Dr. Madlene Nussbaum


Dr. Madlene Nussbaum Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
    Abteilung Agronomie
    Länggasse 85
    3052 Zollikofen


  • Research group "soil protection and soil use"


  • Spatial data analysis, statistical machine learning with a large number of predictors, longitudinal data analysis

  • Statistical modelling and prediction of categorical responses

  • Efficient data processing, high performance computing, paralell computing, automatic generation of data analysis reports and batch generation of figures

  • Visual preparation of complex analysis and topics

  • mostly under aplication of: R, Latex, Git, QGis, Inkscape, GIMP, Linux Desktop

  • Methodolgical developpments for soil surveys and soil mapping

  • Spatial prediction of soil properties for subsequent derivation of soil function assessments

  • Efficient data collection in the field, specification of user interfaces, management of soil- and geodata

  • Developpment of transfer functions to derive soil properies that are difficult or expensive to measure (pedotransferfunctions)

  • Statistical analysis of soil monitorings with repeated measures


  • 2011-2013 Scientific collaborator Department of Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich
  • 2009 Trainee Soil protection agency of the Canton of Berne
  • 2007-2008 Assistent for GIS and data management centre for development and environemnt cde, University of Berne
  • 1999-2006 Professional education as comerical employee, legal secretary, human ressources assistentin Notary, Business Consulting
  • 2013-2017 PhD thesis „Digital Soil Mapping for Switzerland“ Departement Umweltsystemwissenschaften, ETH Zurich
  • 2012-2016 Modules CAS Spatial Information Systems Departement Bau, Umwelt, Geomatik, ETH Zurich
  • 2012-2014 DAS Applied Statistics University of Berne
  • 2009-2011 Master in Geography with focus on physical geography University of Zurich
  • 2005-2009 Bachelor in Geography University of Berne


  • BFH R User Group

  • Soil Science Society of Switzerland

  • Female specialists in environment ffu-ppe

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • French - Limited working proficiency