Dr. Thomas Astor

FB 11 - Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften - Grassland Science and Renewable Plant Resources

Research Interest
Estimation of different parameter of grassland science (e.g. bioenergetic potential, biomass) with the help of spectral and laser-based remote sensing techniques Evaluation and estimation of plant diversity in grasslands


Academic background



  • 07/2015 - recent Scientist University of Kassel


  • 05/2015 - PhD degree


  • 10/2010 - 05/2015 PhD studies at Lund University


  • 09/2009 Diploma in Geoecologiy


  • 2004 - 2009 Study of Geoecology at Bayreuth University




Publications
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Cunliffe, A.M., Anderson, K., Boschetti, F., Brazier, R.E., Graham, H.A., Myers-Smith, I.H., Astor, T., Boer, M.M., Calvo, L., Clark, P.E., Cramer, M.D., Encinas-Lara, M.S., Escarzaga, S.M., Fernández-Guisuraga, J.M., Fisher, A.G., Gdulová, K., Gillespie, B.M., Griebel, A., Hanan, N.P., Hanggito, M.S., Haselberger, S., Havrilla, C.A., Heilman, P., Ji, W., Karl, J.W., Kirchhoff, M., Kraushaar, S., Lyons, M.B., Marzolff, I., Mauritz, M.E., McIntire, C.D., Metzen, D., Méndez-Barroso, L.A., Power, S.C., Prošek, J., Sanz-Ablanedo, E., Sauer, K.J., Schulze-Brüninghoff, D., Šímová, P., Sitch, S., Smit, J.L., Steele, C.M., Suárez-Seoane, S., Vargas, S.A., Villarreal, M.L., Visser, F., Wachendorf, M., Wirnsberger, H., Wojcikiewicz, R., 2020. Drone-derived canopy height predicts biomass across non-forest ecosystems globally. bioRxiv TBD. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.16.206011

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Lectures

09/2018
Estimating grassland biomass - Potentials and limitations of point cloud analysis
10th International Conference on Ecological Informatics, Jena

09/2018
Can remote sensing help to examine agricultural intensification in vegetable crop production?
Indo-German Conference on Rural-Urban Transitions, Bangalore, Indien

09/2018
06/2018
The Benefits of Sensors in Grassland Science
1. Workshop of the working group "Sensors in grasslands", Cork Irland

08/2015
Prediction of fine-scale plant diversity in grasslands using airborne hyperspectral measurements.
45th annual conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland

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Ecological remote sensing of grasslands
Arbeitsgruppenseminar des Departments für Nutzplanzenwissenschaften, Abteilung Agrarökologie, Göttingen



Other Research Activities
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