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Earth Observation Research Cluster

Master Theses

Proposed Topics for Master Theses

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If you are interested in a BSc thesis in the context of biodiversity, nature conservation and remote sensing, please contact Dr. Martin Wegmann.

Current Theses

Master's course "EAGLE", University of Würzburg


Master's course "Global Change Ecology", University of Bayreuth


Completed Theses

2021[ to top ]
  • Zehner, M. (2021): Characterization of individual urban trees using combinations of VHR remote sensing and auxiliary data
  • Groth, S. (2021): Deep multi-task learning for building characterization with street-level imagery
  • Mast, J. (2021): Analysing the relationship between urban morphology and economic subcenters
  • Sogno, P. (2021): Earth Observation for Exposome Mapping - Proof of Concept and Case Study in Augsburg, Germany
  • Halbgewachs, M. (2021): Deforestation and forest fragmentation in Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Fisser, H. (2021): Erfassung von Verkehrsaktivitätenmustern zur Ableitung von Verkehrsdichte und Emsissionsfaktoren
2020[ to top ]
  • Lee, B. C. (2020): Development of a semi-analytical model for seagrass mapping using cloud-based computing and open sourced optical satellite-data
  • Wang, M. (2020): Comparison of Surface Urban Heat Islands Using the World Settlement Footprint Imperviousness Layer
  • Buchelt, S. (2020): Mapping High-Resolution Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Snowmelt using Orthorectified Photo Cameras & Sentinel-1 Time Series Data
  • Adelware, O. (2020): Application of Remote Sensing Techniques to detect historical landslides for improving risk assessment in Antioquia, Colombia
  • Soltani, S. (2020): Spatio-temporal Analysis of Urbanization caused by the New Silk Road
  • Glasmann, F. (2020): Potential of the Firebird Mission for the Detection of Gas-flaring Activity
  • Klein, R. (2020): The Water Use Efficiency Monitor in Central Asia (WUEMoCA) as a tool for supporting water management in the Aral Sea Basin
  • Kluter, P. (2020): Deep Learning Approach to Ship Detection and Classification Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data
  • Gnann, N. (2020): Identification of anthropogenic debris assisted by unmanned aerial vehicles and deep learning
  • Beck, L. (2020): Multi-Annual Flood Mapping using Multi-Sensor Satellite Data in the Iishana Sub-Basin (Namibia/Angola)
  • Steiner, S. (2020): Assessing the Potential of a Land Cover Dependent Snow Cover Detection Algorithm for the Global SnowPack
  • Orthofer, A. (2020): Deriving Leaf Area Index and mowing dates for grasslands based on the radiative transfer model SLC and Sentinel 2 data
  • Ahmed, F. (unpublished Master thesis 2020): Agricultural landscape Configuration and Pattern Analysis with VHR Imagery in BavariaSeite, 88.
  • Hasenbein, K. (2020): The potential of time-series data to improve fine scale mapping of land use in heterogeneous landscapes
  • Abu, I.-O. (2020): Detection of Cocoa Plantages in complex forest landscapes Cocoa mapping in West Africa
  • Turulski, K. (2020): Ableitung hyperspektraler Indices zur Bewertung von Trockenstress unter Verwendung von HySpeX Daten
2019[ to top ]
  • Singh Dhillon, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Comparing the performance of crop growth models using synthethic remote sensing data at DEMMIN, Germany
  • Kurtenbach, M. (2019): Erfassung und Analyse der oberflächennahen Bodenfeuchte und deren Dynamik im agrarisch geprägten Süden Italiens mit fernerkundlichen Daten und Methodiken. (Master thesis), Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, GermanySeite, 120.
  • Selbmann, A.-K. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Spatial patterns of wildfire severity and vegetation in the Yokon-Kuskokwim-Delta, AlaskaSeite, 65.
  • Groll, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Deep learning for Instance Segmentation of bomb craters on historical aerial images of the Second World WarSeite, 96.
  • Endara Pinillos, P. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Flooding patterns and vegetation development in the Orinoco flooded savannas of ColombiaSeite, 55.
  • Reiter, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Comparing Urban Green Spaces in German Cities Using Remote Sensing Data
  • Roersch, S. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Development of a semi-automated method to measure solar potential
  • Roersch, S. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Development of a semi-automated method to measure solar potentialSeite, 70.
  • Baur, M. J. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Global Characterization of Vegetation Canopy Properties and Their Dynamics Using Microwave Radiometry.Seite, 40.
  • Sauerbrey, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2018): Integration of SAR and Optical Satellite Imagery: Time-Series Analysis of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Imagery for Detection of Active Morphodynamics: A Case Study in the Atacama Desert, Chile.Seite, 96.
  • Löw, J. (2019): Interferometric and polarimetric signatures of agricultural crops using multi-temporal dual-polarimetric Sentinel-1 imagery: a case study in north-eastern GermanySeite, 81.
  • Salerno, C. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Remote sensing assessment of projected sea level rise on land use and the urban coastal city of Cape Town, South AfricaSeite, 21.
  • Reiter, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Comparing Urban Green Spaces in German Cities Using Remote Sensing DataSeite, 116.
  • Wiertz, K. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Development of a semi-automatic remote sensing approach for change detection of forest structures in Bialowieza ForestSeite, 51.
  • Miah, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Detecting and Assessing Ground Subsidence of Dhaka City, Bangladesh, Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data of Sentinel-1Seite, 70.
  • Hendel, A.-L. (unpublished Master thesis 2018): Effects of rain-on-snow and basal ice on seasonal NDVI in High Arctic Svalbard: a multi-scale approachSeite, 50.
  • Saadallah, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): The Potential of Earth Observation for Monitoring Agricultural Lands in Egypt (1984-2017)Seite, 53.
  • Nolting, S. (unpublished Master thesis 2019): Risk Assessment for Flood Events based on Geo- and Socioeconomic Data - A Case Study for North-Rhine Westphalia, GermanySeite, 89.
  • Philipp, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2018): Potential of harmonic analysis using remote sensing data for studying the effects of climate change induced weather extreme events on forest ecosystemsSeite, 164.
2018[ to top ]
  • Schwalb-Willmann, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2018): A deep learning movement prediction framework for identifying anomalies in animal-environment interactions
  • Stiller, D. (unpublished Master thesis 2018): Analysing Spatio-temporal Patterns of Coastal Aquaculture Based on Three Decades of Satellite Data
2017[ to top ]
  • Schulte to Bühne, H. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Quantifying land cover change using remote sensing data in a transboundary protected areaSeite, 63.
  • Karg, S. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Burn scar detection using polarimetric ALOS-2 time-series data
  • Weiser, F. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Assessing the forest response along treelines to an Epirrita autumnata outbreak in Abisko, using a combination of fieldwork and remote sensing
  • Biber, M. F. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Can animal movement and remote sensing data help to improve conservation efforts? - A case study on plains and Grevy’s zebras
  • Maier, P. J. M. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Modellierung von Erntemengen für Hopfensorten in der Hallertau mittels Deep Learning Algorithmen auf Basis von Klima- und SatellitendatenSeite, 114.
  • Binnig, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Entwicklung eines räumlich-dynamischen Ansatzes zur fernerkundungsbasierten Modellierung der tatsächlichen Evatranspiration von Bewässerungsregionen im AralseebeckenSeite, 87.
  • Staab, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Applying Computer Vision of Monitoring Visitor NumbersSeite, 65.
  • Reinermann, S. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Extreme Events in Europe between 2000 and 2017: Analysis of Vegetation Dynamics based on Earth Observation Times SeriesSeite, 49.
  • von Uslar, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2017): Der Einfluss stratifizierter Sampling Mehtoden auf multi-temporale, objektbasierte Random-Forest KlassifikationSeite, 86.
2016[ to top ]
  • Premier, J. B. (unpublished Master thesis 2016): The Lynx Effect: Behaviour of Roe Deer in the Presence of Lynx in a European Forest Ecosystem
  • Ulloa Torrealba, Y. Z. (unpublished Master thesis 2016): Land change in the Main catchment with an Object Based approach using eCognition
  • Stephani, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2016): Impact of remote sensing characteristics for biodiversity monitoring - A case study of Southern Myanmar mangroves
  • Kuhn, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2016): Using very high resolution remote sensing imagery to assess crop diversity in the Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan
  • Bolkart, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2016): Mapping and Monitoring Locust Habitats in the Aral Sea Region based on Satellite Earth Observation Data
  • Schumann, B. (unpublished Master thesis 2016): Ermittlung der Baumkronendichte des Ober- und Unterstandes in heterogenen Wäldern Hilfe von multitemporalen LiDAR- Daten
2015[ to top ]
  • Asja, B. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Mind the Gap: A Global Analysis of Grassland Fragmentation using MODIS Land Cover Data
  • Hill, S. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Predicting the Forest Development after Natural Disturbance in the Bavarian Forest National Park using Airborne LiDAR
  • Duguru, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Trends in Indices for Extreme Precipitation in Western Africa
  • Beroya-Eitner, M. A. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Flood Vulnerability Index for Delta Socio-Economical Systems: Application to the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam
  • Gnoyke, P. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Large Land Acquisitions in East Africa. An examination of spatial dynamics through remote sensing
  • Graf, W. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Suitability of LiDAR and texture measures of aerial distribution of Glaucidium passerinum (pygmy owl) in Vercors, French Alps
  • Sieg, T. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): The potential of interferometric and polarimetric SAR data to characterize urban areas at the example of Mumbai and Manila
  • Broszeit, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Assessing long-term inland water quality using satellite imagery: A feasibility and validation study of different lake types
  • Hess, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Deforestation in Myanmar – what can we say about causes?
  • Rossi, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Statistische Analyse von Standortfaktoren zur Erklärung phänologischer Zeitpunkte am Beispiel von Grünlandflächen im Alpenvorland
  • Vollmuth, M. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Zusammenhänge der Schneedynamik und des Abflussverhaltens im Einzugsgebiet des Naryn - Statistische Betrachtungen und physiogeographische Erklärungen
  • Malec, S. S. (unpublished Master thesis 2015): Assessment of Soil erosion parameters in Costa Rica using reflectance hyperspectral and simulated EnMAP imagery
2014[ to top ]
  • Ziewers, K. (unpublished Master thesis 2014): Declining migratory avian species in the UK: a consequence of habitat quality alteration in western Africa?A case study using Remote Sensing Data
  • Baron, D. (unpublished Master thesis 2014): Analysis of MODIS time series data for characterization of hydrometeorological factors in relation to landslide activity in Southern Kyrgyzstan
  • Ortmann, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2014): Estimating land cover changes and current carbon stock in Tanzania in the context of REDD+
  • Sokol, V. (unpublished Master thesis 2014): Interaction between white stork migration patterns and urban environment in Germany
2013[ to top ]
  • Braun, D. (unpublished Master thesis 2013): Estimating the current and future human impact in Tanzania for wildlife corridor managementSeite, 77.
  • Panah, S. S. A. (unpublished Master thesis 2013): Relationship Between Land Surface Temperature and the Ratio of Urban area und Urban Parks - An Appplication for the City of Munich (Germany)
  • Wohlfart, C. (unpublished Master thesis 2013): Mapping tropical dry forest in South East Asia using a continuous cover approachSeite, 59.
  • Dambroz, C. S. (unpublished Master thesis 2013): Analysing forest fragmentation characteristics among continuous vegetation gradients in South AmericaSeite, 40.
  • Reichmuth, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2013): Detection of forest parameters using imaging spectroscopy
  • Kachelrieß, D. (unpublished Master thesis 2013): Analysis of the effectivity of Marine Protected Areas – a case study using Remote Sensing for the Chagos ArchipelagoSeite, 63.
  • Bell, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2013): Moving Forward Application of behaviour change pont analysis and species distribution models in conservation
  • Plum, C. (unpublished Master thesis 2012): The underuse of remote sensing in ecology and conservation: Quantifying technical and cultural constraints hindering a deeper rootage of remote sensing as a standard tool in biodiversity and conservation sciencesSeite, 132.
2012[ to top ]
  • Reise, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2012): Impact of model algorithm selection and remote sensing data selection on the analysis of species-habitat associations and the prediction of species distribution: A case study using camera trap data of dhole and leopard in CambodiaSeite, 55.
  • Früh, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2012): Historic changes in regional ecosystem service demand: The impact of settlement change on flood mitigation in the upper Main basin
2011[ to top ]
  • Simang, A. (unpublished Master thesis 2011): Influence of habitat and governance for landscape level conservation on Asian elephantsSeite, 73.
  • Edlinger, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2011): The Soviet heritage in the Aral Sea Basin: Monitoring the expansion and intensification of crop production in the Karshi irrigation district, Uzbekistan, between 1972 and 2009 using Landsat time seriesSeite, 55.
  • Knauer, K. (unpublished Master thesis 2011): Monitoring ecosystem health of Fynbos remnant vegetation in the City of Cape Town using remote sensing
2009[ to top ]
  • Zeidler, J. (unpublished Master thesis 2009): Field-based agricultural land-use classi cation and analysis in Khorezm, Uzbekistan for the years 2004 to 2007Seite, 30.