Dr. Deepika Mann

Professur für Erdbeobachtung (Prof. Schmitt)
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Dr. Deepika Mann

Deepika Mann is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications of the University of the Bundeswehr Munich.
She holds a PhD and Masters in spatial sciences from India. She was awarded DAAD scholarship through bi-nationally supervised doctoral degree programme in 2019. After completing her PhD in April 2021, Deepika worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development on developing strategies for climate resilient forests in the framework of PYROPHOB project.


Research Interests: 
Geospatial applications in sustainable development, landscape ecology, road ecology, urban climate, green finance and city planning


1. Anees, M.M., Mann, D., and Mahato, S., 2023. Urban ecosystems research in India: Advances and opportunities. Current Landscape Ecology Reports.

2. Mann, D., Gohr, C., Blumröder, J.S. and Ibisch, P.L., 2023. Does fragmentation contribute to the forest crisis in Germany? Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 6, p.1099460.

3. Mann, D., Rankavat, S. and Joshi, P.K., 2020. Road network drives urban ecosystems-a longitudinal analysis of impact of roads in the Central Himalaya. Geocarto International.

4. Mann, D., Anees, M.M., Rankavat, S. and Joshi, P.K., 2020. Spatio-temporal variations in landscape ecological risk related to road network in the Central Himalaya. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, pp.1-18.

5. Anees, M.M., Mann, D., Sharma, M., Banzhaf, E. and Joshi, P.K., 2020. Assessment of Urban Dynamics to Understand Spatiotemporal Differentiation at Various Scales Using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Tools. Remote Sensing, 12(8), p.1306.

6. Mann, D., Agrawal, G. and Joshi, P.K., 2019. Spatio-temporal forest cover dynamics along road networks in the Central Himalaya. Ecological Engineering, 127, 383-393.

7. Mann, D. and Joshi, P.K., 2017. Evaluation of image classification algorithms on Hyperion and ASTER Data for land cover classification. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, 87(4), 855-865.

8. Pathak, P.A., Budhiraja, B. and Mann, D., 2016. Integrating Smart Platforms to Analyze Energy Patterns in Academic Building. In Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment, 823-827. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-18663-4_127

9. Mann, D., Joshi, P.K., and Agrawal, G., 2018. Road network development and forest fragmentation-An inter-state analysis. In 2018 IENE Conference: “Harmonizing transportation and nature”.

10. Mann, D., Joshi, P.K. and Agrawal, G., 2018, July. Open Source Platform for Understanding Forest Cover Dynamics-Observing Earth from Space. In IGARSS 2018-2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp-5255-5257. IEEE.

11. Mann, D. and Chandra OB., 2013. Creating a gridded population data of India: A comparison and evaluation study of dasymetric mapping methods. In ESRI User Conference.