Forkel, Matthias

Univ.Ass. Dr.rer.nat. MSc

Research Division:
Remote Sensing
University Assistant
Gußhausstr. 27-29 / E120-01-2 (CB0306)
Phone #:
+43 (1) 58801 12229


From September 2019 onwards, Matthias is appointed as Junior-Professor for Environmental Remote Sensing at the Technical University Dresden, Germany. | Twitter: @MatthiasForkel


All publications: GoogleScholar | Scopus

Key publicatons

Forkel, M., Andela, N., Harrison, S.P., Lasslop, G., Marle, M. van, Chuvieco, E., Dorigo, W., Forrest, M., Hantson, S., Heil, A., Li, F., Melton, J., Sitch, S., Yue, C., Arneth, A. (2019).
Emergent relationships with respect to burned area in global satellite observations and fire-enabled vegetation models
Biogeosciences 16, 57–76.

Buermann, W., Forkel, M., O’Sullivan, M., Sitch, S., Friedlingstein, P., Haverd, V., Jain, A. K., Kato, E., Kautz, M., Lienert, S., Lombardozzi, D., Nabel, J. E. M. S., Tian, H., Wiltshire, A. J., Zhu, D., Smith, W. K. and Richardson, A. D. (2018).
Widespread seasonal compensation effects of spring warming on northern plant productivity
Nature, 562(7725), 110–114, doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0555-7.

Forkel, M., Carvalhais, N., Rödenbeck, C., Keeling, R., Heimann, M., Thonicke, K., Zaehle, S., Reichstein, M. (2016).
Enhanced seasonal CO2 exchange caused by amplified plant productivity in northern ecosystems
Science, doi:10.1126/science.aac4971.

Carvalhais, N., Forkel, M., Khomik, M., Bellarby, J., Jung, M., Migliavacca, M., Mu, M., Saatchi, S., Santoro, M., Thurner, M., Weber, U., Ahrens, B., Beer, C., Cescatti, A., Randerson, J. T., Reichstein, M. (2014).
Global covariation of carbon turnover times with climate in terrestrial ecosystems
Nature, 514, 213-217. doi:10.1038/nature13731.

Forkel, M., Carvalhais, N., Verbesselt, J., Mahecha, M. D., Neigh, C. S., Reichstein, M. (2013).
Trend change detection in NDVI time series: Effects of inter-annual variability and methodology
Remote Sensing, 5(5), 2113-2144. doi:10.3390/rs5052113.


Type Title Semester Hours
VU Climate and Environmental Remote Sensing 2018S 2.0