Startseite Lehrstuhl Physische Geographie
Livia Piermattei
Dr.-Ing. Livia Piermattei
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Gebäude Osten 14 | Raum: O14-20x
Ostenstraße 14
85072 Eichstätt

Research fields


Structure from Motion photogrammetry (terrestrial, UAV, multi-spectral) | Very High Resolution satellite imagery | Backscatter signal analysis of vertical profiling radar | Terrestrial laser scanning and Airborne laser scanning | 3D point cloud processing | Differential GPS | GIS and spatial data analyses, and field measurements


Forest | Glacial and periglacial environment (debris covered glacier, glacier and rock glacier) | Alpine geomorphology and change detection | Precision agriculture

Research Activity

5/2017 — 6/2018

Project assistant:
FFG Project: "PleiAlps – Feasibility study for using Pléiades imagery for deriving 3D forest parameters for the entire Alpine space region"
Scientific Tutor: Prof. Dr. Norbert Pfeifer
Location: Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO), TU Wien, Austria

4/2016 — 4/2017

Project assistant:
FP7 European project: Adavanced_SAR
Tasks: investigate the feasibility of profiling radar data to estimate forest parameters and comparison with other remote sensing technologies.
Scientific Tutor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wagner.
Location: Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO), TU Wien, Austria

Current position & Education

Current position

1/2019 — 31/2021
Post-doc at Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany. Project: "SEHAG: Sensitivity of High Alpine Geosystems to Climate Change Since 1850."

1/2019 — 31/2021
Project assistant (25%) at the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien, Austria. Project: "WebSnow – Deriving snow cover and snow depth from Webcam images and integration with Sentinel and Pléiades data."


Doctorate in Topography and Cartography. University of Padova, Padova, Italy

1/2013 — 12/2015
PhD Project: “The use of structure from motion technologies for high-resolution terrain modelling on high altitude catchments."

2/2015 — 12/2015
Visiting Student at Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria

1/2013 — 1/2015
PhD Student at Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry TESAF, Legnaro, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

2/2012 — 12/2012
Postgraduate course, Master II Level in “Smart Home Engineering”. Marche Polytechnic University, Fabriano, Italy

2/2012 — 12/2012
Master Degree in Building Engineering-Architecture. Five-year Specialist Degree course, grade 110/110. Faculty of Engineering, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy

10/2008 — 9/2009
Erasmus Scholarship, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany