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Graduate Program (M.Sc.) - Global Change Ecology

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Sadroddin Alavipanah

Sadroddin Alavipanah


At Global Change Ecology until 12/2013
e-Mail: S.Alavipanah(at)gmail.com

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Since August 2014

Research Assistance (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) /Ph.D.

Department of Geography (Landscape Ecology),
Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Title of research: Three-Dimensional (3D) structure of cities and its implication on Urban Heat Islands: A study focusing on adapting cities to climate change applying green infrastructure.
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10/2010 – July 2013


M.Sc. in Environmental Global Change Ecology

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

Thesis: Relationship Between Land Surface Temperature and the Ratio of Urban area and/or Urban Parks - An Application for the City of Munich (Germany).
Studied the cooling effect of urban vegetation using Remote Sensing data to mitigate Urban Heat island (UHI) and providing local climate regulation using. A focus on hot period of 2003 European Heat-wave.
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10/2004 – 10/2009

B.Sc. in Biology of Plant (Botany)

University of Tehran, College of Science, Tehran, Iran.

Teaching Experience   

Winter Semester 2014/2015

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Landscape Analysis

Faculty of Life Sciences,
Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Work Experience

10 / 2014 - present

Consultant at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Mangrove forest change detection with remote sensing data in Africa.

03/2008 – 03/2009

Consultant at Pardaraz Consulting Engineers

Defined suitable urban vegetation cover for Semnan City,
Tehran, Iran.

07/2007 – 02/2008


Consultant at Armanshahr Architecture and Urban Design Engineers

Developed environmental strategic plan of Yazd city,
Under the supervision of Ministry of Building and Urbanization,
Tehran, Iran.


08/2011 – 10/2011

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Developed urban land cover map,
Monitored Mediterranean wetlands by Landsat satellite time series,
Classified Multi-spectral/Multi-seasonal Landsat images of wetlands,
Department of remote Sensing (DFD), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

Summer School  

06/2004 – 07/2012

Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES)

Additional focus on democracy, privatization and common goods,
Novi Sad, Serbia.
Host: ACTIS (ETH Zurich), Switzerland.



Disturbance in Laurel Forest

Experimented the drivers of shifting Laural forest to Pine forest,
La Palma, Canary Islands.
Host: University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Research Projects  

07/2010 – 12/2012


Study of Temperature Change in Polar Areas

Analyzed Global Warming Phenomena in the Warmest and Coldest Polars,
National Science Foundation of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

04/2009 - 06/2009

Point, Vector and Raster Features Based on Remote Sensing Data

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.



Alavipanah, S.K, Hamzeh, M., Alavi Panah Seyed Sadroddin, Goudarzi, S. Macroscopic and Microscopic Thermal Infrared Remote sensing Approaches for Global Warming, 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environmental (ISRSE). Beijing, China.


Alavipanah, S. K., Telebi, S.; Ghareh-Beygi, M.; Alavi Panah, Sadroddin. Remote Sensing and its role in entrepreneurship, National conference on entrepreneurship & cooperation proceeding of abstract. University of Tehran, ISBN: EAN 978-964-2641-11-6.

Conferences Activity


GlobalTemperature meeting (EASA Project), Poster presentation, Karlsruhe, Germany.


9th HIP workshop, Berlin, Germany.


Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) Conference, Berlin, Germany.


Int. Conference on Dryland Ecosystem Functioning and Resilience
Alghero / Sardinia, Italy.


Europe’s Renewable Energy Policy Conference(EREC)
Brussels, Belgium.


Int. Symposium of Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Public Health
Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation,
Bonn, Germany.

Academic Activities  


Volunteer/Assistant organizing committee at 1st Congress of the Society of Urban Ecology (SURE), Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

09/2011 – 12/2012

Cooperation in establishment and academic developing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among University of Bayreuth (Germany) and University of Tehran (Iran).

Software Skills

GIS / Image Processing

Arc-GIS (Arcmap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox)
ERDAS Imagine


R Studio


Arc-GIS (Arcmap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox)
Microsoft Office Tools (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Adobe Photoshop Element


Persian (Farsi)

Native Language


Fluent (TOEFL)




Lived in Belgium 1994-1998


Basic (Highschool)

Personal Interests


Capturing the moments of happiness and laughter with family and nature.


Enjoying and understanding differences in people, cultures and nature.
Experienced: Iran, Germany, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain (La Palma), Czech Republic, Serbia.

Aaquarium and Plants

Relaxing and calming by getting closer to nature.


Outdoor activities, table-tennis, swimming and bicycling.
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