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Expert NameProf Dr. Joachim Hill
DivisionRemote Sensing
InstitutionUniversity of Trier
Telephone49 651 2014592
Work Experience•One major focus of research lies on environmental remote sensing applications in dry land environments. Starting from the development and improvement of atmospheric correction and sensor calibration concepts J. Hill has developed its expertise in applying empirical and statistical models for using optical remote sensing systems to analyze land use change and desertification and land degradation phenomena. He has been involved with setting up a “Desertification Bulletin” for the Near East by ACSAD under GTZ guidance. J. Hill has coordinated, and participated to, several EU-funded research projects on desertification processes (DeMon-I/II, GeoRange, Ladamer, DeSurvey); he was convener of the EU-sponsored International Scientific Symposium on “Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment” held in Trier (2005). •An additional field of his research is in developing remote sensing methods for mapping tree species/age, timber volume inventories, biophysical parameter retrieval, identification of water stress and change detection (REDD strategies). •Since more than 15 years, J. Hill has been involved in experimental flight campaigns with hyperspectral remote sensing systems, is designed for providing high quality hyperspectral image data for investigating a wide range of ecosystem parameters from 2013 onwards.
Qualifications1993 PhD Trier University, Germany 1994 Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
Number of Publications60
Awards1.Scientific Advisory Board, Int. for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2.Member of the “Dryland Science for Development” Consortium for Preparing the First UNCCD Science Conference at COP 9 (Buenos Aires) 3.EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program ) Core Science Team (Preparation of the German Hyperspectral Satellite Mission 4.Vice President, Trier University
Other Activities1. DesertNet Germany, Steering Committee 2. DesertNet International, Steering Committee and Advisory Board 3. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing 4. Editorial Board of the Journal “Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation”
Publications1. Röder, A., Hill, J., Duguy, B., Alloza, J.A., Vallejo, R., 2007, Using long time series of Landsat data to monitor fire events and post-fire dynamics and identify driving factors.A case study in the Ayora region Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 259-273. 2. Hill, J., Stellmes, M., Udelhoven, Th., Röder, A., Sommer, S. 2008: Mediterranean desertification and land degradation. Mapping related land use change syndromes based on satellite observations, Global and Planetary Change, 64, 146–157. 3. Ben-Dor, E., Taylor, R.G., Hill, J., Demattê, J.A.M., Whiting, M.L., Chabrillat, S., and Sommer, S., 2008, imaging spectrometry for Soil, In: Sparks, D.L., ed., Advances in Agronomy, vol. 97, 321-392. 4. Hill, J., Udelhoven, Th., Jarmer, Th., Yair, A., 2008, Land cover in the Nizzana sandy arid ecosystem. Mapping surface properties with multi-spectral remote sensing data, in Breckle, S.W., Yair, A., Veste, M., eds., Arid Dune Ecosystems: The Nizzana Sands in the Negev Desert, Ecological Studies , vol. 200, 157-172. 5. Röder, A. & Hill, J., eds., 2009, Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment: Isprs Series, Taylor & Francis, ISBN-10: 0415397693.
DisciplineEnvironmental Remote Sensing
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