In school times I was courted by astronomy and geography. Geography won and Prof. Dech's Department of Remote Sensing at Würzburg University made a good case for it. Instead of looking to the skies, I decided to observe our Earth from them.
My research interests include the potential of Earth observation data for phenological monitoring, the drivers of changes in vegetation development and bridging the gap between in situ and remotely sensed phenological parameters. I finished my PhD thesis on the assessment and analysis of land surface phenology and I love passing on what I've learned to our students.
Department of Remote Sensing at the Institute of Geography and Geology, University of Würzburg.
akob Schwalb-Willmann is a PhD student at the University of Würzburg with an academic background in Earth observation and spatial data science. His current research focuses on the machine-learning-driven analysis and exploitation of integrated animal movement tracking and remote sensing data for geoanalytical applications such as ground-truth data derivation and detection of disruptions and risks. He is passionate about Open Source software development for spatial data and image analysis and data visualization for communicating scientific work and results.
Marius is a scientific assistant researcher at the remote sensing department in Würzburg. He is currently working on his PhD thesis with a focus on the global distribution and dynamics of permafrost regions. His technical expertise includes working with the programming language R, Google Earth Engine, as well as dealing with diverse data sets ranging from optical, SAR and LiDAR.
Akam. Rat (sen. lecturer, Ass. Prof.) for Remote Sensing in Biodiversity and Conservation. Teaching within the Global Change Ecology study program: Remote Sensing application in Ecology. Mainly using OpenSource software: R, GRASS, QGIS, Latex, beamer, knitr, tikz/pgf
Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt has joined the Department of Remote Sensing in April 2016. She is part of the BMBF-project WASCAL-DE-Coop and was previously connected to the projects CAWa (funded by the German Federal Foreign Office) and MedWater (funded by the BMBF). Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt studied Geography and Geology at the universities of Greifswald and Göttingen. In 2014, she received a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences from the University of Tübingen (Soil Science and Geomorphology) for her work on soil erosion and its dynamics in a highly dynamic, terraced environment with focus on the effect of the Three Gorges Dam in China. Since 2012, she was coordinator of the BMBF-funded Sino-German project ‘YANGTZE GEO’ studying the human-induced environmental changes and geo-hazards in the Three Gorges Reservoir area and was deeply involved in the multi-scale investigation methods and techniques from soil science, geology, hydrology, geophysics, remote sensing, and data survey and monitoring that have been applied in the participating subprojects.