Deutsch Intern

Dr. Martin Wegmann

Assistant Professor at the Department of Remote Sensing
Head of Section "Ecosystem Functioning and Biodiversity"

EAGLE coordinator

   +49 (0)931 31-83446
   +49 (0)931 31-834460

Institute of Geography and Geology
Oswald-Külpe-Weg 86
97074 Würzburg

Campus Hubland Nord
Building 86
Room 01.002

upon request

since 09/2011
Assistant Professor

since 2009
Courses within the Elite Network of Bavaria "Global Change Ecology" (www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de)
Link to the courses here.

since 04/2005
Scientist in the Department of Remote Sensing

since 2017:
Akam. Rat for lifetime

since 2016:
Courses at EAGLE

since 2013:
Courses in AniMove Summerschool (and Founder)

04/2005 - 07/2009
Dissertation within the topic of spatial patterns analysis to explain biodiversity patterns. Cooperation with partners in the BIOTA-West project (West Africa)

2000 – 2004
Diploma thesis using remote sensing based time-series data on a landscape in North-Australia to explain zoological distribution patterns.
Advanced study period in Biology, Wuerzburg, Germany.
Major subject: Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology.
Minor Subject: Behavioural Physiology, Sociobiology and Geography
Specialisation: Macroecology, Biogeography, spatial statistics/modelling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

1998 – 2000
Basic study period in Biology, Goettingen, Germany

Journal Articles


Book contributions

Conference contributions

[Translate to Englisch:] Alexandra Bell
"Application of behavioural change point analysis and species distribution models in Conservation

Andrea Früh
Historic changes in regional ecosystem service demand: The impact of settlement change on flood mitigation in the upper Main basin.

Anne Simang
Influence of habitat and governance for landscape level conservation on Asian elephants.

Benjamin Leutner
Modelling biodiversity patterns in a temperate montane forest by means of hyperspectral & LiDAR remote sensing

Carlos Dambros
Analysing forest fragmentation characteristics along continuous vegetation gradients.

Christian Wohlfahrt
Mapping tropical dry forest in South East Asia using a continuous cover approach.

Christiane Plum
Global survey of Earth Observation for Biodiversity and Conservation.

Daniel Kachelriess
Analysis of the effectivity of Marine Protected Areas – a case study using Remote Sensing for the Chargos Archipel.

Daniela Braun
Estimating the current and future human impact in Tanzania for wildlife corridor management.

Daniela Kretz
Frost in a warmer world: spatio-temporal investigation of the recovery of temperate forests after a late spring frost.

Eva Obermaier
Impact of Environmental Factors on Geographical Schistosomiasis Distribution in the Man Region of Ivory Coast.

Hannes Müller
Modeling of Forest Structure with Remote Sensing Data.

Judith Reise
Impact on 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 Cambodia.

Michael Ewald
Assessing the Influence of Vegetation Structure on Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) Habitat Selection Using Airborne LiDAR

Sadra Alavi
Analysing urban spatial patterns in conjunction with urban heat patterns

Tim Besser
Sprawling crisis? Urbanization from the perspective of protected areas near Kolkata, India.

mentored Diploma theses:
Stefanie Jacob
Die Jagd im Kontext von Sozioökonomie- und Habitatveränderungen. Eine räumliche Analyse der bushmeat-Entnahme in Zentralafrika

Maximilian Reinwand
Untersuchung der Vegetationsdegradation in den Savannen des südafrikanischen Hochplateaus.

Upcoming book: Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

find more information at:


AniMove Summer School 2013

jointly with MPI, ZSL and Smithsonian

for more information go here or here