Portrait von MSc Geomatics Dorothea Heim

M.Sc. Dorothea Heim

  • Research, Teaching, Administration
  • Group: Rivers
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Bereich WWF-Auen-Institut
    D-76437 Rastatt


Dorothea Heim

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), cartography, digital image processing, remote sensing


  • Geodata analysis und visualization
  • WebGIS

Curriculum vitae

2013 - Current Research Assistant at KIT, Institute for Geography und Geoecology, Institute for Floodplains Ecology
2012–2013 Research Assistant in working group G(V)ISЯ, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Applied Research
2012 M.Sc. Geomatics, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences University of Aberdeen, Department Geography and Environment; Master thesis "Challenges of detecting land cover changes in South Sudan by means of Landsat satellite imagery"
2010 B.Sc. Geography, minor subject Nature Conservation and Landscape Management, University of Freiburg; Bachelor thesis "GIS-based analysis of historical grassland drainage"


  • Development potentials of floodplains and river landscapes
  • Ecological and silvicultural strategies for adapting to climate changes for long-term protection of ecosystems in alluvial forests within the Rastatt’s NSG Rhine Floodplain


Practical course in Geoecology

Theses supervised

  • Animated Visualization of flooded areas for certain water levels within the active floodplain at the Rhine and Elbe (B.Sc.)
  • General Map ‘Floodplains in Germany’ of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation – Integration of the Kilometer-Segmentation in the Morphological Floodplain along 10.000 River Kilometers (B.Sc.)


2018Harms, O., Dister, E. R., Gerstner, L., Damm, C., Egger, G., Heim, D., Günther-Diringer, D., Koenzen, U., Kurth, A., Modrak, P. (2018): Potenziale zur naturnahen Auenentwicklung – Bundesweiter Überblick und methodische Empfehlungen für die Herleitung von Entwicklungszielen. BfN-Skripten 489, 60 pp., BfN (Bonn - Bad Godesberg) 10.19217/skr489 PDF