Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Geographisches Institut

Leticia Hissa

Leticia Hissa
Doctoral Researcher
leticia.hissa (at)
Web Adresse
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Office location Rudower Chaussee 16
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-6905
Fax +49 (0)30 2093-6848
Postal address Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

About me

I am a Geographer, with a background in GIS and Spatial Analysis. My research interests are land use dynamics, land based climate change mitigation strategies and policy impacts assessment, with a focus on tropical areas. My doctoral project aims to quantify the contribution of past deforestation and forest recovery in the Brazilian Amazon to the carbon balance and understand how these processes influence and are influenced by current Brazilian policies related to land.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 09/2013

Doctoral Researcher. Geomatics Lab and Applied Geoinformatics Lab, HU-Berlin, Germany.


Guest scientist at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE, Brazil.


Research Assistant. Geomatics Lab, HU-Berlin, Germany.


GIS Specialist. Municipal Government of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Research Assistant. Centro de Sensoriamento Remoto, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

2009-2011 M.S. in Environmental Systems Analysis and Modelling, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
2004-2008 B.S. in Geography, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Please find my full CV on 

and my publications at



Hissa, L.B.V. et al. (2016) Historical carbon fluxes in the expanding deforestation frontier of Southern Brazilian Amazonia (1985-2012). Regional Environmental Change (Print) doi 10.1007/s10113-016-1076-2

Gollnow, F.; Goepel, J.; Hissa, L.B.V.; Schaldach, R.; Lakes, T. (2017) Scenarios of land-use change in a deforestation corridor in the Brazilian Amazon: combining two scales of analysis. Regional Environmental Change. doi 10.1007/s10113-017-1129-1.

Müller, H.; Rufin, P.; Griffiths, P.; Hissa, L.B.V.; Hostert, P. (2016) Beyond deforestation: Differences in long-term regrowth dynamics across land use regimes in southern Amazonia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186:652-662.

Leite, C.C.; Costa, M.H.; Soares-Filho, B.S.; Hissa, L.B.V. (2012) Historical land use change and associated carbon emissions in Brazil from 1940 to 1995. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26:GB2011-29. doi 10.1029/2011GB004133.