PD Dr. habil Angela Lausch

Scientist in the Landscape Ecology Working Group at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

Research focus
  • Trait ecology, spectral traits in biodiversity, geodiversity and social-ecological systems
  • EcoSystem Integrity – RS/Modelling (ESIS)
  • Quantification of Land Use Intensity (LUI) and Hemeroby using RS and Data Science Modelling
  • Close range, air- and spaceborne RS, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang
  • 2020
    Rehabilitated from Humboldt-University Berlin to Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg/Fakt. III, PD at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • ab 2020
    Establishment and management of the working group: EcoSystem Integrity – RS/Modelling Service/Approach – ESIS
  • since 2015
    PD, Lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin, Mat/Nat, Fac.II, Geography
  • 2015
    Habilitationsschrift: “Landschaftsmuster in Raum, Zeit und Maßstab – Analysieren, Quantifizieren, Bewerten und Modellieren in Landschaften”, venia legendi: MatNat/Fak.II, Geographie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 2015-2016
    OECD Fellowship, Carleton University Ottawa (Prof. Dr. Lenore Fahrig, Dept. of Landscape Ecology, Prof. Dr. Douglas M. King, Dept. of Remote Sensing), Canada
  • 2010
    Scientist at ARA -Airborne Research Australia, Australia, sensor operator, participation in aircraft campaigns, field work, data processing, modelling
  • 2000
    Dissertation-Thesis: “Spatio-temporal monitoring of landscape structures in the open-cast mining region south of Leipzig with methods of remote sensing and geoinformation”, University of Bonn, Geography, Prof. Gunter Menz
  • since 1993
    Research Assistant, UFZ
  • 1991-1993
    Lecturer, state-certified environmental protection technician with IHK degree (subjects: Biology, landscape ecology, environmental toxicology, nature conservation, landscape planning, environmental law).
  • 1990-1991
    Research assistant at the Institute of Toxicology, Graupa, Germany
  • 1989
    Diplom-Biologist – Karl Marx University (KMU) Leipzig
Current projects
  • GeoEssential – Essential Variables workflows for resource efficiency and environmental management (EU-Project)
  • SIPATH – What is Sustainable Intensification? Operationalizing Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Pathways in Europe
  • MOMENT – Towards improved understanding of the coupled water and carbon cycles of terrestrial ecosystems with special focus on extreme events

Publication list @ UFZ

Supervised theses

Sockel T (2014) Analyzing tree mortality in the Yatir forest (Israel). Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
PD Dr. habil Angela Lausch