Peter Vogt

Dr. Peter Vogt is a research scientist in the field of remote sensing applications. He studied meteorology at the Free University of Berlin, Germany where he completed his MSc in 1992 and his PhD in 1997 on the assessment of biophysical parameters of vegetation from remote sensing data. His main expertise is in the field of radiative transfer, digital image analysis and program development for the exploitation of remote sensing data. He has worked in a variety of fields including the detection of burnt areas, forest fragmentation analysis, oil spill detection in the Mediterranean Sea, eutrophication risk assessment in coastal waters, desert locust monitoring, derivation of the vertically resolved actinic flux, surface UV-radiation, and sensor design support for the PRISM/LSPIM and VIIRS/NPOESS sensors.


  • Ritters, K., Wickham, J., Costanza, J.K., Vogt, P. (2015) A global evaluation of forest interior area dynamics using tree cover data from 2000 to 2012 Landscape Ecology
  • Vogt, P. (2015) Quantifying landscape fragmentation Anais XVII Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto - SBSR, João Pessoa-PB, Brasil, 25 a 29 de abril de 2015, INPE
  • Sedano, F., Kempeneers, P., San-Miguel, J., Strobl, P., Vogt, P. (2013) Towards a pan-European burnt scar mapping methodology based on single date medium resolution optical remote sensing data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 20, 52-59
  • Vogt, Peter (2012) New Assessment Tools for Landscape Ecologists earthzine online magazine
  • Riitters, K., Wickham, J.D., Wade, T.G., Vogt, P. (2011) Global survey of anthropogenic neighborhood threats to conservation of grass-shrub and forest vegetation. Global survey of anthropogenic neighborhood threats to conservation of grass-shrub and forest vegetation. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 97, pp. 116–121.
  • Sedano, F., Kempeneers, P., Strobl, P., Kucera, J., Vogt, P., Seebach, L., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J. (2011) A cloud mask methodology for high resolution remote sensing data combining information from high and medium resolution optical sensors. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 66 (5), 588-596.
  • Vogt, P. (2011) Linking forest spatial pattern analysis and network theory. Abstract booklet, p.131, Proceedings of the 26th US-IALE Symposium, Portland, USA.
  • Vogt, P. (2011) Combining pattern and network analysis to identify key connectors. Proceedings of the 8th IALE World Congress, Beijing, China.
  • Saura, S., Vogt, P., Velazquez, J., Hernando, A., Tejera, R. (2011) Key structural forest connectors can be identified by combining landscape spatial pattern and network analyses. Forest Ecology and Management 262, pp. 150-160.
  • Seebach, L., Strobl, P., Vogt, P., San-Miguel-Ayanz, J., Kempeneers, P., Sedano, F., Gerrand, A (2010) Study in Europe for the Global Forest Remote Sensing Survey. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24488 EN
  • Vogt, P., Strobl, P., Seebach, L. (2010) Embedding Spatial Pattern Analysis in Forest Cover Change Assessments. International Forestry Review, p.81, Proceedings of the XXIII IUFRO World Congress, Seoul, Korea.
  • Wickham, J.D., Riitters, K.H., Wade, T.G., Vogt, P. (2010) A national assessment of green infrastructure and change for the conterminous United States using morphological image processing. Landscape and Urban Planning 94, pp. 186-195.
  • Vogt P., Ferrari J.R., Lookingbill T.R., Gardner R.H., Riitters K.H., Ostapowicz K. (2009) Mapping Functional Connectivity. Ecological Indicators 9, pp. 64-71.
  • Ridder R, Gerrand A, Lindquist E, Wilkie M, D`Annunzio R, Achard F, Beuchle R, Bodart C, Brink A, Eva H, Kissiyar O, Mayaux P, Rasi R, Stibig H, Vollmar M, San-Miguel-Ayanz J, Kempeneers P, Sedano F, Seebach L, Strobl P, Vogt P. (2009) The FRA 2010 Remote Sensing Survey - An Outline of Objectives, Data, Methods and Approach. Rome (Italy): FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN). JRC56517.
  • Vogt P. (2009) Morphological Spatial Pattern Analysis. Oral presentation in: U.S. EPA Ecosystem Services Research Program webinar; 24 August 2009; U.S. EPA (Research Triangle Park (NC 27711 (United States of America); U.S. EPA Ecosystem Services Research Program (Organiser). 2009. JRC54963.
  • 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
  • Soille, P., Vogt, P. (2009) Morphological segmentation of binary patterns. Pattern Recognition Letters, 30, pp. 456-459.
  • Vogt P. (2009) MSPA-Guidos: Innovative Methods In Landscape Pattern Analysis. In J.P. Metzger (ed.) Conference proceedings of the 2009 Latin Amercian IALE conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 42.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 .
  • 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. for AGIT 2007.
  • Ostapowicz K., Kozak J., Vogt P Estreguil C. (2007) Assessment of potential forest cover in the Polish Carpathians Mts In: E. Addink, A. Barendregt, D. Ettema, D. Karssenberg, T. de Nijs (eds.), Conference Framing Land Use Dynamic II, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 138-139.
  • 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.


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