Satellite supported generation of area wide climate and vegetation datasets for an integrative analysis of ecosystem biodiversity relationships on grassland areas

 

Scientific investigators:

Prof. Dr. Jörg Bendix

Prof. Dr. Thomas Nauss

(University Marburg)


Plot-based meteorological and certain ecological datasets can operationally be distributed in space with sufficient accuracy for further biodiversity-ecological analysis using readily available and inexpensive satellite imagery.
The focus lies on precipitation, solar irradiance (and its link to air temperature), light use efficiency and gross primary productivity.