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Dr. Michael Förster

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Senior Scientist

Phone: +49 (0)30 / 314 - 72 79 8

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Room: EB 236b
Consultation hour: by arrangement

Personal Data
Date and place of birth: 1975 (Burgstädt, Saxony, Germany)
Employment and academic vita
2018
Visiting Scientist at the Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy (Bioeconomy Unit)
2012
Visiting Scientist at the University Utrecht, Netherlands (Department of Physical Geography)
2010
Visiting Scientist at the European Academy Bolzano (EURAC), Italy (Institute for Applied Remote Sensing)
since 2009
Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Department of Geoinformation Processing for Landscape and Environmental Planning
2003-2008
Research Scientist
Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Department of Geoinformation Processing for Landscape and Environmental Planning
2001-2003
Consultant and GIS-Coordinator
Environmental Consulting and Planning Agency - Froelich & Sporbeck, Potsdam, Germany
1999-2001
Research Associate
Geo-Forschungs-Zentrum (GFZ) Potsdam, Section 1.4 (Remote Sensing)
1998-1999
Exchange Student (ERASMUS)
University of Southampton, UK
1996-2003
Studies of Geoecology
Universität Potsdam, Germany
Degrees
2003
Diploma, University of Potsdam Grade: 1,1 (on a scale from 1 to 6, where 1 is highest)
2009
Doctorate, Technische Universität Berlin, summa cum laude

Research Topics

  • Development of methods to analyse the dynamics of ecosystems from time-series (optical and SAR), especially for degradation processes or abrupt damages (e.g. caused by fire or storms)
  • Relation of temporal and spectral signals to plant traits and biophysical variables (xantophyll, nitrogen, chlorophyll and fluorescence)
  • Derivation of operationalizable and comprehensive environmental indicators that are needed for the effective implementation of management measures (e.g. within the framework of the European NATURA 2000 requirements) or for a better understanding of ecosystems
  • Interaction of vegetation structure, which can be measured with LiDAR or SAR, with spectral information for the evaluation of forest properties
  • Combining spatially very high resolution data (drones) with satellite data to understand ecohydrological processes and especially to derive hydrological variables such as soil moisture content or interception

Articles

2015

Nieland, S., Moran, N., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2015): An ontological system for interoperable spatial generalisation in biodiversity monitoring. Computers & Geosciences, 84, pp. 86-95. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2015.08.006


Nieland, S., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2015): Using ontological inference and hierarchical matchmaking to overcome semantic heterogeneity in remote sensing-based biodiversity monitoring. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 37, pp. 133-141. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.09.018


Corbane, C., Lang, S., Pipkins, K., Alleaume, S., Deshayes, M., García Milláne, V., Strasser, T., Vanden Borre, J., Toon, S. and Förster, M. (2015): Remote sensing for mapping natural habitats and their conservation status – New opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 37, pp. 7-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.11.005


Schuster, C., Schmidt, T., Conrad, C., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2015): Grassland Habitat Mapping by Intra-Annual Time Series Analysis - Comparison of RapidEye and TerraSAR-X Satellite Data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 34, pp. 25-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.06.004



Förster, M. and Frick, A. (2015): Fernerkundung als Hilfe im Naturschutz - Aktuelle Sensoren und Methoden angewandt auf Großschutzgebiete in Brandenburg. Forum der Geoökologie, 26(1), pp. 22-25.


2014

Schmidt, T., Schuster, C., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2014): Evaluating an Intra-Annual Time Series for Grassland Classification—How Many Acquisitions and What Seasonal Origin Are Optimal?. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7(8), pp. 3428-3439. doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2347203


Gärtner, P., Förster, M., Kurban, A. and Kleinschmit, B. (2014): Object based change detection of Central Asian Tugai vegetation withvery high spatial resolution satellite imagery. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 31, pp. 110-121. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.03.004


Tillack, A., Clasen, A., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2014): Estimation of Seasonal Leaf Area Index in an Alluvial Forest Using High Resolution Satellite-based Vegetation Indices. Remote Sensing of Environment, 141, pp. 52-63. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2013.10.018


Fassnacht, F., Neumann, C., Förster, M., Buddenbaum, H., Ghosh, A., Clasen, A., Joshi, P. and Koch, B. (2014): Comparison of feature selection algorithms for classifying tree-species with hyperspectral data on three central-european test sites. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7(6). doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2014.2329390


Other Publications

2015

Förster, M. and Frick, A. (2015): Fernerkundung als Hilfe im Naturschutz - Aktuelle Sensoren und Methoden angewandt auf Großschutzgebiete in Brandenburg. Forum der Geoökologie, 26(1), pp. 22-25.


2014

Pipkins, K., Förster, M., Clasen, A., Schmidt, T. and Kleinschmit, B. (2014): A comparison of feature selection methods for multitemporal tree species classification. Proc. SPIE 9245, Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications, V. doi: 10.1117/12.2066632


Förster, M., Schmidt, T. and Kleinschmit, B. (2014): Monitoring of potential climate-induced impacts on woodland habitats with earth observation methods. In: Korn, H. and Stadler, J. and Bonn, A. and Bockmühl, K. and Macgregor, N. (Eds.): Proceedings of the European Conference „Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe – an ecological, policy and economic perspective“, Bonn, pp. 117-118. ISBN: 978-3-89624-102-3


Förster, M., Zebisch, M., Wagner-Lücker, I., Schmidt, T., Renner, K. and Neubert, M. (2014): Remote Sensing-Based Monitoring of Potential Climate-Induced Impacts on Habitats. In: Rannow, S. and Neubert, M. (Eds.): Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change, Springer, pp. 95-113. ISBN: 978-94-007-7959-4


Wagner-Lücker, I., Förster, M. and Janauer, G. (2014): Assessment of Climate-Induced Impacts on Habitats. In: Rannow, S. and Neubert, M. (Eds.): Managing Protected Areas in Central and Eastern Europe Under Climate Change, Springer, pp. 115-134. ISBN: 978-94-007-7959-4


Förster, M. and Frick, A. (2014): Multitemporale und hyperspektrale Fernerkundung für das Bio-diversitätsmonitoring - Aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse und deren Bedeutung für die künftige Nutzung der Sentinel-2-Sensordaten. In: Buck, O. and Hinterlang, D. and Müterthies, A. and Rühl, J. (Eds.): Einsatz von Fernerkundungs-Daten im Rahmen von FFH-Monitoring-Diensten in Deutschland: get ready for SENTINEL @ All, Bonn, pp. 28-35. ISBN: 978-3-89624-123-8


Förster, M., Bruzual-Alfonzo, H., Clasen, A. and Kleinschmit, B. (2014): The utilization of GEOBIA for a hyperspectral mixture analysis of tree crown components. South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics, 3(2S), pp. 363-367.


Gärtner, P., Förster, M., Halik, Ü., Kurban, A. and Kleinschmit, B. (2014): How can form, textural and spectral parameters determine the degradation status of Populus euphratica trees?. South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics, 3(2S), pp. 99-102.


Nieland, S., Moran, N., Kleinschmit, B. and Förster, M. (2014): Using semantic-based spatial reclassification for interoperable data management in Natura 2000 monitoring. In: Ames, D.P. and Quinn, N.W.T. and Rizzoli, A. (Eds.): 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, California, USA. ISBN: 978-88-9035-744-2


2013

Nieland, S., Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2013): Towards Semantic Interoperability in Biodiversity Monitoring. In: Jekel, T. and Car, A. and Strobl, J. and Griesebner, G. (Eds.): GI_Forum 2013 - Creating the GI Society - Conference Proceedings, Salzburg, pp. 524-527.


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