dr. M.T. Marshall (Michael)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I seek to better understand the exchange of carbon and water use by crops at field to global scales. I answer my research questions with models that capture the spatio-temporal dynamics of crop 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 and water resource impact assessments and policy-making.


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
De Leeuw, J., Rizayeva, A., Namazov, E., Bayramov, E. , Marshall, M. T., Etzold, J., & Neudert, R. (2019). Application of the MODIS MOD 17 Net Primary Production product in grassland carrying capacity assessment. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation (JAG), 78, 66-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2018.09.014

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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.

Guest Lecture (Part 1): Ecological Footprint

Guest Lecture (Part 2): Ecological Footprint

Affiliated Study Programmes


Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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  2020/2021


European Space Agency

Sensing “Hidden Hunger” with Sentinel-2 and Hyperspectral (PRISMA)


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


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC (building no. 75), room 4-103
Hengelosestraat 99
7514AE  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITC  4-103
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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