Personal profile

Professional work

• Research Scientist: Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University, Sweden. 01/2022 – Present. 

Parental Leave (100%): February 2020 – July 2020. (6 months)

• Postdoctoral Researcher: Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. 07/2019 – 12/2021. Supervisor: Prof. Rasmus Fensholt.

• Postdoctoral Researcher: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden. 08/2018 - 06/2019. Supervisor: Prof. Lars Eklundh.

• Project Assistant: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden. 01/2018 - 08/2018. Supervisor: Prof. Jonas Ardö.

Parental Leave (100%): June 2017 – January 2018. (6 months)

• Visiting Scholar: Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. 08/2015 – 12/2015. Supervisor: Prof. Ranga Myneni.

• Geographic Information Specialist: Polar Geophysics Group, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. 08/2010 – 10/2012. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Robin E. Bell.

• Visiting Researcher: GIS/Remote Sensing Lab, Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA, USA. 04/2010 – 08/2010. Supervisor: Dr. Peter Leimgruber.

• Project Geoscientist: Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Unit, Science Applications International Corporation, Hackensack, NJ, USA. 05/2007 – 08/2008. Supervisor: Mark Hasting.

• Geotechnician: Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Unit, Science Applications International Corporation, Hackensack, NJ, USA. 04/2005 – 05/2007. Supervisor: Jillian M. Loughlin.

Teaching

COURSES

Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University
•    Environmental Monitoring (Spring 2024) - Course co-coordinator

Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen
•    Introduction to Remote Sensing (Spring 2021)

Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University
•    Introduction to R Programming (Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
•    Advanced Geographic Information Systems (Fall 2014, 2015, 2018)
•    GIS in Physical Planning (Fall 2014, Fall 2022, Spring/Fall 2023, Spring 2024)

Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)
•    GIS in Urban and Rural Sustainable Development (Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)

Social Research and Development Institute (SORADI)
•    Introduction to Geospatial Technologies - An Intensive Course (Fall 2023)

 

SUPERVISED GRADUATE THESES

8.    Tobias Rydlinge (2023): Urban tree canopy mapping - An open source deep learning approach. M.Sc. in Geographic Information Science. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University. 

7.    Enass Al Kharusi (2021): Broad-Scale Patterns in CDOM and Total Organic Matter Concentrations of Inland Waters – Insights from Remote Sensing and GIS. Ph.D. in Geobiosphere Science. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University. 

6.    Emma Bylund (2021): Dynamics of net primary production and food availability in the aftermath of the 2004 and 2007 desert locust outbreaks in Niger and Yemen. M.Sc. in Geographic Information Science. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University. 

5.    Camilla Persson (2019): Comparing the vegetation condition of 2017 and 2018 over southern Sweden using Sentinel-2 satellite imagery. Master of Science in Geomatics. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University.

4.
   Enzo Zerega (2018): Assessing edge pixel classification and growing stock volume in forest stands using a machine learning algorithm and Sentinel-2 data. Master of Science in Geomatics. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University.

3.    Abdalla Eltayeb (2017): Mapping woody canopy cover in the semi-arid Sahel: an approach using satellite remote sensing and Google Earth imagery. Master of Science in Geomatics. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University.

2.    Stefanos Georganos (2016)*** Exploring the spatial relationship between NDVI and rainfall in the semi-arid Sahel using geographically weighted regression. Master of Science in Geomatics. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University. *** Thesis published in Journal of Arid Environments

1.    Deborah Bowyer (2015): Measuring Urban Growth, Urban Form and Accessibility as Indicators of Urban Sprawl in Hamilton, New Zealand. Master of Science in Geographical Information Science. Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University.

Outreach

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Climate Research
  • Physical Geography
  • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

Free keywords

  • Remote sensing
  • Machine learning
  • Forests
  • Mapping
  • Global change ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape ecology
  • Land-use and land-cover
  • Earth observation
  • Global drylands
  • Tropical savannas
  • Boreal and temperate ecosystems
  • Drought

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