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

Bornand, Aline
Spec. MA
Large-scale individual tree classification using airborne laser scanning in temperate mixed forests
Dr. Felix Morsdorf
Dr. Meinrad Abegg
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Buffat, Jim
Spec. MA
Inegrating small-scale DART simulations in large-scale CNN prediction schemes
Dr. Felix Morsdorf
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Dasser, Gwendolyn
Spec. MA
Analysis of backscatter timeseries for cryospheric applications.
Dr. David Small
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Gut, Tina
GEO
Uncertainty Analysis for Input Parameters of the Atmospheric Compensation Process in Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy.
Dr. Andreas Hüni
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Meiller, Carmen
GEO
Quantifying Operator Related Uncertainties of Spectroradiometric In-Situ Measurements Following a Practical Work-Flow
Dr. Andreas Hüni
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Müller, Michelle
GEO
Monitoring coffee forest changes related to Participatory Forest Management in Ethiopia using satellite remote sensing
Dr. Claudia Röösli
Dr. Vladimir Wingate
Luca Heim
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Vogel, Emanuel
GEO
Grounded Ice Detection and Flood Mapping using Sentinel-1 Backscatter Time Series
Dr. David Small
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Zeller, Josias
GEO
Automated classification of supraglacial surface facies for snow line altitude monitoring using the Google Earth Engine
Dr. Hendrik Wulf
Dr. Philipp Rastner
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm

Completed MSc Theses

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
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
2016
Arbogast, Bernadette
Vegetation trends in Switzerland in relation to land cover and climate - A 15-year time series analysis PDF
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Böhler, Katharina
Differences in Phenology in the Swiss National Park over 5 Years PDF
Dr. Mathias Kneubühler
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Bruggisser, Moritz
Retrieval of higher order statistical moments from full-waveform LiDAR data for tree species classification PDF
Dr. Felix Morsdorf
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Fawcett, Dominic
Combining Imaging Spectroscopy, Digital Object Models, and 3D Canopy Modelling to Advance Retrievals of Vegetation Information over Forest Ecosystems PDF
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Gees, Tiziana
Assessing progress towards Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Contributions and limitations of Essential Biodiversity Variables PDF
Daniela Braun
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Henry, Claudio
Improved leaf biochemical constituent retrieval using the theory of spectral invariants to correct hyperspectral remote sensing data for canopy structural effects PDF
Prof. Dr. Alexander Damm
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Jäger, David
Wide-area wet snow mapping of the Alps based on Sentinel-1 multi-track radar backscatter composites PDF
Dr. David Small
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Ott, Philippe
Quantification and mitigation of atmosphere-induced effects on repeat-pass differential SAR interferometry over the Volcano Piton de la Fournaise PDF
Dr. David Small
Dr. Adrian Schubert
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Zurschmiede, Gabriel
Bewertung von Waldrandaufwertungsmassnahmen im Kanton Zürich mit Laserscanning: Ableitung und Analyse von Strukturattributen PDF
Dr. Felix Morsdorf
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
2015
Hänseler, Jonas
Assessing the Potential of Satellite Rapid Mapping for Mitigating Flood Events in Switzerland PDF
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Jacquemart, Mylène
Unveiling debris flows - Inferring debris-flow characteristics from vertical laser profile scanner data PDF
Dr. Felix Morsdorf
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Schenkel, David
Impact of Climatic Controls on Global Changes in Land Surface Phenology PDF
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Dr. Irene Garonna
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
Utzinger, Fiona Diana
Creation of synthetic imaging spectroscopy time series from airborne and ground based spectral data PDF
Dr. Andreas Hüni
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman
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