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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Andrey Dara

Status Postdoctoral researcher
E-Mail andrey.dara (at) geo.hu-berlin.de
Office location Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'228
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-9331
Fax +49 (0)30 2093-6848
Postal address Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

About me

My current research focus is on land cover and land-use change in the steppe area of northern Kazakhstan after the breakdown of Soviet Union. This includes cropland extent change (cropland abandonment and recultivation), steppe fire dynamics (change of burned area), and vegetation dynamics change (grassland degradation). In my studies I mostly use state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to analyse dense time series of satellite images.

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Earth Observation Lab, HU-Berlin, Germany.

since 07/2015

Scholarship Holder at Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)


Engineer/Lead Engineer at Institute for Space Research, Kazakhstan

  • Montoring cropland extent using remote sensing
  • Mapping change of snow cover dinamics
  • Command Center Project
2013-2015 Master of Science in Information Systems, Kazakh-British Technical University. Almaty, Kazakhstan

2004 - 2011

Diplom in Automation of Control Systems, Kazakh-British Technical University. Almaty, Kazakhstan

Please find my CV on LinkedIn


Selected Publications


Dara, A., Baumann, M., Hölzel, N., Hostert, P., Kamp, J., Müller, D., Ullrich, B., Kuemmerle, T., 2019. Post-Soviet Land-Use Change Affected Fire Regimes on the Eurasian Steppes. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-019-00447-w

Dara, A., Baumann, M., Kuemmerle, T., Pflugmacher, D., Rabe, A., Griffiths, P., Hölzel, N., Kamp, J., Freitag, M., Hostert, P., 2018. Mapping the timing of cropland abandonment and recultivation in northern Kazakhstan using annual Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment 213, 49–60. DOI: 0.1016/j.rse.2018.05.005

Kraemer, R., et al. (2015). "Long-term agricultural land-cover change and potential for cropland expansion in the former Virgin Lands area of Kazakhstan." Environmental Research Letters 10(5). DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/5/054012


For a full publication list and citation metrics see my Research Gate profile.