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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

Other Publications

2009

Förster, M., Köppen, A., Kleinschmit, B. and Bangert, D. (2009): Erstellung von Abstraktionsmodellen für ein Planungs- und Entscheidungsinstrument zur Bewertung natur- und umweltverträglicher Stadtentwicklung. In: Reinhardt, W. and Krüger, A. and Ehlers, M. (Eds.): Geoinformatik 2009, Osnabrück, pp. 121-128. ISBN: 978-3-89838-619-7


Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2009): Towards an intra-annual vegetation analysis - the concept of a phenologic library. In: Heipke, C. and Jacobsen, K. and Müller, S. and Sörgel, U. (Eds.): ISPRS Workshop on High Resolution Earth Imaging for Geospatial Information, Hannover, Germany.


2008

Förster, M., Köppen, A., Bangert, D., Ross, L., Köppel, J. and Kleinschmit, B. (2008): Development of a Data Integration and Management Tool for the Strategic Environmental Assessment for Sustainable City Planning in Berlin. In: Dilly, O. and Helming, K. (Eds.): International Conference of Imapact Assessment of Land Use Changes - Abstracts, Berlin.


Köppen, A., Förster, M., Kleinschmit, B. and Bangert, D. (2008): Datenintegrationskonzept für die Entwicklung eines raumbezogenen strategischen Planungs- und Entscheidungsinstruments für Berlin. In: Strobl, J. and Blaschke, T. and Griesebner, G. (Eds.): AGIT Symposium - Salzburg, Wichmann, Heidelberg, pp. 218-223. ISBN: 978-3-87907-464-8


Köppen, A., Förster, M., Kleinschmit, B. and Bangert, D. (2008): Datenintegrationskonzept für die Entwicklung eines raumbezogenen strategischen Planungs- und Entscheidungsinstruments für Berlin. In: Strobl, J. and Blaschke, T. and Griesebner, G. (Eds.): AGIT Symposium Salzburg, Salzburg, pp. 218-223. ISBN: 978-3-87907-464-8


Neubert, M., Förster, M., Lang, S., Vohland, K. and Kleinschmit, B. (2008): A Concept for Analysing the Impact of Climate-Induced Changes on Habitat Diversity. In: Car, A. and Griesebner, G. and Strobl, J. (Eds.): Proceedings of the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg, Wichmann, Heidelberg, pp. 215-220. ISBN: 978-3-87907-465-5


Neubert, M. F. M., Lang, S., Vohland, K. and Kleinschmit, B. (2008): A Concept for Analysing the Impact of Climate-Induced Changes on Habitat Diversity. In: Car, A. and Griesebner, G. and Strobl, J. (Eds.): Proceedings of the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg, Salzburg, pp. 215-220. ISBN: 978-3-87907-465-5


Ross, L., Kleinschmit, B., Korte, B. and Förster, M. (2008): Biomass 3D - Visualizing the Impact of Increased Energy Crop Cultivation. In: Buhmann, E. and Pietsch, M. and Heins, M. (Eds.): Digital Design in Landscape Architecture 2008, Wichmann, Heidelberg, pp. 196-202. ISBN: 978-3-87907-468-6


Ross, L., Kleinschmit, B., Korte, B. and Förster, M. (2008): Biomass 3D - Visualizing the Impact of Increased Energy Crop Cultivation. In: Buhmann, E. and Pietsch, M. and Heins, M. (Eds.): Digital Design in Landscape Architecture 2008, Dessau, pp. 196-202. ISBN: 978-3-87907-468-6


Velazquez, J., Förster, M. and Kleinschmit, B. (2008): GIS and Remote Sensing for Natura 2000 Monitoring in Mediterranean Biogeographic Region. In: Car, A. and Griesebner, G. and Strobl, J. (Eds.): Proceedings of the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg, Wichmann, Heidelberg, pp. 268-275. ISBN: 978-3-87907-465-5


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