Dr Moritz K Lehmann

Moritz Lehmann

Senior Research Fellow

Qualifications: PhD Biological Oceanography

About Moritz

Moritz holds a PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. With a background in oceanography, marine biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics he is an interdisciplinary aquatic scientist with over ten years of experience in research and consulting. Moritz’ research interests include the remote sensing of water quality in inland and coastal waters, dynamic ecosystem modelling and statistical methods for environmental monitoring and prediction.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

In my current work, I take a New Zealand-wide approach to map water quality of over 3800 lakes using satellite remote sensing. I am contributing to the development of the geospatial information platform Takiwa Lakes which will allows the display of observational data and model results for use by managers, regulators and other stakeholders.

Recent Publications

  • Lehmann, M. K., Nguyen, U., Muraoka, K., & Allan, M. G. (2019). Regional trends in remotely sensed water clarity over 18 years in the Rotorua Lakes, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. doi:10.1080/00288330.2019.1609051

  • Özkundakci, D., & Lehmann, M. K. (2019). Lake resilience: concept, observation and management. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 53(4), 481-488. doi:10.1080/00288330.2019.1647855

  • Lehmann, M. K., Nguyen, U., Allan, M., & van der Woerd, H. J. (2018). Colour classification of 1486 lakes across a wide range of optical water types. Remote Sensing, 10(8), 22 pages. doi:10.3390/rs10081273 Open Access version:

  • Lehmann, M. K. (2018). Remote sensing for automated lake monitoring. In Second What on Earth Colloquium. Colloquium held at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.

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