The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science has been active in research and education in remote sensing since the early 1980’s. The emphasis is on environmental land applications of remote sensing, particularly related to land cover and vegetation. Among the first studies, research related to desertification was particularly important. The information received from earth satellites sometimes gave a different and more subtle understanding of the desertification processes than what was commonly accepted.
Computers were used in early scientific analyses, and therefore it was natural to integrate remote sensing data with other digital geographical information in what is today known as geographical information systems (GIS). In today’s environmentally related research it is as natural to integrate remote sensing data with data from other sources. In recent years, the department has done fundamental research in ecology by analyzing ecosystem processes, in order to increase the knowledge about how the systems operate and interact in the landscape.
We have focused on the extracting information from optical satellite data, which can used for understanding ecosystem processes from a larger spatial and temporal perspective. Therefore it is important with knowledge of satellite technology and the information needs within different environmental application fields.
You find more information about our ongoing research projects via the link Lund Earth Observation group (external link) in the left menu.
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