Field work for vegetation assessment

This summer the team from the University of Bozen has sampled vegetation at test sites in the Nature Park Puez – Geisler, aiming at a spatial analysis and an assessment of different types of grassland vegetation with respect to landuse and erosion susceptibility.

At the same site the EURAC team was flying with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), equipped with multi- and hyperspectral cameras, while field spectrometer measurements on the ground were collected for calibration of the UAV data. The aim of this experiment is to assess how multi-/hyperspectral data can help to characterize relevant grassland vegetation parameters in the context of erosion studies.