Melanie Brauchler (MSc.)

Research Assistant (PhD candidate)


M. Brauchler, J. Stoffels & S. Nink (2022): Extension of an Open GEOBIA Framework for Spatially Explicit Forest Stratification with Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing, 14, 727. 

M. Brauchler & J. Stoffels (2020): Leveraging OSM and GEOBIA to Create and Update Forest Type Maps. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 9, 499. 


  • Geographic Object Based Image Analysis, Segmentation
  • Earth Observation Remote Sensing
  • Map Design
  • Volunteered Geographic Information
  • Humanitarian Open Source Efforts (Humanitarian Open Street Map, Missing Maps)


  • June 18 – March 19: Development of ObjectBased Image Analysis Techniques to Derive Spatially-Explicit Diagnostic Units within the GRIPS Forest Location Geometries (Partner: National Park Authority Hunsrück-Hochwald; Funding: FAWF RLP)

Offered Courses

  • Advanced Methods in GIS and Applications SS19
  • Introduction into Geoinformatics WS18/19
  • Statistik I SS18
  • Advanced Methods in GIS and Applications SS18

Curriculum Vitae

2018 – ongoing   Research Assistant/PhD-Student
2018    MSc-Thesis (Development of a GIS Interface to enable Interactive Land Cover Categorization)
2015 – 2018   MSc in Environmental Sciences; MSc Angewandte Geoinformatik (Trier University)
2015   BSc-Thesis (Likelihood ratio tests to investigate agriculturally influenced areas in the Tarim Basin, NW China)
2010 - 2015BSc in Environmental Sciences (Trier University) including one year ERASMUS Exchange Program (Estonian University of Life Science)