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Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi

Samimi Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi
Samimi


Climatology


Academic Degrees

2002Habilitation: Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
1995Doctorate: Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
1990

Magister degree in Geography, Geology, Biology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg


Professional Background

Since 3/2013Professor of Climatology, University of Bayreuth
2010 – 2013Professor of Geo-Ecology, Department of Geography & Regional Research, University of Vienna
2008 – 2010Visiting Professor of Geo-Ecology, Department of Geography & Regional Research, University of Vienna
2007 – 2008Acting Professor of Ecosystem Services, University of Bayreuth
2004 – 2005Acting Professor of Physical Geography, Vertretungsprofessur für Physische Geographie, Institute of Physical Geography, Goethe University Frankfurt
1991 – 2002

Research Associate/Fellow, Institute of Geography, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Samimi


Climatology


Regional Focus:

  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • Central Asia
  • Middle East
  • Southern Germany
  • the Alps

Research Topics:

  • climatology
  • ecological climatology
  • biogeography
  • agricultural ecology
  • remote sensing
  • GIS
Samimi


Climatology


Selected publications

2019

Essien, Etido; Samimi, Cyrus
Detection of Urban Development in Uyo (Nigeria) Using Remote Sensing
in Land volume 8 (2019) issue 6. - page No. 102
doi:10.3390/land8060102 ...

Bruelheide, Helge; Dengler, Jürgen; Jiménez-Alfaro, Borja; Purschke, Oliver; Hennekens, Stephan M.; Chytrý, Milan; Pillar, Valério D.; Jansen, Florian; Kattge, Jens; Sandel, Brody; Aubin, Isabelle; Biurrun, Idoia; Field, Richard; Haider, Sylvia; Jandt, Ute; Lenoir, Jonathan; Peet, Robert K.; Peyre, Gwendolyn; Sabatini, Francesco Maria; Schmidt, Marco; Schrodt, Franziska; Winter, Marten; Aćić, Svetlana; Agrillo, Emiliano; Alvarez, Miguel; Ambarlı, Didem; Angelini, Pierangela; Apostolova, Iva; Arfin Khan, Mohammed A. S.; Arnst, Elise; Attorre, Fabio; Baraloto, Christopher; Beckmann, Michael; Berg, Christian; Bergeron, Yves; Bergmeier, Erwin; Bjorkman, Anne D.; Bondareva, Viktoria; Borchardt, Peter; Botta-Dukát, Zoltán; Boyle, Brad; Breen, Amy; Brisse, Henry; Byun, Chaeho; Cabido, Marcelo R.; Casella, Laura; Cayuela, Luis; Černý, Tomáš; Chepinoga, Victor; Csiky, János; Curran, Michael; Ćušterevska, Renata; Dajić Stevanović, Zora; De Bie, Els; de Ruffray, Patrice; De Sanctis, Michele; Dimopoulos, Panayotis; Dressler, Stefan; Ejrnæs, Rasmus; El-Sheikh, Mohamed Abd El-Rouf Mousa; Enquist, Brian; Ewald, Jörg; Fagúndez, Jaime; Finckh, Manfred; Font, Xavier; Forey, Estelle; Fotiadis, Georgios; García-Mijangos, Itziar; de Gasper, André Luis; Golub, Valentin; Gutierrez, Alvaro G.; Hatim, Mohamed Z.; He, Tianhua; Higuchi, Pedro; Holubová, Dana; Hölzel, Norbert; Homeier, Jürgen; Indreica, Adrian; Işık Gürsoy, Deniz; Jansen, Steven; Janssen, John; Jedrzejek, Birgit; Jiroušek, Martin; Jürgens, Norbert; Kącki, Zygmunt; Kavgacı, Ali; Kearsley, Elizabeth; Kessler, Michael; Knollová, Ilona; Kolomiychuk, Vitaliy; Korolyuk, Andrey; Kozhevnikova, Maria; Kozub, Łukasz; Krstonošić, Daniel; Kühl, Hjalmar; Kühn, Ingolf; Kuzemko, Anna; Küzmič, Filip; Landucci, Flavia; Lee, Michael T.; Levesley, Aurora; Li, Ching-Feng; Liu, Hongyan; Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriela; Lysenko, Tatiana; Macanović, Armin; Mahdavi, Parastoo; Manning, Peter; Marcenò, Corrado; Martynenko, Vassiliy; Mencuccini, Maurizio; Minden, Vanessa; Moeslund, Jesper Erenskjold; Moretti, Marco; Müller, Jonas V.; Munzinger, Jérôme; Niinemets, Ülo; Nobis, Marcin; Noroozi, Jalil; Nowak, Arkadiusz; Onyshchenko, Viktor; Overbeck, Gerhard E.; Ozinga, Wim A.; Pauchard, Anibal; Pedashenko, Hristo; Peñuelas, Josep; Pérez-Haase, Aaron; Peterka, Tomáš; Petřík, Petr; Phillips, Oliver L.; Prokhorov, Vadim; Rašomavičius, Valerijus; Revermann, Rasmus; Rodwell, John; Ruprecht, Eszter; Rūsiņa, Solvita; Samimi, Cyrus; Schaminée, Joop H.J.; Schmiedel, Ute; Šibík, Jozef; Šilc, Urban; Škvorc, Željko; Smyth, Anita; Sop, Tenekwetche; Sopotlieva, Desislava; Sparrow, Ben; Stančić, Zvjezdana; Svenning, Jens-Christian; Swacha, Grzegorz; Tang, Zhiyao; Tsiripidis, Ioannis; Turtureanu, Pavel Dan; Uğurlu, Emin; Uogintas, Domas; Valachovič, Milan; Vanselow, Kim André; Vashenyak, Yulia; Vassilev, Kiril; Vélez-Martin, Eduardo; Venanzoni, Roberto; Vibrans, Alexander Christian; Violle, Cyrille; Virtanen, Risto; von Wehrden, Henrik; Wagner, Viktoria; Walker, Donald A.; Wana, Desalegn; Weiher, Evan; Wesche, Karsten; Whitfeld, Timothy; Willner, Wolfgang; Wiser, Susan; Wohlgemuth, Thomas; Yamalov, Sergey; Zizka, Georg; Zverev, Andrei
sPlot : A new tool for global vegetation analyses
in Journal of Vegetation Science volume 30 (2019) issue 2. - page 161-186
doi:10.1111/jvs.12710 ...

2018

Mayr, Manuel J.; Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus
Fire regimes at the arid fringe : A 16-year remote sensing perspective (2000-2016) on the contr ...
in Ecological Indicators volume 91 (2018) . - page 324-337
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.04.022 ...

Kassam, Karim-Aly S.; Ruelle, Morgan L.; Samimi, Cyrus; Trabucco, Antonio; Xu, Jianchu
Anticipating Climatic Variability : The Potential of Ecological Calendars
in Human Ecology volume 46 (2018) issue 2. - page 249-257
doi:10.1007/s10745-018-9970-5 ...

Reinhardt, Katja; Samimi, Cyrus
Comparison of different wind data interpolation methods for a region with complex terrain in Ce ...
in Climate Dynamics volume 51 (2018) issue 9/10. - page 3635-3652
doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4101-y ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Zandler, Harald; Samimi, Cyrus
Methods of Assessing Vegetation Dynamics and Pasture Potentials in High Mountain Regions
Novel Methods and Results of Landscape Research in Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. Vol. III. Landscape Monitoring and Modelling
Moscow , 2018. - page 209-213
doi:10.25680/1490.2018.71.71.003 ...

Nabavi, Seyed Omid; Haimberger, Leopold; Abbasi, Reyhaneh; Samimi, Cyrus
Prediction of aerosol optical depth in West Asia using deterministic models and machine learnin ...
in Aeolian Research volume 35 (2018) . - page 69-84
doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2018.10.002 ...

2017

Mayr, Manuel J.; Malß, Sophia; Ofner, Elisabeth; Samimi, Cyrus
Disturbance feedbacks on the height of woody vegetation in a savannah : a multi-plot assessment ...
in International Journal of Remote Sensing (2017) . - page 1-25
doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1362132 ...

Krüger, Fred; Samimi, Cyrus
Environmental management and the reshaping and respacing of livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa : ...
in African Geographical Review (2017) . - page 1-7
doi:10.1080/19376812.2017.1286244 ...

Samimi, Cyrus
Klimatologischer Überblick
Die Physische Geographie Deutschlands
Darmstadt : WBG (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft), 2017. - page 167-179

Nabavi, Seyed Omid; Haimberger, Leopold; Samimi, Cyrus
Sensitivity of WRF-chem predictions to dust source function specification in West Asia
in Aeolian Research volume 24 (2017) . - page 115-131
doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.12.005 ...

Zandler, Harald; Morche, Thomas; Samimi, Cyrus
Wind and solar power as possible energy alternatives in peripheral high mountains? : Insights f ...
in Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories volume 9 (2017) issue 4. - page 343-354
doi:10.21177/1998-4502-2017-9-4-343-354 ...

2016

Schumacher, Paul; Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Brenning, Alexander; Zandler, Harald; Brandt, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus; Koellner, Thomas
Do Red Edge and Texture Attributes from High-Resolution Satellite Data Improve Wood Volume Esti ...
in Remote Sensing volume 8 (2016) issue 7
doi:10.3390/rs8070540 ...

Romankiewicz, Clemens; Doevenspeck, Martin; Brandt, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus
Adaptation as by-product : Migration and environmental change in Nguith, Senegal
in Die Erde volume 147 (2016) issue 2. - page 95-108
doi:10.12854/erde-147-7 ...

Nabavi, Seyed Omid; Haimberger, Leopold; Samimi, Cyrus
Climatology of dust distribution over West Asia from homogenized remote sensing data
in Aeolian Research volume 21 (2016) . - page 93-107
doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.04.002 ...

Eklund, Lina; Romankiewicz, Clemens; Brandt, Martin; Doevenspeck, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus
Data and methods in the environment-migration nexus : a scale perspective
in Die Erde volume 147 (2016) issue 2. - page 139-152
doi:10.12854/erde-147-10 ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus; Breckle, Siegmar-W.
Preserving a Comprehensive Vegetation Knowledge Base : An Evaluation of Four Historical Soviet ...
in PLoS One volume 11 (2016) issue 2. - page e0148930
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148930 ...

Zandler, Harald; Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Samimi, Cyrus
Scenarios of Solar Energy Use on the “Roof of the World” : Potentials and Environmental Benefit ...
in Mountain Research and Development volume 36 (2016) issue 3. - page 256-266
doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-15-00077.1 ...

2015

Zandler, Harald; Samimi, Cyrus; Brenning, Alexander
Potential of Space-Borne Hyperspectral Data for Biomass Quantification in an Arid Environment : ...
in Remote Sensing volume 7 (2015) issue 4. - page 4565-4580
doi:10.3390/rs70404565 ...

Zandler, Harald; Samimi, Cyrus; Brenning, Alexander
Quantifying dwarf shrub biomass in an arid environment : comparing empirical methods in a high ...
in Remote Sensing of Environment volume 158 (2015) . - page 140-155
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.11.007 ...

Spiekermann, Raphael; Brandt, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus
Woody vegetation and land cover changes in the Sahel of Mali (1967-2011)
in International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation volume 34 (2015) . - page 113-121
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2014.08.007 ...

Samimi, Cyrus
Aktuelle Tendenzen des Klimawandels
Folgen des Klimawandels
Bayreuth : Verlag Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Bayreuth e.V., 2015. - page 7-24 . - (Bayreuther Kontaktstudium Geographie; 8)

Mayr, Manuel J.; Samimi, Cyrus
Comparing the dry season in-situ leaf area index (lai) derived from high-resolution rapideye im ...
in Remote Sensing volume 7 (2015) issue 4. - page 4834-4857
doi:10.3390/rs70404834 ...

Folgen des Klimawandels
publ: Obermaier, Gabriele; Samimi, Cyrus
Bayreuth : Verlag Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Bayreuth e.V., 2015. - 175 page . - (Bayreuther Kontaktstudium Geographie; 8)

Brandt, Martin; Mbow, Cheikh; Diouf, Abdoul Aziz; Verger, Aleixandre; Samimi, Cyrus; Fensholt, Rasmus
Ground- and satellite-based evidence of the biophysical mechanisms behind the greening Sahel
in Global Change Biology volume 21 (2015) issue 4. - page 1610-1620
doi:10.1111/gcb.12807 ...

Obermaier, Gabriele; Samimi, Cyrus
Transnationale Schutzgebiete im südlichen Afrika
in Praxis Geographie volume 45 (2015) issue 4. - page 24-27
http://www.praxisgeographie.de/heft/61150400/Ausga ...

2014

Staska, Bernadette; Essl, Franz; Samimi, Cyrus
Density and age of invasive "Robinia pseudoacacia" modulate its impact on floodplain forests
in Basic and Applied Ecology volume 15 (2014) issue 6. - page 551-558
doi:10.1016/j.baae.2014.07.010 ...

Brandt, Martin; Romankiewicz, Clemens; Spiekermann, Raphael; Samimi, Cyrus
Environmental change in time series : An interdisciplinary study in the Sahel of Mali and Seneg ...
in Journal of Arid Environments volume 105 (2014) . - page 52-63
doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.02.019 ...

Kraudzun, Tobias; Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus
Realities and myths of the Teresken Syndrome : An evaluation of the exploitation of dwarf shrub ...
in Journal of Environmental Management volume 132 (2014) . - page 49-59
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S ...

Glade, Thomas; Bell, Rainer; Dobesberger, Paul; Embleton-Hamann, Christine; Fromm, Reinhard; Fuchs, Sven; Hagen, Karl; Hübl, Johannes; Lieb, Gerhard; Otto, Jan-Christoph; Perzl, Frank; Peticzka, Robert; Prager, Christoph; Samimi, Cyrus; Sass, Oliver; Schöner, Wolfgang; Schröter, Dagmar; Schrott, Lothar; Zangerl, Christian; Zeidler, Antonia
Der Einfluss des Klimawandels auf die Reliefsphäre
Österreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014 = Austrian Assessment Report 2014 (AAR14): Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC)
Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2014. - page 557-600
http://austriaca.at/7699-2

Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Hable, Robert; Fezakov, Manuchehr; Samimi, Cyrus; Abdulnazarov, Abdulnazar; Koellner, Thomas
Factors influencing households' firewood consumption in the Western Pamirs, Tajikistan
in Mountain Research and Development volume 34 (2014) issue 2. - page 147-156
doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-13-00113.1 ...

Brandt, Martin; Verger, Aleixandre; Diouf, Abdoul Aziz; Baret, Frédéric; Samimi, Cyrus
Local vegetation trends in the sahel of Mali and Senegal using long time series FAPAR satellite ...
in Remote Sensing volume 6 (2014) issue 3. - page 2408-2434
doi:10.3390/rs6032408 ...

Brandt, Martin; Grau, Tobias; Mbow, Cheikh; Samimi, Cyrus
Modeling Soil and Woody Vegetation in the Senegalese Sahel in the Context of Environmental Chan ...
in Land volume 3 (2014) issue 3. - page 770-792
doi:10.3390/land3030770 ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus
Predictive Mapping of Dwarf Shrub Vegetation in an Arid High Mountain Ecosystem Using Remote Se ...
in Remote Sensing volume 6 (2014) issue 7. - page 6709-6726
doi:10.3390/rs6076709 ...

2013

Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Samimi, Cyrus; Kirchhoff, Joachim-F.; Koellner, Thomas
Analysis of costs and people's willingness to enroll in forest rehabilitation in Gorno Badakhsh ...
in Forest Policy and Economics volume 37 (2013) . - page 75-83
doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2012.12.001 ...

Kastler, Bernadette; Samimi, Cyrus
The Impact of "Robinia pseudoacacia" on Ground Vegetation and Plant Nutrient Matter in Donau-Au ...
5th Symposium for Research in Protected Areas: 10-12 June 2013, Mittersill ; conference volume
Mittersill : Hohe Tauern National Park Salzburg, 2013. - page 345-352
http://www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/NP-Hohe ...

Brandt, Martin; Paeth, Heiko; Samimi, Cyrus
Vegetationsveränderungen in Westafrika im Spiegel des Klimawandels und der Landnutzung
in Geographische Rundschau volume 65 (2013) issue 9. - page 36-42

2012

Samimi, Cyrus; Fink, Andreas H.; Paeth, Heiko
The 2007 flood in the Sahel : Causes, characteristics and its presentation in the media and FEW ...
in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences volume 12 (2012) issue 2. - page 313-325
doi:10.5194/nhess-12-313-2012 ...

Romankiewicz, Clemens; Samimi, Cyrus; Brandt, Martin; Spiekermann, Raphael
Detecting environmental change using time series, high resolution imagery and field work : a ca ...
in Geophysical Research Abstracts volume 14 (2012)
http://www.micle-project.net/uploads/media/egu_pos ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Kraudzun, Tobias; Samimi, Cyrus
Grazing practices and pasture tenure in the Eastern Pamirs : The nexus of pasture use, pasture ...
in Mountain Research and Development volume 32 (2012) issue 3. - page 324-336
doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00001.1 ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Kraudzun, Tobias; Samimi, Cyrus
Land stewardship in practice : An example from the Eastern pamirs of Tajikistan
Rangeland Stewardship in Central Asia : balancing improved livelihoods, biodiversity conservation and land protection
Dordrecht; Heidelberg, New York; London : Springer, 2012. - page 71-90
doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5367-9_4 ...

2011

Koller, Ralf; Samimi, Cyrus
Deforestation in the Miombo woodlands : A pixel-based semi-automated change detection method
in International Journal of Remote Sensing volume 32 (2011) issue 22. - page 7631-7649
doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.527390 ...

Zech, Michael; Bimüller, Carolin; Hemp, Andreas; Samimi, Cyrus; Broesike, Christina; Hörold, Claudia; Zech, Wolfgang
Human and climate impact on 15N natural abundance of plants and soils in high-mountain ecosyste ...
in Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies volume 47 (2011) issue 3. - page 286-296
doi:10.1080/10256016.2011.596277 ...

Paeth, Heiko; Fink, Andreas H.; Pohle, Susan; Keis, Felix; Mächel, Hermann; Samimi, Cyrus
Meteorological characteristics and potential causes of the 2007 flood in sub-Saharan Africa
in International Journal of Climatology volume 31 (2011) issue 13. - page 1908-1926
doi:10.1002/joc.2199 ...

2010

Krüger, Fred; Samimi, Cyrus
Entwicklung und Umwelt im südlichen Afrika
in Geographische Rundschau volume 62 (2010) issue 6. - page 4-10

Hassler, Sybille K.; Kreyling, Jürgen; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Eisold, Jenny; Samimi, Cyrus; Wagenseil, Hendrik; Jentsch, Anke
Vegetation pattern divergence between dry and wet season in a semiarid savanna - Spatio-tempora ...
in Journal of Arid Environments volume 74 (2010) issue 11. - page 1516-1524
doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.05.021 ...

2009

Brandt, Martin; Bäumler, Rupert; Samimi, Cyrus
Agricultural suitability of dune system and Limpopo Basin soils near Xai-Xai, Mozambique
in South African Journal of Plant and Soil volume 26 (2009) issue 4. - page 206-212
doi:10.1080/02571862.2009.10639956 ...

Kraus, Tanja; Schmidt, Michael; Dech, Stefan W.; Samimi, Cyrus
Combination of remote sensing and in situ measurements for a detailed assessment of biophysical ...
2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium : IGARSS 2009; Proceedings. Band 3
Piscataway : IEEE, 2009. - page 326-329
doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417766 ...

Kraus, Tanja; Schmidt, Michael; Dech, Stefan W.; Samimi, Cyrus
The potential of optical high resolution data for the assessment of leaf area index in East Afr ...
in International Journal of Remote Sensing volume 30 (2009) issue 19. - page 5039-5059
doi:10.1080/01431160903022878 ...

2007

Wagenseil, Hendrik; Samimi, Cyrus
Woody vegetation cover in Namibian savannahs : A modelling approach based on remote sensing
in Erdkunde volume 61 (2007) issue 4. - page 325-334
doi:10.3112/erdkunde.2007.04.03 ...

2006

Wagenseil, Hendrik; Samimi, Cyrus
Assessing spatio-temporal variations in plant phenology using Fourier analysis on NDVI time ser ...
in International Journal of Remote Sensing volume 27 (2006) issue 16. - page 3455-3471
doi:10.1080/01431160600639743 ...

Samimi, Cyrus; Krüger, Fred
Miombo - Ökologische und soziale Veränderungen im größten Trockenwald der Erde
in Geographische Rundschau volume 58 (2006) issue 10. - page 40-47

Samimi, Cyrus; Nüsser, Marcus
Visionen der Vernetzung von Schutzgebieten im südlichen Afrika
in Natur und Landschaft volume 81 (2006) issue 4. - page 185-192

2004

Samimi, Cyrus; Kraus, Tanja
Biomass estimation using Landsat-TM and -ETM+ : Towards a regional model for Southern Africa?
in GeoJournal volume 59 (2004) issue 3. - page 177-187
doi:10.1023/B:GEJO.0000026688.74589.58 ...

2002

Kraus, Tanja; Samimi, Cyrus
Biomass estimation for land use management and fire management using Landsat-TM and -ETM+
in Erdkunde volume 56 (2002) issue 2. - page 130-143

Samimi


Climatology


Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi

University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

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