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M.Sc. Maximilian Willkomm

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M.Sc. Maximilian Willkomm

Südbau, Raum 2.10

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
50674 Köln

Telephone +49-(0)221-470-1350
Fax +49-(0)221-470-4917
E-mail willkomm(at)smail.uni-koeln.de


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Research priorities


Urban development, urban agriculture, GIS, remote sensing, UAVs
 

Academic Career

since 2015 PhD Candidate „Transformations of urban and peri-urban agriculture in Kenya”
2015-2019 Research Assistant AG Dannenberg, Human Geography - Urban and Regional Development
2017-2019 Conference Manager (Global Conference on Economic Geography)
2013 Dr.-Prill-Förderpreis, Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Köln e.V
2012 Practical semester abroad in China
2012-2015 Research Assistant AG Bareth GIS & Remote Sensing
2011-2015 ILIAS assistant
2009-2015 Student of Geography (B.Sc. and M.Sc.) at the University of Cologne

 

Teaching

SS 2017 Excursion: Economy and Regional Development
WS 2016/17 Seminar: Urban Green and the city development of Colgne - GIS-based analysis of empirical data
SS 2016 Seminar: Economy and Regional Development
SS 2016 GfE exkursion: Proceedings on the planning of Parkstadt Süd
WS 2015/2016 Field course: urban green and urban development in Berlin
SS 2015 Excursion Florida

 

Publications

Willkomm, M., Follmann, A. und P. Dannenberg, 2019. Rule-based, hierarchical land use and land cover classification of urban and peri-urban agriculture in data-poor regions with RapidEye satellite imagery: a case study of Nakuru, Kenya. In: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 13(1), 016517.

Opondo, F. A., Dannenberg, P. and M. Willkomm, 2017. Characterization of the levels of cassava commercialization among smallholder farmers in Kenya: A multinomial regression approach. In: African Journal of Agricultural Research 41(12): 3024-3036.

Willkomm, M., Bolten, A. and G. Bareth, 2016. Non-destructive Monitoring of Rice by hyperspectral in-field spectrometry and UAV-based Remote Sensing: Case Study of field-grown Rice in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. XLI-B1 1071-1077.

Willkomm, M., Vierneisel, B. and P. Dannenberg, 2016. Land use dynamics in the Mt. Kenya region - a remotely sensed analysis using RapidEye satellite images. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie 2016(1): 23-40.

Vierneisel, B. and M. Willkomm, 2016. Land use change detection in the Mt. Kenya region via RapidEye satellite images. In: Krone, M., Nduru, G. M. & Velte, M. C. (Hrsg.), Horticulture in the Mt. Kenya Region - Dynamics and Challenges in the Context of Globalsization, Heft 186. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, 31-44.

Aasen, H., Bendig, J., Bolten, A., Bennertz, S., Willkomm, M., and G. Bareth: Introduction and preliminary results of a calibration for full-frame hyperspectral cameras to monitor agricultural crops with UAVs, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7, 1-8, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-1-2014, 2014.

Bendig, J., Willkomm, M., Tilly, N., Gnyp, M.L., Bennertz, S., Lenz-Wiedemann, V.I.S., Bareth, G. and Y. Miao, 2014. Very high resolution Crop Surface Models (CSM) from UAV-based stereo images for rice growth monitoring in Northeast China. Gis.Science 1/2014, 1-9.

Bendig, J., Willkomm, M., Tilly, N., Gnyp, M. L., Bennertz, S., Qiang, C., Miao, Y., Lenz-Wiedmann, V. I. S. and G. Bareth, 2013. Very high resolution crop surface models (CSMs) from UAV-based stereo images for rice growth monitoring In Northeast China. Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. XL-1/W2, September 4-6, 2013, Rostock, Germany, 45-50.

 

Publisherships

Dannenberg, P., Willkomm, M. u. K. Zehner (2017): Einzelhandel in Deutschland – Aktuelle Dynamiken im Kontext neuer Rahmenbedingungen. Geographische Handelsforschung 2017(25). MetaGIS Fachbuch, Mannheim.

 

Contributions to conferences

Willkomm, M., 2018. Land use and land cover dynamics in the urban-rural interface of small and medium-sized cities in sub-Saharan Africa: empirical insights from Nakuru, Kenya. Workshop der Zwillenberg Tietz Stiftung zum Thema Biodiversity and the urban-rural interface: conflicts vs. opportunities. 2018. Linde. 24.-27.09.2018.

Willkomm, M. und Molitor, K., 2018. Transformations and future pathways of smallholder farming in the Global South. Session at GCEG 2018, Cologne.

Follmann, A., Willkomm, M. und Dannenberg, P., 2017. The influence of rapid urbanization and dynamics in domestic agri-food value chains on peri-urban agriculture – the case of medium-sized cities in Kenya. GSSC-Konferenz: The Global South on the Move. Köln. 07.-09.06.2017.

Willkomm, M., 2016. Expertenvortrag: Urbanisierung - Bedeutung, Entwicklungen, Trends. REWE Group Star Challenge. Neuss. 10.11.2016.

Willkomm, M., 2016. Land use dynamics of urban and peri-urban agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: a case study from Kenya (research concept). Workshop Biodiversity and land use - a comparative approach (Zwillenberg-Tietz Stiftung). 2016. Linde. 26.-29.09.2016.

Willkomm, M., 2016. Monitoring Land Use Dynamics of peri-urban Agriculture (PUA) in Central Kenya with RapidEye Satellite Imagery (talk). Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. 2016. Prag (Tschechien). 12.-19.07.2016.

Willkomm, M. & Dannenberg, P., 2016. Monitoring Land Use Dynamics of peri-urban Agriculture (PUA) in Central Kenya with RapidEye Satellite Imagery (poster). Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci. XLI-B8 1079-1081.

Willkomm, M., Bennertz, S., Bolten, A., Bareth, G., 2016. Low-cost mini UAV imaging for multi-temporal crop surface models of rice in western Germany (poster). DLG-Feldtage. Haßfurt (Deutschland).14.-16.06.2016.

Willkomm, M., 2016. Classification of urban and peri-urban agriculture in developing countries: A case study from Kenya. (talk). ZFL Workshop. Bonn (Deutschland). 14.-15.04.2016.

Willkomm, M., 2016. Commercial forms of peri-urban agriculture (PUA) in developing countries: A case study from Kenya (poster). Graduate School of Geosciences - 3rd Research Conference. Köln (Deutschland). 29.01.2016.

Willkomm, M., 2015. Neue Formen urbaner Landwirtschaft in Städten des globalen Südens –eine Fallstudie in Zentral Kenia (talk). Arbeitskreis Subsaharisches Afrika, Jahrestagung 2015. Köln (Deutschland). 27.-28.11.2015.

Willkomm, M., Dannenberg, P., 2015. New forms of peri-urban agriculture (PUA) in developing countries - a case study from Kenya  (poster). Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, 01.-06. Oktober 2015, Berlin, Germany.

Willkomm, M., Bennertz, S., Bolten, A. & Bareth, G., 2014. Low-cost mini UAV imaging for multi-temporal crop surface models of rice in western Germany - first results (poster). LowCost3D: Sensors, Algorithms, Applications, 02.-03. December 2014, Berlin, Germany.

 

Scientific Expert Reviews

  • Journal of Mountain Science
  • PLOS ONE
  • Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics

 

Bachelor thesis

Evaluation of selected vegetation indices for the non-destructive biomass determination of rice using hyperspectral field data (January 2013)
 

Master thesis

Non-destructive monitoring of rice from hyperspectral in-field spectrometry and UAV-based remote sensing: case study of field-grown rice in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (June 2015)

 

Other Interests

Cultivation and analysis of rice plants with the aid of remote sensing methods