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

  • 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., & Hamilton, D. P. (2018). Modelling water quality to support lake restoration. In D. Hamilton, K. Collier, J. Quinn, & C. Howard-Williams (Eds.), Lake Restoration Handbook (pp. 67-105). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-93043-5_3

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