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Peer reviewed:

  • Dubovyk, O. (2018): Spatiotemporal Assessment of Vegetation Trends in the Post-Soviet Central Asia. In: D. Egamberdieva and M. Öztürk (Editors), Vegetation of Central Asia and Environs. Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-13.
  • Lavreniuk, M., Kussul, N., Shelestov, A., Dubovyk, O. & F. Löw (2018): Object-Based postprocessing method for crop classification maps, IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp. 7058-7061.
  • Ghazaryan, G., Dubovyk, O., Löw, F., Lavreniuk, M., Kolotii, A., Schellberg, J. & N. Kussul (2018): A rule-based approach for crop identification using multi-temporal and multi-sensor phenological metrics. European Journal of Remote Sensing 51, 511-524.
  • Löw, F., Biradar, C., Dubovyk, O., Fliemann, E., Akramkhanov, A. Narvaez Vallejo, A. & F. Waldner (2018): Regional-scale monitoring of cropland intensity and productivity with multi-source satellite image time series. GIScience & Remote Sensing 55, 539-567.
  • Ferner, J., Schmidtlein, S., Guuroh, R. T., Lopatin, J. & A. Linstädter (2018): Disentangling effects of climate and land-use change on West African drylands’ forage supply. Global Environmental Change, 53, 24–38.
  • Zimmermann, S., Dubovyk, O., Oldenburg, C., Pape, R. & J. Löffler (2018): Lichen Cover Mapping in Southern Norway – An Analysis with Remote Sensing and GIS. GIS Science, 2
  • 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.
  • Perennou, C., Guelmami, A., Paganini, M., Philipson, P., Poulin, B., Strauch, A., Tottrup, C., Truckenbrodt, J. & I. R. Geijzendorffer (2018): Mapping Mediterranean Wetlands With Remote Sensing: A Good-Looking Map Is Not Always a Good Map. Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 58, p. 243-277. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2017.12.002
  • Abdel-Hamid, A.; Dubovyk, O.; Abou El-Magd, I. & G. Menz (2018): Mapping Mangroves Extents on the Red Sea Coastline in Egypt using Polarimetric SAR and High Resolution Optical Remote Sensing Data. Sustainability2018, 10, 646.
  • Löw, F., Prishchepov, A., Waldner, F., Dubovyk, O., Akramkhanov, A., Biradar, C. & Lamers, J. (2018): Mapping Cropland Abandonment in the Aral Sea Basin with MODIS Time Series. Remote Sensing, 10, 159.
  • Rienow A., Thonfeld F. & A. Valentin (2018): Landschaftsverbrauch und Klimaanpassung: der Blick über die Metropolregion hinaus. In: Flächenverbrauch in der Metropolregion Rheinland 1975–2030. essentials. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden


Peer reviewed:

  • Daniel, S.; Gabiri, G.; Kirimi, F.; Glasner, B.; Näschen, K.; Leemhuis, C.; Steinbach, S. & K. Mtei (2017): Spatial Distribution of Soil Hydrological Properties in the Kilombero Floodplain, Tanzania. Hydrology 2017, 4, 57.
  • Guuroh, R. T., Ruppert, J. C., Ferner, J., Čanak, K., Schmidtlein, S. & A. Linstädter (2017): Drivers of forage provision and erosion control in West African savannas − a macroecological perspective Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 251:257-267 Januar 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2017.09.017
  • Graw, V.; Ghazaryan, G.; Dall, K.; Delgado Gómez, A.; Abdel-Hamid, A.; Jordaan, A.; Piroska, R.; Post, J.; Szarzynski, J.; Walz, Y. & O. Dubovyk (2017): Drought Dynamics and Vegetation Productivity in Different Land Management Systems of Eastern Cape, South Africa—A Remote Sensing Perspective. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1728.
  • Dubovyk, O. (2017): The role of Remote Sensing in land degradation assessments: opportunities and challenges. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 50, 601-613.
  • 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.
  • Hentze, K., Thonfeld, F. & G. Menz (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,
  • 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. doi: 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. & U. Rascher (2017): In Memoriam: Gunter Menz. Remote Sensing; 9(3):274.
  • Hollberg, J. & J. Schellberg, (2017): Distinguishing Intensity Levels of Grassland Fertilization Using Vegetation Indices. Remote Sensing 9, 81.
  • Santos, F., Dubovyk, O. & G. Menz (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. doi:10.3390/rs9010068
  • Locher-Krause, K. E., Volk, M., Waske, B., Thonfeld, F. & S. Lautenbach (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,



    Peer reviewed:
  • Liu, D., Cao, C., Dubovyk, O., Tian, R., Chen, W., Zhuang, Q., Zhao, Y., Menz, G. (2016): Using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process for spatio-temporal analysis of eco-environmental vulnerability change during 1990–2010 in Sanjiangyuan region, China. Ecological Indicators.
  • 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
  • Ghazaryan, G.; Dubovyk, O.; Kussul, N. & G. Menz (2016): Towards an improved environmental understanding of land surface dynamics in Ukraine based on multi-source remote sensing time-series datasets from 1982 to 2013. Remote Sensing 2016, 8, 617.
  • Dubovyk, O.; Landmann, T.; Dietz, A. & G. Menz (2016): Quantifying the impacts of environmental factors on vegetation dynamics over climatic and management gradients of central asia. Remote Sensing 2016, 8, 600.
  • Graw, V., Oldenburg, C. & O. Dubovyk (2016): Bush Encroachment Mapping for Africa: Multi-Scale Analysis with Remote Sensing and GIS (July 2016). ZEF - Center for Development Research University of Bonn, Discussion Paper No. 218. Available at SSRN:
  • Hentze, K., Thonfeld, F. & G. Menz (2016): Evaluating Crop Area Mapping from MODIS Time-Series as an Assessment Tool for Zimbabwe’s “Fast Track Land Reform Programme”. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156630. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156630
  • Thonfeld, F., Feilhauer, H., Braun, M. & G. Menz (2016): Robust Change Vector Analysis (RCVA) for multi-sensor very high resolution optical satellite data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 50, 131-140, ISSN 0303-2434,
  • Kirimi, F. , Kuria, D. , Thonfeld, F. , Amler, E. , Mubea, K. , Misana, S. and Menz, G. (2016): Influence of Vegetation Cover on the Oh Soil Moisture Retrieval Model: A Case Study of the Malinda Wetland, Tanzania. Advances in Remote Sensing, 5, 28-42. doi: 10.4236/ars.2016.51003.



    Peer reviewed:
  • J. A Schultz, C. Beck, G. Menz, B. Neuwirth, C. Ohlwein, and A. Philipp (2015): Sensitivity of proxies on non-linear interactions in the climate system  Scientific Reports, 5 (18560).
  • Rienow, A., Goetzke, R., Hoymann, J. & G. Menz (2015): Simulation von Flächenverbrauch im Ruhrgebiet bis 2025 – Eine Gegenüberstellung von „bottom-up“ und „top-down“ Modellen auf der Basis von Satellitendaten. In: Photogrammetrie Fernerkundung Geoinformation, 4, 291-311.
  • Santos F. and Menz G. (2015): Insights for Manage Geospatial Big Data in Ecosystem Monitoring using Processing Chains and High Performance Computing. DCCLOSER 2015 Doctoral Consortium, pages 3-9.
  • Rienow, A., Hodam, H., Selg, F. & G. Menz (2015): Columbus Eye: Interactive Earth Observation from the ISS in Class Rooms. GI_Forum  ‒  Journal for Geographic Information Science, 1-2015.
  • Thiong’o, K. , Pasternak, R. , Kleusberg, A. , Thonfeld, F. & G. Menz (2015): Separability of Dominant Crop Cultures in Southern Germany Using TerraSAR-X Data. Advances in Remote Sensing, 4, 97-107. doi: 10.4236/ars.2015.42009.
  • Ruecker, G., Menz, G., Heinemann, S., Hartmann, M., & D. Oertel (2015): VISIR-SAT – A PROSPECTIVE MICRO-SATELLITE BASED MULTI-SPECTRAL THERMAL MISSION FOR LAND APPLICATIONS, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7/W3, 1283-1289, doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-W3-1283-2015.
  • Tewes, A., Thonfeld, F., Schmidt, M., Oomen, R. J., Zhu, X., Dubovyk, O., Menz, G. & J. Schellberg (2015): "Using RapidEye and MODIS Data Fusion to Monitor Vegetation Dynamics in Semi-Arid Rangelands in South Africa." Remote Sens. 7, no. 6: 6510-6534.
  • Dubovyk, O., Menz, G., Lee, A., Schellberg, J., Thonfeld, F. & A. Khamzina (2015): "SPOT-Based Sub-Field Level Monitoring of Vegetation Cover Dynamics: A Case of Irrigated Croplands." Remote Sens. 7, no. 6: 6763-6783.
  • Mubea, K. , Rienow, A. & Menz, G. (2015): Impacts of Spatial Extend and Site Location on Calibration of Urban Growth Models. Current Urban Studies, 3, 82-94. doi: 10.4236/cus.2015.32008.
  • Ferner, J., Linstädter, A., Südekum, K.H., Schmidtlein, S., 2015. Spectral indicators of forage quality in West Africa’s tropical savannas. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 41, 99-106.
  • Machwitz, M., Gessner, U., Conrad, C., Falk, U., Richters, J. & S. Dech (2015): Modelling the Gross Primary Productivity of West Africa with the Regional Biomass Model RBM+, using optimized 250 m MODIS FPAR and fractional vegetation cover information, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Available online 23 April 2015, ISSN 0303-2434,
  • Hentze, K. & G. Menz (2015): “Bring Back the Land”—A Call to Refocus on the Spatial Dimension of Zimbabwe’s Land Reform. Land; 4(2):355-377.
  • Amler, E., Schmidt, M. & G. Menz (2015): "Definitions and Mapping of East African Wetlands: A Review." Remote Sens. 7, no. 5: 5256-5282.
  • Thonfeld, F., A. Hecheltjen & G. Menz (2015): Bi-temporal Change Detection, Change Trajectories and Time Series Analysis for Forest Monitoring. Photogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation, 2, 129-141. DOI: 10.1127/pfg/2015/0259.

  • Ali, M., C. Montzka, A. Stadler, G. Menz, F. Thonfeld & H. Vereecken (2015): Estimation and Validation of RapidEye-Based Time-Series of Leaf Area Index for Winter Wheat in the Rur Catchment (Germany). Remote Sensing 7, 3, 2808-2831. DOI:10.3390/rs70302808.
  • Dubovyk, O., Landmann, T., Erasmus, B.F.N., Tewes, A., Schellberg, J., 2015. Monitoring vegetation dynamics with medium resolution MODIS-EVI time series at sub-regional scale in southern Africa. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 38, 175-183,
  • Burkart, A., Aasen, H., Alonso, L., Menz, Bareth, G., and Rascher, U., 2015. Angular Dependency of Hyperspectral Measurements over Wheat Characterized by a Novel UAV Based Goniometer. Remote Sensing, 7, 725-746; doi:10.3390/rs70100725

    Books, Book chapter:

  • Kwon, Ho-Young; Nkonya, E.; Johnson, T.; Graw, V.; Kato, E.; Kihiu, E., 2016. Global Estimates of the Impacts of Grassland Degradation on Livestock Productivity from 2001 to 2011. in: Nkonya, E., Mirzabaev, A., von Braun, J. (Eds.), Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing, pp. 261-290.
  • Mirzabaev, A., Goedecke, J., Dubovyk, O., Djanibekov, U., Le, Q., Aw-Hassan, A., 2016. Economics of Land Degradation in Central Asia, in: Nkonya, E., Mirzabaev, A., von Braun, J. (Eds.), Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing, pp. 261-290.
  • Aw-Hassan, A., Korol, V., Nishanov, N., Djanibekov, U., Dubovyk, O., Mirzabaev, A., 2016. Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement in Uzbekistan, in: Nkonya, E., Mirzabaev, A., von Braun, J. (Eds.), Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development. Springer International Publishing, pp. 651-682.
  • Mirzabaev, A., Goedecke, J., Dubovyk, O., Djanibekov, U., Le, Q. B. & A. Aw-Hassan (2015): Economics of Land Degradation in Central Asia. (ZEF Policy Briefs 19)

  • Aw-Hassan, A., Korol, V., Nishanov, N., Djanibekov, U., Dubovyk, O. and A. Mirzabaev (2015): Economics of Land Degradation in Uzbekistan. (ZEF Policy Briefs 14)


  •  Thonfeld, F., Schmidt, M., Dubovyk, O., Menz, G., 2015. On the relevance of radiometric normalization of dense Landsat time series for forest monitoring, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2015 IEEE International, pp. 2665-2668.
  • Dubovyk, O., Landmann, T., Erasmus, B., Thonfeld, F., Schellberg, J., Menz, G., 2015. Observing vegetation dynamics at medium spatial scale: Lessons from Africa and Asia, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2015 IEEE International, pp. 3969-3972.