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Dr. Michael Thiel

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Tel.: +49 931 31-84690
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E-Mail: michael.thiel@uni-wuerzburg.de 

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

Campus Hubland Nord
Gebäude 86
Zimmer 01.005

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Forschung

seit 09/2012
Landnutzungswandel im Kontext des Klimawandels in Westafrikas

Thema der laufenden Doktorarbeit: „Nutzung von Texturinformationen hochaufgelöster SAR-Daten zur Beschreibung von Siedlungsflächen“

06/2006 – 07/2011
Erfassung der Flächenversiegelung für die Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Fernerkundungsdaten

seit 03/2007
Klassifikation einfach polarisierter SAR-Daten anhand Texturmaßen

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

seit 09/2012
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Lehrstuhl für Fernerkundung, Universität Würzburg im Projekt „WASCAL“

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

Publikationen

2017

  • Forkuor, G., Hounkpatin, O. K. L., Welp, G., and 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, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 12, 1-21.
     
  • Danumah, J. H., Saley, M. B., Odai, S. N., Thiel, M., Akpa, L., and Kouame, F. K. (2017) Remote Sensing Based Analysis of the Latest Development and Structure of Abidjan District, Cote d'Ivoire, Geoinformatics & Geostatistics: An Overview, OMICS Publishing Group 05.
     

2016

  • Abdel-Rahman, E., Kyalo, R., Landmann, T., Thiel, M., and Nyasani Le Ru B., J. (2016) Maize pest and diseas mapping using RapidEye-based vegetation indices and machine learning methods. In AARSE 2016, Kampala, Uganda.
     
  • Thiel, M., Forkuor, G., Narvaez Vallejo, A., and Dech, S. (2016) Identification of crop rotation systems in the Sudanian Savanna Zone in West Africa utilizing a multisensor approach. In SPIE Remote Sensing, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
     
  • Schönbrodt-Stitt, S., and Thiel, M. (2016) Agricultural Land Use and Water Management in Central Asia - Insights into the projects CAWa and LaVaCCA, Drylands in Central Asia and Beyond: Insights and Innovations / Central Asian Seminar. Institutre for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
     
  • Kyalo, R., Landmann, T., Abdel-Rahman, E., Subramanian, S., Nyasani, J., Thiel, M., and Jozani, H. (2016) The use of RapidEye observations to map cropping systems in highly fragmented agro-ecological landscapes in Africa. In 36th EARSeL Symposium, Bonn, Germany.
     
  • Behanzin, I. D., Thiel, M., Szarzynski, J., and Boko, M. (2016) GIS-Based Mapping of Flood Vulnerability and Risk in the Bénin Niger River Valley, International journal of geomatics and geosciences, Integrated Publishing Association 6, 1653-1669.
     
  • Ibrahim Mahmoud, M., Duker, A., Conrad, C., Thiel, M., and 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, Remote Sensing 8, 220.
     
  • Danumah, J. H., Odai, S. N., Saley, B. M., Szarzynski, J., Thiel, M., Kwaku, A., Kouame, F. K., and Akpa, L. Y. (2016) Flood risk assessment and mapping in Abidjan district using multi-criteria analysis (AHP) model and geoinformation techniques, (cote d'ivoire), Geoenvironmental Disasters, Springer Nature 3.
     

2015

  • Kleemann, J., Inkoom, J. N., Thiel, M., and Fürst, C. (2015) Regional differentiation in land use patterns and ist implication fo integrated land use planning in Ghana. In IUFROLE WG Conference, Tartu, Estonia.
     
  • Zoungrana, B. J. -B., Conrad, C., Amekudzi, L. K., Thiel, M., Da, E. D., Forkuor, G., and 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, Remote Sensing 7, 12076.
     
  • Conrad, C., Rudloff, M., Abdullaev, I., Thiel, M., Löw, F., and Lamers, J. P. A. (2015) Measuring rural settlement expansion in Uzbekistan using remote sensing to support spatial planning, Applied Geography 62, 29 - 43.
     
  • Boakye, E. A., Dibi, N., Barnes, V. R., Porembski, S., Thiel, M., Kouame, F. N., and Kone, D. (2015) Threat of agricultural production on woody plant diversity in Tankwidi riparian buffer in the Sudanian Savanna of Ghana, International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, Academic Journals 7, 354-363.
     
  • Forkuor, G., Conrad, C., Thiel, M., Landmann, T., and Barry, B. (2015) Evaluating the sequential masking classification approach for improving crop discrimination in the Sudanian Savanna of West Africa, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 118, 380 - 389.
     

2014

  • Thiel, M., Gessner, U., Forkuor, G., Knauer, K., Feuerstein, S., Landkammer, S., and Conrad, C. (2014) Comparison of Remote Sensing derived LULC in two rural test sites in the Sudanian Savanna Zone. In AARSE 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa.
     
  • Thiel, M., Fürst, C., Baysal, G., Jiménez, M., Kleemann, J., and Inkoom, J. N. (2014) From High Resolution Remote Sensing Classification to Land-scape and Ecosystem Services Modeling in Northern Ghana. In EARSeL SIG LULC, Berlin, Germany.
     
  • Forkuor, G., Conrad, C., Thiel, M., Ullmann, T., and Zoungrana, E. (2014) Integration of Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery for Improving Crop Mapping in Northwestern Benin, West Africa, Remote Sensing 6, 6472-6499.
     
  • Zoungrana, B. J. -B., Conrad, C., Amekudzi, L. K., Thiel, M., and Da, E. D. (2014) Land Use/Cover Response to Rainfall Variability: A Comparing Analysis between NDVI and EVI in the Southwest of Burkina Faso, Climate 3, 63-77.
     
  • Gessner, U., Knauer, K., Thiel, M., Forkuor, G., Künzer, C., and 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

  • Thiel, M., Zoungrana, E. L., and Forkuor, G. (2013) Mapping tree cover change and the forcing drivers in West Africa. In Global Geospatial Conference / AfricaGIS, Nairobi, Kenya.
     
  • Forkuor, G., Conrad, C., Thiel, M., and Zeidler, J. (2013) Improving Crop Area Estimation in West Africa Using Multiresolution Satellite Data. In AfricaGIS - Global Geospatial Conference 2013.
     
  • Forkuor, G., Conrad, C., Landmann, T., and 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., pp 57-72, GITO, Berlin.
     
  • Thiel, M. (2013) Nutzung von Texturinformationen hochaufgelöster SAR-Daten zur Beschreibung von Siedlungsflächen, PhD dissertation.
     

2012

  • Esch, T., Taubenböck, H., Roth, A., Heldens, W., Felbier, A., Thiel, M., Schmidt, M., Müller, A., and Dech, S. (2012) TanDEM-X mission-new perspectives for the inventory and monitoring of global settlement patterns, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 6.
     

2011

  • Esch, T., Schenk, A., Ullmann, T., Thiel, M., Roth, A., and Dech, S. (2011) Characterization of Land Cover Types in TerraSAR-S Images by Combined Analysis of Speckle Statistics and Intensity Information, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 49, 1911-1925.
     
  • Schmidt, M., Esch, T., Thiel, M., and Dech, S. (2011) Building detection from single polarized TerraSAR-X Data. In Proceedings of the SPIE - The international Society for Optical Engineering.
     

2010

  • Esch, T., Thiel, M., Schenk, A., Roth, A., Müller, A., and Dech, S. (2010) Delineation of Urban Footprints From TerraSAR-X Data by Analyzing Speckle Characteristics and Intensity Information, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 48, 905-916.
     
  • Esch, T., Taubenböck, H., Heldens, W., Thiel, M., Wurm, M., and Dech, S. (2010) Supporting the Sustainable Development of Cities by Means of Earth Observation Techniques. In ISOCARP 2010, Nairobi, Kenia.
     
  • Esch, T., Schenk, A., Thiel, M., Ullmann, T., Schmidt, M., and 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 Symposium, pp 1875 - 1878, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
     
  • Esch, T., Taubenböck, H., Heldens, W., Thiel, M., Wurm, M., Geiss, C., and 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), pp 837 - 847, Vienna, Austria.
     
  • Schmidt, M., Esch, T., Klein, D., Thiel, M., and Dech, S. (2010) Estimation of building density using TerraSAR-X-Data. In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp 1936 - 1939, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
     

2009

  • Esch, T., Himmler, V., Schorcht, G., Thiel, M., Conrad, C., Wehrmann, T., Bachhofer, F., Schmidt, M., and Dech, S. (2009) Large-area assessment of impervious surface based on integrated analysis of single-date Landsat-7 images and geospatial vector data, Remote Sensing of Environment 113, 1678-1690.
     
  • Esch, T., Taubenböck, H., Heldens, W., Thiel, M., Wurm, M., Klein, D., Dech, S., Roth, A., and Schmidt, M. (2009) Monitoring and assessment of urban environments using space-borne earth observation data - selected applications. In Urban and Regional Data Management (Krek, A., Rumor, M., Zlatanova, S., and Fendel, E., Eds.), pp 385-398, Taylor & Francis Group, London, United Kingdom, ISBN 978-0-415-55642-2.
     
  • Klein, D., Esch, T., Himmler, V., Thiel, M., and 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, Cape Town, South Africa.
     

2008

  • Taubenböck, H., Esch, T., Wurm, M., Thiel, M., Ullmann, T., Roth, A., Schmidt, M., Mehl, H., and Dech, S. (2008) Urban structure analysis of mega city Mexico City using multisensoral remote sensing data. In Spie Europe Remote Sensing 2008, pp 1-12.
     
  • Thiel, M., Esch, T., Wurm, M., Taubenböck, H., and 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, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
     
  • Thiel, M., Esch, T., and Dech, S. (2008) Object oriented detection of settlement areas from Terra SAR-X data. In Proceedings of the EARSeL Joint Workshop, Bochum, Germany.
     
  • Taubenböck, H., Esch, T., Wurm, M., Thiel, M., Ullmann, T., Roth, A., Schmidt, M., Mehl, H., and 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, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
     
  • Thiel, M., Taubenböck, H., Esch, T., Roth, A., Wurm, M., and Dech, S. (2008) Classification of urban environments with TerraSAR-X and ALOS-PALSAR data. In SPIE 2008.
     
  • Esch, T., Schenk, A., Thiel, M., Roth, A., Schmidt, M., and 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, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
     
  • Esch, T., Roth, A., Thiel, M., Schmidt, M., and 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, Rhodes, Greece.
     
  • Esch, T., Thiel, M., Bock, M., Roth, A., and Dech, S. (2008) Improvement of Image Segmentation Accuracy based on Multi-Scale Optimization Procedure, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 5, 463 - 467.
     
  • Thiel, M., Esch, T., and 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, Beijing, China.
     
  • Esch, T., Conrad, C., Schorcht, G., Thiel, M., Wehrmann, T., and 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, Beijing, China.
     

2007

  • Esch, T., Schorcht, G., Thiel, M., and S.Dech,. (2007) Versiegelung in Bayern - Ergebnisse einer flächendeckenden satellitenbasierten Untersuchung.
     
  • Esch, T., Schenk, A., and Thiel, M. (2007) Monitoring of Urban Environments with TerraSAR-X Data. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Barcelona, Spain.
     
  • Esch, T., Schorcht, G., and Thiel, M. (2007) Satellitengestützte Erfassung der Bodenversiegelung in Bayern. Broschüre des Bayerischen Landesamts für Umwelt (des Bayerischen Landesamts für Umwelt, B., Ed.).
     
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