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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources, Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. My research and teaching activities concentrate on the application of satellite image time series for the understanding, mapping, and monitoring of dynamic natural resources. I predominantly analyze changes in agricultural and natural vegetation cover to infer relevant information. This information can then be applied for improved understanding of the effects of environmental change (e.g. climate), or for more efficient natural resource management. Besides a direct focus on societally-relevant applications, I also have a more fundamental interest in assessing the potential of new satellite sensors, particularly those with a high repeat frequency, for monitoring vegetation seasonality at fine spatial scales. My main focus areas include:

  1. vegetation phenology, including at fine spatial resolution;
  2. agricultural drought monitoring and prediction, for example in the framework of index insurance programs;
  3. interaction between livestock and the environment in rangelands.

Before joining the University of Twente in 2009, I obtained two MSc's and a PhD from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. The MSc's were obtained in the fields of 'Tropical Land Use' and 'Geo-information Science' in 2001. My PhD was on the use of satellite data for soil erosion studies, and was completed in 2007. Between 2007 and 2009, I worked at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Ispra, Italy).

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Research Output 2001 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of Sentinel-2 and RapidEye for Retrieval of Leaf Area Index in a Saltmarsh Using a Radiative Transfer Model

Darvishzadeh, R., Wang, T., Skidmore, A. K., Vrieling, A., O'Connor, B., Gara, T. W., Ens, B. J. & Marc, P., 20 Mar 2019, In : Remote sensing. 11, 6, p. 1-22 22 p., 671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
leaf area index
radiative transfer
10 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
time series
surface water
satellite altimetry
5 Downloads (Pure)

Annual green water resources and vegetation resilience indicators: definitions, mutual relationships, and future climate projections

Zampieri, M., Grizzetti, B., Meroni, M., Scoccimarro, E., Vrieling, A., Naumann, G. & Toreti, A., 19 Nov 2019, In : Remote sensing. 11, 22, p. 1-13 13 p., 2708.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
water resource
primary production
terrestrial ecosystem
1 Citation (Scopus)

Does the design matter? Comparing satellite-based indices for insuring pastoralists against drought

Jensen, N., Stoeffler, Q., Fava, F., Vrieling, A., Atzberger, C., Meroni, M., Mude, A. G. & Carter, M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Ecological economics. 162, p. 59-73 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

remote sensing
household survey
leaf area index
radiative transfer
remote sensing


Remote Sensing Letters Award

Michele Meroni (Recipient), Felix Rembold (Recipient), Dominique Fasbender (Recipient) & Anton Vrieling (Recipient), 6 Sep 2018


remote sensing

Research Award for the Best Scientific Paper by a PhD student

Mitra Shariati Najafabadi (Recipient), Roshanak Darvish (Recipient), A.K. Skidmore (Recipient), A. Kolzsch (Recipient), A. Vrieling (Recipient), B.A. Nolet (Recipient), Klaus-Michael Exo (Recipient), Nirvana Meratnia (Recipient), P.J.M. Havinga (Recipient), Julia Stahl (Recipient) & A.G. Toxopeus (Recipient), Sep 2015



Press / Media

Seizoensverandering kweldervegetatie

A. Vrieling


1 Media contribution

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