We use remote sensing and numerical simulations to enhance our understanding of ecosystem processes. This research complements field-work and multivariate analyses of ecological and macroecological records. We are also active in applied research related to sustainable land-use and nature conservation.
Techniques of vegetation remote sensing are developed to address the questions of vegetational ecology and to facilitate a realistic portrayal of vegetation cover. Multivariate techniques of macroecology and ecological data analysis help herein. Examples of research in this area include:
- Remote sensing of functional group of plants
Numerical simulations of ecosystem functions and biodiversity contribute to the understanding of climatic and land-use changes. Examples of research in this area include:
- Populations dynamics and climatic change
Our findings are applied for tracing vegetation changes in nature conservancy and for aiding sustainable land-use management. Typical applications include:
- Remote sensing for monitoring in nature conservation and management
"... that grand subject, that almost keystone of the laws of creation, Geographical Distribution." (Charles Darwin, 1845, Letter to J.D. Hooker, Director of the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew)