Doctoral Researcher

Clemens Jänicke is a doctoral researcher IRI THESys and funded by the FORLand project at the Leibnitz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO). His research focuses on the relationship between land ownership structures and land use intensity. In his work he will quantitatively assess the ownership concentration of different ownership groups and the share of owned and rented land in the land market of Brandenburg. Subsequently he will analyse the influence of these ownership structures on land use intensity which he will derive from crop models and remotes sensing time series. He is also employed at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in the project „Klimawandelbedingte Ertragsveränderungen und Flächennutzung“

Before he started working at the IAMO in January 2020, Clemens studied Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and obtained a Master’s degree in Global Change Geography.  Accompanying to his studies he worked in the EnMAP Core Science Team as a student collaborator for three years, focusing on the analysis of natural vegetation with help of hyperspectral satellite imagery.

Research Interests

  • Land use and land ownership
  • Crop yield modelling
  • Remote sensing

Selected Publications

Cooper S, Okujeni A, Jänicke C, Clark M, van der Linden S, Hostert P (2020) Disentangling fractional vegetation cover: Regression-based unmixing of simulated spaceborne imaging spectroscopy data Remote Sensing of Environment 246:111856 doi:

Haase D, Jänicke C, Wellmann T (2019) Front and back yard green analysis with subpixel vegetation fractions from earth observation data in a city Landscape and Urban Planning 182:44-54 doi:

Jänicke C, Okujeni A, Cooper S, Clark M, Hostert P, Van Der Linden S (2020) Brightness gradient-corrected hyperspectral image mosaics for fractional vegetation cover mapping in northern California Remote Sensing Letters 11:1-10 doi:10.1080/2150704x.2019.1670518


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