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Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Geomatics

M.Sc. Philippe Rufin

M.Sc. Philippe Rufin
Status Doctoral researcher
E-Mail philippe.rufin@hu-berlin.de
Office location Rudower Chaussee 16, Room 2'211
Phone +49 (0)30 2093-6834
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.

Currently working on my scholarship-funded PhD project, in which I try to shed some light on the effects of dam construction on land systems. Specifically, I´m 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

09/2017 - 03/2019

Research Assistant, Geomatics Lab
HU Berlin, Germany

06/2015 - ongoing

Doctoral Researcher, Geomatics Lab / IRI THESys
HU Berlin, Germany.

05/2014 - 09/2015

Research Assistant, Geomatics 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., 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...

Müller, H., Rufin, P., Griffiths, P., de Barros Viana Hissa, Letícia, & Hostert, P. (2016). Beyond deforestation. Differences in long-term regrowth dynamics across land use regimes in southern Amazonia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 186. 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...