Dr Moritz K Lehmann

Moritz Lehmann

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow

Qualifications: PhD Biological Oceanography

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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.

Please visit my research website for more information.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

I use satellite remote sensing, in situ observations and coupled models to study lakes and coastal water quality. My work addresses ecosystem change, climate change impacts, lake restoration and harmful algal blooms.

My aspiration is to develop an operational and accurate satellite monitoring system for lake water quality for all of New Zealand.

Recent Publications

  • 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., 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

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

  • Wang, S., Li, J., Zhang, B., Spyrakos, E., Tyler, A. N., Shen, Q., . . . Peng, D. (2018). Trophic state assessment of global inland waters using a MODIS-derived Forel-Ule index. Remote Sensing of Environment, 217, 444-460. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.08.026

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