Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie (IFGG)
Michael Ewald Michael Ewald

MSc Geoökol. Michael Ewald

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Kaiserstr. 12
    76131 Karlsruhe

Michael Ewald

Vegetation ecology


  • LiDAR, Hyperspectral remote sensing
  • Soil nitrogen critical levels of N-sensitive habitats
  • Patterns and impacts of plant invasions

Curriculum vitae

Since 2014 PhD at the KIT, Karlsruhe in the project DIARS - Detection of invasive plant species and assessment of their impact on ecosystem properties through remote sensing
2012-2014 Research assistent , Biogeographical Modelling, University of Bayreuth
2012 Master of Science in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth
2009 Bachelor of Science in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth


Ewald, M; Bevanda, M; Dupke, C; Heurich, M; Reineking, B; Assessing the Influence of forest structure on roe deer habitat selection using airborne LiDAR; 41st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GFÖ), Oldenburg: 05.09.2011 - 09.09.2011


Dittrich, A.; Roilo, S.; Sonnenschein, R.; Cerrato, C.; Ewald, M.; Viterbi, R.; Cord, A. F. (2020). Modelling Distributions of Rove Beetles in Mountainous Areas Using Remote Sensing Data. Remote sensing, 12 (1), Art. Nr.: 80. doi:10.3390/rs12010080VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Ewald, M.; Skowronek, S.; Aerts, R.; Lenoir, J.; Feilhauer, H.; Van De Kerchove, R.; Honnay, O.; Somers, B.; Garzón-López, C. X.; Rocchini, D.; Schmidtlein, S. (2020). Assessing the impact of an invasive bryophyte on plant species richness using high resolution imaging spectroscopy. Ecological indicators, 110, Art.-Nr.: 105882. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105882
Ewald, M.; Aerts, R.; Lenoir, J.; Fassnacht, F. E.; Nicolas, M.; Skowronek, S.; Piat, J.; Honnay, O.; Garzón-López, C. X.; Feilhauer, H.; Van De Kerchove, R.; Somers, B.; Hattab, T.; Rocchini, D.; Schmidtlein, S. (2018). LiDAR derived forest structure data improves predictions of canopy N and P concentrations from imaging spectroscopy. Remote sensing of environment, 211, 13–25. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.038
Ewald, M.; Skowronek, S.; Aerts, R.; Dolos, K.; Lenoir, J.; Nicolas, M.; Warrie, J.; Hattab, T.; Feilhauer, H.; Honnay, O.; Garzón-López, C. X.; Decocq, G.; Van De Kerchove, R.; Somers, B.; Rocchini, D.; Schmidtlein, S. (2018). Analyzing remotely sensed structural and chemical canopy traits of a forest invaded by Prunus serotina over multiple spatial scales. Biological invasions, 20 (8), 2257–2271. doi:10.1007/s10530-018-1700-9
Skowronek, S.; Van De Kerchove, R.; Rombouts, B.; Aerts, R.; Ewald, M.; Warrie, J.; Schiefer, F.; Garzon-Lopez, C.; Hattab, T.; Honnay, O.; Lenoir, J.; Rocchini, D.; Schmidtlein, S.; Somers, B.; Feilhauer, H. (2018). Transferability of species distribution models for the detection of an invasive alien bryophyte using imaging spectroscopy data. International journal of applied earth observation and geoinformation, 68, 61–72. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2018.02.001
Aerts, R.; Ewald, M.; Nicolas, M.; Piat, J.; Skowronek, S.; Lenoir, J.; Hattab, T.; Garzón-López, C. X.; Feilhauer, H.; Schmidtlein, S.; Rocchini, D.; Decocq, G.; Somers, B.; Van De Kerchove, R.; Denef, K.; Honnay, O. (2017). Invasion by the Alien Tree Prunus serotina Alters Ecosystem Functions in a Temperate Deciduous Forest. Frontiers in plant science, 8, Art. Nr. 179. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.00179VolltextVolltext der Publikation als PDF-Dokument
Hattab, T.; Garzón-López, C. X.; Ewald, M.; Skowronek, S.; Aerts, R.; Horen, H.; Brasseur, B.; Gallet-Moron, E.; Spicher, F.; Decocq, G.; Feilhauer, H.; Honnay, O.; Kempeneers, P.; Schmidtlein, S.; Somers, B.; Van De Kerchove, R.; Rocchini, D.; Lenoir, J. (2017). A unified framework to model the potential and realized distributions of invasive species within the invaded range. Diversity & distributions, 23 (7), 806–819. doi:10.1111/ddi.12566
Skowronek, S.; Ewald, M.; Isermann, M.; van de Kerchove, R.; Lenoir, J.; Aerts, R.; Warrie, J.; Hattab, T.; Honnay, O.; Schmidtlein, S.; Rocchini, D.; Somers, B.; Feilhauer, H. (2017). Mapping an invasive bryophyte species using hyperspectral remote sensing data. Biological invasions, 19 (1), 239–254. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1276-1
Dupke, C.; Bonenfant, C.; Reineking, B.; Hable, R.; Zeppenfeld, T.; Ewald, M.; Heurich, M. (2016). Habitat selection by a large herbivore at multiple spatial and temporal scales is primarily governed by food resources. Ecography, 40 (8), 1014–1027. doi:10.1111/ecog.02152