On the growth performance of two competing species in an Andean pasture of southern Ecuador - monitoring and simulations

The megadiverse tropical mountain forests in the southeastern Andes of Ecuador, including their biodiversity and ecosystem services, are severely threatened due to climate warming and the clearing of forests to produce pasture land. The common local practice of recurrent burning for pasture rejuvena...

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1. Verfasser: Silva, Brenner Stefan Gomes
Beteiligte: Bendix, Jörg (Prof. Dr.) (BetreuerIn (Doktorarbeit))
Format: Dissertation
Sprache:Englisch
Veröffentlicht: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2013
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18. J. Pearce, S. Ferrier, " Evaluating the predictive performance of habitat models developed using logistic regression " , Ecological Modelling, vol. 133, pp. 225-245, 2000. 132 Work Experience 2005 Interpretation and audit in the PRODES (Amazonian Forest Monitoring by Satellite) program, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. 2004 Consultant at " Fortification of Management Council in the Serra da Mantiqueira, Atlantic Forest Protected Area " 2000-2001 System analyst at PROGEO (LLC), Pantanal, Brazil, with land survey and planning.


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20. Lopes, P.M.O.; Silva, B.S.G.; Bottino, M.J.; Valeriano, D.M. Irradiância solar incidente modelada a partir de dados do sensor MODIS. In: Rudorff, B.F.T.; Shimabukuro, Y.E.; Ceballos. J.C. (Eds.). O Sensor MODIS e suas aplicações ambientais no Brasil. 1 ed. São José dos Campos: Bookimage, 2006, p. 1-448. 145 Selected publications on events:


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22. Language skills


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25. Master thesis:


26. Silva, B. and Bendix J. 2011. Modelling and monitoring of vegetation growth from leaf to plot scale. Proceedings 3rd iLEAPS Science Conference, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 20. Sep 2011. ESA Special Publications SP-688.


27. German, English, and Spanish (native Portuguese speaker) Personal Bibliography Peer-reviewed publications:


28. Silva, B.S.G. Permanent Plot Selection in Mountainous Ecosystems (translation of " Seleção de Parcelas Permanentes em Ecossistemas Montanhosos " . M.


29. J. S. Aber, I. Marzolff, J. B. Ries, Small-Format Aerial Photography. Amsterdam: Elsevier Sci., 2010, pp. 85–87.


30. Silva, B. et al. 2008. Some aspects of climate and radiation into a grassland competition model, AKKlima Symposium, Nov. 2008, Aachen, Germany Silva, B. S. G.; Valeriano, D. M.; Correção atmosférica e topográfica de imagens de satélite em terrenos montanhosos. Proceedings. XII Simp. Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, 2005, INPE, p. 3587-3594.


31. Sc. Thesis on Remote Sensing. Publication of INPE, National Institute for Spatial Research ) São José dos Campos, Brazil. Book chapter:


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