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
ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Leon-Nill  


About me

I am a geographer interested in ecosystem state and development from a global environmental change perspective.
Satellite-based earth observation in combination with statistical learning constitute the main methodologies of my research.
So far, I have mostly worked in the rapidly changing Arctic, with a specific focus on warming-induced shrub expansion in tundra landscapes.
I seek to advance the possibilities of applied remote sensing in order to contribute to science that fosters socio-ecological well-being.


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



Nill, L.; Grünberg, I.; Ullmann, T.; Gessner, M.; Boike, J.; Hostert, P. Arctic shrub expansion revealed by Landsat-derived multitemporal vegetation cover fractions in the Western Canadian Arctic. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2022, 281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.113228

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. 2021, 13, 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. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLVI-4-W2-2021-155-2021

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. https://doi.org/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. 2019, 11, 2329. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11192329