MSc Theses

If not available below, PDFs of Masters' theses can be found in the library catalogue of the University of Zurich.

Ongoing MSc Theses

Brechbühler, Michael
Spec. MA
Multi-sensor lake ice monitoring in the European Alps using the Google Earth Engine
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Dr. Daniel Odermatt (EAWAG)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Köpfli, Elena Julia
GEO
Understanding the snow depth distribution in Alpine terrain using random forests
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Dr. Yves Bühler
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Müller, Rhonda
ESS
Working title: CO2 physiological forcing under geoengineering radiation management in the Arctic
Prof. Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub
Dr. Jin-Soo Kim
Prof. Dr. Gabriela Schaepman
Schittli, Dominik
GEO
The influence of plant(bio-)diversity on soil organic carbon stocks: a
meta-analysis of different ecosystem types
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmid
Prof. Dr. Michael W.I. Schmidt

Completed MSc Theses

2022
Gut, Tina
GEO
Uncertainty Analysis for Input Parameters of the Atmospheric Compensation Process in Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy. PDF
Dr. Andreas Hüni
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Zehnder, Benjamin
GEO
Tree Species Classification from AVIRIS-NG Hyperspectral Imagery using Convolutional Neural Networks PDF
Dr. Anna Schweiger
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
2021
Meiller, Carmen
GEO
Experimental Approach for Quantifying Operator and Protocol Related Uncertainties of Field Spectroscopy Measurements PDF
Dr. Andreas Hüni
Prof. Dr. Meredith Christine Schuman
2020
Müller, Michelle
GEO
Monitoring coffee forest changes related to Participatory Forest Management in Ethiopia using satellite remote sensing PDF
Dr. Claudia Röösli
Dr. Vladimir Wingate
Luca Heim
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Zeller, Josias
GEO
Automated classification of supraglacial surface facies for snow line altitude monitoring using the Google Earth Engine PDF
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Dr. Philipp Rastner
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
2019
Bertschi, Sonja
GEO
Detection of floating plastic waste using imaging spectroscopy PDF
Dr. Andreas Hüni
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Hafner, Sebastian
GEO
Multitemporal land cover classification using synthetic optical satellite data in Switzerland PDF
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Dr. Charlotte Steinmeier
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Hagmayer, Simon
GEO
Monitoring arctic snow and ice melt using SAR gamma nought backscatter, passive microwave- and scatterometer instruments PDF
Dr. David Small
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Helfenstein, Isabelle
Spec. MA
Functional diversity from physiological forest traits across different spatial scales and optical sensors: attempts of mapping biodiversity from space PDF
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Dr. Fabian D. Schneider
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Luck, Manuel
Spec. MA
Morphological Traits in a Temperate Forest:
Comparing UAV-LS and TLS Point Clouds
PDF
PD Dr. Felix Morsdorf
Daniel Kükenbrink
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
2018
Czyz, Ewa Agata
Spec. MA
Detecting intraspecific genetic variation in the Laegern temperate forest using airborne imaging spectroscopy time series. PDF
Carla Guillén Escriba
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Klee, Tobias
GEO
Scaling from Plant Phenology to Land Surface Phenology at Biodiversity Test Sites, Using Phenocam and Satellite Imagery PDF
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Sassik, Bernhard
GEO
Quantifying Grassland Degradation in the Borana Zone (Ethiopia) PDF
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Rogier Dejong
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Sturm, Joan Tracy
Spec. MA
General Flowering in Malaysian Borneo shown in Spatial Variability of Phenocam Indices PDF
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Vögtli, Marius
GEO
Land surface dynamics of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and adjacent Greenland observed using optical and SAR time series PDF
Dr. David Small
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
2017
Fornallaz, Fabio
Mapping and analysis of bare soil in the Swiss agricultural area using Landsat-8 data and Google Earth Engine PDF
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Sanne Diek
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Kraft, Basil
Measuring plant traits - a comparison of imaging spectroscopy and a functional trait database PDF
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Moergeli, Franziska Jill
GM Soy in Argentina - Feeding or Eating the World? Detecting and Explaining Land Use Change in the Pampa Húmeda PDF
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Prof. Dr. Christian Berndt
Roth, Sandra Iris Bianca
Automated Detection of Single Clove Trees for Yield Quantification in North-Eastern Madagascar based on Multi-Spectral Satellite Data PDF
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Reik Leiterer
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Rüetschi, Marius
Using multitemporal Sentinel-1 C-band backscatter to monitor phenology and classify deciduous and coniferous forests in northern Switzerland PDF
Dr. David Small
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Speckert, Tiziana
Environmental stress impacts on plant functioning: Insights from common and new Earth observation approaches PDF
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
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