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Dr. Martina Hobi





Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HP D 61


Research interests

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

Education and professional experience

05/2015 - 04/2017Postdoctoral fellow - SILVIS Lab, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
06/2013 - 03/2015Research associate - Remote Sensing Group and Stand Dynamics and Silviculture group WSL
02/2010 - 05/2013 Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich - WSL and 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  Certificate of Teaching Ability in Environmental Education ETH Zurich
10/2006 - 10/2008 Master of Science in Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich - 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 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences ETH Zurich