Prof. Dr. Christiane Schmullius

Christiane Schmullius, Prof. Dr.
C. Schmullius
JenTower, Raum Süd, 26. Etage
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena

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 Eintrag erweitern
  • Since 2006
    W3-Professorship, Chair - Department for Earth Observation, Institute of Geography, 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 Eintrag erweitern

Strategies & Standards

  • JAXA K&C
    ALOS Kyoto & Carbon Initiative
  • GFOI
    Global Forest Observations Initiative
  • NASA/ESA Intern. Coord. Spaceborne SAR


  • CCI Biomass
    Climate Change Initiative
  • Forest DRAGON-4
    Project Wall-to-Wall Foest Mapping and Change Monitoring in China with Radar Remote Sensing ESA
    Exploration of Ecological Interactions with Molecular and Chemical Techniques
  • Radar Crop Monitor

Regional Demonstrators


    Balancing biOdiversity conservatioN with Development in Amazon wetlandS

South Africa

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

DLR Jena Cooperation

Concluded Projects Eintrag erweitern
  • 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 View
  • 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 View
  • 2016 - 18 Coordinator
    PhaenOpt: Phänologische App-Entwicklung zur Untersuchung des Klimawandels in Thüringen DLR/BMWI View
  • 2015 - 18 Partner
    SWOS Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service EU View
  • 2015 - 18 Partner
    BACI Towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index EU View
  • 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 View
  • 2014 - 16 Partner
    Ars Africae: Adaptive Resilience of Southern African Acosystems BMBF View
  • 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 View
  • 2013 - 16 Partner
    Wald-Biomasse: Entwicklung von missionsübergreifenden Verfahren zur Modellierung der Kapazität von Wäldern zur Biomasseproduktion DLR/BMWi View
  • 2013 - 14 Coordinator
    TerraSensE: Terrestrische Sensorik für hochaufgelöste Analytik von Erdoberflächenprozessen TMBWK View
  • 2012 - 17 Partner
    Helmholtz-Allianz "Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics" DLR View
  • 2012 - 17 Partner
    BexIS++: Biodiversity-Exploratories Information System DFG View
  • 2012 - 17 Coordinator
    SAR-EDU: SAR Remote Sensing Education Initiative DLR/BMWi View
  • 2012 - 16 Partner
    LC-CCI: Essential Climate Variable Landcover - Contribution of ASAR Data to Urban and Water Body Mapping ESA View
  • 2012 - 15 Partner
    EuRuCas: European-Russian Centre for cooperation in the Arctic and Sub‐Arctic environmental and climate research EU View
  • 2011 - 15 Coordinator
    ZAPÁS: Assessment and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Framework of the EU-Russian Space Dialogue EU View
  • 2010 - 15 Partner
    GIONET: GMES Initial Operations - Network for Earth Observation Research Training EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network View
  • 2010 - 14 Partner
    INFLUINS: Integrierte Fluiddynamik in Sedimentbecken. Prozesse, Potenziale, Risiken TMBWK View
  • 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 View
  • 2006 - 15 Coordinator
    SIB-ESS-C: Siberian Earth System Science Cluster View
  • 2012 Coordinator
    Sib-Lab: The Central Siberian Global Change Laboratory View
  • 2011 Partner
    EO-LDAS: Earth Observation for Land-System Data Assimilation ESA View
  • 2011 Partner
    DUE Permafrost: Establishment of a satellite-based monitoring system ESA View
  • 2011 Partner
    ENVILAND-1/-2: Investigation of Envisat ASAR and MERIS data, BMBF View ENVILAND-1 View ENVILAND-2
  • 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) View
  • 2010 Coordinator
    FRA-SAR: Global Forest Resource Assessment with Synthetic Aperture Radar View
  • 2008 Coordinator
    IRIS: Irkutsk Regional Information System for Enviromental Protection EU INCO View
  • 2008 Coordinator
    SibFORD: Earth Observation for Assessment of Forest Disturbances induced Carbon Emissions in Central Siberia EU View
  • 2008 Partner
    GSE Forest Monitoring, ESA GMES Service Element Project for Russia ESA View
    GSE Forest Monitoring in Russia Stage II View
  • 2006 Partner
    AGRISAR Campaigns 2006 ESA View
  • 2006 Partner
    AQUIFER Wetland Monitoring in Northern Africa ESA View
  • 2005 Coordinator
    SIBERIA-II Multi-Sensor Concepts for Greenhouse Accounting of Northern Eurasia (EU) View
  • 2005 Partner
    FEMINE (Forest Environmental Monitoring in Northern Eurasia), ESA-IAF (International Astronautical Federation) project for cooperation with Russia and Ukraine View
  • 2004 - 16 Coordinator
    Forest DRAGON-1/-2/-3: Project Wall-to-Wall Forest Mapping and Change Monitoring in China with Radar Remote Sensing ESA View
  • 2004 Partner
    TerraSAR-L, Satellite Feasibility Study for future ESA Missions DLR View
  • 2004 Coordinator
    Innovative Remote Sensing Techniques for Forest Mapping in Mongolia UN FAO View
  • 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 View
  • 2003 Coordinator
    TerraDew: Investigations about the Temporal Effects of Dew on Multifrequency and Multipolarimetric DLR E-SAR Radar Backscatter Signals, BMBF View
  • 2003 Coordinator
    Carbon-3D: Global biomass mapping, combination Lidar with BRDF imager systems in cooperation with JenaOptronik GmbH View
  • 2002 Coordinator
    INTAS Establishment of an Ecological Monitoring System for Lake Baikal EU View
  • 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 View
  • 2000 Coordinator
    ERS-data for SIBERIA-Project (560 Frames) ESA 3rd ERS AO View
  • 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 Eintrag erweitern


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). View

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, View

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: View

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. View.

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.v62i1.1621.

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.3728186.

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). View

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. View


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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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). View

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. View

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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View

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.View


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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View

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


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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View


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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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. View

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 Eintrag erweitern

(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)


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


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


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)

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

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


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) 


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)


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

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 Eintrag erweitern



  • Nomination to the BMBF SPACES Steering Committee (Science Partnerships for the Adaptation to Complex Earth System Processes in the Southern Africa)

  • Re-election to the TERENO Advisory Board, the Helmholtz Agency’s Terrestrial Environmental Observatories





  • 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-GOLD 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