Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Prof. Dr. Patrick Hostert

Prof. Dr. Patrick Hostert


portrait of Patrick Hostert
E-Mail patrick.hostert@geo.hu-berlin.de
Office location Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'226
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-6805
Fax +49 (0)30 2093-6848
Postal address Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

About me

I'm a geographer by training with 30 years of remote sensing expertise. Remote sensing is my passion and profession.

I'm convinced that solving questions related to environmental and global change need both: a stark methodological expertise in remote sensing and geoinformation analysis and a deep understanding of the geographic problem to be solved. I therefore strive to link advanced remote sensing methods (e.g. from machine learning or big data analysis) with land systems analysis.

ORCID-ID: 0000-0002-5730-5484

Curriculum Vitae

since 2023: Sentinel-2 NG Mission Advisory Group Member

2016-2018: German Committee Future Earth member

2013-2022: IRI THESys directorate (2013-2018: acting director)

2012-2017: Global Land Program Scientific Steering Committee member

2012-2023: Landsat Science Team member

2007-2015: HU Geography directorate (2008-2011: acting director)

since 2006: Full Professor, HU Berlin

since 2004: EnMAP Scientific Advisory Board member

2002-2011: alta4 Geoinformatics supervisory board member and chairman (2007-2011) 

2002-2006: Assistant Professor, HU Berlin

2001: PhD Remote Sensing, Uni Trier, Germany

1995: MSc Geoinformation Systems, Uni Edinburgh, UK

1994: Diplom geographer, Uni Trier, Germany


Full list of publications: https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=zd53fdcAAAAJ&hl=de


  • Blickensdörfer, L., Schwieder, M., Pflugmacher, D., Nendel, C., Erasmi, S., & Hostert, P. (2022). Mapping of crop types and crop sequences with combined time series of Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 data for Germany. Remote Sensing of Environment, 269, 112831.
  • Haberl, H., Wiedenhofer, D., Schug, F., Frantz, D., Virág, D., Plutzar, C., Gruhler, K., Lederer, J., Schiller, G., Fishman, T., Lanau, M., Gattringer, A., Kemper, T., Liu, G., Tanikawa, H., van der Linden, S., & Hostert, P. (2021). High-Resolution Maps of Material Stocks in Buildings and Infrastructures in Austria and Germany. Environmental Science & Technology, 55, 3368-3379
  • Hemmerling, J., Pflugmacher, D., & Hostert, P. (2021). Mapping temperate forest tree species using dense Sentinel-2 time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 267, 112743
  • Kowalski, K., Okujeni, A., & Hostert, P. (2023). A generalized framework for drought monitoring across Central European grassland gradients with Sentinel-2 time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 286, 113449
  • Lewińska, K.E., Buchner, J., Bleyhl, B., Hostert, P., Yin, H., Kuemmerle, T., & Radeloff, V.C. (2021). Changes in the grasslands of the Caucasus based on Cumulative Endmember Fractions from the full 1987–2019 Landsat record. Science of Remote Sensing, 4, 100035
  • Meyfroidt, P., de Bremond, A., Ryan, C.M., Archer, E., Aspinall, R., Chhabra, A., Camara, G., Corbera, E., DeFries, R., Díaz, S., Dong, J., Ellis, E.C., Erb, K.-H., Fisher, J.A., Garrett, R.D., Golubiewski, N.E., Grau, H.R., Grove, J.M., Haberl, H., Heinimann, A., Hostert, P., Jobbágy, E.G., Kerr, S., Kuemmerle, T., Lambin, E.F., Lavorel, S., Lele, S., Mertz, O., Messerli, P., Metternicht, G., Munroe, D.K., Nagendra, H., Nielsen, J.Ø., Ojima, D.S., Parker, D.C., Pascual, U., Porter, J.R., Ramankutty, N., Reenberg, A., Roy Chowdhury, R., Seto, K.C., Seufert, V., Shibata, H., Thomson, A., Turner, B.L., Urabe, J., Veldkamp, T., Verburg, P.H., Zeleke, G., & zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J. (2022). Ten facts about land systems for sustainability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119, e2109217118.
  • Schug, F., Frantz, D., Wiedenhofer, D., Haberl, H., Virág, D., van der Linden, S., & Hostert, P. (2022). High‐resolution mapping of 33 years of material stock and population growth in Germany using Earth Observation data. Journal of Industrial Ecology
  • Schwieder, M., Wesemeyer, M., Frantz, D., Pfoch, K., Erasmi, S., Pickert, J., Nendel, C., & Hostert, P. (2022). Mapping grassland mowing events across Germany based on combined Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 269, 112795
  • Tulbure, M.G., Hostert, P., Kuemmerle, T., & Broich, M. (2022). Regional matters: On the usefulness of regional land-cover datasets in times of global change. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 8, 272-283
  • Wulder, M.A., Roy, D.P., Radeloff, V.C., Loveland, T.R., Anderson, M.C., Johnson, D.M., Healey, S., Zhu, Z., Scambos, T.A., Pahlevan, N., Hansen, M., Gorelick, N., Crawford, C.J., Masek, J.G., Hermosilla, T., White, J.C., Belward, A.S., Schaaf, C., Woodcock, C.E., Huntington, J.L., Lymburner, L., Hostert, P., Gao, F., Lyapustin, A., Pekel, J.-F., Strobl, P., & Cook, B.D. (2022). Fifty years of Landsat science and impacts. Remote Sensing of Environment, 280, 113195