Dr. Ellen Banzhaf


Dr. Ellen Banzhaf
Senior Scientist

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 341 235 1738
fax: ++49 341 235 451738
Dr. Ellen Banzhaf

Dr. Ellen Banzhaf

Research Areas

The main focus is on quantitative analyses of spatial and temporal dynamics in urban regions using remote sensing techniques. Monitoring and classifying land use and delineating change detection of LULC elementary procedures in the interdisciplinary field of urban development studies. Urban structures and further spatial indicators are derived to understand processes of spatial dynamics and corresponding socio-demographic and socio-economic development in neighbourhoods, cities and urban regions. Regional, national and international contexts are taken into consideration.

  • Monitoring urban land use and land cover at various scales from urban regions to neighbourhoods.
  • Mapping, analysing and monitoring urban brownfields regardingrevitalisation and redevelopment measures.
  • Investigating urban structures regarding their urban ecological and socio-economic parameters for an integrated urban development.
  • Analysing impacts of land-use dynamics and population development as drivers for urban transformations.

Supervision of Internships, Theses and Dissertations

Current publications

2019 (3)

2018 (6)

2017 (5)

2016 (3)

Professional and Academic Career