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Habitat use of migratory birds: movement ecology meets remote sensing

Leutner, Benjamin and Kölzsch, Andrea and Wegmann, Martin and Safi, Kamran and Wikelski, Martin and Dech, Stefan (2017) Habitat use of migratory birds: movement ecology meets remote sensing. 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 08.-12.05.2017, Tshwane, South Africa.

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Abstract

"Migratory species carry a special ecological role in that they connect biodiversity and ecosystem function across distant regions of our planet. Understanding and monitoring movement patterns and requirements of migratory species is of particular importance to fulfill monitoring and conservation obligations under international conventions and initiatives such as the UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. Within the EO-MOVE project, we model small-scale resource usage of Greater white-fronted geese (Anser albifrons) at stop-over sites during their spring migration from central Europe to northern Russia. Habitat use of the greater white-fronted geese is known to be sensitive to land-use intensity, phenology and and landscape configuration, which calls for the exploitation of remote sensing technologies. To this end, we collected locational data on several adult geese by means of neckband GPS transmitters and identified stop-over sites based on their movement behavior. Subsequently, the stop-over sites were characterized regarding their land-use characteristics and landscape context by means of optical and SAR time series data from the Sentinel 1 and 2 satellite missions. Here we present the first results on modeling animal-environment relationships and discuss the potential for site selection prediction, an important prerequisite for spatially or temporally targeted conservation Schemes"

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115501/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Habitat use of migratory birds: movement ecology meets remote sensing
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Leutner, Benjaminbenjamin.leutner (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Kölzsch, AndreaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wegmann, Martinmartin.wegmann (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Safi, Kamranmax planck institute for ornithologe, radolfzell, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Wikelski, Martinmax planck instituteUNSPECIFIED
Dech, StefanStefan.Dech (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:movement ecology, gps tracking, habitat modelling
Event Title:37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
Event Location:Tshwane, South Africa
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:08.-12.05.2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Leitungsbereich DFD
Deposited By: Wöhrl, Monika
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 13:41
Last Modified:21 Nov 2017 13:41

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