I’m a research associate at the Institute for Geography at the University of Leipzig. In my research I work on the quantification of terrestrial photosynthetic activity by optical remote sensing approaches. My focus lies here on a signal called sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence which is emitted by plants during their photosynthetic light reactions. Because it is directly related to the photosynthetic process, sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence is a promising signal that might allow overcoming the limitations of traditional reflectance-based methods (e.g. surface greenness) for estimating terrestrial photosynthetic activity.
The research questions I in particular work on are:
Dr. rer. nat. in Geography, 2017
University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Diploma in Geography (German degree, M.Sc. equivalent), 2011
University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany