School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dr Romano Lottering

Senior Lecturer and Academic Leader - Teaching and Learning

Currently a senior lecturer at the School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Romano Lottering has been employed at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Pietermaritzburg campus since 2012.
Romano Lottering holds a Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His research interest involves developing earth observation tools that assist in decision-making for improving commercial forest productivity under changing climatic conditions. He has published a number of peer-reviewed research articles and successfully supervised several postgraduate students.

Romano Lottering is an NRF rated scientist, registered professional natural scientist (Geospatial Science), a member of the Geospatial Science Professional Advisory Committee of SACNASP and a reviewer for several national and international DHET accredited journals.

Research interests

  • Remote sensing of forest health
  • Land use land cover classification
  • Object-orientated Remote Sensing
  • Mapping invasive alien plant species
  • Detecting drought impact using GIS and Remote sensing

Research profiles