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Michael Schaepman

Prof. Michael Schaepman
Head Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL)
Geographisches Institut - Remote Sensing Lab.
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 635 51 60
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 635 51 61
Fax: +41 (0) 44 635 68 48
E-mail: michael.schaepman(at)
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Additional functions:

Director, University Research Program 'Global Change and Biodiversity'
Member, Programme Board Netherlands Space Office
Member, ESA Sentinel-2 Mission Advisory Group
Member, NASA HyspIRI intl. science team
Member, ESA FLEX Earth Explorer bidding team
Member, Intl. Science Advisory Committee ISPRS (ISAC)

Key Publications of Michael Schaepman (up to ten) :
Skidmore, A.K., Pettorelli, N., Coops, N.C., Geller, G.N., Hansen, M., Lucas, R., Mücher, C.A., O'Connor, B., Paganini, M., Pereira, H.M., Schaepman, M.E., Turner, W., Wang, T., & Wegmann, M. (2015). Environmental science: Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space. Nature, 523, 403-405

Schaepman, M.E., Jehle, M., Hueni, A., D'Odorico, P., Damm, A., Weyermann, J., Schneider, F.D., Laurent, V., Popp, C., Seidel, F.C., Lenhard, K., Gege, P., Küchler, C., Brazile, J., Kohler, P., De Vos, L., Meuleman, K., Meynart, R., Schläpfer, D., Kneubühler, M., & Itten, K.I. (2015). Advanced radiometry measurements and Earth science applications with the Airborne Prism Experiment (APEX). Remote Sensing of Environment, 158, 207-219

Petchey, O.L., Pontarp, M., Massie, T.M., Kéfi, S., Ozgul, A., Weilenmann, M., Palamara, G.M., Altermatt, F., Matthews, B., Levine, J.M., Childs, D.Z., McGill, B.J., Schaepman, M.E., Schmid, B., Spaak, P., Beckerman, A.P., Pennekamp, F., & Pearse, I.S. (2015). The ecological forecast horizon, and examples of its uses and determinants. Ecology Letters, 17, 597-611

Damm, A., Guanter, L., Paul-Limoges, E., van der Tol, C., Hueni, A., Buchmann, N., Eugster, W., Ammann, C., & Schaepman, M.E. (2015). Far-red sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence shows ecosystem-specific relationships to gross primary production: An assessment based on observational and modeling approaches. Remote Sensing of Environment, 166, 91-105

Schneider, F.D., Leiterer, R., Morsdorf, F., Gastellu-Etchegorry, J.P., Lauret, N., Pfeifer, N., & Schaepman, M.E. (2014). Simulating imaging spectrometer data: 3D forest modeling based on LiDAR and in situ data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 152, 235-250

Garonna, I., de Jong, R., de Wit, A.J., Mucher, C.A., Schmid, B., & Schaepman, M.E. (2014). Strong contribution of autumn phenology to changes in satellite-derived growing season length estimates across Europe (1982-2011). Glob Chang Biol, 20, 3457-3470

de Jong, R., Schaepman, M.E., Furrer, R., de Bruin, S., & Verburg, P.H. (2013). Spatial relationship between climatologies and changes in global vegetation activity. Glob Chang Biol, 19, 1953-1964

Expertise of Michael Schaepman:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Soil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Topic BiosphereBiosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Carbon Cycle
Biogeochemical Cycles except Carbon
Nutrient Cycle / Food Chain
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Food Security
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Technical Environmental Protection
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Coastal Zone
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Mean Change / Trends
Time ScaleTime Scale
Seasonal / Annual
Data Collection
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Policy Analysis and Formation
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Program Coordination / Management
GeoForum General-TechnologyTechnologies, Engineering, Physics
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyGeodesy and Photogrammetry
Geotechnics, Geomatics, Geophysics
GeoForum Environmental-TechnologyEnvironmental Technologies
Biodiversity Convention Thematic AreasThematic Areas
Agricultural Biodiversity
Dry and Sub-humid Lands Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Mountain Biodiversity
Invasive Species
Biodiversity Convention Cross Cutting IssuesCross Cutting Issues
Ecosystem Approach
Biodiversity and Legal Issues
Biodiversity Information Management

Specialties of Michael Schaepman:
earth observation and remote sensing

Last update: 4/10/17
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