A. Ch. Braun ifr

Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Ch. Braun

  • Institut für Regionalwissenschaft
    Geb. 10.50
    Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
    76131 Karlsruhe

Aufgaben und Zuständigkeiten im Institutsbetrieb

  • Juniorprofessur für Risikoorientierte Regionalentwicklung
  • Wissenschaftlicher Sprecher des KIT-Chile-Clusters
  • Entwicklung und unterstützende Leitung des Deutsch-chilenischen Masterprogramms
  • Modulverantwortlicher im Modul 21 „Risiko Vulnerabilität und Katastrophen in der Raumplanung“
  • Allgemeine Aufgaben in Forschung und Lehre

 

Lehrtätigkeit

  • Einführung in die vulnerabilitätsorientierte Raumplanung
  • Methoden und Instrumentarien räumlicher Planung
  • Regionalwissenschaftliche Exkursion
  • Regionale Ökologie
  • Regionale Soziologie
  • Karten und Bilder
  • Regionalwissenschaftliches Planspiel
  • Regionalmanagement und Netzwerkbildung
  • Risiken durch Infektionskrankheiten und Umweltnoxen
  • Technologische Risiken und kritische Infrastrukturen
  • Regionale Probleme und Planungskonzepte in Entwicklungsländern

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Landnutzungsforschung
  • Risikoforschung
  • Mensch-Umwelt Interaktionen
  • Umwelt- und Risikosoziologie
  • Fernerkundung als Methode der Umweltbeobachtung

 

Beruflicher Werdegang

1982              Geboren in Heidelberg, Deutschland

2002-2009    Studium der Geoökologie an der Technischen Universität Karlsruhe

2009-2013    Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

2010-2011    wissenschaftlicher Koordinator im Forschungscluster Hydrosphäre

2011-2012    Stipendiat des Karlsruher House of Young Scientists (KIT-KHYS): Feasibility Studies of Young Scientists

2011-2013    Absolvent der Graduate School for Climate and Environment (KIT-GRACE)

2014-2015    Post-Doktorat an der Universität Freiburg

2011-2017    Studium der Soziologie, Ökonomie und Philosophie an der FernUniversität Hagen

Seit 05/2015 Professur am Institut für Regionalwissenschaft des KIT

 

Mitgliedschaften

  • Verband für Geoökologie in Deutschland
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie
  • Gesellschaft für Ökologie
  • Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung

 

Editorenschaften

  • Urban Planning

 

Gutachtertätigkeit

  • Surveys in Geophysics
  • Biological Conservation
  • Journal of Applied Vegetation Science
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Rensing
  • Computers and Geoscience
  • ISPRS Internat. Soc. for Photogr. and Rem. Sensing
  • IEEE J. of Selec. Topics in Appl. Earth Obs. and Rem. Sens. (JSTARS)
  • Neural Computing & Applications
  • Revista Chapingo
  • Journal of Surveying and Mapping Engineering
  • Journal of Earth Science and Engineering
  • Remote Sensing

 

Beratertätigkeit

  • Wissenschaftlicher Berater der Firma OpenForests (Bonn) zur Entwicklung, Durchführung und Überwachung nachhaltiger und sozialverträglicher REDD+ Projekte in Entwicklungsländern.
  • Wissenschaftlicher Berater des Pan American Institute of Geography and History - PAIGH - (Prize to the best M.Sc. thesis/Ph.D. dissertation in Cartography, Geodesy and related areas)

 

TEDxKIT 2016: Decisions and Future

Der Vortrag diskutiert im Rahmen der TEDxKIT Veranstaltung zu Entscheidungen und Zukunft, komplementär zu Vorträgen über automatisiertes Entscheiden, die epistemiologische Situation und Rolle menschlicher Entscheider in der Postmoderne. Anschließend bezieht er sich auf (damals) aktuelle politische Fragestellungen und gesellschaftliche Veränderungen.
 

A. Ch. Braun speaker at TEDxKIT 2016

Den Vortrag gibt es auf youtube zu sehen.

 

Publikationsliste

1. Zeitschriftenartikel mit Peer Review
  • Braun, A. C., Fassnacht, F., Valencia, D., Sepulveda, M. (in print): Consequences of Land Use Change and the Wildfire Disaster of 2017 for the Central Chilean Biodiversity Hotspot, Regional Environmental Change
  • Braun, A. C. (in print): More accurate less meaningful? A critical physical geography perspective on interpreting remote sensing land use analyses. Progress in Physical Geography
  • Braun, A. C. (2021): Encroached by pine and eucalyptus? A grounded theory on an environmental conflict between forest industry and smallholder livelihoods in Chile. Journal of Rural Studies, 82(2021), 107-120
  • Mestmacher, J., & Braun, A. C. (2020): Women, agroecology and the state: New perspectives on scaling-up agroecology based on a field research in Chile. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 2020, 1-26.
  • Jaque, E., Espinoza, S., Braun, A. C., Astudillo, L., Ojeda, C.G. (2020): Social vulnerability assessment post 2010 tsunami in Caleta Tumbes-Chile. Applying the disaster pressure and release model. Urbano, 23(41), 130-151.
  • Kubisch, S., Guth, J., Keller, S., Bull, M. T., Keller, L., & Braun, A. C. (2020). The contribution of tsunami evacuation analysis to evacuation planning in Chile: Applying a multi-perspective research design. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 101462.
  • Guth, J., Wursthorn, S., Braun, A. C., Keller, S. (2019): Development of a generic concept to analyze the accessibility of emergency facilities in critical road infrastructure for disaster scenarios: exemplary application for the 2017 wildfires in Chile and Portugal, Natural Hazards, 97(3), 979-999.
  • Kattenborn, T., Lopatin, J., Förster, M., Braun, A. C., Fassnacht, F. E. (2019). UAV data as alternative to field sampling to map woody invasive species based on combined Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 227, 61-73.
  • Lewerentz, A., Egger, G., Householder, J. E., Reid, B., Braun, A. C., Garofano-Gomez, V. (2019). Functional assessment of invasive Salix fragilis L. in north-western Patagonian flood plains: A comparative approach. Acta Oecologica, 95, 36-44.
  • Braun, A. C., Stötzer, J., Kubisch, S., Keller, S. Critical Infrastructure Analysis (CRITIS) in Developing Regions–Designing an Approach to Analyse Peripheral Remoteness, Risks of Accessibility Loss, and Isolation due to Road Network Insufficiencies in Chile. GI_Forum, 6 (2018), 302-321.
  • Banfield, C.C., Braun, A. C., Barra, R., Castillo, A., Vogt, J. (2018): Erosion proxies in an exotic tree plantation question the appropriate land use in Central Chile, Catena, 161(2018), 77-84.
  • Braun, A. C., Tröger, D., Garcia, R., Aguayo, M., Barra, R., Vogt, J. (2017): Assessing the impact of plantation forestry on plant biodiversity: A comparison of sites in Central Chile and Chilean Patagonia, Global Ecology and Conservation, 10(2017), 159-172.
  • Braun, A. C., Koch, B. (2016): Estimating impacts of plantation forestry on plant biodiversity in southern Chile—a spatially explicit modelling approach, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (2016), 188-564.
  • Hildinger, A., Braun, A. C. (2016): Outlining an approach to address Geospherical and Biospherical aspects of Coastal Squeeze in the Mediterranean, Journal of Coastal Research (2016), 997-1001.
  • Braun, A. C. (2015): Taxonomic Diversity and Taxonomic Dominance: The Example of Forest Plantations in South-Central Chile. Open Journal of Ecology, 5, 199-212.
  • Bradley, P.E., Braun, A. C. (2015): Finding the Asymptotically Optimal Baire Distance for Multi-Channel Data. Applied Mathematics, 6, 484-495.
  • Braun, A. C.,  Vogt, J. (2014): A Multiscale Assessment of the Risks Imposed by Plantation Forestry on Plant Biodiversity in the Hotspot Central Chile. Open Journal of Ecology, 4, 1025-1044.
  • Braun, A. C., Banfield, C.C., Jaramillo, P., Meyer, I., Schmidt-Cotta, C., Tröger, D., Volceski, V., Hansen-Rojas, G., Vogt, J. (2014): Multiple Umweltauswirkungen der kommerziellen Plantagenwirtschaft in Zentralchile – Zwischenbericht einer deutsch-chilenischen Lehr- und Forschungskooperation, [English title: Multiple Environmental Impacts of Commercial Plantation Farming in Central Chile - Interim Report of a German-Chilean Teaching and Research Cooperation]. Forum der Geoökologie, 25(3), 30-35.
  • Braun, A. C. (2014): Die Artenvielfalt muss erhalten werden! Aber warum nur? Eine Rezension zu Donald Maier (2012) [English title: Biodiversity must be preserved! But why only? A review of Donald Maier (2012)]. Forum der Geoökologie, 25(3), 39-40.
  • Braun, A. C., Rojas, C., Echeverria, C., Rottensteiner, F., Bähr, H. P., Niemeyer, J., Aguayo-Arias, M., Kosov, S., Hinz, S., Weidner, U. (2014): Design of a Spectral–Spatial Pattern Recognition Framework for Risk Assessments Using Landsat Data - A Case Study in Chile. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7(3), 917-928.
  • Braun, A. C. (2012): Wohlstand ohne Wachstum – Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt. Buchrezension. [English title: Prosperity without growth - Living and economic activity in a finite world. Book review.] Forum der Geoökologie, 23(2), 53-54.
  • Braun, A. C., Weidner, U., Jutzi, B., Hinz, S. (2012): Kernel composition with the one-against-one cascade for integrating external knowledge into SVM classification. Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation, 2012(4), 371-384
  • Braun, A. C., Weidner, U., Hinz, S. (2012): Classification in High-Dimensional Feature Spaces - Assessment Using SVM, IVM and RVM With Focus on Simulated EnMAP Data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5(2), 436-443
  • Braun, A. C., Weidner, U., Hinz, S. (2010): Support Vector Machines for Vegetation Classification - A Revision. Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation, 2010(4), 273-281.

 

2. Bücher
  • Braun, A. C. (accepted): Commercial plantation forestry as the principal drivers of biodiversity decline and biological homogenization in central Chile. Springer Research,  Wiesbaden.
  • Hinz, S., Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M. (2020): Object and pattern recognition in remote sensing – Modelling and monitoring enviromental and anthropogenic objects and change processes. Whittles-Publishing,  Dunbeath/Scotland.
  • Braun, A. C. (2017): Latours Existenzweisen und Luhmanns Funktionssysteme – Ein soziologischer Theorienvergleich. Springer VS,  Wiesbaden.

 

3. Buchkapitel
  • Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M., Wursthorn, S., Keller, S., Schenk, S., Jutzi, B., Hinz, S. (2020): Remote Sensing and Computer Vision Image Analysis: Summary and Recent Trends. In: Hinz, S., Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M. (Eds.): Object and pattern recognition in remote sensing – Modelling and monitoring enviromental and anthropogenic objects and change processes. Whittles-Publishing,  Dunbeath/Scotland, 391-403.
  • Weinmann, M., Braun, A. C. (2020): Benchmarking – A basic requirement for effective performance evaluation. In: Hinz, S., Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M. (Eds.): Object and pattern recognition in remote sensing – Modelling and monitoring enviromental and anthropogenic objects and change processes. Whittles-Publishing,  Dunbeath/Scotland, 391-403.
  • Braun, A. C., Sturm-Hentschel, U., Hinz, S. (2020): A Settlement Process Analysis in Coastal Benin – Confronting Scarce Data Availability in Developing Countries. In: Hinz, S., Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M. (Eds.): Object and pattern recognition in remote sensing – Modelling and monitoring enviromental and anthropogenic objects and change processes. Whittles-Publishing,  Dunbeath/Scotland, 361-387.
  • Braun, A. C., Banfield, C.C. (2020): A Process-based model approach to predict future land-use changes and link biodiversity with soil erosion in Chile. In: Hinz, S., Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M. (Eds.): Object and pattern recognition in remote sensing – Modelling and monitoring enviromental and anthropogenic objects and change processes. Whittles----Publishing,  Dunbeath/Scotland, 283-307.
  • Weinmann, M., Braun, A. C. (2020): A Short Survey on Supervised Classification in Remote Sensing. In: Hinz, S., Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M. (Eds.): Object and pattern recognition in remote sensing – Modelling and monitoring enviromental and anthropogenic objects and change processes. Whittles-Publishing,  Dunbeath/Scotland, 93-126.
  • Sturm-Hentschel, U., Braun, A. C., Hinz, S., Vogt, J. (2013): Detecting and Characterizing Settlement Changes in Developing Countries Using VHSR Data: Case of the Coastal Area of Benin. In: Krisp, J.M., Meng, L., Pail, R., Stilla, U. (Eds.): Earth Observations of Global Changes (EOGC), Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, 63-80.
  • Sturm-Hentschel, U., Braun, A. C., Hinz, S., Vogt, J. (2011): Settlement process studies in developing countries using diverse remote sensing data types. In: Lenz-Wiedemann, V., Bareth, B. (Eds.) Kölner Geographische Arbeiten, 92, Geographisches Institut der Universität zu Köln, 131-142.

 

4. Konferenzbeiträge
  • Kubisch, S., Stötzer, J., Keller, S., Bull, M.T., Braun, A. C. (2019): Combining a social science approach and GIS-based simulation to analyse evacuation in natural disasters: A case study in the Chilean community of Talcahuano. In Franco, González & Canós (Eds.), Proceedings of the 16th ISCRAM Conference – Valencia, Spain, May 2019.
  • Braun, A. C., Stötzer, J., Kubisch, S., Dittrich, A., Keller, S. (2017). A Vulnerability Index and Analysis for the Road Network of Rural Chile External Link. Natural hazard impacts on technological systems and infrastructures - European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, 23–28 April 2017.
  • Keller, S., Braun, A. C., Hinz, S., Weinmann, M. (2017): Investigation of the potential of hyperspectral EnMAP data for land cover and land use classification.  In Proceedings: 37. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung der DGPF in Würzburg – Publikationen der DGPF, Band 26, 2017.
  • Keller, S., Braun, A. C., Hinz, S., Weinmann, M. (2016): Investigation of the impact of dimensionality reduction and feature selection on the classification of hyperspectral EnMAP data.  In Proceedings: IEEE WHISPERS – Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing – Evolution in Remote Sensing, 2016.
  • Braun, A. C., Weinmann, M., Keller, S., Müller, R., Reinartz, P., Hinz, S. (2015): The EnMAP Contest: Developing and Comparing Classification Approaches for the Environmental Mapping and Analysis Programme – Dataset and First Results, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-3/W3, ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015.
  • Braun, A. C., Banfield, C.C., Vogt, J., Barra, R., Schuller, P., Koch, B. (2014): Assessing Erosion Risks Induced by Land-use Change in Favor of Commercial Forestry in Chile, EARSeL eProceedings, 34th EARSeL Symposium, 2014.
  • Braun, A. C., Weidner, U., Hinz, S. (2012): Kernel composition for Change Detection in Medium Resolution Remote Sensing Data. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXIX-B7, XXII ISPRS Congress, 25.08. - 01.09.2012, Melbourne, Australia, 2012, 281-286
  • Braun, A. C., Weidner, U., Hinz, S. (2011): Support Vector Machines, Import Vector Machines and Relevance Vector Machines for hyperspectral classification – a Comparison. In Proceedings: IEEE WHISPERS – Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing – Evolution in Remote Sensing, 2011.
  • Braun, A. C., Weidner, U., Jutzi, B., Hinz, S. (2011): Integrating model knowledge into SVM classification - Fusing hyperspectral and laserscanning data by kernel composition. In: Heipke, C., Jacobsen, K., Rottensteiner, F., Müller, S., Sörgel, U. (Eds.) High-resolution earth imaging for geospatial information. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences 38 (Part 4 / W19) (on CD)
  • Sturm, U., Braun, A. C., Hinz, S., Vogt, J. (2011): Characterizing Settlement Changes and its Implications in the Coastal Area of Benin using high resolution data. In Proceedings: 3rd EOGC – Earth Observation on Global Changes, on CD-ROM.
  • Braun, A. C., Weidner, U., Hinz, S. (2011): Classifying Roof Materials using Data Fusion through Kernel Composition – Comparing v-SVM and One-class SVM. In Proceedings: JURSE – Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, on CD-ROM. 2010.
  • Sturm, U., Braun, A. C., Hinz, S., Vogt, J. (2010): Settlement process studies in developing countries using diverse remote sensing data types. In Proceedings: ISPRS Workshop on Remote Sensing Methods for Change Detection and Process Modelling, on CD-Rom.
  • Braun, A. C. (2010): Evaluation of One-class SVM for pixel-based and segment-based Classification in Remote Sensing. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, vol. XXXVIII (Part 3B), on CD-ROM.

 

5. Abschlussarbeiten
  • Braun, A. C. (2016): Existenzweisen und Funktionssysteme. Zum synoptischen Vergleich zwischen System- und Akteur-Netzwerk Theorie [English title: Modes of existence and functional systems. Toward a synoptic comparison between system theory and actor-network theory], Masters Thesis, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany.
  • Braun, A. C. (2013): Eine fernerkundungsgestützte geoökologische Prozessanalyse zum Risikozusammenhang zwischen Landnutzung und Biodiversität an einem Beispiel aus Chile [English title: A remote sensing-based geoecological process analysis on the risk relationship between land use and biodiversity based on an example from Chile]. Dissertation, Institut für Photogrammetrie und Fernerkundung, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie – KIT.
  • Braun, A. C. (2009): Untersuchungen zur Klassifizierung von Vegetation mittels Support Vector Machines [English title: Investigations into the classification of vegetation using Support Vector Machines]. Diploma Thesis, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany.