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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Dr. Philippe Rufin

Dr. Philippe Rufin
Status Postdoctoral researcher
E-Mail philippe.rufin@hu-berlin.de
Office location Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'218b
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-6829
Fax +49 (0)30 2093-6848
Postal address Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany

About me

Geographer by training, with special interest in human-environment interactions on local to global scales. Curious about remote sensing & big data applications in the context of food production, water resources, and sustainable land management.

In my scholarship-funded PhD project, I tried to shed some light on the effects of dam construction on land systems. Specifically, I was looking into the implications irrigation dams have for agricultural land extent and use intensity. 

At the lab, I´m involved in teaching classes in statistics, geoinformation science, and advanced Earth observation. Stuff I like: #landuse, #rstats, #python, #datascience, #space, #machinelearning, #openscience. Follow @philrufin for updates.


Curriculum Vitae

04/2019 - ongoing

Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth Observation Lab
HU Berlin, Germany

09/2017 - 03/2019

Research Assistant, Earth Observation Lab
HU Berlin, Germany

06/2015 - 04/2019

Doctoral Researcher, Earth Observation Lab / IRI THESys
HU Berlin, Germany.

05/2014 - 09/2015

Research Assistant, Earth Observation Lab / IRI THESys
HU Berlin, Germany

10/2013 - 11/2013

Guest Researcher
National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

10/2011 - 05/2014

M.Sc. Physical Geography of Human-Environment Systems
HU Berlin, Germany / Stockholms Universitet, Sweden

12/2011 - 04/2014

Student Collaborator, Land System Science Cluster
HU Berlin, Germany

10/2007 - 10/2011

B.A. Geography & Social Sciences
HU Berlin, Germany / Aix-Marseille Université, France



Rufin, P., Frantz, D., Ernst, S., Rabe, A., Griffiths, P., Özdoğan, M., & Hostert, P. (2019). Mapping Cropping Practices on a National Scale Using Intra-Annual Landsat Time Series Binning. Remote Sensing, 11, 232. more...

Rufin, P., Gollnow, F., Müller, D., & Hostert, P. (2019). Synthesizing dam-induced land system change. AMBIO, 92, 90. more...

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. more...

Rufin, P., Müller, H., Pflugmacher, D., & Hostert, P. (2015). Land use intensity trajectories on Amazonian pastures derived from Landsat time series. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 41. more...

Müller, H., Rufin, P., Griffiths, P., Barros Siqueira, Auberto José, & Hostert, P. (2015). Mining dense Landsat time series for separating cropland and pasture in a heterogeneous Brazilian savanna landscape. Remote Sensing of Environment, 156, 490–499. more...