Franke, J., Sena Barradas, A.C., Resende Borges, K.M., Hoffmann, A.A., Orozco Filho, J.C., Marchetti Ramos, R., Steil, L., Roman-Cuesta, R.M. (2024) Prescribed burning and integrated fire management in the Brazilian Cerrado: demonstrated impacts and scale-up potential for emission abatement. Environmental Research Letters, Volume 19, Number 3. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/ad2820
Barbosa, N., Leinauer, J., Jubanski, J., Dietze, M., Münzer, U., Siegert, F., and Krautblatter, M.(2024). Massive sediment pulses triggered by a multi-stage 130 000 m3 alpine cliff fall (Hochvogel, DE–AT), Earth Surf. Dynam., 12, 249–269,


Nyawanda,B.O., Beloconi, A., Khagayi, S., Bigogo, G., Obor, D., Otieno, N.A., Lange, S., Franke, J., Sauerborn, R., Utzinger, J., Kariuki, S., Munga, S., Vounatsou, P. (2023). The relative effect of climate variability on malaria incidence after scale-up of interventions in western Kenya: A time-series analysis of monthly incidence data from 2008 to 2019. Parasite Epidemiology and Control, e00297
Schwarz, M., Ouédraogo, W.A., Traoré, I., Müller, C., Sié, A., Barteit, S., Mank, I., Siegert, F., Sauerborn, R., Franke, J. (2023). Satellite-based multi-annual yield models for major food crops at the household field level for nutrition and health research: A case study from the Nouna HDSS, Burkina Faso. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 117, 103203,


Franke, J., Hiltebrand, F., Vohrer, M. (2022). Monitoringkonzept des Wald-Klimastandards. Version 1.0.00, PDF
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.


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).
Geissler, J., Mayer, C., Jubanski, J., Münzer, U., and Siegert, F. (2021). Analyzing glacier retreat and mass balances using aerial and UAV photogrammetry in the Ötztal Alps, Austria, The Cryosphere, 15, 3699–3717,
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,
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,


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: 10.3390/rs12111717
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
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 Geo-Information, 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 Environment, 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:
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 Development). Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-70548-4_502


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., 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
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, early 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 Hazards. doi: 10.1007/s11069-012-0377-0
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: 10.1016/j.jnc.2012.02.001
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: 10.1016/j.jag.2012.01.010


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: 10.3390/rs3091957


Wösten H., J. Jaenicke, A. Budiman, F. Siegert (2010). Hydrological restoration of Indonesian peatlands to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. Peatlands International, 1/2010


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. 263-287.


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

Before 2008

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, 2006
Böhm H-D.V. & F. Siegert (2004). The impact of logging on land use change in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Peatlands International, 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, 3221–3230
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 Environment, 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 Sensing, 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, 2835-2853