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Muro, Javier

Junior researcher

Research interests:
  • Land cover classification and change
  • Data Fusion
  • Optical, Radar and Thermal
  • Time series
  • Natural resources management
Study Areas:
  • Wetlands
  • Amazonia
  • Tanzania
  • 09/2015 - now Research associate at ZFL
  • 06/2015 - 08/2015 Surveyor for EFTAS within the LUCAS project
  • 09/2011 - 05/2014 MSc in Applied Geoinformatics at the University of Turku, Finland, and member of its Amazon Research Team
  • 09/2003 - 05/2008 B. SC. in Environmental Science at University of Alcalá, Spain
Current projects: SE4Amazonian
Closed projects: SWOS (Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service)
Recent publications:
  • Muro, J., Strauch, A., Fitoka, E., Tompoulidou, M. & F. Thonfeld (2019): Mapping wetland dynamics with SAR-based change detection in the cloud. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 1–4.
  • Muro, J., Strauch, A., Heinemann, A., Steinbach, S., Thonfeld, F., Waske, B. & B. Diekkrüger (2018): Land surface temperature trends as indicator of land use changes in wetlands. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 70, Pages 62-71.
  • Leemhuis, C., Thonfeld, F., Näschen, K., Steinbach, S., Muro, J., Strauch, A., López, A., Daconto, G., Games, I. & B. Diekkrüger (2017): Sustainability in the Food-Water-Ecosystem Nexus: The Role of Land Use and Land Cover Change for Water Resources and Ecosystems in the Kilombero Wetland, Tanzania. Sustainability 9, 1513. doi:10.3390/su9091513.
  • Muro, J., Canty, M., Conradsen, K., Hüttich, C., Nielsen, A., Skriver, H., Remy, F., Strauch, A., Thonfeld, F. and G. Menz (2016): ‘Short-Term Change Detection in Wetlands Using Sentinel-1 Time Series’, Remote Sensing, 2016, 8, 10, p. 795
  • Muro, J.; doninck, J. V.; Tuomisto, H.; Higgins, M. A.; Moulatlet, G. M.; Ruokolainen, K. Floristic composition and across-track reflectance gradient in Landsat images over Amazonian forests. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2016, 119, 361–372.
  • Muro, J.; Heinmann, S.; Strauch A.; Menz, G.; Land Surface Temperature retrieval in wetlands using Normalized Difference Vegetation Index-emissivity estimation and ASTER emissivity product. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016.
  • Strauch, A.; Flink, S.; Fujimoto, N.; Geller, G.; Grobicki, A.; Hilarides, L.; Muro, J.; Paganini, M.; Rosenqvist, A.; Weise, K.; Towards a Global Wetland Observation System. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016


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