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Publications 2022:

Predicting plant biomass and species richness in temperate grasslands across regions, time, and land management with remote sensing and deep learning
© Elsevier

Predicting plant biomass and species richness in temperate grasslands across regions, time, and land management with remote sensing and deep learning

Predicting Vegetation Attributes with Neural Networks and Sentinel-1 & 2
© ISPRS

Predicting Vegetation Attributes with Neural Networks and Sentinel-1 & 2

Predicting Species and Structural Diversity of Temperate Forests with Satellite Remote Sensing and Deep Learning
© MDPI

Predicting Species and Structural Diversity of Temperate Forests with Satellite Remote Sensing and Deep Learning

Publications 2021:

The use of remote sensing to derive maize sowing dates for large-scale crop yield simulations
© Springer

The use of remote sensing to derive maize sowing dates for large-scale crop yield simulations

M. Drought risk for agricultural systems in South Africa: Drivers, spatial patterns, and implications for drought risk management
© Elsevier

Drought risk for agricultural systems in South Africa: Drivers, spatial patterns, and implications for drought risk management Science of The Total Environment

Land-use change in Northern Ukraine: patterns and dynamics of illegal amber mining during 1986-2016
© Springer

Land-use change in Northern Ukraine: patterns and dynamics of illegal amber mining during 1986-2016

Crop harvested area, not yield drives variability in crop production in Iran
© IOP

Crop harvested area, not yield drives variability in crop production in Iran

Assessment of Land Degradation in Semiarid Tanzania - Using Multiscale Remote Sensing Datasets to Support Sustainable Development Goal 15.3
© MDPI

Assessment of Land Degradation in Semiarid Tanzania - Using Multiscale Remote Sensing Datasets to Support Sustainable Development Goal 15.3

The Potential of Sentinel-1 Insar Coherence for Grasslands Monitoring in Eastern Cape, South Africa
© Wiley

The Potential of Sentinel-1 Insar Coherence for Grasslands Monitoring in Eastern Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 98

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Publications 2022

Javier Muro, Anja Linstädter, Paul Magdon, Stephan Wöllauer, Florian A. Männer, Lisa-Maricia Schwarz, Gohar Ghazaryan, Johannes Schultz, Zbyněk Malenovský, Olena Dubovyk (2022): Predicting plant biomass and species richness in temperate grasslands across regions, time, and land management with remote sensing and deep learning. Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 282, 2022, 113262, ISSN 0034-4257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.113262

Muro, J., Linstädter, A., Männer, F. A., Schwarz, L.-M., Hoffmann, J., and Dubovyk, O.: Predicting Vegetation Attributes with Neural Networks and Sentinel-1 & 2, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIII-B3-2022, 945–950, 2022. https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B3-2022-945-2022

Hoffmann, J., Muro, J., Dubovyk, O., Predicting Species and Structural Diversity of Temperate Forests with Satellite Remote Sensing and Deep Learning. Remote Sens. 2022, 14 (7), 1631. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14071631

Publications 2021

Rezai, E.E., Ghazaryan, G., Gonalez, J. et al. The use of remote sensing to derive maize sowing dates for large-scale crop yield simulations. Int J Biometeorol 65, 565-576 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-020-02050-4 

Meza, I., Rezaei, E.E., Siebert, S., Ghazaryan, G., Nouri, H., Dubovyk, O., Gerdener, H., Herbert, C., Kusche, j., Popart, E., Rhyner, J., Jordaan, A., Walz, Y., Hagenlocher, M. Drought risk for agricultural systems in South Africa: Drivers, spatial patterns, and implications for drought risk management Science of The Total Environment, 799, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-021-09317-2

Smaliychuk, A., Ghazaryan, G. & Dubovyk, O. Land-use change in Northern Ukraine: patterns and dynamics of illegal amber mining during 1986-2016. Environ Monit Assess 193, 502(2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-021-09317-2 

Rezaei, E.E., Ghazaryan, G., Moradi, R., Dubovyk, O., Siebert, S. Crop harvested area, not yield drives variability in crop production in Iran. Environmental Research 2021. doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abfe29

Reith, J., Ghazaryan, G., Muthoni, F., Dubovyk, O. Assessment of Land Degradation in Semiarid Tanzania - Using Multiscale Remote Sensing Datasets to Support Sustainable Development Goal 15.3. Remote Sensing 2021,13, 1754. //doi.org/10.3390/rs13091754

Abdel-Hamid, A., Dubovyk, O., Greve, K.: (2021): The Potential of Sentinel-1 Insar Coherence for Grasslands Monitoring in Eastern Cape, South Africa. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 98. doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2021.102306 

Cisneros-Araujo, P., Ramirez-Lopez, M., Juffe-Bignoli, D., Fensholt, R., Muro, J., C. Mateo-Sanchez, M., Burgess, N.D.: (2021):  Remote sensing of wildlife connectivity networks and priority locations for conservation in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor (SAGCOT) in Tanzania. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. https://doi.org/10.1002/rse2.199

Publications 2020

Ghazaryan, G., König, S., Eyshi Rezaei, E., Siebert, S., Dubovyk, O. (2020): Analysis of Drought Impact on Croplands from Global to Regional Scale: A Remote Sensing Approach. Remote Sensing 12, 4030. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12244030

Schreier, J., Ghazaryan, G., Dubovyk, O. (2020): Crop-specific phenomapping by fusing Landsat and Sentinel data with MODIS time series. European Journal of Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2020.1831969

Muro, J., Varea, A., Strauch, A., Guelmami, A., Fitoka, E., Thonfeld, F., Diekkrüger, B., Waske, B. (2020): Multitemporal optical and radar metrics for wetland mapping at national level in Albania. Heliyon, 6, e04496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e04496

Muro, J., Zurita-Arthos, L., Jara, J., Calderón, E., Resl, R., Rienow, A., Graw, V. (2020): Earth Observation for Settlement Mapping of Amazonian Indigenous Populations to Support SDG7. Resources 9, 97. https://doi.org/10.3390/resources9080097

Thonfeld, F., Steinbach, S., Muro, J., Hentze, K., Games, I., Näschen, K., Kauzeni, P.F. (2020): The impact of anthropogenic land use change on the protected areas of the Kilombero catchment, Tanzania. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 168, 41-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2020.07.019

Weise, K., Höfer, R., Franke, J., Guelmami, A., Simonson, W., Muro, J., O'Connor, B., Strauch, A., Flink, S., Eberle, J., Mino, E., Thulin, S., Philipson, P., van Valkengoed, E., Truckenbrodt, J., Zander, F., Sánchez, A., Schröder, C., Thonfeld, F., Fitoka, E., Scott, E., Ling, M., Schwarz, M., Kunz, I., Thürmer, G., Plasmeijer, A., Hilarides, L. (2020): Wetland extend tools for SDG 6.6.2 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS). Remote Sensing of Environment 247, 111892. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.111892

Ghazaryan, G., Dubovyk, O., Graw, V., Kussul, N. & J. Schellberg (2020): Local-scale agricultural drought monitoring with satellite-based multi-sensor time-series. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/15481603.2020.1778332

Akinyemi, F.O., Ghazaryan, G., Dubovyk, O. (2020): Assessing Un Indicators Of Land Degradation Neutrality And Proportion Of Degraded Land Over Botswana Using Remote Sensing Based National Level Metrics. Land Degradation & Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3695

Liu, D., Chen, W., Menz, G., Dubovyk, O. (2020): Development of integrated wetland change detection approach: In case of Erdos Larus Relictus National Nature Reserve, China. Science of The Total Environment 731, 139166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139166

Abdel-Hamid, A., Dubovyk, O., Graw, V., Greve, K. (2020): Assessing the impact of drought stress on grasslands using multi-temporal SAR data of Sentinel-1: a case study in Eastern Cape, South Africa. European Journal of Remote Sensing. https://doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2020.1762514

Akinyemi, F.O., Ikanyeng, M., Muro, J. (2020): Land cover change effects on land surface temperature trends in an African urbanizing dryland region. City and Environment Interactions, 100029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cacint.2020.100029

Heinemann, S., Siegmann, B., Thonfeld, F., Muro, J., Jedmowski, C., Kemna, A., Kraska, T., Muller, O., Schultz, J., Udelhoven, T., Wilke, N., Rascher, U. (2020): Land Surface Temperature Retrieval for Agricultural Areas Using a Novel UAV Platform Equipped with a Thermal Infrared and Multispectral Sensor. Remote Sensing 12, 1075. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12071075

Thonfeld, F., Steinbach, S., Muro, J., Kirimi, F. (2020): Long-term land use/land cover change assessment of the Kilombero catchment in Tanzania using random forest classification and robust change vector analysis. Remote sensing, 12, 1057. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12071057

König, S., Schultz, J., Dubovyk, O., Thonfeld, F. (2020): Assessment of Drought Effects on Forests using Non-Parametric Methods and Satellite Imagery In: Kersten, T.P. (Ed.): 40. Wissenschaftlich-Technische Jahrestagung Der DGPF in Stuttgart (Publikationen der DGPF 29), 1–12. ResearchGate.

Graw, V., Ghazaryan, G., Schreier, J., Gonzalez, J., Abdel-Hamid, A., Walz, Y., Dall, K., Post, J., Jordaan, A., Dubovyk, O. (2020):Timing is Everything–Drought Classification for Risk Assessment. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 13, 428-433. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTARS.2019.2963576

Landmann, T., Dubovyk, O., Ghazaryan, G., Kimani, J., Abdel-Rahman, E.M. (2020): Wide-area invasive species propagation mapping is possible using phenometric trends. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 159, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2019.10.016

Publications 2019

Schultz, J., Hartmann, M., Heinemann, S., Janke, J., Jürgens, C., Oertel, D., Rücker, G., Thonfeld, F., Rienow, A. (2019): DIEGO: A Multispectral Thermal Mission for Earth Observation on the International Space Station. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2019.1698318

Dubovyk, O., Ghazaryan, G., Löw, F., Graw, V., Schreier, J. (2019): Drought hazard in Kazakhstan in 2000-2016: a remote sensing perspective. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 191, 510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-019-7620-z

Dimov, D., Löw, F., Uhl, J., Kenjabaev, S., Dubovyk, O., Ibrakhimov, M., Chandrashekhar, B. (2019): A Framework for Agricultural Productivity Assessment based on MODIS multitemporal data. Applied Remote Sensing 13, 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.13.025501

König, S., Schultz, J.A., Schoch, A., Blöthe, J., Schrott, L., Thonfeld. F. (2019): Mountain Permafrost Distribution Modeling - A Geomorphometry-Remote Sensing Approach for the Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria. In: Kersten, T.P. (Ed.): Dreiländertagung der OVG, DGPF und SGPF. Phtotogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation - 2019 (Publikationen der DGPF 28). Pp. 675-685. ResearchGate.

Graw, V., Dubovyk, O., Duguru, M., Heid, P., Ghazaryan, G., Villagrán de León, J.C., Post, J., Szarzynski, J., Tsegai, D., Walz, Y. (2019): Chapter 9 - Assessment, monitoring, and early warning of droughts: the potential for satellite remote sensing and beyond, in: Mapedza, E., Tsegai, D., Bruntrup, M., and McLeman, R. (Eds.), Current Directions in Water Scarcity Research. Elsevier, pp. 115-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814820-4.00009-2

Muro, J., A. Strauch, E. Fitoka, M. Tompoulidou, Thonfeld, F. (2019): Mapping Wetland Dynamics With SAR-Based Change Detection in the Cloud. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1109/LGRS.2019.2903596

Gabiri, G., Leemhuis, C., Diekkrüger, B., Näschen, K., Steinbach, S., Thonfeld, F. (2019): Modelling the impact of land use management on water resources in a tropical inland valley catchment of central Uganda, East Africa. Science of The Total Environment 653, 1052–1066. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.430

Publications 2018

Rienow, A., Schneevoigt, N.J., Thonfeld, F. (2018): Quantification and Prediction of Land Consumption and Its Climate Effects in the Rhineland Metropolitan Area Based on Multispectral Satellite Data and Land-Use Modelling 1975–2030, in: Rocha, J., Tenedório, J.A. (Eds.), Spatial Analysis, Modelling and Planning. IntechOpen, pp. 151–168. www.intechopen.com/books/spatial-analysis-modelling-and-planning/quantification-and-prediction-of-land-consumption-and-its-climate-effects-in-the-rhineland-metropoli

Kirimi, F.; Thiong'o, K.; Gabiri, G.; Diekkrüger, B., Thonfeld, F. (2018): Assessing seasonal land cover dynamics in the tropical Kilombero floodplain of East Africa. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 12(2), 026027. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.12.026027

Näschen, K.; Diekkrüger, B.; Leemhuis, C.; Steinbach, S.; Seregina, L.S.; Thonfeld, F., van der Linden, R. (2018): Hydrological Modeling in Data-Scarce Catchments: The Kilombero Floodplain in Tanzania. Water 10, 599. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10050599.

Muro, J.; Strauch, A.; Heinemann, S.; Steinbach, S.; Thonfeld, F.; Waske, B., Diekkrüger, B. (2018): Land surface temperature trends as indicator of land use changes in wetlands. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 70, Pages 62-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2018.02.002

Publications 2017

Rienow, A.; Thonfeld, F. & A. Valentin (2017): Flächenverbrauch in der Metropolregion Rheinland 1975-2030. (Springer Vieweg) Wiesbaden. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-658-20399-3Daniel, S.; Gabiri, G.; Kirimi, F.; Glasner, B.; Näschen, K.; Leemhuis, C.; Steinbach, S., Mtei, K. (2017): Spatial Distribution of Soil Hydrological Properties in the Kilombero Floodplain, Tanzania. Hydrology 2017, 4 (4), 57. http://www.mdpi.com/2306-5338/4/4/57

Leemhuis, C., Thonfeld, F., Näschen, K., Steinbach, S., Muro, J., Strauch, A., López, A., Daconto, G., Games, I., Diekkrüger, B. (2017): Sustainability in the Food-Water-Ecosystem Nexus: The Role of Land Use and Land Cover Change for Water Resources and Ecosystems in the Kilombero Wetland, Tanzania. Sustainability 9, 1513. http://doi.org/10.3390/su9091513

Hentze, K., Thonfeld, F., Menz, G. (2017): Beyond trend analysis: How a modified breakpoint analysis enhances knowledge of agricultural production after Zimbabwe's fast track land reform. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 62, October 2017, Pages 78-87, ISSN 0303-2434. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2017.05.007

Basukala, A. K., Oldenburg, C., Schellberg, J., Sultanov, M., Dubovyk, O. (2017): Towards improved land use mapping of irrigated croplands: performance assessment of different image classification algorithms and approaches. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 50(1), 187-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/22797254.2017.1308235

Thonfeld, F., Rienow, A., Dubovyk, O., Abdel-Hamid, A., Akpeokhai, A., Amler, E., Bareth, G., Basukala, A. K., Canty, M., Denich, M., Dobrzeniecki, T., Ferner, J., Flügel, H., Ghazaryan, G., Götz, E., Graw, V., Greve, K., Guuroh, R., Heinemann, S., Henning, T., Hentze, K., Hollberg, J. L., Kirimi, F., Kocherscheidt, S., Konermann-Krüger, B., Liu, D., Muro, J., Oldenburg, C., Ortwein, A., Piroska, R., Santos, F., Schellberg, J., Schultz, J., Schurr, U., Selg, F., Staar, K., Steinbach, S., Strauch, A., Szarzynski, J., Tewes, A., Thiong’o, K. B., Vetter, A., Wirkus, L., Rascher, U. (2017): In Memoriam: Gunter Menz. Remote Sensing 9 (3). 274. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/9/3/274
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Santos, F., Dubovyk, O. & Menz, G. (2017): Monitoring Forest Dynamics in the Andean Amazon: The Applicability of Breakpoint Detection Methods Using Landsat Time-Series and Genetic Algorithms. Remote Sensing 2017, 9, 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs9010068

Locher-Krause, K. E., Volk, M., Waske, B., Thonfeld, F., Lautenbach, S. (2017): Expanding temporal resolution in landscape transformations: Insights from a landsat-based case study in Southern Chile. Ecological Indicators, Volume 75, April 2017, Pages 132-144, ISSN 1470-160X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.12.036

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