Mathias Ulrich

Mathias Ulrich

Research associate / Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing

Leipzig University, Institute for Geography

My research includes geomorphology, modern and Holocene landscape development and environmental changes as well as human-environment interaction in permafrost regions of Siberia, Alaska and Northern Europe. For the majority of my studies, I conduct geomorphological, sedimentological, hydrological and geo-ecological field research on a wide variety of landscape forms. A crucial part of my research activity, however, is the linking of various geoscientific methods and disciplines using remote sensing, geodata analysis and geographic information systems as core tools. This gives me the opportunity to capture information about processes and landscape conditions on different temporal and spatial scales. The focus of my teaching lies in geoinformatics, physical geography and remote sensing.


  • Geomorphology and Landscape evolution
  • Human-landscape interaction
  • Permafrost landscape dynamics
  • Permafrost degradation processes
  • Paleo-environmental reconstruction and sedimentology


  • Research associate, Postdoc, 2019

    Leipzig University, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing

  • Research associate, Postdoc, 2018 - 2019

    Leipzig University, Physical Geography

  • Project manager, 2017 - 2018

    Leipzig University, Physical Geography

  • DFG Project leader, Postdoc, 2013 - 2017

    University of Leipzig

  • PosDoc, 2011 - 2012

    Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research

  • PhD in Geosciences, 2008 - 2011

    Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research and University of Potsdam

  • Diploma in Geography, 1999 - 2006

    University of Leipzig