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Harald ZandlerDr.

Harald Zandler


Bis 02/2023 bei BayCEER
e-Mail: harald.zandler(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Abteilung Klimatologie


  • Ökologische und klimatologische Fernerkundung
  • Monitoring natürlicher Ressourcen
  • Fernerkundungsbasierte Modellierung von Pflanzenbiomasse und Solarstrahlung
  • Regionaler Fokus: Hochgebirge und Trockengebiete Zentralasiens


Ausgewählte Publikationen

Peer reviewed


Zandler, H., Samimi, C.: Cooling Potential of Urban Tree Species during Extreme Heat and Drought : A Thermal Remote Sensing Assessment. Remote Sensing, 16(12), 2059 (2024).

Arabi, B., Moradi, M., Zandler, H., Samimi, C., Verhoef, W.: Developing a novel index for detection of optically shallow waters using multispectral satellite imagery and radiative transfer modelling. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 45(14), 4788-4819 (2024).


Zandler, H., Faryabi, S., Ostrowski, S.: Contributions to Satellite-Based Land Cover Classification, Vegetation Quantification and Grassland Monitoring in Central Asian Highlands Using Sentinel-2 and MODIS Data. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 10, 684589 (2022).


Haag, I., Kassam, K., Senftl, T., Zandler, H., Samimi, C.: Measurements meet human observations : integrating distinctive ways of knowing in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan to assess local climate change. Climatic Change, 165, 5 (2021).

Vanselow, K., Zandler, H., Samimi, C.: Time Series Analysis of Land Cover Change in Dry Mountains : Insights from the Tajik Pamirs. Remote Sensing, 13(19), No. 3951 (2021).


Zandler, H., Senftl, T., Vanselow, K.: Reanalysis datasets outperform other gridded climate products in vegetation change analysis in peripheral conservation areas of Central Asia. Scientific Reports, 10, 22446 (2020).


Zandler, H., Haag, I., Samimi, C.: Evaluation needs and temporal performance differences of gridded precipitation products in peripheral mountain regions. Scientific Reports, 9, 15118 (2019).


Zandler, H., Morche, T., Samimi, C.: Wind and solar power as possible energy alternatives in peripheral high mountains? Insights from the Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan. Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories, 9(4), 343-354 (2017).


Schumacher, P., Mislimshoeva, B., Brenning, A., Zandler, H., Brandt, M., Samimi, C., Koellner, T.: Do Red Edge and Texture Attributes from High-Resolution Satellite Data Improve Wood Volume Estimation in a Semi-Arid Mountainous Region?. Remote Sensing, 8(7), 540 (2016).

Zandler, H., Mislimshoeva, B., Samimi, C.: Scenarios of Solar Energy Use on the “Roof of the World” : Potentials and Environmental Benefits. Mountain Research and Development, 36(3), 256-266 (2016).


Hohberg, G., Kreczi, F., Zandler, H.: High mountain societies and limited local resources : livelihoods and energy utilization in the Eastern Pamirs, Tajikistan. Erdkunde, 69(3), 233-246 (2015).

Zandler, H., Samimi, C., Brenning, A.: Potential of Space-Borne Hyperspectral Data for Biomass Quantification in an Arid Environment : Advantages and Limitations. Remote Sensing, 7(4), 4565-4580 (2015).

Zandler, H., Samimi, C., Brenning, A.: Quantifying dwarf shrub biomass in an arid environment : comparing empirical methods in a high dimensional setting. Remote Sensing of Environment, 158, 140-155 (2015).

Books and Book sections


van Dijk, H., Samimi, C., Zandler, H.: Climate variability and institutional flexibility : Resource governance at the intersection between ecological instability and mobility in drylands. In: Angela García Kronenburg, Tobias Haller, Han van Dijk, Cyrus Samimi, Jereon Warner (eds.): Drylands Facing Change. - London : Routledge, 2022. - 15-31.


Vanselow, K., Zandler, H., Samimi, C.: Methods of Assessing Vegetation Dynamics and Pasture Potentials in Arid Mountain Regions. In: Lothar Mueller, Viktor G. Sychev, Nikolai M. Dronin, Frank Eulenstein (eds.): Exploring and Optimizing Agricultural Landscapes. - Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2021. - 373-382.


Vanselow, K., Zandler, H., Samimi, C.: Methods of Assessing Vegetation Dynamics and Pasture Potentials in High Mountain Regions. In: Viktor G. Sychev, Lothar Mueller (eds.): Novel Methods and Results of Landscape Research in Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. Vol. III. Landscape Monitoring and Modelling. - Moscow : 2018. - 209-213.

Other publications


Arabi, B., Moradi, M., Samimi, C., Verhoef, W., Zandler, H.: Developing A New Index for the Detection of Optically Shallow Waters in Complex Coastal Areas from Multi-Spectral Satellite Images Using Radiative Transfer Modelling. - (Speech), AGU 23, 11-15 December 2023, San Francisco, CA & Online.


Zandler, H.: Assessment of Woody Biomass and Solar Energy Resources with Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques : A Regional Study in the High Mountains of the Eastern Pamirs (Tajikistan). - Bayreuth: 2015. - XVIII, 131 p.
(Thesis, 2015, Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften)

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