Remote Sensing of Vegetation

Along a Latitudinal Gradient in Chile

  • Christian Julian Bödinger

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Christian Julian Bödinger
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  3. Christian Julian Bödinger
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  4. Christian Julian Bödinger
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  5. Christian Julian Bödinger
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  6. Christian Julian Bödinger
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  7. Christian Julian Bödinger
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  8. Christian Julian Bödinger
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 99-108

About this book


How is the vegetation distribution influencing the erosion and surface formation in the different eco zones of Chile? To answer this question, it is mandatory to possess fundamental knowledge about plant species habitats, occurrence and their dynamics. In his study Christian Bödinger utilizes satellite imagery in combination with machine learning to derive maps of land use and land cover (LULC) in four study sites along a climatic gradient and to monitor vegetation using monthly Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) time series. The findings contribute to a better understanding of climate impacts on Chilean vegetation and serve as a basis of landscape evolution models.

  • TanDEM-X DEM, Sentinel Optical and Radar Data, Landsat Surface Reflectance
  • Machine Learning Using SVMs and Random Forest
  • Statistical Time-Series Evaluation
  • Maps of Land Use and Cover (LULC)
  • Time-Series Showing the Impact of ENSO
Target Groups
  • Scientists, lecturers and students in the field of geology and ecology
  • Geoscientists and Ecologists with a focus on remote sensing
About the Author
Christian Bödinger holds a M.Sc. in Physical Geography from the University of Tübingen, Germany. His focus in research lies on remote sensing and image analysis for environmental applications. He is currently working for a company focusing on aquatic remote sensing.


Remote sensing Time series analysis Vegetation monitoring Machine learning LULC Latitudinal gradient satellite imagery NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Chile ecozones of Chile maps of land use and land cover

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Julian Bödinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science – GeographyEberhard Karls University of TübingenTübingenGermany

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