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Monitoring Farmland Abandonment by multitemporal and multisensor remote sensing imagery (MOFA)   

The research project studies an area in the border region of Poland and Ukraine. With the fall of the Iron Curtain the region experienced drastic changes in political and socio- economic structures. Large farmland areas become abandoned and gradual processes of forest succession take place on the abandoned land. The aim of the project is the development of adequate strategies to monitor farmland abandonment, using multitemporal SAR and multispectral remote sensing data. Finally enhanced maps should be provided, which enable more detailed analysis of the gradual process of land cover transitions.

Project Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2013 and 1/2014 - 12/2014

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Björn Waske            

Projects staff: Jan Stefanski (University Bonn)

Project partners:

-       Prof. Dr. Tobias Kümmerle, Biogeography and Conservation Biology Group, Humboldt-University of Berlin

-       Dr. Oleh Chaskovskyy, Ukrainian National Forestry University, Lviv (Ukraine)

Funding:  DFG - German Research Foundation (WA 2728/2-1, WA 2728/2-1)