Dr. Cornelius Senf

Research Scientist
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Research interests

  • Remote sensing
  • Landscape ecology
  • Disturbance ecology

Selected Publications

Senf, C. and Seidl, R. (2021) Storm and fire disturbance in Europe: Distribution and trends. Global Change Biology, 27(15), 3605-3619. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15679

Senf, C., Sebald, J., and Seidl, R. (2021) Increases in canopy mortality and their impact on the demographic structure of Europe’s forests. One Earth, 4, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.04.008

Senf, C., Buras, A., Zang, C. S., Rammig, A., and Seidl. R. (2020) Excess forest mortality is consistently linked to drought across Europe. Nature Communications. doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19924-1

Senf, C. and Seidl, R. (2021) Mapping the forest disturbance regimes of Europe. Nature Sustainabilityhttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-00609-y

Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D., Zhiqiang, Y., Sebald, J., Knorrn, J., Neumann, M., Hostert, P. and Seidl, R. (2018) Canopy mortality has doubled across Europe’s temperate forests in the last three decades. Nature Communications. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07539-6

Senf, C., Seidl, R. and Hostert, P. (2017) Remote sensing of forest insect disturbances: current state and future directions. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geo-information, 60, 49-60. doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.04.004


Since 2020 Research scientist (Habilitation candidate), Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group, Technical University Munich, Germany
2019-2020 Postdoctoral researcher, Institue for Silviculture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Austria (FWF Lise-Meitner Fellow)
2018-2019 Postdoctoral researcher, Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
2016-2018 Postdoctoral researcher, Institue for Silviculture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Austria (DAAD P.R.I.M.E. Fellow)
2014 & 2015 Visiting scientists, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, BC, Canada
2012-2016 Doctoral researcher, Geography Department, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany (Elsa Neumann Fellow)
2010-2012 Master of sciences in physical geography, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany, and Bern University, Switzerland
2007-2010 Bachelor of sciences in geography and physics, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany, and University Innsbruck, Austria