Dr Romano Lottering






BSc Hons, MSc (UKZN), PhD



Office Block:

Room 8B, 3rd Floor

Science Building

PMB Campus





+27 (0) 33 260 5877

+27 (0) 33 260 5344







Current Teaching / Courses

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

Research Interests / Areas of Specialty

  • Remote Sensing of forest health under changing climatic conditions


  • Lottering, R., & Mutanga, O. 2012: Estimating the road edge effect on adjacent Eucalyptus grandis forests in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa using texture measures and an artificial neural network. Journal of Spatial Science, 57, 153 – 173
  • Lottering, R., Mutanga, O., 2016. Optimizing the spatial resolution of WorldView-2 imagery for discriminating forest vegetation at subspecies level in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Geocarto International 31, 870-880.
  • Lottering, R., Mutanga, O., 2016. Optimising the spatial resolution of WorldView-2 pan-sharpened imagery for predicting levels of Gonipterus scutellatus defoliation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 112, 13-22.
  • Peerbhay, K., Mutanga, O., Lottering, R., Ismail, R., 2016. Mapping Solanum mauritianum plant invasions using WorldView-2 imagery and unsupervised random forests. Remote Sensing of Environment 182, 39-48.

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