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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schmidtlein

Forschung, Lehre, Leitung
Gruppe: Vegetation
Sprechstunden: Do 17:30-18:00 in der Vorlesungszeit, sonst nach Vereinbarung. Entfällt am 7.7.
Raum: Geb. 10.50, Raum 810
Tel.: +49 721 608-44367
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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
Kaiserstr. 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany


Sebastian Schmidtlein

Full Professor of Physical Geography and Geoecology, head Research Group for Vegetation Science and Biogeography

Topics

  • Remote sensing of vegetation
  • Ecoinformatics
  • Vegetation ecology

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

2013 - Full Professor of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2006 - 2013 Professor of Vegetation Geography, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
2002 - 2006     Research Associate; Universität Bayreuth, Chair of Biogeography 
2001 - 2002 Research Associate; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Chair of Geographical Remote Sensing
1986 - 2000 Freelancer in landscape planning and habitat mapping     

Education

2006
Habilitation in Geography, Universität Hamburg
2000 PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, topic: "On the assessment of vegetation patterns at the landscape level"
1994 Diploma in Physical Geography, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Community Service

Associate editor: Applied Vegetation Science, Journal of Vegetation Science, Erdkunde; referee for Biology Letters, Botanica Helvetica, Ecological Informatics, Ecological Modelling, Geoarchaeology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Biogeography, Mountain Research and Development, Remote Sensing of Environment, Folia Geobotanica and others; member of the board of trustees of the Tüxen foundation.

List of Presentations


Publications

Contributions in peer-reviewed journals
2017Aerts, 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 temparate deciduous forest. Frontiers in Plant Science 8. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3389/fpls.2017.00179

Eichel, J., Draebing, D., Klingbeil, L., Wieland, M., Eling, C., Schmidtlein, S., Kuhlmann, H., Dikau, R. (2017): Solifluction meets vegetation: the role of biogeomorphic feedbacks for turf-banked solifluction lobe development. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 10.1002/esp.4102

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 and Distributions. 10.1111/ddi.12566

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.

Schmidt, J., Fassnacht, F. E., Lausch, A., Schmidtlein, S. (2017): Assessing the functional signature of heathland landscapes via hyperspectral remote sensing. Ecological Indicators 73, pp. 505–512. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.10.017

Schmidt, J., Fassnacht, F. E., Neff, C., Lausch, A., Kleinschmit, B., Förster, M., Schmidtlein, S. (2017): Adapting a Natura 2000 field guideline for a remote sensing-based assessment of heathland conservation status. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 10.1016/j.jag.2017.04.005

Schmidtlein, S., Fassnacht, F. E. (2017): The spectral variability hypothesis does not hold across landscapes. Remote Sensing of Environment 192, pp. 114–125.

Stenzel, S., Fassnacht, F. E., Mack, B., Schmidtlein, S. (2017): Identification of high nature value grassland with remote sensing and minimal field data. Ecological Indicators 74, pp. 28–38. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.11.005

2016Feilhauer, H., Doktor, D., Schmidtlein, S., Skidmore, A. (2016): Mapping pollination types with remote sensing. Journal of Vegetation Science 23. 10.1111/jvs.12421

Lausch, A., Bannehr, L., Beckmann, M., Böhm, C., Feilhauer, H., Hacker, J., Heurich, M., Jung, A., Klenke, R., Neumann, C., Pause, M., Rocchini, D., Schaepman, M., Schmidtlein, S., Schulz, K., Selsam, P., Settele, J., Skidmore, A., Cord, A. F. (2016): Linking Earth Observation and taxonomic, structural and functional biodiversity: Local to ecosystem perspectives. Ecological Indicators. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.06.022

Mack, B., Roscher, R., Stenzel, S., Schmidtlein, S., Waske, B. (2016): Mapping raised bogs with an iterative one-class classification approach. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 120, pp. 53–64.

Maringer, J., Ascoli, D., Küffer, N., Schmidtlein, S., Conedera, M. (2016): What drives European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) mortality after forest fires of varying severity? Forest Ecology and Management 368, pp. 81–93. 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.03.008

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. (2016): Mapping an invasive bryophyte species using hyperspectral remote sensing data. Biological Invasions 18. 10.1007/s10530-016-1276-1

2015De Cáceres, M., Chytrý, M., Agrillo, E., Attorre, F., Botta-Dukát, Z., Capello, J., Czúcz, B., Dengler, J., Ewald, J., Faber-Langendoen, D., Feoli, E., Franklin, S. B., Gavilán, R., Gillet, F., Jansen, F., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Krestov, P., Landucci, F., Lengyel, A., Loidi, J., Mucina, L., Peet, R. K., Roberts, D. W., Roleček, J., Schaminée, J., Schmidtlein, S., Theurillat, J., Tichý, L., Walker, D. A., Wildi, O., Willner, W., Wiser, S. K. (2015): A comparative framework for broad-scale plot-based vegetation classification. Applied Vegetation Science 18, pp. 543–560. 10.1111/avsc.12179

Ferner, J., Linstädter, A., Südekum, K., Schmidtlein, S. (2015): Spectral indicators of forage quality in West Africa's tropical savannas. Accepted. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 41, pp. 99–106. 10.1016/j.jag.2015.04.019

He, K. S., Bradley, B. A., Cord, A. F., Rocchini, D., Tuanmu, M., Schmidtlein, S., Turner, W., Pettorelli, N. (2015): Will remote sensing shape the next generation of species distribution models? Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 1, pp. 4–8. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1002/rse2.7 PDF

Neumann, C., Weiss, G., Schmidtlein, S., Itzerott, S., Lausch, A., Doktor, D., Brell, M. (2015): Gradient-based assessment of habitat quality for spectral ecosystem monitoring. Remote Sensing 7, pp. 2871–2898. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3390/rs70302871 PDF

2014Feilhauer, H., Dahlke, C., Doktor, D., Lausch, A., Schmidtlein, S., Schulz, G., Stenzel, S. (2014): Mapping the local variability of Natura 2000 habitats with remote sensing. Applied Vegetation Science 17, pp. 765–779. 10.1111/avsc.12115

Hein, N., Feilhauer, H., Finch, O., Schmidtlein, S., Löffler, J. (2014): Snow cover determines the ecology and biogeography of spiders (Araneae) in alpine tundra ecosystems. Erdkunde 68(3), pp. 157–172. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3112/erdkunde.2014.03.01 PDF

Möckel, T., Dalmayne, J., Prentice, H. C., Eklundh, L., Purschke, O., Schmidtlein, S., Hall, K. (2014): Classification of grassland successional stages using airborne hyperspectral imagery. Remote Sensing 6(8), pp. 7732–7761. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3390/rs6087732 PDF

Reu, B., Zaehle, S., Bohn, K., Pavlick, R., Schmidtlein, S., Williams, J. W., Kleidon, A. (2014): Future no-analogue vegetation produced by no-analogue combinations of temperature and insolation. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23(2), pp. 156–167. 10.1111/geb.12110

Stenzel, S., Feilhauer, H., Mack, B., Metz, A., Schmidtlein, S. (2014): Remote sensing of scattered Natura 2000 habitats using a one-class classifier. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 33, pp. 211–217. 10.1016/j.jag.2014.05.012

2013Eichel, J., Krautblatter, M., Schmidtlein, S., Dikau, R. (2013): Biogeomorphic interactions in the Turtmann glacier forefield, Switzerland. Geomorphology 201, pp. 98–110. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.06.012

Feilhauer, H., Thonfeld, F., Faude, U., He, K. S., Rocchini, D., Schmidtlein, S. (2013): Assessing floristic composition with multispectral sensors – A comparison based on monotemporal and multiseasonal field spectra. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation 21, pp. 218–229. 10.1016/j.jag.2012.09.002

Meyn, A., Schmidtlein, S., Taylor, S. W., Girardin, M. P., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W. (2013): Precipitation-driven decrease in wildfires in British Columbia. Regional Environmental Change 13(1), pp. 165–177. 10.1007/s10113-012-0319-0

Rocchini, D., Delucchi, L., Bacaro, G., Cavallini, P., Feilhauer, H., Foody, G. M., He, K. S., Nagendra, H., Porta, C., Ricotta, C., Schmidtlein, S., Spano, L. D., Wegmann, M., Neteler, M. (2013): Calculating landscape diversity with information-theory based indices: A GRASS GIS solution. Ecological Informatics 17, pp. 82–93. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2012.04.002

Rocchini, D., Foody, G. M., Nagendra, H., Ricotta, C., Anand, M., He, K. S., Amici, V., Kleinschmit, B., Förster, M., Schmidtlein, S., Feilhauer, H., Ghisla, A., Metz, M., Neteler, M. (2013): Uncertainty in ecosystem mapping by remote sensing. Computers & Geosciences 50, pp. 128–135. 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.05.022 Computers & Geosciences - Best paper of 2013

Schmidtlein, S., Faude, U., Rössler, O., Feilhauer, H., Ewald, J., Meyn, A., Schmidt, J. (2013): Differences between recent and historical records of upper species limits in the northern European Alps. Erdkunde 67(04), pp. 345–354. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3112/erdkunde.2013.04.04 PDF

2012Schmidtlein, S., Feilhauer, H., Bruelheide, H. (2012): Mapping plant strategy types using remote sensing. Journal of Vegetation Science 23(3), pp. 395–405. 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01370.x PDF IAVS Editor's Award 2012

van der Maaten, L., Schmidtlein, S., Mahecha, M. D. (2012): Analyzing floristic inventories with multiple maps. Ecological Informatics 9, pp. 1–10. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2012.01.005

2011Feilhauer, H., Faude, U., Schmidtlein, S. (2011): Combining Isomap ordination and imaging spectroscopy to map continuous floristic gradients in a heterogeneous landscape. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(10), pp. 2513–2524. 10.1016/j.rse.2011.05.011

Feilhauer, H., Schmidtlein, S. (2011): On variable relations between vegetation patterns and canopy reflectance. Ecological Informatics 6(2), pp. 83–92. 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2010.12.004

Heubes, J., Retzer, V., Schmidtlein, S., Beierkuhnlein, C. (2011): Historical Land Use Explains Current Distribution of Calcareous Grassland Species. Folia Geobotanica 46(1), pp. 1–16. 10.1007/s12224-010-9090-5

Reu, B., Proulx, R., Bohn, K., Dyke, J. G., Kleidon, A., Pavlick, R., Schmidtlein, S. (2011): The role of climate and plant functional trade-offs in shaping global biome and biodiversity patterns. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20(4), pp. 570–581. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00621.x PDF

Reu, B., Zaehle, S., Proulx, R., Bohn, K., Kleidon, A., Pavlick, R., Schmidtlein, S. (2011): The role of plant functional trade-offs for biodiversity changes and biome shifts under scenarios of global climatic change. Biogeosciences 8(5), pp. 1255–1266. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.5194/bg-8-1255-2011 PDF

2010Faude, U., Feilhauer, H., Schmidtlein, S. (2010): Estimating the impact of forest use on biodiversity in protected areas of developing tropical regions. ERDKUNDE 64(1), pp. 47–56. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3112/erdkunde.2010.01.04 PDF

Feilhauer, H., Asner, G. P., Martin, R. E., Schmidtlein, S. (2010): Brightness-normalized Partial Least Squares Regression for hyperspectral data. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 111(12-13), pp. 1947–1957. 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2010.03.007

Feilhauer, H., Oerke, E., Schmidtlein, S. (2010): Quantifying empirical relations between planted species mixtures and canopy reflectance with PROTEST. Remote Sensing of Environment 114(7), pp. 1513–1521. 10.1016/j.rse.2010.02.006

Meyn, A., Schmidtlein, S., Taylor, S. W., Girardin, M. P., Thonicke, K., Cramer, W. (2010): Spatial variation of trends in wildfire and summer drought in British Columbia, Canada, 1920–2000. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19(3). 10.1071/wf09055

Schmidtlein, S., Tichý, L., Feilhauer, H., Faude, U. (2010): A brute-force approach to vegetation classification. Journal of Vegetation Science 21(6), pp. 1162–1171. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01221.x PDF

2009Feilhauer, H., Schmidtlein, S. (2009): Mapping continuous fields of forest alpha and beta diversity. Applied Vegetation Science 12(4), pp. 429–439. 10.1111/j.1654-109x.2009.01037.x

Lötters, S., Kielgast, J., Bielby, J., Schmidtlein, S., Bosch, J., Veith, M., Walker, S. F., Fisher, M. C., Rödder, D. (2009): The Link Between Rapid Enigmatic Amphibian Decline and the Globally Emerging Chytrid Fungus. EcoHealth 6(3), pp. 358–372. 10.1007/s10393-010-0281-6

Rödder, D., Kielgast, J., Bielby, J., Schmidtlein, S., Bosch, J., Garner, T. W. J., Veith, M., Walker, S., Fisher, M. C., Lötters, S. (2009): Global Amphibian Extinction Risk Assessment for the Panzootic Chytrid Fungus. Diversity 1(1), pp. 52–66. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3390/d1010052 PDF

Rödder, D., Schmidtlein, S., Veith, M., Lötters, S. (2009): Alien Invasive Slider Turtle in Unpredicted Habitat: A Matter of Niche Shift or of Predictors Studied? PLoS ONE 4(11). Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1371/journal.pone.0007843 PDF

2008Mahecha, M. D., Schmidtlein, S. (2008): Revealing biogeographical patterns by nonlinear ordinations and derived anisotropic spatial filters. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17(2), pp. 284–296. 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00368.x

2007Schmidtlein, S., Zimmermann, P., Schüpferling, R., Weiß, C. (2007): Mapping the floristic continuum: Ordination space position estimated from imaging spectroscopy. Journal of Vegetation Science 18(1), pp. 131–140. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2007.tb02523.x PDF

2005Schmidtlein, S. (2005): Imaging spectroscopy as a tool for mapping Ellenberg indicator values. Journal of Applied Ecology 42(5), pp. 966–974. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.01064.x PDF

2004Schmidtlein, S., Sassin, J. (2004): Mapping of continuous floristic gradients in grasslands using hyperspectral imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 92(1), pp. 126–138. 10.1016/j.rse.2004.05.004

Schmidtlein, S. (2004): Coarse-scale substrate mapping using plant functional response types. Erdkunde 58(2), pp. 137–155. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3112/erdkunde.2004.02.03 PDF

2003Schmidtlein, S., Ewald, J. (2003): Landscape patterns of indicator plants for soil acidity in the Bavarian Alps. Journal of Biogeography 30(10), pp. 1493–1503. 10.1046/j.1365-2699.2003.00879.x

Schmidtlein, S. (2003): Raster-based detection of vegetation patterns at landscape scale levels. Phytocoenologia 33(4), pp. 603–621. 10.1127/0340-269x/2003/0033-0603

Contributions in journals and series (not peer-reviewed)
2015Baur, P. A., Egger, G., Lautsch, E., Schmidtlein, S. (2015): Artenschutzprojekt Zwerg-Rohrkolben (Typha minima Funck ex Hoppe): Die Wiederansiedlung im Europaschutzgebiet Obere Drau in Kärnten (Österreich). Carinthia II 205(125 Jg.), pp. 503–536.

2014Stenzel, S., Schmidtlein, S. (2014): Multisaisonale Datenreihen in der FFH-Kartierung - Ergebnisse des Verbundprojekts MSAVE. BfN-Skripten 388, pp. 36–45. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar PDF

2010Schmidtlein, S., Franz, H., Huber, D. (2010): Klimawandelszenarien für Schutzgebiete - Veränderungen potentieller Wuchsgebiete von Gefäßpflanzen im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden. BfN-Skripten 274, pp. 70f. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar PDF

2009Schmidtlein, S., Weiß, C. (2009): Integration von kontinuierlichen und diskreten FFH - Lebensraumkartierungen per Fernerkundung. BfN-Skripten 249, pp. 105f. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar PDF

2008Zimmermann, P., Schmidtlein, S. (2008): Klassenlose Kartierung von Vegetationsmustern. Natur und Landschaft 11, pp. 494–497.

2005Schmidtlein, S., Grabner, S., Sassin, J. (2005): Eine Fallstudie zum Einsatz abbildender Spektroskopie in der Grünlandkartierung. Photogrammetrie Fernerkundung Geoinformation 9, pp. 221–228.

1986Schmidtlein, S. (1986): Neufund von Hierochloe odorata (L.)P.B. in der Wahner Heide und weitere bemerkenswerte Pflanzennachweise. Decheniana 139, pp. 204.

1985Gorissen, I., Pechau, M., Schmidtlein, S. (1985): Bemerkungen zur Flora der Wahner Heide. Göttinger Floristische Rundbriefe 19, pp. 54–57.

Book chapters
2014Schmidtlein, S., Faude, U., Stenzel, S., Feilhauer, H. (2014): Remote Sensing of Vegetation for Nature Conservation. chapter 13, part Ⅲ, pp. 203–215. In: Manakos, I., Braun, M. (ed.): Land Use and Land Cover Mapping in Europe – Practices & Trends. 10.1007/978-94-007-7969-3_13 PDF

2012Feilhauer, H., Stenzel, S., Kübert, C., Metz, A., Conrad, C., Ehlers, M., Esch, T., Klein, D., Oldenburg, C., Reinartz, P., Schmidtlein, S. (2012): RapidEye im Projekt MSAVE - Multisaisonale Fernerkundung für das Vegetationsmonitoring. pp. 153–164. In: Borg, E., Daedelow, H., Johnson, R.: RapidEye Science Archive (RESA) 'Vom Algorithmus zum Produkt'. RESA Workshop.

2003Rödl, T., Schmidtlein, S. (2003): Biogeographie der deutschen Alpen. pp. 118f.. In: Kappas, M., Menz, G., Richter, M., Treter, U. (ed.): Nationalatlas Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Klima, Pflanzen- und Tierwelt. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar PDF

Books
2013Gorissen, I., Ferber, D., Geier, H., Heyd, A., Korneck, D., Lopata, W., Schmelzer, M., Schmidtlein, S., Sievers, R., Schumacher, H. (2013): Flora der Region Bonn. 611 pp., Selbstverlag Ingmar Wolfram Gorissen (Siegburg)

2000Schmidtlein, S. (2000): Aufnahme von Vegetationsmustern auf Landschaftsebene. Forschungsberichte Nationalpark Berchtesgaden 44, 135 pp., Nationalpark Berchtesgaden