Publications

Christine Estreguil

Dr. Christine Estreguil Senior Scientific Officer at the Environment and Sustainability Institute of JRC-EC. Since 2004, she is in charge of coordination, research and development activities on landscape pattern, ecosystem fragmentation and connectivity to support EU environmental policies on land management, forestry and biodiversity (EC 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, Green Infrastructure, Habitat Directive/Natural 2000, Forest Action plan, CAP reform). She also supports the development of the European Forest Data Centre, EC focal point of forest information. She contributes to international commitments such as the MCPFE (reports of ‘Forest Europe’ SoEF), to UNEP, and to European Environment Agency programmes. (Toulouse, 1996) Ph.D on Remote Sensing for Forestry Applications by Univ. P. Sabatier. (Brussels, 2000) Training in People and Project Management by Management Centre Europe and internal EC courses. Professional experience: (89-91: Toulouse, France) Service de Consultance en Observation de la Terre (SCOT Conseil, Sarl), Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), CESBIO laboratory, GDTA.(1991-2003, DG-JRC Ispra, Italy): Tropical and European forest mapping (TREES, FIRS EU projects), Control of area aid based subsidies of arable crops in support to DG-Agriculture (MARS-PAC), Promoting the use of Earth Observation data (CEO programme), Reporting on nature protection (Eurolandscape, Moland EU projects).

Publications

  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., de Rigo, D. (2014) Connectivity of Natura 2000 forest sites in Europe. F1000Posters 2014 (5), 485. arXiv:1406.1501.
  • Estreguil, C., de Rigo, D., Caudullo, G. (2014) A proposal for an integrated modelling framework to characterise habitat pattern. Environmental Modelling & Software 52, 176-191. ISSN 1364-8152, DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.10.011. URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.10.011 . Extended supplementary materials: http://mfkp.org/INRMM/article/13234981
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2013) Connectivity of Natura 2000 Forest Sites. EUR 2607EN. Luxemburg: Publications Office of the European Union. JRC 83104. doi: 10.2788/95065
  • Mubareka, S., Estreguil, C., Lavalle, C., Baranzelli, C., Rocha Gomes, C., Hofer, B. (2013) A land-use-based modelling chain to assess of the impacts of Natural Water Retention Measures on Europe’s Green Infrastructure. International Journal of Geographic Information Science. Published online April 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2013.782408
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., de Rigo, D., Whitmore, C., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2012) Reporting on European forest fragmentation: standardized indices and web map services. IEEE Earthzine 5 (2), 384031+. 2nd quarter theme: Forest Resource Information. URL http://www.earthzine.org/?p=384031
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., de Rigo, D., Whitmore, C. (2012) Forest landscape pattern in a nutshell: Local and continental applications of a four-families index set. In: 16th International Symposium on Problems of Landscape Ecological Research - Landscape Ecology: From Theory to Practice. pp. 12-13.
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., de Rigo, D., Whitmore, C., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2012) European forest connectivity: status and trends in the period 1990-2006. JRC 69896. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Rubio, L., Rodríguez-Freire, M., Mateo-Sánchez, M.C., Estreguil, C., Saura, S. (2012) Sustaining forest landscape connectivity under different land cover change scenarios. Forest Systems 2012 21 (2), 223-235.doi:10.5424/fs/2012212-02568
  • M Bucki, D Cuypers, P Mayaux, F Achard, C Estreguil, G Grassi (2012) Assessing REDD+ performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: the matrix approach. Environ. Res. Lett.7 014031 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014031
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., de Rigo, D., Whitmore, C., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2012) European forest landscape pattern and fragmentation: status and trends in the period 1990-2006. JRC 69960. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Magagna, B, Estreguil C., Peterseil, J., Schentz H., Whitmore C., Caudullo G., (2012) Cooperation of two research groups to develop the prototype EBONE data management system. Presented at the EBONE Final Conference; 12-13 March 2012; Brussels (Conscience Conference Centre); Rob Jongman, ALTERRA, Netherlands (Organiser). JRC Pubsy number 75344. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., San-Miguel-Ayanz J. (2012) European forest fragmentation: an insight into pattern and connectivity. Poster prepared for the UN Environmental Program - Green-Up initiative event on reconnecting forests on the 11th October 2011 in Brussels. JRC 69862. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., Clerici, N., Halabuk, A., Halada, L. (2012) The contribution of landscape pattern and phenology in improving biodiversity knowledge. Presented at the EBONE Final Conference; 12-13 March 2012; Brussels (Conscience Conference Centre); Rob Jongman, ALTERRA, Netherlands (Organiser). JRC Pubsy number 69966. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., de Rigo, D., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2012) Forest Landscape in Europe: Pattern, Fragmentation and Connectivity. EUR – Scientific and Technical Research (ISSN: 1831-9424) EUR 25717 EN. (JRC 77295). ISBN 978-92-79-28118-1, DOI: 10.2788/77842
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., Whitmore, C. (2012) Habitat landscape pattern and connectivity indices: used at varying spatial scales for harmonized reporting in the EBONE project. Wageningen, Alterra, Alterra Report 2297. 80 pp. ISSN 1566-7197.
  • Magagna, B., Estreguil, C., Peterseil, J., Schentz, H., Whitmore, C., Caudullo, G. (2012) Cooperation of two research groups to develop the prototype EBONE data management system. Presented at the EBONE Final Conference; 12-13 March 2012; Brussels (Conscience Conference Centre); Rob Jongman, ALTERRA, Netherlands (Organiser). JRC 75344. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Gonzalez-Garcia, M., C. Estreguil, G. Dubois (2011) Habitat connectivity in African forested protected areas. Spatial Ecology and Conservation Conference.2011, 5-7 Birmingham, UK
  • Saura, S., Estreguil, C., Mouton, C., Rodriguez-Freire (2011) Ecological Indicators - Network analysis to assess landscape connectivity trends: Application to European forests (1990-2000). Journal of Ecological Indicators 11 p.407-416.
  • San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Parviainen, J., Schuck, A., Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G. (2011) Criterion 4: Maintenance, Conservation and Appropriate Enhancement of Biological Diversity in Forest Ecosystems. Indicator 4.7: Landscape pattern. In FOREST EUROPE, UNECE and FAO 2011: State of Europe’s Forests 2011. Status and Trends in Sustainable Forest Management in Europe. Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe. ISBN 978-82-92980-05-7.
  • Mubareka, S., Koomen, E., Estreguil, C., Lavalle, C. (2011) Development of a composite index of urban compactness for land use modelling applications. In Landscape Urban Planning. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.08.012
  • Estreguil C. and Caudullo G. (2011) Fragmentation of natural lands in Europe. An insight into pattern. JRC Pubsy registration 64570. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union
  • Lavalle C., Baranzelli C., Mubareka S., Rocha Gomes, C., Hiederer R.,Batista e Silva F., Estreguil C. (2011) Implementation of the CAP Policy Options with the Land Use Modelling Platform. A first indicator-based analysis. Scientific and technical report EUR 24909. ISBN 978-92-79-20917-8. doi: 10.2788/44614. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Lavalle C., Baranzelli C., Mubareka S., Rocha GomesC., Hiederer R., Batista e Silva F., Estreguil C. (2011) Implementation of the CAP Policy Options with the Land Use Modelling Platform. A first indicator-based analysis. Scientific and technical report EUR 24909. ISBN 978-92-79-20917-8. doi: 10.2788/44614. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Gollnow F., Estreguil, C., Dubois G.., Mayaux, P. and Caudullo G. (2010) Fragmentation and connectivity analyses of African forest protected areas. In: “ForestSat 2010. Operational tools in forestry using remote sensing techniques”, D. Miranda, J. Suarez and R. Crecente (eds), pp. 115-119. September 7-10, 2010, Lugo and Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Tonti, D., Chirici, G., Estreguil, C., Oehmichen, K., Troeltzsch, K.,Watts, K., Marchetti, M. (2010) Modelling the impact of landscapefragmentation on forest ecological functionality. In: João Carlos Azevedo,Manuel Feliciano, José Castro and Maria Alice Pinto (Eds.), Book of abstractsof the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group International Conference:Forest Landscape and Global Change – New Frontiers in Management,Conservation and Restoration, September 21-27, 2010, Bragança, Portugal. p.86. ISBN:987-972-745-111-1
  • Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G. (2010) Harmonized measurements of spatialpattern and connectivity: application to forest habitats in the EBONE European Project. In: Azevedo, J.C., Feliciano, M., Castro, J., Pinto, M.A. (Eds.) Forest Landscapes and Global Change-New Frontiers in Management, Conservation and Restoration. Proceedings of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group International Conference, September 21-27, 2010, Bragança, Portugal. p730-735. ISBN:978-972-745-110-4.
  • Estreguil C. (2009) Chapter I. Section 1.2.1. Changes and fragmentation. In EUROSTAT Pocketbook, Theme Agriculture and Forestry, Forestry Statistics. ISBN 978-92-79-13111-0. DOI 10.2785/30964. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  • Estreguil C., Mouton C. (2009) Measuring and reporting on forest landscape pattern, fragmentation and connectivity in Europe: methodology and indicator layers. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, EUR23841EN.
  • Riitters, K.H., Vogt, P., Soille, P., Estreguil, C. (2009) Landscape patterns from mathematical morphology on maps with contagion. Landscape Ecology 24., pp.699-709
  • Ostapowicz, K., Vogt, P., Riitters, K.H., Kozak, J., Estreguil, C. (2009) Impact of scale on morphological spatial pattern of forest. Landscape Ecology Volume 23, 1107 – 1117.
  • Rodriguez Freire, M., Estreguil, C. (2008) Impact of fires in 2007 on forest spatial pattern and functuonal networks in the Peloponnesus peninsula (Greece). In: Biodiversity in forest ecosystems and landscapes. August, 5-8th. Kamloops, Canada. pp. 41.
  • Kozak J., Estreguil C., Ostapowicz K. (2008) European forest cover mapping with high resolution satellite data: the Carpathians case study. Int J. Appied Earth Observation and Geo-information. 10(1):44–55. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2007.04.003
  • Riitters, K.H., Vogt, P., Soille, P., Estreguil, C. (2008) Landscape patterns from mathematical morphology on maps with contagion. Landscape patterns from mathematical morphology on maps with contagion
  • Ostapowicz K., Vogt, P., Riitters, K.H., Kozak, J., Estreguil, C. (2008) Impact of scale on morphological spatial pattern of forest. Landscape Ecology 23, pp. 1107-1117.
  • Larsson T, Barbati A, Bastrup-Birk A, Bobiec A, Van Brusselen J, Corona P, Estreguil C, Fisher R, Green T, Marchetti M, Pettriccione B, San-Miguel-Ayanz J. (2008) The Long-Term Biodiversity Data Collection Related to European Forests. In proceedings of the IUFRO Div 8 Conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes; 06 August 2008; Kamloops (Canada); IUFRO Div 8 (Organiser). JRC49188
  • Rodriguez Freire, M., Estreguil, C., Vogt, P. (2008) Patterns of functional connectivity. In: Chen, J., Liu, S., Lucas, R., Sun, P., Lafortezza, R., Delp, L. (eds.) International Conference Landscape Ecology and Forest Management. Challengues and Solutions. Chengdu, China. pp. 147-148.
  • Vogt, P., Estreguil, C., Kozak, J. (2007) Implementation of the MCPFE indicator Forest Spatial Pattern to report on European forest biodiversity. In: Riitters, K. and C. Estreguil (editors). International Research to Monitor Sustainable Forest Spatial Patterns: Proceedings of the 2005 IUFRO World Congress Symposium. General Technical Report SRS-e106, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC 28804, USA
  • Vogt, P., Rodriguez Freire M., Estreguil, C. (2007) Monitoring landscape spatial patterns: morphological concepts and biodiversity related applications In: Proceedings of IALE 2007 World Congress, in Wageningen, Symposium 23, pp. 813-814.
  • Vogt, P., Estreguil, C., Kozak,J. (2007) Automatic Assessment of Forest Landscapes. In: Proceedings of of IUFRO landscape Ecology Conference held in Bari Sept. 2006 on Patterns and processes in forest landscape-consequence of human management (IUFRO 8.01.02), (section 4, pp 373).
  • Ostapowicz K., Kozak, J., Vogt,P., Rodriguez M., Estreguil, C. (2007) Landscape hypsometric curve as a measure of forest connectivity and fragmentation. Proceedings of GeoInformatics forum at Salzburg on 3-6 July 2007. http://www.gi-forum.org/ for AGIT 2007.
  • Parvianen, J., Estreguil C., Vogt, P., and Ostapowicz, K. (2007) Landscape pattern (Indicator 4.7), Landscape-level spatial pattern of forest cover. In Kohl, M. and Rametsteiner, E. (Eds.) MCPFE/UNECE/FAO State of Europe's Forests 2007 - The MCPFE report on sustainable forest management in Europe, Criterion 4. Maintenance, Conservation and Appropriate Enhancement of Biological Diversity in Forest Ecosystems, pp. 61-64 .
  • Estreguil, C., Rodriguez Freire M., San-Miguel, (2007) Impact of forest fire damages in Natura 2000 sites and on the ecological functional network of small forest-dwelling mammals during the 2007 fire season: A case study in Peloponnesus (Greece). Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Internal publication.
  • Estreguil, C., Ostapowicz K., Vogt P. (2007) Hot Spots of Forest Pattern Processes in the 1990-2000 period in Europe. Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Internal publication Pubsy reference n. 42421
  • Vogt, P., Riitters, K., Iwanowski, M., Estreguil, C., Kozak, J., Soille, P. (2007) Mapping Landscape Corridors Ecological Indicators 7, issue 2, pp. 481-488.
  • Vogt, P., Riitters, K., Estreguil, C., Kozak, J., Wade, T.G., Wickham J.D. (2007) Mapping Spatial Patterns With Morphological Image Processing. Landscape Ecology 22, pp. 171-177.
  • Kozak J., Estreguil C., Ostapowicz K. (2007) European forest cover mapping with medium resolution satellite data: Carpathian Mts. case study International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, JAG-169.
  • Riitters K, Vogt P, Soille P, Kozak J, Estreguil C (2007) Neutral model analysis of landscape patterns from mathematical morphology, Landscape Ecology 22(7):1033-1044
  • Maggi ,M., Estreguil,C. and Soille,P. (2007) Woody vegetation increase in Alpine areas: a proposal for a classification and validation scheme. International Journal of Remote Sensing. Volume 26:16 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431160600851785
  • Kozak, J., Estreguil, C., Vogt, P. (2007) Forest cover and pattern changes in the Carpathians over the last decades", European Journal of Forest Research, 126: 77-90. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10342-006-0160-4
  • Kozak, J., Estreguil, C., Troll,M. (2007) Forest cover changes in the northern Carpathians in the 20th century: a slow transition. In Journal of Land Use Science.1-20. Publisher Taylor and Francis. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17474230701218244

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