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Victor Onyango

PhD Student
Victor Onyango


Institut für Geographie
Lehrstuhl Fernerkundung
Raum 221
Grietgasse 6
07743 Jena

Tel.: +49 3641-9-48895
Fax: +49 3641-9-48882

Victor Onyango Odipo



  • Savanna vegetation biophysical structure retrieval using active remote sensing data (SAR) and high resolution TLS data
  • Multi-scale remote sensing of savanna ecosystems
  • Fusion of Optical- and SAR Data
  • Change detection analysis

Aktuelle Projekte

§  Adaptive Resilience of Southern AFRICAn Ecosystems (ARS AfricaE)

Curriculum vitae

since 04/2014 PhD student under DAAD scholarship
09/2011-09/2013 Study of M.Sc. Tropical Hydrogeology, Eng. Geology and Environmental Mgt (TropHEE) at the Technical University Darmstadt (Focus: Geoinformation technology in vegetation and sedimentation monitoring)
02/2005-05/2008 Study of B.Sc. Geography at the Moi University, Kenya (Focus: GIS & Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management)


Odipo, V. O., Nickless, A., Berger, C., Baade, J., Urbazaev, M., Walther, C., Schmullius, C. (2016): Assessment of Aboveground Woody Biomass Dynamics Using Terrestrial Laser Scanner and L-Band ALOS PALSAR Data in South African Savanna. Forests, 7(12), 294. doi:10.3390/f7120294.

Ausgewählte Konferenzbeiträge

Odipo, V. O., Baade, J. & Schmullius, C. Aboveground woody biomass estimation using L-band ALOS PALSAR and high resolution TLS datasets in Skukuza, Kruger National Park. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Prag,  May 9-13, 2016

Odipo, V. O., Hüttich, C. & Schmullius, C. Savanna biomass estimation using high resolution UAV lidar, optical (RapidEye, GeoEye) and field inventory data in Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa. (Poster presentation at ISRSE Berlin, May 11-15, 2015)

Odipo, V. O., Hüttich, C. & Schmullius, C. Savanna woody and fractional vegetation cover mapping around Skukuza Flux site using DMC-2 aerial photographs and Sentinel-2 datasets. Poster presented at the SAVANNA Scientific Meeting in Skukuza, South Africa (March, 2015)

Odipo, V. O., Rowen L. 2012. Vegetation change analysis in the Rhine Graben, Germany. Scientific Training, submitted to the TU Darmstadt Institut für Angewndte Geowissenschaften, as a pre-requisite for achievement of MSc TropHEE (May, 2013).

Odipo, V. O., Rowen L., Hoppe, A. & Hinderer, M. 2013. Geoinformation applications in estimation of soil loss at farm level in Kenya. An MSc Thesis submitted in fulfillment of MSc TropHEE of TU Darmstadt (September, 2013).