Curriculum Vitae

Dr. rer. nat. Angela Lausch



Acceptance of the Habilitation thesis at the Humboldt University of Berlin on “Landscape Patterns in Space, Time and Scale – Analysing, Quantifying, Assessing and Modelling in Landscapes“


PhD thesis at the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn – Institute of Geography, „Spatial-temporal monitoring of landscape structures in the lignite mining region South of Leipzig using remote sensing and geoinformation (GIS)“. (Grade awarded: 1.0)

1984 – 1990

MSc Degree in Biology at the Karl-Marx University, Leipzig

1980 - 1984

Wilhelm Pieck – Marienberg: Abitur (A-levels) awarded the Gold Lessing Medal for top grade: 1.0

1972 - 1980

POS “Martin-Andersen-Nexö” Marienberg

Education - additive


Correspondence course „Practical Informatics „Data banks “ – Technical University of applied science Berlin

1994 – 1997

Correspondence course „Geographische Informationssysteme“ – UNIGIS – Salzburg


Trainer qualifications with IHK degree


external commissioner of environmental legislation: for waste, ecology, ecotoxicology, noise protection, water conservation, contaminated sites.

Academic achievements


UFZ Coordinator for Environmental Remote Sensing within the project TERENO (Terrestrial Environmental Observatories,


Working group leader for “Imaging hyperspectral remote sensing” at the UFZ. Responsible for setting up the technology and application of the UFZ’s own Imaging Hyperspectral Sensors AISA-EAGLE/HAWK (400-2500nm) on different platforms – long-term monitoring platforms in the laboratory and different aircraft platforms (Cessna, Piper).


Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computational Landscape Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig-Halle; Research on remote sensing, habitat modelling and landscape modelling.

1991 – 1993

Lecturer in: landscape ecology, environmental technology, environmental toxicology, conservation, biology, landscape planning, environmental law, electronics: aeronautical appliances, ELEKLUFT GmbH Bonn, management and coordination of teaching, realisation of IHK examinations.

1990 – 1991

Research scientist at the toxicology institute ‘Graupa’, Germany

Professional activities


Working group leader in the project – “Sustainable land and water management of reservoir catchments” (SalMaR)


Development and establishment of working group “Hyperspectral Remote Sensing” at UFZ, responsible for installation, operations and application of the hyperspectral sensors AISA-EAGLE/HAWK (DUAL) in using the ultralight aircraft D-MUFZ of the UFZ.


Working group leader in the EU-Project „GREENVEINS – Vulnerability of Biodiversity in the Agro-ecosystem as influenced by Green Veining and Landuse Intensity“.


Working group leader in the project „Methodology for the recognition of biotope- and landscape diversity in the lignite mining region in the South of Leipzig using remote sensing and geoinformation“, The project was under DARA (now known as DLR)

1993 - 1996

Scientific associate at research project „Analysis of global change of extremely summer in the North of Germany 1992 on the agriculture in Eastern Germany. Estimation of the risk and detection of drought damage with GIS and remote sensing techniques”UFZ / PIK – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

1995 - 2013

Supervision of ~23 Diploma, 2 Bachelor theses and 5 PhD theses in the field of remote sensing, landscape ecology, pattern and process analysis, habitat modelling, landscape monitoring

Skills and qualifications

IT in general

Standard-Office-Packages (Open Office, MS Office), Corel Draw, Adope, HTML, Photo Shop, Video Magic


R, Matlab, AML, IDL, SELES, Java

Empirical research

SPSS, STATISTICA, Crime-Stat, Bio-Mapper


ArcView, ArcGIS, SAGA GIS, IDRISI, ERDAS-IMAGINE, ENVI, Surfer, Global Mapper, Quantum GIS (QGIS), E-Cognition, ILMS-Image

Data bank

SQL, Oracle, Access, Postgress

Data Mining

Weka-Data Mining Bibliothek, RapidMiner

Pattern Analysis

Fragstats, Patch Analyst, R.LE, APACK


German (native speaker), English (fluent), Russian (working knowledge)


Pilot’s licence for Microlight Aircraft.


Operator's Certificate (I, english, II german)