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Talk: Mapping Vegetation Patterns
December 7, 2016

Research seminar:

Mapping the Significance of El Nino/La Nina Impacts on Vegetation Patterns in the Amazon Basin

The detection of spatio-temporal patterns in climate-induced vegetation changes constitutes a methodological challenge that is at the center of a research seminar by Dr. Sean A. McKenna, IBM Research (Dublin). Using ENSO-related vegetation patterns in the Amazon basin as his case study, Dr. McKenna introduces novel geostatistical methods that he developed with his group in order to address this challenging problem. All interested are welcome to attend.

Dr. McKenna is this year's Distinguished Lecturer of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG). He follows an invitation by Prof. A. Brenning (Geographic Information Science) on behalf of the Michael Stifel Center Jena (MSCJ), a joint Center of Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Max Planck Institutes for Biogeochemistry and for the Science of Human History. The MSCJ promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching in the data-driven and simulation-based sciences in Jena.

Lecture hall of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Beutenberg Campus, Hans-Knöll-Straße 10, Jena
Time: Dec. 7, 2016, 10:15 a.m.

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