Daniel Mederer

Daniel Mederer

PhD candidate / Remote Sensing in Geo- and Ecosystem Research

Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences

I’m a PhD candidate at Leipzig University who is fascinated by the combination of fieldwork and artificial intelligence in ecology. My research interests include the interaction of plant functional traits and biodiversity as well as their practical implications for global land use. I work with deep learning algorithms in order to extract plant trait information from photographs and hyperspectral remote sensing data.


  • Biodiversity
  • Plant Trait Ecology
  • Deep Learning
  • Hyperspectral Remote Sensing


  • MSc in Global Change Ecology, 2022

    University of Bayreuth

  • BSc in Biology, 2018

    University of Regensburg