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Martina Lena Hobi
Organisational unit Landscape Dynamics
Remote Sensing
Address Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf

Room Bi HP D 61
Contact Phone:
Fax: +41 44 7392 215
Web / E-Mail http://www.wsl.ch/info/mitarbeitende/hobi

Research interests

  • Canopy height modelling with 3d satellite and aerial imagery
  • Forest structure analyses using inventory data
  • Disturbance ecology based on tree-ring data
  • Biodiversity modelling at different spatial scales

Education

02/2010 - 05/2013

ETH Zurich, Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at WSL and in the Forest Ecology Group at ETH
  Ph.D. thesis: "Structure and disturbance patterns of the largest European primeval beech forest revealed by terrestrial and remote sensing data"
10/2005 - 11/2010 
ETH Zurich, Certificate of Teaching Ability in Environmental Education
10/2006 - 10/2008
ETH Zurich, Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, with specialisation in Forest and Landscape Management
  Master thesis: "Growth reactions of beech, Scots pine and
black pine on a forest fire" (in German)
10/2003 - 09/2006 ETH Zurich, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Publications

Peer reviewed

Ginzler, C. & Hobi, M.L. 2016. Das aktuelle Vegetationshöhenmodell der Schweiz: spezifische Anwendungen im Waldbereich. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 167: 128-135. [Artikel]

Zenner, E. K, Peck, J., Hobi, M.L. & Commarmot, B. 2016. Validation of a classification protocol: meeting the prospect requirement and ensuring distinctiveness when assigning forest development phases. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 541-552. [Abstract]

Peck, J., Commarmot, B., Hobi, M. L. & Zenner, E. 2015 Should reference conditions be drawn from a single 10 ha plot? Assessing representativeness in a 10,000 ha old-growth European beech forest. Restoration Ecology 23: 927-935. [Abstract]

Petritan, I. C., Commarmot, B., Hobi, M. L., Petritan, A. M., Bigler, C., Abrudan, I. V. & Rigling, A. 2015. Structural patterns of beech and silver fir suggest stability and resilience of the virgin forest Sinca in the Southern Carpathians, Romania. Forest Ecology and Management 356: 184-195. [Abstract]

Hobi, M. L., Ginzler, C., Commarmot, B. & Bugmann, H. 2015. Gap pattern of the largest primeval beech forest of Europe revealed by remote sensing. Ecosphere 6: art76. [Article]

Ginzler, C. & Hobi, M. L. 2015. Countrywide Stereo-Image Matching for Updating Digital Surface Models in the Framework of the Swiss National Forest Inventory. Remote Sensing 7: 4343-4370. [Article]

Hobi, M. L., Commarmot, B. & Bugmann, H. 2015. Pattern and process in the largest primeval beech forest of Europe (Ukrainian Carpathians). Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 323-336. [Abstract]

Zenner, E. K., Peck, J. E., Hobi, M. L. & Commarmot B. 2015. The dynamics of structure across scale in a primaeval European beech stand. Forestry 88: 180-189. [Abstract]

Dymytrova, L., Nadyeina, O., Hobi, M. L. & Scheidegger, C. 2014. Topographic and forest-stand variables determining epiphytic lichen diversity in the primeval beech forest in the Ukrainian Carpathians. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1367-1394. [Abstract]

Hobi, M. L. & Ginzler, C. 2012. Accuracy Assessment of Digital Surface Models Based on WorldView-2 and ADS80 Stereo Remote Sensing Data. Sensors 12: 6347-6368. [Article]

Trotsiuk*, V., Hobi*, M. L. & Commarmot, B. 2012. Age structure and disturbance dynamics of the relic virgin beech forest Uholka (Ukrainian Carpathians). Forest Ecology and Management 265: 181–190. [Abstract] (*co-first authors)

Book chapters

Hobi, M. L., Iseli, R. & Korol, M. 2013. Planning and management of the field survey. In: Commarmot, B., Brändli, U.-B., Hamor, F. & Lavnyy, V. (eds.). Inventory of the largest primeval beech forest in Europe - A Swiss-Ukrainian scientific adventure. Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. [PDF]

Abegg, M., Hobi, M. L., Kaufmann, E. & Lanz, A. 2013. Data management and statistical evaluation. In: Commarmot, B., Brändli, U.-B., Hamor, F. & Lavnyy, V. (eds.). Inventory of the largest primeval beech forest in Europe - A Swiss-Ukrainian scientific adventure. Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. [PDF]

Commarmot, B., Abegg, M., Brändli, U.-B., Hobi, M. L., Korol, M., & Lanz, A. 2013. Main results. In: Commarmot, B., Brändli, U.-B., Hamor, F. & Lavnyy, V. (eds.). Inventory of the largest primeval beech forest in Europe - A Swiss-Ukrainian scientific adventure. Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. [PDF]

Theses

Hobi, M. L. 2013. Structure and disturbance patterns of the largest European primeval beech forest revealed by terrestrial and remote sensing data. Ph. D. Thesis No. 21195 ETH Zurich, Zurich. 166 pp. [E-Collection]

Outreach articles

Ginzler, C & Hobi, M.L. 2015. Erstellung eines landesweiten digitalen Oberflächenmodelles aus operationellen Stereo-Luftbildern. Geomatik Schweiz 9: 332-335. [Artikel]





 

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