Afghanistan’s national parks are of vital important for large-scale hydrology and harbor vulnerable species and pristine vegetation communities. Long-term monitoring measures are crucial to assess ecosystem changes and provide basic information for sustainable planning. However, the remote location also leads to a lack of meteorological infrastructure and reliable geoscientific data. Additionally, low-vegetation cover due to the cool arid or semi-arid climate limits common remote sensing approaches. This lecture will focus on associated research challenges and will connect respective results to scientific issues of global relevance by linking extensive field data and various globally available spatial products. Gridded climate datasets are frequently used in peripheral regions and the presented results indicate that existing evaluations may be biased in space and time. Furthermore, suitable products for geoscientific applications in remote areas and their limitations are discussed. Modeling of biophysical variables with space-borne remote sensing sensors emphasizes the need for large spectral resolutions in dryland remote sensing research and the importance of regionally adapted vegetation indices. Finally, results indicate promising indirect climate variables for future monitoring approaches.
- new member in BayCEER -
|Prof. Anton Hartmann|
Microbe-Plant Interactions, LMU München und Helmholtz Zentrum München
|Signaling of rhizosphere microbiome: key for plant health, development and nutrition [Abstract]|
|Dr. Harald Zandler|
Climatology, BayCEER, University of Bayreuth
|Environmental monitoring in Afghanistan’s national parks – regional challenges and global implications [Abstract]|
|Dr. Matthias Schott|
Animal Ecology I, BayCEER, University of Bayreuth
|Perception under water [Abstract]|
|Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner|
President FWF Austrian Science Fund, Vienna / IGB Berlin
|An engineered (water) future? [Abstract]|
|Dr. Maximilian Körner|
Evolutionary Animal Ecology, BayCEER / University of Bayreuth
|Investigating communal pathogen defense and its role in social evolution [Abstract]|
|Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner|
Chair of Soil Science, Life Sciences Centre Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München
|Mineral surfaces and organic matter accrual in soils [Abstract]|
|Dr. Nele Meyer|
Soil Ecology / BayCEER, University of Bayreuth
|The impact of trees on soil organic carbon dynamics in the Subarctic - Priming effects and microbial N mining [Abstract]|
|BayCEER Member Assembly|
|Th. 2020-11-26 now|
Perception under water
An engineered (water) future?
Entfällt: Ökumenische Andacht zum Advent mit dem Swahili Chor Bayreuth (KHG & ESG)
Entfällt: Führung nach Anmeldung: Zimt & Mandelkern: Pflanzen in der Weihnachtsbäckerei
People, pathogens, places: where medical geography meets disease ecology?
Why Science Communication?
Stoichiometric controls of C and N cycling
Flying halfway across the globe to dig in the dirt – a research stay in Bloomington, USA
Picky carnivorous plants?