Prof. Dr. Christiane Schmullius

Christiane Schmullius, Prof. Dr.
C. Schmullius
Foto: Anne Günther (Universität Jena)
JenTower, Raum Süd, 26. Etage
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena Google Maps – LageplanExterner Link

Major Research Interests

Application of operational and experimental Earth observation sensors in the optical, thermal and microwave domains (with a focus on radar) for geoscientific applications. Special expertise is on global satellite monitoring concepts for land surface analyses to support climate change topics. As former expert for e-infrastructures to the German Future Earth Committee, interests also concern big data handling from the Sentinel-satellites and in situ networks.

  • Curriculum Vitae
    • Since 2006
      W3-Professorship, Chair - Department for Earth Observation, Institute of GeographyExterner Link, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
    • 2005-2008
      Director of the Institute of Geography, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
    • 2000-2005
      C3-Professor for Remote Sensing at the Geoinformatics Department, Institute of Geography, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
    • 1996-2000
      Group Leader "Geomatics" at DLR Institute of High Frequency Technology and DLR Project Scientist for the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
    • 1994-1996
      DLR Science Team Lead of the Mission Operations Team for the two spaceshuttle missions "SIR-C/X-SAR"
    • 1991-1994
      Postdoc Research Assistant, DLR - Institute of High Frequency Technology
    • 1991
      Ph.D., Institute of Space Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    • 1988-1991
      Research Assistant, Institute of Space Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
    • 1986-1988
      Research Assistant, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technical University Karlsruhe, Germany
    • 1986
      Master of Arts, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
    • 1984-1986
      Fulbright-Fellowship plus additional 2-year ITT International Fellowship
    • 1983
      DAAD Travel Support, Internship at Redwood National Park, California


    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geoinformation
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung
    • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    • Thüringer Geographische Gesellschaft
    • Deutscher Hochschulverband
    • Collegium Europaeum Jenense
    • Fulbright Alumni
    • UCSB Alumni


    • German: native speaker
    • English: read-write-speak excellent
    • Russian:  read good, write fair, speak good
    • Italian:  read good, write fair, speak fair
    • French, Spanish: read good, write slight, speak slight
    • Latin: Advance Proficiency "Latinum" (High School Degree)
  • Current Projects

    Strategies & Standards


    Regional Demonstrators


    • BONDSExterner Link
      Balancing biOdiversity conservatioN with Development in Amazon wetlandS

    South Africa

    • EMSAfricaExterner Link
      Ecosystem Management Support for Climate Change in South Africa
    • SALDi
      South African Land Degradation Monitor
    • Kruger National Park

    DLR Jena Cooperation

  • Concluded Projects
    • 2017 - 19 Coordinator
      BioFor: Forest Monitoring in Cooperation with the Forest and Cartographic Agencies of Poland (BMBF)
    • 2017 - 18 Coordinator
      SAR EDU MOOC: Development of a Massive Open Online Course for the SAR Remote Sensing Education Initiative ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2016 - 19 Coordinator
      Sen4REDD: Entwicklung von integriertem multi-temporalen Prozessierungsketten basierend auf Sentinel-1 und -2 für die Unterstützung von UNFCCC REDD+ MRV Systemen DLR/BMWi ViewExterner Link
    • 2016 - 18 Coordinator
      PhaenOpt: Phänologische App-Entwicklung zur Untersuchung des Klimawandels in Thüringen DLR/BMWI ViewExterner Link
    • 2015 - 18 Partner
      SWOS Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service EU ViewExterner Link
    • 2015 - 18 Partner
      BACI Towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index EU ViewExterner Link
    • 2015 - 17 Coordinator
      GlobBiomass Provision od improved biomass maps at regional and global scale by integration od user requirements from Science, Policy and Forest Industry ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2014 - 16 Partner
      Ars Africae: Adaptive Resilience of Southern African Acosystems BMBF ViewExterner Link
    • 2013 - 16 Coordinator
      EO-LDAS-App: Application of the EO-LDAS Lands Data Assimilation System Prototype and Data Base to Prepare Sentinel-2 Assimilation DLR/BMWI ViewExterner Link
    • 2013 - 16 Partner
      Wald-Biomasse: Entwicklung von missionsübergreifenden Verfahren zur Modellierung der Kapazität von Wäldern zur Biomasseproduktion DLR/BMWi ViewExterner Link
    • 2013 - 14 Coordinator
      TerraSensE: Terrestrische Sensorik für hochaufgelöste Analytik von Erdoberflächenprozessen TMBWK ViewExterner Link
    • 2012 - 17 Partner
      Helmholtz-Allianz "Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics" DLR ViewExterner Link
    • 2012 - 17 Partner
      BexIS++: Biodiversity-Exploratories Information System DFG ViewExterner Link
    • 2012 - 17 Coordinator
      SAR-EDU: SAR Remote Sensing Education Initiative DLR/BMWi ViewExterner Link
    • 2012 - 16 Partner
      LC-CCI: Essential Climate Variable Landcover - Contribution of ASAR Data to Urban and Water Body Mapping ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2012 - 15 Partner
      EuRuCas: European-Russian Centre for cooperation in the Arctic and Sub‐Arctic environmental and climate research EU ViewExterner Link
    • 2011 - 15 Coordinator
      ZAPÁS: Assessment and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Framework of the EU-Russian Space Dialogue EU ViewExterner Link
    • 2010 - 15 Partner
      GIONET: GMES Initial Operations - Network for Earth Observation Research Training EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network ViewExterner Link
    • 2010 - 14 Partner
      INFLUINS: Integrierte Fluiddynamik in Sedimentbecken. Prozesse, Potenziale, Risiken TMBWK ViewExterner Link
    • 2010 - 13 Partner
      Graduiertenschule Bildverarbeitung: Segmentierung in der Fernerkundung, Thüringer Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur (TMBWK).
    • 2009 - 13 Coordinator
      BIOMASAR-1/-2: Forest Biomass Mapping with hyper-temporal ASAR Global Monitoring data in Siberia, Sweden and Quebec/ BIOMASAR-2: … of the Northern Hemisphere ESA
    • 2009 - 13 Coordinator
      SARvanna: SAR-Mapping of Savanna Vegetation Structure in Kruger National Park, SA BMBF/NRF/KNP/ESA
    • 2008 - 13 Coordinator
      FRA-SAR-1/-2: TerraSAR-X support to the UN FAO Forest Resource Assessment 2010 DLR/BMWi ViewExterner Link
    • 2006 - 15 Coordinator
      SIB-ESS-C: Siberian Earth System Science Cluster ViewExterner Link
    • 2012 Coordinator
      Sib-Lab: The Central Siberian Global Change Laboratory ViewExterner Link
    • 2011 Partner
      EO-LDAS: Earth Observation for Land-System Data Assimilation ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2011 Partner
      DUE Permafrost: Establishment of a satellite-based monitoring system ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2011 Partner
      ENVILAND-1/-2: Investigation of Envisat ASAR and MERIS data, BMBF View ENVILAND-1Externer Link View ENVILAND-2Externer Link
    • 2010 Coordinator
      RadarCover-1/-2: GMES Sentinel-1 Analysis of Multi-Temporal Land Cover Observation at C-Band ESA
    • 2010 Coordinator
      ESA GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office (Global Observations of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics) ViewExterner Link
    • 2010 Coordinator
      FRA-SAR: Global Forest Resource Assessment with Synthetic Aperture Radar ViewExterner Link
    • 2008 Coordinator
      IRIS: Irkutsk Regional Information System for Enviromental Protection EU INCO ViewExterner Link
    • 2008 Coordinator
      SibFORD: Earth Observation for Assessment of Forest Disturbances induced Carbon Emissions in Central Siberia EU ViewExterner Link
    • 2008 Partner
      GSE Forest Monitoring, ESA GMES Service Element Project for Russia ESA ViewExterner Link
      GSE Forest Monitoring in Russia Stage II ViewExterner Link
    • 2006 Partner
      AGRISAR Campaigns 2006 ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2006 Partner
      AQUIFER Wetland Monitoring in Northern Africa ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2005 Coordinator
      SIBERIA-II Multi-Sensor Concepts for Greenhouse Accounting of Northern Eurasia (EU) ViewExterner Link
    • 2005 Partner
      FEMINE (Forest Environmental Monitoring in Northern Eurasia), ESA-IAF (International Astronautical Federation) project for cooperation with Russia and Ukraine ViewExterner Link
    • 2004 - 16 Coordinator
      Forest DRAGON-1/-2/-3: Project Wall-to-Wall Forest Mapping and Change Monitoring in China with Radar Remote Sensing ESA ViewExterner Link
    • 2004 Partner
      TerraSAR-L, Satellite Feasibility Study for future ESA Missions DLR ViewExterner Link
    • 2004 Coordinator
      Innovative Remote Sensing Techniques for Forest Mapping in Mongolia UN FAO ViewExterner Link
    • 2004 Coordinator
      GMES-RUSSIA: Establishing a Thematic Network in Russia for Priority Themes A, B, C and E for GMES Strand 2 Assessment Activities EU GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security ViewExterner Link
    • 2003 Coordinator
      TerraDew: Investigations about the Temporal Effects of Dew on Multifrequency and Multipolarimetric DLR E-SAR Radar Backscatter Signals, BMBF ViewExterner Link
    • 2003 Coordinator
      Carbon-3D: Global biomass mapping, combination Lidar with BRDF imager systems in cooperation with JenaOptronik GmbH ViewExterner Link
    • 2002 Coordinator
      INTAS Establishment of an Ecological Monitoring System for Lake Baikal EU ViewExterner Link
    • 2001 Partner
      European Radar-Optical Research Assemblage (ERA-ORA) EU
    • 2001 Partner
      Feasibility Study for a P-Band Satellite ESA
    • 2000 Coordinator
      SAR Imaging for Boreal Ecology and Radar Interferometry Applications - SIBERIA, EU Environment and Climate, Center for Earth Observation Program ViewExterner Link
    • 2000 Coordinator
      ERS-data for SIBERIA-Project (560 Frames) ESA 3rd ERS AO ViewExterner Link
    • 2000 Partner
      Airborne Radar Campaigns "Morphodynamik der Elbe" BMBF
    • 1999 Coordinator
      Methane-Emission in Siberian Wetlands DAAD ARC
    • 1998 Contractor
      Airborne Radar Campaigns for Rhine Flood Bundesanstalt Gewässerkunde
    • 1996 Partner
      DARA Next Generation SAR Instrument Study
    • 1996 Partner
      Optik-SAR Synergy Study, ESA ESTEC
    • 1995 Co-Investigator
      ERS Windscatterometer Study for Land Applications, ESA ESTEC
    • 1995 Partner
      MAC Europe Airborne Radar Campaigns ESA ESTEC
    • 1993 Partner
      CLEOPATRA Cloud Cover Experiment Oberpfaffenhofen DLR
    • 1991 Coordinator
      Airborne Radar Campaign LOTREX HIBE (Landoberflächenexperiment) BMBF
    • 1988 Coordinator
      Regional Landsat Thematic Mapper Land Use Classification Umweltministerium Baden Württemberg
  • Publications


    DUBOIS, C., MUELLER, M. M., PATHE, C., JAGDHUBER, T., CREMER, F., THIEL, C., & SCHMULLIUS, C. (2020). Characterization of land cover seasonality in Sneintle-1 time series data. ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Sciences, 5(3). ViewExterner Link

    JÄNICHEN, J., DUBOIS, C., WOLSZA, M., SALEPCI, N., & C. SCHMULLIUS (2020): Investigation of the ground motion near the leaning tower of Bad Frankenhausen using Sentinel-1 persistent scatterer interferometry, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B3-2020, 305–312, Link. ViewExterner Link

    DUBOIS, C., JÄNICHEN, J., WOLSZA, M., SALEPCI, N. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2020): 20 Years SAR Interferometry for Monitoring Ground Deformation over the former Potash-Mine “Glückauf” in Thuringia, In: Tagungsband Geomonitoring 2020, S. 29-45. doi: Link. ViewExterner Link

    CREMER, F., URBAZAEV, M., CORTES, J., TRUCKENBRODT, J., SCHMULLIUS, C. & C. THIEL (2020): Potential of Reccurrence Metrics from Sentinel-1 Time Series for Deforestation Mapping. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. ViewExterner Link.

    URBAN, M., HECKEL, K., BERGER, C., SCHRATZ, P., SMIT, I.P.J., STRYDOM, T., BAADE, J. & C. SCHMULLIUS  (2020): Woody cover mapping in the savanna ecosystem of the Kruger National Park using Sentinel-1 C-Band time series data, Koedoe 62(1), a1621. doi:10.4102/koedoe.v62i1.1621Externer Link.

    URBAN, M., HECKEL, K., BERGER, C., SCHRATZ, P., SMIT, I. P.J., STRYDOM, T., BAADE, J. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2020): Woody Cover Mapping in the Kruger National Park using Sentinel-1 time series and LiDAR data (Version v1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3728186Externer Link.

    HECKEL K., URBAN M., SCHRATZ P., MAHECHA M. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2020): Predicting Forest Cover in Distinct Ecosystems: The Potential of Multi-Source Sentinel-1 and -2 Data Fusion, Advances in Remote Sensing for Global Forest Monitoring 12(2). ViewExterner Link

    SINGH J., LEVICK S., GUDERLE M. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2020): Moving from plot-based to hillslope-scale assessments of savanna vegetation structure with long-range terrestrial laser scanning (LR-TLS). International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 90, August 2020. ViewExterner Link


    BERGER C., BIERI M., BRADSHAW K., BRUMMER C., CLEMEN T., HICKLER T., KUTSCH W., LENFERS U., MARTENS C., MIDGLEY G., MUKWASHI K., ODIPO V., SCHEITER S., SCHMULLIUS C., BAADE J.,DU TOIT J., SCHOLES R., SMIT I., STEVENS N. & W. TWINE (2019): Linking scales and disciplines: an interdisciplinary cross-scale approach to supporting climate-relevant ecosystem management. - Climatic Change, 156(1-2), 139-150. ViewExterner Link

    BERGER, C., S. WERNER, C. WIGLEY-COETSEE, I. SMIT, C. SCHMULLIUS & IEEE (2019): Multi-temporal Sentinel-1 Data for wall-to-wall herbaceous biomass mapping in Kruger National Park, South Africa – First Results, 2019 Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York, pp. 7358-7360. ViewExterner Link


    RODRIGUEZ-VEIGA, P., S. QUEGAN, J. CARREIRAS, H. PERSSON, J.E.S. FRANSSON, A. HOSCILO, D. ZIOLKOWSKI, K. STERENCZAK, S. LOHBERGER, M. STANGEL, A. BERNINGER, F. SIEGERT, V. AVITABILE, M. HEROLD, S. MERMOZ, A. BOUVET, T.L. TOAN, N. CARVALHAIS, M. SANTORO, O. CARTUS, Y. RAUSTE, R. MATHIEU, G.P. ASNER, C. THIEL, C. PATHE, C. SCHMULLIUS, F.M. SEIFERT, K. TANSEY & H. BALTZER (2019): Forest biomass retrieval approaches from earth observation in different biomes. - International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 77, 53-68. ViewExterner Link

    WALTHER, C., C. HÜTTICH, M. URBAN & C. SCHMULLIUS (2019): Modelling the Arctic taiga-tundra ecotone using ALOS PALSAR and optical earth observation data. - International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 18, 195 - 206. ViewExterner Link


    BERGER, C., M. VOLTERSEN, C. SCHMULLIUS, S. HESE & IEEE (2018): Robust mapping of urban structure types across three german cities, Igarss 2018 - 2018 Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York, pp. 2968-2971. ViewExterner Link

    CHERNETSKIY, M., N. GOBRON, J. GOMEZ-DANS, O. MORGAN, M. DISNEY, P. LEWIS & C. SCHMULLIUS (2018): Simulating arbitrary hyperspectral bandsets from multispectral observations via a generic Earth Observation-Land Data Assimilation System (EO-LDAS). - Advances in Space Research, 62(7), 1654-1674. ViewExterner Link

    CREMER, F., URBAZAEV, M., BERGER, C., MAHECHA, M., SCHMULLIUS, C. & C. THIEL (2018): An Image Transform Based on Temporal Decomposition. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, PP(99):1-5. ViewExterner Link

    HOSCILO, A., A. LEWADOWSKA, D. ZIOLKOWSKI, K. STERENCZAK, M. LISANCZUK, C. SCHMULLIUS, C. PATHE & IEEE (2018): Forest aboveground biomass estimation using a combination of sentinel-1 and sentinel-2 data, Igarss 2018 - 2018 Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York, pp. 9026-9029. ViewExterner Link

    SINGH, J., S.R. LEVICK, M. GUDERLE, C. SCHMULLIUS & S.E. TRUMBORE (2018): Variability in fire-induced change to vegetation physiognomy and biomass in semi-arid savanna. - Ecosphere, 9(12), 16. ViewExterner Link

    STELMASZCZUK-GÓRSKA, M. A., URBAZAEV, M., SCHMULLIUS, C. & C. THIEL (2018). Estimation of Above-Ground Biomass over Boreal Forests on Siberia Using Updated In Situ, ALOS-2 PALSAR-2, and RADARSAT-2 Data. Remote Sensing, 10(10), 1550. ViewExterner Link

    TRUCKENBRODT, S. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2018): Seasonal evolution of soil and plant parameters on the agricultural Gebesee test site: a database for the set-up and validation of EO-LDAS and satellite-aided retrieval models. - Earth Systems Science Data, 10, 525-548. ViewExterner Link

    URBAN, M., C. BERGER, T. MUDAU, K. HECKEL, J. TRUCKENBRODT, V. ODIPO, I. SMIT & C. SCHMULLIUS (2018): Surface Moisture and Vegetation Cover Analysis for Drought Monitoring in the Southern Kruger National Park Using Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, and Landsat-8. Remote Sensing 10(9). ViewExterner Link

    URBAZAEV, M., CREMER, F., MIGLIAVACCA, M., REICHSTEIN, M., SCHMULLIUS, C. & C. THIEL (2018). Potential of Mulit-Temporal ALOS-2 PALSAR-2 ScanSAR Data for Vegetation Height Estimation in Tropical Forests of Mexico. Remote Sensing, 10(8), 1277. ViewExterner Link

    URBAZAEV, M., THIEL, C., CREMER, F., DUBAYA, R., MIGLIAVACCA, M., REICHSTEIN, M. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2018). Estimation of forest aboveground biomass and uncertainties by integration of field measurements, airborne LiDAR, and SAR and optical satellite data in Mexico. Carbon Balance and Management, 13(1):5. ViewExterner Link

    URBAZAEV, M., THIEL, C., CREMER F., SCHMULLIUS C. & IEEE (2018): Assessment of the mapping of aboveground biomass and its uncertainties using field measurements, airborne LIDAR and satellite data in Mexico, Igarss 2018 - 2018 Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York, pp. 8793-8796. ViewExterner Link


    BERGER C., ROSENTRETER J., VOLTERSEN M., BAUMGART C., HESE S. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2017): Spatio-temporal analysis of the relationship between 2D/3D urban site characteristics and land surface temperature. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 193, 225-243. ViewExterner Link

    CHERNETSKIY, M., GÓMEZ-DANS, J., GOBRON, N., MORGAN, O., LEWIS, P., TRUCKENBRODT, S. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2017): Estimation of FAPAR over croplands using MISR data and the Earth Observation Land Data Assimilation System (EO-LDAS). - Remote Sensing, 9(7), 30. ViewExterner Link

    THIEL C., J. BAADE & C. SCHMULLIUS (2017): Comparison of UAV photograph-based and airborne lidarbased point clouds over forest from a forestry application perspective (vol 38, pg 2411, 2017). - International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(16), 4765-4765.

    THIEL, C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2017): Comparison of UAV photograph-based and airborne lidar-based point clouds over forest from a forestry application perspective. - International Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(8-10), 2411-2426.ViewExterner Link


    BAADE J. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): TanDEM-X IDEM precision and accuracy assessment based on a large assembly of differential GNSS measurements in Kruger National Park, South Africa. - ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 119, 496-508. ViewExterner Link

    EBERLE, J., T. TAYLOR, C. SCHMULLIUS & IEEE (2016): Easy to use time-series data access and analysis tools using standardbased geoprocessing services, 2016 Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York, pp. 3614-3617. ViewExterner Link

    EBERLE J., URBAN M., HOMOLKA A., HÜTTICH C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Multi-Source Data Integration and Analysis for Land Monitoring in Siberia. - Springer Water "Novel Methods for Monitoring and Managing Land and Water Resources in Siberia", (ed.: Mueller, L., Sheudshen, A., Eulenstein, F.). - Springer International Publishing, Part III, 471-487. ViewExterner Link

    ODIPO V. O., NICKLESS A., BERGER C., BAADE J., URBAZAEV M., WALTER C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (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. ViewExterner Link

    SCHLUND, M., F. VON PONCET, S. KUNTZ, H. BOEHM, D. HOEKMAN & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): TanDEM-X elevation model data for canopy height and aboveground biomass retrieval in a tropical peat swamp forest. - International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(21), 5021-5044. ViewExterner Link

    STELMASZCZUK-GORSKA M., RODRIGUEZ-VEIGA, P., ACKERMANN N., THIEL C., BALZTER H. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Non-Parametric Retrieval of Aboveground Biomass in Siberian Boreal Forests with ALOS PALSAR Interferometric Coherence and Backscatter - Journal of Imaging, 2(1), 1. ViewExterner Link

    THIEL C., BAADE J. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Comparison of UAV Photograph based and Airborne LiDAR based Point Clouds over Forest from a Forestry Application Perspective. - International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/ 01431161.2016.1225181. ViewExterner Link

    THIEL C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): The potential of ALOS PALSAR backscatter and InSAR coherence for forest growing stock volume estimation in Central Siberia images. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 173, 258-273. ViewExterner Link

    THURNER M., BEER C., CARVALHAIS, N., FORKEL M., SANTORO M., TUM M. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Large-scale variation in boreal and temperate forest carbon turn-over rate related to climate. - Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/ 2016GL068794. ViewExterner Link

    URBAN M., VOLTERSEN M., POECKING S., HESE S., HEROLD M. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Multi-Scale Vegetation and Water Body Mapping of the Northern Latitudes in Siberia with Optical Remote Sensing. - Springer Water "Novel Methods for Monitoring and Managing Land and Water Resources in Siberia", (ed.: Mueller, L., Sheudshen, A., Eulenstein, F.). - Springer International Publishing, Part III, 451-470. ViewExterner Link

    URBAZAEV M., THIEL C., MIGLIAVACCA M., REICHSTEIN M., RODRIGUEZ-VEIGA P. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2016): Improved Multi-Sensor Satellite-Based Aboveground Biomass Estimation by Selecting Temporally Stable Forest Inventory Plots Using NDVI Time Series. - Forests, 7, 1-16. ViewExterner Link


    BAADE J. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2015): Catchment properties in the Kruger National Park derived from the new TanDEM-X Intermediate Digital Elevation Model (IDEM) The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XL-7/W3, doi:10.5194, 293-300. ViewExterner Link

    BALZTER H., COLE B., THIEL C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2015): Mapping CORINE Land Cover from Sentinel-1A SAR and SRTM Digital Elevation Model Data using Random Forests. - Remote Sensing, 7(11), 14876-14898. ViewExterner Link

    BERGER C., RIEDEL F., ROSENTRETER J., STEIN E., HESE S. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2015a): Fusion of airborne hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing data to study the thermal characteristics of urban environments. Computational approaches for urban environments. Geotechnologies and the environment 13, Heidelberg, Germany. - Springer, 273-292. ViewExterner Link

    BOERNER W.M., G. KRIEGER, A. REIGBER, I. HAJNSEK, C. SCHMULLIUS, A. MOREIRA, M. EINEDER, R. BAMLER, F. MEYER, S. HENSLEY, J. CANZYL, M. NEUMANN, M. SHIMADA, M. OHKI, J. SUMANTYO, K. HATTORI, F. OCAMPO-TORRES, O. PONCE, J. MOREIRA, J. CAMPOS, Y. LU, P. DUBOIS-FERNANDEZ, E. POTTIER, T. LETOAN, C. SURUSSAVADEE, V. KOO, T. LIM, R. TRIHARJANTO, W. HASBI, S. MOHAN, G. SINGH & IEEE (2015): Development of new multi-band equatorially orbiting POLinSAR satellite sensors system configurations for varying latitudinal coverage within total tropical belt. 2015 Ieee 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar. Ieee, New York. ViewExterner Link

    SANTORO M., BEAUDOIN A., BEER C., CARTUS O., FRANSSON J., HALL R., PATHE C., SCHMULLIUS C., SCHEPASHENKO D., SHIDENKO A., THURNER M. & U. WEGMÜLLER (2015): Forest growing stock volume of the northern hemisphere: Spatially explicit estimates for 2010 derived from Envisat ASAR. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 168, 316-334. ViewExterner Link

    SCHLUND, M., F. VON PONCET, S. KUNTZ, C. SCHMULLIUS & D. HOEKMAN (2015): TanDEM-X data for aboveground biomass retrieval in a tropical peat swamp forest. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 158, 255-266. ViewExterner Link

    SCHMULLIUS C., THIEL C.J., PATHE C. & M. SANTORO (2015): Radar Time Series for Land Cover and Forest Mapping. In: Kuenzer C., Dech S., Wagner W. (ed.) Springer Book Series "Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing", Volume 22: Remote Sensing Time Series, Revealing Land Surface Dynamics. - Springer International Publishing, 323-356. ViewExterner Link

    URBAZAEV M., THIEL C.J., MATHIEU R., NAIDOO L., LEVICK S., SMIT J.P, ASNER G.P. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2015): Assessment of the mapping of fractional woody cover in southern African savannas using multi-temporal and polarimetric ALOS PALSAR L-band - Remote Sensing of Environment, 166, 138-153. ViewExterner Link

    VOLTERSEN, M., C. BERGER, S. HESE, C. SCHMULLIUS & IEEE (2015): Expanding an Urban Structure Type Mapping Approach from a Subarea to the Entire City of Berlin. 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event. Ieee, New York. ViewExterner Link


    BAADE, J., C. SCHMULLIUS & IEEE (2014): Uncertainties of a TANDEM-X derived digital surface model a case study from the roda catchment, Germany, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York. ViewExterner Link

    CHOWDHURY T.A., THIEL C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2014): Growing stock volume estimation from L-band ALOS PALSAR polarimetric coherence in Siberian forest. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 155, 129-144. ViewExterner Link

    HÜTTICH C., M. KORETS, S. BARTALEV, V. ZHARKO, D. SHEPASCHENKO, A. SHVIDENKO & C. SCHMULLIUS (2014): Supporting a Forest Observation System for Siberia: Earth Observation for Monitoring, Assessing and Providing Forest Resource - Earthzine. ViewExterner Link

    SANTORO, M., U. WEGMULLER, J.E.S. FANSSON, C. SCHMULLIUS & IEEE (2014): Regional mapping of forest growing stock volume with multitemporal ALOS PALSAR backscatter, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York, pp. 2313-2316. ViewExterner Link

    SCHLUND M., PONCET F., HOEKMAN D., KUNTZ S., SCHMULLIUS C. (2014): Importance of bistatic SAR features from TanDEM-X for forest mapping and monitoring. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 151, 16-26. ViewExterner Link

    THIEL C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2014): Impact of Tree Species on Magnitude of PALSAR Interferometric Coherence over Siberian Forest at Frozen and Unfrozen Conditions. - Remote Sensing, 6, 1124-1136. ViewExterner Link

    THURNER M., BEER C., SANTORO M., CARVALHAIS N., WUTZLER T., SCHEPASCHENKO D., SHVIDENKO A., KOMPTER E., AHRENS B., LEVICK S., SCHMULLIUS C. (2013): Carbon stock and density of northern boreal and temperate forests. - Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23, 297-310. ViewExterner Link

    URBAN M., FORKEL M., EBERLE J., HÜTTICH C., SCHMULLIUS C. and HEROLD M. (2014): Pan-Arctic Climate and Land Cover Trends Derived from Multi-Variate and Multi-Scale Analyses (1981-2012). - Remote Sensing, 6(3), 2296-2316. ViewExterner Link

    VOLTERSEN M., BERGER C., HESE S., SCHMULLIUS C. (2014): Object-based land cover mapping and comprehensive feature calculation for an automated derivation of urban structure types at block level. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 154, 192-201. ViewExterner Link

    WALDE I., HESE S., BERGER C. and SCHMULLIUS C. (2014): From land covergraphs to urban structure types. - International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 28(3), 584-609. ViewExterner Link

    WILHELM S., HÜTTICH C., KORETS M. and SCHMULLIUS C. (2014): Large Area Mapping of Boreal Growing Stock Volume on an Annual and Multi-Temporal Level Using PALSAR L-Band Backscatter Mosaics. - Forests, 5(8), 1999-2015. ViewExterner Link


    BERGER C., VOLTERSEN M., HESE S., WALDE I., SCHMULLIUS C. (2013): Robust Extraction of Urban Land Cover Information from HSR Multi-Spectral and LiDAR Data. - IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6(6), 1-16. ViewExterner Link

    BERGER C., VOLTERSEN M., ECKARDT R., EBERLE J., HEYER T., SALEPCI N., HESE S., SCHMULLIUS C., TAO J., AUER S., BAMLER R., EWALD K., GARTLEY M., JACOBSON J., BUSWELL A., DU Q., PACIFICI F. (2013b). Multi-modal and multi-temporal data fusion: Outcome of the 2012 GRSS Data Fusion Contest. - IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6(3), 1324-1340. ViewExterner Link

    CHOWDHURY T., THIEL C., SCHMULLIUS C., STELMASCZCZUK-GÓRSKA M. (2013): Polarimetric Parameters for Growing Stock Volume Estimation Using ALOS PALSAR L-Band Data over Siberian Forests. - Remote Sensing, 5(11), 5725-5756. ViewExterner Link

    EBERLE J., CLAUSNITZER S., HÜTTICH C. and SCHMULLIUS C. (2013): Multi-Source Data Processing Middleware for Land Monitoring within a Web-Based Spatial Data Infrastructure for Siberia.- ISPRS International Journal for Geo-Information, 2, 553-576. ViewExterner Link

    ECKARDT, R., BERGER, C.,THIEL, C. and C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): Removal of Optically Thick Clouds from Multi-Spectral Satellite Images Using Multi-Frequency SAR Data. - Remote Sensing, 5(6), 2973-3006. ViewExterner Link

    FROHLICH, B., E. BACH, I. WALDE, S. HESE, C. SCHMULLIUS & J. DENZLER (2013):  Land cover classification of satellite images using contextual information. In: G. Sohn, F. Rottensteiner & J.D. Wegner (Eds.), Vcm 2013 - the Isprs Workshop on 3d Virtual City Modeling. ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences. Copernicus Gesellschaft Mbh, Gottingen, pp. 1-6. ViewExterner Link

    KUEHL, A., N. SALEPCI, C. THIEL, C. SCHMULLIUS & IEEE (2013): A flexible scoring system to simplify reference scene selection for permanent scatterer interferometry using supplementary data, 2013 Ieee International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IEEE International Symposium on Geoscience and Remote Sensing IGARSS. Ieee, New York, pp. 2087-2090. ViewExterner Link

    McCALLUM I., FRANKLIN O., MOLTCHONOVA E., MERBOLD L., SCHMULLIUS C., SHVIDENKO, SCHEPASCHENKO D., FRITZ S. (2013): Improved light and temperature responses for light use efficiency based GPP models. - Biogeosciences, 10, 8919-8947. ViewExterner Link

    SANTORO M., CARTUS O., FRANSSON J., SHVIDENKO A., McCALLUM I., HALL R., BEAUDOIN A., BEER C., SCHMULLIUS C. (2013): Estimates of Forest Growing Stock Volume for Sweden, Central Siberia, and Québec Using Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar Backscatter Data. - Remote Sensing, 5, 4503-4532. ViewExterner Link

    THIEL C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): Investigating the impact of freezing on the ALOS PALSAR InSAR phase over Siberian forests. - Remote Sensing Letters, 4(9), 900-909. ViewExterner Link

    THIEL C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): Investigating ALOS PALSAR Interferometric Coherence in Central Siberia at Unfrozen and Frozen Conditions. - Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 39(3), 232-250. ViewExterner Link

    URBAN M., EBERLE J., HÜTTICH C., SCHMULLIUS C., HEROLD M. (2013): Comparison of satellite derived Land Surface Temperature and Air Temperature from meteorological station on pan-arctic scale. - Remote Sensing, 5, 2348-2367. ViewExterner Link

    URBAN M., FORKEL M., SCHMULLIUS C., HESE S., HÜTTICH C., HEROLD M. (2013): Identification of Land Surface Temperature and Albedo Trends in AVHRR Pathfinder data from 1982 to 2005 for northern Siberia. - International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(12), 4491-4507. ViewExterner Link

    WALDE I., HESE S., BERGER C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2013): Graph based Mapping of Urban Structure Types from High Resolution Satellite Image Objects - A case study of the German cities Rostock and Erfurt. - IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 10(4), 932-936, doi: 10.1109/LGRS.2013.2252323. ViewExterner Link


    AVITABILE V., BACCINI A., FRIEDL M.A. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2012): Capabilities and limitations of Landsat and land cover data for aboveground woody biomass estimation of - Remote Sensing of Environment, 117, 366-380. ViewExterner Link

    FORKEL M., THONICKE K., BEER C., CRAMER W., BARTALEV S. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2012): Extreme fire events are related to previous-year surface moisture conditions in permafrost-underlain larch forests of Siberia. - Environmental Research Letters, 7, 044021. ViewExterner Link

    HILBERT C. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2012): Influence of surface topography on ICESat/GLAS forest height estimation and waveform shape. - Remote Sensing, (4)8, 2210-2235. ViewExterner Link


    CARTUS O., SANTORO M., SCHMULLIUS C. & Z. LI (2011): Large area forest stem volume mapping in the boreal zone using synergy of ERS-1/2 tandem coherence and MODIS vegetation continuous field. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 931-943. ViewExterner Link

    GOERNER, A., M. REICHSTEIN, E. TOMELLERI, N. HANAN, S. RAMBAL, D. PAPALE, D. DRAGONI & C. SCHMULLIUS (2011): Remote sensing of ecosystem light use efficiency with MODIS-based PRI. - Biogeosciences, 8(1), 189-202. ViewExterner Link

    HÜTTICH C., HEROLD , WEGMANN M., CORDA., STROHBACH B., SCHMULLIUS C. & S. DECH (2011): Assessing effects of temporal compositing and varying observation periods for large-area land cover mapping in semi-arid ecosystems: Implications for Global Monitoring. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(10), 2445-2459. ViewExterner Link

    KE, C.Q., D. ZHANG, F.Q. WANG, S.X. CHEN, C. SCHMULLIUS, W.M. BOERNER & H. WANG (2011): Analyzing coastal wetland change in the Yancheng National Nature Reserve, China. - Regional Environmental Change, 11(1), 161-173. ViewExterner Link

    QUEGAN, S., C. BEER, A. SHVIDENKO, I. MCCALLUM, I.C. HANDOH, P. PEYLIN, C. RODENBECK, W. LUCHT, S. NILSSON & C. SCHMULLIUS (2011): Estimating the carbon balance of central Siberia using a landscape-ecosystem approach, atmospheric inversion and Dynamic Global Vegetation Models. - Global Change Biology, 17(1), 351-365. ViewExterner Link

    SANTORO M., BEER, C., CARTUS O., SCHMULLIUS C., SHVIDENKO A., McCALLUM I., WEGMÜLLER U. & A. WIESMANN (2011): Retrieval of growing stock volume in boreal forest using hyper-temporal series of Envisat ASAR ScanSAR backscatter measurements. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(2), 490-507. ViewExterner Link


    BAADE J. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2010): Interferometric micro-relief sensing with TerraSAR-X - First results. - IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48(2), 965-970. ViewExterner Link

    GOERNER A., REICHSTEIN M., TOMELLERI M., HANAN N., RAMBAL S., PAPALE D., DRAGONI D. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2010): Remote sensing of ecosystem light use efficiency with MODIS-based PRI - the DOs and DON’Ts. - Biogeosciences Discussions, 7, 6935-6969. ViewExterner Link

    McCALLUM I., WAGNER W., SCHMULLIUS C., SHVIDENKO A., OBERSTEINER S., FRITZ & S. NILSSON (2010): Comparison of four global FAPAR datasets over Northern Eurasia for the year 2000. - Remote Sensing of Environment, 114 (5), 941-949. ViewExterner Link

    NATIVI S., SCHMULLIUS C., BIGAGLI L. & R. GERLACH (2010): Interoperability, data discovery and access: the e-Infrastructures for Earth Sciences resources. In: Balzter H. et al. (ed.): Environmental Change in Siberia: Earth Observation, Field Studies and Modelling. Advances in Global Change Research 40. Dordrecht: Springer, 213-231. ViewExterner Link

    QUEGAN S., BEER C., SHVIDENKO A., McCALLUM I., HANDOH I., PEYLIN P., RÖDENBECK , LUCHT W., NILSSON S. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2010): Estimating the carbon balance of central Siberia using a landscape-ecosystem approach, atmospheric inversion and Dynamic Global Vegetation Models. - Global Change Biology, 17(1), 351-365. ViewExterner Link

    URBAN M., HESE S., HEROLD M., PÖCKING S. & C. SCHMULLIUS (2010): Pan-Arctic Land Cover Mapping and Fire Assessment for the ESA Data User Element Permafrost. - PFG Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation, 4, 283-293. ViewExterner Link

    Reviewer for the following scientific journals:

    • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    • Remote Sensing of Environment
    • Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
    • ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
    • Geophysical Research Letters
    • Remote Sensing
    • International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Supervised Habilitations and Dissertations

    (Ca. 50 Master and 80 Bachelor Theses have been supervised, which are not listed.)

    • Habilitations


    Dr. rer. nat. Christian Thiel (Geography, University Jena)
    Radarfernerkundung über Wald (View)Externer Link


    Dr. rer. nat. Soeren Hese (Geography, University Jena)
    Räumlich hochauflösende Erdbeobachtungsdaten im Landoberflächenmonitoring -Entwicklung objektbasierter Konzepte und Methoden (View)Externer Link


    Dr. rer. nat. Martin Herold (Geography, University Jena)
    Building saliency, legitimacy, and credibility towards operational global and regional land cover observations and assessments (View)Externer Link


    Dr. rer. nat. Matthias Braun (Geography, University Bonn)
    Spaceborne SAR Remote Sensing for Environmental Applications


    Dr. rer. nat. Volker Hochschild (Geography, University Jena)
    Die  Integration  hochauflösender  Fernerkundungsdaten  für  die physiographische    Parameterisierung    von    Wasser- und Stofftransportmodellen - Fallbeispiele aus Thüringen und dem südlichen Afrika

    • Dissertations


    Jenia Singh (M.Tech., Co-supervision with MPI f. Biogeochemie, Jena)
    Advancing savanna structural characterization at multiple scales for enhanced ecological insights


    Victor Odipo (MSc)
    Spatio-temporal and structural analysis of vegetation dynamics of Lowveld Savanna in South Africa

    Mikhail Urbazaev (MSc Geoinformatik)
    Estimation of forest structure parameters in Mexico by integration of remote sensing and forest inventory data (View)Externer Link

    Jonas Eberle (MSc Geoinformatik)
    Web service-based exploration of earth observation time-series data for analyzing environmental changes (View)Externer Link

    Marcus Bindel (MSc Geoinformatik)
    Entwicklung einer übertragbaren, synergistischen Methode zur Kartierung von Biotoptypen anhand von hochauflösenden optischen und Radar-basierten Daten (View)Externer Link


    Maxim Chernetskiy (M.Eng. Informatics)
    Retrieving spectral and biophysical parameters of land vegetation by the Earth Observation Land Data Assimilation System


    Christian Berger (MSc Geoinformatik)
    Fusion of High Spatial Resolution Multispectral & Object Height Data for Urban Environmental Monitoring (View)Externer Link 


    Michael Voltersen (MSc Geoinformatik)
    Integrated analysis of urban structure types and land surface temperatures utilizing remote sensing data and methods

    Martin Thurner (Co-Supervision with University Stockholm)
    Carbon stock and carbon turnover of boreal and temperate forests

    Ralph Adeyinka Adewoye (MSc Forest Resources Management)
    Afromontane Forest Ecosystem Studies with Multi-Source Satellite Data


    Michael Schlund (MSc Geoinformatik, Co-Supervision with Airbus Defense/Infoterra)
    Utilization  of  bistatic  TanDEM-X  data  to  derive  land  cover information

    Matthias Forkel (MSc Geoinformatik, Co-Supervision with MPI f. Biogeochemie, Jena)
    Controls  on  global  Greening,  Phenology  and  the  Enhanced Seasonal CO2   Amplitude -Integrating   Decadal   Satellite Observations and Global Ecosystem Models

    Nesrin Salepci (MSc-Ing.)
    Multi-Sensor Synergy  for  Persistent  Scatterer  Interferometry-based Ground Subsidence Monitoring (View)Externer Link


    Marcel Urban (MSc Geoinformatik)
    Multi-Scale Earth Observation of the Arctic Environment A Pan-Arctic Climate and Trend Analysis for the Last Decades (View)Externer Link

    Frank Thonfeld (Dipl.-Geogr)
    The Impact  of  Sensor  Characteristics  and  Data Availability  on Remote Sensing Based Change Detection


    Nicolas Ackermann (Dipl.-Ing.)
    Growing  Stock  Volume  Estimation  in  Temperate  Forested Areas using a Fusion Approach with SAR Satellites Imagery"

    Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury (MSc-Ing.)
    Evaluation of the Potential of ALOS PALSAR L-band Quadpol Radar  Data  for  the  Retrieval  of  Growing  Stock  Volumen  in Siberia

    Jeannine Engelbrecht (MSc Co-supervision with University of Cape Town, South Africa) Parameters affecting interferometric coherence and implications  for  long-term  operational  monitoring  of  mining-induced surface deformation

    Michael Thiel (Dipl.-Umweltwiss., Co-supervision with Universität Würzburg)
    Nutzung  von  Texturinformationen  hochaufgelöster  SAR-Daten zur Beschreibung von Siedlungsflächen

    Dipl.-Geol. Nadine Seib (Dipl.-Geol.)
    Verwendung von Digitalen Geländemodellen und Fernerkundung für strukturgeologische und geomorphologische Fragestellungen"


    Valerio Avitabile (Dipl.-Forstwiss.)
    Optical Remote Sensing for Biomass Estimation in the Tropics: The Case Study of Uganda

    Michael Schäfer (Dipl.-Geol., Co-supervision with Universität Clausthal-Zellerfeld)
    Atmosphäre als Phasenbestandteil der differentiellen Radarinterferometrie  und  ihr  Einfluss  auf  die  Messung  von Höhenänderungen

    Wafi Al-Fares (Dipl.-Geogr.)
    Historical  Land  Use/Land  cover  Classification  and  its  Change Detection  Mapping  Using  Different  Remotely  Sensed  Data from  LANDSAT  (MSS,  TM  and  ETM+)  and  Terra  (ASTER) Sensors. A Case  Study  of  the  Euphrates  River  Basin  in  Syria with Focus on Agricultural Irrigation Projects.

    Anna Görner (Dipl-Geoökol., Co-supervision with MPI f. Biogeochemie, Jena)
    Improving  data-oriented  light-use  efficiency  models  of  gross primary productivity with remotely sensed spectral indices


    Dhanya-lekshmi K. Pillai (MSc Physics, M.Tech (Ocean Tech), MPI f. Biogeochemie, Jena)
    Mesoscale  simulations  and  inversions  of  atmospheric  CO2 using airborne and ground-based data

    Bakr Badawy (MSc Meteorology, MPI f. Biogeochemie, Jena)
    Quantifying  carbon  processes  of  the  terrestrial  biosphere  in  a global  atmospheric  inversion  based  on  atmospheric  mixing ratio, remote sensing and meteorological data

    John Richard Otukei (University Salzburg, Austria)
    Analysis  of  the  potential  of  multipolarimetric  SAR  and  optical data  for  land  cover  mapping -A  case  study  of  the  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Uganda


    Mihai Tanse (Co-supervised Ph.D., Univ. Zaragoza, Spain)
    SAR Sensitivity  to  Burn  Severity  and  Forest  Regrowth  in Mediterranean Environments -Backscatter and Interferometric Coherence Analysis

    Oliver Cartus (Ph.D.)
    Large  Area  Forest  Stem  Volume  Mapping  Using  Synergy  of Spaceborne    Interferometric    Radar    and    Optical    Remote Sensing: A Case Study of Northeast China


    Lorenzo  Bigagli  (Co-supervised Ph.D., Univ. Basilicata, Italy)
    Study  on  advanced  geomatics  services  to  support  GMES applications in Spatial Data Infrastructures


    Thomans Wutzler (Co-supersived Ph.D., MPI f. Biogeochemie, Jenav)
    Projecting  the  carbon  sink  of  managed  forests  based  on standard forestry data

    Birgit Schröder (Co-supervised Ph.D., PIK Potsdam)
    Spatial and temporal dynamics of the terrestrial carbon cycle. Assimilation  of  two  decades  of  optical  satellite  data  into  a process-based global vegetation model

    Thilo Wehrmann (Co-supervised Ph.D., DLR)
    Automatisierte Klassifikation von Landnutzung durch Objekterkennung am Beispiel von CORINE Land Cover

    Daniela Knorr (Ph.D.)
    Spatial   Modelling   of   Greenhouse   Gas   Compartments   for improved Full Carbon Accounting in Boreal Ecosystems


    Birgit Heim (Co-supervised Ph.D., GFZ Potsdam)
    Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses of Lake Baikal’s Surface Waters Using Ocean Colour Satellite Data


    Christian Beer (Ph.D.)
    Klimatische   Ursachen   der   Entwicklung   der   Biomasse   der Wälder  Russlands  von  1981  bis  1999 -Eine  Analyse  mittels eines    an    die    boreale    Zone    angepassten    und    durch Satellitenprodukte beschränkten dynamischen globalen Vegetationsmodells

    Guido Grosse (Co-supervised Ph.D., UA Fairbanks, USA)
    Characterisation  and  evolution  of  periglacial  landscapes  in Northern   Siberia   during   the   Late   Quarternary -Remote sensing and GIS studies


    Christian Thiel (Ph.D.)
    Extrahierung hydrologisch relevanter Parameter aus hochaufgelösten polarimetrischen L-Band sowie interferometrischen X-Band SAR-Daten

    Leif Eriksson (Dipl.-Ing., Ph.D.)
    Satellite-Borne  L-Band  Interferometric  Coherence  for  Forestry Applications in the Boreal Zone2003Dipl.-Ing. Maurizio Santoro (Ph.D.)Estimation  of  Biophysical  Parameters  in  Boreal  Forests  from ERS and JERS SAR Interferometry

    Bernd Schieche (Dipl.-Geogr., Ph.D.)
    Möglichkeiten   der   Abgrenzung   intensiver   und   extensiver Landnutzung mittels multitemporaler ERS-Radaraufnahmen in einem mitteleuropäischen Testgebiet


    Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Scipal (Co-supervised Ph.D.,TU Vienna, Austria)
    Global Soil Moisture Retrieval from ERS Scatterometer Data


    Klaus Bongartz (Dipl.-Geogr., Co-supervised Ph.D.,Dept. Geoinformatics)
    Untersuchung  unterschiedlicher Flächendiskretisierungs-und Modellierungs-konzepte für die hydrologische Modellierung am Beispiel Thüringer Vorfluter

    Volker Hochschild (Dr. rer. nat., Habilitation)
    Die  Integration  hochauflösender  Fernerkundungsdaten  für  die physiographische Parametrisierung von Wasser-und Stofftransport modellen -Fallbeispiele aus Thüringen und dem südlichen Afrika

    Irena Hajnsek (Dipl.-Geogr., Ph.D.)
    Inversion of Surface parameters using Polarimetric SAR

    Dorothe Herpertz (Dipl.-Geogr., Co-sup. Ph.D., Dept. Geoinf.)
    Schneehydrologische Modellierung im Mittelgebirgsraum

    Helmut Staudenrausch (Dipl.-Geogr., Co-supervised Ph.D., Dept. Geoinformatics)
    Untersuchungen zur hydrologischen Topologie von Landschaftsobjekten für die distributive Flussgebietsmodellierung

    Ina Franke-Scharf (Dipl.-Geogr., Co-supervised Ph.D., Geography-Uni Franfurt/M) Landschafts-und   Landnutzungswandel im nigerianischen Tschadbecken -Qualitative und quantitative räumliche Analysen durch Auswertung multitemporaler und multisensoraler Fernerkundungsdaten im    Rahmen    eines regionalen geographischen Informationssystems

    Jena, June 14th 2020

  • Panels & Awards







    • Nomination to the Science Advisory Board by the Indonesian Government and the Packard Foundation for the Indonesian Peat Prize

    • Re-election to DLR’s Senate and as Chair of DLR’s Senate Committee



    2012 - 2016

    2011 - 2014


    since 2009

    • Appointment as Lead of the new GOFC-GOLDExterner Link Working Group "Biomass" (Global Observation of Forest Cover and Global Observation of Land Dynamics), a panel of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

    2007 - 2011

    • Appointment to the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) to the Earth Observation Director of the European Space Agency

    2006 - 2012

    • Nomination as Earth Observation Specialist to the Space Advisory Group (SAG) of the European Commission for the Framework Programs 7 and 8

    2004 - 2010

    • Nomination as Earth Observation Expert to the European Space Science Council (ESSC) of the European Science Foundation (ESF)

    2003 - 2009

    • Appointment as Co-Chair of the Land Cover Implementation Team for GOFC/GOLD (Global Observation of Forest Cover and Global Observation of Land Dynamics, a panel of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (UN FAO) Global Terrestrial Observation System (GTOS))


    • Expert Evaluator for the Helmholtz-Society evaluation of GFZ`s "Changing Earth" Programme (Geoforschungszentrum Potsdam)

    • Expert Evaluator for the 6th Framework Programme calls on Global Change and Ecosystems, Integrated Projects

    2002 - 2008

    • Appointment to DLR's "Programmkommission Raumfahrt"


    • Expert Evaluator for the Helmholtz-Society evaluation of DLR's Space Programme

    • Expert Evaluator for the 5th Framework Programme calls on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES)

    • Appointment as IHDP-LUCC representative for the Expert Meeting on Harmonizing Forest-related Definitions at UN FAO


    • Expert Evaluator for the 5th Framework Programme calls on Global Change, Climate and Biodiversity

    • Evaluator for NASA's Research Announcement "Carbon Cycle Science and Related Opportunities in Biology and Biogeochemistry of Ecosystems and Applications"

    • Appointment to the Scientific Advisory Panel "ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative" of the Japanese Space Agency's (NASDA's) Earth Observation Research Center