Michael Seidel

Michael Seidel

Research Fellow

Geographie mit den Schwerpunkten Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung
Institutsgebäude
Johannisallee 19a, Room 0.13
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32975
Fax: +49 341 97-32799

Professional career

  • since 05/2014
    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Geographie der Universität Leipzig (Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung - Prof. Dr. Michael Vohland)

Education

  • 10/2010 - 03/2014
    Masterstudium Physische Geographie / Geoökologie (M.Sc.) an der Universität Leipzig (Nebenfächer: Vegetationsökologie/Pflanzengeographie, Geowissenschaften)
  • 10/2007 - 09/2010
    Bachelorstudium Geographie (B.Sc.) an der Universität Leipzig (Nebenfächer: Geowissenschaften, Allg. Chemie)

My research is focused on measuring, mapping and monitoring of soil properties by means of proximal and remote sensing, mainly in the context of current soil health concepts. I am particularly interested in the optimization of on-site / in situ measurements with portable spectrometers (imaging and non-imaging), and also in in the advancement of machine learning algorithms for the quantification of key soil properties.  

I am also interested in digital soil mapping to support soil monitoring programs on different scales by combining spectrometric point data with spatial covariates (multispectral satellite data, digital surface models, soil information systems).



  • Synergetic use of mobile and lab-based spectroscopic techniques (vis-NIR, land and hand-held MIR, portable hyperspectral frame camera) to optimize the determination of soil properties with high variability in time and space
    Vohland, Michael
    Duration: 03/2018 - 09/2021
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geographie mit den Schwerpunkten Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung
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  • Screening-Methoden zum kostengünstigen Nachweis einer Versorgung mit organischer Substanz auf Ackerböden und Grünland
    Vohland, Michael
    Duration: 01/2017 - 10/2019
    Funded by: Andere öffentliche Bereiche
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geographie mit den Schwerpunkten Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung
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  • Monitoring water in vertical profiles of different water bodies with a hyper-spectral camera technique and compilation of a spectral library for water components
    Vohland, Michael
    Duration: 05/2014 - 01/2017
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Geographie mit den Schwerpunkten Geoinformatik und Fernerkundung
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more projects

  • Seidel, M.; Hutengs, C.; Ludwig, B.; Thiele-Bruhn, S.; Vohland, M.
    Strategies for the efficient estimation of soil organic carbon at the field scale with vis-NIR spectroscopy: Spectral libraries and spiking vs. local calibrations.
    Geoderma. 2019. p. 113856
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  • Hutengs, C.; Seidel, M.; Oertel, F.; Ludwig, B.; Vohland, M.
    In situ and laboratory soil spectroscopy with portable visible-to-near-infrared and mid-infrared instruments for the assessment of organic carbon in soils
    Geoderma. 2019. p. 113900
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more publications

  • 12-GGR-B-GF03 "Statistics for geographers" (B.Sc., 2nd semester)

  • 12-GGR-B-GF04 "Analysis of remote sensing data" (B.Sc., 4th semester)

  • 12-GGR-M-PG06 "Multivariate analysis in reflectance spectroscopy" (M.Sc., 3rd semester)