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Martin Thurner

PhD student
email: mthurn(at)

NEW address: Stockholm University
private homepage: remoteplanet

Research Interest

PhD project:Carbon stock and carbon turnover of boreal and temperate forests
Main interests:Climate change effects on forests, Integration of Remote Sensing data into ecosystem models, Remote Sensing of vegetation characteristics

Curriculum Vitae

since 06/2014PhD student at Stockholm University and Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
2011-2014PhD student at MPI Biogeochemistry and Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
2008-2011Master of Science (Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Thesis: Extraction of plant physiological status from hyperspectral signatures using the Random Forest algorithm

(at UFZ Leipzig, Department Computational Landscape Ecology)
2005-2008Bachelor of Science (Geography), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Thesis: Characterisation of tropical forests in Vanuatu using multispectral, hyperspectral and Radar satellite data
(in German)

Data products

Northern Hemisphere forest biomass (carbon stock) 1 km (Thurner et al. 2014, Global Ecology and Biogeography) @BGI Data Portal


Thurner, M., C. Beer, N. Carvalhais, M. Forkel, M. Santoro, M. Tum and C. Schmullius (2016):
Large-scale variation in boreal and temperate forest carbon turnover rate related to climate, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 4576-4585, doi:10.1002/2016GL068794.
Santoro, M., A. Beaudoin, C. Beer, O. Cartus, J.E.S. Fransson, R. Hall, C. Pathe, C. Schmullius, A. Shvidenko, D. Schepaschenko, M. Thurner and U. Wegmüller (2015):
Forest growing stock volume of the northern hemisphere: an estimate for 2010 derived from Envisat ASAR data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 168, 316-334.
Thurner, M., C. Beer, M. Santoro, N. Carvalhais, T. Wutzler, D. Schepaschenko, A. Shvidenko, E. Kompter, B. Ahrens, S.R. Levick and C. Schmullius (2014):
Carbon stock and density of northern boreal and temperate forests, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 23, 3, 297-310.
Carvalhais, N., M. Forkel, M. Khomik, J. Bellarby, M. Jung, M. Migliavacca, M. Mu, S. Saatchi, M. Santoro, M. Thurner, U. Weber, B. Ahrens, C. Beer, A. Cescatti, J.T. Randerson and M. Reichstein (2014): Global covariation of carbon turnover times with climate in terrestrial ecosystems, Nature, 514, 213-217.
Forkel, M., N. Carvalhais, S. Schaphoff, W. von Bloh, M. Migliavacca, M. Thurner and K. Thonicke (2014):
Identifying environmental controls on vegetation greenness phenology through model-data integration, Biogeosciences, 11, 7025-7050.
Doktor, D., A. Lausch, D. Spengler and M. Thurner (2014):
Extraction of Plant Physiological Status from Hyperspectral Signatures Using Machine Learning Methods, Remote Sensing, 6, 12, 12247-12274.

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