Dr. Magaly Koch

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Research Associate Professor

Center for Remote Sensing
Boston University
725 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1401

Telephone: (617)353-7302
Fax: (617)353-3200
Email: mkoch [at] bu.edu

Dr. Magaly Koch is a geologist specialized in the application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in the study of groundwater resources and environmental change of arid lands. She has conducted research on the: (i) estimation of the ground water potential in Egypt, Sudan (Darfur and Red Sea Hills), Oman and United Arab Emirates, (ii) evaluation of the geomorphic effects of the Gulf War in Kuwait using pre- and post-war satellite images, (iii) characterization of wetland degradation processes in Spain, (iv) assessment of flash flood potential of ephemeral rivers (wadis) in Egypt, Oman, and United Arab Emirates, (v) use of remote sensing in archaeological exploration (Maya region in Guatemala and Axumite kingdom in northern Ethiopia), and (vi) relationship between land cover/use changes, hydrology and infectious diseases (malaria) in the Jimma region of southwestern Ethiopia.

She is currently leading a cooperative research project between the United States and Egypt concerning the exploration of natural resources for land use planning and development in the Western Desert of Egypt.

Education

  • 1993 Ph.D.in Geology, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • 1987 Diploma in Ground Water Hydrology, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
  • 1986 M.Sc.in Geology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Research Interests

  • Groundwater resources (in arid/semiarid lands)
  • Natural hazards (flash floods)
  • Human impact in environmental change

Professional Positions

  • 1998-Present Research Associate Professor, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University (Research Assistant Professor 1998-2005)
  • 2011-Present Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
  • 2014-2015 Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • 2012 Visiting Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • 2011 Lecturer, Department of Geography & Environment, Boston University
  • 2000-2001, 2008 Visiting Professor and Lecturer, Department of Geology and Geochemistry, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • 1999-2007 Lecturer, Department of Archeology, Boston University
  • 1996-1998 European Community Marie Curie Research Fellow, Remote Sensing Unit, Earth Sciences Institute, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1993-1996 Research Associate, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowship (Lecturer/Researcher), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, 2014-15
  • Marie Curie Research Fellowship (European Union), Earth Science Institute, Barcelona, Spain, 1996-98
  • Postgraduate Fellowship (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, 1987
  • Student Exchange Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Program), University of Salamanca, Spain, 1981-82

Society Memberships

  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, USA.
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU).
  • The Geological Society of America.
  • The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  • Marie Curie Fellowship Association (MCFA), European Commission.
  • The Remote Sensing Society, UK.

Publications

Journal Papers, Book Chapters and Monographs:

  • Schmid, T., López-Martínez, J., Serrano, E., D’Hondt, O., Koch, M., Nieto, A., O’Neill, T., Mink, S., Durán, J.J., Maestro, A., Serrano, E., Guillaso, S. (2015) Characterization of periglacial ice-free surfaces using polarimetric RADARSAT-2 data on Fildes Peninsula and Ardley Island, Antarctica, Geomorphology (in review).
  • Erdman, E., Liss, A., Gute, D.M., Rioux, C., Koch, M., and Naumova, E. (2015) Does the presence of vegetation affect asthma hospitalizations among the elderly? A comparison between rural, suburban, and urban areas, International Journal of Environment and Sustainability (IJES), 4(1), 1-14.
  • Gaber, A., Soliman, F., Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (2015) Using Full-Polarimetric SAR Data to Characterize the Surface Sediments in Desert Areas: A Case Study in El-Gallaba Plain, Egypt, Remote Sensing of Environment, 162, 11-28. (doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.01.024)
  • Liss, A., Koch, M., and Naumova, E.N. (2014) Redefining Climate Regions in The United States Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning: Public Health Applications, Journal of Geospatial Health, 8(3), 467-659.
  • Ambelu, A., Mekonen, S., Koch, M., Addis, T., Boets, P., Everaert, G., and Goethals, P. (2014) The application of predictive modelling for determining bio-environmental factors affecting the distribution of blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in the Gilgel Gibe watershed in southwest Ethiopia, PLoS ONE, 9(11): e112221.
  • Koch, M. (2014) Advanced remote sensing technology for sustainable land development in arid lands. International Journal of Environment and Sustainability (IJES), 3(1), 33-41.
  • Gaber, A., Darwish, N., Sultan, Y., Arafat, S. and Koch, M. (2014) Monitoring building stability in Port-Said City, Egypt, using differential SAR interferometry. International Journal of Environment and Sustainability (IJES), 3(1), 14-22.
  • El-Din, M.S., Gaber, A., Koch, M., Ahmed, R.S., and Bahgat, E. (2013) Remote Sensing Application for Water Quality Assessment in Lake Timsah, Suez Canal District, Egypt. Journal of Remote Sensing Technology, 1(3), 61-74.
  • Gaber, A., Koch, M., Geriesh, M.H., Sato, M., and El-Baz, M. (2013) Near-surface imaging of a buried foundation in the Western Desert, Egypt, using space-borne and ground penetrating radar. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40(4), 1946-1955.
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Koch, M., Gómez, I., and Hernández, E.I. (2013) Evaluation of land degradation after forest fire with a fuzzy logic model. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 12(11), 2087-2096.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., Reyes, M., and Gumuzzio, G. (2012) Evaluating full polarimetric C- and L-band data for mapping wetland conditions in a semi-arid environment in Central Spain. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS), 5(3), 1033-1044. (DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2202091)
  • Naumova, E.N., Jagai, J., Casronovo, D., and Koch, M. (2012) Remote sensing applications for assessing the seasonality of waterborne diseases. In: Morain, S.A. and Budge, A. (eds.) Environmental Tracking for Public Health Surveillance, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Publisher, 490 pp.
  • Koch, M., Gaber, A., Burkholder, B., and Geriesh, M.H. (2012) Development of new water resources in Egypt with Earth observation data: Opportunities and challenges. International Journal of Environment and Sustainability (IJES), 1(3), 1-12.
  • Schmid, T., López-Martínez, J., Koch, M., Maestro, A., Serrano, E., Linés, C. (2012) Geomorphological mapping in the Antarctic Peninsula region applying single and multipolarization RADARSAT-2 data. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 38(3), 367-382. (DOI: 5589/m12-029)
  • Gaber, A., Koch, M., Geriesh, M.H., and Sato, M. (2011) SAR remote sensing of buried faults: Implications for groundwater exploration in the Western Desert of Egypt. Sensing and Imaging: An International Journal, 12(3-4), 133-151. (DOI: 10.1007/s11220-011-0066-1)
  • Koch, M. (2011) Book review: Allan Brimicombe, GIS, Environmental Modeling and Engineering (second edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2010: 378 pp. Progress in Physical Geography, 35 (3), 417-419.
  • Mather, P.M., and Koch, M. (2011) Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction, Fourth Edition. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 504 pp.
  • Koch, M., and McCann, J.C. (2010) Satellite imagery, landscape history, and disease: mapping and visualizing the agroecology of malaria in Ethiopia. PSAE Research Series, 8, African Studies Center, Boston University.
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Koch, M., and Gómez, I. (2010) Multi-resolution and temporal characterization of land use classes in a Mediterranean wetland with land cover fractions. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(20), 5365-5389.
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Koch, M., and Gómez, I. (2010) Applying imaging spectroscopy techniques to map saline soils with ASTER images. Geoderma, 158(1-2), 55–65; (DOI:10.1016/j.geoderma.2010.02.015).
  • Martínez, P., Cristo, A., Koch, M., Pérez, R., Schmid, T., and Hernández, L.M., (2010) Diffused Matrix Format: a new storage and processing format for airborne hyperspectral sensor images. Sensors, 10(5), 4996-5013; (DOI: 10.3390/s100504996) (open access journal).
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Koch, M., Gómez, I., and Hernández, E.I. (2010) Land-cover phenologies and their relation to climatic variables in an anthropogenically impacted Mediterranean coastal area. Remote Sensing, 2(3), 697-716; (DOI: 3390/rs2030697) (open access journal).
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Gómez, I., and Koch, M. (2010) Detecting drought induced environmental changes in a Mediterranean wetland by remote sensing. Applied Geography, 30(2), 254-262; (DOI:10.1016/j.apgeog.2009.05.006).
  • Gaber, A., Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (2010) Textural and compositional characterization of Wadi Feiran deposits, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, using Radarsat-1, PALSAR, SRTM and ETM+ data. Remote Sensing, 2(1), 52-75; (DOI:10.3390/rs2010052) (open access journal).
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., and Gumuzzio, J. (2009) Application of hyperspectral imagery to map soil salinity. In: Metternicht, G. and Zinck, A. (eds.), Remote Sensing of Soil Salinization: Impact and Land Management, Chapter 7, pp. 113-139, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Publisher, Boca Raton, FL, USA.
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Gómez, I., and Koch, M. (2008) Identifying optimal spectral bands to assess soil properties with VNIR radiometry in semi-arid soils. Geoderma, 147(3-4), 126-132.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., DiBlasi, M., and Hagos, M. (2008) Spatial and spectral analysis of land cover properties for an archaeological area in Aksum, Ethiopia, applying high and medium resolution data. Catena (Special Issue), 75(1), 93-101.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., and Gumuzzio, J. (2008) Multisensor study of soil and wetland degradation in semi-arid Mediterranean ecosystems. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Newsletter, 147 (June), 10-17.
  • Estrada-Belli, F., and Koch, M. (2007) Remote sensing and GIS analysis of a Maya city and its landscape: Holmul, Guatemala. In: Wiseman, J.R., and El-Baz, F. (eds.), Remote Sensing in Archaeology, Chapter 11, pp. 263-281, Springer Publishers, New York, USA.
  • Al-Sarawi, M.A., El-Baz, F., and Koch, M. (2006) Geomorphologic controls on surface deposits of Kuwait as depicted in satellite images. Kuwait Journal of Science & Engineering, 33(2), 123-146.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., and Gumuzzio, J. (2005) Multi-sensor approach to determine changes of wetland characteristics in semi-arid environments (Central Spain). IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 43(11), 2516- 2525.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., and Gumuzzio, J. (2005) Monitoring of saline wetland soils in central Spain using hyperspectral and multispectral data. In: Faz Cano, R. Ortiz Silla and A.R. Mermut (eds)., Sustainable Use and Management of Soils, Arid and Semiarid Regions, Advances in GeoEcology, 36, Catena Verlag, Reiskirchen, Germany, pp. 569-578.
  • Koch, M. (2004) Geological reconnaissance of the Red Sea coast in Egypt, Case Study Example (CSE) 1, 17 pp.; Agricultural land use change in Los Monegros, a semiarid Mediterranean environment, CSE 2, 18 pp.; Monitoring forest clearing in Holmul, an archaeological Maya site in Guatemala, CSE 3, 14 pp.; Mapping wetland features in La Mancha, central Spain, CSE 4, 15 pp. In: Mather, P.M., Computer Processing of Remotely-Sensed Images: An Introduction, Third Edition. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, CD-ROM exercises. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/paul.mather/ComputerProcessing3/Examples.html
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., Gumuzzio, J., and Mather, P. (2004) A spectral library for a semi-arid wetland and its application to studies of wetland degradation using hyperspectral and multispectral data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25(13), 2485-2496.
  • Bard, K.A., DiBlasi, M., Koch, M., Crescenzi, L., D’Andrea, A., Fattovich, R., Manzo, A., Perlingieri, C., Forte, M., Harris, M.S., Johnson, G.H., Tilia, S., and Trabassi, B. (2003). The joint archaeological project at Bieta Giyorgis (Aksum, Ethiopia) of the Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples (Italy), and Boston University, Boston (USA): Results, research procedures and preliminary computer applications. In: Forte, M., and Williams, P.R. (eds.), The Reconstruction of Archaeological Landscapes through Digital Technologies. Monograph, BAR International Series 1151, Oxford, UK, pp. 1-13.
  • Al-Rawas, G., Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (2001) Using GIS for flash flood hazard mapping in Oman. Earth Observation Magazine, August 2001, 10(8), 18-20.
  • Koch, M. (2000) Geological controls of land degradation as detected by remote sensing: A case study in Los Monegros, NE Spain. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21(3), 457-473.
  • Koch, M. (2000) Oil Lakes. In: Atlas of the Sate of Kuwait from Satellite Images, El-Baz, F., and Al-Sarawi, M., (eds.), Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Safat, Kuwait, 73-76.
  • Koch, M. (1998) Drainage basin analysis using GIS. In: Ground Water Potential of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, El-Baz, F., Kusky, T.M., Himida, I., and Abdel-Mogheeth, S., (eds.), Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 37-54.
  • Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (1998) Identifying the effects of the Gulf War on the geomorphic features of Kuwait by remote sensing and GIS. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 64(7), 739-747.
  • Koch, M., El-Baz, F., and Abuelgasim, A. (1998) Application of a Geographic Information System (GIS) methodology to modeling geomorphological change in Kuwait’s desert. In: Sustainable Development in Arid Zones: Assessment and Monitoring of Desert Ecosystems, Omar, S.A.S., Misak, R., and Al-Ajmi, D., (eds.), A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1, 333-340.
  • Al-Dabi, H., Koch, M., El-Baz, F., and Al-Sarawi, M. (1998) Mapping and monitoring sand dune patterns in northwest Kuwait using Landsat TM images. In: Sustainable Development in Arid Zones: Assessment and Monitoring of Desert Ecosystems, Omar, S.A.S., Misak, R., and Al-Ajmi, D., (eds.), A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1, 273-279.
  • Mather, P.M., Tso, B., and Koch, M. (1998) Evaluation of Landsat TM spectral data and SAR-derived textural information for lithological discrimination in the Red Sea Hills, Sudan. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19(4), 587-604.
  • Kusky, T.M., El-Baz, F., Morency, R.E., El-Shafei, M.K., and Koch, M. (1998) Structural and tectonic evolution of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, using Landsat data. In: Ground Water Potential of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, El-Baz, F., Kusky, T.M., Himida, I., and Abdel-Mogheeth, S., (eds.), Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 11-35.
  • Koch, M., and Mather, P.M. (1997) Lineament mapping for groundwater resource assessment: A comparison of digital SIR-C SAR imagery and stereo LFC photographs, Red Sea Hills area, Sudan. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18(7), 1465-1482.
  • Al-Dabi, H., Koch, M., Al-Sarawi, M., and El-Baz, F. (1997) Evolution of sand-dune patterns in space and time in northern Kuwait using Landsat TM images. Journal of Arid Environments, 36(1), 15-24.
  • Mather, P.M., Tso, B., and Koch, M. (1997) Geological mapping using multi-sensor data: a comparison of methods. In: Neurocomputation in Remote Sensing Data Analysis, Kanellopoulos, I., Wilkinson, F., Roli, F., and Austin, J. (eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 38-46.
  • El-Baz, F., Abuelgasim, A., Koch, M., Pax-Lenney, M., Lambin. , Al-Doasari, A., Marr, P., Ryherd, S., and Morency, R. (1994) Detection by Satellite Images of Environmental Change due to the Gulf War. In: The Gulf War and the Environment, El-Baz, F. and Makharita, R. (eds.), Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, Philadelphia, USA, 1-25.

Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., López-martínez, J., Mink, S., D’Hondt, O., Nieto, A., Maestro, A., Serrano, E., Guillaso, S. (2015) Polarimetric RADARSAT-2 data used for mapping surface features in ice-free surfaces on King George Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). Advanced SAR Workshop, Canadian Space Agency, 20-22 October 2015, Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada.
  • Schmid, T., López-Martínez, J., Guillaso, S., D’Hondt, O., Koch, M., Mink, S., Nieto, A., and Serrano, E. (2015) Distribution of Periglacial Surface Features within Ice Free Areas Surrounding Maxwell Bay (South Shetland Islands) Using Polarimetric Radarsat-2 Data. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 26-31 July 2015, Milan, Italy.
  • Ehrlich, H., Koch, M., Mor, S., and Naumova, E. (2015) Mapping the Potential Transmission of Vector-Borne Disease in Australia. 3rd International One Health Congress, 15-18 March 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Abstract.
  • Liss, A., Frances, M.R., Mohan, V.R., Balraj, V., Antonisamy, B., Koch, M., and Naumova, E. (2014) High Frequency and High Resolution Weather Data for Public Health Research in Tamil Nadu, India: Filling in the Void. ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium, Operational RS Applications: Opportunities, Progress and Challenges, December 9-12, Hyderabad, India. Abstract.
  • Koch, M. and Gaber, M. (2014) Spectral and Thermal Mapping of Desert Surface Sediments for Agricultural Development. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Integrated Field Science and the 7th Symposium on Innovative Research Center for Agricultural Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Tohoku University, 29-30 September 2014, Sendai, Japan, pp. 31-39.
  • Zhu, J., Baise, L. G., Koch, M., and Gaber, A. (2014) Mapping Earthquake Induced Liquefaction Surface Effects from the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Using Satellite Imagery, Seismological Research Letters, 85(2), 495 (abstracts of SSA annual meeting).
  • Geriesh, M.H., Gaber, A., and Koch, M. (2014) Exploring Renewable Groundwater Aquifers in the Western Desert of Egypt Using Near-Surface and Hydro-Geophysical Imaging Methods, SEG/DGS Int. Workshop: Near Surface Modeling & Imaging, Manama, Bahrain, 8-9 March, 2014.
  • Koch, M., Gaber, A., Geriesh, M.H., Zaghloul, S.A., Arafat, S., and Abubakr, M. (2013) Multisensor characterization of subsurface structures in a desert plain area in Egypt with implications for groundwater exploration. 2013 SPIE Remote Sensing Symposium, 23-26 September 2013, Dresden, Germany. Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XV, edited by Christopher M. U. Neale, Antonino Maltese, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8887, pp. 888712-1-6.
  • Liss, A., Koch, M., Jeffries, G., and Naumova, E. (2013) Short-term vulnerability or long-term adaptation: Quantifying adverse health consequences of extreme weather events with spatial regionalization. ISPRS 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health (in collaboration with MEDGEO 2013), 25–29 August 2013, Arlington, VA, USA.
  • Liss, A., Koch, M., and Naumova, E. (2012) Depiction of climate zones in the conterminous United Sates using remote sensing: application to public health and vulnerability assessment. 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2012), 26-30 November 2012, Pattaya, Thailand. 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2012, ACRS 2012, v. 1, pp. 524-533.
  • Koch, M., Burkholder, B., and Gaber, A. (2012) Identifying suitable areas for agricultural expansion in the Western Desert of Egypt by multisensory data fusion. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22-27 July 2012, Munich, Germany.
  • Liss, A., Koch, M., and Naumova, E. (2012) Depiction of climate zones in the conterminous United Sates using remote sensing: application to public health and vulnerability assessment. 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2012), 26-30 November 20012, Pattaya, Thailand.
  • Koch, M., Burkholder, B., and Gaber, A. (2012) Identifying suitable areas for agricultural expansion in the Western Desert of Egypt by multisensory data fusion. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22-27 July 2012, Munich, Germany.
  • Gaber, A., Koch, M., Sato, M., and El-Baz, F. (2011) ALOS/PALSAR subsurface imaging of a buried foundation in the Western Desert, Egypt. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 9-12 October 2011, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 43, No. 5, Paper No. 48-2.
  • Bosch, I., Koch, M., Guimaraes, A., Nogueira, M., Melandri, V., Alencar, J., and Naumova, E. (2011) Analysis of landscape, weather, and mosquito vector ecology for predicting arbovirus disease spread in Pantanal, Brazil. ISPRS WG VIII/2 Symposium on Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Health, 12-13 September 2011, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
  • Gaber, A., Koch, M., and Sato, M. (2011) Assessing the potential of groundwater resources west of Aswan, Egypt, using ALOS/PALSAR polarimetric information. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 24-29 July 2011, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., Reyes, M., and Gumuzzio, G. (2011) Monitoring wetland conditions in semi-arid environments in Central Spain applying quad-pol C and L band data. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 24-29 July 2011, Vancouver, Canada.
  • López-Martínez, J., Balks, M.R., Cuchí, J.A., Durán, J.J., Koch, M., Maestro, A., Moreno, L., O’Neill, T.A., Ortega, J., Schmid, T., Serrano, E., and Silva, A. (2011) Aplicación de imágenes de satélite y avances en el conocimiento de la geomorfología, evolución del relieve, hidrogeología, suelos e impactos en zonas libres de hielo en el norte de la Península Antártica. VIII Simposio de Estudios Polares, 7-9 September 2011, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  • López-Martínez, J., Schmid, T., Koch, M., Maestro, A., Serrano, E., Linés, C., and Nieto, A.B. (2011) Application of RADARSAT‐2 SAR data to study periglacial geomorphology and morpho‐structures in ice free areas of the Antarctic Peninsula region. 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, 10-16 July 2011, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Pérez, R.M., Cristo, A., Martínez, P., Koch, M., Schmid, T., Gualtieri, A., Hernández, L.M. (2010) FLEX / Sentinel-3 data fusion by using the Diffused Matrix Format (DMF). ESA 4th International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Fluorescence, 15-17 November 2010, Valencia, Spain.
  • Gaber, A., Koch, M., Khalaf, F., and Sato, M. (2010) Geostructural and hydrogeological setting of the Gallaba Plain in West Aswan, Egypt, as revealed by ALOS/PALSAR subsurface imaging. The 4th Joint ALOS PI Symposium, 15-17 November 2010, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, G., and Reyes, M. (2010). Characterizing an endangered wetland ecosystem in Central Spain by multipolarized Radarsat-2 data. 3rd Workshop on RADARSAT-2, 27 September – 1 October 2010, Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert (Quebec), Canada.
  • Schmid, T., López-Martínez, J., Koch, M., and Linés, C. (2010) Mapping of periglacial landforms in the Antarctic Peninsula region applying Radarsat-2 data. 3rd Workshop on RADARSAT-2, 27 September – 1 October 2010, Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert (Quebec), Canada.
  • Cristo, A., Pérez, R.M., Martínez, P., Koch, M., Schmid, T., Hernández, L.M., and Carretero, J. (2010). Storage of hyperspectral sensor images, sources of error and footprint analysis. 3rd International Symposium of Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 27 September – 1 October 2010.
  • Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J., Rodríguez, M., and Koch, M. (2010). Application of hyperspectral spaceborne data to identify sensitive wetland areas of Central Spain. ESA Hyperspectral Workshop 2010, ESA ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy, 17-19 March 2010.
  • López-Martínez, J., Schmid, T., Koch, M., Serrano, E., and Linés, C. (2010). Field mapping and satellite imagery interpretation of periglacial landforms to assess permafrost distribution in the northern Antarctic Peninsula región. International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, Oslo, Norway, 8-12 June 2010.
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Gómez, I., Koch, M. (2009). Soil vulnerability
    to erosion assessed with remote sensing, digital elevation models and a fuzzy logic
    Multi-Criteria Evaluation. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly,
    19-24 April 2009, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11,
    EGU2009-11206-1, 2009.
  • Meléndez-Pastor, I., Córdoba-Sola, P., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Gómez, I., Koch, M. (2009).
    Assessing the effect of vegetation in the estimation of soil properties with field VNIR
    European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, 19-24 April
    2009, Vienna, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-10753, 2009.
  • Gaber, A., Koch, M., and Sato, M. (2009). “Multisensor Data Integration for Groundwater Exploration in the Western Desert, Egypt”. The 16th Remote Sensing Forum, 2 March 2009, Tokyo, Japan, pp 7-9.
  • Koch, M., López-Martínez, J., Schmid, T., Serrano, E., and Gumuzzio, J. (2008). Evaluating the use of ALOS data (microwave and optical) for mapping geomorphological features of selected areas in Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands (West Antarctica). ESA ALOS PI Symposium, 3-7 November 2008, Rhodes, Greece.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., Solana, J., and Gumuzzio, J. (2008). Application of ALOS PALSAR data to classify vegetation in an anthropogenically affected wetland area in Central Spain (Las Tablas de Daimiel). ESA ALOS PI Symposium, 3-7 November 2008, Rhodes, Greece.
  • Melendez-Pastor, I., Navarro-Pedreño, J., Koch, M., and Gómez, I. (2008). Caracterización ambiental mediante teledetección multiespectral del PNM del Clot de Galvany. I Jornadas de Estudio del Clot de Galvany, 29-31 October 2008. Elche, Spain. CD proceedings.
  • Koch, M., López-Martínez, J., Schmid, T., Serrano, E., and Gumuzzio, J. (2008). Application of ALOS PALSAR for the study of periglacial features related to permafrost within the South Shetland Islands, Western Antarctica. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 6-11 July 2008, Boston, USA.
  • Schmid, T. Domínguez, J.A., Solana, J., Gumuzzio, J., and Koch, M. (2008). Applying multi-angle hyperspectral data to detect human-induced changes causing wetland degradation in semi-arid areas (National Park Las Tablas de Daimiel, Spain). International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 6-11 July 2008, Boston, USA.
  • Gumuzzio, J., Schmid, T., and Koch, M. (2007). Multisensor approach to assess soil degradation stages in semi-arid soils (Spain). Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Barcelona, Spain, 23-27 July 2007, IEEE Xplore System, 4788-4789.
  • Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J., Koch, M., Solana, J., and Mather, P.M. (2007). Characterising and monitoring semi-arid wetlands using multi-angle hyperspectral and multispectral data. ENVISAT Symposium, Montreux, Switzerland, 23-27 April 2007.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J., and Mather, P.M., (2006). Wetland feature extraction and change detection study of a playa lake environment in NE Spain using hyperspectral and multispectral images. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, Torrent (Valencia), Spain, 25-29 September 2006, pp 284-288.
  • Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J., Koch, M. and Mather, P.M., (2006). Semi-arid wetlands: Assessment of their degradation status and monitoring by multi-sensor remote sensing. 4th ESA CHRIS Proba Workshop, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, 19-21 September 2006.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., DiBlasi, M., and Hagos, M., (2006). Spatial analysis of land cover properties for an archaeological area in Aksum, Ethiopia, applying high and medium resolution data. Highland 2006 Symposium, Mekelle, Ethiopia, 19-24 September 2006.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., and Gumuzzio, J., (2006). Monitoring wetlands in semi-arid environments of Spain. RADARSAT-2 Symposium, Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert (Quebec), Canada, 11-15 September.
  • López, J., Schmid, T., Koch, M., and Gumuzzio, J. (2006). Application of RADARSAT-2 for the study of periglacial, glacial and geo-structural features in the Antarctic Peninsula region. RADARSAT-2 Symposium, Canadian Space Agency, Saint-Hubert (Quebec), Canada, 11-15 September.
  • Koch, M., Inzana, J. and El-Baz, F. (2005). Applications of Hyperion hyperspectral and ASTER multispectral data in characterizing vegetation for water resources studies in arid lands. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA, 16-19 October, 2005, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37 (7), A-107.
  • Ghoneim, E.M., Ozdogan, M., Almulla, A., Koch, M., Ahmad, K. and El-Baz, F. (2005). Thermal anomalies in eastern Arabia: implication to groundwater recharge. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA, 16-19 October, 2005, Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37 (7), A-107.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J., and Mather, P.M., (2005). Use of imaging spectroscopy to assess the impact of land use changes in a semi-arid karstic landscape: Los Monegros, Spain. Proceedings of the 4th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy, Warsaw, Poland, 27-29 April, 2005, pp.147-155.
  • Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J., Koch, M. and Medel, I., (2005). Field and imaging spectroscopy to determine soil degradation stages in semi-arid terrestial ecosystems. Proceedings of the 4th EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy, Warsaw, Poland, 27-29 April, 2005, 175-183.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J. (2004). Changes in wetland composition as detected by remote sensing: a case study in La Mancha, Spain. International Workshop on Environment, Landscape and Biodiversity, Elche, Spain, 11-12 November, 2004, Abstract, pp. 4-6.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., and Gumuzzio, J. (2004). Application of spectroscopial, hyperspectral and multispectral data to study wetlands in semi-arid environments (Central Spain). Proceedings of the IGARSS 2004 Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 20-24 September, 2004.
  • Ghoneim, E., Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (2004). Modeling Flash Flood Hazards in an arid region by remote sensing. Proceedings of the 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, 20-28 August, 2004. Abstracts – part 2, Session 262, Paper 5, p. 1180.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., Cirujano, S., and Gumuzzio, J. (2003). Application of hyperspectral data to study saline wetland areas in semiarid environments. In: Pérez Utrero, R., and Martínez Cobo, P. (editors) Teledetección y Desarrollo Regional. Proceedings of the X Congreso Nacional de Teledetección, Cáceres, Spain, 17-19 September, 2003, pp. 451-456.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T., Gumuzzio, J., and Mather, P.M., (2003). Evaluation of ASTER and DAIS data for mapping semiarid wetlands in La Mancha, Spain. Proceedings of the 3rd EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy, Herrsching, Germany, 13-16 May, 2003, pp. 236-244.
  • Gumuzzio, J., Schmid, T., Koch, M., Mather, P., and Rodíguez, M. (2003). Synergetic use of multispectral and hyperspectral data in characterizing changes in semiarid wetlands in Spain. Proceedings of the 3rd EARSeL Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy, Herrsching, Germany, 13-16 May, 2003, pp. 206-214.
  • DiBlasi, M., Koch, M., Manzo, A., Perlingieri, C., and Sisón, J.M. (2003). GIS Applications for Research and Archaeological Resource Management in Aksum, Ethiopia. Proceedings of the 30th CAA Conference, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Vienna, Austria, 8-12 April, 2003.
  • Schmid, T., Koch, M., and Gumuzzio, J. (2002). Monitoring of saline soils within wetland areas under semiarid conditions applying hyperspectral and multispectral data. International Symposium on Sustainable Use and Management of Soils in Arid and Semiarid Regions, SUMASS 2002, Murcia, Spain, 22-26 September, 2002.
  • Mather, P.M., Shafri, H.Z.M., Koch, M., Gumuzzio, J., and Schmid, T. (2002). Wavelet-based de-noising of derivative spectra. NERC EPFS meeting “Field Spectral Measurements in Remote Sensing”, Southampton, UK, 15-16 April, 2002.
  • Gumuzzio, J., Schmid, T., Koch, M., and Mather, P. (2002). Semi-arid wetland spectral library and its application to study wetland and soil degradation with hyperspectral and multispectral data. NERC EPFS meeting “Field Spectral Measurements in Remote Sensing”, Southampton, UK, 15-16 April, 2002.
  • Bard, K.A., DiBlasi, M., Koch, M., Fattovich, R., Perlingeri, C., Manzo, A., Forte, M., and Tilia, S. (2001). The BU/IUO Archaeological Project at Bieta Giyorgis (Aksum), Ethiopia: Archaeological Results and Computer Applications. Abstract of the Italy-United States Workshop: The Reconstruction of Archaeological Landscapes through Digital Technologies, Boston, USA, 1-3 November, 2001, p. 5.
  • Gumuzzio, J., Koch, M., and Schmid, T. (2001). Synergistic use of hyperspectral and multispectral data for identification and monitoring of salinity in Mediterranean environments. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, 5-8 November, 2001, Abstract with Programs, Vol. 33 (6), A-290.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T.F., and Gumuzzio, J. (2001). The study of anthropogenic affected wetlands in semi-arid environments applying airborne hyperspectral data. In: J. Rosell Urrutia and J. Martínez-Casanovas (Editors.), Teledetección Medio Ambiente y Cambio Global. Universitat de Lleida – Editorial Milenio, pp. 297-301. Proceedings of the IX Congreso Nacional de Teledetección, Lleida, Spain, 19-21 September 2001.
  • Koch, M., Schmid, T.F., Gumuzzio, J., and Mather, P. (2001). Synergetic use of hyperspectral and multispectral data for the study of semi-arid wetland degradation in Spain. CDROM-Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, London, UK, 12-14 September, 2001.
  • Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (2001). Application of ALOS in arid land studies: land degradation, natural hazards and water resources. Proceedings of the 1st ALOS PI Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, 28-30 March, 2001, pp. 190-192.
  • El-Baz, F., Koch, M., and Al-Rawas, G. (2001). Flash flood hazard mapping in Oman using GIS. International Conference on the Geology of Oman, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman, 12-16 January 2001, Abstract Volume, p. 32.
  • Schmid, T.F., Gumuzzio, J., and Koch, M. (2000). Spectral and textural classification of multi-source imagery to identify soil degradation stages in semi-arid environments. Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology, Proceedings EuroptO ’00, Barcelona, Spain, 25-29 September 2000, SPIE Vol. 4171, 376-383.
  • Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (2000). Spectral and textural classification of active wadi systems in arid lands by Landsat TM and Radarsat data. ASPRS: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society, CDROM Proceedings of the 2000 Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA, 22-26 May, 2000.
  • Schmid, T.F., Koch, M., and Gumuzzio Fernández, J. (2000). A methodology to identify soil degradation stages using remote sensing in semi-arid environments. Poster presentation in the Third International Congress Man and Soil at the Third Millenium, Valencia, Spain, 28 March-1 April, 2000.
  • Koch, M., Blanco-Ward, D., and El-Baz, F. (1999). Characterizing active wadi channels in arid lands by linear mixture modeling. Remote Sensing for Earth Science, Ocean, and Ice Applications, Proceedings EUROPTO ’99, Florence, Italy, 20-24 September 1999, SPIE Vol. 3868, 261-270.
  • Koch, M., Solé-Sugrañes, L., and Mather, P.M. (1998). Identifying geo-indicators of land degradation in a semi-arid Mediterranean environment using remote sensing. Earth Surface Remote Sensing II, Proceedings EuroptO ’98, Barcelona, Spain, 21-25 September 1998, SPIE Vol. 3496, 68-77.
  • Mather, P.M., and Koch, M. (1998). Extension of the technique of principal components analysis for use in end-member selection. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, The University of Greenwich, UK, 9-11 September 1998, 346-353.
  • Koch, M., and Solé-Sugrañes, L. (1997). Characterising soils as land degradation indicators in a semi-arid Mediterranean area using a spectral unmixing methodology. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, Reading, UK, 2-4 September, 1997, 440-446.
  • Koch, M., and Solé-Sugrañes, L. (1997). Mapping the distribution of evaporitic soils in Los Monegros using spectral unmixing methods. Proceedings of the VII Congreso Nacional de Teledetección, Santiago, Spain, 26-28 June, 1997, 85-88.
  • Mather, P.M., and Koch, M. (1997). The use of linear mixture modelling in defining the spatial extent of landscape components in a semi-arid area. Proceedings of the First Saudi-Japanese Symposium, “Remote Sensing Application”, 19-21 October 1997, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 227-244.
  • Mather, P.M., and Koch, M. (1997). Factor and vector analysis approaches to the estimation of mixture proportions. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, Reading, UK, 2-4 September, 1997, 448-453.
  • Mather, P.M., Tso, B., and Koch, M. (1997). Lithological mapping in semi-arid regions. Proceedings of the First Saudi-Japanese Symposium, “Remote Sensing Application”, 19-21 October 1997, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 275-283.
  • Koch, M., Leason, A., and Mather, P.M. (1996). Comparative lineament analysis using SIR-C radar, Landsat TM and stereo LFC photographs for assessing groundwater resources, Red Sea Hills area, Sudan. Proceedings of the Eleventh Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 1995, ERIM, Ann Arbor, MI, Vol. II, 269-278.
  • Mather, P.M., Koch, M., and Tso, B. (1996). Evaluation of combined spectral and textural information for lithological discrimination. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society, Durham, UK, 11-14 September, 1996, 355-361.
  • Abuelgasim, A., El-Baz, F. and Koch, M. (1996). Change Detection of war-related damage to Kuwait’s desert surface using Landsat Images. The International Conference on Desert Development in the Arab Gulf Countries, Kuwait 23-26 March 1996. Abstract, p. 13.
  • Al-Sarawi, M., El-Baz, F., Koch, M., and Abuelgasim, A. (1996). Identification of geomorphic provinces in Kuwait’s desert using multi-source and multi-date satellite data. Proceedings of the Eleventh Thematic Conference on Geologic Remote Sensing, Las Vegas, Nevada, March, 1995, ERIM, Ann Arbor, MI, Vol. I, 536-545.
  • Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (1994). Use of GRASS to evaluate the environmental impact of oil lakes on the desert surface of Kuwait. 9th Annual GRASS GIS User’s Conference and Exhibition, Washington DC, 13-18 March, 1994. Abstract, 31-32.
  • Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (1993). Use of satellite images to map the oil lakes in Kuwait. The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston MA, USA, Abstract with Programs, Vol. 25 (6), A-120.
  • Koch, M., and El-Baz, F. (1992). Use of space photographs in deciphering the relationship between fractures and drainage in the Khor Quwab-Ashat area of eastern Sudan. Proceedings of The First International Conference, “Geology of the Arab World” (A. Sadek, editor), January 1992, Cairo University,Egypt, Vol. II, 67-83.
  • El-Baz, F., Koch, M., Mojzsis, S., and Toth, E. (1989). Hydrologic modeling of the tomb of Nefertari, Luxor, Egypt. 28th International Geological Congress (IGC), Washington DC, 9-19 July, 1989. Abstracts, Vol. 1, 442-443.
  • Carbonell, M., Koch, M., Teran, W., Pascual, M. and Custodio, E. (1988). Estudio hidrogeológico del sector Moja-Canyelles-Pla de Jorba-Castellet, del Macizo calcáreo del Garraf (Barcelona). [Hydrogeological study of the Moja-Canyelles-Pla de Jorba-Castellet zone in the Garraf Limstone Massif, N. Spain]. Proceedings of the Simposio Internacional sobre la Tecnología de la Intrusión en Acuíferos Costeros, Almuñecar (Granada), Spain, 27-42.