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Benjamin Leutner, MSc.

Department of Remote Sensing

Phone: +49 (0) 931 31-89594
Ffax:     +49 (0) 931 31-87358
E-Mail: benjamin.leutner(at)uni-wuerzburg.de

Department for Geography and Geology
Campus Hubland Nord 52
97074 Würzburg

Campus Hubland Nord
Building 86
Room 03.002A

Consultation time

upon request

Research

since 07/2012
Ph.D. student working on: "Multisensoral modelling of biodiversity patterns"

Interests:

  • hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing
  • statistical modelling
  • conservation planning and monitoring
Curriculum Vitae

Academic studies

10/2008 - 05/2012:
Global Change Ecology M.Sc. within the Elite Network of Bavaria: Universities of Bayreuth, Würzburg and Augsburg, Germany.
Thesis: Modelling biodiversity patterns in a temperate montane forest by means of hyperspectral & LiDAR remote sensing.

03/2009 - 03/2010:
Wildlife Management, Postgraduate Diploma. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

10/2005 - 10/2008:
Geoecology - Environmental Sciences B.Sc. University of Bayreuth, Germany.
Thesis: Estimation of the Mualem-van-Genuchten parameters of the organic layer in a primary forest in southern Ecuador by means of inverse modelling.

Internships

07/2010 - 09/2010:
German Aerospace Center DLR-DFD, Applied Spectroscopy Group, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany with focus on field spectroscopy.

01/2010 - 03/2010:
Landcare Research Ltd., Lincoln, New Zealand with focus on dendrochronology.

02/2008 - 04/2008:
Naruraleza y Cultura Internacional/DFG FG‐816, Loja, Ecuador with focus on soil physics.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Remelgado, R., Leutner, B., Safi, K., Sonnenschein, R., Kuebert, C., and Wegmann, M. (2017) Linking animal movement and remote sensing – mapping resource suitability from a remote sensing perspective, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation.
     
  • Wegmann, M., Leutner, B. F., Metz, M., Neteler, M., Dech, S., and Rocchini, D. (2017) r.pi: a GRASS GIS package for semi-automatic spatial pattern analysis of remotely sensed land cover data, Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
     
  • Rocchini, D., Petras, V., Petrasova, A., Horning, N., Furtkevicova, L., Neteler, M., Leutner, B., and Wegmann, M. (2017) Open data and open source for remote sensing training in ecology, Ecological Informatics 40, 57 - 61.
     
  • Walz, Y., Wegmann, M., Leutner, B., Dech, S., Vounatsou, P., N'Goran, E., Raso, G., and Utzinger, J. (2015) Use of an ecologically relevant modelling approach to improve remote sensing-based schistosomiasis risk profiling, Geospatial Health 10.
     
  • Wegmann, M., Santini, L., Leutner, B., Safi, K., Rocchini, D., Bevanda, M., Latifi, H., Dech, S., and Rondinini, C. (2014) Role of African protected areas in maintaining connectivity for large mammals, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 369.
     
  • Leutner, B. F., Steinbauer, M. J., Müller, C. M., Früh, A. J., Irl, S., Jentsch, A., and Beierkuhnlein, C. (2012) Mosses Like It Rough - Growth Form Specific Responses of Mosses, Herbaceous and Woody Plants to Micro-Relief Heterogeneity, Diversity 4, 59-73.
     
  • Leutner, B. F., Reineking, B., Müller, J., Bachmann, M., Beierkuhnlein, C., Dech, S., and Wegmann, M. (2012) Modelling Forest alpha-Diversity and Floristic Composition - On the Added Value of LiDAR plus Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing 4, 2818-2845.
     

Books

  • Wegmann, M., Leutner, B., and Dech, S. (2016) Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists: Using Open Source Software (Wegmann, M., Leutner, B., and Dech, S., Eds.), Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, UK.
     

Software

Leutner, B. F. and Horning, N. (2016). RStoolbox: Tools for Remote Sensing Data Analysis in R.
Website: http://bleutner.github.io/RStoolbox, Source code: github.com/bleutner/RStoolbox

Conference contributions

  • Leutner, B., Kölzsch, A., Wegmann, M., Safi, K., Wikelski, M., and Dech, S. (2017) Habitat use of migratory birds: movement ecology meets remote sensing, 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment.
     
  • Kölzsch, A., Leutner, B., Safi, K., Wegmann, M., Dech, S., and Wikelski, M. (2017) Habitat use during spring migration: Remote sensing meets movement ecology, 6th International Bio-Logging Science Symposium.
     
  • Leutner, B., Kölzsch, A., Wegmann, M., Safi, K., Wikelski, M., and Dech, S. (2017) Habitat Use of Migratory Birds: Movement Ecology Meets Remote Sensing. In 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE,, Ed.), Tshwane, South Africa.
     
  • Leutner, B., Wegmann, M., Müller, J., and Dech, S. (2015) Sensor requirements for biodiversity research. The role of spatial and spectral resolution in mapping habitat of zoological communities. In The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment.
     
  • Leutner, B. F., Wegmann, M., Müller, J., Bachmann, M., and Dech, S. (2014) How much is enough? Habitat mapping and the need for hyper-resolution. In 44th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland: Integrating ecological knowledge into nature conservation and ecosystem management, Hildesheim, Germany.
     
  • Leutner, B. F., Wegmann, M., Müller, J., Bachmann, M., and Dech, S. (2014) Modelling forest habitat of zoological communities - Which sensors do we actually need? In 34th EARSeL Symposium European remote sensing - new opportunities for science and practice (Zagajewski, B., Sabat, A., Golenia, M., Robak, A., Kusiak, A., and Marcinkowska, A., Eds.), p 380, European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL).
     
  • Leutner, B., Müller, H., Wegmann, M., Beierkuhnlein, C., Müller, J., and Reineking, B. (2011) Modelling Biodiversity and Forest Structure Using Hyperspectral and LIDAR Remote Sensing, 41st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GFÖ), 05.09.2011 – 09.09.2011, Oldenburg, Germany.
     
Further information

Upcoming book: Remote Sensing and GIS for Ecologists

find more information at:

http://remote-sensing-biodiversity.org/rsecology-book

 


AniMove Summer School 2013

jointly with MPI, ZSL and Smithsonian

for more information go here or here

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