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Fabian Schneider

I’m a postdoc in the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. I’m interested in characterizing vegetation through the measurement of plant functional traits and trait diversity to study the impact of global change on plant health as well as ecosystem productivity and stability. To measure, monitor and predict vegetation change, my main focus lies on combining imaging spectroscopy and laser scanning measurements at different scales (terrestrial, airborne, spaceborne measurements), and integrating it with physically based models (e.g. ED2 for vegetation dynamics, DART for radiative transfer).

  • PhD (2018), Remote Sensing Laboratories, URPP GCB, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • MSc (2013), Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • BSc (2011), Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Research Interests
  • Remote sensing of forest ecosystems, plant functional traits and functional diversity
  • Fusion of imaging spectroscopy and laser scanning
  • Forest ecology and ecosystem dynamics
  • Biosphere-atmosphere interactions, including the interaction of radiation with the vegetation canopy

Professional Experience

Teaching assistant, Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2013-2018.

Selected Publications
  1. Morsdorf, F., Kükenbrink, D., Schneider, F.D., Abegg, M., & Schaepman, M.E. (2018). Close-range laser scanning in forests - towards physical-based semantics across scales. Interface Focus 8 (2), 1-10.
  2. Fawcett, D., Verhoef, W., Schlaepfer, D, Schneider, F.D., Schaepman, M.E., & Damm, A. (2018). Combining imaging spectroscopy, digital object models, and 3D canopy modelling to advance retrievals of vegetation information over forest ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment 204, 583-595.
  3. Yamasaki, E., Altermatt, F., Cavender-Bares, J., Schuman, M.C., Zuppinger-Dingley, D., Garonna, I., Schneider, F.D., Guillén Escribà, C., van Moorsel, S., Hahl, T., Schmid, B., Schaepman-Strub, G., Schaepman, M.E., & Shimizu, K.K. (2017). Genomics meets remote sensing in global change studies: monitoring and predicting phenology, evolution and biodiversity. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29, 177-186.
  4. Schneider, F.D., Morsdorf, F., Schmid, B., Petchey, O.L., Hueni, A., Schimel, D., & Schaepman, M. E. (2017). Mapping functional diversity from remotely sensed morphological and physiological forest traits. Nature Communications 8 (1), 1441.
  5. Kükenbrink, D., Schneider, F.D., Leiterer, R., Schaepman, M.E., & Morsdorf, F. (2016). Quantification of hidden canopy volume of airborne laser scanning data using a voxel traversal algorithm. Remote Sensing of Environment, 194, 424-436.
  6. Jetz, W., Cavender-Bares, J., Pavlick, R., Schimel, D., Davis, F.W., Asner, G.P., Guralnick, R., Kattge, J., Latimer, A.M., Moorcroft, P., Schaepman, M.E., Schildhauer, M.P., Schneider, F.D., Schrodt, F., Stahl, U., & Ustin, S.L. (2016). Monitoring plant functional diversity from space. Nature plants, 2, 16024.
  7. Schaepman, M.E., Jehle, M., Hueni, A., D'Odorico, P., Damm, A., Weyermann, J., Schneider, F.D., Laurent, V., Popp, C., Seidel, F.C., Lenhard, K., Gege, P., Küchler, C., Brazile, J., Kohler, P., De Vos, L., Meuleman, K., Meynart, R., & Itten, K.I. (2015). Advanced radiometry measurements and Earth science applications with the Airborne Prism Experiment (APEX). Remote Sensing of Environment, 158, 207-219.
  8. Schneider, F.D., Leiterer, R., Morsdorf, F., Gastellu-Etchegorry, J.-P., Lauret, N., Pfeifer, N., & Schaepman, M. E. (2014). Simulating imaging spectrometer data: 3D forest modeling based on LiDAR and in situ data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, 235-250.

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