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Zbynek Malenovsky

ARC Future Fellow
Geography, Planning & Spatial Sciences

Room 223 , Old IMAS Building (Surveying and Spatial Sciences)

0477 223 178 (phone)

Zbynek.Malenovsky@utas.edu.au

Zbyněk Malenovský is an ARC Future Fellow at the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences, School of Technology, Engineering and Design. He is interested in the optical airborne and spaceborne imaging spectroscopy of vegetation, specifically plant stress responses and gross primary production.

Biography

Before joining The University of Tasmania, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow and senior research scientist at the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic), the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre (USA), the University of Wollongong (Australia), the University of Zürich (Switzerland) and the Wageningen University (the Netherlands).

Achievements

In 2001 I was awarded by the Dutch Royal NUFFIC scholarship (Huygens Programme, The Netherlands) stared my study at Wageningen University, where I was from 2002-2006 enrolled as the external PhD student (http://www.grs.wur.nl/UK/).

Simultaneously, between 2001-2007 I was working as a researcher at the Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic). In 2004 I stayed for few months at the Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphere (CESBIO Laboratory, Toulouse, France, http://www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr/) as a visiting researcher.

Between 2005 and 2007 I was acting as the scientific manager of the European Space Agency (ESA) PECS project: 'Spectral-spatial scaling the GMES Sentinel-2 mission' (€220K), and leader of the research group for Remote Sensing of Vegetation Processes.

In 2007 I accepted PostDoc position at the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) established within the FP6 EC project: 'ECOCHANGE' (http://www.ecochange-project.eu/), and from spring 2009 I worked as Research Associate at the Remote Sensing Laboratories (University of Zurich, Switzerland).

In 2010 I became principal investigator of the ESA project: 'Assessing Product Requirements for the Scientific Exploitation of the Sentinel Missions' (SEN4SCI, http://www.geo.uzh.ch/microsite/sen4sci/, €200K).

In January 2012 I started my work at the University of Tasmania (Australia) as Research Associate in research group TerraLuma (http://www.terraluma.net/). Recently (in July 2012) I joined a new ESA project: 'FLEX/Sentinel-3 Tandem Mission Photosynthesis Study'.

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Teaching Responsibilities

KGG103, KGG213, KGG542 & KGG543

Publications

2014

  • Turner D., Lucieer A., Malenovský Z., King D., Robinson S.A. (2014). Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with Micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds. Remote Sensing, 6, 4003-4024.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs6054003
  • Lucieer A., Malenovský Z., Veness T., Wallace L., HyperUAS - Imaging spectroscopy from a multi-rotor unmanned aircraft system, Journal of Field Robotics, (accepted 9th December 2013, on-line (27th March 2014).
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rob.21508
  • Pieruschka R., Albrecht H., Muller O., Berry J., Klimov D., Kolbert Z., Malenovský Z., Rascher U, Daily and seasonal dynamics of remotely sensed photosynthetic efficiency in tree canopies. Tree Physiology, (accepted 3rd April 2014). e

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

Thesis Theme

University

Country

Date of Award

BSc

Environmental Protection

Palacký University in Olomouc

Czech Republic

Sept. 26th, 1996

MSc

Environmental Protection

Palacký University in Olomouc

Czech Republic

Sept. 9th, 1998

PhD

Optical Remote Sensing

Wageningen University

The Netherlands

Oct. 13th, 2006

Administrative expertise

Member of the College of Science and Engineering research committee.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Zbyněk was during his career teaching at two European and two Australian universities. He was lecturing and tutoring bachelor and master classes from general basics of remote sensing up to highly specialized subjects of radiative transfer modelling or remote sensing for ecological modelling.

Teaching responsibility

KGG103 – Introductory Remote Sensing

KGG213 – Remote Sensing Image Analysis

KGG542 – Environmental Remote Sensing A

KGG543 – Environmental Remote Sensing B

Research Invitations

  • IEEE GRSS Summer School on Radiative Transfer Modelling (Beijing Normal University, July 2019, Beijing, China)
  • 11th EARSeL Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop (February 2019, Brno, Czech Republic)
  • ICARE 2017: Upscaling in air- and space-borne imaging spectroscopy of vegetation using radiative transfer modelling (July 2017, DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany)
  • EARSeL General Assembly 2017: Multi-scale imaging spectroscopy and radiative transfer in vegetation canopies (June 2017, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Butler D., 2014: Earth observation enters next phase: Expectations high as first European Sentinel satellite launches. Nature, 508, 160-161
  • Symposium GIS Ostrava 2010: Imaging Spectroscopy of Vegetation Photosynthetic Activity (January 2010, Ostrava, Czech Republic)

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Expertise

  • Leaf and canopy imaging spectroscopy of plant biochemistry including chlorophyll fluorescence and related photosynthetic processes
  • Forward and inverse radiative transfer modelling in heterogenous vegetation canopies
  • Optical Earth observations (drones, air-/space-borne) and geo-information science
  • Impact of globally changing climate on plant physiology, vegetation functional diversity and stress ecology with emphasis on forests, grasslands, crops and Antarctic vegetation

Research Themes

Zbyněk’s research aligns to the University’s strategic initiative of Climate change science. His research domain is scaling of optical signals reflected, transmitted and emitted from leaves and leaf constituents up to plant canopies using physical models radiative transfer models. He is developing drone, airborne and satellite-based quantitative imaging spectroscopy methods to estimate plant biochemical, biophysical and eco-physiological traits indicating dynamic environmental changes, such as stress events. Although his speciality is modelling and monitoring of forest ecosystems, his focus is also stress assessment of the Antarctic nearshore moss beds. His most recent interest is remote sensing and radiative transfer modelling of plant sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. The methods he is developing aim to inform decision makers and a broad public about the impact of the uprising climate change on vegetation health and productivity.

Collaboration

Zbyněk is involved in numerous international research collaborations, including colleagues from space agencies such as the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre (Bruce Cook and Doug Morton) and the European Space Agency (ESA; Michael Rast). He has over 15-year lasting collaboration with the radiative transfer modelling group of the CESBIO Laboratory (CNES)/France (Jean-Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry). Developments in chlorophyll fluorescence and quantitative vegetation remote sensing is coordinated with activities of the Juelich Research Centre/Germany (Uwe Rascher), the University of Twente/The Netherlands (Christiaan van der Toll), the University of Valencia/Spain (Shari Van Wittenberghe, Jochem Verrelst and Luis Alonso), the University of Helsinki/Finland (Albert Porcar-Castel), and Czech Institute for Research of Global Change (Lucie Homolova and Ruzena Janoutova). On the national level, he collaborates closely with the CSIRO Remote Sensing department (William Woodgate) and the University of Wollongong (Sharon Robinson).

Awards

  • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, University of Tasmania/Australia (2017-2021)
  • YASE – Young Academics in Spatial Ecology, Peer-Mentoring Programme of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Zürich (2010-2011)
  • Sabbatical Fellowship Programme of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (2004-2006)
  • NATO Science Fellowships Programme (2003)
  • International Fellowship Programme of the Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries (2002)
  • NUFFIC Huygens Programme Fellowship, Wageningen University/ The Netherlands (2000-2001)
  • Erasmus-Socrates Fellowship, Ecole d'ingénieurs de Purpan/France (1999)

Current projects

  • Future Fellowship: Bridging scales in remote sensing of vegetation stress (2017-2021) Sponsor: Australian Research Council (budget: $652K AUD)
  • Sensor calibration facility for ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing and spectroscopy (2018-2019), Sponsor: Australian Research Council (budget: $160K AUD)

Fields of Research

  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Ecology (060299)
  • Earth Sciences (049999)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Ecological Physiology (060203)
  • Computer Software (080399)
  • Forestry Sciences (070599)
  • Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution (040601)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge (050201)
  • Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303)
  • Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling (070104)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Technology (970110)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (960502)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mountain and High Country Environments (960509)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences (970104)
  • Forestry (820199)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Environment (969999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences (970108)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments (960505)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960504)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)

Publications

Since 2006, Zbyněk co-authored over 100 scientific communications, out of which more than 40 have been published in international peer-reviewed journals listed at the Web of Science. His papers were published in the top quartile of journals in the remote sensing category (as ranked by the Web of Science), with nine articles published in the top journal Remote Sensing of Environment. Compared to 1.85 median impact factor for journals in the remote sensing category (Web of Science, 2017), the median impact factor for journals he has published in since 2006 is 3.653. To bring his work to the attention of a plant biology readership, he published his work also in high-impact biological journals, such as New Phytologist, Methods in Ecology and Evolution and Journal of Experimental Botany. His citation reports and the Hirsch (H) citation index are available at various scientific Internet portals such as:

  • Mendeley (https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/zbynek-malenovsky2/publications/),
  • Scopus (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=23009358600),
  • Publon (https://publons.com/researcher/1365986/zbynek-malenovsky/publications/),
  • Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wR9kvtwAAAAJ&hl=en) and
  • OrcID (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1271-8103).

In 2018, he was invited as a guest editor for special issue for the Forests journal and in 2019 for the Remote Sensing journal.

Total publications

41

Journal Article

(35 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Bendig J, Malenovsky Z, Gautam D, Lucieer A, 'Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence measured from an unmanned aircraft system: sensor etaloning and platform notion correction', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 58, (5) pp. 3437-3444. ISSN 0196-2892 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2956194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Bendig J; Lucieer A

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2020Croft H, Chen JM, Wang R, Mo G, Luo S, et al., 'The global distribution of leaf chlorophyll content', Remote Sensing of Environment, 236 Article 111479. ISSN 0034-4257 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111479 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2020Gautam D, Lucieer A, Bendig J, Malenovsky Z, 'Footprint determination of a spectroradiometer mounted on an unmanned aircraft system', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 58, (5) pp. 3085-3096. ISSN 0196-2892 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2019.2947703 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Bendig J

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2019Aasen H, Van Wittenberghe S, Medina NS, Damm A, Goulas Y, et al., 'Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence II: review of passive measurement setups, protocols, and their application at the leaf to canopy level', Remote Sensing, 11, (8) Article 927. ISSN 2072-4292 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs11080927 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 13

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2019Gamon JA, Somers B, Malenovsky Z, Middleton EM, Rascher U, et al., 'Assessing vegetation function with imaging spectroscopy', Surveys in Geophysics, 40, (3) pp. 489-513. ISSN 0169-3298 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10712-019-09511-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2019Janoutova R, Homolova L, Malenovsky Z, Hanus J, Lauret N, et al., 'Influence of 3D spruce tree representation on accuracy of airborne and satellite forest reflectance simulated in DART', Forests, 10, (3) Article 292. ISSN 1999-4907 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f10030292 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

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2019Liu W, Atherton J, Mottus M, Gastellu-Etchegorry JP, Malenovsky Z, et al., 'Simulating solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence in a boreal forest stand reconstructed from terrestrial laser scanning measurements', Remote Sensing of Environment, 232 Article 111274. ISSN 0034-4257 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111274 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

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2019Liu X, Guanter L, Liu L, Damm A, Malenovsky Z, et al., 'Downscaling of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from canopy level to photosystem level using a random forest model', Remote Sensing of Environment, 231 Article 110772. ISSN 0034-4257 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.05.035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 39

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2019Malenovsky Z, Homolova L, Lukes P, Buddenbaum H, Verrelst J, et al., 'Variability and uncertainty challenges in scaling imaging spectroscopy retrievals and validations from leaves up to vegetation canopies', Surveys in Geophysics, 40, (3) pp. 631-656. ISSN 0169-3298 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10712-019-09534-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1

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2019Mohammed GH, Colombo R, Middleton EM, Rascher U, van der Tol C, et al., 'Remote sensing of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) in vegetation: 50 years of progress', Remote Sensing of Environment, 231 Article 111117. ISSN 0034-4257 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.04.030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 41

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2019Turner DJ, Malenovsky Z, Lucieer A, Turnbull JD, Robinson SA, 'Optimizing spectral and spatial resolutions of unmanned aerial system imaging sensors for monitoring Antarctic vegetation', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 12, (10) pp. 3813-3825. ISSN 1939-1404 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2019.2938544 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Turner DJ; Lucieer A

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2019Van Wittenberghe S, Alonso L, Malenovsky Z, Moreno J, 'In vivo photoprotection mechanisms observed from leaf spectral absorbance changes showing VIS-NIR slow-induced conformational pigment bed changes', Photosynthesis Research, 142, (3) pp. 283-305. ISSN 0166-8595 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11120-019-00664-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2018Gautam D, Watson C, Lucieer A, Malenovsky Z, 'Error budget for geolocation of spectroradiometer point observations from an Unmanned Aircraft System', Sensors, 18, (10) Article 3465. ISSN 1424-8220 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/s18103465 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Gautam D; Watson C; Lucieer A

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2018Turner D, Lucieer A, Malenovsky Z, King D, Robinson SA, 'Assessment of Antarctic moss health from multi-sensor UAS imagery with random forest modelling', International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 68 pp. 168-179. ISSN 1569-8432 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.01.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Turner D; Lucieer A

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2018Verrelst J, Malenovsky Z, Van der Tol C, Camps-Valls G, Gastellu-Etchegorry J-P, et al., 'Quantifying vegetation biophysical variables from imaging spectroscopy data: a review on retrieval methods', Surveys in Geophysics, 40, (3) pp. 589-629. ISSN 0169-3298 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10712-018-9478-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 26

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2018Vilfan N, Van der Tol C, Yang P, Wyber R, Malenovsky Z, et al., 'Extending Fluspect to simulate xanthophyll driven leaf reflectance dynamics', Remote Sensing of Environment, 211 pp. 345-356. ISSN 0034-4257 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24

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2017Gastellu-Etchegorry J-P, Lauret N, Yin T, Landier L, Kallel A, et al., 'DART: recent advances in remote sensing data modeling with atmosphere, polarization, and chlorophyll fluorescence', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 10, (6) pp. 2640-2649. ISSN 1939-1404 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2685528 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65Web of Science - 44

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2017Malenovsky Z, Lucieer A, King DH, Turnbull JD, Robinson SA, 'Unmanned aircraft system advances health mapping of fragile polar vegetation', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8 pp. 1842-1857. ISSN 2041-210X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12833 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 67

Co-authors: Lucieer A

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2017Wyber R, Malenovsky Z, Ashcroft MB, Osmond B, Robinson SA, 'Do daily and seasonal trends in leaf solar induced fluorescence reflect changes in photosynthesis, growth or light exposure?', Remote Sensing, 9, (6) Article 604. ISSN 2072-4292 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs9060604 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

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2016Wallace LO, Lucieer A, Malenovsky Z, Turner D, Vopenka Petr, 'Assessment of forest structure using two UAV techniques: a comparison of airborne laser scanning and structure from motion (SfM) point clouds', Forests, 7, (3) Article 62. ISSN 1999-4907 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/f7030062 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 271Web of Science - 233

Co-authors: Wallace LO; Lucieer A; Turner D

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2015Ac A, Malenovsky Z, Olejnickova J, Galle A, Rascher U, et al., 'Meta-analysis assessing potential of steady-state chlorophyll fluorescence for remote sensing detection of plant water, temperature and nitrogen stress', Remote Sensing of Environment, 168 pp. 420-436. ISSN 0034-4257 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.07.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 76Web of Science - 70

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2015Gastellu-Etchegorry J-P, Yin T, Lauret N, Cajgfinger T, Gregoire T, et al., 'Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer (DART 5) for modeling airborne and satellite spectroradiometer and LIDAR acquisitions of natural and urban landscapes', Remote Sensing, 7, (2) pp. 1667-1701. ISSN 2072-4292 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs70201667 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 128Web of Science - 118

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2015Malenovsky Z, Turnbull JD, Lucieer A, Robinson SA, 'Antarctic moss stress assessment based on chlorophyll content and leaf density retrieved from imaging spectroscopy data', New Phytologist, 208, (2) pp. 608-624. ISSN 1469-8137 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.13524 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Lucieer A

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2015Yanez-Rausell L, Malenovsky Z, Rautiainen M, Clevers JGPW, Lukes P, et al., 'Estimation of spruce needle-leaf chlorophyll content based on DART and PARAS canopy reflectance models', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 8, (4) pp. 1534-1544. ISSN 1939-1404 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2400418 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12

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2014Lucieer A, Malenovsky Z, Veness T, Wallace L, 'HyperUAS - imaging spectroscopy from a multirotor unmanned aircraft system', Journal of Field Robotics, 31, (4) pp. 571-590. ISSN 1556-4959 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/rob.21508 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 112Web of Science - 97

Co-authors: Lucieer A; Veness T; Wallace L

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2014Pieruschka R, Albrecht H, Muller O, Berry JA, Klimov D, et al., 'Daily and seasonal dynamics of remotely sensed photosynthetic efficiency in tree canopies', Tree Physiology, 34, (7) pp. 674-685. ISSN 0829-318X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpu035 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 16

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2014Turner D, Lucieer A, Malenovsky Z, King DH, Robinson SA, 'Spatial co-registration of ultra-high resolution visible, multispectral and thermal images acquired with micro-UAV over Antarctic moss beds', Remote Sensing, 6, (5) pp. 4003-4024. ISSN 2072-4292 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/rs6054003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 115Web of Science - 102

Co-authors: Turner D; Lucieer A

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2014Yanez-Rausell L, Malenovsky Z, Clevers JGPW, Schaepman ME, 'Minimizing measurement uncertainties of coniferous needle-leaf optical properties, part II: experimental setup and error analysis', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7, (2) pp. 406-420. ISSN 1939-1404 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2292817 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

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2014Yanez-Rausell L, Schaepman ME, Clevers JGPW, Malenovsky Z, 'Minimizing measurement uncertainties of coniferous needle-leaf optical properties, part I: methodological review', IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 7, (2) pp. 399-405. ISSN 1939-1404 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2272890 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16

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2013Homolova L, Lukes P, Malenovsky Z, Lhotakova Z, Kaplan V, et al., 'Measurement methods and variability assessment of the Norway spruce total leaf area: implications for remote sensing', Trees, 27, (1) pp. 111-121. ISSN 0931-1890 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00468-012-0774-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12

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2013Homolova L, Malenovsky Z, Clevers JGPW, Garcia-Santos G, Schaepman ME, 'Review of optical-based remote sensing for plant trait mapping', Ecological Complexity, 15 pp. 1-16. ISSN 1476-945X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2013.06.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 156Web of Science - 152

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2013Kovac D, Malenovsky Z, Urban O, Spunda V, Kalina J, et al., 'Response of green reflectance continuum removal index to the xanthophyll de-epoxidation cycle in Norway spruce needles', Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, (7) pp. 1817-1827. ISSN 0022-0957 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/ert069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14

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2013Malenovsky Z, Homolova L, Zurita-Milla R, Lukes P, Kaplan V, et al., 'Retrieval of spruce leaf chlorophyll content from airborne image data using continuum removal and radiative transfer', Remote Sensing of Environment, 131 pp. 85-102. ISSN 0034-4257 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.12.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 96Web of Science - 93

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2012Ac A, Malenovsky Z, Urban O, Hanus J, Zitova M, et al., 'Relation of chlorophyll fluorescence sensitive reflectance ratios to carbon flux measurements of montanne grassland and norway spruce forest ecosystems in the temperate zone', The Scientific World Journal, 2012 Article 705872. ISSN 1537-744X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1100/2012/705872 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2012Kovac D, Navratil M, Malenovsky Z, Stroch M, Spunda V, et al., 'Reflectance continuum removal spectral index tracking the xanthophyll cycle photoprotective reactions in Norway spruce needles', Functional Plant Biology: An International Journal of Plant Function, 39, (12) pp. 987-998. ISSN 1445-4408 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/FP12107 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Bendig J, Gautam D, Malenovsky Z, Lucieer A, 'Influence of cosine corrector and UAS platform dynamics on airborne spectral irradiance measurements', Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 22-27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain, pp. 8826-8829. ISBN 9781538671504 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bendig J; Gautam D; Lucieer A

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2018Bendig J, Gautam D, Malenovsky Z, Lucieer A, 'Influence of cosine corrector and UAS platform dynamics on airborne spectral irradiance measurements', Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2018), 22-27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain, pp. 8822-8825. ISBN 978-1-5386-7150-4 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8518864 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Bendig J; Gautam D; Lucieer A

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2018Gastellu-Etchegorry JP, Malenovsky Z, Duran Gomez N, Meynier J, Lauret N, et al., 'Simulation of chlorophyll fluorescence for sun- and shade-adapted leaves of 3D canopies with the dart model', Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 22-27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain, pp. 5999-6002. ISBN 9781538671504 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2018Van Wittenberghe S, Alonso L, Malenovsky Z, Moreno J, 'Photoprotection dynamics observed at leaf level from fast temporal reflectance changes', Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 22-27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain, pp. 5991-5994. ISBN 9781538671504 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2018Van Wittenberghe S, Alonso L, Malenovsky Z, Moreno J, 'Linking chlorophyll fluorescence measurements and radiative transfer modelling II: new prospects', Proceedings from the Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE International Symposium, 22-27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain, pp. 1. ISBN 9781538671504 (2018) [Chair International Conference]

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2017Sabater N, Middleton EM, Malenovsky Z, Alonso L, Verrelst J, et al., 'Oxygen transmittance correction for solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence measured on proximal sensing: application to the NASA-GSFC fusion tower', Proceedings from the 2017 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, 23-28 July 2017, Texas, USA, pp. 5826-5829. ISBN 9781509049516 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2017.8128333 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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Grants & Funding

List of past funded projects:

  • SustES: Adaptation strategies for sustainable ecosystem services and food security under adverse environmental conditions (2017-2022), Sponsor: European Commission – European Structural and Investments Funds, Operational Programme Research, Development and Education,
  • HYPOS: Hyperspectral Analysis and Modelling of Heterogeneous Surfaces (2015-2018), Sponsor: European Space Agency,
  • Towards ANTOS: Scaling and optimising unmanned airborne observations of moss ecosystems (2015-2018), Sponsor: Australian Antarctic Division,
  • AirLIFT: An Airborne Active Chlorophyll Fluorescence Sensing System for Assessment of Photosynthetic Activity in Plant Canopies (2014-2018), Sponsor: Australian Research Council (malenovsky.net/airlift/),
  • RedEdge: Red Edge Positioning Techniques for Earth Observational Optical Mission Sentinel-2 (2014-2017), Sponsor: European Space Agency,
  • FLEX Photosynth: Flex/Sentinel-3 Tandem Mission Photosynthesis Study (2012-2014), Sponsor: European Space Agency (www.flex-photosyn.ca),
  • Antarctic Moss: Mapping Antarctic Climate Change in Space and Time Using Mosses as Biological Proxies (2012-2014), Sponsor: Australian Research Council,
  • SEN4SCI: Assessing Product Requirements for the Scientific Exploitation of the GMES Sentinel Missions (2010-2012: 1st phase focusing on Land, Ocean, and Cryosphere), Sponsor: European Space Agency (www.geo.uzh.ch/microsite/sen4sci/),
  • Hyper-I-Net: Marie Curie Research Training Network (2007-2008), Sponsor: European Commission FP6 (hyperinet.multimediacampus.it/),
  • HYRESSA: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Europe (2005-2008), Sponsor: European Commission FP6 (Specific Support Action, www.hyressa.net/).

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$1,023,541

Projects

Sensor calibration facility for spectral and thermal remote sensing (2018)$224,450
Description
New miniature sensors on-board airborne and underwater drones are revolutionising the way in which we collectinformation about the environment. Sensor calibration and characterisation is critical to the accuracy of hyperspectral and thermal data products, however, there is no central facility in Australia for this purpose. The aim of the project is to establish a calibration facility for the radiometric and spectral correction of hyperspectral and thermal sensors for ultrahigh-resolution remote sensing. The expected benefit to the Australian and international remote sening community is to significantly advance our capacity to collect high quality data and enable accuratemonitoring of our dynamic environments in unprecedented detail.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($159,450)
Collaborators
Airborne Research South Australia Limited ($10,000); Monash University ($15,000); Queensland University of Technology ($15,000); University of Queensland ($15,000); University of Wollongong ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lucieer A; Lucieer VL; Malenovsky Z; Gonzalez LF; Roberts JM; Rudiger C; Robinson SA; Phinn S; McGrath AJ
Year
2018
Grant Reference
LE180100118
Bridging scales in remote sensing of vegetation stress (2017 - 2020)$652,000
Description
The fellowship will address needs for sustainable ecosystem services under the environmental change bydeveloping operational upscaling algorithms for regional mapping of vegetation stress indicators from optical Earthobservations of the latest space-borne missions. These new approaches, using modern computer radiativetransfer models and unmanned aircraft systems called drones, will pave the way for regular satellite monitoring ofplant health across extensive and inaccessible Australian and Antarctic areas. More accurate and timely remotesensing maps of early stress symptoms will tell us when and where to protect ecological functions of wild naturalsystems and help us to sustain or even increase our agricultural food production.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($652,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Future
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Malenovsky Z
Period
2017 - 2020
Grant Reference
FT160100477
Towards a large-scale Antarctic Nearshore and Terrestrial Observing System (ANTOS): Scaling and optimising unmanned airborne observations of moss ecosystems (2015 - 2017)$147,091
Description
The general aim of this project is to take first steps towards a large-scale operational Antarctic terrestrial monitoring system, by analysing the existing ground and unmanned airborne observations of moss ecosystems collected in the vicinity of the Australian Antarctic station Casey. Particularly, we will determine the optimal and the minimal necessary spectral, spatial, and temporal remote sensing requirements to address regional-to-global questions about dynamic physiological development of moss ecosystems, indicating the actual Antarctic coastal climate changes.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($147,091)
Scheme
Grant-Australian Antarctic Science
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lucieer A; Malenovsky Z
Period
2015 - 2017

Research Supervision

Post-Doctoral Fellows (1):

  • Glenda García-Santos (University of Zürich, 2010-2011)

PhD co-supervisions (9/7 completed):

  • Krishna Lamsal (University of Tasmania, AUS, on-going)
  • Leonard Hambrecht (University of Tasmania, AUS, on-going)
  • Rhys Wyber (University of Wollongong, AUS, defended 2018)
  • Deepak Gautam (University of Tasmania, AUS, defended 2018)
  • Lucia Yáñez Rausell (Wageningen University & University of Zürich, NL, defended 2014)
  • Lucie Homolová (Wageningen University & University of Zürich, NL, defended 2014)
  • Daniel Kováč (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, defended 2013)
  • Petr Lukeš (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, defended 2012)
  • Alexandr Ač (University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, defended 2010)

MSc supervisions (5, all completed):

  • Ryan Christinger (University of Zürich, CH, defended 2011)
  • Livia Kurer (University of Zürich, CH, defended 2010)
  • Mohammed Ali Abebe (Wageningen University, NL, defended 2006)
  • Lucie Homolová (Wageningen University, NL, defended 2005)
  • Christian Ufer (Wageningen University, NL, defended 2004)

Current

2

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMulti-Scale Spectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation Stress2018
PhDUltrahigh-resolution remote sensing for assessing biodiversity hotspots2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDDirect Georeferencing and Footprint Characterisation of a Non-Imaging Spectroradiometer Mounted on an Unmanned Aircraft System
Candidate: Deepak Gautam
2019