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Prof. Dr. Alexander Brenning

Prof. Dr. Alexander Brenning


Department of Geography
Friedrich Schiller University
Loebdergraben 32
07743 Jena, Germany

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alexander-brenning/3/242/440


  • Since 10/2014 - Full Professor of Geographic Information Science, Department of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany (Interim until 02/2015)
  • 02-08/2014 - Humboldt Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Since 2012 - Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 2007 - 2012 - Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 2006 - Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Soil Landscape Research, Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Muencheberg, Germany; research project preagro II on Precision Agriculture
  • 2005 - Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2005 - Dr. rer. nat. in Geography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2001 - Diplom-Mathematiker, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • 1995-2001 - Studied Mathematics with a minor in Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, and TU Bergakademie Freiberg


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Date Publication
09.05.2011 Article: A statistical permafrost distribution model for the European Alps
L. Boeckli, A. Brenning, S. Gruber & J. Noetzli
The Cryosphere Discussion, 5, 1419-1459
DOI: 10.5194/tcd-5-1419-2011
2011 Article: Integrating physical and empirical landslide susceptibility models using generalized additive models
J. N. Goetz, R. H. Guthrie & A. Brenning
Geomorphology, 129, 376-386
DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.03.001
2010 Article: Status and evolution of the cryosphere in the Andes of Santiago (Chile, 33.5°S.)
X. Bodin, F. Rojas & A. Brenning
Geomorphology, 118, 453-464
DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.02.016
2009 Article: Benchmarking classifiers to optimally integrate terrain analysis and multispectral remote sensing in automatic rock glacier detection
A. Brenning
Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 239-247
DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2008.09.005
2008 Book Section: The impact of mining on rock glaciers and glaciers: examples from Central Chile
A. Brenning
publisher's book description
2008 Book Section: Statistical geocomputing combining R and SAGA: The example of landslide susceptibility analysis with generalized additive models
A. Brenning
pdf preprint
07.11.2005 Article: Spatial prediction models for landslide hazards: review, comparison and evaluation
A. Brenning
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 5, 853-862
SRef: 1684-9981/nhess/2005-5-853
2005 Article: Geomorphological, hydrological and climatic significance of rock glaciers in the Andes of Central Chile (33-35°S)
A. Brenning
Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 16, 231-240
DOI: 10.1002/ppp.528


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Geosciences, Environmetrics, Remote Sensing, Rock glaciers, Hydrology and Land Forms, Hydrology and Surface Processes, Earth System Sciences, The Cryosphere, Spatial modelling, Andes, Cryosphere, Geomorphology, Natural Hazards, Digital terrain analysis, Spatial classification, Landslide susceptibility modeling, Permafrost distribution modeling, High mountains, Geostatistics