miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2008

Visita de Keith McCloy

Durante los días 16 y 17 de octubre el LAST recibe la visita de Keith McCloy, científico perteneciente al Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences de la Universidad de Aarhus en Dinamarca.

El día 17 impartirá un seminario sobre:

"Mapping changes in Vegetative Phenology from long time series of image data"
There is a lot of anecdotal evidence on changes in plant phenological dates, probably arising due to climate change. A number of workers have investigated whether changes in plant green matter can be detected in satellite image data. This presentation will show that this work is sub-optimal as it considers only a trend, whereas plant phenology can change in a variety of ways, most of which will give a trend if that is all one looks for. The presentation will discuss the development of these new indices and what they show is happening in Europe. Understanding the actual meaning of the indices is ongoing research.

Short Biography
Dr McCloy has been involved in Remote Sensing since 1974. He developed the first applied postgraduate remote sensing course to be conducted in Australia. He has been involved in numerous research projects in remote sensing involving the development of the mixture algorithm, the development of classification and estimation methods, implementation of various applications of remote sensing in agriculture and rangelands management. He is currently employed as a senior scientist in the University of Aarhus in Denmark where he focuses on the development of tools to analyse time series of image data to understand the dynamics of vegetation.

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