Kira Pfoch



116 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Kira Pfoch


2015-2018: B.Sc. Physical Geography, Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2017: Visiting Student, Microwave and Radar Remote Sensing, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
2018-2021: M.Sc. Global Change Geography, Department of Geography, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2020: Visiting Student, Physical Geography & Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden
Since 2021: PhD Graduate Student, Dep. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

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Research interests

I am interested in monitoring human-environmental interactions, such as land use and land coves changes, growth of the Wildland-Urban Interface, and fire disturbances with remote sensing data. During my master’s, I focused on the assessment of fire severity with bi-temporal spectral unmixing of Sentinel-2 imagery within Central Europe. As part of the SILVIS lab, I will be working on assessing the growth of the Wildland-Urban Interface across Mediterranean-climate biomes with remote sensing data and investigate changes of fire regimes and vegetation cover in relation to WUI changes.

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Personal interests

In my free time, I like to explore nature, hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, yoga, gardening, cooking, and photography.

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