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Earth Observation Satellite Sensors for Biodiversity Monitoring: Potentials and Bottlenecks

Künzer, Claudia and Ottinger, Marco and Wegmann, Martin and Guo, Huadong and Wang, Changlin and Zhang, Jianzhong and Dech, Stefan and Wikelski, Martin (2014) Earth Observation Satellite Sensors for Biodiversity Monitoring: Potentials and Bottlenecks. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35 (18), pp. 6599-6647. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.964349 ISSN 0143-1161

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Many biologists, ecologists, and conservationists are interested in the possibilities that remote sensing offers for their daily work and study site analyses as well as for the assessment of biodiversity. However, due to differing technical backgrounds and languages, cross-sectorial communication between this group and remote-sensing scientists is often hampered. Hardly any really comprehensive studies exist that are directed towards the conservation community and provide a solid overview of available Earth observation sensors and their different characteristics. This article presents, categorizes, and discusses what spaceborne remote sensing has contributed to the study of animal and vegetation biodiversity, which different types of variables of value for the biodiversity community can be derived from remote-sensing data, and which types of spaceborne sensor data are available for which time spans, and at which spatial and temporal resolution. We categorize all current and important past sensors with respect to application fields relevant for biologists, ecologists, and conservationists. Furthermore, sensor gaps and current challenges for Earth observation with respect to data access and provision are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/91190/
Document Type:Article
Title:Earth Observation Satellite Sensors for Biodiversity Monitoring: Potentials and Bottlenecks
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Künzer, ClaudiaClaudia.Kuenzer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ottinger, MarcoMarco.Ottinger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wegmann, Martinmartin.wegmann (at) uni-wuerzburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Guo, Huadonghdguo (at) ceode.ac.cnUNSPECIFIED
Wang, ChanglinInstitute for Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, RADI, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CASUNSPECIFIED
Zhang, JianzhongFreelance Remote Sensing ConsultantUNSPECIFIED
Dech, Stefanstefan.dech (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wikelski, MartinMax Planck InstituteUNSPECIFIED
Date:10 October 2014
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1080/01431161.2014.964349
Page Range:pp. 6599-6647
Warner, Timothy A.West Virginia University
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Keywords:Earth Observation, spaceborne remote sensing, biodiversity, conservation, vegetation biodiversity, animal biodiversity, monitoring, satellite sensors, optical, thermal infrared, radar, data access
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 Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Ottinger, Marco
Deposited On:20 Oct 2014 11:21
Last Modified:20 Oct 2014 11:21

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