Advising of BSc and MSc theses

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Past theses advising

There have been several MSc and BSc theses advised in the past years. These were at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Deparments of Geography and Earth Sciences, at the University of Potsdam in the Institute of Geosciences, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Geography, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, and at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, Technical University of Berlin. Below is an incomplete list of MSc and BSc theses.

List of advised MSc thesis in reversed chronological order

Nr.YearAuthorTitleDepartment and DegreeAdditional information and PDF link (if available)
362021Anna RosnerDating glacial moraines on the volcanic Complex Quevar in NW Argentina using the cosmogenic nuclides 26Al, 10Be, and 21NeInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geoscience 
352020Ifeyani OkaroThe Sixth Sense of White Storks - Towards an E2E Service for Locust Threat AlarmsInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Remote Sensing, geoInformation, and Visualization 
342020Philipp JordanApplications of pointcloud and full-waveform Lidar data for object detectionInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Remote Sensing, geoInformation, and Visualization 
332020Franziska MoulijiEine Zeitreihenanalyse der Vegetationsänderung in den Anden von 1998 bis 2014Institute of Geosciences, MSc Geoinformation und Visualisierung 
322020Ariane MütingGenerating high-resolution DEMs from tri-stereo satellite imagery: A geomorphologic case study in the Quebrada del Toro, NW ArgentinaInstitute of Geosciences, MSc GeowissenschaftenPDF of MSc thesis
312020Felix KeßlerNear-real time detection of lake ice using Sentinel-1 dataInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Remote Sensing, geoInformation, and VisualizationPDF of MSc thesis
302020Sascha RabinowitschDie Ermittlung von Genauigkeiten und Anwendungsszenarios für fernerkundlich erhobene Punktwolken am Beispiel des Campus GolmInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
292020Kristian KragielTerrestrial lidar scanning and point cloud classification of the „Neues Palais“, University of PotsdamInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
282019Elena LeflerKlassifikation der Seen auf dem Hochland von Tibet mittels Google Earth EngineInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geoinformation und Visualisierung 
272019Mohammad ZarchGround Deformation Monitoring in Mining Areas on the Central Andean Plateau (Puna, Argentina) Using Sentinel-1 DataInstitute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, TU Berlin 
262019Richard MommertzMapping bedfast and floating thermokarst lake ice and determining lake depth using Sentinel 1 Synthetic Aperture Radar Remote Sensing on the west shore of Hudson Bay, Canada and Prudhoe Bay, AlaskaInstitute of Environmental Sciences and Geography, MSc Geoökologie 
252019Frederic BriegerDerivation of Biophysical Metrics for NE-Siberian Biomes using UAV-Based Photogrammetric Point CloudsInstitute of Geosciences, MSc GeowissenschaftenMSc thesis published in remote sensing
242019Nicole MätzingUntersuchungen der organischen Kohlenstoffspezies im Grundwasser des Wasserwerks Potsdam-Rehbrücke in Bezug zu den geologischen, technischen und klimatischen RahmenbedingungenInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
232019Steffen WellegehausenQuality assessment of structure from motion point clouds from river pebblesInstitute of Environmental Sciences and Geography, MSc Geoökologie 
222019Maximilian SemlerKartierung von Bergstürzen und Massenbewegungen in den Nordwestargentinischen Anden mit SAR KohärenzmessungenInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
212018Bastian ThummDie Verknüpfung von Fußgängerdistanzen und Distanzen des öffentlichen Personennahverkehrs als Optimierung von lagebezogenen ImmobilienbewertungenInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geoinformation und Visualisierung 
202018Lisa DieckEvaluating groundwater sustainability of mining activities in the Niger basinInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
192018René ManiaDome growth during the 2016-2017 eruption sequence at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, measured by high-resolution TerraSAR-X and photogrammetric dataInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
182017Nicolas WernerSpatiotemporal patterns and driving factors of lake size variability since 1985, Central Andean Plateau, South AmericaInstitute of Geosciences, MSc GeowissenschaftenPDF of MSc thesis
172017Björn Tobias BroschagPrecision and Accuracy Assessment of glacier elevation changes from TanDEM-X data for the Batura glacier, Karakoram HimalayaInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geoinformation und Visualisierung 
162017Bartosz MazurkiewiczOpenStreetMap als Grundlage für eine (semi-) automatisierte Generierung von Trainingsgebieten bei der Klassifizierung von FernerkundungsdatenInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geoinformation und Visualisierung 
152017Konstantin EtlingFrom weather to climate: constraints for ecological models in Southern AfricaInstitute of Biochemistry and Biology, MSc Biology 
142017Felix HemsingTeilautomatisierte urbane Gebäudeinventur mittels FernerkundungsmethodenInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geoinformation und Visualisierung 
132017Eike JuliusMöglichkeiten und Grenzen der objektbasierten Bildanalyse historischer panchromatischer Luftbilder am Beispiel der Abgrenzung urbaner Flächen in PotsdamInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geoinformation und Visualisierung 
122017Fabian MaschlerLocality-based Clustering of Large Complex Networks for Climate StudiesHasso Plattner Institut, University of Potsdam 
112017Erik HoffmannMigrationsanalyse des Untergrundes mittels zweidimensionaler Kreuzkorrelation der Catamarca-Provinz in NW Argentinien, basierend auf zeitlich varianten Daten differenter FernerkundungssystemeInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
102016Markus NennewitzAlong strike variation of active fault arrays and their effect on landscape morphology in the northwestern HimalayaInstitute of Geosciences, MSc GeowissenschaftenMSc thesis published in Lithosphere
92016Belinda SeigLandscape response to alternating wet and dry seasons observed by remotely sensed data in the Chew Bahir basin, EthiopiaInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
82016Lisa Victoria LunaA glacial chronology and cosmogenic nuclide cross-calibration from the central southern Andean Plateau (Puna, 24S)Institute of Geosciences, MSc GeowissenschaftenMSc thesis published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters
72016Benjamin PurintonValidation of Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) & Derived Geomorphic Metrics on the Southern Central Andean Plateau*Institute of Geosciences, MSc GeowissenschaftenPDF of MSc thesis MSc thesis published in Earth Surface Dynamics
62016René BöhmUntersuchungen der Flussbreite mittels hochauflösender Satelliten- und Luftbilder und Implikationen für die Geologie und Tektonik der NW Argentinischen Anden (Salta Provinz)Institute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
52016Heidi StageKartierung der Gletscherflächen, Schneelinien und Permafrostgebiete in den Zentralanden über die letzten 30 Jahre mittels fernerkundlicher MethodenInstitute of Geosciences, MSc Geowissenschaften 
42015Alexander NeelyThe Hillslope Signature of Knickpoints Resulting from Stream Capture, Coastal Processes, and Resistant Bedrock on Santa Cruz Island, CA: Insights from and Automated Knickpoint-Selection AlgorithmEarth Science Department, UC Santa BarbaraMSc thesis published in JGR-Earth Surface
32015John Potapenko*High-Resolution LiDAR Pointcloud Data Processing, Computation, and Visualization with Application to Erosion Analysis of the California Channel IslandsGeography Department, UC Santa Barbara 
22014Taylor SmithGlacial Response to Climate Change in the Tien Shan Mountain Range of Central AsiaGeography Department, UC Santa BarbaraPDF of MSc thesis MSc thesis published in The Cryosphere
12013Maiana HanshawGlacial Areas, Lakes Areas, and Snowlines from 1975-2012: Status of the Cordillera Vilcanota, Including the Quelccaya Ice Cap, Northern Central Andes, PeruGeography Department, UC Santa BarbaraMSc thesis published in The Cryosphere

List of advised BSc thesis in reversed chronological order

Nr.YearAuthorTitleDepartment and Degree
102020Benjamin HuxolTopography of the Jasmund Cliff coast (Ruegen) - a quantitative analysisInstitute of Geosciences, BSc Geowissenschaften
92019Pia PetzoldSediment-grain size changes along the Quebrada del Toro River in NW ArgentinaInstitute of Geosciences, BSc Geowissenschaften
82019Nadja SiebzehnrüblVeränderungen in der Landbedeckung der Mu Us WüsteInstitute of Environmental Sciences and Geography, BSc Geoökologie
72019Felix TischerFernerkundliche Erfassung von Gewässerqualität in Brandenburg mit Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS und Sentinel-2 MSI SensorenInstitute of Environmental Sciences and Geography, BSc Geoökologie
62018Hoang Anh Vu TuyenDetektierung und Kartierung von Methanquellen in eisbedeckten Seen mittels hochauflösender FernerkundungInstitute of Geosciences, BSc Geowissenschaften
52018Ariane MütingClassification and spectral unmixing of remote sensing data for the Batura Glacier, KarakoramInstitute of Geosciences, BSc Geowissenschaften
42016Sascha RabinowitschBestimmung der Flussaufschotterung in Nord/West-Argentinien mittels digitaler GeländemodelleInstitute of Geosciences, BSc Geowissenschaften
32016Alicja BalfanzDeciphering seasonal vegetation gradients along a topographic transect in NW ArgentinaInstitute of Environmental Sciences and Geography, BSc Geoökologie
22016Anne KlopproggeRemote Sensing Based Classification of Geologic Units oft he Puna Plateau in NW ArgentinaInstitute of Geosciences, BSc Geowissenschaften
12015Anna RosnerAnalyzing Cosmogenic Nuclides for Surface Dating and Determination of Geomorphological Process RatesInstitute of Geosciences, BSc Geowissenschaften