Plants start growing earlier in the spring but contrary to popular belief, this results in considerably less photosynthesis throughout the following summer and autumn. This is shown in a study published by Nature from Wolfgang Buermann, Matthias Forkel, Andrew Richardson and colleagues.
Matthias Forkel is an environmental scientist who uses satellite observations to study how climate affects ecosystems and vice versa. Thereby Matthias develops and applies remote sensing methods, global ecosystem models, and machine learning approaches. He is a PostDoc in the Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing Group at TU Wien.
I'm searching for a PhD candidate with experiences in optical or microwave remote sensing, data analysis (R or Python), and interest in vegetation-related questions. Working place will be the Technical University Dresden, Germany. Apply until 29. July 2019! Details: English | German
We show how changes in climate, human population and vegetation contribute to changes in global fire occurrence in a newly published paper.
Matthias will present Constraining Dynamic Global Vegetation Models With Multiple Satellite Observations at the Living Planet Symposium of the European Space Agency in Milan, Italy.
A new global long-term vegetation dataset from microwave satellites 1988-2018 now in discussion at Earth System Science Data.
Improving a global vegetation-fire model with satellite observations in discussions at Geoscientific Model Development.
Matthias Forkel is father of two small children. We are a German-Czech family in Austria = Europe. We spend our free time in our garden, at playgrounds in Vienna, or in forests around Vienna, in eastern Czechia, in the Zittau mountains, in Germany, or somewhere else in Europe.
... is a German website about basics of climatology for teachers and students. Matthias created and maintained the website until 2015.