Vivien Zahs
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
Room 103
69120 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 6221 54-5562
Fax: +49 6221 54-4529
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Vivien Zahs

Vivien Zahs is a research assistant at the 3D Geospatial Data Processing Research Group at the Institute of Geography at Heidelberg University.

Research Interests
  • 3D geodata processing and geoinformation extraction
  • Geomorphic monitoring using LiDAR time series
  • Laser scanning simulation
  • LOKI - Airborne Observation of Critical Infrastructures (Luftgestützte Observation Kritischer Infrastrukturen)
  • AHK-4D – High-resolution and high-frequency monitoring of the rock glacier Äußeres Hochebenkar (AHK) in Austria


  • Williams, J.G., Anders, K., Winiwarter, L., Zahs, V., Höfle, B. (2021): Multi-directional change detection between point clouds. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. Vol. 172, pp. 95-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2020.12.002.
  • Ulrich, V., Williams, J.G., Zahs, V., Anders, K., Hecht, S., Höfle, B. (2021): Measurement of rock glacier surface change over different timescales using terrestrial laser scanning point clouds. Earth Surface Dynamics. Vol. 9, pp. 19-28. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-19-2021.
  • Ulrich, V., Williams, J.G., Zahs, V., Anders, K., Hecht, S., Höfle, B. (2020): Disaggregating surface change mechanisms of a rock glacier using terrestrial laser scanning point clouds acquired at different time scales. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussion. https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2020-55.
  • Zahs, V., Hämmerle, M., Anders, K., Hecht, S., Rutzinger, M., Sailer, R., Williams, J.G., Höfle, B. (2019): Multi-temporal 3D point cloud-based quantification and analysis of geomorphological activity at an alpine rock glacier using airborne and terrestrial LiDAR. Permafrost and Periglac Process. Vol. 30 (3), pp. 222-238. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp.2004 .

Other contributions:

Curriculum Vitae
  • since 04/2020: Research Assistant at the 3DGeo Research Group, Heidelberg University
  • 03/2020: Master of Science in Geography (M.Sc.)
  • 02/2019-09/2019: Master Studies of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 10/2017-03/2020: Master Studies of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 10/2017: Bachelor of Science in Geography (B.Sc.). Bachelor Thesis: 3D Geomorphological Deformation Analysis at an Alpine Rock Glacier Using Airborne and Terrestrial LiDAR – A Case Study from an Active Rock Glacier in Austria. Awarded with the Dietrich Barsch Prize for Outstanding Students in Physical Geography
  • 11/2017-12/2018: Student Assistant at the Heidelberg Center for the Environment, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 11/2016-03/2020: Student Assistant in the 3DGeo Research Group, GIScience, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 10/2013-10/2017: Bachelor Studies of Geography, Heidelberg University, Germany
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