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Dr. Johannes Schmidt

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

Johannes Schmidt

Remote sensing of vegetation


  • Heath vegetation
  • Hyperspectral remote sensing
  • Geographic information systems
  • Thornbush savannah of the Kalahari

Curriculum vitae

Since 2013

Dissertation at the IfGG supported by a scholarship of the DBU (German Environmental Foundation). Titel: "Imaging techniques in the monitoring of ecological processes being relevant for nature conservation in large conservation areas of the German National Heritage" (Supervisor: Sebastian Schmidtlein)
2013 Cochet Consult Planning Company, Bonn
2012 Geological Survey of North Rhine-Westphalia, Krefeld
2009-2012 Member of the working group vegetation geography, University of Bonn
2005-2012 Studies in Geography at the University of Bonn, topic of the master thesis: Patterns and processes of bush encroachment in an arid thornbush savannah (South Africa).


Verfahrenskurs Kartographie (WS 2015/16), Proseminar Geoökologie (SS 2015)


Schmidt J., S. Schmidtlein & A. Lausch. Taking the CSR-fingerprint of a large conservation area. AK Biogeographie 2014, Karlsruhe. Poster.

Schmidt J., S. Schmidtlein & A. Lausch. Landscape characterization by functional signatures. GfÖ annual conference 2015, Göttingen. Poster.

Schmidt J., F. E. Faßnacht, A. Lausch & S. Schmidtlein. Remote Sensing Based Monitoring Of Heathland Habitats Inspired By Field Mapping. EARSeL Symposium 2016, Bonn.

Schmidt J., F. E. Faßnacht, A. Lausch & S. Schmidtlein. The CSR-fingerprint: A functional signature of vegetation. EcoSummit 2016, Montpellier.

Schmidt J., F. E. Faßnacht, A. Lausch & S. Schmidtlein. A field based remote sensing approach for monitoring Calluna habitats. EcoSummit 2016, Montpellier. Poster.