PD Dr. Martin Rutzinger

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Key research areas

Earth Observation for Mountain Research, Computational Geography, Remote Sensing, Close-Range Sensing, 3D Monitoring of Environment, Infrastructure and Resources, Geomorphology, Natural Hazards, Vegetation and Forestry Analysis, Landcover and Landuse Change

Curriculum vitae

  • 12/2017: Priv.-Doz. (Habilitation in Geography, University of Innsbruck)
  • Since 2011: senior researcher, Institute of Interdisciplinary Mountain Research (IGF), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Since 2010: working group coordinator LiDAR Research Group, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2008–2010: assistant professor, Department of Earth Observation Science, ITC – Faculty of Geoinformation and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • 11/2008: Dr. rer nat (Object detection in airborne laser scanning data in urban environments)
  • 2005–2008: junior researcher, alpS Centre for Natural Hazard Management, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2005–2008: PhD in geography, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2005: Mag. rer nat (Identification and classification of objects and surface characteristics from laser scanning data)
  • 2002/2003: degree course geography, Department of Social and Economic Geography and Department of Earth Sciences, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • 1999–2005: degree course geography, Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Chronological publication list world

ISI publications world

Selected Projects

  • 2017–2021 4D-LAMB – 4D Lidar mountAin Monitoring laB
  • 2017–2019 4D-ForMat – 4D Forest Moisture Mapping based on multi-temporal Earth Observation Signatures
  • 2016–2018 LEMONADE – LandslidE MOnitoriNg And Data intEgration
  • 2015–2018 Medialps – Disentangling anthropogenic drivers of climate change impacts on alpine plant species: Alps vs. Mediterranean mountains
  • 2014–2018 adaptINFRA – Climate Change Triggered System Changes of the High Mountain Geosphere – Risk Assessment and Adaption of Infrastructure
  • 2014–2015 phenoSAT-α – Area-wide mapping of Phenology using optical high resolution satellite imagery
  • 2013–2015 insight Tourism – Optimization of tourism investment decisions based on valid demand analysis by integrating social media and web data
  • 2013–2016 C3S-ISLS – Climate induced system status changes at slopes and their impact on shallow landslide susceptibility
  • 2011–2012 permAfrost
  • 2011–2012 Silvretta Historica: climate history and climate change
  • 2011 Phenologic influence on the extraction of vegetation parameters in airborne laser-scanning data
  • 2011 Classification of tree species in mountain forest stands with full-waveform laser-scanning, K3B
  • 2009–2011 European Road Safety Inspection, EuRSI
  • 2009–2010 Radiometric calibration of mobile laser scanners
  • 2009 3D City model for Enschede