Research interests

I study the impact of green infrastructure on cities via satellite based remote sensing.
Such infrastructure represents a key solution towards adapting and mitigating
climate change and biodiversity loss in urban environments. However, for it to
provide desired ecosystem services a deep understanding of the interconnected
social-ecological-technological system a city is forming is needed. Therefore, my goal
is, to develop indicators for detailed, integrated, and place-based approaches
providing evidence to science, urban governance and stakeholders beyond formal
organisational levels. For example, I analysed the effects of vegetation diversity on
bird species distributions, the sustainability of urban form in relation to residential
and green density, or the scientific progress of urban remote sensing, and founded
the project ‘’