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English Intern
Institut für Geographie und Geologie

Dr. Michael Thiel

Lehrstuhl für Fernerkundung

   +49 (0)931 31-84690
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 michael.thiel@uni-wuerzburg.de 

Institut für Geographie und Geologie
Oswald-Külpe-Weg 86
97074 Würzburg

Campus Hubland Nord
Gebäude 86
Zimmer 02.005

nach Vereinbarung

seit 09/2012
Mensch-Umland-Beziehungen im Kontext des Klimawandels in Westafrikas

2016 – 2017
Produktionsänderungen in ackerbaulich genutzten Flächen in Zentralasien

2007 - 2013
Promotion im Rahmen des BMWi Finanzierten Projektes „TerraSAR-X urban“. Titel der Dissertation: „Nutzung von Texturinformationen hochaufgelöster SAR-Daten zur Beschreibung von Siedlungsflächen“

2007 - 2013
Klassifikation einfach polarisierter SAR-Daten anhand Texturmaßen

2006 - 2011
Erfassung der Flächenversiegelung für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Fernerkundungsdaten
 

seit 2012
Projektleitung für den Lehrstuhl für Fernerkundung in den Projekten „WASCAL“,  „TelePAtH“ und „WASCAL-DE-Coop"

2016 - 2017
Koordination des von der VolkswagenStiftung finanzierten Verbundprojektes „LaVaCCA“

03/2007 – 07/2011
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Fernerkundung, Universität Würzburg
Mitarbeit in den Projekten „TerraSAR-X urban“ und „Versiegelung2006

11/2006 - 02/2007
Mitarbeit an der Studie "Satellitengestützte Erfassung der Bodenversiegelung in Bayern" im Auftrag des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (StMUGV) und des Landesamtes für Umwelt

10/1998 - 08/2006
Studium der Angewandten Umweltwissenschaften an der Universität Trier
Hauptfächer: Fernerkundung, Klimatologie
Nebenfächer: Hydrologie, Bodenkunde

GGW
Geographische Gesellschaft Würzburg e.V.
    
VAD
Verein für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland

Review-Tätigkeiten
Remote Sensing of Environment, Remote Sensing, Journal of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Science, Sensors, Ecological Indicators

AWARD - One Planet Fellowship
Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Beirats "AWARD - One Planet Fellowship"

2022[ to top ]
  • Spengler, D.; Boettcher, F.; Borg, E.; Dobers, E. S.; Gerighausen, H.; Klan, F.; Otte, I.; Teucher, M.; Thiel, M.; Truckenbrodt, S.; Wenzl, M.; Conrad, C. (2022): Pathways to using remote sensing in crop cultivation and management - the German digital test field AgriSens DEMMIN 4.0
  • Bell, A.; Schönbrodt-Stitt, S.; Thiel, M.; Neya, O.; Klein, D. (2022): Status-quo of selected nationally determined contributions using spaceborne remote sensing – the case of West Africa
  • Kleemann, J.; Zamora, C.; Villacis-Chiluisa, A. B.; Cuenca, P.; Koo, H.; Noh, J. K.; Fürst, C.; Thiel, M. (2022): Deforestation in Continental Ecuador with a Focus on Protected Areas. In: Land, 11 (268), 26.
  • Thiel, M.; Botha, N.; Abu, I.-O.; Job, H. (2022): Afrikanische Schutzgebiete – Nutzungskonflikte und Gefährdungen. In: Geographische Rundschau, 3, 16-20.
  • Thonfeld, F.; Thiel, M.; Meier, J.; Gessner, U. (2022): SAR phenology across major West-African land cover types
  • Ouattara, B.; Thiel, M.; Forkuor, G.; Sponholz, B.; Paeth, H.; Kuenzer, C.; Schönbrodt-Stitt, S.; Hill, S. (2022): Water use with cloud computing: prospective for food and water security in smallholder irrigation schemes
  • Ansah, C.; Abu, I.-O.; Kleemann, J.; Mahmoud, M. I.; Thiel, M. (2022): Environmental Contamination of a Biodiversity Hotspot — Action Needed for Nature Conservation in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. In: Sustainability, 14 (14256), 21.
  • Kanmegne Tamga, D.; Latifi, H.; Ullmann, T.; Baumhauer, R.; Thiel, M.; Bayala, J. (2022): Modelling the spatial distribution of the classification error of remote sensing data in cocoa agroforestry systems. In: Agroforestry Systems, 11.
2021[ to top ]
  • Abu, I.-O.; Szantoi, Z.; Brink, A.; Robuchon, M.; Thiel, M. (2021): Detecting cocoa plantations in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and their implications on protected areas. In: Ecological Indicators, 129, 13.
  • Meyer, C.; Peters, J. C.; Thiel, M.; Rathmann, J.; Job, H. (2021): Monitoring von Freiflächeninanspruchnahme und -versiegelung für eine nachhaltige Raumentwicklung in Bayern. In: Raumforschung und Raumordnung - Spatial Research and Planning, 29.
  • Richard, K.; Abdel-Rahman, E.; Subramanian, S.; Nyasani, J. O.; Thiel, M.; Jozani, H. J.; Borgemeister, C.; Mudereri, B. T.; Landmann, T. (2021): Estimating maize lethal necrosis (MLN) severity in Kenya using multispectral high-resolution data. In: Applied Geomatics
  • Kirchner, A.; Schmitt, M.; Pollinger, F.; Thiel, M.; Paeth, H. (2021): Relationship between soil sealing and local to regional climate in Germany. In: Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 10.
  • Rieser, J.; Veste, M.; Thiel, M.; Schönbrodt‐Stitt, S. (2021): Coverage and Rainfall Response of Biological Soil Crusts Using Multi‐Temporal Sentinel‐2 Data in a Central European Temperate Dry Acid Grassland. In: Remote Sensing, 13 (3093), 26.
  • Berghöfer, A.; Bisom, N.; Huland, E.; Koch, V.; Kruse, J.; Locher-Krause, K.; Philipp, M.; Renner, I.; Thibault, K.; Thiel, M.; Tröger, U.; Hugo, V. Z. (2021): Africa’s Protected Natural Assets: The Importance of Conservation Areas for Prosperous and Resilient Societies in Africa.
2020[ to top ]
  • Jozani, H. J.; Thiel, M.; Abdel-Rahman, E. M.; Richard, K.; Landmann, T.; Subramanian, S.; Hahn, M. (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. In: Geology, Ecology, and Landscapes, 16.
  • Nyamekye, C.; Schönbrodt-Stitt, S.; Amedudzi, L. K.; Zoungrana, B. J.-B.; Thiel, M. (2020): Usage of MODIS NDVI to evaluate the effect of soil and water conservation measures on vegetation in Burkina Faso. In: Land Degradation and Development, 1-13.
2019[ to top ]
  • Asare, Y. M.; Forkuo, E. K.; Forkuor, G.; Thiel, M. (2019): Evaluation of gap-filling methods for Landsat 7 ETM+ SLC-Off image for LULC classification in a heterogeneous landscape of West Africa. In: International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21.
  • Degtyareva, O.; Muratova, N.; Salnikov, V.; Thiel, M. (2019): Monitoring of the irrigated rice production dynamic in the Kazalinsk region, Kazakhstan, from 1984-2017. In: Central Asian Journal of Water Research, 5 (2), 20-43.
2018[ to top ]
  • Degtyareva, O.; Löw, F.; Conrad, C.; Thiel, M.; Muratova, N. (2018): Tapping the potential of Landsat archives for the monitoring of irrigated land use development in the lower Syr Darya catchment, Kazakhstan, 1984-2016.
  • Nyamekye, C.; Thiel, M.; Schönbrodt-Stitt, S.; Zoungrana, B. J. B.; Amekudzi, L. K. (2018): Soil and Water Conservation in Burkina Faso, West Africa. In: Sustainability, 10 (9), 1-24.
  • Zoungrana, B. J.; Conrad, C.; Thiel, M.; Amekudzi, L. K.; Dapola Da, E. (2018): MODIS NDVI trends and fractional land cover change for improved assessments of vegetation degradation in Burkina Faso, West Africa. In: Journal of Arid Enviroments, 153, 66-75.
  • Kenjabaev, S.; Degtyareva, O.; Sultanov, M.; Thiel, M.; Conrad, C. (2018): Monitoring biophysical parameters of irrigated rice production in the lowlands of the Aral Sea Basin from space
  • Sultanov, M.; Conrad, C.; Bauer, C.; Thiel, M.; Ibrakhimov, M. (2018): Remote sensing of soil salinity levels in irrigated cotton production systems in the Aral Sea Basin
2017[ to top ]
  • Forkuor, G.; Conrad, C.; Thiel, M.; Zoungrana, B. J.-B.; Tondoh, J. E. (2017): Multiscale Remote Sensing to Map the Spatial Distribution and Extent of Cropland in the Sudanian Savanna of West Africa. In: Remote Sensing, 9 (8)
  • Richard, K.; Abdel-Rahman, E. M.; Subramanian, S.; Nyasani, J. O.; Thiel, M.; Jozani, H.; Borgemeister, C.; Landmann, T. (2017): Maize Cropping Systems Mapping Using RapidEye Observations in Agro-Ecological Landscapes in Kenya. In: Sensor, 17 (11)
  • Forkuor, G.; Hounkpatin, O. K. L.; Welp, G.; Thiel, M. (2017): High Resolution Mapping of Soil Properties Using Remote Sensing Variables in South-Western Burkina Faso: A Comparison of Machine Learning and Multiple Linear Regression Models. In: Plos one, 12 (1), 1-21.
  • Bauer, C.; Thiel, M.; L{\"o}w, F.; Klein, D.; Conrad, C. (2017): Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Land Abandonment in the Lower Region of Amu Darya River. In: Tropentag 2017
  • Kleemann, J.; Inkoom, J. N.; Thiel, M.; Shankar, S.; Lautenbach, S.; Fürst, C. (2017): Peri-urban land use pattern and its relation to land use planning in Ghana, West Africa. In: Landscape and Urban Planning, 165, 280-94.
2016[ to top ]
  • Ibrahim Mahmoud, M.; Duker, A.; Conrad, C.; Thiel, M.; Shaba Ahmad, H. (2016): Analysis of Settlement Expansion and Urban Growth Modelling Using Geoinformation for Assessing Potential Impacts of Urbanization on Climate in Abuja City, Nigeria. In: Remote Sensing, 8 (3), 220.
  • Danumah, J. H.; Odai, S. N.; Saley, B. M.; Szarzynski, J.; Thiel, M.; Kwaku, A.; Kouame, F. K.; Akpa, L. Y. (2016): Flood risk assessment and mapping in Abidjan district using multi-criteria analysis ({AHP}) model and geoinformation techniques, (cote d’ivoire). In: Geoenvironmental Disasters, 3 (1)
  • Schönbrodt-Stitt, S.; Thiel, M. (2016): Agricultural Land Use and Water Management in Central Asia - Insights into the projects CAWa and LaVaCCA. In: Drylands in Central Asia and Beyond: Insights and Innovations / Central Asian Seminar. Institutre for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • Thiel, M.; Forkuor, G.; Narvaez Vallejo, A.; Dech, S. (2016): Identification of crop rotation systems in the Sudanian Savanna Zone in West Africa utilizing a multisensor approach. In: SPIE Remote Sensing
  • Abdel-Rahman, E.; Kyalo, R.; Landmann, T.; Thiel, M.; Nyasani Le Ru B., J. (2016): Maize pest and diseas mapping using RapidEye-based vegetation indices and machine learning methods. In: Aarse 2016
  • Kyalo, R.; Landmann, T.; Abdel-Rahman, E.; Subramanian, S.; Nyasani, J.; Thiel, M.; Jozani, H. (2016): The use of RapidEye observations to map cropping systems in highly fragmented agro-ecological landscapes in Africa. In: 36th EARSeL Symposium
2015[ to top ]
  • Conrad, C.; Rudloff, M.; Abdullaev, I.; Thiel, M.; Löw, F.; Lamers, J. (2015): Measuring rural settlement expansion in Uzbekistan using remote sensing to support spatial planning. In: Applied Geography, 62, 29-43.
  • Kleemann, J.; Inkoom, J. N.; Thiel, M.; Fürst, C. (2015): Regional differentiation in land use patterns and ist implication fo integrated land use planning in Ghana. In: IUFROLE WG Conference
  • Zoungrana, B. J.-B.; Conrad, C.; Amekudzi, L. K.; Thiel, M.; Da, E. D.; Forkuor, G.; Löw, F. (2015): Multi-Temporal Landsat Images and Ancillary Data for Land Use/Cover Change (LULCC) Detection in the Southwest of Burkina Faso, West Africa. In: Remote Sensing, 7 (9), 12076.
  • Forkuor, G.; Conrad, C.; Thiel, M.; Landmann, T.; Barry, B. (2015): Evaluating the sequential masking classification approach for improving crop discrimination in the Sudanian Savanna of West Africa. In: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 118, 380-89.
2014[ to top ]
  • Thiel, M.; Fürst, C.; Baysal, G.; Jiménez, M.; Kleemann, J.; Inkoom, J. N. (2014): From High Resolution Remote Sensing Classification to Land-scape and Ecosystem Services Modeling in Northern Ghana. In: EARSeL SIG LULC
  • Forkuor, G.; Conrad, C.; Thiel, M.; Ullmann, T.; Zoungrana, E. (2014): Integration of Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery for Improving Crop Mapping in Northwestern Benin, West Africa. In: Remote Sensing, 6 (7), 6472-99.
  • Zoungrana, B. J.-B.; Conrad, C.; Amekudzi, L. K.; Thiel, M.; Da, E. D. (2014): Land Use/Cover Response to Rainfall Variability: A Comparing Analysis between NDVI and EVI in the Southwest of Burkina Faso. In: Climate, 3 (1), 63-77.
  • Thiel, M.; Gessner, U.; Forkuor, G.; Knauer, K.; Feuerstein, S.; Landkammer, S.; Conrad, C. (2014): Comparison of Remote Sensing derived LULC in two rural test sites in the Sudanian Savanna Zone. In: Aarse 2014
  • Gessner, U.; Knauer, K.; Thiel, M.; Forkuor, G.; K{\"u}nzer, C.; Dech, S. (2014): High resolution tree cover mapping in the West Sudanian Savanna based on multi-temporal Landsat data. In: 10th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment
2013[ to top ]
  • Thiel, M.; Zoungrana, E. L.; Forkuor, G. (2013): Mapping tree cover change and the forcing drivers in West Africa. In: Global Geospatial Conference / AfricaGIS
  • Forkuor, G.; Conrad, C.; Landmann, T.; Thiel, M. (2013): Improving agricultural land use mapping in West Africa using multi-temporal Landsat and RapidEye data. In: 5th RapidEye Science Archive (RESA) - From the Basics to the Service, Edited by Borg, E., Daedelow, H. and Johnson, R.pages, 57-72.
  • Forkuor, G.; Conrad, C.; Thiel, M.; Zeidler, J. (2013): Improving Crop Area Estimation in West Africa Using Multiresolution Satellite Data. In: AfricaGIS - Global Geospatial Conference 2013
  • Thiel, M. (unpublished PhD dissertation 2013): Nutzung von Texturinformationen hochaufgelöster SAR-Daten zur Beschreibung von Siedlungsflächen
2012[ to top ]
  • Esch, T.; Taubenböck, H.; Roth, A.; Heldens, W.; Felbier, A.; Thiel, M.; Schmidt, M.; Müller, A.; Dech, S. (2012): TanDEM-X mission-new perspectives for the inventory and monitoring of global settlement patterns. In: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 6 (1)
2011[ to top ]
  • Esch, T.; Schenk, A.; Ullmann, T.; Thiel, M.; Roth, A.; Dech, S. (2011): Characterization of Land Cover Types in TerraSAR-S Images by Combined Analysis of Speckle Statistics and Intensity Information. In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49 (6), 1911-25.
  • Schmidt, M.; Esch, T.; Thiel, M.; Dech, S. (2011): Building detection from single polarized TerraSAR-X Data. In: Proceedings of the SPIE - The international Society for Optical Engineering
2010[ to top ]
  • Schmidt, M.; Esch, T.; Klein, D.; Thiel, M.; Dech, S. (2010): Estimation of building density using TerraSAR-X-Data. In: Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposiumpages, 1936-39.
  • Esch, T.; Schenk, A.; Thiel, M.; Ullmann, T.; Schmidt, M.; Dech, S. (2010): Land Cover Classification based on single-polarized VHR SAR images using texture information via speckle analysis. In: Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposiumpages, 1875-78.
  • Esch, T.; Taubenböck, H.; Heldens, W.; Thiel, M.; Wurm, M.; Geiss, C.; Dech, S. (2010): Urban Remote Sensing - How Can Earth Observation Support the Sustainable Development of Urban Environments?. In: 15th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society (REAL CORP)pages, 837-47.
  • Esch, T.; Thiel, M.; Schenk, A.; Roth, A.; Müller, A.; Dech, S. (2010): Delineation of Urban Footprints From TerraSAR-X Data by Analyzing Speckle Characteristics and Intensity Information. In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 48 (2), 905-16.
  • Esch, T.; Taubenb{\"o}ck, H.; Heldens, W.; Thiel, M.; Wurm, M.; Dech, S. (2010): Supporting the Sustainable Development of Cities by Means of Earth Observation Techniques. In: Isocarp 2010
2009[ to top ]
  • Esch, T.; Himmler, V.; Schorcht, G.; Thiel, M.; Conrad, C.; Wehrmann, T.; Bachhofer, F.; Schmidt, M.; Dech, S. (2009): Large-area assessment of impervious surface based on integrated analysis of single-date Landsat-7 images and geospatial vector data. In: Remote Sensing of Environment, 113 (8), 1678-90.
  • Esch, T.; Taubenböck, H.; Heldens, W.; Thiel, M.; Wurm, M.; Klein, D.; Dech, S.; Roth, A.; Schmidt, M. (2009): Monitoring and assessment of urban environments using space-borne earth observation data - selected applications. In: Urban and Regional Data Managementpages, 385-98.
  • Klein, D.; Esch, T.; Himmler, V.; Thiel, M.; Dech, S. (2009): Assessment of urban extend and impervious of Cape Town using TerraSAR-X and Landsat images. In: Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
2008[ to top ]
  • Taubenb{\"o}ck, H.; Esch, T.; Wurm, M.; Thiel, M.; Ullmann, T.; Roth, A.; Schmidt, M.; Mehl, H.; Dech, S. (2008): Urban structure analysis of mega city Mexico City using multisensoral remote sensing data. In: Spie Europe Remote Sensing 2008, 1-12.
  • Thiel, M.; Esch, T.; Dech, S. (2008): Object oriented detection of settlement areas from Terra SAR-X data. In: Proceedings of the EARSeL Joint Workshop
  • Thiel, M.; Esch, T.; Schenk, A. (2008): Object-oriented detection of urban areas from TerraSAR-X data. In: Proceedings of the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS), Part B8, Commission VIII
  • Esch, T.; Thiel, M.; Bock, M.; Roth, A.; Dech, S. (2008): Improvement of Image Segmentation Accuracy based on Multi-Scale Optimization Procedure. In: IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 5 (3), 463-67.
  • Esch, T.; Roth, A.; Thiel, M.; Schmidt, M.; Dech, S. (2008): Comparison of ALOS-PALSAR and TerraSAR-X data in terms of detecting settlements – first results. In: Proceedings of the ALOS PI Symposium 2008
  • Esch, T.; Schenk, A.; Thiel, M.; Roth, A.; Schmidt, M.; Dech, S. (2008): Analysis of SAR speckle statistics in support of image filtering and interpretation. In: Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • Esch, T.; Conrad, C.; Schorcht, G.; Thiel, M.; Wehrmann, T.; Dech, S. (2008): Model-based estimation of impervious surface by application of support vector machines. In: Proceedings of the International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences (ISPRS), Part B8, Commission VIII
  • Thiel, M.; Esch, T.; Wurm, M.; Taubenböck, H.; Dech, S. (2008): Identification of built-up areas using SAR data – A comparison of TerraSAR-X and ALOS PALSAR imagery. In: Proceedings of the SPIE Europe: Remote Sensing Conference - Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XIV
  • Taubenböck, H.; Esch, T.; Wurm, M.; Thiel, M.; Ullmann, T.; Roth, A.; Schmidt, M.; Mehl, H.; Dech, S. (2008): Urban structure analysis of mega city Mexico City using multi-sensoral remote sensing data. In: Proceedings of the SPIE Europe: Remote Sensing Conference - Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology VIII
  • Thiel, M.; Taubenb{\"o}ck, H.; Esch, T.; Roth, A.; Wurm, M.; Dech, S. (2008): Classification of urban environments with TerraSAR-X and ALOS-PALSAR data. In: Spie 2008
2007[ to top ]
  • Esch, T.; Schenk, A.; Thiel, M. (2007): Monitoring of Urban Environments with TerraSAR-X Data. In: Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • Esch, T.; Schorcht, G.; Thiel, M. (2007): Satellitengestützte Erfassung der Bodenversiegelung in Bayern. In: Broschüre des Bayerischen Landesamts für Umwelt
  • Esch, T.; Schorcht, G.; Thiel, M.; Dech, S. (2007): Versiegelung in Bayern - Ergebnisse einer flächendeckenden satellitenbasierten Untersuchung