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Gregory Duveiller

Senior Scientist in the Global Diagnostic Modelling group and within the USMILE ERC Project

room: C*.*** (tower)
phone: +49 3641 57****
email: gduveiller(at)
Twitter: @GregDuveiller
ORCID: 0000-0002-6471-8404

Research interests | Current Research | Past Research | Publications

Research Interest:

Overall, my research aims at improving our understanding of the role of terrestrial ecosystems in the Earth System by using data-driven yet process-based thinking applied to satellite Earth Observation (remote sensing) data.

  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Remote sensing of vegetation
  • Spatio-temporal statistical analysis
  • Land cover / land use / land management
  • Scale and spatial heterogeneity

Past Research:

Prior to joining MPI-BGI, my research work was done in the following institutions:

European Commission Joint Research Centre

Université catholique de Louvain

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Camps-Valls, G., Campos-Taberner, M., Moreno-Martínez, Á., Walther, S., Duveiller, G., Cescatti, A., et al. (2021). A unified vegetation index for quantifying the terrestrial biosphere. Science Advances, 7(9), eabc7447. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abc7447
  • Duveiller, G., Camps-Valls, G., Ceccherini, G., & Cescatti, A. (2021). Spatial homogeneity from temporal stability: Exploiting the combined hyper-frequent revisit of Terra and Aqua to guide Earth System Science. Remote Sensing of Environment, 261, 112496. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112496
  • Alkama, R., Taylor, P. C., Garcia-San Martin, L., Douville, H., Duveiller, G., Forzieri, G., et al. (2020). Clouds damp the radiative impacts of polar sea ice loss. Cryosphere, 14(8), 2673-2686. doi:10.5194/tc-14-2673-2020
  • Ceccherini, G., Duveiller, G., Grassi, G., Lemoine, G., Avitabile, V., Pilli, R., et al. (2020). Abrupt increase in harvested forest area over Europe after 2015. Nature, 583(7814), 72-77. doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2438-y
  • Durgun, Y. O., Gobin, A., Duveiller, G., & Tychon, B. (2020). A study on trade-offs between spatial resolution and temporal sampling density for wheat yield estimation using both thermal and calendar time. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 86, 101988. doi:10.1016/J.JAG.2019.101988
  • Duveiller, G., Caporaso, L., Abad-Viñas, R., Perugini, L., Grassi, G., Arneth, A., et al. (2020). Local biophysical effects of land use and land cover change: towards an assessment tool for policy makers. Land Use Policy, 91, 104382. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104382
  • Duveiller, G., Filipponi, F., Walther, S., Köhler, P., Frankenberg, C., Guanter, L., et al. (2020). A spatially downscaled sun-induced fluorescence global product for enhanced monitoring of vegetation productivity. Earth System Science Data, 12(2), 1101-1116. doi:10.5194/essd-12-1101-2020
  • Forzieri, G., Miralles, D. G., Ciais, P., Alkama, R., Ryu, Y., Duveiller, G., et al. (2020). Increased control of vegetation on global terrestrial energy fluxes. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0717-0
  • Lejeune, Q., Davin, E. L., Duveiller, G., Crezee, B., Meier, R., Cescatti, A., et al. (2020). Biases in the albedo sensitivity to deforestation in CMIP5 models and their impacts on the associated historical radiative forcing. Earth System Dynamics, 11(4), 1209-1232. doi:10.5194/esd-11-1209-2020
  • Lugato, E., Cescatti, A., Jones, A., Ceccherini, G., & Duveiller, G. (2020). Maximising climate mitigation potential by carbon and radiative agricultural land management with cover crops. Environmental Research Letters, 15(9). doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aba137
  • Weiss, M., Jacob, F., & Duveiller, G. (2020). Remote sensing for agricultural applications: A meta-review. Remote Sensing of Environment, 236, 111402. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111402
  • Wen, J., Köhler, P., Duveiller, G., Parazoo, N. C., Magney, T. S., Hooker, G., et al. (2020). A framework for harmonizing multiple satellite instruments to generate a long-term global high spatial-resolution solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF). Remote Sensing of Environment, 239, 111644. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111644
  • Wolanin, A., Mateo-Garciá, G., Camps-Valls, G., Gómez-Chova, L., Meroni, M., Duveiller, G., et al. (2020). Estimating and understanding crop yields with explainable deep learning in the Indian Wheat Belt. Environmental Research Letters, 15(2), 024019. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab68ac
  • Chaparro, D., Duveiller, G., Piles, M., Cescatti, A., Vall-llossera, M., Camps, A., et al. (2019). Sensitivity of L-band vegetation optical depth to carbon stocks in tropical forests: a comparison to higher frequencies and optical indices. Remote Sensing of Environment, 232, 111303. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2019.111303
  • Grassi, G., Cescatti, A., Matthews, R., Duveiller, G., Camia, A., Federici, S., et al. (2019). On the realistic contribution of European forests to reach climate objectives. Carbon Balance and Management, 14(1), 8. doi:10.1186/s13021-019-0123-y
  • Walther, S., Duveiller, G., Jung, M., Guanter, L., Cescatti, A., & Camps-Valls, G. (2019). Satellite Observations of the Contrasting Response of Trees and Grasses to Variations in Water Availability. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(3), 1429-1440. doi:10.1029/2018GL080535
  • Weissteiner, C. J., López-Lozano, R., Manfron, G., Duveiller, G., Hooker, J., Velde, M. v. d., et al. (2019). A Crop Group-Specific Pure Pixel Time Series for Europe. Remote Sensing, 11(22), 2668. doi:10.3390/RS11222668
  • Zampieri, M., Ceglar, A., Manfron, G., Toreti, A., Duveiller, G., Romani, M., et al. (2019). Adaptation and sustainability of water management for rice agriculture in temperate regions: The Italian case‐study. Land Degradation & Development, ldr.3402. doi:10.1002/ldr.3402
  • Duveiller, G., Forzieri, G., Robertson, E., Li, W., Georgievski, G., Lawrence, P., et al. (2018). Biophysics and vegetation cover change: A process-based evaluation framework for confronting land surface models with satellite observations. Earth System Science Data, 10(3), 1265-1279. doi:10.5194/essd-10-1265-2018
  • Duveiller, G., Hooker, J., & Cescatti, A. (2018). A dataset mapping the potential biophysical effects of vegetation cover change. Scientific Data, 5, 180014. doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.14
  • Duveiller, G., Hooker, J., & Cescatti, A. (2018). The mark of vegetation change on Earth’s surface energy balance. Nature Communications, 9(1), 679. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02810-8
  • Forzieri, G., Duveiller, G., Georgievski, G., Li, W., Robertson, E., Kautz, M., et al. (2018). Evaluating the Interplay Between Biophysical Processes and Leaf Area Changes in Land Surface Models. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10(5), 1102-1126. doi:10.1002/2018MS001284
  • Hooker, J., Duveiller, G., & Cescatti, A. (2018). A global dataset of air temperature derived from satellite remote sensing and weather stations. Scientific Data, 5, 180246. doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.246
  • Joiner, J., Yoshida, Y., Zhang, Y., Duveiller, G., Jung, M., Lyapustin, A., et al. (2018). Estimation of Terrestrial Global Gross Primary Production (GPP) with Satellite Data-Driven Models and Eddy Covariance Flux Data. Remote Sensing, 10(9), 1346. doi:10.3390/rs10091346
  • Waldner, F., Duveiller, G., & Defourny, P. (2018). Local adjustments of image spatial resolution to optimize large-area mapping in the era of big data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 73, 374-385. doi:10.1016/J.JAG.2018.07.009
  • Walther, S., Guanter, L., Heim, B., Jung, M., Duveiller, G., Wolanin, A., et al. (2018). Assessing the dynamics of vegetation productivity in circumpolar regions with different satellite indicators of greenness and photosynthesis. Biogeosciences, 15(20), 6221-6256. doi:10.5194/bg-15-6221-2018
  • Duveiller, G., Donatelli, M., Fumagalli, D., Zucchini, A., Nelson, R., & Baruth, B. (2017). A dataset of future daily weather data for crop modelling over Europe derived from climate change scenarios. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 127(3-4), 573-585. doi:10.1007/s00704-015-1650-4
  • Durgun, Y. O., Gobin, A., Gilliams, S., Duveiller, G., & Tychon, B. (2016). Testing the Contribution of Stress Factors to Improve Wheat and Maize Yield Estimations Derived from Remotely-Sensed Dry Matter Productivity. Remote Sensing, 8(3), 170. doi:10.3390/rs8030170
  • Duveiller, G., & Cescatti, A. (2016). Spatially downscaling sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence leads to an improved temporal correlation with gross primary productivity. Remote Sensing of Environment, 182, 72-89. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.04.027
  • Duveiller, G., Fasbender, D., & Meroni, M. (2016). Revisiting the concept of a symmetric index of agreement for continuous datasets. Scientific Reports, 6, 19401. doi:10.1038/srep19401
  • Donatelli, M., Srivastava, A. K., Duveiller, G., Niemeyer, S., & Fumagalli, D. (2015). Climate change impact and potential adaptation strategies under alternate realizations of climate scenarios for three major crops in Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 10(7), 075005. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/7/075005
  • Duveiller, G., Lopez-Lozano, R., & Cescatti, A. (2015). Exploiting the multi-angularity of the MODIS temporal signal to identify spatially homogeneous vegetation cover: A demonstration for agricultural monitoring applications. Remote Sensing of Environment, 166, 61-77. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.06.001
  • López-Lozano, R., Duveiller, G., Seguini, L., Meroni, M., García-Condado, S., Hooker, J., et al. (2015). Towards regional grain yield forecasting with 1km-resolution EO biophysical products: Strengths and limitations at pan-European level. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 206, 12-32. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.02.021
  • Löw, F., Duveiller, G., Conrad, C., & Michel, U. (2015). Impact of Categorical and Spatial Scale on Supervised Crop Classification using Remote Sensing. Photogrammetrie - Fernerkundung - Geoinformation, 2015(1), 7-20. doi:10.1127/pfg/2015/0252
  • Löw, F., & Duveiller, G. (2014). Defining the Spatial Resolution Requirements for Crop Identification Using Optical Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing, 6(9), 9034-9063. doi:10.3390/rs6099034
  • Duveiller, G., Baret, F., & Defourny, P. (2013). Using Thermal Time and Pixel Purity for Enhancing Biophysical Variable Time Series: An Interproduct Comparison. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51(4), 2119-2127. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2226731
  • Duveiller, G., López-Lozano, R., & Baruth, B. (2013). Enhanced Processing of 1-km Spatial Resolution fAPAR Time Series for Sugarcane Yield Forecasting and Monitoring. Remote Sensing, 5(3), 1091-1116. doi:10.3390/rs5031091
  • Sepulcre-Cantó, G., Gellens-Meulenberghs, F., Arboleda, A., Duveiller, G., de Wit, A. J. W., Eerens, H., et al. (2013). Estimating crop-specific evapotranspiration using remote-sensing imagery at various spatial resolutions for improving crop growth modelling. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(9-10), 3274-3288. doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.716911
  • de Wit, A. J. W., Duveiller, G., & Defourny, P. (2012). Estimating regional winter wheat yield with WOFOST through the assimilation of green area index retrieved from MODIS observations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 164, 39-52. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.04.011
  • Duveiller, G., Baret, F., & Defourny, P. (2012). Remotely sensed green area index for winter wheat crop monitoring: 10-Year assessment at regional scale over a fragmented landscape. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 166-167, 156-168. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.07.014
  • Kouadio, L., Duveiller, G., Djaby, B., El Jarroudi, M., Defourny, P., & Tychon, B. (2012). Estimating regional wheat yield from the shape of decreasing curves of green area index temporal profiles retrieved from MODIS data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 18, 111-118. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2012.01.009
  • Kouadio, L. A., Djaby, B., Duveiller, G., El Jarroudi, M., & Tychon, B. (2012). Cinétique de décroissance de la surface verte et estimation du rendement du blé d'hiver. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement, 16(2), 179-191.
  • Curnel, Y., de Wit, A. J. W., Duveiller, G., & Defourny, P. (2011). Potential performances of remotely sensed LAI assimilation in WOFOST model based on an OSS Experiment. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151(12), 1843-1855. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.08.002
  • Duveiller, G., Baret, F., & Defourny, P. (2011). Crop specific green area index retrieval from MODIS data at regional scale by controlling pixel-target adequacy. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(10), 2686-2701. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.05.026
  • Duveiller, G., Weiss, M., Baret, F., & Defourny, P. (2011). Retrieving wheat Green Area Index during the growing season from optical time series measurements based on neural network radiative transfer inversion. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115(3), 887-896. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.11.016
  • Duveiller, G., & Defourny, P. (2010). A conceptual framework to define the spatial resolution requirements for agricultural monitoring using remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114(11), 2637-2650. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.06.001
  • Duveiller, G., Defourny, P., Desclee, B., & Mayaux, P. (2008). Deforestation in Central Africa: Estimates at regional, national and landscape levels by advanced processing of systematically-distributed Landsat extracts. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(5), 1969-1981. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2007.07.026
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