Strauch, A., Bunting, P., Campbell, J., Cornish, N., Eberle, J., Fatoyinbo, T., Franke, J., Hentze, K., Lagomasino, D., Lucas, R., Paganini, M., Rebelo, L.-M., Riffler, M., Rosenqvist, A., Steinbach, S., Thonfeld, F. and Tottrup, C. (2022). The Fate of Wetlands. Can the View From Space Help Us to Stop and Reverse Their Global Decline? In Earth Observation Applications and Global Policy Frameworks (eds A. Kavvada, D. Cripe and L. Friedl).

Welle, T., Aschenbrenner, L., Kuonath, K., Kirmaier, S., Franke, J. (2022): Mapping Dominant Tree Species of German Forests. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 3330.

Schwarz, M.; Landmann, T.; Jusselme, D.; Zambrano, E.; Danzeglocke, J.; Siegert, F.; Franke, J. (2022): Assessing the Environmental Suitability for Transhumance in Support of Conflict Prevention in the Sahel. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 1109.

Tottrup, C.; Druce, D.; Meyer, R.P.; Christensen, M.; Riffler, M.; Dulleck, B.; Rastner, P.; Jupova, K.; Sokoup, T.; Haag, A.; Cordeiro, M.C.R.; Martinez, J.-M.; Franke, J.; Schwarz, M.; Vanthof, V.; Liu, S.; Zhou, H.; Marzi, D.; Rudiyanto, R.; Thompson, M.; Hiestermann, J.; Alemohammad, H.; Masse, A.; Sannier, C.; Wangchuk, S.; Schumann, G.; Giustarini, L.; Hallowes, J.; Markert, K.; Paganini, M. (2022): Surface Water Dynamics from Space: A Round Robin Intercomparison of Using Optical and SAR High-Resolution Satellite Observations for Regional Surface Water Detection. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 2410.


Aduvukha, G.R., Abdel-Rahman E.M., Sichangi, A.W., Makokha, G.O., Landmann, T., Mudereri,
B.T., Tonnang, H.E.Z., Dubois, T. (2021):
Cropping Pattern Mapping in an Agro-Natural Heterogeneous Landscape Using Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 Satellite
Datasets. J. Agriculture 11(6), 530,

S. Steibl, J. Franke, C. Laforsch: Tourism and urban development as drivers for
invertebrate diversity loss on tropical islands. Royal Society Open Science (2021),

Steinbach, S., Cornish, N., Franke, J. et al. A New Conceptual Framework for Integrating
Earth Observation in Large-scale Wetland Management in East Africa. Wetlands 41, 93 (2021).

Ochungo, P.; Veldtman, R.; Kinyanjui, R.; Abdel-Rahman, E.M.; Muli, E.; Muturi, M.N.K.;
Lattorff, H.M.G.; & Landmann, T. (2021) Pollen diversity and protein content in differentially degraded
semi-arid landscapes in Kenya, Journal of Apicultural Research,


Berninger, A.; Siegert, F. The Potential of ICESat-2 to Identify Carbon-Rich
Peatlands in Indonesia. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 4175

Weise K., Höfer R., Franke J., Guelmami A., Simonson W., Muro J, O’Connor B. et
al. (2020): Wetland extent tools for SDG 6.6.1 reporting from the Satellite-based Wetland Observation
Service (SWOS). Remote Sensing of Environment, 247 (111892),

Piehl S., Atwood E.C., Bochow M., Imhof H.K., Franke J., Siegert F., Laforsch C.
(2020): Can Water Constituents Be Used as Proxy to Map Microplastic Dispersal Within Transitional and
Coastal Waters? Frontiers in Environmental Science, Vol. 8,

Karst, I.G.; Mank, I.; Traoré, I.; Sorgho, R.; Stückemann, K.-J.; Simboro, S.;
Sié, A.; Franke, J.; Sauerborn, R. Estimating Yields of Household Fields in Rural Subsistence Farming
Systems to Study Food Security in Burkina Faso. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 1717, doi:

Mihai A. Tanase, Miguel A. Belenguer-Plomer, Ekhi Roteta, Aitor Bastarrika, James
Wheeler, Ángel Fernández-Carrillo, Kevin Tansey, Werner Wiedemann, Peter Navratil, Sandra Lohberger,
Florian Siegert, Emilio Chuvieco (2020): Burned Area Detection and Mapping: Intercomparison of
Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Based Algorithms over Tropical Africa, Remote Sens. 2020, 12(2), 334;

Hossein Jafari Jozani, Michael Thiel, Elfatih Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, Kyalo Richard, Tobias
Landmann, Sevgan Subramanian & Michael Hahn (2020) Investigation of Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) severity and
cropping systems mapping in agro-ecological maize systems in Bomet, Kenya utilizing RapidEye and Landsat-8
Imagery, Geology, Ecology, and Landscapes,  doi:10.1080/24749508.2020.1761195


Maximilian Schwarz, Tobias Landmann, Natalie Cornish, Karl-Friedrich Wetzel, Stefan
Siebert, Jonas Franke (2020) A Spatially Transferable Drought Hazard and Drought Risk modeling Approach
Based on Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sensing 12:237, doi:10.3390/rs12020237

Anna Berninger, Sandra Lohberger, Devin Zhang and Florian Siegert (2019) Canopy
Height and Above-Ground Biomass Retrieval in Tropical Forests Using Multi-Pass X- and C-Band Pol-InSAR
Data, Remote Sensing 11(18):2105, doi:10.3390/rs11182105

Tobias Landmann, David Eidmann, Natalie Cornish, Jonas Franke & Stefan
Siebert (2019) Optimizing harmonics from Landsat time series data: the case of mapping rainfed and
irrigated agriculture in Zimbabwe, Remote Sensing Letters, 10:11, 1038-1046, doi:10.1080/2150704X.2019.1648901

Pamela Ochungo, Ruan Veldtman, Elfatih M. Abdel-Rahman, Suresh Raina, Eliud
Muli & Tobias Landmann (2019): Multi-sensor mapping of honey bee habitats and fragmentation in
agro-ecological landscapes in Eastern Kenya, Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2019.1629645

Pedro Rodríguez-Veiga; Shaun Quegan; Joao Carreiras; Henrik J. Persson; Johan
E.S. 5 Fransson; Agata Hoscilo; Dariusz Ziółkowski; Krzysztof Stereńczak; Sandra Lohberger; Matthias
Stängel; Anna Berninger; Florian Siegert; Valerio Avitabile; Martin Herold; Stéphane Mermoz;
Alexandre Bouvet; Thuy Le Toan; Nuno Carvalhais; Maurizio Santoro; Oliver Cartus; Yrjö Rauste;
Renaud Mathieu; Gregory P. Asner; Christian Thiel; Carsten Pathe; Chris Schmullius; Frank Martin
Seifert; Kevin Tansey; Heiko Balzter (2019): Forest biomass retrieval approaches from earth
observation in different biomes. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and
. 77:53-68. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.12.008

Atwood, Elizabeth & M. Falcieri, Francesco & Piehl, Sarah &
Bochow, Mathias & Matthies, Michael & Franke, Jonas & Carniel, Sandro & Sclavo,
Mauro & Laforsch, Christian & Siegert, Florian. (2019). Coastal accumulation of microplastic
particles emitted from the Po River, Northern Italy: Comparing remote sensing and hydrodynamic
modelling with in situ sample collections. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 138. 561-574. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.11.045.


Anna Berninger, Sandra Lohberger, Matthias Stängel and Florian Siegert
(2018): SAR-Based Estimation of Above-Ground Biomass and Its Changes in Tropical Forests of
Kalimantan Using L- and C-Band. Remote Sensing 2018, 10, 831. doi:10.3390/rs10060831

Kyalo, R., Abdel-Rahman, E. M., Mohamed, S. A., Ekesi, S., Borgemeister, C.,
Landmann, T. (2018) Importance of Remotely-Sensed Vegetation Variables for Predicting the Spatial
Distribution of African Citrus Triozid (Trioza erytreae) in Kenya. International Journal of
, 7, 429. doi:10.3390/ijgi7110429

Franke, J., Barradas, A. C. S., Borges, M. A., Menezes Costa, M., Dias, P.
A., Hoffmann, A. A., Orozco Filho, J. C., Melchiori, A. E., Siegert, F. (2018) Fuel load mapping in
the Brazilian Cerrado in support of integrated fire management. Remote Sensing of
, 217, 221-232.

Palomo, I., Willemen, L., Drakou, E., Burkhard, B., Crossman, N., Bellamy,
C., Burkhard, K., Campagne, C., Dangol, A., Franke, J., Kulczyk, S., Le Clec’h, S., Abdul Malak, D.,
Muñoz, L., Narusevicius, V., Ottoy, S., Roelens, J., Sing, L., Thomas, A., Van Meerbeek, K.,
Verweij, P. (2018) Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping. One
Ecosystem 3: e20713

Sorgho, R., Franke, J., Simboro, S., Barteit, S., Sauerborn, R. (2018):
Utilizing Remote Sensing at a Subsistence Farming Level to Explore Child Undernutrition in the
Context of Climate Change. In: Kallel A., Ksibi M., Ben Dhia H., Khélifi N. (eds) Recent Advances in
Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions. EMCEI 2017. Advances
in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable
. Springer, Cham. doi:


Lohberger, S., Stängel, M., Atwood, E.C. & Siegert, F. (2017). Spatial
evaluation of Indonesia’s 2015 fire affected area and estimated carbon emissions using
Sentinel-1. Global Change Biology, 24(2). doi: 10.1111/gcb.13841

Wijedasa, L. S., Jauhiainen, J., Könönen, M., Lampela, M., Vasander, H.,
LeBlanc, M.-C.,…Andersen, R. (2017). Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical
peatlands will have devastating consequences. Global Change Biology, 23(3), pp.977-982. doi:10.1111/gcb.13516


Atwood, E. C., Englhart, S., Lorenz, E., Halle, W., Wiedemann, W., &
Siegert, F. (2016). Detection and Characterization of Low Temperature Peat Fires during the 2015
Fire Catastrophe in Indonesia Using a New High-Sensitivity Fire Monitoring Satellite Sensor
(FireBird). PLoS ONE, 11(8). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159410


Franke, J., Gebreslasie, M., Bauwens, I., Deleu, J. & Siegert, F.
(2015): Earth observation in support of malaria control and epidemiology: MALAREO monitoring
approaches. Geospatial Health, Vol.10 (1), 117-131. doi:

Dlamini, S.N., Franke, J. & Vounatsou, P. (2015): Assessing the
relationship between environmental factors and malaria vector breeding sites in Swaziland using
multi-scale remotely sensed data. Geospatial Health, Vol.10 (1), 88-98. doi:10.4081/gh.2015.302

Spessa, A.C., Field, R.D., Pappenberger, F., Langner, A., Englhart, S.,
Weber, U., Stockdale, T., Siegert, F., Kaiser, J., Moore, J. (2015) Seasonal forecasting of fire
over Kalimantan, Indonesia. Nat.
Hazards Earth
 Syst. Sci. 15, 429–442.

K. Konecny, U. Ballhorn, P. Navratil, J. Jubanski, S.E. Page, K. Tansey,
A. Hooijer, R. Vernimmen, F. Siegert (2015). Variable carbon losses from recurrent fires in
drained tropical peatlands. Global Change Biology 2015, 10.1111/gcb.13186


T.T. van Leeuwen, G.R. van der Werf, A.A. Hoffmann, R.G. Detmers, G.
Rücker, S. Archibald, J.A. Carvalho Jr., G.D. Cook, W.J. de Groot, N.H.F. French, C. Hély, E.S.
Kasischke, S. Kloster, J. L. McCarty, M.L. Pettinari, P. Savadogo, E.C. Alvarado, L. Boschetti,
C.P. Meyer, F. Siegert, S. Solichin, L.A. Trollope, W.S.W. Trollope (2014). Biomass burning fuel
consumption rates: A field measurement database. Biogeosciences Discussions 01/2014; 11:1–66.

Englhart S., Franke J., Keuck V., Siegert F., (2014). Carbon Stock
Estimation of Tropical Forests on Borneo, Indonesia, for REDD+. In: Manakos, I., Braun, M.
(Eds.), Land Use and Land Cover Mapping in Europe. Springer
Science+Business Media Dordrecht,
 pp. 411–427.


Englhart S., J. Jubanski & F. Siegert (2013). Quantifying dynamics in
tropical peat swamp forest biomass with multi-temporal LiDAR datasets. Remote Sensing,
Vol. 5, 2368-2388; doi:10.3390/rs5052368

Jubanski, J., Ballhorn, U., Kronseder, K., Franke, J., Siegert, F.
(2013). Detection of large above-ground biomass variability in lowland forest ecosystems by
airborne LiDAR. Biogeosciences,
10, 3917-3930

Wang X., F. Siegert, J. Franke, Z. Ai-Guo, C. Kun-lun (2013). The alpine
ecosystem response to climate change in the western Nyainqentanglha Range, central Tibetan
Plateau 1972-2010. Global and Planetary Change, Volume 111, December 2013, Pages 246–257


Englhart S, Keuck V, Siegert.F (2012). CORRESPONDENCE: Radar backscatter
and forest biomass. Nature Climate Change, 2, 826-826

Ballhorn U., Jubanski J, K. Kronseder, & F. Siegert (2012) Airborne
lidar measurements to estimate Tropical peat swamp forest Above Ground Biomass. IGARSS; IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Symposium, 22-27 July 2012, Munich

Franke J., Navratil P., Keuck V., Peterson K. & Siegert F. (2012).
Monitoring Fire and Selective Logging Activities in Tropical Peat Swamp Forests. IEEE
Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 
access article, Vol. PP, no.99, pp.1-10, 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2202638
Englhart S., Keuck V., & Siegert F. (2012). Modeling
Aboveground Biomass in tropical forests using multi-frequency SAR data – a
comparison of methods. IEEE Journal of selected Topics in applied earth
observation and remote sensing,
 5, 1, 298-306, doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2011.2176720

Taubenböck H., N. Goseberg, G. Lämmel, N. Setiadi, T.
Schlurmann, K. Nagel, F. Siegert, J. Birkmann, K.-P. Traub, S. Dech, V. Keuck, F.
Lehmann, G. Strunz & H. Klüpfel (2012). Risk reduction at the ‘‘Last-Mile’’: an
attempt to turn science into action by the example of Padang, Indonesia. Nat

Franke J., V. Keuck, F.Siegert (2012). Assessment of
grassland use intensity by remote sensing to support conservation
schemes. Journal for Nature Conservation, Vol. 20(3), 125-134, doi:

Kronseder K., U. Ballhorn, V. Böhm, F. Siegert (2012). Above
ground biomass estimation across forest types at different degradation
levels in Central Kalimantan using LiDAR data. International Journal of Applied
Earth Observation and Geoinformation
, 18, 37-48, doi:


Ballhorn U., J. Jubanski, F. Siegert (2011). ICESat/GLAS Data
as a Measurement Tool for Peatland Topography and Peat Swamp Forest Biomass in
Kalimantan, Indonesia. Remote Sensing, 3(9), 1957-1982, doi:

Englhart S., V. Keuck, F. Siegert (2011). Aboveground biomass
retrieval in tropical forests – The potential of combined X- and L-band SAR data
use. Remote
Sensing of Environment, 
115, 1260-1271

Jaenicke J., S. Englhart, F. Siegert (2011). Monitoring the
effect of restoration measures in Indonesian peatlands by radar satellite
imagery. Journal
of Environmental Management,
 92, 630-638


Wösten H., J. Jaenicke, A. Budiman, F. Siegert (2010).
Hydrological restoration of Indonesian peatlands to mitigate carbon dioxide
emissions. Peatlands

Ballhorn U., Siegert F., Mason M. & S. Limin (2009).
Derivation of burn scar depths and estimation of carbon emissions with LIDAR in
Indonesian peatlands. Proc Natl Acad Sci
 Vol. 106 no. 50, 21213-21218

Langner A. & F. Siegert (2009). Spatiotemporal fire
occurrence in Borneo over a period of 10 years. Global
Change Biology
 15, 48-62

Huang, S., Siegert, F., Goldammer, J. G. and Sukhinin, A.
I.(2009). Satellite-derived 2003 wildfires in southern Siberia and their potential
influence on carbon sequestration. International
Journal of Remote Sensing,
 30:6, 1479-1492

Page, S., Hoscilo, A., Langner, A., Tansey, K, Siegert, F.
Limin, S. and Rieley, J. (2009) Chapter 9: Tropical peatland fires in Southeast
Asia. In: Cochrane, M. A. (ed) Tropical Fire Ecology: Climate Change, Land Use,
and Ecosystem Dynamics.
 Springer-Praxis, Berlin. pp.

Jaenicke J., J. Rieley, C. Mott, P. Kimman & F.
Siegert (2008). Determination of the amount of carbon stored in Indonesian
peatlands. Geoderma,
147, 151-158

Langner A., J. Miettinen & F. Siegert (2007).
Land cover change 2002-2005 in Borneo and the role of fire derived from
MODIS imagery. 13, Global Change
 13, 2329–2340

Miettinen J., A. Langner & F. Siegert (2007).
Burnt area estimation for the year 2005 in Borneo using multi-resolution
satellite imagery. International
Journal of Wildland Fire
, 2007, 16, 45-53

Huang S. & F. Siegert (2006). Land cover
classification of arid areas in North China based on time series SPOT
VEGETATION imagery. Journal of Arid Environment, 67, 308-327

Huang S., F. Siegert (2006). Backscatter change on
fire scars in Siberian boreal forest in ENVISAT ASAR wide swath
images. IEEE Geoscience and remote sensing letters Vol 3, No 2,

Böhm H-D.V. & F. Siegert (2004). The impact of
logging on land use change in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Peatlands
, 12, 3-10.

Huang S., F. Siegert (2004). ENVISAT multisensor data
for fire monitoring and impact assessment. International Journal of
Remote Sensing,
 VOL. 25, NO. 20, 4411–4416

Siegert, F. (2004). Brennende
Regenwälder. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Februar 2004

Siegert, F., Zhukov, B., Oertel, D., Limin, S., Page,
S.E. and Rieley, J.O.(2004). Peat fires Detected by the Bird
Satellite. International Journal of Remote Sensing VOL. 25, NO. 16,

Page S. E., Siegert F., Rieley J. O., Boehm H-D.V.and
A. Jaya (2002). Carbon released during peatland fires in Central Kalimantan,
Indonesia in 1997. Nature, 420, 61-65

Siegert, F., G. Rücker, A. Hinrichs & A. Hoffmann
(2001). Increased fire impacts in logged over forests during El Niño driven
fires. Nature, 414, 437-440

Siegert, F. , Böhm, H.-D.V. (2001). Land use change
and (il)-legal logging in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. International
Peat Journal
, 11, 51-57

Couturier, S. Taylor, D. Siegert, F. Hoffmann, A.
& Bao, M.Q. (2001). ERS SAR backscatter: a potential real-time indicator
of the proneness of modified rainforests. Remote Sensing of
, Vol. 76, 410-417

Siegert, F. & M. Nakayama (2000). Comparison of
ERS-2 and JERS for Fire Impact Assessment in Tropical Rain Forests. ), 24/07
– 28/07/2000, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, Spring,
TX 77379 USA,

Siegert F. & Rücker G. (2000). Use of
Multitemporal ERS-2 SAR Images for Identification of Burned Scars in
South-East Asian Tropical Rainforest. International Journal of Remote
 Vol 21, No.4, 831-837

Siegert F. & Hoffmann A. (2000). The 1998 Forest
Fires in East-Kalimantan (Indonesia): A quantitative evaluation using high
resolution, multitemporal ERS-2 SAR Images and NOAA-AVHRR hotspot
data. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol., 72, 64-77

Siegert F. & Kuntz S. (1999). Monitoring
deforestation and land use in Indonesia with multitemporal ERS-
Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 20, No.14,