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Bleyhl, B., Ghoddousi, A., Askerov, E., Bocedi, G., Breitenmoser, U., Manvelyan, K., Palmer, S.C.F., Soofi, M., Weinberg, P., Zazanashvili, N., Shmunk, V., Zurell, D. & Kuemmerle, T. (2021): Reducing persecution is key to restore large carnivore populations. Ecological Applications, in press.


Habibzadeh, N., Ghoddousi, A., Bleyhl, B., Kuemmerle, T. (2021): Rear‐edge populations are important for understanding climate change risk and adaptation potential of threatened species. Conservation Science and Practice. e375.


Ghoddousi, A., Buchholz, E.K., Dietsch, A., Williamson, M., Sharma, S., Balkenhol, N., Kuemmerle, T. & Dutta, T. (2021): Anthropogenic resistance: Accounting for human behavior in wildlife connectivity planning. One Earth 4 (1): 39-48.


Semper-Pascual, A., C. Burton, M. Baumann, J. Decarre, G. Gavier-Pizarro, B. Gómez-Valencia, L. Macchi, M. E. Mastrangelo, F. Pötzschner, P. V. Zelaya, and T. Kuemmerle (2021): How do habitat amount and habitat fragmentation drive time-delayed responses of biodiversity to land-use change? Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288:20202466.


Romero‐Muñoz, A., Fandos, G., Benítez‐López, A., & Kuemmerle, T. (2020): Habitat destruction and overexploitation drive widespread declines in all facets of mammalian diversity in the Gran Chaco. Global Change Biology.


Oeser, J., Heurich, M., Senf, C., Pflugmacher, D. and Kuemmerle, T. (2020): Satellite‐based habitat monitoring reveals long‐term dynamics of deer habitat in response to forest disturbances. Ecological Applications, e2269.


Lewińska, K. E., P. Hostert, J. Buchner, B. Bleyhl, and V. C. Radeloff (2020): Short-term vegetation loss versus decadal degradation of grasslands in the Caucasus based on Cumulative Endmember Fractions. Remote Sensing of Environment 248:111969.


Torres, R., Kuemmerle, T. & Zak, M.R. (2020): Changes in agriculture-biodiversity trade-offs in relation to landscape context in the Argentine Chaco. Landscape Ecology, 36, 703–719.


Sabatini, F.M., Keeton, W.S., Lindner, M., Svoboda, M., Verkerk, P.J., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Burrascano, S., Debaive, N., Duarte, I., et al. (2020): Protection gaps and restoration opportunities for primary forests in Europe. Diversity and Distributions.


Oeser J, Heurich M., Senf C., Pflugmacher D. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Satellite-based habitat monitoring reveals long-term dynamics of deer habitat in response to forest disturbances. Ecological Applications, accepted.


Freitag M., Kamp J., Dara A., Kuemmerle T., Sidorova T., Stirnemann I., Velbert F. & Hölzel N. (2020):  Post-Soviet shifts in fire and grazing regimes changed the functional plant community composition on the Eurasian steppe. Global Change Biology, in press.


Romero-Muñoz A., Fandos G., Benítez-López A. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Habitat destruction and overexploitation drive widespread declines in all facets of mammalian diversity in the Gran Chaco. Global Change Biology, accepted.


Kehoe L., dos Reis T.N.P., Meyfroidt. P., Bager S., Seppelt R., Kuemmerle T., Berenguer E., Clark M., Davis K.F., zu Ermgassen E.K.H.J., Farrell K.N., Friis C., Haberl H., Kastner T., Murtough K.L., Persson M., Romero-Muñoz A., O’Connell C., Schäfer V.V., Virah-Sawmy M., le Polain de Waroux Y. & Kiesecker J. (2020): Inclusion, transparency, & enforcement: How the EU-Mercosur trade agreement fails the sustainability test. One Earth, 3, 268-272.


Kuemmerle T., Bluhm H., Ghoddousi A., Arakelyan M., Askerov E., Bleyhl B., Ghasabian M., Gavashelishvili A., Heidelberg A., Malkhasyan A., Manvelyan K., Soofi M., Yarovenko Y., Weinberg P. & Zazanashvili N. (2020): Identify priority areas for restoring mountain ungulates in the Caucasus ecoregion. Conservation Science & Practice, e276.


Sabatini F.M., Keeton W.S., Lindner M., Svoboda M., Verkerk P.J., Bauhus J., Bruelheide H., Burrascano S., Debaive N., Duarte I., Garbarino M., Grigoriadis N., Lombardi F., Mikoláš M., Meyer P., Motta R., Mozgeris G., Nunes L., Ódor P., Panayotov M., Ruete A., Simovski B., Stillhard J., Svensson J., Szwagrzyk J., Tikkanen O.P., Vandekerkhove K., Volosyanchuk R., Vrska T., Zlatanov T. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Protection gaps and restoration opportunities for primary forests in Europe. Diversity & Distributions, in press.


Turner II B.L., Meyfroidt P., Kuemmerle T., Müller D. & Roy Chowdhury R. (2020): Framing the search for a theory of land use. Journal of Land Use Science, 15, 489-508.


Semper-Pascual A., Decarre J., Baumann M., Camino M., Di Blanco Y., Gómez-Valencia B. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Using occupancy models to assess the direct and indirect impacts of agricultural expansion on species’ populations. Biodiversity & Conservation, in press.


Barral M.P., Villarino, S., Levers, C., Baumann, M., Kuemmerle, T. & Mastrangelo, M., (2020): Widespread and major losses in multiple ecosystem services as a result of agricultural expansion in the Argentine Chaco. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.


Buchner K., Yin H., Frantz D., Kuemmerle T., Askerov E., Bakuradze T., Bleyhl B., Elizbarashvili N., Komarova A., Lewińska K.E., Rizayeva A., Sayadyan H., Tan B., Tepanosyan G., Zazanashvili N. & Radeloff V.C. (2020): Land-cover change in the Caucasus Mountains since 1987 based on the topographic correction of multi-temporal Landsat composites. Remote Sensing of Environment, 248, 111967.


Ghoddousi A., Bleyhl B., Sichau C., Ashayeri D., Moghadas P., Sepahvand P., Hamidi A. K., Soofi M. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Mapping connectivity and conflict risk to identify safe corridors for the Persian leopard. Landscape Ecology, 35, 1809–1825.


Baumann M., Kamp J., Pötzschner F., Bleyhl B., Dara D., Hankerson B., Prishchepov A.V., Schierhorn F., Müller D., Hölzel N., Krämer K., Urazaliyev R. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Declining human pressure and opportunities for rewilding in the steppes of Eurasia. Diversity & Distributions, 26, 1058-1070.


Macchi L. Decarre J., Goijman A.P., Mastrangelo M., Blendinger P.G., Gavier-Pizarro G.I., Murray F., Piquer-Rodriguez M., Semper-Pascual A. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Trade-offs between biodiversity and agriculture are moving targets in dynamic landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57, 2054-2063.


Kuemmerle T., Perzanowski K., & Bleyhl, B. (2020): European bison conservation must move beyond entrenched debates. Animal Conservation, 23, 482-483.


Davis K.F., Koo H. I., Dell’Angelo J., D’Odorico P., Estes L., Kehoe L.J., Kharratzadeh M., Kuemmerle T., Machava D., Pais, A.d.J.R., Ribeiro N., Rulli M. C. & Tatlhego M. (2020): Tropical forest loss enhanced by large-scale land acquisitions. Nature Geosciences, 13, 482–488.


Munteanu C., Kamp J., Nita M.D., Klein N., Kraemer B.M., Müller D., Koshkina A., Prishchepov A.V. & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Cold War spy satellite images reveal delayed declines of a philopatric keystone species in response to cropland expansion. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287, 20192897.


Romero-Muñoz A., Benítez-López A., Zurell D., Baumann M., Camino M., Decarre J.,  Castillo H., Giordano A.J., Gómez-Valencia B., Levers C., Noss A., Quiroga V., Thompson J., Torres R., Velilla M., Weiler A., & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Increasing synergistic effects of habitat destruction and hunting on mammals over three decades in the Gran Chaco. Ecography, 43, 954-966.

Názaro, M.G., Dos Santos, D.A., Torres, R., Baumann, M., Blendinger, P.G., and Ribas, C. (2020): Untangling the imprints of climate, geography and land use/cover on bird diversity in the South American Gran Chaco. Journal of Biogeography 47, 1439-1454.

198 Dara A., Baumann M., Freitag M., Hölzel N., Hostert P., Kamp J., Müller D., Prishchepov A.V & Kuemmerle T. (2020): Annual Landsat time series reveal post-Soviet changes in grazing pressure. Remote Sensing of Environment, 239, 111667.


Butsic V., Kuemmerle T., Pallud L., Helmstedt K., Macchi L., & Potts M. (2020): Aligning biodiversity conservation and agricultural production in heterogeneous landscapes. Ecological Applications, 30, e02057.


Fernandez P. D., Kuemmerle T., Baumann M., Grau R.H., Nasca J., Radrizzani A., & Gasparri I.N., (2020): Understanding the distribution of cattle production systems in the South American Chaco. Journal of Land Use Science, 15, 52-68.




Koshkina A., Grigoreva I., Tokarsky V., Urazaliyev R., Kuemmerle T., Hölzel N. & Kamp J. (2019): Marmots from space: assessing population size and habitat use of a burrowing mammal using publicly available satellite images . Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 6, 153-167.


Romero-Muñoz A.M., Jansen M., Nuñez A.M., Toledo M., Almonacid R.V. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Fires scorching Bolivia’s Chiquitano Forest. Science, 366, 1082.


Dara A., Baumann M., Hölzel, N., Hostert P., Kamp J., Mueller M., Ullrich B., & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Post-Soviet land-use change affected fire regimes on the Eurasian steppes. Ecosystems, 23, 943–956.


Perzanowski K., Bleyhl B., Olech W. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Connectivity or isolation? Identifying reintroduction sites for multiple conservation goals for wisents (Bison bonasus) in Poland. Animal Conservation, 23, 212-221.


Romero-Munoz, A., Fernandez-Llamazares, A., Moraes, R.M., Larrea-Alcazar, D.M., and Wordley, C.F.R. (2019): A pivotal year for Bolivian conservation policy. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 866-869.


Oeser J., Heurich M., Senf C., Pflugmacher D., Belotti E. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Habitat metrics based on multi-temporal Landsat imagery for mapping large mammal habitat. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 6, 52-69.


Semper-Pascual A., Decarre J., Baumann M., Busso J.M., Camino M., Gómez-Valencia B. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Biodiversity loss in deforestation frontiers: linking occupancy modelling and physiological stress indicators to understand local extinctions. Biological Conservation, 236, 281-288.


Thomson A.M., Ellis E.C., Grau H.R., Kuemmerle T., Meyfroidt P., Ramankutty N. & Zeleke G. (2019): Sustainable intensification in land systems: trade-offs scales and contexts. Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability, 38, 37-43


Kehoe L., Reis T., Vira-Sawmy M., Balmford A. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Make EU trade with Brazil sustainable. Science, 364, 341.


Schierhorn F., Kastner T., Kuemmerle T., Meyfroidt P., Kurganova I., Prishchepov A.V., Erb K.H., Houghton R.A. & Müller D. (2019):  Large greenhouse gas savings due to changes in the post-Soviet food systems. Environmental Research Letters, 14, 065009.


Perino A., Pereira H.M., Navarro L.M., Fernández N., Bullock J.M., Ceausu S., Cortés-Avizanda A., van Klink R., Kuemmerle T., Lomba Â., Pe'er G., Plieninger T., Rey Benayas J., Sandom C., Svenning J.-C. & Wheeler H. (2019): Rewilding complex ecosystems. Science, 364, eaav5570.


Yin H., Butsic V., Buchner J., Kuemmerle T., Prishchepov A.V., Baumann M., Bragina E.V. Sayadyan H. & Radeloff V.C. (2019): Agricultural abandonment and recultivation during and after the Chechen Wars in the northern Caucasus. Global Environmental Change, 55, 149-159.


Macchi L., Baumann M., Bluhm H., Baker M., Levers C., Grau H.R. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Thresholds in forest bird communities along woody vegetation gradients in the South American Dry Chaco. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56, 629-639.


Sabatini F.M., de Andrade R.B., Paillet Y., Ódor P., Bouget C., Campagnaro T., Gosselin F., Janssen P., Mattioli W., Nascimbene J., Sitzia T., Kuemmerle T. & Burrascano S. (2019): Trade-offs between carbon stocks and biodiversity in European temperate forests. Global Change Biology, 25, 536-548.


Schulp C.J.E., Levers C., Kuemmerle T., Tieskens K.F., Verburg P.H. (2019): Mapping and modelling past and future land use change in Europe’s cultural landscapes. Land Use Policy, 80, 332-344.


Romero-Muñoz A., Torres R., Noss A.J., Giordano A.J., Quiroga V., Thompson J.J., Baumann M., Altrichter M., McBride Jr., T., Velilla M., Arispe R. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Habitat loss and overhunting synergistically drive the extirpation of jaguars from the Gran Chaco. Diversity & Distributions, 25, 176-190.


Bleyhl B., Arakelyan M., Askerov E., Bluhm H., Gavashelishvili A., Ghasabyan M., Ghoddousi A., Heidelberg A., Khorozyan I., Malkhasyan A., Manvelyan K., Masoud M., Moqanaki E., Radeloff V.C., Soofi M., Weinberg P., Zazanashvili N. & Kuemmerle T. (2019): Assessing niche overlap between domestic and threatened wild sheep to identify conservation priority areas. Diversity & Distributions, 25, 129-141.


Kuemmerle T., Kastner T., Meyfroidt P. & Qin S. (2019): Conservation Telecouplings. In: Østergaard Nielsen J. & Friis C. (2019): Telecoupling. Exploring land-use change in a globalised world. Palgrave Macmillan: London: 281-302.


Václavík T., Lautenbach S., Kuemmerle T. & Seppelt R. (2019): Mapping Land System Archetypes to Understand Drivers of Ecosystem Service Risks. In: Schröter M., Bonn A., Klotz S., Seppelt R. & Baessler C. (2018): Atlas of Ecosystem Services. Drivers Risks and Societal Responses. Springer: Amsterdam New York Berlin: 69-75.




Ansari H, M., & Ghoddousi, A. (2018): Water availability limits brown bear distribution at the southern edge of its global range. Ursus 29, 13-24.


Butsic, V., Carah, J.K., Baumann, M., Stephens, C., and Brenner, J.C. (2018): The emergence of cannabis agriculture frontiers as environmental threats. Environmental Research Letters 13, 124017.


Khalatbari, L., Brito, J.C., Ghoddousi, A., Abolghasemi, H., Breitenmoser, U., Breitenmoser-Wursten, C., Yusefi, G.H., Ostrowski, S., and Durant, S.M. (2018): Sanctioning to extinction in Iran. Science 362, 1255.

173 Meyfroidt P., Roy Chowdhury R., De Bremond A., Ellis E.C., Erb K.-H., Filatova T., Garrett R.D., Grove J.M., Heinimann A., Kuemmerle T., Kull C.A., Lambin E.F., Landon Y., le Polain de Waroux Y., Messerli P., Müller D., Nielsen J., Peterson G.D., Rodriguez García V., Schlüter M., Turner II B. L. & Verburg P.H. (2018): Middle-range theories of land system change. Global Environmental Change, 53, 52-67.
172 Torrella S.A., Piquer-Rodríguez M., Levers C., Ginzburg R., Gavier Pizarro G. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): Multiscale spatial planning to maintain forest connectivity in the Argentine Chaco in the face of deforestation. Ecology & Society, 23


Piquer-Rodriguez M., Baumann M., Bustic V., Gasparri H.I., Gavier-Pizarro G., Volante J. N., Müller D. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): The potential impact of economic policies on future land-use conversions in Argentina. Land Use Policy, 79, 57-67.


Kuemmerle T., Levers C., Bleyhl B., Olech W., Perzanowski K., Reusch C. & Kramer-Schadt S. (2018): One size does not fit all: European bison habitat selection across herds and spatial scales. Landscape Ecology, 33, 1559-1572.


Baumann. M., Levers C., Macchi L., Bluhm H., Waske B., Gasparri I. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): Mapping continuous fields of tree and shrub cover across the Gran Chaco using Landsat 8 and Sentinel-1 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 201-211.


Levers C., Schneider M., Prishchepov A.V., Estel S. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): Spatial variation in determinants of agricultural land abandonment in Europe. Science of the Total Environment, 644, 95-111.


Estel S., Mader S., Levers C., Verburg P.H., Baumann M. & Kuemmerle T. (2018) Combining satellite data and agricultural statistics to map grassland management intensity in Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 13, 074020.


Dara A., Baumann M., Kuemmerle T., Pflugmacher D., Rabe A., Griffiths P., Hölzel N., Kamp J., Freitag M. & Hostert P. (2018): Mapping the timing of cropland abandonment and recultivation in northern Kazakhstan using annual Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 213, 49-60.


Sabatini F. M., Burrascano S., Keeton W.S., Levers C., Lindner M., Pötzschner F. Verkerk P. J., Bauhus J., Buchwald E., Chaskovsky O., Debaive N., Horváth F., Garbarino M., Grigoriadis N., Lombardi F., Marques Duarte I., Meyer P., Midteng R., Mikac S., Mikolas M., Motta R., Mozgeris G., Nunes L., Panayotov M., Ódor P., Ruete A., Simovski B., Stillhard J., Svoboda M., Szwagrzyk J., Tikkanen O.-P., Volosyanchuk R., Vrska T., Zlatanov T. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): Where are Europe’s last primary forests? Diversity & Distribution, 24, 1426-1439.


Kreidenweis U., Humpenöder F., Kehoe L., Kuemmerle T., Bodirsky B.L., Lotze-Campen H. & Popp A. (2018): Pasture intensification is insufficient to relieve pressure on conservation priority areas in open agricultural markets. Global Change Biology, 24, 3199-3213.


Rufin P., Levers C., Baumann M., Jägermeyr J., Krueger T., Kuemmerle T. & Hostert P. (2018): Global-scale patterns and determinants of cropping frequency in irrigation dam command areas. Global Environmental Change, 50, 110-122.


Lesiv M., Schepaschenko D., Moltchanova E., Bun R., Dürauer M., Prishchepov A.V., Schierhorn F.,  Estel S., Kuemmerle T., Alcantara C., Kussul N., Shchepashchenko M., Kutovaya O., Martynenko O.,  Karminov V., Shvidenko A., Deppermann A., Havlik P., Kraxner F., See L. & Fritz F. (2018): Spatial distribution of arable and abandoned land across former Soviet Union countries. Scientific Data, 5, 180056.


Yin H., Prishchepov A.V., Kuemmerle T., Bleyhl B., Buchner J. & Radeloff V.C (2018): Mapping agricultural land abandonment from spatial and temporal segmentation of Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 210, 12-24.


Piquer-Rodríguez M., Butsic V., Gärtner P., Macchi L., Baumann M., Gavier Pizarro G., Volante J., Gasparri I.N. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): Drivers of agricultural land-use change in the Argentine Pampas and Chaco regions. Journal of Applied Geography, 91, 111-122.


Semper-Pascual A., Macchi L., Sabatini F.M., Decarre J., Baumann M., Bledinger P.G., Gomez-Valencia B., Mastrangelo M.E. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): Mapping extinction debt highlights conservation opportunities for birds and mammals in the South American Chaco. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55, 1218-1229.


Polaina E., González-Suárez M., Kuemmerle T., Kehoe L. & Revilla E. (2018): From tropical shelters to temperate defaunation: The relationship between agricultural transition stage and the distribution of threatened mammals. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 27, 647-657.


Verkerk P. J., Lindner M., Pérez-Soba M., Paterson J.S., Helming J., Verburg P.H., Kuemmerle T., Lotze-Campen H., Moiseyev A., Müller D., Popp A., Schulp C.J.E., Stürck J., Tabeau A., Wolfslehner B., van der Zanden E.H., (2016): Identifying pathways to visions of future land use in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 18, 817–830.


Stürck J., Levers C., van der Zanden E. H., Schulp C. J. E., Verkerk P. H., Kuemmerle T., Helming J., Lotze-Campen H., Popp A., Schrammeijer and Verburg P.H. (2018): Simulating and delineating future land change trajectories across Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 18, 733–749.


Estes L., Chen P., Debats S., Evans T., Ferreira S., Kuemmerle T., Ragazzo G., Sheffield J., Wolf A., Wood E. & Caylor K., (2018): A large-area spatially continuous assessment of land cover map error and its impact on downstream analyses. Global Change Biology, 24, 322-337.


Pongratz J., Dolman A., Don A., Erb K.H., Fuchs R., Herold M., Jones C., Kuemmerle T., Luyssaert S., Meyfroidt P. & Naudts K., (2018): Models meet data: Challenges and opportunities in implementing land management in Earth System Models. Global Change Biology, 24, 1470-1487.


Levers C., Müller D., Erb K. H., Haberl H., Jepsen M. R., Metzger M. J., Meyfroidt P., Plieninger T., Plutzar C., Stürck J., Verburg P. H., Verkerk P. J. & Kuemmerle T. (2018): Archetypical patterns and trajectories of land systems in Europe. Regional Environmental Change, 18, 715–732.



152 Butsic, V., Schwab, B., Baumann, M., & Brenner, J.C. (2017): Inside the Emerald Triangle: Modeling the Placement and Size of Cannabis Production in Humboldt County, CA USA. Ecological Economics 142, 70-80.


151 Bürgi M., Verburg P.H., Kuemmerle T. & Plieninger T. (2017): Analyzing dynamics and values of cultural landscapes. Landscape Ecology, 32, 2077–2081.


Munteanu C., Kuemmerle T., Boltiziar M., Lieskovský J., Mojses M., Kaim D., Konkoly-Gyuró É., Mackovčin P., Műller D., Ostapowicz K. & Radeloff V.C., (2017): Nineteenth-century land-use legacies affect contemporary land abandonment in the Carpathians. Regional Environmental Change, 17, 2209–2222.


Le Polain de Waroux Y., Baumann M., Gasparri N. I., Gavier-Pizarro G., Godar J., Kuemmerle T., Müller R., Vázquez F.,  Volante J. N. & Meyfroidt P. (2017): Rents, actors, and the expansion of commodity frontiers in the Gran Chaco. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108, 204-225.


Gerstner K., Levers C., Kuemmerle T., Václavík T., Pereira H.M. & Seppelt R. (2017): Assessing land-use effects on European plant diversity using a biome-specific countryside species–area model. Diversity & Distribution, 23, 1193–1203.


Kehoe L., Romero-Muñoz A., Polaina E., Estes L., Kreft H. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): Biodiversity at risk under future cropland expansion and intensification. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1129–1135.


Kehoe L., Romero-Muñoz A., Polaina E., Estes L., Kreft H. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): Biodiversity at risk under future cropland expansion and intensification. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1, 1129–1135.


Romero-Muñoz, A., Negrões Soares, N., Asturizaga, K., Carpio, M., Ten, S., Terán, M., and Zapata, J. (2017): Conflictos con el puma (Puma concolor) en Bolivia: dos casos de estudio en paisajes andinos. In Conflictos entre felinos y humanos en América Latina. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. 327-336.


Bleyhl B., Baumann M., Griffiths P., Heidelberg A., Manvelyan K., Radeloff V. C., Zazanashvili N. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): Assessing landscape connectivity for large mammals in the Caucasus using Landsat 8 seasonal image composites. Remote Sensing of Environment, 193, 193-203.


Fehlenberg V., Baumann M., Gasparri N.I., Piquer-Rodriguez M., Gavier Pizarro G. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): The role of soybean production as an underlying driver of deforestation in the South American Chaco. Global Environmental Change, 45, 24-34.


Marinaro S., Grau H. R., Gasparri N.I., Kuemmerle T. & Baumann M. (2017): Differences in production, carbon stocks and biodiversity outcomes of land tenure regimes in the Argentine Dry Chaco. Environmental Research Letters ,12, 045003.


Kuemmerle T., Altrichter M., Baldi G., Cabido M., Camino M., Cuellar E., Cuellar R., L., Decarre J., Díaz S., Gasparri S., Gavier Pizarro G., Ginzburg R., Giordano A. J., Grau H. R., Jobbágy E., Leynaud G., Macchi L., Mastrangelo M., Matteucci S. D., Noss A., Paruelo J., Piquer-Rodríguez M., Romero-Muñoz A., Semper-Pascual A., Thompson J., Torrella S., Torres R., Volante J.N., Yanosky A. & Zak M. (2017): Forest conservation: Remember Gran Chaco. Science, 355, 465-466.


Erb K.H., Luyssaert S., Meyfroidt P., Pongratz J., Don A., Kloster S., Kuemmerle T., Fetzel T., Fuchs R., Herold M., Haberl H., Jones C., Marín-Spiotta E., McCallum I., Robertson E., Seufert V., Fritz S., Valade A., Wiltshire A. & Dolman A. (2017): Land management: data availability and process understanding for global change studies. Global Change Biology, 23, 512–533.


Baumann M., Gasparri N. I., Piquer-Rodríguez M., Gavier- Pizarro G., Griffiths P., Hostert P. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): Carbon emissions from agricultural expansion and intensification in the Chaco. Global Change Biology, 23, 1902–1916.


Butsic V., Lewis, D.J., Radeloff, V.C., Baumann, M., & Kuemmerle T. (2017): Quasi-experimental methods enable stronger inferences from observational data in ecology. Basic and Applied Ecology, 19, 1-10.


Baumann M., Israel C., Piquer-Rodriguez M., Gavier-Pizarro G., Volante J. N. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): Deforestation and cattle expansion in the Paraguayan Chaco 1987-2012. Regional Environmental Change, 17, 1179–1191.


Feurdean A., Munteanu C., Kuemmerle T., Nielsen A. B., Hutchinson S.M., Ruprecht E., Parr C. L., Persoiu A. & Hickler T. (2017): Long-term land-cover/use change in a traditional farming landscape in Romania inferred from pollen data historical maps and satellite images. Regional Environmental Change, 17, 2193-2207.


Tieskens K.F., Schulp C.J.E., Levers C., Lieskovský J., Kuemmerle T., Plieninger T., Verburg P.H. (2017): Characterization of European Cultural Landscapes: accounting for structure land use intensity and value of rural landscapes. Land Use Policy, 62, 29-39.


Butsic V., Munteanu C., Griffiths P., Knorn J., Radeloff V.C., Lieskovský J., Mueller D. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): The effect of protected areas on forest disturbance in the Carpathian Mountains from 1985 to 2010. Conservation Biology, 31, 570-580


Kehoe L., Senf C., Meyer C., Gerstner K., Kreft H. & Kuemmerle T. (2017): Agriculture rivals biomes in predicting global species richness. Ecography, 40, 1118–1128.


Prishchepov A.V., Müller D., Baumann M., Kuemmerle T., Alcantara C. & Radeloff V.C. (2017): Underlying Drivers and Spatial Determinants of post-Soviet Agricultural Land Abandonment in Temperate Eastern Europe. In: Gutman G Radeloff V.C. (eds) Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Springer: Amsterdam New York Berlin: 91-117.


Munteanu C., Radeloff V.C., Griffiths P., Halada L., Kaim D., Knorn J., Kozak J., Kuemmerle T., Lieskovsky J., Müller D., Ostapowicz K., Shandra O. & Stych P. (2017): Land Change in the Carpathian Region Before and After Major Institutional Changes.  In: Gutman G Radeloff V.C. (eds) Land-Cover and Land-Use Changes in Eastern Europe after the Collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Springer: Amsterdam New York Berlin: 57-90.




Castaño-Uribe, C., Lasso, C.A., Hoogesteijn, R., Díaz-Pulido, A., Payán, E., and Taylor-Rodríguez, D. (2016): II. Conflictos entre felinos y humanos en América Latina. Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (IAvH).


Baumann M. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): The impacts of warfare and armed conflict on land systems. Journal of Land Use Science, 11, 672-688.


Schierhorn F., Meyfroidt P., Kastner T., Kuemmerle T., Prishchepov A.V. & Müller D., (2016): The dynamics of beef trade between Brazil and Russia and their environmental implications. Global Food Security, 11, 84–92.


Culbert P. D., Dorresteijn I., Loos J., Clayton M. J., Fischer J. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): Legacy effects of past land use on current biodiversity in a low-intensity farming landscape in Transylvania (Romania). Landscape Ecology, 32, 429–444.


Mikoláš M., Tejkal M., Kuemmerle T., Griffiths P., Svoboda M., Hlásny T., Leitão P. J. & Morrisey R. C. (2016): Forest management impacts on capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) habitat distribution and connectivity in the Carpathians. Landscape Ecology, 32, 163–179.


Müller, D., Haberl, H., Bartels, L.E., Baumann, M., Beckert, M., Levers, C., Schierhorn, F., Zscheischler, J., Havlik, P., and Hostert, P. (2016): Competition for land-based ecosystem services: Trade-offs and synergies. In Land Use Competition. Springer: 127-147.


Niewöhner, J., Bruns, A., Haberl, H., Hostert, P., Krueger, T., Lauk, C., Lutz, J., Müller, D., and Nielsen, J.Ø. (2016): Land use competition: Ecological, economic and social perspectives. In Land Use Competition. Human-Environment Interactions, Vol 6. Springer, Cham: 1-17.


Levers C. Butsic V., Verburg P. H., Müller D. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): Drivers of changes in agricultural intensity in Europe. Land Use Policy, 58, 380–393.


Burrascano S., Chytrý M., Kuemmerle T., Giarrizzo E., Luyssaert S., Sabatini F. M., Blasi C., (2016): Current European policies are unlikely to jointly foster carbon sequestration and protect biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 201, 370–376.


Ritchie E. G., Schultner J., Nimmo D.G., Fischer J., Hanspach J., Kuemmerle T., Kehoe L., and Dorresteijn I. (2016): Crying wolf: limitations of predator-prey studies need not preclude their salient messages.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283, 20161244.


Estes L.D., Searchinger T., Spiegel M., Tian D., Sichinga S., Mwale M., Kehoe L., Kuemmerle T., Berven, A., Chaney, N. Sheffield J., Wood E.F. & Caylor K.K. (2016): Reconciling agriculture, carbon and biodiversity in a savanna transformation frontier. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 1703.


Kuemmerle T., Levers C., Erb K.H., Estel S., Jepsen M.R., Müller D., Plutzar C., Stürck J., Verkerk P.J., Verburg P.H. & Reenberg A. (2016): Hotspots of land use change in Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 11, 064020.


Plieninger T., Draux H., Fagerholm N., Bieling C., Bürgi M., Kizos T., Kuemmerle T., Primdahl J. & Verburg P.H. (2016): The driving forces of landscape change in Europe: A systematic review of the evidence. Land Use Policy, 57, 204–214.


Ziółkowska E., Ostapowicz K., Radeloff V. C. Kuemmerle T., Sergiel A., Zwijacz-Kozica T., Zieba F., Śmietana W.  & Selva N., (2016): Assessing differences in connectivity based on habitat versus movement models for brown bears in the Carpathians. Landscape Ecology, 31, 1863–1882.


Smaliychuk A., Müller D., Prishchepov A.V., Levers C., Kruhlov I. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): Recultivation of abandoned agricultural lands in Ukraine: patterns and drivers. Global Environmental Change, 38, 70–81.


Van der Zanden E.H., Levers C., Verburg P.H. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): Representing composition, spatial structure and management intensity of European agricultural landscapes: A new typology.Landscape and Urban Planning, 150, 36–49.


Estel S., Kuemmerle T., Levers C., Baumann, M. & Hostert P. (2016): Mapping cropland-use intensity across Europe using MODIS NDVI time series. Environmental Research Letters, 11, 024015.


Meyfroidt P., Schierhorn F., Prishchepov A.V., Müller D. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): Drivers, constraints and tradeoffs associated with recultivating abandoned cropland in Russia Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Global Environmental Change, 37, 1-15.


Joshi N., Baumann B., Ehammer A., Fensholt R., Grogan K., Hostert P., Jepsen M.R., Kuemmerle T., Meyfroidt P., Mitchard E., Reiche J., Ryan C. M. & Waske B., (2016): A Review of the Application of Optical and Radar Remote Sensing Data Fusion to Land Use Mapping and Monitoring . Remote Sensing, 8, 70.


Ziółkowska E., Perzanowski K., Bleyhl B., Ostapowicz K. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): Understanding unexpected reintroduction outcomes: Why aren't European bison colonizing suitable habitat in the Carpathians? Biological Conservation, 195, 106–117.


Plutzar C., Kroisleitner C., Haberl H., Fetzel T.,Bulgheroni C., Beringer T., Hostert P., Kastner T., Kuemmerle T., Lauk C., Lindner M., Moser D., Müller D., Niedertscheider M., Paracchini M., Schaphoff S., Verburg P., Verkerk P. & Erb K. (2016): Changes in the spatial patterns of human appropriation of net primary production (HANPP) in Europe 1990-2006. Regional Environmental Change, 16, 1225–1238.


Baumann M., Piquer-Rodríguez M., Fehlenberg V., Gavier Pizarro G. & Kuemmerle T. (2016): Land-Use Competition in the South American Chaco. In: Niewöhner J., Bruns A., Hostert P., Krueger T., Nielsen J. O., Haberl H., Lauk C., Lutz J. & Müller D. (eds): Land Use Competition. Ecological Economic and Social Perspectives Springer Amsterdam New York Berlin: 215-229.




Sieber A., Uvarov N.V., Baskin L. M., Radeloff V.C., Bateman B. L., Pankov A. B. & Kuemmerle T. (2015): Post-Soviet land-use change effects on large mammals' habitat in European Russia. Biological Conservation, 191, 567–576.


Kehoe L., Kuemmerle T., Meyer C., Levers C., Vaclavik T and Kreft H. (2015): Global patterns of agricultural land-use intensity and vertebrate diversity. Diversity and Distributions, 21, 1308–1318.


Dorresteijn I., Schultner J., Nimmo D.G., Fischer J., Hanspach, J., Kuemmerle T., Kehoe L. & Ritchie E.G. (2015): Incorporating human influence into trophic ecology: predator-prey interactions in a human-dominated landscape. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282, 20151602.


Jepsen M. R., Kuemmerle T., Müller D., Erb K., Verburg P. H., Haberl H., Vesterager J.P., Andrič M., Antrop M., Austrheim G., Björn I., Bondeau A., Bürgi M., Bryson J., Caspar G., Cassar L.F., Conrad E., Chromý P., Daugirdas V., Van Eetvelde V., Elena-Rosselló R., Gimmi U., Izakovicova Z., Jančák V., Jansson U., Kladnik D., Kozak J., Konkoly-Gyuró E., Krausmann F., Mander Ü., McDonagh J., Pärn J., Niedertscheider M., Nikodemus O., Ostapowicz K., Pérez-Sobaa M., Pinto-Correia T., Ribokas G., Rounsevell M., Schistou D., Schmit C., Terkenli T.S., Tretvik A.M., Trzepacz P., Vadineanu A., Walz A., Zhllima E. & Reenberg A. (2015): Transitions in European land-management regimes between 1800 and 2010. Land Use Policy, 49, 53–64.


Munteanu C., Kuemmerle T., Keuler N.S., Müller D., Balázs P., Dobosz M., Griffiths P., Halada L., Kaim D., Király G., Konkoly-Gyuró E., Kozak J., Lieskovsky J., Ostafin K., Ostapowicz K., Shandra O. & Radeloff V. C. (2015): Legacies of 19th century land use shape contemporary forest cover. Global Environmental Change, 34, 83–94.


Butsic V., Baumann M., Shortland A., Walker S. & Kuemmerle T. (2015): Conservation and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo: the impacts of warfare mining and protected areas on deforestation. Biological Conservation, 191, 266–273.


Mouchet M.., Levers C., Zupan L., Kuemmerle T., Plutzar C., Erb K.-H., Lavorel S., Thuiller W. & Haberl H. (2015): Testing the effectiveness of environmental variables to explain European terrestrial vertebrate species richness across biogeographical scales . PLoS ONE, 10, e0131924.


Bleyhl B., Sipko T., Trepet S., Bragina E., Leitão P.J., Radeloff V.C. & Kuemmerle T. (2015): Mapping seasonal European bison habitat in the Caucasus Mountains to identify potential reintroduction sites. Biological Conservation, 191, 83–92.


Verkerk P.J., Levers C., Kuemmerle T., Lindner M., Valbuena R., Verburg P.H. & Zudin S. (2015): Mapping wood production in European forests. Forest Ecology & Management, 357, 228–238.


Gingrich S., Niedertscheider M., Kastner T., Haberl H., Cosor G., Krausmann F., Kuemmerle T., Müller D., Reith-Musel A., Rudbeck Jepsen M.R., Vadineanu A. & Erb K.H. (2015): Exploring long-term trends in land use change and aboveground Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production in Europe. Land Use Policy, 47, 426–438.


Plieninger T., Kizos T., Le Du-Blayo L., Bieling C., Budniok M.-A., Bürgi M., Crumley C. L., Girod G., Howard P., Kolen J., Kuemmerle T., Milcinski G., Palang H., Trommler K. & Verburg P.H., (2015): Exploring ecosystem-change and society through a landscape lens: recent progress in European landscape research . Ecology & Society, 20, 5.


Gasparri N. I., Kuemmerle T., Meyfroidt P., Le Polain Waroux Y. & Kreft H. (2015): The emerging soybean production frontier in Southern Africa: conservation challenges and the role of south-south telecouplings. Conservation Letters, 9, 21-31.


Kraemer R., Prishchepov A.V., Müller D., Kuemmerle T., Radeloff V.C., Dara A.,  Terekhov A. & Frühauf M. (2015): Long-term agricultural land-cover change and potential for cropland expansion in the former Virgin Lands area of Kazakhstan . Environmental Research Letters, 10, 054012.


Plieninger T., Levers C., Mantel M., Costa A., Schaich H. & Kuemmerle T. (2015): Patterns and drivers of scattered tree loss in agricultural landscapes: Orchard meadows in Germany (1968-2009). PLOS One, 10, e0126178.


Estel S., Kuemmerle T., Alcantara C., Levers C., Prishchepov A. & Hostert P. (2015): Mapping farmland abandonment and recultivation across Europe using MODIS NDVI time series. Remote Sensing of Environment, 163, 312–325.


Bragina E., Radeloff V.C., Baumann M., Wendland K., Kuemmerle T. & Pidgeon A.M. (2015): Effectiveness of protected areas in the Western Caucasus before and after the transition to post-socialism. Biological Conservation, 184, 456–464.


Piquer-Rodriguez M., Torrella S., Gavier-Pizarro G., Volante J., Somma D., Ginzburg R. & Kuemmerle T. (2015): Effects of past and future land conversions on forest connectivity in the Argentine Chaco. Landscape Ecology, 30, 817-833.


Kuemmerle T., Kaplan J.O., Prishchepov A.V., Rylskyy I., Chaskovskyy O., Tikunov V.S. & Müller D. (2015): Forest transitions in Eastern Europe and their effects on carbon budgets. Global Change Biology, 21, 3049-3061.


Butsic V. and Kuemmerle T. (2015): Using optimization methods to align food production and biodiversity conservation beyond land sharing and land sparing. Ecological Applications, 25, 589–595.


Sutcliffe L. M. E., Batáry  P., Kormann U., Báldi A., Dicks L. V., Herzon I., Kleijn D., Tryjanowski P., Apostolova I., Arlettaz R., Aunins A., Aviron S., Balezentiene L., Čierna-Plassmann M., Fischer C., Gabrielová C., Halada L., Hartel T., Helm A., Hristov J., Jelaska S. D., Kaligarič M., Kamp J., Klimek S., Koorberg P., Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Kuemmerle T., Leuschner C., Lindborg R., Loos J., Maccherini S., Marja R., Máthé O., Proença V., Rey-Benayas J., Sans F.X., Seifert C., Stalenga J., Timaeus J., Török P., van Swaay C., Viik E. & Tscharntke T. (2015): Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. Diversity & Distributions, 21, 722–730.


Bragina E.V., Ives A.R., Pidgeon A.M., Kuemmerle T., Baskin L.M., Gubar Y.P.,  Piquer-Rodriguez M., Keuler N.S., Petrosyan, V.G. & Radeloff V.C. (2015): Rapid declines of large mammal populations after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Conservation Biology, 29, 844–853.


Brandt J., Butsic V., Schwab B., Kuemmerle T. & Radeloff V. C. (2015): The relative effectiveness of protected areas, a logging ban, and sacred areas for old-growth forest protection in southwest China. Biological Conservation, 181, 1-8.




Baumann M., Radeloff V.C., Avedian V. & Kuemmerle T. (2014): Local and displaced land-use change in the Caucasus during and after the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Regional Environmental Change, 15, 1703-1716.


Hanspach J., Hartel T., Milcu A.I., Mikulcak F., Dorresteijn I., Loos J., von Wehrden H., Kuemmerle T., Abson D., Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Báldi A. & Fischer J. (2014): A holistic approach to studying social-ecological systems and its application to Southern Transylvania. Ecology & Society, 19, 32.


Ziółkowska E., Ostapowicz K Radeloff V.C. & Kuemmerle T. (2014): Effects of different matrix representations and connectivity measures on habitat network assessments Landscape Ecology, 29, 1551-1570.


Munteanu C., Kuemmerle T., Boltiziar M., Butsic V., Gimmi U., Halada L., KaimD., Király G., Konkoly-Gyuró E., Kozak J., Lieskovsky J., Mojses M., Müller D., Ostafin K., Ostapowicz K., Shandra O., Štych P., Walker S. & Radeloff V.C. (2014): Forest and agricultural land change in the Carpathian region – a meta-analysis of long-term patterns and drivers of change. Land Use Policy, 38, 685–697.


Niedertscheider M., Kuemmerle T., Müller D. & Erb K.H. (2014):  Exploring the effects of drastic institutional and socio-economic changes on land system dynamics in Germany between 1883 and 2007. Global Environmental Change, 28, 98–108.


Griffiths P., Kuemmerle T., Baumann M., Radeloff V.C, Abrudan I.V., Lieskovsky J., Munteanu C., Ostapowicz K. & Hostert P. (2014): Forest disturbances, forest recovery, and changes in forest types across the Carpathian ecoregion from 1985 to 2010 based on Landsat image composites. Remote Sensing of Environment, 151, 72–88.


Stefanski J., Kuemmerle T., Chaskovskyy O., Griffiths P., Havryluk V., Knorn J., Korol N., Sieber A. & Waske B. (2014): Mapping land management regimes in Western Ukraine using optical and SAR data. Remote Sensing, 6, 5279-5305.


Kuemmerle T., Baskin L., Leitao P.J., Prishchepov A.V., Thonicke K. & Radeloff V.C. (2014): Potential impacts of oil and gas development and climate change on migratory reindeer calving grounds across the Russian Arctic. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 416-429.


Fischer J., Abson D.J., Butsic V.; Chappell M.J., Ekroos J., Hanspach J., Kuemmerle T., Smith H.G. & von Wehrden H. (2014):  Land sparing versus land sharing: moving forward. Conservation Letters, 7, 149-157.


Levers C., Verkerk P.J., Müller D., Verburg P., Butsic V., Leitao P., Lindner M. & Kuemmerle T. (2014): Drivers of forest harvesting intensity patterns in Europe. Forest Ecology and Management, 315, 160–172.


Luyssaert S., Jammet M., Stoy P.C., Estel S., Pongratz J., Ceschia E., Churkina G., Don A., Erb K.H. Ferlicoq M., Gielen B., Grünwald T., Houghton R.A., Klumpp K., Knohl A., Kolb T., Kuemmerle T., Laurila T., Lohila A., Loustau D., Meyfroidt P., Moors E.J., Novick K., Otto J., Pilegaard K., Pio C.A., Rambal S., Rebmann C., Ryder J., Suyker A. E., Varlagin A., Wattenbach M. & Dolman A.J. (2014): Land management and land-cover change have impacts of similar magnitude on surface temperature. Nature Climate Change, 4, 389–393.


St-Louis V., Pidgeon A.M., Kuemmerle T., Sonnenschein R., Radeloff V.C., Clayton M.K., Locke B.A., Bash D. and Hostert P. (2014): Modelling avian biodiversity using raw, unclassified satellite imagery. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369, 20130197.


Gavier Pizarro G., Calamari N., Piquer Rodriguez M. and Kuemmerle T. (2014). Scenario analysis applied to landscape planning (El método de construcción de escenarios aplicado al ordenamiento territorial). In:  Paruelo J.M., Jobbágy E.G., Laterra P., Dieguez H., García Collazo M.A. and Panizza A. (eds): Landscape Planning: Concepts Methods and Experiences. (Ordenamiento Territorial: Conceptos Metodologías y Experiencias). FAO / MAG / UBA: 217-240. In Spanish.


Haberl H., Mbow C., Deng X., Irwin E.G., Kerr S., Kuemmerle T., Mertz O., Meyfroidt P. & Turner II B.L. (2014): Finite Land Resources and Competition. In Seto K. C. and Reenberg A. (2014) Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era. Strüngmann Forum Reports vol. 14 J. Lupp Series ed. Cambridge MA: MIT Press: 35-69.




Schierhorn F., Müller D., Beringer T., Prishchepov A.V., Kuemmerle T. & Balmann A. (2013): Post-Soviet cropland abandonment and carbon sequestration in European Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 1175-1185.


Griffiths P., Müller D., Kuemmerle T. & Hostert P. (2013): Agricultural land change in the Carpathian ecoregion after the breakdown of socialism and expansion of the European Union. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 045024.


Václavík T., Lautenbach S., Kuemmerle T., Seppelt R. (2013): Mapping global land system archetypes. Global Environmental Change, 23, 1637–1647.


Erb K.H., Kastner T., Luyssaert S., Houghton R.A., Kuemmerle T., Olofsson P. & Haberl H. (2013): Bias in the attribution of forest carbon sinks. Nature Climate Change, 3, 854–856.


Kuemmerle T., Erb K.H., Meyfroidt P., Müller D., Verburg P. H., Estel S., Haberl H., Hostert  P., Jepsen M.R., Kastner T., Levers C., Lindner M., Plutzar C., Verkerk P. J., van der Zanden E. H. & Reenberg A. (2013): Challenges and opportunities in mapping land use intensity globally. Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability, 5, 484–493.


Erb K.H., Haberl H., Jepsen M.R., Kuemmerle T., Lindner M., Müller D., Verburg P. H. & Reenberg A. (2013): A conceptual framework for analysing and measuring land-use intensity. Current Opinion on Environmental Sustainability, 5, 464–470.


Grau H.R., Kuemmerle T. & Macchi L. (2013): Beyond ‘land sparing vs. land sharing’: environmental heterogeneity globalization and the balance between agriculture and nature conservation. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5, 477-483.


Alcantara C., Kuemmerle T., Baumann M., Bragina E.V., Griffiths P., Hostert P., Knorn J., Müller D., Prishchepov A. V., Schierhorn S., Sieber A. & Radeloff V.C. (2013): Mapping the extent of abandoned farmland in Central and Eastern Europe using MODIS time series satellite data. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 035035.


Roy E. D., Morzillo A. T., Seijo F., Reddy S.M., Rhemtulla J.M., Milder J.C., Kuemmerle T. & Martin S. L. (2013): The elusive pursuit of interdisciplinarity at the human–environment interface . BioScience, 63, 745-753.


Sieber A., Kuemmerle T., Prishchepov A. V., Wendland K. J., Baumann M., Radeloff V. C., Baskin L. M. & Hostert P. (2013): Landsat-based mapping of post-Soviet land-use change to assess the effectiveness of the Oksky and Mordovsky protected areas in European Russia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 133, 38-51.


Griffiths P., van der Linden S., Kuemmerle T. & Hostert P. (2013): A pixel-based Landsat compositing algorithm for large area land cover mapping. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6, 2088-2101.


Knorn J., Kuemmerle T., Radeloff V.C., Keeton W.S., Gancz V., Biriş I.-A., Svoboda M., Griffiths P., Hagatis A. & Hostert P. (2013): Continued loss of temperate old-growth forests in the Romanian Carpathians despite an increasing protected area network. Environmental Conservation, 40, 182-193.


Brandt J., Haynes M.A., Kuemmerle T., Waller D.M. & Radeloff V.C. (2013): Regime shift on the roof of the world: Alpine meadows converting to shrublands in the southern Himalayas. Biological Conservation, 158, 116–127.


Radeloff V. C., Beaudry F. C., Brooks T. M., Butsic V., Dubinin M., Kuemmerle T. & Pidgeon A. M. (2013): Hot moments for biodiversity conservation. Conservation Letters, 6, 58–65.


Estes A. B., Kuemmerle T., Kushnir H., Radeloff V. C & Shugart H. H. (2013): Agricultural expansion and human population trends in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem from 1984-2003. In: Sinclair A. R.E., Metzger K. L., Fryxell J. M. & Mduma S. A.R. (eds.): Serengeti III. University of Chicago Press Chicago.




Kuemmerle T., Hickler T., Olofsson J., Schurgers G. & Radeloff V. C. (2012): Refugee species conservation: which historic baseline should inform conservation planning? Diversity & Distributions, 18, 1258–1261.


Piquer-Rodriguez M., Kuemmerle T., Alcaraz-Segura D., Zurita-Milla R., Cabello J. (2012): Future land use effects on the connectivity of protected area networks in Southeastern Spain. Journal of Nature Conservation, 20, 326– 336.


Butsic V., Radeloff V.C., Kuemmerle T. & Pidgeon A.M. (2012): Analytical solutions to trade-offs between size of protected areas and land-use intensity. Conservation Biology, 26, 883-893.


Gavier-Pizarro G. I., Kuemmerle T., Hoyos L. E., Stewart S. I., Huebner C. D., Keuler N. S. & Radeloff V. C. (2012): Monitoring the invasion of an exotic tree (Ligustrum lucidum) from 1983 to 2006 with Landsat satellite data and a support vector machine in Córdoba Argentina. Remote Sensing of Environment, 122, 134-145.


Alix-Garcia J., Kuemmerle T., Radeloff V.C. (2012): Prices, land tenure institutions and geography: A matching analysis of farmland abandonment in post-Socialist Eastern Europe. Land Economics, 88, 425-443.


Alcantara C., Kuemmerle T., Prishchepov A.V., and Radeloff V.C. (2012): Mapping abandoned agriculture with multi-temporal MODIS satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 334–347.


Baumann M., Ozdogan M., Kuemmerle T., Wendland K. J., Esipova E. & Radeloff V.C. (2012): Using the Landsat record to detect forest-cover changes during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the temperate zone of European Russia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 174-184.


Prishchepov A.V., Radeloff V.C., Baumann M. & Kuemmerle T. (2012): Effects of institutional changes on land use: agricultural land abandonment during the transition from state-command to market-driven economies in post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 024021.


Fischer J., Hartel T. & Kuemmerle T. (2012): Conservation policy in traditional farming landscapes. Conservation Letters, 5, 167–175.


von Wehrden H., Fischer J., Brandt P., Wagner K., Kümmerer K., Kuemmerle T., Nagel A., Olsson O. &Hostert P. (2012): Consequences of nuclear accidents for biodiversity and ecosystem services. Conservation Letters, 5, 81-89.


Griffiths P. Kuemmerle T., Kennedy R.E., Abrudan I.V., Knorn J. & Hostert P. (2012): Using annual time-series of Landsat images to assess the effects of forest restitution in post-socialist Romania. Remote Sensing of Environment, 118, 199-214


Brandt J.S., Kuemmerle T., Li, H., Ren, G., Zhu, J.. & Radeloff V.C. (2012): Using Landsat imagery to map forest change in southwest China in response to the national logging ban and ecotourism development. Remote Sensing of Environment, 121, 358-369.


Estes A.B., Kuemmerle T., Kushnir H., Radeloff V.C. and Shugart H. H. (2012): Land-cover change and human population trends in the Serengeti ecosystem Tanzania from 1984-2003. Biological Conservation, 147, 255-263.


Rounsevell M.D.A., Pedroli B., Erb K.-H., Gramberger M., Busck A.G., Haberl H., Kristensen S., Kuemmerle T., Lavorel S., Lindner M., Lotze-Campen H., Metzger M. J., Murray-Rust D., Popp A., Pérez-Soba M., Reenberg A., Vadineanu A., Verburg P. & Wolfslehner B. (2012): Challenges for land system science. Land Use Policy, 29, 899-910.


Ziółkowska E., Ostapowicz K., Kuemmerle T., Perzanowski K., Radeloff V.C. & Kozak J. (2012): Potential habitat connectivity of European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Carpathians. Biological Conservation, 146, 188-196.


Knorn J., Kuemmerle T., Radeloff V.C., Szabo A., Mindrescu M., Keeton W.S., Abrudan I., Griffiths P., Gancz V. & Hostert P. (2012): Forest restitution and the protected area effectiveness in post-socialist Romania. Biological Conservation, 146, 204-212.


Kuemmerle T., Hickler T., Olofsson J., Schurgers G. & Radeloff V. C. (2012): Reconstructing range dynamics and range fragmentation of European bison for the last 8000 years. Diversity & Distributions, 18, 47-59.




Pflugmacher D., Krankina O.N., Cohen W.B., Friedl M.A., Sulla-Menashe D., Kennedy R.E., Nelson P., Loboda T., Kuemmerle T., Dyukarev E., Elsakov V. & Kharuk V.I. (2011): Comparison and assessment of coarse resolution land cover maps for Northern Eurasia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 3539–3553.


Fischer J., Batary P., Bawa K.S., Brussaard L., Chappell M. J., Clough Y., Daily G.C., Dorrough J., Hartel T., Jackson L. E., Klein A. M., Kremen C., Kuemmerle T., Lindenmayer D. B., Perfecto I., Philpott S. M., Tscharntke T., Vandermeer J., Wanger T. C. & von Wehrden H. (2011): Conservation: Limits to land sparing. Science, 334, 593.


Hostert P., Kuemmerle T., Prishchepov A., Sieber A., Lambin E.F. & Radeloff V.C (2011): Rapid land use change after socioeconomic disturbances: the collapse of the Soviet Union versus Chernobyl. Environmental Research Letters, 6, 045201.


Kuemmerle T., Radeloff V.C, Perzanowski K., Kozlo P., Sipko T., Khoyetskyy P., Bashta A.-T., Chikurova E., Parnikoza I., Baskin L., Angelstam P. and Waller D. M. (2011): Predicting potential European bison habitat across its former range. Ecological Applications, 21, 830-843.


Schueler V., Kuemmerle T. and Schroeder H. (2011): Impacts of surface gold mining on land use systems in Western Ghana. Ambio, 40, 528-539.


Olofsson P., Kuemmerle T., Griffiths P., Knorn J., Baccini A., Gancz V., Blujdea Houghton R.A., Abrudan I.A. & Woodcock C.E. (2011): Carbon implications of the forest transition in post-socialist Romania. Environmental Research Letters, 6, 045202.


Sonnenschein R., Kuemmerle T., Udelhoven T., Stellmes M. and Hostert P. (2011): Differences in Landsat-based trend analyses in drylands due to the choice of vegetation estimate. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 1408-1420.


Baumann M., Kuemmerle T., Elbakidze M., Ozdogan M., Radeloff V.C., Keuler N.S., Prishchepov A.V., Kruhlov I., Hostert P. (2011): Patterns and drivers of post-socialist farmland abandonment in Western Ukraine. Land Use Policy, 28, 552-562.


Kuemmerle T., Olofsson P., Chaskovskyy O., Baumann M., Ostapowicz K., Woodcock C.E., Houghton R. A., Hostert P., Keeton W. S. & Radeloff V.C. (2011): Post-Soviet farmland abandonment forest recovery and carbon sequestration in western Ukraine. Global Change Biology, 17, 1335-1349.


Kuemmerle T., Perzanowski K., Akçakaya H.R., Beaudry F., van Deelen T.R., Parnikoza I., Khoyetskyy P., Waller D.M. & Radeloff V.C. (2011): Cost-effectiveness of strategies to establish a European bison metapopulation in the Carpathians. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48, 317–329.




Hoyos L.E., Gavier-Pizarro G.I., Kuemmerle T., Bucher E.H., Radeloff V.C. and Tecco P.A. (2010): Invasion of glossy privet (Ligustrum lucidum) and native forest loss in the Sierras Chicas of Córdoba Argentina. Biological Invasions, 12, 3261-3275.


Dannenberg P. & Kuemmerle T. (2010): Farm size and land use pattern changes in postsocialist Poland. Professional Geographer, 62, 197-210.


Kuemmerle T., Perzanowski K., Chaskovskyy O., Ostapowicz K., Halada L., Bashta A.-T., Kruhlov I., Hostert P., Waller D.M. and Radeloff V.C. (2010): European bison habitat in the Carpathian Mountains. Biological Conservation, 143, 908-916.




Gurung A.B., Bokwa A., Chełmicki W., Elbakidze M., Hirschmugl M., Hostert P., Ibisch P., Kozak J., Kuemmerle T., Matei E., Ostapowicz K., Pociask-Karteczka J., Schmidt L., van der Linden S. and Zebisch M. (2009): Global Change Research in the Carpathian Mountain Region. Mountain Research and Development, 29, 282-288.


Main-Knorn M., Hostert P., Kozak J. & Kuemmerle T. (2009): How pollution legacies and land use histories shape post-socialist forest cover trends in the Western Carpathians. Forest Ecology and Management, 258, 60-70.


Kuemmerle T., Chaskovskyy O., Knorn J., Radeloff V.C., Kruhlov I., Keeton W.S. and Hostert P. (2009): Forest cover change and illegal logging in the Ukrainian Carpathians in the transition period from 1988 to 2007. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 1194-1207.


Knorn J., Rabe A., Radeloff V.C., Kuemmerle T., Kozak J. and Hostert P. (2009): Land cover mapping of large areas using chain classification of neighboring Landsat satellite images. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 957-964.


Kuemmerle T., Hostert P., St-Louis V. and Radeloff V.C. (2009): Using image texture to map field size in Eastern Europe. Journal of Land Use Science, 4, 85-107.


Müller D., Kuemmerle T., Rusu M. and Griffiths P. (2009): Lost in transition. Determinants of cropland abandonment in postsocialist Romania. Journal of Land Use Science, 4, 109-129.


Kuemmerle T., Hostert P., St-Louis V. and Radeloff V.C. (2009): Using image texture to map farmland field size: a case study in Eastern Europe. Journal of Land Use Science, 4, 85-107.


Kuemmerle T., Müller M., Griffiths P. & Rusu M. (2009): Land use change in southern Romania after the collapse of socialism. Regional Environmental Change, 9, 1-12.


Taff G.N., Müller D., Kuemmerle T., Ozdeneral E. & Walsh S.J. (2009): Reforestation in Central and Eastern Europe after the breakdown of socialism. In: Nagendra H. and Southworth J. (eds.): Reforesting Landscapes: Linking Pattern and Process Springer Amsterdam New York Berlin: 121-147.


Röder A., Hill J., Kuemmerle T., del Barrio G., Papanastasis V.P. & Tsiourlis G.M. (2009): Geomatics-based characterization of spatial and temporal trends in heterogeneous Mediterranean rangelands of Northern Greece. In: Roeder A. and Hill J. (eds.): Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment. CRC Press Boca Raton London New York Leiden: 281-300.


Müller D. & Kuemmerle T. (2009): Causes of Cropland Abandonment During the Post-socialist Transition in Southern Romania . In: Groisman P.Y. and Ivanov S.V. (eds): Regional aspects of climate-terrestrial-hydrologic interactions in non-boreal Eastern Europe. Springer NATO Science Series New York: 205-214.






Kuemmerle T., Hostert P., Radeloff V.C., van der Linden S., Perzanowski K. and Kruhlov I. (2008): Cross-border Comparison of Post-socialist farmland abandonment in the Carpathians. Ecosystems, 11, 614-628.


Kuemmerle T., Damm A. and Hostert P. (2008): A method to detect and correct single-band missing pixels in Landsat TM and ETM+ data. Computers and Geosciences, 34, 445-455.




Kuemmerle T., Hostert P., Radeloff V.C., Perzanowski K. and Kruhlov I. (2007): Post-socialist forest disturbance in the Carpathian border region of Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. Ecological Applications, 17, 1279-1295.


Röder A., Kuemmerle T., Hill J., Papanastasis V.P. and Tsiourlis G.M. (2007): Adaptation of a grazing gradient concept to heterogeneous Mediterranean rangelands using cost surface modelling. Ecological Modeling, 204, 387-398.




Kuemmerle T., Radeloff V.C., Perzanowski K. and Hostert P. (2006): Cross-border comparison of land cover and landscape pattern in Eastern Europe using a hybrid classification technique. Remote Sensing of Environment, 103, 449–464.


Kuemmerle T., Röder A. and Hill J. (2006): Separating grassland and shrub vegetation by multidate pixel-adaptive spectral mixture analysis. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27 3251-3271.




Röder A., Kuemmerle T. and Hill J. (2005): Extension of retrospective datasets using multiple sensors; an approach to radiometric intercalibration of Landsat TM and –MSS Data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 95, 195-210.




Röder A., Kuemmerle T. & Hill J. (2004): Extending Time-Series of Satellite Images by Radiometric Intercalibration. In: Smits P. and Bruzzone L. (eds): Analysis of multi-temporal remote sensing images Series of Remote Sensing 3 World Scientific: 21-30.