Reconstructing forest disturbance dynamics in Central Europe using remote sensing (P.R.I.M.E. DAAD Programme)

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) funded project aims at reconstructing the historic (1985-2015) forest disturbance dynamics of central European forests by combining Landsat time series analysis. The project is a collaborative project between the Geomatics Lab and the Institute of Silviculture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna.

Principal investigators
Hostert, Patrick Prof. Dr. (Details) (Geomatics)

Participating organisational units of HU Berlin
Geomatics (OKZ: 331231)

Participating external organisations


Duration of project
Start date: 11/2016
End date: 04/2018

Research Areas
Physical Geography

Research Areas
Fernerkundung, Landschaftsökologie, Störungsökologie

Senf, C., Müller, J., and Seidl, R. (2019) Post-disturbance recovery of forest cover and tree height differ with management in Central Europe. Landscape Ecology, 34, 2837-2850.
Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D., Zhiqiang, Y., Sebald, S., Knorrn, J., Neumann, M., Hostert, P., and Seidl, R. (accepted) Canopy mortality has doubled across Europe’s temperate forests in the last three decades. Nature Communications, 9, 4978.
Senf, C. and Seidl R. (2018) Natural disturbances are spatially diverse but temporally synchronized across temperate forest landscapes in Europe. Global Change Biology, 24, 1201-1211.
Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D., Hostert, P., and Seidl, R. (2017) Using Landsat time series for characterizing forest disturbance dynamics in the coupled human and natural systems of Central Europe. ISPRS Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 130, 453-463.
Senf, C., Seidl, R., and Hostert, P. (2017) Remote sensing of forest insect disturbances: current state and future directions. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geo-information, 60, 49-60.

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