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Prof. Samimi

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Climatology


since December 2017Vice Chair of the EU COST Action Drylands Facing Change: Interdisciplinary Research on Climate Change, Food Insecurity, Political Instability (DFC)
since October 2017Deputy Director of the Institute of African Studies (IAS) at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
since July 2017Director of the Bavarian Research Institute of African Studies (BRIAS)
since March 2016Deputy Director of the Bayreuth Institute of Geography
since March 2013 Full Professor of Climatology at the University of Bayreuth, Germany
February 2012Offer of a professorship of Physical Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (offer declined)
2010-2013Full Professor of Geoecology at the Department of Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna, Austria
2008-2010Visting Professor of Geoecology at the Department of Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna, Austria
2007-2008Temporary replacement of a professorship of Ecological Services at the elite study program " Global Change Ecology" at the University Bayreuth, Germany
2004-2005Temporary replacement of a professorship of Physical Geography at the Department of Physical Geography at the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2002-2007Associate Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
2002

State doctorate (Habilitation) for Geography at the Department of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

                                                                                                        Thesis title: Das Weidepotential im Gutu Distrikt (Zimbabwe). Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Modellierung unter Verwendung von Landsat-TM (The grazing potential in the Gutu district, Zimbabwe. Possibilities and limits of modeling with Landsat-TM)
1996-2002Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
1995

PhD in Physical Geography at the Department of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Thesis title: Raumzeitliche Modellierung der aktuellen Evapotranspiration und Bodenfeuchte mit Landsat-TM - Fallstudie in Nordwestiran (Modeling of evapotranspiration and soil moisture with Landsat-TM - Case study in Northwestern Iran)

1991-1996

Scientific Assistant at the Department of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

1990

M.A. (Magister Artium) at the Department of Geography at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany Major: Geography; Minors: Biology, Geology

Thesis title: Auswirkungen der Bewässerung mit salzhaltigem Wasser auf die Qualität subtropischer Oasenböden. - Dargestellt am Beispiel Figuig (Marokko) (Consequences of irrigation with saline water on soils in a subtropical oasis - The example of Figuig, Morroco)

Prof. Samimi

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Climatology


Research Activities

  • Climatology
  • Ecological Climatology
  • Biogeography
  • Agricultural Ecology
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS

Research Areas

  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Central Asia
  • Near East, Middle East
  • Southern Germany
  • Alps
Prof. Samimi

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Climatology


Publications

2018

Mayr, Manuel J.; Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus
Fire regimes at the arid fringe : A 16-year remote sensing perspective (2000-2016) on the controls of fire activity in Namibia from spatial predictive models
in Ecological Indicators vol. 91 (2018) . - pp. 324-337
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.04.022 ...

Reinhardt, Katja; Samimi, Cyrus
Comparison of different wind data interpolation methods for a region with complex terrain in Central Asia
in Climate Dynamics (2018) . - pp. 1-18
doi:10.1007/s00382-018-4101-y ...

Kassam, Karim-Aly S.; Ruelle, Morgan L.; Samimi, Cyrus; Trabucco, Antonio; Xu, Jianchu
Anticipating Climatic Variability : The Potential of Ecological Calendars
in Human Ecology vol. 46 (2018) issue 2. - pp. 249-257
doi:10.1007/s10745-018-9970-5 ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Zandler, Harald; Samimi, Cyrus
Methods of Assessing Vegetation Dynamics and Pasture Potentials in High Mountain Regions
In: Sychev, Viktor G. ; Mueller, Lothar; Russian Academy of Sciences(ed.): Novel Methods and Results of Landscape Research in Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. Vol. III. Landscape Monitoring and Modelling - Moscow, 2018. - pp. 209-213
doi:10.25680/1490.2018.71.71.003 ...

Nabavi, Seyed Omid; Haimberger, Leopold; Abbasi, Reyhaneh; Samimi, Cyrus
Prediction of aerosol optical depth in West Asia using deterministic models and machine learning algorithms
in Aeolian Research vol. 35 (2018) . - pp. 69-84
doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2018.10.002 ...

2017

Mayr, Manuel J.; Malß, Sophia; Ofner, Elisabeth; Samimi, Cyrus
Disturbance feedbacks on the height of woody vegetation in a savannah : a multi-plot assessment using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
in International Journal of Remote Sensing (2017) . - pp. 1-25
doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1362132 ...

Krüger, Fred; Samimi, Cyrus
Environmental management and the reshaping and respacing of livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa : a short commentary on recent trends and conceptual ideas
in African Geographical Review (2017) . - pp. 1-7
doi:10.1080/19376812.2017.1286244 ...

Samimi, Cyrus
Klimatologischer Überblick
In: Zöller, Ludwig ; Beierkuhnlein, Carl ; Samimi, Cyrus ; Faust, Dominik(ed.): Die Physische Geographie Deutschlands - Darmstadt: WBG (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft), 2017. - pp. 167-179

Nabavi, Seyed Omid; Haimberger, Leopold; Samimi, Cyrus
Sensitivity of WRF-chem predictions to dust source function specification in West Asia
in Aeolian Research vol. 24 (2017) . - pp. 115-131
doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.12.005 ...

Zandler, Harald; Morche, Thomas; Samimi, Cyrus
Wind and solar power as possible energy alternatives in peripheral high mountains? : Insights from the Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan
in Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories vol. 9 (2017) issue 4. - pp. 343-354
http://naukagor.ru/Portals/4/%D0%A29%20%E2%84%962% ...

2016

Schumacher, Paul; Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Brenning, Alexander; Zandler, Harald; Brandt, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus; Koellner, Thomas
Do Red Edge and Texture Attributes from High-Resolution Satellite Data Improve Wood Volume Estimation in a Semi-Arid Mountainous Region?
in Remote Sensing vol. 8 (2016) issue 7
doi:10.3390/rs8070540 ...

Romankiewicz, Clemens; Doevenspeck, Martin; Brandt, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus
Adaptation as by-product : Migration and environmental change in Nguith, Senegal
in Die Erde vol. 147 (2016) issue 2. - pp. 95-108
doi:10.12854/erde-147-7 ...

Nabavi, Seyed Omid; Haimberger, Leopold; Samimi, Cyrus
Climatology of dust distribution over West Asia from homogenized remote sensing data
in Aeolian Research vol. 21 (2016) . - pp. 93-107
doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.04.002 ...

Eklund, Lina; Romankiewicz, Clemens; Brandt, Martin; Doevenspeck, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus
Data and methods in the environment-migration nexus : a scale perspective
in Die Erde vol. 147 (2016) issue 2. - pp. 139-152
doi:10.12854/erde-147-10 ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus; Breckle, Siegmar-W.
Preserving a Comprehensive Vegetation Knowledge Base : An Evaluation of Four Historical Soviet Vegetation Maps of the Western Pamirs (Tajikistan)
in PLoS One vol. 11 (2016) issue 2. - pp. e0148930
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148930 ...

Zandler, Harald; Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Samimi, Cyrus
Scenarios of Solar Energy Use on the “Roof of the World” : Potentials and Environmental Benefits
in Mountain Research and Development vol. 36 (2016) issue 3. - pp. 256-266
doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-15-00077.1 ...

2015

Zandler, Harald; Samimi, Cyrus; Brenning, Alexander
Potential of Space-Borne Hyperspectral Data for Biomass Quantification in an Arid Environment : Advantages and Limitations
in Remote Sensing vol. 7 (2015) issue 4. - pp. 4565-4580
doi:10.3390/rs70404565 ...

Zandler, Harald; Samimi, Cyrus; Brenning, Alexander
Quantifying dwarf shrub biomass in an arid environment : comparing empirical methods in a high dimensional setting
in Remote Sensing of Environment vol. 158 (2015) . - pp. 140-155
doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.11.007 ...

Spiekermann, Raphael; Brandt, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus
Woody vegetation and land cover changes in the Sahel of Mali (1967-2011)
in International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation vol. 34 (2015) . - pp. 113-121
doi:10.1016/j.jag.2014.08.007 ...

Samimi, Cyrus
Aktuelle Tendenzen des Klimawandels
In: Obermaier, Gabriele ; Samimi, Cyrus(ed.): Folgen des Klimawandels - Bayreuth: Verlag Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Bayreuth e.V., 2015. - pp. 7-24 . - (Bayreuther Kontaktstudium Geographie; 8)

Mayr, Manuel J.; Samimi, Cyrus
Comparing the dry season in-situ leaf area index (lai) derived from high-resolution rapideye imagery with MODIS LAI in a Namibian savanna
in Remote Sensing vol. 7 (2015) issue 4. - pp. 4834-4857
doi:10.3390/rs70404834 ...

Folgen des Klimawandels
publ: Obermaier, Gabriele; Samimi, Cyrus
Bayreuth : Verlag Naturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Bayreuth e.V., 2015. - 175 pp. . - (Bayreuther Kontaktstudium Geographie; 8)

Brandt, Martin; Mbow, Cheikh; Diouf, Abdoul Aziz; Verger, Aleixandre; Samimi, Cyrus; Fensholt, Rasmus
Ground- and satellite-based evidence of the biophysical mechanisms behind the greening Sahel
in Global Change Biology vol. 21 (2015) issue 4. - pp. 1610-1620
doi:10.1111/gcb.12807 ...

Obermaier, Gabriele; Samimi, Cyrus
Transnationale Schutzgebiete im südlichen Afrika
in Praxis Geographie vol. 45 (2015) issue 4. - pp. 24-27
http://www.praxisgeographie.de/heft/61150400/Ausga ...

2014

Staska, Bernadette; Essl, Franz; Samimi, Cyrus
Density and age of invasive "Robinia pseudoacacia" modulate its impact on floodplain forests
in Basic and Applied Ecology vol. 15 (2014) issue 6. - pp. 551-558
doi:10.1016/j.baae.2014.07.010 ...

Brandt, Martin; Romankiewicz, Clemens; Spiekermann, Raphael; Samimi, Cyrus
Environmental change in time series : An interdisciplinary study in the Sahel of Mali and Senegal
in Journal of Arid Environments vol. 105 (2014) . - pp. 52-63
doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.02.019 ...

Kraudzun, Tobias; Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus
Realities and myths of the Teresken Syndrome : An evaluation of the exploitation of dwarf shrub resources in the Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan
in Journal of Environmental Management vol. 132 (2014) . - pp. 49-59
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S ...

Glade, Thomas; Bell, Rainer; Dobesberger, Paul; Embleton-Hamann, Christine; Fromm, Reinhard; Fuchs, Sven; Hagen, Karl; Hübl, Johannes; Lieb, Gerhard; Otto, Jan-Christoph; Perzl, Frank; Peticzka, Rober; Prager, Christoph; Samimi, Cyrus; Sass, Oliver; Schöner, Wolfgang; Schröter, Dagmar; Schrott, Lothar; Zangerl, Christian; Zeidler, Antonia
Der Einfluss des Klimawandels auf die Reliefsphäre
Österreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014 = Austrian Assessment Report 2014 (AAR14): Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC) - Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2014. - pp. 557-600
http://www.apcc.ac.at/4%20-%20Report.html

Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Hable, Robert; Fezakov, Manuchehr; Samimi, Cyrus; Abdulnazarov, Abdulnazar; Koellner, Thomas
Factors influencing households' firewood consumption in the Western Pamirs, Tajikistan
in Mountain Research and Development vol. 34 (2014) issue 2. - pp. 147-156
doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-13-00113.1 ...

Brandt, Martin; Verger, Aleixandre; Diouf, Abdoul Aziz; Baret, Frédéric; Samimi, Cyrus
Local vegetation trends in the sahel of Mali and Senegal using long time series FAPAR satellite products and field measurement (1982-2010)
in Remote Sensing vol. 6 (2014) issue 3. - pp. 2408-2434
doi:10.3390/rs6032408 ...

Brandt, Martin; Grau, Tobias; Mbow, Cheikh; Samimi, Cyrus
Modeling Soil and Woody Vegetation in the Senegalese Sahel in the Context of Environmental Change
in Land vol. 3 (2014) issue 3. - pp. 770-792
doi:10.3390/land3030770 ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Samimi, Cyrus
Predictive Mapping of Dwarf Shrub Vegetation in an Arid High Mountain Ecosystem Using Remote Sensing and Random Forests
in Remote Sensing vol. 6 (2014) issue 7. - pp. 6709-6726
doi:10.3390/rs6076709 ...

2013

Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Samimi, Cyrus; Kirchhoff, Joachim-F.; Koellner, Thomas
Analysis of costs and people's willingness to enroll in forest rehabilitation in Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan
in Forest Policy and Economics vol. 37 (2013) . - pp. 75-83
doi:10.1016/j.forpol.2012.12.001 ...

Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha; Samimi, Cyrus; Kirchhoff, Joachim-F.; Koellner, Thomas
Analysis of costs and people's willingness to enroll in forest rehabilitation in Gorno Badakhshan, Tajikistan
in Forest Policy and Economics vol. 37 (2013) . - pp. 75-83

Kastler, Bernadette; Samimi, Cyrus
The Impact of "Robinia pseudoacacia" on Ground Vegetation and Plant Nutrient Matter in Donau-Auen National Park
5th Symposium for Research in Protected Areas: 10-12 June 2013, Mittersill ; conference volume - Mittersill: Hohe Tauern National Park Salzburg, 2013. - pp. 345-352
http://www.landesmuseum.at/pdf_frei_remote/NP-Hohe ...

Brandt, Martin; Paeth, Heiko; Samimi, Cyrus
Vegetationsveränderungen in Westafrika im Spiegel des Klimawandels und der Landnutzung
in Geographische Rundschau vol. 65 (2013) issue 9. - pp. 36-42

2012

Samimi, Cyrus; Fink, Andreas H.; Paeth, Heiko
The 2007 flood in the Sahel : Causes, characteristics and its presentation in the media and FEWS NEt
in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences vol. 12 (2012) issue 2. - pp. 313-325
doi:10.5194/nhess-12-313-2012 ...

Climate Change, Environment and Migration in the Sahel : Selected Issues with a Focus on Senegal and Mali
publ: Doevenspeck, Martin; Hummel, Diana; Samimi, Cyrus
Frankfurt am Main, : Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung, 2012. - 81 pp. . - (Micle Working Paper; 1)
http://www.isoe.de/fileadmin/redaktion/Downloads/B ...

Romankiewicz, Clemens; Samimi, Cyrus; Brandt, Martin; Spiekermann, Raphael
Detecting environmental change using time series, high resolution imagery and field work : a case study in the Sahel of Mali
in Geophysical Research Abstracts vol. 14 (2012)
http://www.micle-project.net/uploads/media/egu_pos ...

Romankiewicz, Clemens
Focus Mali
publ: Hummel, Diana; Doevenspeck, Martin; Samimi, Cyrus
In: Hummel, Diana ; Doevenspeck, Martin ; Samimi, Cyrus(ed.): Climate Change, Environment and Migration in the Sahel : Selected Issues with a Focus on Senegal and Mali - Frankfurt am Main, 2012. - pp. 34-36 . - (Micle Working Paper; 1)
https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&sou ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Kraudzun, Tobias; Samimi, Cyrus
Grazing practices and pasture tenure in the Eastern Pamirs : The nexus of pasture use, pasture potential, and property rights
in Mountain Research and Development vol. 32 (2012) issue 3. - pp. 324-336
doi:10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-12-00001.1 ...

Vanselow, Kim André; Kraudzun, Tobias; Samimi, Cyrus
Land stewardship in practice : An example from the Eastern pamirs of Tajikistan
In: Squires, Victor(ed.): Rangeland Stewardship in Central Asia : balancing improved livelihoods, biodiversity conservation and land protection - Dordrecht; Heidelberg, New York; London: Springer, 2012. - pp. 71-90
doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5367-9_4 ...

2011

Koller, Ralf; Samimi, Cyrus
Deforestation in the Miombo woodlands : A pixel-based semi-automated change detection method
in International Journal of Remote Sensing vol. 32 (2011) issue 22. - pp. 7631-7649
doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.527390 ...

Zech, Michael; Bimüller, Carolin; Hemp, Andreas; Samimi, Cyrus; Broesike, Christina; Hörold, Claudia; Zech, Wolfgang
Human and climate impact on 15N natural abundance of plants and soils in high-mountain ecosystems : A short review and two examples from the Eastern Pamirs and Mt. Kilimanjaro
in Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies vol. 47 (2011) issue 3. - pp. 286-296
doi:10.1080/10256016.2011.596277 ...

Paeth, Heiko; Fink, Andreas H.; Pohle, Susan; Keis, Felix; Mächel, Hermann; Samimi, Cyrus
Meteorological characteristics and potential causes of the 2007 flood in sub-Saharan Africa
in International Journal of Climatology vol. 31 (2011) issue 13. - pp. 1908-1926
doi:10.1002/joc.2199 ...

2010

Krüger, Fred; Samimi, Cyrus
Entwicklung und Umwelt im südlichen Afrika
in Geographische Rundschau vol. 62 (2010) issue 6. - pp. 4-10

Hassler, Sybille K.; Kreyling, Jürgen; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Eisold, Jenny; Samimi, Cyrus; Wagenseil, Hendrik; Jentsch, Anke
Vegetation pattern divergence between dry and wet season in a semiarid savanna - Spatio-temporal dynamics of plant diversity in northwest Namibia
in Journal of Arid Environments vol. 74 (2010) issue 11. - pp. 1516-1524
doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.05.021 ...

2009

Brandt, Martin; Bäumler, Rupert; Samimi, Cyrus
Agricultural suitability of dune system and Limpopo Basin soils near Xai-Xai, Mozambique
in South African Journal of Plant and Soil vol. 26 (2009) issue 4. - pp. 206-212
doi:10.1080/02571862.2009.10639956 ...

Kraus, Tanja; Schmidt, Michael; Dech, Stefan W.; Samimi, Cyrus
Combination of remote sensing and in situ measurements for a detailed assessment of biophysical properties of East African rainforests : A case study for Kakamega Forest, Kenya, and Budongo Forest, Uganda
2009 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium : IGARSS 2009; Proceedings. Band 3 - Piscataway: IEEE, 2009. - pp. 326-329
doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2009.5417766 ...

Kraus, Tanja; Schmidt, Michael; Dech, Stefan W.; Samimi, Cyrus
The potential of optical high resolution data for the assessment of leaf area index in East African rainforest ecosystems
in International Journal of Remote Sensing vol. 30 (2009) issue 19. - pp. 5039-5059
doi:10.1080/01431160903022878 ...

2007

Wagenseil, Hendrik; Samimi, Cyrus
Woody vegetation cover in Namibian savannahs : A modelling approach based on remote sensing
in Erdkunde vol. 61 (2007) issue 4. - pp. 325-334
doi:10.3112/erdkunde.2007.04.03 ...

2006

Wagenseil, Hendrik; Samimi, Cyrus
Assessing spatio-temporal variations in plant phenology using Fourier analysis on NDVI time series : Results from a dry savannah environment in Namibia
in International Journal of Remote Sensing vol. 27 (2006) issue 16. - pp. 3455-3471
doi:10.1080/01431160600639743 ...

Samimi, Cyrus; Krüger, Fred
Miombo - Ökologische und soziale Veränderungen im größten Trockenwald der Erde
in Geographische Rundschau vol. 58 (2006) issue 10. - pp. 40-47

2004

Samimi, Cyrus; Kraus, Tanja
Biomass estimation using Landsat-TM and -ETM+ : Towards a regional model for Southern Africa?
in GeoJournal vol. 59 (2004) issue 3. - pp. 177-187
doi:10.1023/B:GEJO.0000026688.74589.58 ...

2002

Kraus, Tanja; Samimi, Cyrus
Biomass estimation for land use management and fire management using Landsat-TM and -ETM+
in Erdkunde vol. 56 (2002) issue 2. - pp. 130-143

Prof. Samimi

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Climatology


Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi
Head of Research Group

Phone: +49 (0)921/ 55-2237

Room: GEO II, 0.17

E-mail: cyrus.samimi@uni-bayreuth.de

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