation initiatives such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Ecosystems or to report progress towards the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Aichi Targets. Furthermore, it could provide critical information on species habitats and ecosystem services.
This workshop aims at contributing towards setting up protocols and workflows for deriving EBVs related to ecosystem functioning, thus filling a present research gap. It will join an interdisciplinary group of internationally leading researchers from several institutions from Germany, United States of America, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy and France.
If you can not make it to Berlin, you can follow the full program via live stream.
For more information, visit the event web page: