dr. M.T. Marshall (Michael)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My research seeks to understand how agriculture impacts the Earth system through important biophysical interactions and feedbacks. I answer my research questions with models that capture the spatio-temporal dynamics of agricultural productivity and its drivers. 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 climate reanalysis, Earth observation, and other geospatial data. Ultimately, the results of my work inform food and water resource impact assessments and policy-making.


Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing
Agricultural Ecosystem
Remote Sensing




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


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
Marshall, M. T., Norton-griffiths, M., Herr, H., Lamprey, R., Sheffield, J., Vagen, T., & Okotto-okotto, J. (2017). Continuous and consistent land use/cover change estimates using socio-ecological data. Earth System Dynamics, 8(1), 55-73. https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-55-2017

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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 for preserving nature.

Guest Lecture (Part 1): Ecological Footprint

Guest Lecture (Part 2): Ecological Footprint

Affiliated Study Programmes




European Space Agency

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




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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Mailing Address

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

Working days

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Friday (Papa Dag)