Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Leon Nill

Leon Nill

Doctoral researcher

E-Mail leon.nill@geo.hu-berlin.de
Office location Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'222
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-6894
Fax +49 (0)30 2093-6848
Postal address Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

About me

I am a geographer interested in ecosystem state and development from a global environmental change perspective. So far, I have focused largely on Arctic landscapes, particularly on mapping the expansion of woody species at the Taiga-Tundra ecotone.

Satellite-based earth observation constitutes the main methodology for my research. In combination with statistical learning, I seek to advance the possibilities of applied remote sensing for understanding land surface dynamics across large scales.


Curriculum Vitae

since 2021

Doctoral Researcher at the Earth Observation Lab, Geography Department
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


M.Sc. Global Change Geography
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Student Collaborator - Earth Observation Lab
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Intern - Section for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics
German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam


Student Collaborator - Department of Remote Sensing
Universität Würzburg


B.Sc. Physical Geography
Universität Würzburg


Selected Publications

Ibrahim, E.S.; Rufin, P.; Nill, L.; Kamali, B.; Nendel, C.; Hostert, P. Mapping Crop Types and Cropping Systems in Nigeria with Sentinel-2 Imagery. Remote Sens. 202113, 3523. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13173523

Rufin, P.; Rabe, A.; Nill, L.; Hostert, P. (2021): GEE Timeseries Explorer for QGIS – Instant access to petabytes of Earth observation data. In Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. XLVI-4/W2-2021, pp. 155–158.

Ullmann, T.; Nill, L.; Schiestl, R.; Trappe, J.; Lange-Athinodorou, E.; Baumhauer, R.; Meister, J. (2020): Mapping buried paleogeographical features of the Nile Delta (Egypt) using the Landsat archive. E&G Quaternary Science Journal. 2020, 69. 225-245. 10.5194/egqsj-69-225-2020. 

Nill, L.; Ullmann, T.; Kneisel, C.; Sobiech-Wolf, J.; Baumhauer, R. Assessing Spatiotemporal Variations of Landsat Land Surface Temperature and Multispectral Indices in the Arctic Mackenzie Delta Region between 1985 and 2018. Remote Sens. 201911, 2329. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11192329