Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Geographisches Institut


  1. Ioja, C., and Qureshi, S. (2020). Urban wildlands – Forests, waters and wetlands. In: Breuste, J., Artmann, M., Ioja, C., and Qureshi, S., (Editors) (2020). Making green cities – concepts, challenges and practice. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, pp: 177-179.
  1. Shirazi, S.A., Ahmad, A., and Qureshi, S., (2020). Assessing the impact of land use and land cover (LULC) changes on the biodiversity of River Ravi, Lahore, Pakistan. In: Breuste, J., Artmann, M., Ioja, C., and Qureshi, S., (Editors) (2020). Making green cities – concepts, challenges and practice. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, pp: 220-233.
  1. Firozjaei, M.K., Sedighi, A, Kiavarzm M., Qureshi, S., Haase, D., and Alavi Panah, S.K., (2019). Automated Built-Up Extraction Index: A New Technique for Mapping Surface Built-Up Areas Using LANDSAT 8 OLI Imagery. Remote Sensing (MDPI, Switzerland), Vol. 11(17), 1966.;
  1. Draus, P., Haase, D., Napieralski, J., Roddy, J., and Qureshi, S. (2019). Wounds, ghosts and gardens: historical trauma and green reparations in Berlin and Detroit. Cities (Elsevier Ltd., UK), Vol. 93, pp: 153-163. 
  1. Inostroza, L., Hamstead, Z., Spyra, M., and Qureshi, S. (2019). Landscape urbanization patterns in central Europe: Landscape-scale spatial assessment using the technomass indicator. Ecological Indicators, Vol. 96(1), PP: 466-476 (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK). 
  1. Firozjaei, M.K., Mogaddam, M.K., Alavi Panah, S.K., Qureshi, S., and Lakes, T. (2018). Monitoring and forecasting heat island intensity through multi-temporal image analysis and cellular automata-Markov chain modelling: A case of Babol city, Iran. Ecological Indicators, Vol. 91, pp: 155-170 (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK). 
  1. Mehraj, G., Khuroo, A.A., Qureshi, S., Muzafar, I., Friedman, C.R., Rashid, I. (2018). Alien flora in urban areas of global biodiversity hotspots: a case study of Srinagar city in Kashmir Himalaya, India. Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol 27, pp: 1055–1072. (Springer Science, The Netherlands). 
  1. Abbas, S., Shirazai, S.A., and Qureshi, S. (2018). SWOT analysis for socio-ecological landscape variation as a precursor to the management of the mountainous Kanshi watershed, Salt Range of Pakistan. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Vol. 25(4), pp: 351-361. DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2017.1416701 (Taylor and Francis, UK)
  1. Alavipanah, S., Schreyer, J., Haase, D., Lakes, T., and Qureshi, S. (2017). Assessing the impact of multidimensional urban parameters on urban temperature – an example from the semi-arid city of Yazd, Iran. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 177, pp: 115-123 (Elsevier Ltd., UK). 
  1. Li., J., Fang, W., Wang, T., Qureshi, S., Alatalo, J.M., and Bai, Y. (2017). Correlations between socio-economic drivers and indicators of urban expansion: Evidence from the heavily urbanised Shanghai metropolitan area, China. Sustainability (MDPI, Switzerland), Vol. 9(7), 1199; doi:10.3390/su9071199
  1. Zhu, Z., Zhao, K-K., Qureshi, S., Lin, Q., Friedman, C.R., Wang, H., and Cai, G-Y. (2017). Systematic environmental impact assessment for non-natural reserve areas: A case study of the Chaishitan water conservancy project on land use and plant diversity in Yunnan, China. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 5:60. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00060. 
  1. Li, Y., Qiu, J., Zhao, B., Pavao-Zuckerman, M., Bruns, A., Qureshi, S., and Zhang, C. (2017). Quantifying urban ecological governance: a suite of indices characterizes the ecological planning implications of rapid coastal urbanization. Ecological Indicators (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK), Vol. 72, pp: 225–233 
  1. Alavipanah, S., Haase, D., Lakes, T., and Qureshi, S. (2017). Integrating the third dimension into the concept of urban ecosystem services: A review. Ecological Indicators (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK), Vol. 72, pp: 374-398. 
  2. McPhearson, T., Pickett, S.T.A., Grimm, N., Alberti, M., Elmqvist, T., Niemela, J., Weber, C., Breuste, J., Haase, D., and Qureshi, S. (2016). Advancing urban ecology towards a science of cities. Bioscience (Oxford/AIBS, USA), Vol. 66 (3), pp: 198-212..
  1. Schetke, S., Qureshi, S., Lautenbach, S., Kabisch, N. (2016). What determines the use of urban green spaces in highly urbanized areas? – Examples from two fast growing Asian cities. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier, Germany), Vol. 16, pp:150-159. (Impact Factor: 3.043)
    Umar, M., Munir, S., Ali, I., Qureshi, S., Notarnicola, C., Rahman, S., and Weng, Q. (2016). Soil moisture assessment based on optical remote sensing and ground measurements: a case study from Pakistan test site In: Weng, Q. (Ed). Remote Sensing for Sustainability. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida, pp: 243-265.
  1. Wang, H., Knapp, S., Qureshi, S., Freidman, C.R., and Hubacek, K. (2015). A basic assessment of residential plant diversity and its ecosystem services and disservices in Beijing, China. Applied Geography (Elsevier Ltd., the Netherlands), Vol. 64, pp: 121-131, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.08.006. 
  1. Wang, H., Qureshi, S., Qureshi, B.A., Qiu, J., Freidman, C.R., Breuste, J.H., and Wang, X. (2015). A multivariate analysis integrating ecological, socioeconomic and physical characteristics to investigate urban forest cover and plant diversity in Beijing, China. Ecological Indicators (Elsevier Science Ltd., the Netherlands), Vol. 60, pp: 921-929, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.08.015.
  1. Alavipanah, S.S., Wegmann, M., Qureshi, S., Weng, Q., and Koellner, T. (2015). The role of vegetation in mitigating urban land surface temperatures: a case study of Munich, Germany during the warm season. Sustainability (MDPI, Switzerland), Vol. 7, pp: 4689-4706. 
  1. Choudhry, K.Z., Coles, R., Qureshi, S., Ashford, R., Khan, S., and Mir, R, R. (2015). A review of scientific methodologies used in studies investigating therapeutic value as determinant of outcome for exposure to ‘naturalistic and urban environments’. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier, Germany), Vol. 14, Issue 2, DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2015.03.007. (Impact Factor: 3.043)
  1. Barau, A.S., and Qureshi, S. (2015). Using agent-based modelling and landscape metrics to assess landscape fragmentation in Iskandar Malaysia. Ecological Processes (SpringerOpen), Vol. 4:8. URL:
  1. Shah, M.A., Beaulieu, M., Shah, Z.R., Khasa, D.P., and Qureshi, S. (2015). A cross-city biogeographic investigation of arbuscular mycorrhizas in Conyza canadensis rhizosphere across native and non-native regions. Ecological Processes (SpringerOpen), Vol. 4:7. doi:10.1186/s13717-015-0034-0.
  2. Li, Y., Li, Y, Qureshi, S., Kapps, M., and Hubacek, K. (2015). On the relationship between landscape patterns and water quality across gradient zones of rapid urbanization in Lianyungang, China. Ecological Modelling (Elsevier Ltd., UK), Vol. 318, pp:100-108. 
  1. Andrabi, S.M., Reshi, Z.A., Shah, M.A., and Qureshi, S. (2015). Studying the patterns of alien and native floras of some habitats in Srinagar city, Kashmir, India. Ecological Processes (SpringerOpen). Ecological Processes 2015, 4:2. DOI 10.1186/s13717-014-0030-9.
  1. Kabisch, N., Qureshi, S., and Haase, D. (2015). Human-environment interactions in urban green spaces – A systematic review of contemporary issues and prospects for future research. Environmental Impact Assessment Review (Elsevier, the Netherlands). Vol. 50, pp: 25-34. 
  1. Ali, I., Khan, A.A., Qureshi, S., Umar, M., Haase, D., and Hijazi, I. (2015). A hybrid approach integrating 3D city models, remotely sensed SAR data and interval-valued fuzzy soft set based decision making for post disaster mapping of urban areas. In: Breunig, M., Al-Doori, M., Butwilowski, E., Kuper, P.V., Benner, J., Haefele, K.H. (Eds.). 3D Geoinformation Science. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography Series (Springer, the Netherlands). pp: 87-105.
  1. Shaikh, S., Kami, J.H., and Qureshi, S. (2014). Monitoring the diversity of malaria and dengue vector in Karachi: studying variation of genera and subgenera of mosquitoes under different ecological conditions. Ecological Processes (SpringerOpen), Vol. 3(1), 12.
  1. Fi, X., Breuste, J., and Qureshi, S. (2015). Urban ecosystems: functions, services and sustainable management. Eco-city and Green Building, Vol. 4, pp: 42-52.
  1. Weng, Q., Gamba, P., Mountrakis, G., Pesaresi, M., Lu, L., Kemper, T., Heinzel, J., Xian, G., Jin, H., Miyazaki, H., Xu, B., Qureshi, S., Keramitsoglou, I., Ban, Y., Esch, T., Roth, A., and Elvidge, C.D. (2014). Urban Observing Sensors. In: Weng, Q. (ed.). Global Urban Monitoring and Assessment through Earth Observation. Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp: 49-81.
  1. Qureshi, S., and Haase, D. (2014). Compact, eco-, hybrid or teleconnected? Novel aspects of urban ecological research seeking compatible solutions to socio-ecological complexities. Ecological Indicators (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK), Vol. 42, pp: 1-5. 
  1. Haase, D., Larondelle, N., Andersson, E., Artmann, M., Borgström, S., Breuste, J., Gomez-Baggethun, E., Gren, A., Hamstead, Z., Hansen, R., Kabisch, N., Kremer, P., Langemeyer, J., Rall, E.L., McPhearson, T., Pauleit, S., Qureshi, S., Schwarz, N., Voigt, A., Wurster, D., and Elmqvist, T. (2014). A quantitative review of urban ecosystem services assessment: concepts, models and implementation. Ambio (Springer), Vol. 43, Issue 4, pp: 413-433.
  1. Qureshi, S., Haase, D., and Coles, R. (2014). The Theorized Urban Gradient (TUG) method – a conceptual framework for socio-ecological sampling in complex urban agglomerations. Ecological Indicators (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK), Vol. 36, pp: 100-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.07.010. 
  1. Li, Y., Shi, Y, Qureshi, S., Bruns, A., Ai, J., Zhu, X. (2014). Applying the concept of spatial resilience to socio-ecological systems in the urban-wetland interface. Ecological Indicators (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK). Vol. 42, pp: 135-146.
  1. Karim, Z., Qureshi, B.A., Mumtaz, M., and Qureshi, S. (2014). Heavy metal content in urban soils as an indicator of anthropogenic and natural influences on landscape of Karachi—A multivariate spatio-temporal analysis. Ecological Indicators (Elsevier Science Ltd., UK), Vol. 42, pp: 20-31.
  1. Breuste, J.H., Schnellinger, J., Qureshi, S., and Faggi, A. (2013). Urban ecosystem services on the local level: Urban green space as providers. Ekológia (Versita, Germany), Vol. 32, Issue 3, pp: 290304. DOI:10.2478/eko-2013-0026.
  1. Breuste, J.H., Qureshi, S., and Li, J. (2013). Applied urban ecology for sustainable urban environment. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, USA), Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp: 675-680. 
  1. Qureshi, S., Breuste, J.H., and Jim, C.Y. (2013). Differential community and the perception of urban green spaces and their contents in the megacity of Karachi, Pakistan. Urban Ecosystems (Springer, USA), Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp: 853-870. 
  2. Breuste, J.H., Schnellinger, J., Qureshi, S., and Faggi, A. (2013). Investigations on habitat provision and recreation as ecosystem services in urban parks – two case studies in Linz and Buenos Aires. In: Breuste, J., Pauleit, S., and Pain, J. (Eds.). Stadtlandschaft – vielfältige Natur und ungleiche Entwicklung. Proceedings of the CONTUREC (Competence Network of Urban Ecology), Volume 5, pp: 7-22.
  1. Breuste, J.H., Qureshi, S., and Li, J. (2013). Scaling down the ecosystem services at local level for urban parks of three megacities. Hercynia - Ecology and Environment in Central Europe (Halle, Germany), Vol. 46, pp: 1-20.
  1. Blaschke, T., Donert, K., Gossette, F., Kienberger, S., Marani, M., Qureshi, S., and Tiede, D. (2012). Virtual globes: serving Science and society. Information, Vol. 3, pp: 372–390.
  1. Breuste, J.H., and Qureshi, S. (2011). Urban sustainability, urban ecology, and Society for Urban Ecology (SURE). Urban Ecosystems (Springer, USA), Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp: 313–317. 
  2. Qureshi, S. (2011). On the multidisciplinary perspectives to address environmental issues in a regional context. Landscape Ecology (Springer, the Netherlands), Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp: 891892. 
  3. Alam K., Qureshi, S., and Blaschke, T. (2011). Monitoring spatio-temporal aerosol patterns over Pakistan based on MODIS, TOMS and MISR satellite data and a HYSPLIT model. Atmospheric Environment (Elsevier, Ltd., UK), Vol. 45, Issue 27, pp: 46414651. 
  1. Qureshi, S. (2011). Boundary crossing by transregional practice of governance to address sustainability issues. Landscape Ecology (Springer, the Netherlands), Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp: 455–456
  2. Sadiq, N., and Qureshi, S. (2010). Content analysis versus level of objectivity: Nuclear proliferation issue in Pakistan and its coverage by leading newspapers. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (CG Publisher, USA), Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp: 241253.
  1. Alam, K., Iqbal, M.J., Blaschke, T., Qureshi, S., and Khan, G. (2010). Monitoring the spatio-temporal variations in aerosols and aerosol-cloud interactions over Pakistan using MODIS data. Advances in Space Research (Elsevier, the Netherlands), Vol. 46, Issue 9, pp: 11621176.
  1. Qureshi, S. (2010). The fast growing megacity Karachi as a frontier of environmental challenges: Urbanization and contemporary urbanism issues. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (Academic Journal Publishers), Volume 3, Issue 11, pp: 306–321.
  1. Pauleit, S., Breuste, J., Qureshi, S., and Sauerwein, M. (2010). Transformation of rural-urban cultural landscapes in Europe: Integrating approaches from ecological socio-economic and planning perspectives. Landscape Online (The official journal of IALE-D, Germany). Volume 20, pp: 1-10.
  1. Qureshi, S., Breuste, J.H., and Lindley, S.J. (2010). Green space functionality along an urban gradient in Karachi, Pakistan: A socio-ecological study. Human Ecology (Springer, USA), Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp: 283294
  1. Qureshi, S., and Breuste, J.H. (2010). Prospects of biodiversity in the mega city Karachi, Pakistan: Potentials, constraints and implications. In: Müller, N., Werner, P. and Kelcey, J. (eds.). Urban Biodiversity and Design – Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in Towns and Cities, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp: 497–517.
  1. Qureshi, S., Kazmi, S.J.H., and Breuste, J.H. (2010). Ecological disturbances due to high cutback in the green infrastructure of Karachi: Analyses of public perception about associated health problems. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (Elsevier, Germany), Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp: 187198
  2. Salman, A. and Qureshi, S. (2009). Indicators of urban sustainable development: A geographical review of urban regeneration projects in Karachi, Pakistan. In: Donert, K., Ari, Y., Attard, M., O'Reilly, G. and Schmeinck, D. (eds.) Geographical Diversity: Proceedings of the HERODOT Conference, 29-31 May 2009, Ayvalik, Turkey. mbvBerlin: mensch und buch verlag. pp: 183-187.
  3. Qureshi, S. and Salman, A. (2008). Urban waters under the stress of climate change: A conceptual framework for comparative assessment of water resources in distinct climatic regions. Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Resources and Climate Change in the MENA Region, Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman, 2-4 Nov. 2008. pp: 1-6.
  4. Qureshi, S., Kazmi, S.J.H. and Breuste, J.H. (2008). Burgeoning health problems in a mega city: Mapping the ecological disturbances due to high cutback in the green infrastructure of Karachi Pakistan. In: Chen, J., Liu S., Lucas, R., Sun, P., Lafortezza, R. and Delp L. (eds.) Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions. The book of abstracts of international conference of IUFRO, Chengdu, China, 16-18 Sep 2008. No: 172, pp: 97-98.