Friederike Naegeli de Torres

Friederike Naegeli de Torres

PhD candidate / Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing

Leipzig University

German Biomass Research Center, DBFZ - Leipzig, Germany

I’m a PhD candidate at the Institute for Geography at the Leipzig University. My main research interest is on landscape management in the Tropics with a regional focus on Latin America. My PhD project centers on pasture degradation mapping using high-resolution multispectral imagery and the identification of reforestation sites that aim at improving forest patch shape quality and a reduction of overall degraded pastoral land in rural Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

I also work on the estimation of biomass potentials for engery production, including hot spot analyses at the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ). My research skills include geographic information systems (GIS), spatial multicriteria evaluation (SMCE) and multispectral remote sensing. In addition I have skills in didactics for higher education, e-teaching, intercultural comunication and project development.


  • Land Management in the Tropics
  • Pasture Degradation Mapping
  • Spatial Multicriteria Evaluation
  • Biomass Potentials Estimation


  • Doctoral candidate, ongoing

    Leipzig University

  • MSc in Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics, 2010

    TH Köln, University of Applied Sciences

  • Bachelor in Geography, 2008

    Humboldt University Berlin

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