Tracing the impacts of soil fertility on vegetation using remote sensing

  • Contact:

    Sebastian Schmidtlein

  • Project Group:


  • Funding:

    Royal Society of New Zealand

  • Partner:

    Susan Wiser and Sarah Richardson (Landcare Research, Lincoln, New Zealand) 

  • Startdate:

     1 Mar 2017

  • Enddate:

    29 Feb 2020

The 2016 Julius von Haast Fellowship Award of the Royal Society of New Zealand has been awarded to Sebastian Schmidtlein. The funds will be used for a collaborative project with Landcare Research Lincoln (Dr. Susan Wiser and Dr. Sarah Richardson) that adopts a remote sensing method to map the impacts of soil fertility gradients and long-term soil development on natural forests and shrublands via the relationship between soil resources and plant traits.New Zealand features relatively undisturbed sequences of soils and vegetation in different development stages. [Photo: Satori Kikuchi, CC Attribution 2.0 Generic]