Markus Immitzer

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Tree species diversity is a key parameter to describe forest ecosystems. It is, for example, important for issues such as wildlife habitat modeling and close-to-nature forest management. We examined the suitability of 8-band WorldView-2 satellite data for the identification of 10 tree species in a temperate forest in Austria. We performed a Random Forest(More)
Comparative analysis of different retrieval methods for mapping grassland leaf area index using airborne imaging spectroscopy. Int. Article history: Available online xxx Keywords: Leaf area index Radiative transfer model Look-up table Narrow band vegetation index Predictive equation Sample size a b s t r a c t Fine scale maps of vegetation biophysical(More)
Only well-chosen segmentation parameters ensure optimum results of object-based image analysis (OBIA). Manually defining suitable parameter sets can be a time-consuming approach, not necessarily leading to optimum results; the subjectivity of the manual approach is also obvious. For this reason, in supervised segmentation as proposed by Stefanski et al.(More)
This technical note presents the first Sentinel-2 data service platform for obtaining atmospherically-corrected images and generating the corresponding value-added products for any land surface on Earth. Using the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sen2Cor algorithm, the platform processes ESA's Level-1C top-of-atmosphere reflectance to atmospherically-corrected(More)
With climate change, extreme storms are expected to occur more frequently. These storms can cause severe forest damage, provoking direct and indirect economic losses for forestry. To minimize economic losses, the windthrow areas need to be detected fast to prevent subsequent biotic damage, for example, related to beetle infestations. Remote sensing is an(More)
Prosopis was introduced to Baringo, Kenya in the early 1980s for provision of fuelwood and for controlling desertification through the Fuelwood Afforestation Extension Project (FAEP). Since then, Prosopis has hybridized and spread throughout the region. Prosopis has negative ecological impacts on biodiversity and socioeconomic effects on livelihoods.(More)
The potential of optical remote sensing data to identify, map and monitor croplands is well recognized. However, clouds strongly limit the usefulness of optical imagery for these applications. This paper aims at assessing cloud cover conditions over four states in the tropical and subtropical Center-South region of Brazil to guide the development of an(More)
The Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix L.), listed in Annex 1 of the European Bird Directive, inhabits the vulnerable alpine treeline ecotone. Reacting sensitively to modifications of the environment, it can be regarded as an indicator species. To assess summer habitat use, we measured habitat parameters and recorded faeces (intestinal droppings) of Black Grouse(More)
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