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The Remote Sensing and Phenology Groupd focuses on the analysis of the seasonal development of the vegetated land surface with satellite imagery and its relation with anthropogenic and climate changes. We use a combination of satellite datasets, weather station (and model) data, and available socio-economic datasets. Our research ranges from the monitoring of the effect of socio-economic changes in Central Asia, to the detection of start of season for early warning in Africa. We also study the effect of large scale climate oscillation patterns on the vegetation development in Northern Eurasia. In North America we are involved in the development of a MODIS based detection system for insect disturbances in the Eastern Forests.

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