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|Coordinator Country||Denmark [DK]|
|Total cost||200˙194 €|
|EC max contribution||200˙194 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2015-05-01 to 2017-04-30|
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|1||KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET||DK (KOBENHAVN)||coordinator||200˙194.00|
Human and climate induced desertification has been a major issue for livelihoods and food security in drylands. In this context, the Sahel has been subject to various controversial studies. Earth Observation (EO) studies show a positive trend in vegetation greenness over the last decades, which has been interpreted as an increase in biomass and contradicts prevailing narratives of widespread degradation. However, new scientific outcome suggests a massive loss in biodiversity, which again contradicts the beneficial effects of the greening theory. These apparent oppositions result from little investment that has been made in studying long-term ground data. Thus, the overall purpose of this project is to assess the opposing trends of biomass increase and species decline in the Sahel. By combining a range of long-term in-situ field data records (1980s-today) with EO time series and Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery, an improved understanding on the role of trees, herbs and species on the greening Sahel will be achieved. Trends will be translated in ecosystem services and beneficial effects on livelihoods. Knowing the underlying biophysical mechanisms of the Sahel greening will resolve contradictions regarding the greening/desertification paradigms and thus be basis for future studies. Furthermore, the scientific understanding of linkages between ground and satellite data and their applicability across scales will be improved. New monitoring methods of biophysical variables address challenges in land management and food security. To achieve this, I will be trained in cutting edge skills (EO time series; object based mapping; field monitoring of vegetation productivity/biodiversity; socializing pixels; ecological services). My major mobility activity will be to bring together technically advanced EO studies from the European host and field campaigns from African scientists enforcing a research network to advance our understanding of the re-greening phenomenon.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
Martin Brandt, Kjeld Rasmussen, Pierre Hiernaux, Stefanie Herrmann, Compton J. Tucker, Xiaoye Tong, Feng Tian, Ole Mertz, Laurent Kergoat, Cheikh Mbow, John David, Katherine Melocik, Morgane Dendoncker, Caroline Vincke, Rasmus Fensholt
Farmlands Feature Greater Woody Cover than Savannas in Semi-Arid West Africa
published pages: , ISSN: 2310-287X, DOI: 10.20944/preprints201703.0173.v1
Martin Brandt, Kjeld Rasmussen, Josep PeÃ±uelas, Feng Tian, Guy Schurgers, Aleixandre Verger, Ole Mertz, John R. B. Palmer, Rasmus Fensholt
Human population growth offsets climate-driven increase in woody vegetation in sub-Saharan Africa
published pages: 81, ISSN: 2397-334X, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0081
|Nature Ecology & Evolution 1/4||2019-07-23|
Abdoul Diouf, Martin Brandt, Aleixandre Verger, Moussa Jarroudi, Bakary Djaby, Rasmus Fensholt, Jacques Ndione, Bernard Tychon
Fodder Biomass Monitoring in Sahelian Rangelands Using Phenological Metrics from FAPAR Time Series
published pages: 9122-9148, ISSN: 2072-4292, DOI: 10.3390/rs70709122
|Remote Sensing 7/7||2019-07-23|
Xiaoye Tong, Martin Brandt, Pierre Hiernaux, Stefanie M. Herrmann, Feng Tian, Alexander V. Prishchepov, Rasmus Fensholt
Revisiting the coupling between NDVI trends and cropland changes in the Sahel drylands: A case study in western Niger
published pages: 286-296, ISSN: 0034-4257, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.01.030
|Remote Sensing of Environment 191||2019-07-23|
Martin Brandt, Gray Tappan, Abdoul Diouf, Gora Beye, Cheikh Mbow, Rasmus Fensholt
Woody Vegetation Die off and Regeneration in Response to Rainfall Variability in the West African Sahel
published pages: 39, ISSN: 2072-4292, DOI: 10.3390/rs9010039
|Remote Sensing 9/1||2019-07-23|
Feng Tian, Martin Brandt, Yi Y. Liu, Aleixandre Verger, Torbern Tagesson, Abdoul A. Diouf, Kjeld Rasmussen, Cheikh Mbow, Yunjia Wang, Rasmus Fensholt
Remote sensing of vegetation dynamics in drylands: Evaluating vegetation optical depth (VOD) using AVHRR NDVI and in situ green biomass data over West African Sahel
published pages: 265-276, ISSN: 0034-4257, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.056
|Remote Sensing of Environment 177||2019-07-23|
Wenmin Zhang, Martin Brandt, Francoise Guichard, Qingjiu Tian, Rasmus Fensholt
Using long-term daily satellite based rainfall data (1983?2015) to analyze spatio-temporal changes in the sahelian rainfall regime
published pages: 427-440, ISSN: 0022-1694, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.05.033
|Journal of Hydrology 550||2019-07-23|
Xiaowei Tong, Kelin Wang, Martin Brandt, Yuemin Yue, Chujie Liao, Rasmus Fensholt
Assessing Future Vegetation Trends and Restoration Prospects in the Karst Regions of Southwest China
published pages: 357, ISSN: 2072-4292, DOI: 10.3390/rs8050357
|Remote Sensing 8/5||2019-07-23|
Feng Tian, Martin Brandt, Yi Y. Liu, Kjeld Rasmussen, Rasmus Fensholt
Mapping gains and losses in woody vegetation across global tropical drylands
published pages: 1748-1760, ISSN: 1354-1013, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13464
|Global Change Biology 23/4||2019-07-23|
Martin Brandt, Pierre Hiernaux, Torbern Tagesson, Aleixandre Verger, Kjeld Rasmussen, Abdoul Aziz Diouf, Cheikh Mbow, Eric Mougin, Rasmus Fensholt
Woody plant cover estimation in drylands from Earth Observation based seasonal metrics
published pages: 28-38, ISSN: 0034-4257, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.10.036
|Remote Sensing of Environment 172||2019-07-23|
Martin Brandt, Pierre Hiernaux, Kjeld Rasmussen, Cheikh Mbow, Laurent Kergoat, Torbern Tagesson, Yahaya Z. Ibrahim, Abdoulaye WÃ©lÃ©, Compton J. Tucker, Rasmus Fensholt
Assessing woody vegetation trends in Sahelian drylands using MODIS based seasonal metrics
published pages: 215-225, ISSN: 0034-4257, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.05.027
|Remote Sensing of Environment 183||2019-07-23|
Lina Eklund, Michael Degerald, Martin Brandt, Alexander V Prishchepov, Petter PilesjÃ¶
How conflict affects land use: agricultural activity in areas seized by the Islamic State
published pages: 54004, ISSN: 1748-9326, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa673a
|Environmental Research Letters 12/5||2019-07-23|
Xiaowei Tong, Kelin Wang, Yuemin Yue, Martin Brandt, Bo Liu, Chunhua Zhang, Chujie Liao, Rasmus Fensholt
Quantifying the effectiveness of ecological restoration projects on long-term vegetation dynamics in the karst regions of Southwest China
published pages: 105-113, ISSN: 0303-2434, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2016.09.013
|International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 54||2019-07-23|
Abdoul Diouf, Pierre Hiernaux, Martin Brandt, Gayane Faye, Bakary Djaby, Mouhamadou Diop, Jacques Ndione, Bernard Tychon
Do Agrometeorological Data Improve Optical Satellite-Based Estimations of the Herbaceous Yield in Sahelian Semi-Arid Ecosystems?
published pages: 668, ISSN: 2072-4292, DOI: 10.3390/rs8080668
|Remote Sensing 8/8||2019-07-23|
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