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Dr. habil. Hannes Feilhauer

2018 Habilitation at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2017 Science award for Physical Geography of the Prof. Dr. Frithjof Voss Stiftung für Geographie

2015 Teaching Award of the FSI Geographie

2014 Visiting researcher at the Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA

2013 Editor’s Award of Computers and Geosciences for the paper ‘Uncertainty in ecosystem mapping by remote sensing’

2012 Editor’s Award of the Journal of Vegetation Science for the paper ‘Mapping plant strategy types using remote sensing’

since 2012 Senior scientist (GIS & Remote Sensing) at the Institute of Geography of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2011 Poster Award of the International Association for Vegetation Science

2011 Visiting researcher at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

2011 Postdoc in the project MSAVE (www.msave.de) at the Department of Geography and the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces of the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

2010-2011Executive of the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces of the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

2011 PhD in Geography at the Department of Geography of the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

2006-2011 PhD student at the Department of Geography of the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

2009 Visiting researcher at the Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, CA

2006 Diploma in geoecology

2000-2006 Studies in geoecology at the University of Bayreuth

Editor

Applied Vegetation Science

Reviewer for

Biology Letters, Climate Research, Ecological Complexity, Ecological Modelling, Erdkunde, IEEE JSTARS, IEEE TGRS, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Applied Geography, Journal of Maps, Journal of Tropical Ecology, Journal of Vegetation Science, NATURE Plants, Natur und Landschaft, PLOS One, Progress in Physical Geography, Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, Remote Sensing of Environment, Trees – Structure and Function, Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry

Peer-reviewed journals

2018

  • Rocchini D, Luque S, Pettorelli N, Bastin L, Doktor D, Faedi N, Feilhauer H, Féret JB, Foody GM, Gavish Y, Godinho S, Kunin WE, Lausch A, Leitão PJ, Marcantonio M, Neteler M, Ricotta C, Schmidtlein S, Vihervaara P, Wegmann M, Nagendra H (2018). Measuring β-diversity by remote sensing: a challenge for biodiversity monitoring. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9, 1787-1798.
  • Hein N, Brendel MR, Feilhauer H, Finch OD, Löffler J (2018). Egg size vs. egg number trade-off in the alpine-tundra wolf spider, Pardosa palustris (Araneae: Lycosidae). Polar Biology 41, 1607-1617.
  • Ewald M, Skowronek S, Aerts R, Dolos K, Lenoir J, Nicolas M, Warrie J, Hattab T, Feilhauer H, Honnay O, Garzón-López C, Decocq G, Van De Kerchove R, Somers B, Rocchini D, Schmidtlein (2018). Analyzing remotely sensed structural and chemical canopy traits of a forest invaded by Prunus serotina over multiple spatial scales. Biological Invasions 20, 2257-2271.
  • Feilhauer H, Schmid T, Faude U, Sánchez-Carillo S, Cirujano S (2018). Are remotely-sensed traits suitable for ecological analysis? A case study of long-term drought effects on Leaf Mass per Area of wetland vegetation. Ecological Indicators 88, 232-240.
  • Ewald M, Aerts R, Lenoir J, Fassnacht FE, Nicolas M, Skowronek S, Piat J, Honnay O, Garzón-López CX, Feilhauer H, Van De Kerchove R, Somers B, Hattab T, Rocchini D, Schmidtlein S (2018). LiDAR derived forest structure data improves predictions of canopy N and P concentrations from imaging spectroscopy. Remote Sensing of Environment 211, 13-25.
  • Skowronek S, Van De Kerchove R, Rombouts B, Aerts R, Ewald M, Warrie J, Schiefer F, Garzon-Lopez C, Hattab T, Honnay O, Lenoir J, Rocchini D, Schmidtlein S, Somers B, Feilhauer H (2018). Transferability of species distribution models for the detection of an invasive alien bryophyte using imaging spectroscopy data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 68, 61-72.
  • Magiera A, Feilhauer H, Waldhardt R, Wiesmair M, Otte A (2018). Mapping plant functional groups in subalpine grassland of the Greater Caucasus. Mountain Research and Development 38, 63-72.
  • Rocchini D, Bacaro G, Chirici G, Da Re D, Feilhauer H, Foody GM, Galluzzi M, Garzon-Lopez CX, Gillespie TW, He KS, Lenoir J, Marcantonio M, Nagendra H, Ricotta C, Rommel E, Schmidtlein S, Skidmore AK, Van De Kerchove R, Wegmann M, Rugani B (2018). Remotely sensed spatial heterogeneity as an exploratory tool for taxonomic and functional diversity studies. Ecological Indicators 85, 983-990.

2017

  • Sierra CA, Mahecha M, Poveda G, Álvarez-Dávila E, Gutierrez V, Reu B, Feilhauer H, Anáya J, Armenteras D, Benavides AM, Buendia C, Duque A, Estupiñan LM, González C, González S, Jimenez R, Kraemer G, Londoño MC, Orrego SA, Polanía J, Posada JM, Ruíz D, Skowronek S (2017). Monitoring ecological change during rapid socio-economic and political transitions: Colombian ecosystems in the post-conflict era. Environmental Science and Policy 76, 40-49.
  • Hattab T, Garzón-López CX, Ewald M, Skowronek S, Aerts R, Horen H, Brasseur B, Gallet-Moron E, Spicher F, Decocq G, Feilhauer H, Honnay O, Kempeneers P, Schmidtlein S, Somers B, Van De Kerchove R, Rocchini D, Lenoir J (2017). A unified framework to model the potential and realized distributions of invasive species within the invaded range. Diversity and Distributions 23, 806-819.
  • Magiera A, Feilhauer H, Waldhardt R, Wiesmair M, Otte A (2017). Modelling biomass of mountainous grasslands by including a species composition map. Ecological Indicators 78, 8-18.
  • Aerts R, Ewald M, Nicolas M, Piat J, Skowronek S, Lenoir J, Hattab T, Garzón-López CX, Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S, Rocchini D, Decocq G, Somers B, Van De Kerchove R, Denef K, Honnay O (2017). Invasion by the alien tree Prunus serotina alters ecosystem functions in a temperate deciduous forest. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, 179.
  • Skowronek S, Asner GP, Feilhauer H (2017). Performance of one-class classifiers for invasive species mapping using airborne imaging spectroscopy. Ecological Informatics 37, 66-76.
  • Skowronek S, Ewald M, Isermann M, Van de Kerchove R, Lenoir J, Aerts R, Warrie J, Hattab T, Honnay O, Schmidtlein S, Rocchini D, Somers B, Feilhauer H (2017). Mapping an invasive bryophyte species using hyperspectral remote sensing data. Biological Invasions 19, 239-254.
  • Feilhauer H, Somers B, van der Linden S (2017). Optical trait indicators for remote sensing of plant species composition: predictive power and seasonal variability. Ecological Indicators 73, 825-833.

2016

  • Mack B, Roscher R, Stenzel S, Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S, Waske B (2016). Mapping raised bogs with an iterative one-class classification approach. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 120, 53-64.
  • Feilhauer H, Doktor D, Schmidtlein S, Skidmore AK (2016). Mapping pollination types with remote sensing. Journal of Vegetation Science 27, 999-1011.
  • Lausch A, Bannehr L, Beckmann M, Boehm C, Feilhauer H, Hacker JM, Heurich M, Jung A, Klenke R, Neumann C, Pause M, Rocchini D, Schaepman ME, Schmidtlein S, Schulz K, Selsam P, Settele J, Skidmore AK, Cord AF (2016). Linking earth observation and taxonomic, structural and functional biodiversity: local to ecosystem perspectives. Ecological Indicators 70, 317-339.
  • Magiera A, Feilhauer H, Tephnadze N, Waldhardt R, Otte A (2016). Separating reflectance signatures of shrub species – A case study in the Central Greater Caucasus. Applied Vegetation Science 19, 304-315. 
  • Wiesmair M, Feilhauer H, Magiera A, Waldhardt R, Otte A (2016) Estimating vegetation cover from high resolution NDVI-data to assess grassland degradation in the Georgian Greater Caucasus. Journal of Mountain Science 36, 56-65.
  • Thonfeld F, Feilhauer H, Braun M, Menz G (2016). Robust Change Vector Analysis (RCVA) for multi-sensor very high resolution optical satellite data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 50, 131-140. 

2015

  • Hein N, Feilhauer H, Löffler J, Finch OD (2015). Elevational variation of reproductive traits in five Pardosa (Lycosidae) species. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 47, 67-73.
  • Feilhauer H, Asner GP, Martin RE (2015). Multi-method ensemble selection of spectral bands related to leaf biochemistry. Remote Sensing of Environment 164, 57-65.

2014

  • Feilhauer H, Dahlke C, Doktor D, Lausch A, Schmidtlein S, Schulz G, Stenzel S (2014). Mapping the local variability of Natura 2000 habitats with remote sensing. Applied Vegetation Science 17, 765-779.
  • Hein N, Feilhauer H, Finch OD, Schmidtlein S, Löffler J (2014). Snow-cover determines the ecology and biogeography of spiders (Araneae) in alpine tundra ecosystems. Erdkunde 68, 157-172.
  • Stenzel S, Feilhauer H, Mack B, Metz A, Schmidtlein S (2014). Remote sensing of scattered Natura 2000 habitats using a one-class classifier. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 33, 211-217.
  • Brüser K, Feilhauer H, Schellberg J, Linstädter A, Oomen RJ, Ruppert JC, Ewert F (2014). Discrimination and characterization of management systems in semi-arid rangelands of South Africa using RapidEye time series. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35, 1653-1673.

2013

  • Schmidtlein S, Faude U, Rössler O, Feilhauer H, Ewald J, Meyn A, Schmidt J (2013). Differences between recent and historical records of upper species limits in the northern European Alps. Erdkunde 67, 345-354.
  • Muenchow J, Feilhauer H, Bräuning A, Rodríguez EF, Bayer F, Rodríguez RA, von Wehrden H (2013). Coupling ordination techniques and GAM to spatially predict vegetation assemblages along a climatic gradient in an ENSO-affected region of extremely high climate variability. Journal of Vegetation Science 24, 1154-1166.
  • Rocchini D, Delucchi L, Bacaro G, Cavallini P, Feilhauer H, Foody GM, He KS, Nagendra H, Porta C, Ricotta C, Schmidtlein S, Spano LD, Wegmann M, Neteler M (2013). Calculating landscape diversity with information-theory based indices – a GRASS GIS approach. Ecological Informatics 17, 82-93.
  • Magiera A, Feilhauer H, Otte A, Waldhardt R, Simmering D (2013). Relating canopy reflectance to the vegetation composition of mountainous grasslands in the Greater Caucasus. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 177, 101-112.
  • Feilhauer H, Thonfeld F, Faude U, He KS, Rocchini D, Schmidtlein S (2013). Assessing floristic composition with multispectral sensors – a comparison based on monotemporal and multiseasonal field spectra. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 21, 218-229.
  • Rocchini D, Foody GM, Nagendra H, Ricotta C, Anand M, He KS, Amici V, Kleinschmit B, Förster M, Schmidtlein S, Feilhauer H, Ghisla A, Metz M, Neteler M (2013). Uncertainty in ecosystem mapping by remote sensing. Computers and Geosciences 50, 128-135.

2012

  • Feilhauer H, He KS, Rocchini D (2012). Modeling species distribution using niche-based proxies derived from composite bioclimatic variables and MODIS NDVI. Remote Sensing 4, 2057-2075.
  • Schmidtlein S, Feilhauer H, Bruelheide H (2012). Mapping plant strategy types using remote sensing. Journal of Vegetation Science 23, 395-405.

2011

  • Feilhauer H, Faude U, Schmidtlein S (2011). Combining Isomap ordination and imaging spectroscopy to map continuous floristic gradients in a heterogeneous landscape. Remote Sensing of Environment 115, 2513-2524.
  • Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S (2011). On variable relations between vegetation patterns and canopy reflectance. Ecological Informatics 6, 83-92.

2010

  • Schmidtlein S, Tichý L, Feilhauer H, Faude U (2010). A brute force approach to vegetation classification. Journal of Vegetation Science 21, 1162-1171.
  • Faude U, Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S (2010). Estimating consequences of land use for conservation management in developing tropical regions. Erdkunde 64, 47-56.
  • Feilhauer H, Asner GP, Martin RE, Schmidtlein S (2010). Brightness-normalized partial least squares regression for hyperspectral data. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 111, 1947-1957.
  • Feilhauer H, Oerke EC, Schmidtlein S (2010). Quantifying empirical relations between planted species mixtures and canopy reflectance with PROTEST. Remote Sensing of Environment 114, 1513-1521.

2009  and earlier

  • Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S (2009). Mapping continuous fields of forest alpha and beta diversity. Applied Vegetation Science 12, 429-439.
  • Pätzold S, Mertens FM, Bornemann L, Koleczek B, Franke J, Feilhauer H, Welp G (2008). Soil heterogeneity at the field scale: a challenge for precision crop protection. Precision Agriculture 9, 367-390.

 

Book chapters and contributions to peer-reviewed conference proceedings

  • Schmidtlein S, Faude U, Stenzel S, Feilhauer H (2014). Remote sensing of vegetation for nature conservation. In: Manakos I, Braun M (Hrsg.). Land use and land cover mapping in Europe. Practices and trends. Springer, 203-216.
  • Feilhauer H, Thonfeld, F, Faude U, He KS, Rocchini D, Schmidtlein S (2012). Important characteristics of multispectral data for an assessment of floristic variation. Proceedings of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 36-39.
  • Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S (2012). Mapping plant strategy types and derivatives with imaging spectroscopy. Proceedings of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 6356-6359.
  • Feilhauer H, Stenzel S, Kübert C, Metz AK, Conrad C, Ehlers M, Esch T, Klein D, Oldenburg C, Reinartz P, Schmidtlein S (2012). RapidEye im Projekt MSAVE – Multisaisonale Fernerkundung für das Vegetationsmonitoring. In: Borg E, Daedelow H, Johnson R (Hrsg.): RapidEye Science Archive (RESA) ‘Vom Algorithmus zum Produkt’. 4. RESA Workshop, Neustrelitz, pp 153-164.
  • Faude U, Feilhauer H, Heuner M, Bauer EM, Schröder U, Kleinschmit B, Schiewe J, Schmidtlein S (2011). Multiseasonal mapping of tidal floodplains at the Elbe estuary. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 41, p 304.
  • Schmid T, Rodríguez M, Feilhauer H, Faude U, Ruiz A, Cuevas J (2011). Combining soil-vegetation relationships with imaging spectroscopy as a tool for soil characterization within a semiarid wetwland. Proceedings of the 7th EARSeL SIG-Imaging Spectroscopy workshop. Edinburgh, 11-13 April 2011.
  • Feilhauer H, Faude U, Schmidtlein S (2011). Remote sensing of ecotones in a heterogeneous landscape. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 41, p 303.
  • Feilhauer H, Faude U, Schmidtlein S (2011). Combining ordination and remote sensing techniques to map ecotones in a heterogeneous landscape. Abstracts of the 54th Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science, Lyon, France, p 39.
  • Feilhauer H, Faude U, Schmidtlein S (2010). Beyond classification? Mapping floristic patterns of ecotones in a heterogeneous landscape. Abstracts of the 7th International Conference on Ecological Informatics, Ghent, Belgium, p 95.
  • Schmid T, Feilhauer H, Faude U, Cirujano S, Sanchez R, Sierra MJ, Rodriguez M, Sanchez S (2010). Application of imaging spectroscopy to map indicator plant species for wetland degradation in the National Park of Las Tablas de Daimiel, Spain. Third Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, pp 181-186.
  • Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S (2009). Are plant states considered adequately in remote sensing of plant species composition? Bayreuther Forum Ökologie 115, p 126.
  • Feilhauer H, Schmidtlein S (2005). Empirical modeling of tree species composition and diversity. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 35, p 495.

Please refer to the UnivIS.

Ongoing projects

  • INPLANT – Plant Optical Types to Predict Ecosystem Impacts of Plant Invasions

Completed projects

  • DIARS – Detection of Invasive plant species and Assessment of their impact on ecosystem properties trough Remote Sensing
  • CaTReS – Canopy Traits in Remote Sensing of floristic and functional vegetation patterns