Sandra Dotzler, M.Sc.

Ehemalige Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Doktorandin

Now at Vista Geowissenschaftliche Fernerkundung GmbH, Munich

About Sandra

Since June 2013, I am a PhD student at the Environmental Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Department of Trier University under the supervision of Prof. Joachim Hill. I work in the EnSAG project and deal with the application of hyperspectral data in forestry. My main research interest is the retrieval of forest type maps, analysis of drought stress and bark beetle calamities.

Until EnMAP data is available, we use airborne hyperspectral data which we record with two HySpex sensors mounted on a Cessna aircraft. Our study area is located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, mainly in the Donnersberg region and in the national park Hunsrück-Hochwald.

Besides from hyperspectral airborne data, I work with terrestrial laser scanning systems, field spectroscopy and  field data acquired with traditional forest inventory techniques.

Projekt: EnMap Science Advisory Group


2013 - 2018PhD Student in the EnMAP project, Trier University
2012 - 2013Master thesis "Plant Parameter Retrieval from TerraSAR-X for Crop Modelling
and Comparison with RapidEye Dara" and internship at Vista
Geowissenschaftliche Fernerkundung GmBH
2010 - 2013M.Sc. "Environmental Systems and Sustainability -
Monitoring, Modelling and Management",
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
2007 - 2010B.Sc. "Geography", Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich


  • Geoinformatik I: Introduction to Geoinformation Systems ans ArcGIS software (seminar)
  • Forschungspraktikum / Research training: Introduction to field work in forestry, measuring devices, sampling strategies