Refereed Papers


  1. Fava F., Colombo R. (2017). Remote Sensing-Based Assessment of the 2005–2011 Bamboo Reproductive Event in the Arakan Mountain Range and Its Relation with Wildfires. Remote Sens. 2017, 9(1), 85; doi:10.3390/rs9010085.
  2. Garzonio R ., Di Mauro B,, Colombo R., Cogliati S. (2017). Surface Reflectance and Sun-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy Measurements Using a Small Hyperspectral UASRemote Sensing 9 (5), 472.


  1. Giardino C., M. Bresciani, F. Fava, E. Matta, V.E. Brando, R. Colombo (2016). Mapping Submerged Habitats and Mangroves of Lampi Island Marine National Park (Myanmar) from in Situ and Satellite Observations. Remote Sensing 8 (1), 2; doi:10.3390/rs8010002
  2. Julitta T., Corp L., Rossini M., Burkart A., Cogliati S., Davies N., Hom M., MacArthur A., Middleton E., Rascher U., Schickling A., Colombo R. (2016). Comparison of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence estimates obtained from four portable field spectroradiometers. Remote Sensing, 2016, 8(2), 122; doi: 10.3390/rs8020122.
  3. Tagliabue G., Panigada C., Colombo R., Fava F., Cilia C., Baret F., Vreys K., Meuleman K., Rossini M. (2016). Forest species mapping using airborne hyperspectral APEX data. Miscellanea Geographica 01/2016; DOI: 10.1515/mgrsd-2016-0002.
  4. Colombo R., Meroni M., Rossini M. (2016). Development of fluorescence indices to minimize the effects of canopy structural parameters,  Ann. Bot. 6: 93–99.
  5. Rossini M., Meroni M., Celesti M., Cogliati S., Julitta T., Panigada C., Rascher U., van der Tol C., Colombo R., (2016). Analysis of Red and Far-Red Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence and Their Ratio in Different Canopies Based on Observed and Modeled Data. Remote Sensing, 8(5), 412; doi:10.3390/rs8050412.
  6. Pinto F., A Damm, A Schickling, C Panigada, S Cogliati, M Müller‐Linow, A. Balvora, U. Rascher (2016). Sun‐induced chlorophyll fluorescence from high‐resolution imaging spectroscopy data to quantify spatio‐temporal patterns of photosynthetic function in crop canopies. Plant, cell & environment, doi: 10.1111/pce.12710.
  7. Wieneke, S., Ahrends, H., Damm, A., Pinto, F., Schneider, K., Stadler, A., Rossini, M., Rascher, U. (2016). Airborne based spectroscopy of red and far-red sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Implications for improved estimates of gross primary productivity. Remote Sensing of Environment. 184, 654-667.
  8. van der Tol C., Rossini M., Cogliati S., Verhoef W., Colombo R., Rascher U., Mohammed G. (2016). A model and measurement comparison of diurnal cycles of sun-induced chlorophyll fuorescence of crops. Remote Sensing of Environment, accepted.
  9. Ravazzani G., Corbari C., Ceppi A., Feki M., Mancini M., Ferrari F., Gianfreda R., Ginocchi M., Colombo R., Meucci S., De Vecchi D., Ober G. (2016). From (cyber-)space to ground: new technologies for smart farming. Hydrology Research, accepted.


  1. Di Mauro, B., F. Fava, L. Ferrero,R. Garzonio, G. Baccolo, B. Delmonte, and R. Colombo (2015), Mineral dust impact on snow radiative properties in the European Alps combining ground, UAV, and satellite observations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023287.
  2. Rascher U., L. Alonso, A. Burkart, C. Cilia, S. Cogliati, R. Colombo, A. Damm, M. Drusch, L. Guanter, J. Hanus, T. Hyvärinen, T. Julitta, J. Jussila, K. Kataja, P. Kokkalis, S. Kraft, T. Kraska, M. Matveeva, J. Moreno, O. Muller, C. Panigada, M. Pikl, F. Pinto, L. Prey, R. Pude, M. Rossini, A. Schickling, U. Schurr, D. Schüttemeyer, J. Verrelst andF. Zemek (2015). Sun-induced fluorescence – a new probe of photosynthesis: First maps from the imaging spectrometer HyPlant. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13017.
  3. Cogliati S., M. Rossini, T. Julitta, M. Meroni, A. Schickling, A. Burkart, F. Pinto, U. Rascher, R. Colombo. Continuous and long-term measurements of reflectance and sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence by using novel automated field spectroradiometers. Remote Sensing of Environment, 164, 270-281.
  4. Rotiroti M, Di Mauro B., Fumagalli L., Bonomi T. (2015). COMPSEC, a new tool to derive natural background levels by the component separation approach: application in two different hydrogeological contexts in northern Italy. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2015.06.017.
  5. Rossini, M., Nedbal, L., Guanter, L., Ač, A., Alonso, L., Burkart, A., Cogliati, S., Colombo, R., Damm, A., Drusch, M., Hanus, J., Janoutova, R., Julitta, T., Kokkalis, P., Moreno, J., Novotny, J., Panigada, C., Pinto, F., Schickling, A., Schüttemeyer, D., Zemek, F., Rascher, U. (2015). Red and far-red sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence as a measure of plant photosynthesis. Geophysical Research Letters, 42, 1632–1639, doi:10.1002/2014GL062943.
  6. Rossini, M., Panigada, C., Cilia, C., Meroni, M., Busetto, L., Cogliati, S., Amaducci, S., Colombo, R. (2015). Discriminating irrigated and rainfed maize with diurnal fluorescence and canopy temperature airborne maps. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 4(2), 626-646, doi:10.3390/ijgi4020626.
  7. Yang, X., Tang, J., Mustard, J.F., Lee, J.E., Rossini, M., Joiner, J., Munger, J.W., Kornfeld, A., Richardson, A.D. (2015). Solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence correlates with canopy photosynthesis on diurnal and seasonal scales in a temperate deciduous forest. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063201.
  8. Burkart, A., Schickling, A. ; Pilar Cendrero Mateo, M. ; Wrobel, T. ; Rossini, M. ; Cogliati, S. ; Julitta, T. ; Rascher, U.A Method for Uncertainty Assessment of Passive Sun-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence Retrieval by Using an Infrared Reference Light. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 15(8), 4603-4611.
  9. Cilia C., Panigada C., Rossini M., Candiani G., Pepe M., Colombo R. (2015). Asbestos Cement Roof Mapping and Deterioration Assessment from Hyperspectral Aerial Images. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information.
  10. Cogliati S., Verhoef W., Kraft S., Sabater N., Alonso L. Vicent J., Moreno J. Drusch M., Colombo R., Retrieval of sun-induced fluorescence using advanced spectral fitting methods. Accepted, Remote Sensing of Environment.
  11. Widlowski J.L., Mio C., Disney M., Adams J., Andredakis I., Atzberger C., Brennan J., Busetto L., ChelleM., Ceccherini G., Colombo R., Côté J.F., Eenmäe A., Essery R., Gastellu-Etchegorry J-P. Gobron N., Grau E., Haverd V., Homolová L., Huang H., Hunt L., Kobayashi H., Koetz B., Kuusk A., Kuusk J., Lang M., Lewis P.E., Lovell J.L., Malenovský Z., Meroni M., Morsdorf F., Mõttus M., Nilson T., Ni‐Meister W., Pinty B., Rautiainen M., Schlerf M., Somers B., Stuckens J.,Verstraete M.M., Yang W., Zhao F., Zenone T. (2015). The fourth phase of the radiative transfer model intercomparison (RAMI) exercise: Actual canopy scenarios and conformity testing. Remote Sensing of Environment, 169, 418-437.
  12. Perez-Priego O., J. Guan, M. Rossini, F. Fava, T. Wutzler, G. Moreno,N. Carvalhais, A. Carrara, O. Kolle, T. Julitta, M. Schrumpf, M. Reichstein, M. Migliavacca. (2015) Sun-induced Chlorophyll fluorescence and PRI improve remote sensing GPP estimates under varying nutrient availability in a typical Mediterranean savanna ecosystem. Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 11891–11934, 2015. doi:10.5194/bgd-12-11891.
  13. Porcar-Castell A., A Mac Arthur, M Rossini, L Eklundh, J Pacheco-Labrador, K Anderson, M Balzarolo, MP Martín, H Jin, E Tomelleri, S Cerasoli, K Sakowska, A Hueni, T Julitta, CJ Nichol, L Vescovo. (2015) EUROSPEC: at the interface between remote sensing and ecosystem CO2 flux measurements in Europe. Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 13069–13121, 2015. doi:10.5194/bgd-12-13069.


  1. Siniscalco, C.,, R., Caramiello, M., Migliavacca, L., Busetto, L., Mercalli, R., Colombo, A. D., Richardson. Models to predict the start of the airborne pollen season (2014). International journal of biometeorology. 1-12.
  2. Cilia, C., Panigada, C., Rossini, M., Meroni, M., Busetto, L., Amaducci, S., Boschetti, M., Picchi, V., Colombo, R. (2014). Nitrogen status assessment for variable rate fertilization in maize through hyperspectral imagery. Remote Sensing, 6, 6549-6565.
  3. Julitta, T., Cremonese, E., Migliavacca, M., Colombo, R., Galvagno, M., Siniscalco, C., Rossini, M., Fava, F., Cogliati, S., Morra di Cella, U., Menzel, A. (2014). Using digital camera images to analyse snowmelt and phenology of a subalpine grassland. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 198-199, 116-125.
  4. Di Mauro B., Fava F., Busetto L., Crosta G.F. and Colombo R. Post-fire resilience in the Alpine region estimated from MODIS satellite multispectral data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 32, October 2014, Pages 163-172, ISSN 0303-434.
  5. Panigada, C., Rossini, M., Meroni, M., Cilia, C., Busetto, L., Amaducci, S., Boschetti, M., Cogliati, S., Picchi, V., Pinto, F., Marchesi, A., Colombo, R. (2014). Fluorescence, PRI and canopy temperature for water stress detection in cereal crops. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 30, 167-178.
  6. Rossini, M., Migliavacca, M., Galvagno, M., Meroni, M., Cogliati, S., Cremonese, E., Fava, F., Gitelson, A., Julitta, T., Morra di Cella, U., Siniscalco, C., Colombo, R. (2014). Remote estimation of grassland gross primary production during extreme meteorological seasons. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 29, 1-10.
  7. Burkart, A., Cogliati, S., Schickling, A., & Rascher, U. (2014). A novel UAV-Based ultra-light weight spectrometer for field spectroscopy. IEEE Sensors Journal, 14(1), 62–67.
  8. Timmermans, C. Van der Tol, J. Timmermans, M. Ucer, X. Chen, L. Alonso, J. Moreno, A. Carrara, R. Lopez, F. de la Cruz Tercero, H. Corcoles, E. de Miguel, J. G. Sanchez, I. Pérez, B. Franch, J.-C. Munoz, D. Skokovic, J. Sobrino, G. Soria, A. MacArthur, L. Vescovo, I. Reusen, A. Andreu, A. Burkart, C. Cilia, S. Contreras, C. Corbari, J. Calleja, R. Guzinski, C. Hellmann, I. Herrmann, G. Kerr, A.-L. Lazar, B. Leutner, G. Mendiguren, S. Nasilowska, H. Nieto, J. Pacheco-Labrador, S. Pulanekar, R. Raj, A. Schickling, B. Siegmann, S. von Bueren and Z. Su. An overview of the regional experiments for land-atmosphere exchanges 2012 (REFLEX 2012) campaign. Acta Geophysica, 2014, 1-20


  1. Galvagno, M., Rossini, M., Migliavacca, M., Cremonese, E., Colombo, R., Morra di Cella, U. (2013). Seasonal course of photosynthetic efficiency in Larix decidua Mill. in response to temperature and change in pigment composition during senescence. International Journal of Biometeorology, 57, 871-880.
  2. Bresciani, M., Rossini, M., Morabito, G., Matta, E., Pinardi, M., Cogliati, S., Julitta, T., Colombo, R., Braga, F., Giardino, C. (2013). Analysis of within- and between-day chlorophyll-a dynamics in Mantua Superior Lake, with a continuous spectroradiometric measurement. Marine and Freshwater Research, 64, 303-316.
  3. Galvagno, M., Wohlfahrt, G., Cremonese, E., Rossini, M., Colombo, R., Filippa, G., Julitta, T., Manca, G., Siniscalco, C., Morra di Cella, U., Migliavacca, M. (2013). Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 025008, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/025008.
  4. Guanter, L., Rossini, M., Colombo, R., Meroni, M., Frankenberg, C., Lee, J.E., Joiner, J. (2013). Using field spectroscopy to assess the potential of statistical approaches for the retrieval of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence from ground and space. Remote Sensing of Environment, 133, 52-61. ISSN: 0034-4257.
  5. Rossini, M., Fava, F., Cogliati, S., Meroni, M., Marchesi, A., Panigada, C., Giardino, C., Busetto, L., Migliavacca, M., Amaducci, S., Colombo, R. (2013). Assessing canopy PRI from airborne imagery to map water stress in maize. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 86, 168-177.
  6. Kane C.H, Fussi F, Diène M, Sarr D: Feasibility Study of Boreholes Hand Drilling in Senegal —Identification of Potentially Favorable Areas. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 2013, 5, 1219-1226
  7. Anderson, K., Rossini, M., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Balzarolo, M., Mac Arthur, A., Fava, F., Julitta, T., Vescovo, L. (2013). Inter-comparison of hemispherical conical reflectance factors (HCRF) measured with four fibre-based spectrometers. Optics Express, 21 (1), 605-617.
  8. Zucca, C., Pulido-Fernández, M., Fava, F., Dessena, L., Mulas, M. (2013). Effects of restoration actions on soil and landscape functions: Atriplex nummularia L. plantations in Ouled Dlim (Central Morocco). Soil and Tillage Research, 133, pp. 101-110.
  9. Gusmeroli, F., Della Marianna, G., Fava, F., Monteiro, A., Bocchi, S., Parolo, G. (2013). Effects of ecological, landscape and management factors on plant species composition, biodiversity and forage value in alpine meadows. Grass and Forage Science, 68 (3), pp. 437-447.
  10. Pulighe, G., Fava, F. (2013). DEM extraction from archive aerial photos: Accuracy assessment in areas of complex topography. European Journal of Remote Sensing, 46 (1), pp. 363-378.
  11. Monteiro, A.T., Fava, F., Gonçalves, J., Huete, A., Gusmeroli, F., Parolo, G., Spano, D., Bocchi, S. (2013). Landscape context determinants to plant diversity in the permanent meadows of Southern European Alps. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22 (4), pp. 937-958.


  1. Mazzoni, M., Meroni, M., Fortunato, C., Colombo, R., Verhoef, W. (2012). Retrieval of maize canopy fluorescence and reflectance by spectral fitting in the O 2-A absorption band. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124 , 72-82.
  2. Gusmeroli F., Della Marianna G., Fava F., Monteiro A., Bocchi S., Parolo G. (2012). Effects of ecological, landscape and management factors on plant species composition, biodiversity and forage value in Alpine meadows, Grass and Forage Science, doi: 10.1111/gfs.12007.
  3. Fava F., Colombo R., Bocchi S., Zucca C. (2012). Assessment of Mediterranean pasture condition using MODIS NDVI time series, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 6, 060530.
  4. Ballabio C., Fava F., Rosenmund A., (2012). A plant ecology approach to digital soil mapping, improving the prediction of soil organic carbon content in alpine grasslands, Geoderma, 187-188, 102-116.
  5. Römer C., Wahabzada M., Ballvora A., Pinto F., Rossini M., Panigada C., Behmann J., Léon J., Thurau C., Bauckhage C., Kersting K., Rascher U., Plümer L. (2012). Early drought stress detection in cereals: Simplex Volume Maximization for hyperspectral image analysis. Functional Plant Biology,
  6. Rossini M., Cogliati S., Meroni M., Migliavacca M., Galvagno M., Busetto L., Cremonese E., Julitta T., Siniscalco C., Morra di Cella U. and Colombo R. (2012). Remote sensing-based estimation of Gross Primary Production in a subalpine grassland. Biogeosciences, 9, 2565–2584. ISSN: 1726-4170. eISSN: 1726-4189.


  1. Migliavacca, M., Galvagno, M., Cremonese, E., Rossini, M., Meroni, M., Sonnentag, O., Cogliati, S., Manca, G., Diotri, F., Busetto, L., Cescatti, A., Colombo, R., Fava, F., Morra di Cella, U., Pari, E., Siniscalco, C., Richardson, A.D. (2011). Using digital repeat photography and eddy covariance data to model grassland phenology and photosynthetic CO2 uptake. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151, 1325-1337.
  2. Colombo R., Busetto L., Fava F., Di Mauro B., Migliavacca M., Cremonese E., Galvagno M., Rossini M., Meroni M., Cogliati S., Panigada C., Siniscalco C., Morra di Cella U. (2011). Phenological monitoring of grassland and larch in the Alps from Terra and Aqua MODIS images. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 43 (3), 83-96. ISSN: 1129-8596.
  3. Busetto L., Meroni M., Crosta G.F., Guanter L., Colombo R. (2011), SpecCal: Novel software for in-field spectral characterization of high-resolution spectrometers, Computers & Geosciences, 37:1685-1691.
  4. Feret J.-B., Francois C., Gitelson A., Asner G.P., Barry K.M., Panigada C., Richardson A.D., Jacquemoud S. (2011), Optimizing spectral indices and chemometric analysis of leaf chemical properties using radiative transfer modeling, Remote Sensing of Environment, 115:2742-2750.
  5. Balzarolo M., Anderson K., Nichol C., Rossini M., Vescovo L., Arriga N., Wohlfahrt G., Calvet J.C., Carrara A., Cerasoli S., Cogliati S., Daumard F., Eklundh L., Elbers J.A., Evrendilek F., Handcock R.N., Kaduk J., Klumpp K., Longdoz B., Matteucci G., Meroni M., Montagnani L., Ourcival J.M., Sanchez-Canete E.P., Pontailler J.Y., Juszczak R., Scholes B., Martin M.P. (2011), Ground-Based Optical Measurements at European Flux Sites: A Review of Methods, Instruments and Current Controversies, Sensors, 11:7954-7981.
  6. Meroni M., Barducci A., Cogliati S., Castagnoli F., Rossini M., Busetto L., Migliavacca M., Cremonese E., Galvagno M., Colombo R., di Cella U.M. (2011), The hyperspectral irradiometer, a new instrument for long-term and unattended field spectroscopy measurements. Review of Scientific Instruments, 82.
  7. Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A.D., Colombo, R., Sutton, M.A., Lasslop, G., Tomelleri, E., Wohlfahrt, G., Carvalhais, N., Cescatti, A., Mahecha, M.D., Montagnani, L., Papale, D., Zaehle, S., Arain, A., Arneth, A., Black, T.A., Carrara, A., Dore, S., Gianelle, D., Helfter, C., Hollinger, D., Kutsch, W.L., Lafleur, P.M., Nouvellon, Y., Rebmann, C., Humberto R., Rodeghiero, M., Roupsard, O., Sebastià, M., Seufert, G., Soussana, J., Michiel K. (2011) Semiempirical modeling of abiotic and biotic factors controlling ecosystem respiration across eddy covariance sites. Global Change Biology, 17 (1), pp. 390-409.


  1. Rossini, M., Meroni, M., Migliavacca, M., Manca, G., Cogliati, S., Busetto, L., Picchi, V., Cescatti, A., Seufert, G., Colombo, R. (2010) High resolution field spectroscopy measurements for estimating gross ecosystem production in a rice field. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150 (9), pp. 1283-1296.
  2. Busetto, L., Colombo, R., Migliavacca, M., Cremonese, E., Meroni, M., Galvagno, M., Rossini, M., Siniscalco, C., Morra Di Cella, U., Pari, E. (2010) Remote sensing of larch phenological cycle and analysis of relationships with climate in the Alpine region. Global Change Biology, 16 (9), pp. 2504-2517
  3. Carvalhais, N., Reichstein, M., Collatz, G.J., Mahecha, M.D., Migliavacca, M., Neigh, C.S.R., Tomelleri, E., Benali, A.A., Papale, D., Seixas, J. (2010)Deciphering the components of regional net ecosystem fluxes following a bottom-up approach for the Iberian Peninsula. Biogeosciences, 7 (11), pp. 3707-3729.
  4. Meroni, M., Busetto, L., Guanter, L., Cogliati, S., Crosta, G.F., Migliavacca, M., Panigada, C., Rossini, M., Colombo, R. (2010) Characterization of fine resolution field spectrometers using solar Fraunhofer lines and atmospheric absorption features. Applied Optics 49, 2858-2871
  5. Richardson, A.D., Black, T.A., Ciais, P., Delbart, N., Friedl, M.A., Gobron, N., Hollinger, D.Y., Kutsch, W.L., Longdoz, B., Luyssaert, S., Migliavacca, M., Montagnani, L., Munger, J.W., Moors, E., Piao, S., Rebmann, C., Reichstein, M., Saigusa, N., Tomelleri, E., Vargas, R., Varlagin, A. (2010) Influence of spring and autumn phenological transitions on forest ecosystem productivity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365 (1555), pp.3227-3246
  6. Wang, T., Ciais, P., Piao, S., […], Migliavacca, M., […] (2010) Controls on winter ecosystem respiration at mid-and high-latitudes. Biogeosciences Discussions, 7 (5), pp. 6997-7027.
  7. Mahecha, M.D., Reichstein, M., Carvalhais, N., Lasslop, G., Lange, H., Seneviratne, S.I., Vargas, R., Ammann, C., Arain, M.A., Cescatti, A., Janssens, I.A., Migliavacca, M., Montagnani, L., Richardson, A.D. (2010) Global convergence in the temperature sensitivity of respiration at ecosystem level. Science, 329 (5993), pp. 838-840.
  8. Panigada, C., Rossini, M., Busetto, L., Meroni, M., Fava, F. and Colombo, R. (2010). Chlorophyll concentration mapping with MIVIS data to assess crown discoloration in the Ticino Park oak forest. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31 (12), pp. 3307-3332.
  9. Fava F., Parolo, G., Colombo R., Gusmeroli F., Della Marianna G., Monteiro A.T., Bocchi S. (2010). Fine-scale assessment of hay meadow productivity and plant diversity in the European Alps using field spectrometric data, Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment, 137, pp. 151-157
  10. Yi, C., Li, R., Wolbeck, J., Xu, X., Nilsson, M., […], Migliavacca, M., […] (2010)Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents. Environmental Research Letters, 5 (3), art. no. 034007.
  11. Alberto Díaz-Varela R. A., Colombo R., Meroni M., Calvo-Iglesias M. S., Buffoni A., Tagliaferri A. (2010). Spatio-temporal analysis of alpine ecotones: A spatial explicit model targeting altitudinal vegetation shifts. Ecological Modelling, 221(4) 621-633.
  12. Meroni M., Busetto L., Colombo R., Guanter L., Moreno J., Verhoef W. (2010). Performance of spectral fitting methods for vegetation fluorescence quantification, Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 363-374.
  13. Damm, A., Elbers, J., Erler, A., Gioli, B., Hamdi, K., Hutjes, R., Kosvancova, M., Meroni, M., Miglietta, F., Moersch, A., Moreno, J., Schickling, A., Sonnenschein, R., Udelhoven, T., Van der Linden, S., Hostert, P., Rascher, U. (2010). Remote sensing of sun-induced fluorescence to improve modeling of diurnal courses of gross primary production (GPP), Global Change Biology, 16, 171-186.


  1. Meroni, M., Rossini, M., Guanter, L., Alonso, L., Rascher, U., Colombo, R., Moreno, J. (2009). Remote sensing of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Review of methods and applications, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2037–2051, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2009.05.003.
  2. Rascher, U., Agati, G., Alonso, L., Cecchi, G., Champagne, S., Colombo, R., Damm, A., Daumard, F., de Miguel, E., Fernandez, G., Franch, B., Franke, J., Gerbig, C., Gioli, B., Gomez, J.A., Goulas, Y., Guanter, L., Gutierrez-de-la-Camara, O., Hamdi, K., Hostert, P. Jimenez, M., Kosvancova, M., Lognoli, D., Meroni, M., Miglietta, F., Moersch, A., Moreno, J., Moya, I., Neininger, B., Okujeni, A., Ounis, A., Palombi, L., Raimondi, V., Schickling, A., Sobrino, J.A., Stellmes, M., Toci, G., Toscano, P., Udelhoven, T. , Van der Linden, S., Zaldei, A. (2009). CEFLES2: the remote sensing component to quantify photosynthetic efficiency from the leaf to the region by measuring sun-induced fluorescence in the oxygen absorption bands, Biogeosciences, 6, 1181–1198, 2009.
  3. Colombo R., Busetto L., Migliavacca M., Cremonese E. , Meroni M., Galvagno M., Rossini M., Siniscalco C., Morra di Cella U. (2009). On the spatial and temporal variability of Larch phenological cycle in mountainous areas. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing , 41(2), 79-96.
  4. Panigada C., Rossini M., Meroni M., Marzuoli R., Gerosa G., Colombo R. (2009). Indicators of ozone effects on Fagus sylvatica L. by means of spectroradiometric measurements. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 41 (2), 3-20.
  5. Colombo R., Busetto L., Migliavacca M., Meroni M., Della Torre C., Tagliaferri A, Grassi G., Seufert G. (2009). Modellistica del ciclo del carbonio degli ecosistemi agro-forestali in regione Lombardia. Forest@. doi:10.3832/efor0593-006.
  6. Meroni M. and Colombo R., (2009). 3S: a novel program for field spectroscopy. Computers & Geosciences, 35, 1491-1496, 10.1016/j.cageo.2009.01.005.
  7. Migliavacca M., Meroni M., Manca G., Matteucci G., Montagnani L., Grassi G., Zenone T., Teobaldelli M., Goded I., Colombo R. and Seufert, G. (2009). Seasonal and interannual patterns of carbon and water fluxes of a poplar plantation under peculiar eco-climatic conditions. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 149(9) , 1460-1476 .
  8. Meroni M. , Panigada C. , Rossini M. , Picchi V., Cogliati S. , Colombo R. (2009). Using optical remote sensing techniques to track the development of ozone-induced stress. Environmental Pollution, 157(5), 1413-1420.
  9. Gerosa G., Marzuoli R., Rossini M. , Panigada C. , Meroni M. , Colombo R. , Faoro F., Iriti M. (2009). A flux-based assessment of the effects of ozone on foliar injury, photosynthesis, and yield of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Borlotto Nano Lingua di Fuoco) in open-top chambers. Environmental Pollution, 157(5), 1727-1736.
  10. Migliavacca M., Meroni M., Busetto L., Colombo R., Zenone T., Matteucci G., Manca G. and Seufert G. (2009). Modeling Gross Primary Production of Agro-Forestry Ecosystems by Assimilation of Satellite Derived Information in a Process-Based Model. Sensors, 9(2), 922-942; doi:10.3390/s90200922.
  11. Teobaldelli M., Somogyi Z., Migliavacca M. , Usoltsev A.U. (2009). Generalized functions of biomass expansion factors for conifers and broadleaved by stand age, growing stock and site index. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 257, Issue 3: pp. 1004-1013.
  12. Iriti M., Di Maro A., Bernasconi S., Burlini N., Simonetti, P., Picchi V., Panigada C., Gerosa G., Parente A., Faoro F. (2009). Nutritional traits of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) seeds from plants chronically exposed to ozone pollution, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry , 57: 1, pp. 201-8.
  13. Fava F., Colombo R., Bocchi S., Meroni M., Sitzia M., Fois N., Zucca C. (2009). Identification of hyperspectral vegetation indices for Mediterranean pasture characterization. International Journal of Applied Earth Information and Geoinformation, 11, 233-243. ).


  1. Meroni M. , Picchi V., Rossini M ., Cogliati S. , Panigada C. , Nali C., Lorenzini G., Colombo R. (2008). Leaf level early assessment of ozone injuries by passive fluorescence and PRI. International Journal of Remote Sensing , 29 (17), 5409-5422.
  2. Migliavacca M. , Cremonese E., Colombo R. , Busetto L. , Galvagno M. , Ganis L., Meroni M. , Pari E., Rossini M. , Siniscalco C., Morra di Cella U. (2008). European Larch phenology in the Alps : can we grasp the role of ecological factors by combining field observations and inverse modelling? International Journal of Biometeorology , 52 (7), 587-605.
  3. Busetto L., Meroni M., Colombo R., (2008). Combining medium and coarse spatial resolution satellite data to improve the estimation of sub-pixel NDVI time series, Remote Sensing of Environment ,112 (1), 118-131.
  4. Colombo R., Meroni M., Marchesi A., Busetto L., Rossini M., Giardino C., Panigada C.(2008). Estimation of leaf and canopy water content in poplar plantations by means of hyperspectral indices and inverse modeling, Remote Sensing of Environment,112 (4),1820-1834.
  5. Göckede, M., Foken, T., Aubinet, M., Aurela, M., Banza, J., Bernhofer, C., Bonnefond, J. M., Brunet, Y., Carrara, A., Clement, R., Dellwik, E., Elbers, J., Eugster, W., Fuhrer, J., Granier, A., Grünwald, T., Heinesch, B., Janssens, I. A., Knohl, A., Koeble, R., Laurila, T., Longdoz, B., Manca, G., Marek, M., Markkanen, T., Mateus, J., Matteucci, G., Mauder, M., Migliavacca, M., Minerbi, S., Moncrieff, J., Montagnani, L., Moors, E., Ourcival, J.-M., Papale, D., Pereira, J., Pilegaard, K., Pita, G., Rambal, S., Rebmann, C., Rodrigues, A., Rotenberg, E., Sanz, M. J., Sedlak, P., Seufert, G., Siebicke, L., Soussana, J. F., Valentini, R., Vesala, T., Verbeeck, H., and Yakir, D.: Quality control of CarboEurope flux data — Part 1: Coupling footprint analyses with flux data quality assessment to evaluate sites in forest ecosystems, Biogeosciences, 5, 433-450, 2008.
  6. Meroni, M., Rossini, M., Picchi, V., Panigada, C., Cogliati, S., Nali, C., and Colombo , R. (2008), Assessing steady-state fluorescence and PRI from hyperspectral proximal sensing as early indicators of plant stress: the case of ozone exposure. Sensors , 8, 1740-1754.
  7. Fava F. , Panigada C. , Rossini M. , Meroni M. , Busetto L. , Colombo R. (2008). Un metodo fisicamente basato per la stima della clorofilla in canopy forestali da dati iperspettrali MIVIS. Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento , 40 (3), 3-15.


  1. Rossini M., Panigada C., Meroni M., Busetto L., Castrovinci R., Colombo R., (2007). Monitoraggio delle Condizioni della Farnia nel Parco del Ticino mediante Tecniche di Telerilevamento Iperspettrale. Forest@.4 (2) 194-203.
  2. Colombo R., Vogt J., Paracchini M. L., Soille P., de Jager (2007). A methodology for Deriving River Networks in Heterogeneous Landscapes and its Application to Europe , Catena , 70, 296-305.
  3. Picchi, V., Meroni, M., Nali, C., Cogliati, S., Rossini, M., Panigada, C., Lorenzini, G., and Colombo R. (2007), Remote sensing detection of early ozone damage. Journal of Plant Pathology , 89 (1), 161.
  4. De Matteo E, Colombo R, Meroni M, Comini B., Fracassi G., Cavini L., Olivieri M, Deligios G. (2007). Delimitazione di aree boschive montane percorse dal fuoco mediante immagini satellitari ad alta risoluzione geometrica Forest@ , 4 (3), 264-271.
  5. Luyssaert, S., I., Inglima, M. Jung, A.D. Richardson, M. Reichstein , D. Papale, S.L. Piao, E.-D. Schulze, L.Wingate, G. Matteucci, L. Aragao, M. Aubinet, C. Beer , C. Bernhofer, K.G. Black, D. Bonal, J.-M. Bonnefond, J.Chambers, P. Ciais, B. Cook, K.J. Davis, A.J. Dolman, B. Gielen, M. Goulden, J. Grace, A. Granier, A. Grelle, T. Griffis, T. Grünwald, G. Guidolotti, P.J. Hanson, R. Harding, D.Y. Hollinger, L.R. Hutyra, P. Kolari, B. Kruijt, W. Kutsch, F. Lagergren, T. Laurila, B.E. Law, G. Le Maire, A. Lindroth, D. Loustau, Y. Malhi, J. Mateus, M. Migliavacca , L. Misson, L. Montagnani, J. Moncrieff, E. Moors, J.W. Munger, E. Nikinmaa, S.V. Ollinger, G. Pita, C. Rebmann, O. Roupsard, N. Saigusa, M.J. Sanz, G. Seufert, C. Sierra, M.-L. Smith, J. Tang, R. Valentini, T. Vesala and I.A. Janssens (2007). The CO2 – balance of boreal, temperate and tropical forests derived from a global database. Global Change Biology, 13(12): 2509-2537.


  1. Colombo R., Meroni M., Busetto L., Marchesi A., Giardino C., Panigada C., Del Pero G., Marino C.M. (2006). Stima del contenuto d’acqua della vegetazione tramite osservazioni iperspettrali Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento , 36: 39-53.
  2. Rossini M. , Panigada C. , Meroni M. , Colombo R ., (2006). Assessment of oak forest condition based on leaf biochemical variables and chlorophyll fluorescence. Tree Physiology , 26-11: 1487–1496.
  3. Meroni M. and Colombo R., (2006). Leaf level detection of solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence by means of a subnanometer resolution spectroradiometer, Remote Sensing of Environment. 103-4: 438-448.
  4. Morisette, J., Privette, J. L., Baret, F., Myneni, R.B., Nickeson, J., Garrigues S., Shabanov S., Fernandes, R., Leblanc, S., Kalacska, M., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G.A., Chubey, M., Rivard, B. Stenberg, P., Rautiainen, M., Voipio, P., Manninen, T., Pilant, D. Lewis, T., Iiames, J., Colombo, R., Meroni, M., Busetto, L., Cohen, W., Turner, D., Warner, E.D., Petersen, G.W., Seufert, G. and R. Cooke, (2005), Validation of Global Moderate-Resolution LAI Products: A Framework Proposed Within the CEOS Land Product Validation Subgroup, IEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Volume:44 Issue:7 Part: 1 2006 1804-1817.


  1. Panigada C. , Rossini M. , Meroni M. , Busetto L ., Colombo R. , Marino C.M . (2005). Telerilevamento iperspettrale per il monitoraggio forestale: valutazione dello stato di salute dei querceti del Parco Ticino Lombardo. Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento , 33/34: 119-135.


  1. Meroni M., Colombo R., Panigada C., (2004). Inversion of a radiative transfer model with hyperspectral observations for LAI mapping in poplar plantations, Remote Sensing of Environment , 92-2, 195-206.


  1. Colombo R., Bellingeri D., Fasolini D., Marino C.M. (2003). Retrieval of Leaf Area Index in Different Vegetation Types using High Resolution Satellite Data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 86/1 120 – 131.
  2. Vogt J., Colombo R., F. Bertolo (2003). Deriving Drainage Network and catchments boundaries. A New Methodology Combining Digital Elevation Data and Environmental Characteristics, Geomorphology , vol. 53/3-4, 281-298.
  3. Soille, P., J.Vogt, R. Colombo, Carving and adaptive drainage enforcement of grid digital elevation models (2003), Water Resour. Res ., 39(12), 1366
  4. Röser C., L. Montagnani, E.D. Schulze, D. Mollicone, O. Kolle, M. Meroni, D. Papale, L. B. Marchesini, S.Federici, R. Valentini (2003). Net CO2 exchange rates in three different successional stages of the “Dark Taiga” of central Siberia, 2003, Tellus – Series B, Vol. 54, issue 5.


  1. Brivio P.A., Colombo R., Maggi M., Tomasoni R. (2002). Integration of remote sensing data and GIS for accurate mapping of flooded areas, Int. Journal of Remote Sensing , 23: 3, pp. 429- 441 .
  2. Meroni M., Panigada C., Colombo R., Boschetti M., Brivio P.A., Marino C.M. (2002). Osservazioni remote iperspettrali e multiangolari per la stima dei parametri biofisici della vegetazione: parte II – tecniche di telerilevamento, Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento , 24: 15-23.
  3. Colombo R., Boschetti M., Giardino C., Meroni M., Panigada C., Busetto L. , Brivio P.A., Marino C.M. e Seufert G.M. (2002) – Osservazioni remote iperspettrali e multiangolari per la stima dei parametri biofisici della vegetazione: parte I – disegno dell’esperimento e analisi dei dati, Rivista Italiana Telerilevamento, 24, pp. 5-13.
  4. Marino C.M. (2001). L’evoluzione, gli obiettivi e i ruoli del Laboratorio Aereo per Ricerche Ambientali (LARA) del CNR nell’ambito del telerilevamento iperspettrale. Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento , 20/21, 7-10.
  5. Marino C.M. , Galli A., Panigada C. , Busetto L. (2001). Aspetti metodologici ed operativi nella caratterizzazione spettrale e spaziale di coperture in cemento amianto: l’esempio del Comune di Broni (Pv). Rivista Italiana di Telerilevamento , 20/21, 27-29.

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