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This interdisciplinary MSc thesis opportunity exploits remote sensing to advance fire detection studies. The objective of this MSc thesis is to acquire high spatial resolution optical drone data during over a test site with artificial smoke sources. In collaboration with Schutz & Rettung Zürich and the SLF this dataset will then be the base for the development of an automated detection approach.
Two interdisciplinary MSc projects are available as part of a PhD project at the Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETZ Zurich.
Project 1: Relationship between tick hazard (where ticks are the most abundant) and tick exposure (where people hang out the most)
Project 2: What is the role of birds as tick hosts?
Supervision from the GIUZ: to be determined.
Understanding coupled social-ecological systems requires an in-depth analysis of both the social and the ecological systems, and their interactions and feedbacks. Despite this recognized need, in practice this means that to answer questions related to social-ecological feedbacks requires double the amount of information, data and makes it harder for individual students to conduct it to a satisfactory level. Here we propose a coupled approach to a Masters' thesis. More... (PDF, 59 KB)
Maria J. Santos, Norman Backhaus
Earth System Science; Space, Nature & Society
Landscapes containing water bodies are often considered as especially attractive. This master thesis will in a first step analyse literature discussing this fact. Based on this knowledge examples of different kinds of landscapes with and without water bodies shall be identified and and in a third step tested with test persons in the Eye Moving Lab. The detailed setup of this research will be established with the Master student at the beginning of the thesis.
Norman Backhaus, Ilja van Meerveld
Space, Nature & Society, Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis, Hydrology and Climate
Ross Purves, Norman Backhaus
Geocomputation, Space, Nature & Society
Andreas Vieli, Ross Purves
Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics, Geocomputation
Andreas Vieli, Ilja van Meerveld
Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics, Hydrology and Climate