Martin Stefan Brandt
Martin Brandt received his PhD from the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2014. He works as Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen since 2015. His major fields are remote sensing and physical Geography and his work concentrates on the monitoring of vegetation dynamics, with a special focus on West Africa and Southern China. Martin Brandt’s research is breaking new ground, with 15 manuscripts published in Nature/Science journals between 2018 ans 2021 (5 as first author). His recent work, published In Nature, was the first applying deep learning on hundreds of thousands of sub-metre satellite images to map billions of individual tree crowns in desert areas that were often assumed as free of any trees. In 2020, he received an ERC starting grant and an DFF Sapere Aude grant to study trees outside forests at global scale.