Being an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources , I aim to inform society about the fate of (semi) natural ecosystems. In many developing nations and upcoming economies, information on ecosystems is scarce. Nevertheless, ecosystems in these countries often harbour rich biodiversity and the indirect services they deliver to society are assumed to be large. To effectively protect and manage these systems requires reliable methods to estimate the current state and changes in these ecosystems from observations, both remotely sensed as well as from the ground. To this end, I study and teach on empirical spatial interpolation techniques (so called species distribution modelling in ecology or environmental niche modelling in agronomy), stress detection in vegetation with thermal infrared remote sensing techniques and how to extract early warning signals of tipping points in ecosystems from satellite time series.
Soszynska, A. , Groen, T. A. , van der Werff, H. M. A., Bonyo, E., Hewson, R., Reeves, R. , & Hecker, C. (2023). Detection of geothermal anomalies using pre-dawn thermal remote sensing data from ECOSTRESS sensor. Abstract from 42nd EARSeL Symposium 2023, Bucharest, Romania.
Soszynska, A. , Groen, T. A. , van der Werff, H. M. A., Bonyo, E., Hewson, R., Reeves, R. , & Hecker, C. (2023). Detection of geothermal anomalies using night-time spaceborne thermal data from ECOSTRESS sensor. Poster session presented at National Earth Observation Conference, NCEO 2023, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Soszynska, A. , Groen, T. A. , van der Werff, H. M. A., Bonyo, E., Hewson, R., Reeves, R. , & Hecker, C. (2023). Detection of geothermal anomalies using pre-dawn thermal remote sensing data from ECOSTRESS sensor. 42nd EARSeL Symposium 2023, Bucharest, Romania.
Hamm, N., Naimi, B. , & Groen, T. A. (2023). ELSA: an entropy-based local statistic for categorical data. Poster session presented at 12th International Conference on Geographic Information Science, GIScience 2023, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Khamila, C. N. , Groen, T. A. , Toxopeus, A. G., Santini, L., Neumann, M., van Swaay, C., & Sierdsema, H. (2023). There is a trade‑off between forest productivity and animal biodiversity in Europe. Biodiversity and conservation, 32(6), 1879-1899. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-023-02582-2
Akayezu, P., Ndagijimana, I., Dushimumukiza, M. C., Bernhard, K. P. , & Groen, T. A. (2022). Community livelihoods and forest dependency: Tourism contribution in Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda. Frontiers in Conservation Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2022.1034144
Manu, M. K., Ashiagbor, G., Seidu, I. , Groen, T. A., Gyimah, T. , & Toxopeus, A. G. (2022). Odonata as bioindicator for monitoring anthropogenic disturbance of Owabi wetland sanctuary, Ghana. Aquatic Insects. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/01650424.2022.2108844
Vrieling, A., Fava, F., Leitner, S., Merbold, L., Cheng, Y., Nakalema, T. , Groen, T. A., & Butterbach-Bahl, K. (2022). Identification of temporary livestock enclosures in Kenya from multi-temporal PlanetScope imagery. Remote sensing of environment, 279, Article 113110. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.113110
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I am active in education in the two masters programmes of the faculty for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation and in the courses of the pre-master for spatial engineering. Besides, I play a role in the coordination of the Spatial Engineering Master as programme director.
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