Anna Cord


Dr. Anna Cord

Head of working group
"Biodiversity and Ecosystem services" 

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Computational Landscape Ecology
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 341 235 1070
Fax: +49 (0) 341 235 1939
Email

Research interests

  • Spatial modeling of species distributions, habitats and ecosystem services
  • Trade-offs and synergies between ecosystem services und biodiversity
  • Potential of remote sensing data for biodiversity research and the quantification of ecosystem services at different spatial scales
  • Remote sensing based mapping of land use/land cover patterns and their changes

since 2012



2007-2012





2005-2007


2004

2001-2007 

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Computational Landscape Ecology: Postdoctoral researcher and working group leader

University of Würzburg, Department of Remote Sensing in cooperation with the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR): PhD student and scientific assistant, Thesis title: "Potential of multi-temporal remote sensing data for modeling tree species distributions and species richness in Mexico"

Studies of Geography at the University of Würzburg (Specialization: GIS, Remote sensing)

Semester abroad at the University of Umeå (Sweden)

Studies of Biology at the University of Würzburg (Subjects: Plant eco-physiology and vegetation ecology, animal ecology and tropical biology, molecular plant physiology and biophysics), Thesis title: "Classifying land cover using FAO-LCCS standards in a tree savannah of Burkina Faso with ASTER and IKONOS Data"

Publications

2017 / in press

Hofmann, S., Everaars, J., Schweiger, O., Frenzel, M., Bannehr, L., Cord, A.F. (2017): Modelling patterns of pollinator species richness and diversity using satellite image texture. PLoS ONE, 12(10), e0185591. to the article

Ziv, G., Hassall, C., Bartkowski, B., Cord, A.F., Kaim, A., Kalamandeen, M., Landaverde-González, P., Melo, J.L.B., Seppelt, R., Shannon, C., Václavík, T., Zoderer, B.A.,Beckmann, M. (in press): A bird’s eye view over ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites across Europe. Ecosystem Services. to the article

Dittrich, A., Seppelt, R., Václavík, T., Cord, A.F. (in press): Integrating ecosystem service bundles and socio-environmental conditions – A national scale analysis from Germany. Ecosystem Services. to the article

Cord, A.F., Bartkowski, B., Beckmann, M., Dittrich, A., Hermans-Neumann, K., Kaim, A., Lienhoop, N., Locher-Krause, K., Priess, J., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Schwarz, N., Seppelt, R., Strauch, M., Václavík, T., Volk, M. (in press): Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: Main concepts, methods and the road ahead. Ecosystem Services. to the article

Geijzendorffer, I.R., Cohen-Shacham, E., Cord, A.F., Cramer, W., Guerra, C., Martín-López, B. (2017). Ecosystem services in global sustainability policies. Environmental Science and Policy, 74, 40-48. to the article

Cord, A.F., Brauman, K.A., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Huth, A., Ziv, G., Seppelt, R. (2017). Priorities to advance monitoring of ecosystem services using Earth observation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(6), 416-428. to the article

Václavík, T., Beckmann, M., Cord, A.F., Bindewald, A.M. (2017). Effects of UV-B radiation on leaf hair traits of invasive plants - Combining historical herbarium records with novel remote sensing data. PLoS ONE, 12(4), e0175671. to the article 

Dittrich, A., von Wehrden, H., Abson, D.A., Bartkowski, B., Cord, A.F., Fust, P., Hoyer, C., Kambach, S., Meyer, M.A., Radzevičiūtė, R., Nieto-Romero, M., Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M. (2017). Mapping and analysing historical indicators of ecosystem services in Germany. Ecological Indicators, 75, 101-110. to the article

2016

Dawson, M.N., Axmacher, J.C., Beierkuhnlein, C., Blois, J., Bradley, B.A., Cord, A.F., Dengler, J., He, K.S., Heaney, L.R., Jansson, R., Mahecha, M.D., Myers, C., Nogués-Bravo, D., Papadopoulou, A., Reu, B., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Steinbauer, M.J., Stigall, A., Tuanmu, M.-N., Gavin, D.G. (2016). A second horizon scan of biogeography: Golden ages, Midas touches, and the red queen. Frontiers of Biogeography, 8(4), e29770. to the article

Lausch, A., Bannehr, L., Beckmann, M., Boehm, C., Feilhauer, H., Hacker, J.M., Heurich, M., Jung, A., Klenke, R., Neumann, C., Pause, M., Rocchini, D., Schaepman, M.E., Schmidtlein, S., Schulz, K., Selsam, P., Settele, J., Skidmore, A.K., Cord, A.F. (2016). Linking Earth Observation and taxonomic, structural and functional biodiversity: Local to ecosystem perspectives. Ecological Indicators, 70, 317-339. to the article

Rödder, D., Nekum, S., Cord, A.F. & Engler, J.O. (2016). Coupling satellite data with species distribution and connectivity models as a tool for environmental management and planning in matrix-sensitive species. Environmental Management, 58, 130-143. to the article

Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., Ceauşu, S., Cord, A.F., Gerstner, K., Gurevitch, J., Kambach, S., Klotz, S., Mendenhall, C., Phillips, H.R.P., Kristin Powell, Verburg, P.H., Verhagen, W., Winter, M. & Newbold, T. (2016). Harmonizing biodiversity conservation and productivity in the context of increasing demands on landscapes. BioScience, 66 (10), 890-896. to the article

Karger, D.N., Cord, A.F., Kessler, M., Kreft, H., Kühn, I., Pompe, S., Sandel, B., Sarmento Cabral, J., Smith, A.B., Svenning, J.-C., Tuomisto, H., Weigelt, P., Wesche, K. (2016). Delineating probabilistic species pools in ecology and biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(4), 489-501. to the article

2015

He, K.S., Bradley, B.A., Cord, A.F., Rocchini, D., Tuanmu, M.-N., Schmidtlein, S., Turner, W., Wegmann, M. & Pettorelli, N. (2015). Will remote sensing shape the next generation of species distribution models? Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 1(1), 4-18. to the article

Cord, A.F., Roeßiger, F. & Schwarz, N. (2015). Geocaching data as an indicator for recreational ecosystem services in urban areas: Exploring spatial gradients, preferences and motivations. Landscape and Urban Planning, 144, 151-162. to the article

Cord, A.F., Seppelt, R. & Turner, W. (2015). Sustainable development goals: Monitor ecosystem services from space. Nature, 525, 33. to the article

2014

von Wehrden, H., Abson, D.J., Beckmann, M., Cord, A.F., Klotz, S. & Seppelt, R. (2014). Realigning the land-sharing/land-sparing debate to match conservation needs: considering diversity scales and land-use history. Landscape Ecology, 29(6), 941-948. to the article

Beckmann, M., Václavík, T., Manceur, A.M., Šprtová, L., von Wehrden, H., Welk, E. & Cord, A.F. (2014). glUV: A global UV-B radiation dataset for macroecological studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5(4), 372-383. to the article

Cord, A.F., Klein, D., Mora, F. & Dech, S. (2014). Comparing the suitability of classified land cover data and remote sensing variables for modeling distribution patterns of plants, Ecological Modelling, 272, 129-140. to the article

Cord, A.F., Klein, D., Gernandt, D.S., Pérez de la Rosa, J.A. & Dech, S. (2014). Remote sensing data can improve predictions of species richness by stacked species distribution models: a case study for Mexican pines, Journal of Biogeography, 41(4), 736-748. to the article

2010 - 2013

Cord, A.F., Meentemeyer, R.K., Leitão, P.J. & Václavík, T. (2013). Modelling species distributions with remote sensing data: bridging disciplinary perspectives, Journal of Biogeography, 40(12), 2226-2227. to the article

Cord, A. & Rödder, D. (2011). Inclusion of habitat availability in species distribution models through multi-temporal remote sensing data?. Ecological Applications, 21(8), 3285-3298. to the article

Hüttich, C., Herold, M., Wegmann, M., Cord, A., Strohbach, B., Schmullius, C. & Dech, S. (2011). Assessing effects of temporal compositing and varying observation periods for large-area land-cover mapping in semi-arid ecosystems: Implications for global monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(10), 2445-2459. to the article

Cord, A., Conrad, C., Schmidt, M. & Dech, S. (2010). Standardized FAO-LCCS land cover mapping in heterogeneous tree savannas of West Africa. Journal of Arid Environments, 74(9), 1083-1091. to the article

Wilting, A., Cord, A., Hearn, A., Hesse, D., Mohamed, A., Traeholdt, C., Cheyne, S.M., Sunarto, S., Jayasilan, M.-A., Ross, J., Shapiro, A.C., Sebastian, A., Dech, S., Breitenmoser, C., Sanderson, J., Duckworth, J.W. & Hofer, H. (2010). Modelling the species distribution of flat-headed cats (Prionailurus planiceps), an endangered South-East Asian small felid. PLoS ONE, 5(3): e9612. to the article