Project (9 months duration, 60 ECTS)

The qualified second year graduates (Master of Science Degree candidates) pursue their research thesis under the supervision of visiting and/ or own MAICh faculty in an environment fully equipped with modern facilities and the most recently updated software. Research addresses spearhead topics supporting national and EU Environmental policies within an interdisciplinary international scientific network.

Research activities

Topics generally available for Master of Science thesis:

  • Desertification Monitoring,
  • Environmental Resource Management,
  • Environmental Impact Assessment,
  • Landscape Ecology,
  • Soil Erosion Risk Assessment,
  • Agricultural Practices Monitoring,
  • Precision Agriculture,
  • Forest Fire Risk Assessment
  • Fire Behaviour Modelling & Effectiveness of Fire Retardants,
  • Management of Mediterranean Ecosystems, and
  • Regional and Rural Development


Indicative master thesis realized whithin the area

Title Knowledge-based classification of multitemporal data-set for automatic land use/cover mapping in rainfed agricultural areas of central Spain
Author Irene Guerrero Fernandez, Spain
Place of realisation Spain
Thesis director Dr. Juan Traba Diaz, Manuel B. Morales


Title Use of Field Spectroradiometric Measurements for Discrimination of Common Plant Species: Results from a Case Study
Author Kiril Manevski, FYROM
Place of realisation Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Chania, Greece
Thesis director Dr. Thomas Schneider


Title Water Use Characteristics of the Invasive Woody Species Juniperus virginiana in the Semi-arid Grasslands of Nebraska
Author Rita El Hage, Lebanon
Place of realisation U.S.A
Thesis director Dr. Tala Awada
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