Thomas A. Groen, University of Twente

Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation


Past MSc Topics


Shan, M. Exploration of land surface temperature diurnal range as indicator to detect defoliation in forests. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC).

Antepim-Appiah, B. Identifying farmers motivation to retain shade trees for REDD+ implementation in Cocoa landscape in Goaso Forest district, Ghana. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC).

Lamsal, K.Testing Early Warning Indicators of Tipping Points in Mediterranean Type Forest Ecosystem Using Satellite Data. Lund University, Sweden.



Akayezu, P.Modelling the abundance and spatial distribution of mountain gorilla forage species in the Virunga Massif.

Frank, Lydia. Effects of drought on the relationships between herbivores and vegetation types in the Laikipia - Samburu ecosystem.

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Mwijage, E.A. The impact of drought on the association between surface water and herbivore distribution in the Laikipia - Samburu ecosystem.

Cengic, M. Does the Natura 2000 network really protect the species? A case study of the Cretan herpetofauna.



Emin, D. (2015) Studying Habitat Selection of Long-eared owl (Asio otus) in Agricultural Landscape of Crete.

Nyamgeroh, B.B. (2015) Object oriented detection of canopy gaps from very high resolution aerial images.

Ezzati, G.A. (2015)  Distribution modelling of Glaucidium passerinum and Aegolius funereus using forest stand structure parameters from high resolution imagery in Rhodopes mountains, Bulgaria.

Mwendera, N.Y. (2015) Modelling the distribution of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) in Namibia

Lu, W. (2015) Factors related to tree colonization in Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria

Li, X. (2015) Modelling mammal species diversity and abundance in savanna ecosystems using geostatistics and camera trap data

Jha, V. (2015) Predictive modelling of Bengal tiger distribution in Corbett tiger reserve (CTR) and Manas national park (MNP)

Barnieh, B.A. (2015) Modelling above-ground carbon stock of trees in agro-ecosystem and forest reserve under REDD+ mechanisms



Maria, A. (2014) Effect of change in land use and land cover on elephant habitat and corridor in Lower Shivaliks area of Uttarakhand.

Zhuang, Y. (2014) Thermal Properties of leaf traits.

Mahmoudi, F. (2014) Detecting Critical Slowing Down by Estimating the Recovery Period after Fire Using NDVI Time Series in a Mediterranean-climate Forest Ecosystem.



Duque Lazo, J. (2013) Transferability of species distribution models. A case study of the fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi in Andalusia and Southwest Australia.

Rasel, M.M.R. (2013) Modeling Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) using remotely sensed variables in Chitwan District, Nepal



Beukema, W. (2012) Homoplastic viviparity revisited : on the biogeography of salamanders in the Mediterranean basin with emphasis on different reproduction modes.

Gonzalez Mantilla, M.X. (2012) Determining the difference in the geographic overlap of the potential distribution of the green and ocellated lizards at continental and regional extents in the Mediterranean basin.

Katsaounis, C. (2012) Habitat use of the endangered and endemic cretan capricorn and impact of domestic goats.  

Kong, Z. (2012) Empirical correlations between anthropogenic factors and occurences of herpetofauna species and protected areas effectiveness on controlling anthropogenic impacts for herpetofauna in Crete, Greece. 

Lopez Bautista, A.A. (2012) Biomass carbon estimation and mapping in the subtropical forest of Chitwan, Nepal : a comparison between VHR geo-eye satellite images and airborne LIDAR data.  

Mudereri, B.T. (2012) Assessment of the herbaceous above ground biomass gain on the fringe of Lake Naivasha, Kenya.

Ngwayi, I.C.N. (2012) Mapping carbon stock in trees outside forest : comparing a very high resolution optical satellite image, geo-eye, and airborne LIDAR data in Chitwan, Nepal.



Díaz Gómez, D.L. (2011) Fuzzy modelling to indentify areas of high conservation value for raptors : effectiveness of the network of protected areas of Andalucia, Spain

Fanta, H.G. (2011) Detecting treeline change with historical hexagon mapping camera imagery and Google aerial photograph on Osogovo mountain, Bulgaria.

Negi, S.P. (2011) Diversity patterns of understory woody species in the forests of Belasita mountain, Bulgaria.

Riadh, S.M. (2011) Effect of slope on the accuracy of biomass estimation using various vegetation indices in Belasita mountain forest, Bulgaria.

Rwamukwaya, B.M. (2011) Assessing the impact of forest degradation on carbon density in upstream catchment of Nile river basin in Nyungwe national park, Rwanda.

Tumwesigye, W. (2011) Effect of land use change and slope position on soil organic carbon in Kitabi watershed, Rwanda.



Buedi, E.B. (2010) Modelling the potential distribution of three typical amphibians on Crete, and their response to climatic and land use change.

Kayendeke, E.J. (2010) Distribution modelling of two hare sub - species and investigating the differences : a case of the eastern and western sub - types of the European hare in Greece.

Maviza, A. (2010) Effects of wetland landscape changes on waterfowl population dynamics : Fuente de Piedra lagoon, Malaga, Spain.

Muthoni, F.K. (2010) Modelling the spatial distribution of snake species under changing climate scenario in Spain.

Mwangi, P.K. (2010) The influence of landscape heterogeneity on amphibian species richness in Malaga province, Spain. Enschede, University of Twente Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), 2010.

Romero, C.P. (2010) Examining the possible effect of forest area, abundance of snakes and snake species richness on the abundance of short - toed eagle, in Spain.

Wysowski, B. (2010) Mapping and estimation of carbon stock of roadside woody vegetation along roadways in eastern Overijssel, the Netherlands.



Asaad, I. (2009) Modelling the potential impact of sea - level rise : a study on the loggerhead sea turtle nesting habitat in the Crete Island - Greece.

Emecen, A.A. (2009) Assessing the foraging distribution of Eurasian griffon vulture, Gyps fulvus, in Crete.

Kija, H. (2009) Modelling wildebeest distribution in Serengeti national park, Tanzania : an application of GIS space- borne imagery.

Niamir, A. (2009) Distribution modelling of the short - toed eagle in relation to potential food availability.

Njoki, K.M. (2009) Elephant foraging behaviour : application of levy flights in geo - information science and remote sensing.

Rustanto, S. (2009) Estimating CO2 emission due to forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia using data derived from satellite imagery.



Andriani, R. (2008) Indonesia's biofuels policy and its potential impact on deforestation.

Donkor, S. (2008) Mapping and impact of avalanche created canopy gaps in the Majella beech forest.

Manyenye, H.N.S. (2008) Identification and mapping risk areas for zebra poaching : a case of Tarangire national park, Tanzania.

Buitrago-Acevedo, M.F. (2008) Predicting the occurrence of fires in Africa. Wageningen UR, Resource Ecology Group and & Laboratory for Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing



Ledoux, R. (2007) Modelling the effects of grazing and fire on the Mediterranean vegetation. Wageningen UR, Resource Ecology Group.

Vonk, L. (2006) The impact of tree patches on fire behaviour. Wageningen UR, Resource Ecology Group.

De Knegt, H.J. (2005) Herbivory and fire affecting vegetation patterning in semi-arid savannah ecosystems. Wageningen UR, Resource Ecology Group.

Douma, J.C. (2005) Pattern formation and coexistence in savannas. Wageningen UR, Resource Ecology Group.