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Dr. Javier Muro

muroPostdoctoral Researcher

Room 230b
Meckenheimer Allee 166
53115 Bonn

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Phone: (+49)228/73-9705

Consultation hour: on appointment


Research interests

  • Land cover classification and change
  • Data Fusion
  • Optical, Radar and Thermal
  • Time series
  • Natural resources management


Study Areas

  • Wetlands
  • Amazonia
  • Tanzania



  • 04/2020 - now: Research associate at Remote Sensing Research Group, University of Bonn
  • 09/2015 - now: Research associate at ZFL, University of Bonn
  • 06/2015 - 08/2015: Surveyor for EFTAS within the LUCAS project
  • 09/2011 - 05/2015: M.Sc. in Applied Geoinformatics at the University of Turku, Finland, and member of its Amazon Research Team
  • 09/2003 - 05/2008: B.SC. in Environmental Science at University of Alcalá, Spain


Current Projects


Closed Projects



  • Muro, J., Varea, A., Strauch, S., 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heinemann, S.; Siegmann, B.; Thonfeld, F.; Muro, J.; Jedmowski, C.; Kemna, A.; Kraska, T.; Muller, O.; Schultz, J.; Udelhoven, T.; Wilke, N.; Rascher, U. Land Surface Temperature Retrieval for Agricultural Areas Using a Novel UAV Platform Equipped with a Thermal Infrared and Multispectral Sensor. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 1075.
  • 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 Sens. 2020, 12, 1057.
  • Muro, J., Strauch, A., Fitoka, E., Tompoulidou, M. & F. Thonfeld (2019): Mapping wetland dynamics with SAR-based change detection in the cloud. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 1–4.
  • Muro, J., Strauch, A., Heinemann, A., Steinbach, S., Thonfeld, F., Waske, B. & B. Diekkrüger (2018): Land surface temperature trends as indicator of land use changes in wetlands. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 70, Pages 62-71.
  • Leemhuis, C., Thonfeld, F., Näschen, K., Steinbach, S., Muro, J., Strauch, A., López, A., Daconto, G., Games, I. & B. Diekkrüger (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. doi:10.3390/su9091513.
  • Muro, J., Canty, M., Conradsen, K., Hüttich, C., Nielsen, A., Skriver, H., Remy, F., Strauch, A., Thonfeld, F. and G. Menz (2016): ‘Short-Term Change Detection in Wetlands Using Sentinel-1 Time Series’, Remote Sensing, 2016, 8, 10, p. 795
  • Muro, J.; Doninck, J. V.; Tuomisto, H.; Higgins, M. A.; Moulatlet, G. M.; Ruokolainen, K. Floristic composition and across-track reflectance gradient in Landsat images over Amazonian forests. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2016, 119, 361–372.
  • Muro, J.; Heinmann, S.; Strauch A.; Menz, G.; Land Surface Temperature retrieval in wetlands using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index-emissivity estimation and ASTER emissivity product. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016.
  • Strauch, A.; Flink, S.; Fujimoto, N.; Geller, G.; Grobicki, A.; Hilarides, L.; Muro, J.; Paganini, M.; Rosenqvist, A.; Weise, K.; Towards a Global Wetland Observation System. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016