IIASA Staff, Collaborator and YSSP Information
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Steffen Fritz joined the Greenhouse Gas Initiative in June 2004 for a period of 3 months;
he returned to IIASA in January 2007 to join the Forestry Program where he is involved in the GEO-BENE project.
Dr. Fritz studied physics and geography at the University of Tübingen and received his master of
science degree from the University of Durham in 1996. His thesis was entitled: Mapping and
Modeling of Wild Land Areas in Europe and the British Isles, a Multi-Scale Approach. He received his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2001. He has been carrying out a number of consultancy projects in the field of wild land and vegetation mapping. He received a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Joint Research Centre in 2002. His task was to mosaic, harmonize, and produce the Global Land Cover 2000 database and to carry out the validation of the regional GLC-2000 contributions within the tropics. In 2004 he took up a research post at the Joint Research Centre and got involved in the GEOLAND project. His task was to develop a methodology for acreage estimations of different agricultural crops in South-Western Russia. He has published reports, book chapters, and peer reviewed papers in the field of fuzzy logic, remoteness mapping, global and regional vegetation monitoring, crop yield and crop acreage estimations of agricultural crops, and wild land research.
His research interests are: geographical information science, advanced spatial analysis techniques such as fuzzy logic and neural nets, remote sensing and land cover mapping, land cover change, fires and deforestation in the tropics, studies on the distribution of global biomass, crop yield, and crop acreage estimations.