Markus Neteler

Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)
Research and Innovation Centre
GIS and Remote Sensing Unit
S. Michele all'Adige, Italy
email: markus.neteler AT

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Journal articles and conference proceedings:


ISI listed papers:

In press:
  1. Fischer, D., Thomas, S.M., Neteler, M., Tjaden, N., Beierkuhnlein, C. (accepted): Climatic suitability of Aedes albopictus in Europe referring to climate change projections: Comparison of mechanistic and correlative niche modelling approaches. Eurosurveillance. (IF: 5.49)
  2. Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Ricotta, C., Landa, M., Frigeri, A., Neteler, M. (2013). Fourier transforms for modelling multi-temporal landscape fragmentation: an Open Source approach. Accepted by International Journal of Remote Sensing. (IF: 1.138)
  3. Rocchini, D., Dadalt, L., Delucchi, L., Neteler, M., Palmer, M.W. (2013). Disentangling the role of remotely sensed spectral heterogeneity as a proxy for North American plant species richness. Accepted by Community Ecology. (IF:1.679)


  1. Rocchini, D., Delucchi, L., Bacaro, G., Cavallini, P., Feilhauer, H., Foody, G.M., He, K.S., Nagendra, H., Porta, C., Ricotta, C., Schmidtlein, S., Spano, L.D., Wegmann, M., Neteler, M. (2013). Calculating landscape diversity with information-theory based indices: A GRASS GIS solution. Ecological Informatics, 17: 82-93. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.961)
  2. Ponti, L., Gutierrez, A.P., Basso, B., Neteler, M., Ruti, P.M., Dell’Aquila, Iannetta, M. (2013). Olive agroecosystems in the mediterranean basin: multitrophic analysis of climate effects with  process-based representation of soil water balance. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 19: 122-131. [DOI | PDF]
  3. Rocchini, D., Foody, G.M., Nagendra, H., Ricotta, C., Anand, M., He, K.S., Amici, V., Kleinschmit, B., Förster, M., Schmidtlein, S., Feilhauer, H., Ghisla, A., Metz, M., Neteler, M. (2013). Uncertainty in ecosystem mapping by remote sensing. Computers and Geosciences, 50, 128–135. In Sciencedirect Top25 all year [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.834)
  4. Zorer, R., Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Delucchi, L., Zottele, F., Meggio, F., Neteler, M. (2013): Daily MODIS Land Surface Temperature Data for the Analysis of the Heat Requirements of Grapevine Varieties. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 51:2128–2135. [DOI] (IF: 3.467)


ISI listed papers (cumulative IF: 26.59):

ISI listed papers (cumulative IF: 26.59):

  1. Rocchini, D., Neteler, M. (2012): Let the four freedoms paradigm apply to ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27(6): 310-311 [DOI | Full text | PDF] (IF: 15.389)
  2. Neteler, M., Bowman, M.H., Landa, M. and Metz, M. (2012): GRASS GIS: a multi-purpose Open Source GIS. Environmental Modelling & Software, 31: 124-130 [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.476). In the Top25 Jan-Mar 2012  & Oct-Dec 2012; also #1 in Top25 all yearHighlight article in Elsevier Environmental Science & Ecology Newsletter of 2012

  3. Bacaro, G., Rocchini, D., Ghisla, A., Marcantonio, M., Neteler, M., Chiarucci, A. (2012). The spatial domain matters: spatially constrained species rarefaction in a Free and Open Source environment. Accepted by Ecological Complexity. 12: 63-69 [DOI] (IF: 2.340)
  4. Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Frigeri, A., Delucchi, L., Marcantonio, M., Neteler, M. (2012). Robust rectification of aerial photographs in an Open Source environment. Computers & Geosciences, 39 (2): 145-151  [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.834) In Top25 CompGeo on ScienceDirect
  5. Rocchini, D., Neteler, M. (2012). Spectral rank-abundance for measuring landscape diversity. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33: 4458–447 [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.138)
  6. Vernesi, C., Rocchini, D., Pecchioli, E., Neteler, M., Vendramin, G.G., Paffetti, D. (2012). A landscape genetics approach reveals ecological-based differentiation in populations of holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) at the northern limit of its range. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 107(2): 458-467 [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.413)
Further publications:

  1. Bocher, E., Neteler, M. (Eds.), 2012: Geospatial Free and Open Source Software in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the first Open Source Geospatial Research Symposium. Series: Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer: Heidelberg. ISBN 978-3-642-10594-4. 261 p., 77 illus., 36 in color. [ DOI | PDF Preface ]
  2. Luca Casagrande, Paolo Cavallini,Alessandro Frigeri, Alessandro Furieri, Ivan Marchesini, Markus Neteler, 2012: GIS Open Source. GRASS GIS, Quantum GIS e Spatialite. Dario Flaccovio Editore S.r.l. ISBN 9788857901497, 224 pagine.
    (with contributions of Luca Delucchi and Duccio Rocchini)
  3. Rocchini, D., Balkenhol, N., Delucchi, L., Ghisla, A., Hauffe, H.C., Imre, A.R., Jordán, F., Nagendra, H., Neale, D., Ricotta, C., Varotto, C., Vernesi, C., Wegmann, M., Wohlgemuth, T., Neteler, M. (2012). Spatial Algorithms Applied to Landscape Diversity Estimate from Remote Sensing Data. In: Jordán, F., Jørgensen, S.E. (Eds), Models of the Ecological Hierarchy: From Molecules to the Ecosphere. Elsevier B.V., pp. 391–411. ISBN: 9780444593962
  4. Jolma, A., Ames, D.P., Horning, N., Mitasova, H., Neteler, M., Racicot, A. and Sutton, T. (2012): Environmental Modeling and Management using Free and Open Source Geospatial Tools. In: Kresse, W. and Danko D.M. (eds.) Handbook of Geographic Information, Springer, Part C, pp. 597-619 (DOI)
  5. Brovelli, M., Mitasova, H., Neteler, M., Raghavan, V., (2012): Free and open source desktop and Web GIS solutions. Applied Geomatics, 4:65-66. [ DOI ]


ISI listed papers (cumulative IF: 33.019):

  1. °Neteler, M., °Roiz, D., Rocchini, D., Castellani, C. and Rizzoli, A. (2011). Terra and Aqua satellites track tiger mosquito invasion: modeling the potential distribution of Aedes albopictus in north-eastern Italy. International Journal of Health Geographics, 10:49 [ Abstract | DOI | PDF ] (IF: 2.34)
    °The authors contributed equally
  2. Tonolli, S., Dalponte, M., Gianelle, D., Neteler, M., Rodeghiero, M., and Vescovo, L. (2011). Fusion of airborne LIDAR and satellite multispectral data for the estimation of timber volume in an Alpine region. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115: 2486-2498. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.951)
  3. °Roiz D., °Neteler M., Castellani C., Arnoldi D., Rizzoli A. (2011). Climatic factors driving invasion of the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) into new areas of Trentino, Northern Italy. PLoS ONE. 6(4): e14800. °The authors contributed equally [DOI | PDF] (IF: 4.411)
    - press reactions and
    - featured in European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV), Science for Environment Policy, Issue 252, "Predicting the spread of the tiger mosquito in Europe"
  4. He, K.S., Rocchini, D., Neteler, M., Nagendra, H. (2011). Benefits of hyperspectral remote sensing for tracking plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 381-392 [DOI | PDF] (IF: 4.248)
  5. Cagnacci, F., Focardi, S., Heurich, M., Hewison, A., Kjellander, P., Linnell, J., Mysterud, A., Neteler, M., Delucchi, L., Urbano, F. (2011). Migratory, stationary and the not so clear ones: behavioural gradients in partial migration of roe deer are determined by ecological and social factors. Oikos 120 (12), 1790-1802 [ DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.393)
  6. Frigeri, A, Hare, T, Neteler, M., Coradini, A, Federico, C, Orosei, R. (2011). A research environment for digital planetary data processing and mapping using ISIS and GRASS GIS. Planetary and Space Science, 59 (11-12): 1265-1272 [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.344)
  7. Imre, A.R., Cseh, D., Neteler, M., Rocchini, D. (2011). Korcak dimension as a novel indicator of landscape fragmentation and re-forestation. Ecological Indicators, 11: 1134–1138 [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.967)
  8. Rocchini, D., McGlinn, D., Ricotta, C., Neteler, M., Wohlgemuth, T. (2011). Landscape complexity and spatial scale influence the relationship between remotely sensed spectral diversity and survey based plant species richness. Journal of Vegetation Science. 22(4): 688-698 [DOI| PDF] (IF: 2.457)
  9. Rizzoli, A., Hauffe, H.C., Carpi, G., Vourc’h, G., Neteler, M., Rosà, R. (2011). Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Eurosurveillance, 16(27):pii=19906 [Abstract | PDF] (IF pending)


ISI listed papers (cumulative IF: 11.862):

  1. F. Urbano, F. Cagnacci, C. Calenge, A. Cameron, H. Dettki, M. Neteler (2010) Wildlife tracking data management: a new vision. Theme issue "Challenges and opportunities of using GPS-based location data in animal ecology". Phil. Trans. Royal Society B - 27 July 2010, 365(1550), pp. 2177-2185 (IF: 5.1) [DOI | Abstract | PDF]
  2. Rocchini, D., Balkenhol, N., Carter, G.A., Foody, G.M. Gillespie, T.W., He, K.S., Kark, S., Levin, N., Lucas, K., Luoto, M., Nagendra, H., Oldeland, J., Ricotta, C., Southworth, J., Neteler, M. Remotely sensed spectral heterogeneity as a proxy of species diversity: recent advances and open challenges. Ecological Informatics, Vol 5(5): 318-329 (IF: 1.299) [DOI| PDF] - Ranked TOP25 hottest articles Jul-Sep 2010
  3. Rocchini, D., He, K.S., Oldeland, J., Wesuls, D., Neteler, M. (2010). Spectral variation versus species beta-diversity at different spatial scales: a test in African highland savannas. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12(4): 825-831 (IF: 2.225), [DOI | PDF]

Further publications:

  1. Neteler, M. (2010): Estimating daily Land Surface Temperatures in mountainous environments by reconstructed MODIS LST data. Remote Sensing 2(1), 333-351. (DOI) [ Abstract | PDF ]
  2. Amici, V., Geri, F., Csontos, P., Neteler, M., Rocchini, D. (2010). Fuzzy and boolean forest membership: on the actual separability of land cover classes. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 8: 39-50. [PDF]
  3. Neteler M. (2010). Open Source Geospatial Foundation. In Warf, B. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Geography. Vol. 4, pages 2088-2089. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications [ HTML ]
  4. Neteler M. (2010). Open Source GIS. In Warf, B. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Geography. London: SAGE Publications. Vol. 4, pages 2090-2091. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications [ HTML ]

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