The software and data we use is strictly OpenSource/Access. The benefit to be able to share, distribute and collaborate code and analytical approaches is of high value.
The software packages we mainly use are:
others are worth a try as well and are listed here.
An R cheatsheet has been created to ease the overview of relevant R commands – download pdf
We mainly use OpenAccess remote sensing and GIS data, just in few cases we use locally available data such as hyperspectral or Lidar data which are usually not commonly available. A list of available Data Portals can be accessed here www.remote-sensing-biodiversity.org/resources.