Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Julian Oeser







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Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'105

+49 (0)30 2093-6806

+49 (0)30 2093-6848

Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany



About me


I am a geographer with a strong interest in global change in the Anthropocene. Within my ongoing PhD research, I am developing novel approaches for monitoring wildlife habitats across space and time through the integration of animal tracking and satellite remote sensing. I apply these methodes for understanding habitat dynamics of different large mammal species in Europe. More broadly, I am interested in understanding the behavior and distribution of wildlife, and how animals interact with humans and their habitat in shaping ecosystem processes.




  • Oeser, J., Pflugmacher, D., Senf, C., Heurich, M., & Hostert, P. (2017). Using intra-annual Landsat time series for attributing forest disturbance agents in Central Europe. Forests, 8(7), 251. doi: 10.3390/f8070251
  • Oeser, J., Heurich, M., Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D., Belotti, E. & Kuemmerle, T. (2019). Habitat metrics based on multi-temporal Landsat imagery for mapping large mammal habitat. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1002/rse2.122
  • Oeser, J., Heurich, M., Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D. & Kuemmerle, T. (2021). Satellite-based habitat monitoring reveals long-term dynamics of deer habitat in response to forest disturbances. Ecological Applications. doi: 10.1002/eap.2269
  • Munteanu, C., Senf, C., Nita, M. D., Sabatini, F. M., Oeser, J., Seidl, R. & Kuemmerle, T. (2021): Using historical spy satellite photographs and recent remote sensing data to identify high-conservation-value forests. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13820