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M.Sc. Teja Kattenborn

Wiss. Mitarbeiter
Gruppe: Vegetation
Raum: 703.3 (Geb. 10.50)
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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe

Teja Kattenborn

Remote sensing of vegetation, UVA-based remote sensing, hyperspectral data


  • Usage of hyperspectral data to map plant functional types
  • Comparison / combination of empirical and radiative transfer models
  • UAV-based remote sensing applications

Curriculum vitae

Since 2015 PhD student at the IfGG. Topic: Combination of empirical and physical based models for habitat and vegetation monitoring.
2012-2014 M.Sc. Environmental Sciences (major) / GIS & Environmental Modelling (minor), Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg Internship at SOPAC, Suva, Fiji.
2012- 2014 Research Assisstant at the Chair of Remote Sensing and Landscape Information Systems (FeLis), Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg.
2009-2012 B.Sc. Environmental Sciences (major) / Hydrology (minor), Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg Semester Abroad University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Internship at Universidad Distrital, Bogotá, Colombia.


Beiträge in referierten Zeitschriften
2017Fassnacht, F. E., Mangold, D., Schäfer, J., Immitzer, M., Kattenborn, T., Koch, B., Latifi, H. (2017): Estimating stand density, biomass and tree species from very high resolution stereo-imagery – towards an all-in-one sensor for forestry applications? Forestry, S. 1–19. 10.1093/forestry/cpx014 PDF

Kattenborn, T., Fassnacht, F. E., Pierce, S., Lopatin, J., Grime, J. P., Schmidtlein, S. (2017): Linking plant strategies and plant traits derived by radiative transfer modelling. Journal of Vegetation Science. 10.1111/jvs.12525

Lopatin, J., Fassnacht, F. E., Kattenborn, T., Schmidtlein, S. (2017): Mapping plant species in mixed grassland communities using close range imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment 201, S. 12–23. 10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.031

2015Kattenborn, T., Maack, J., Fassnacht, F. E., Enßle, F., Ermert, J., Koch, B. (2015): Mapping forest biomass from space – Fusion of hyperspectral EO1-hyperion data and Tandem-X and WorldView-2 canopy height models. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 35, S. 359–367. 10.1016/j.jag.2014.10.008 PDF

Maack, J., Kattenborn, T., Fassnacht, F. E., Enßle, F., Hernández, J., Corvalán, P., Koch, B. (2015): Modeling forest biomass using Very-High-Resolution data - Combining textural, spectral and photogrammetric predictors derived from spaceborne stereo images. European Journal of Remote Sensing 48, S. 245–261. PDF

2014Kattenborn, T., Sperlich, M., Bataua, K., Koch, B. (2014): Automatic single palm tree detection in plantations using UAV-based photogrammetric point clouds. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing & Spatial Information Sciences.

2013Fritz, A., Kattenborn, T., Koch, B. (2013): UAV-based photogrammetric point clouds - Tree stem mapping in open stands in comparison to terrestrial laser scanner point clouds. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spat. Inf. Sci. 40, S. 141–146. 10.5194/isprsarchives-xl-1-w2-141-2013 PDF

2014Koch, B., Kattenborn, T., Straub, C., Vauhkonen, J. (2014): Segmentation of forest to tree objects. S. 89–112. In: Maltamo, M., Næsset, E., Vauhkonen, J. (Hrsg.): Forestry Applications of Airborne Laser Scanning: Concepts and Case Studies.

2017Lopatin, J., Fassnacht, F. E., Kattenborn, T., Schmidtlein, S. (2017): Hyperspectral classification of grassland species: towards a UAS application for semi-automatic field surveys. Presented at EGU, Vienna, Austria, 08-13 April. Oral presentation. 10.13140/RG.2.2.25184.79361

Lopatin, J., Fassnacht, F. E., Kattenborn, T., Galleguillos, M., Jorge, P., Schmidtlein, S. (2017): Mapping peatland carbon stock: a structural equation modeling approach. Presented at IAVS, Palermo, Italy, 20-24 June. Oral presentation. 10.13140/rg.2.2.15118.46406 PDF

Veröffentlichungen in Tagungsbänden
2014Sperlich, M., Kattenborn, T., Koch, B., Kattenborn, G. (2014): Potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Based Photogrammetric Point Clouds for Automatic Single Tree Detection. In: Seyfert, E., Gülch, E., Heipke, C., Schiewe, J., Sester, M. (Hrsg.): DGPF Tagungsband - Gemeinsame Tagung 2014 der DGfK, der DGPF, der GfGI und des GiN.

2013Kattenborn, T. (2013): Forest Change Assessment and Corresponding Driver Analysis in the Magdalena Department, Colombia (1985-2010). In: Seyfert, E., Gülch, E., Heipke, C., Schiewe, J., Sester, M. (Hrsg.): Tagungsband der 33. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der DGPF 27.02 - 1.03. 2013.