dr. M.T. Marshall (Michael)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I seek to improve our understanding of crop carbon and water exchange from field to global scales. I answer my research questions with models that capture the spatio-temporal dynamics of agricultural production (area × yield) and evapotranspiration. The models are: (i) implemented in a Geographic Information System; (ii) based on principles of radiation-use efficiency and machine-learning; and (iii) driven by Earth observation, climate reanalysis, and other geospatial information. Ultimately, the results of my research inform food security analysis and water resources management.


Earth & Environmental Sciences
Agricultural Ecosystem
Remote Sensing
Vegetation Index
Agriculture & Biology
Remote Sensing




  • Land Surface Processes and Modeling
  • Remote Sensing and GIS
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Statistics


Marshall, M. , Belgiu, M., Boschetti, M., Pepe, M. , Stein, A. , & Nelson, A. (2022). Field-level crop yield estimation with PRISMA and Sentinel-2. ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing, 187, 191-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2022.03.008
Belgiu, M. , Marshall, M. T., Boschetti, M., Pepe, M. , Stein, A. , & Lievens, C. (2021). HyNutri: estimating the nutritional composition of wheat from multi-temporal PRISMA data. In 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS (pp. 471-474). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9553614
Belgiu, M., Zhou, Y. , Marshall, M. , & Stein, A. (2020). Dynamic Time Warping for crops mapping. In N. Paparoditis, C. Mallet, F. Lafarge, J. Jiang, A. Shaker, H. Zhang, X. Liang, B. Osmanoglu, U. Soergel, E. Honkavaara, M. Scaioni, J. Zhang, A. Peled, L. Wu, R. Li, M. Yoshimura, K. Di, O. Altan, H. M. Abdulmuttalib, & F. S. Faruque (Eds.), International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences: XXIV ISPRS Congress (Vol. XLIII-B3-2020, pp. 947-951). (International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIII-B3-2020-947-2020

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I grew up in the Mojave Desert where a few spectacular weeks a year a wanderer’s senses are stimulated by the unique smells of thirst-quenched soil and sudden wildflower blooms. These early experiences and my exposure to amazing educators influenced me profoundly. Consequently, I am driven to understand how we impact our environment and to help students discover their own passion in this regard.

Past Webinar

Monitoring Rangeland Carrying Capacity with EO

Noy-Meir Carrying Capacity Calculation

Supplementary Reading

Ungar (2019)

de Leeuw et al. (2019)

Affiliated Study Programmes


Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022


European Space Agency

  • Agriculture Science Precursors Theme 1 - “Hidden Hunger”, Co-PI


  • Enhancing ECOSTRESS drought monitoring with hyperspectral narrowbands, PI


  • Sensing “Hidden Hunger” with Sentinel-2 and hyperspectral (PRISMA), Co-PI


  • African Framework for Research Innovation, Communities and Applications in Earth Observation (EO-Africa)

         Research and Development Facility



  • Tailor-Made Training Plus (TMT+) for Bangladesh

         Digital Bangladesh

  • Ethiopian Education Network to Support Agricultural Transformation



Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Government of South Korea)

  • Statistics from Space: Next-Generation Agricultural Production Information for Enhanced Monitoring of Food Security in Mozambique

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds (building no. 19), room 1127
Hallenweg 8
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
Langezijds  1127
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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