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Research associate

Field of work

Dr. rer. nat. Friederike Naegeli de Torres is a geographer and resource manager. She holds a doctoral degree in Geography from the University of Leipzig with a focus on applied geoinformatics and remote sensing. Her methodological expertise is in the application of Geographic Information System (GIS), satellite data interpretation and statistical analysis. She has a wide range of international experience abroad and in projects, has been a lecturer in GIS at the University of Leipzig, and has trained in university didactics and e-teaching. She joined the DBFZ since 2020 as a scientist and GIS expert, focusing on the spatial assessment of biomass potentials in a national and international context.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2020Research associate at DBFZ
2021Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in Geography with focus on Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Vohland) at the University of Leipzig, title of thesis: "Remote sensing-based assessment of land degradation and spatial multi-criteria site prioritization for reforestation measures: The case of the fragmented hinterland of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil".
2017 - 2018Lecturer for Geoinformation Systems (GIS), Institute of Geography, University of Leipzig
2016 - 2017Research associate in the German-Brazilian cooperation project INTECRAL "Integrated eco technologies and services for a sustainable rural Rio de Janeiro", University of Leipzig
2012 - 2015Doctoral Scholarship of the Heinrich Böll Foundation e.V.
2011 - 2012Research assistant in the German-Brazilian cooperation project DINARIO "Climate change, landscape dynamics, land use and natural resources in the Atlantic Forest of Rio de Janeiro", University of Leipzig
2011Certificate „Spatial Decision Support Systems“, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Netherlands
2008 - 2010Master of Science in Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics at the Institute of Technology and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS)
2004 - 2008Bachelor of Science in Geography with minor in Agricultural Sciences, Humboldt University of Berlin

Committee work

2021Reviewer for the Journal of Remote Sensing of Environment