Grup de Recerca Mètodes i Aplicacions en Teledetecció i Sistemes d'Informació Geogràfica - GRUMETS

research TOPICS

These are the main research topics of the group and some of the most outstanding publications in each:

    Geometric and radiometric corrections of satellite images (solar and thermal spectrum)

    Pons X, Solé-Sugrañes L (1994) A simple radiometric correction model to improve automatic mapping of vegetation from multispectral satellite data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 48:191-204. Access via ResearchGate.

    Palà V, Pons X (1995) Incorporation of relief into geometric corrections based on polynomials. Photogrammmetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 61 (7): 935-944. ISSN: 0099-1112.

    Cristóbal J, Jiménez-Muñoz JC, Sobrino JA, Ninyerola M, Pons X (2009) Improvements in Land Surface Temperature Retrieval from the LANDSAT Series Thermal Band Using Water Vapour and Air Temperature. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 114, D08103. DOI:10.1029/2008JD010616.

    Jiménez-Muñoz JC, Cristóbal J, Sobrino JA, Sòria G, Ninyerola M, Pons X (2009) Revision of the Single-Channel Algorithm for Land Surface Temperature Retrieval from Landsat Thermal-Infrared data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47 (1): 339-349. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2008.2007125.

    Pons X, Moré G, Pesquer L (2010) Automatic matching of Landsat image series to high resolution orthorectified imagery. Proceedings of the ESA Living Planet Symposium. CD-ROM edition. ESA reference document: SP-686.

    Garcia-Millán V E, Sánchez-Azofeifa G A, Malvárez G C, Moré G, Pons X, Yamanaka M (2013) Effects of topography on the radiometry of CHRIS/PROBA images of successional stages within tropical dry forests. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 6 (3): 1584-1595. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2259471. Access via ResearchGate.

    Pons X, Pesquer L, Cristóbal J, González-Guerrero O (2014) Automatic and improved radiometric correction of Landsat imagery using reference values from MODIS surface reflectance images. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 33: 243-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.06.002.

    Research in classification techniques for mapping and quantitative analysis of forests and crops using medium and high resolution images, hyperspectral sensors and lidar. Includes water stress characterization of various plant species.

    Baulies X, Pons X (1995) Approach to forestry inventory and mapping by means of multi-spectral airborne data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 16:61-80.  Access via ResearchGate.

    Salvador R, Pons X (1998) On the applicability of Landsat TM images to Mediterranean forest inventories. Forest Ecology and Management, 104:193-208. Access via ResearchGate.

    Salvador R, Pons X (1998) On the reliability of Landsat TM for estimating forest variables by regression techniques: a methodological analysis. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 36:1888-1897.  Access via ResearchGate.

    Domingo C, Cristóbal J, Ninyerola M, Pons X (2009) Pautas de estrés hídrico en zonas forestales de Cataluña: una aproximación metodológica para su detección mediante imágenes Landsat y TERRA-MODIS. In: Montesinos S, Fernández L (eds.) "Teledetección. Agua y Desarrollo Sostenible". Universidad de Zaragoza, 321-324.

    Zaldo V, Moré G, Pons X (2010) Estimación y cartografía de parámetros ecológicos en tres especies forestales (Quercus ilex L. subsp ilex, Fagus sylvatica L. y Pinus halepensis L.) con datos LiDAR. Revista de Teledetección, 34:55-68.

    Serra JM, Cristóbal J, Ninyerola M (2011) A Classification Procedure for Mapping Topo-climatic Conditions for Strategic Vegetation Planning. Environmental Modeling and Assessment 16 (1): 77-89. DOI 10.1007/s10666-010-9232-4.

    Paneque-Gálvez J, Mas J-F, Moré G, Cristóbal J, Orta-Martínez M, Catarina Luz A, Guèze M, Macía M. J, Reyes-García V (2013) Enhanced land use/cover classification of heterogeneous tropical landscapes using support vector machines and textural homogeneity. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 23: 372-383.

    Barrachina M, Cristóbal J, Tulla AF (2015) Estimating above-ground biomass on mountain meadows and pastures through remote sensing. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

    Vidal-Macua JJ, Zabala A, Ninyerola M, Pons X (2017) Developing spatially and thematically detailed backdated maps for land cover studies. International Journal of Digital Earth 10(2): 175-206. DOI: 10.1080/17538947.2016.1213320.

    Lossy image compression and the analysis of their effects on remote sensing products (classification, photo interpretation, modeling ...)

    Zabala A, Pons X, Masó J, García F, Aulí F, Serra J (2005) Evaluation of JPEG and JPEG2000 effects on remote sensing image classification for mapping natural areas. Wseas Transactions on Information Science and Applications, 2(6): 717-725.

    Zabala A, Pons X, Aulí F, Serra J, (2007) Implications of JPEG2000 lossy compression on multiple regression modeling, In SPIE Europe Remote Sensing 2007. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Florence, Italy, vol. 6749, Manfred Ehlers, Ulrich Michel (eds.), 6749-48.

    Zabala A, Pons X, Aulí-Llinàs F, Serra-Sagristà J (2008) Image compression effects in visual analysis. Optics and Photonics. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) International Conference on Satellite Data Compression, Communication and Processing, vol. 7084. DOI:10.1117/12.798572

    Zabala A, González-Conejero J, Serra-Sagristà J, Pons X (2010) JPEG2000 encoding of images with NODATA regions for Remote Sensing applications, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 4(1): 1931-3195.

    Zabala A, Pons X (2011) Effects of lossy compression on remote sensing image classification of forest areas. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 13(1):43-51.

    Zabala A, Cea C, Pons X (2012) Segmentation and thematic classification of color orthophotos over non-compressed and JPEG 2000 compressed images. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 15: 92-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2011.05.017.

    Zabala A, Vitulli R, Pons X (2012) Impact of CCSDS-IDC and JPEG 2000 compression on image quality and classification. Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2012: 761067. DOI: 10.1155/2012/761067.

    Zabala A, Pons X (2013) Impact of lossy compression on mapping crop areas from remote sensing. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34 (8): 2796-2813. DOI 10.1080/01431161.2012.750772.

    Advanced image processing, including massively parallelized computing and processing

    Bartrina-Rapesta J, Aulí-Llinàs F, Serra-Sagristà J, Zabala A, Pons X, Masó J (2007) Region of Interest coding applied to Map Overlapping in Geographic Information Systems. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). IEEE International: 5001 – 5004. Digital Object Identifier 0.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423984

    Pesquer L, Zabala A, Pons X (2009) Parameter analysis that optimizes lossy compression of a multispectral and multitemporal Landsat image series. Sixth conference on image information mining. CD-ROM edition.

    Pesquer L, Cortés A, Pons X (2010) Parallel ordinary kriging interpolation incorporating automatic variogram fitting. Computers & Geosciences (4): 464-473. DOI:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.10.010.

    Pesquer L, Zabala A, Pons X, Serra-Sagristà J (2010) Quality analysis in N-dimensional lossy compression of multispectral remote sensing time series images. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), San Diego, California, USA, vol. 7810, 78100J; doi:10.1117/12.860569 SPIE International Conference on Satellite Data Compression, Communication and Processing IV (OP404). Optics and Photonics, San Diego, California (USA)

    Pesquer L, Pons X, Cortés A, Serral I (2013) Spatial pattern alterations from JPEG2000 lossy compression of remote sensing images: Massive variogram analysis in High Performance Computing. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 7 (1): 073595. DOI: 10.1117/1.JRS.7.073595.

    Serra-Diaz, J. M., Franklin, J., Dillon, W. W., Syphard, A. D., Davis, F. W. and Meentemeyer, R. K. (2015) California forests show early indications of both range shifts and local persistence under climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/geb.12396 10.1007/s10980-015-0173-9.

    Serra-Diaz J M, Franklin J, Sweet L, McCullough I, Syphard A D, Regan H, Flint L, Flint A, Dingman J, Moritz M A, Redmond K H, Hannah L, Davis F. (2015) Averaged 30 year climate change projections mask opportunities for species establishment. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/ecog.02074.

    Other theoretical and methodological studies in remote sensing

    Salvador R, Valeriano J, Pons X, Díaz-Delgado R (2000) A semi-automatic methodology to detect fire scars in shrubs and evergreen forests with Landsat MSS time series. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21:655-671.

    Serra P, Pons X, Saurí D (2003) Post-classification change detection with data from different sensors: some accuracy considerations. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24:3311-3340.

    Moré G, Pons X (2006) Influencia del número de imágenes en la calidad de la cartografía detallada de vegetación forestal. Revista de Teledetección, 28: 61-68.

    Moré G, Serra P, Pons X (2007) Improvements on Classification by Tolerating NoData Values - Application to a Hybrid Classifier to Discriminate Mediterranean Vegetation with a Detailed Legend Using Multitemporal Series of Images. IEEE Press 1:192-195. DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.2006.582.

    Blanes I, Zabala A, Moré G, Pons X, Serra-Sagristà J (2008) Classification of Hyperspectral Images Compressed through 3D-JPEG2000, In: Lovrek I, Howlettr RJ, Jain LC, (eds.) Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems: KES 2008. Springer.

    Serra P, Moré G, Pons X (2009) Thematic accuracy consequences in cadaster land-cover enrichment from a pixel and from a polygon perspective. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 75 (12): 1441-1449.

    Moré G, Serra P, Pons X (2011) Multitemporal flooding dynamics of rice fields by means of discriminant analysis of radiometrically corrected remote sensing imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32 (7): 1983-2011 DOI: 10.1080/01431161003645816. Access via ResearchGate.

    Pons X, Arcalís A (2012) Diccionari terminològic de teledetecció. Enciclopèdia Catalana i Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, Barcelona. 597 p. ISBN: 978-84-412-2249-6.

    Doblas E, Martínez, Lloret, Álvarez, Ávila, Bonet, Brotons, Castro, Curiel, Díaz, Ferrandis, García, Iriondo, Keenan, Latron, Llusià, Loepfe, Mayol, Moré G, Moya, Peñuelas, Pons X, Poyatos, Sardans, Sus, Vallejo, Vayreda, Retana (2015) Reassessing global change research priorities in mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems: how far have we come and where do we go from here?. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 25-43. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12224.

    Development of methods for the analysis of the characteristics and effects of forest fires

    Díaz-Delgado R, Pons X (2001) Spatial patterns of forest fires in Catalonia (NE of Spain) along the period 1975-1995. Analysis of vegetation recovery after fire. Forest Ecology and Management 147 (1): 67-74. DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1127(00)00434-5. Access via ResearchGate.

    Díaz-Delgado R, Lloret F, Pons X, Terradas J (2002) Satellite evidence of decreasing resilience in Mediterranean plant communities after recurrent wildfires. Ecology, 83:2293-2303.

    Díaz-Delgado R, Lloret F, Pons X (2003) Influence of fire severity on plant regeneration by means of remote sensing imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24:1751-1763.

    Díaz-Delgado R, Lloret F, Pons (2004) Spatial patterns of fire occurrence in Catalonia, NE, Spain. Landscape Ecology, 19:731-745.

    Díaz-Delgado R, Lloret F, Pons X (2004) Statistical analysis of fire frequency models for Catalonia (NE Spain, 1975-1998) based on fire scar maps from Landsat MSS data. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 13:89-99. Access via ResearchGate.

    Salvador R, Lloret F, Pons X, Piñol J (2005) Does fire occurrence modify the probability of being burned again? A null hypothesis test from Mediterranean ecosystems in NE Spain. Ecological Modelling, 188: 461-469.'s/2005_EcolModel_Salvador_etal.pdf.

    Badia A, Serra P, Modugno S (2011) Identifying dynamics of fire ignition probabilities in two representative Mediterranean wildland-urban interface areas. Applied Geography 31: 930-940.

    Spatial analysis and interpolation, primarily used for climate modeling (for example, the publication of the First Digital Climatic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula on the Internet, visited by thousands of people)

    Ninyerola M, Pons X, Roure JM (2000) A methodological approach of climatological modelling of air temperature and precipitation through GIS techniques. International Journal of Climatology, 20:1823-1841.

    Ninyerola M, Pons X, Roure JM (2005) Atlas Climático Digital de la Península ibérica. Metodología y aplicaciones en bioclimatología y geobotánica. Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona. Bellaterra, 44 pp. ISBN:932860-8-7.

    Casas MC, Herrero M, Ninyerola M, Pons X, Rodríguez R, Rius A, Redaño A (2006) Analysis and objective Mapping of Extreme Daily Rainfall in Catalonia. International Journal of Climatology, vol. 27, Issue 3: 399-409 DOI: 10.1002/joc.1402.

    Ninyerola M, Pons X, Roure JM (2006) Monthly precipitation mapping of the Iberian Peninsula using spatial interpolation tools implemented in a Geographic Information System. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 89: 195-209 DOI 10.1007/s00704-006-0264-2.

    Ninyerola M, Pons X, Roure JM (2007) Objective air temperature mapping for the Iberian Peninsula using spatial interpolation and GIS. International Journal of Climatology, 27: 1231-1242 DOI: 10.1002/joc.1462.

    Modeling of energy flows: actual evapotranspiration, net radiation, solar radiation, etc.

    Cristóbal J, Ninyerola M, Pons X, Llorens P, Poyatos R (2007) Estimating Actual Evapotranspiration by means of Remote Sensing Data and Sap Flow Measurements in Pinus sylvestris Forest Stands in a Mediterranean Mountain Region. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International. 10.1109/IGARSS.2007.4423984

    Cristóbal J, Ninyerola M, Pons X (2008) Modeling air temperature through a combination of remote sensing and GIS data. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 113 D13106.

    Pons X, Ninyerola M (2008) Mapping a topographic global solar radiation model implemented in a GIS and refined with ground data. International Journal of Climatology, 28:1821–1834 (DOI: 10.1002/joc.1676).

    Cristóbal J, Ninyerola M, Pons X, Llorens P, Poyatos R (2009) Estimación de la radiación neta diaria a escala regional mediante imágenes de Teledetección y modelización SIG. In: Montesinos S, Fernández L (eds.) "Teledetección. Agua y Desarrollo Sostenible". Universidad de Zaragoza, 389-392.

    Barreto A, Arbelo M, Hernandez-Leal PA, Nunez-Casillas L, Mira M, Coll C (2010) Evaluation of surface temperature and emissivity derived from ASTER data: a case study using ground-based measurements at a volcanic site. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 27: 1677-1688. DOI: 10.1175/2010JTECHA1447.1.

    Cristóbal J, Poyatos R, Llorens P, Ninyerola M, Pons X (2011) Combining remote sensing and GIS climate modelling to estimate daily forest evapotranspiration in a Mediterranean mountain area. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15: 1563-1575 (doi:10.5194/hess-15-1563-2011).

    Coll C, Valor E, Galve JM, Mira M, Bisquert M, Garcia-Santos V, Caselles E, Caselles V (2012) Long-term accuracy assessment of land surface temperatures derived from the Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer. Remote Sensing of Environment 116: 211-225. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.01.027.

    Cristóbal J, Anderson MC (2013) Validation of a Meteosat Second Generation solar radiation dataset over the northeastern Iberian Peninsula. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17 (1): 163-175. DOI: 10.5194/hess-17-163-2013.

    Starkenburg D, Fochesatto GJ, Prakash A, Cristóbal J, Gens R, Kane DL (2013) The role of coherent flow structures in the sensible heat fluxes of an Alaskan boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118 (15): 8140-8155. DOI: 10.1002/jgrd.50625.

    Jiménez-Muñoz JC, Sobrino JA, Skokovic D, Mattar C, Cristóbal J (2014) Land Surface Temperature Retrieval Methods From Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor Data. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 11(10): 1840-1843. DOI 10.1109/LGRS.2014.2312032.

    Starkenburg D, Fochesatto GJ, Cristóbal J, Prakash A, Gens R, Nagano H, Harazono Y, Iwata H, Kane D (2015) Temperature regimes and turbulent heat fluxes across a heterogeneous canopy in an Alaskan boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 120 (4): 1348-1360. DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022338.

    Mira M, Weiss M, Baret F, Courault D, Hagolle O, Gallego-Elvira B, Olioso A (2015) The MODIS (collection V006) BRDF/albedo product MCD43D: Temporal course evaluated over agricultural landscape. Remote Sensing of Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.09.021.

    Mira M, Olioso A, Gallego-Elvira B, Courault D, Garrigues S, Marloie O, Hagolle O, Guillevic P, Boulet G (2016) Uncertainty assessment of surface net radiation derived from Landsat images. Remote Sensing of Environment 175 (2016) 251-270. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2015.12.054

    Gonzalez-Valencia R, Magana-Rodrigueza F, Cristóbal J, Thalassoa F (2016) Hotspot detection and spatial distribution of methane emissions from landfills by a surface probe method. Waste management 55: 299-305. DOI:10.1016/j.wasman.2016.03.004.

    Starkenburg D, Metzger S, Fochesatto G J, Alfieri J G, Gens R, Prakash A, Cristóbal J (2016) Assessment of de-spiking methods for turbulence data in micrometeorology. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. (in press). DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0154.1.

    Cristóbal J, Prakash A, Anderson MC, Kustas WP, Euskirchen ES, Kane DL (2017) Estimation of surface energy fluxes in the Arctic tundra using the remote sensing thermal-based Two-Source Energy Balance model. Hidrology and Earth System Sciences 21 (3): 1339-1358. DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-1339-2017.

    Studies of the water cycle

    Vicente-Serrano SM, Pons X, Cuadrat-Prats JM (2004) Mapping soil moisture in the central Ebro river valley (northeast Spain) with Landsat and NOAA satellite imagery: a comparison with meteorological data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25:4325-4350. Access via ResearchGate.

    Cea C, Cristóbal J, Pons X (2007) An improved methodology to map snow cover by means of Landsat and MODIS imagery. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International. DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.4423984

    Serra P, Moré G, Pons X (2007) Monitoring winter flooding of rice fields on the coastal wetland of Ebre delta with multitemporal remote sensing images. Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007. IGARSS 2007. IEEE International. DOI 10.1109/IGARSS.442398

    Serra P, Moré G, Pons X (2009) Comparación multitemporal de las prácticas agrícolas en dos comunidades de regadío de Cataluña a través de imágenes de satélite. In: Montesinos S, Fernández L (eds.) "Teledetección. Agua y Desarrollo Sostenible". Universidad de Zaragoza, 5-8.

    Serra P, Pons X (2013) Two Mediterranean irrigation communities in front of water scarcity: A comparison using satellite image time series. Journal of Arid Environments 98: 41-51. DOI: j.jaridenv.2013.07.011. Access via ResearchGate.

    Serra P, Salvati L, Queralt E, Pin C, González-Guerrero O, Pons X (2016) Estimating water consumption and irrigation requirements in a long-established Mediterranean rural community by remote sensing and field data. Irrigation and Drainage. DOI: 10.1002/ird.1978.

    Young J, Bolton WR, Bhatt U, Cristóbal J, Thoman R (2016) Deciduous trees are a large and overlooked sink for snowmelt water in the boreal forest. Nature Scientific Reports 6: 29504. DOI: 10.1038/srep29504.

    Land cover maps, dynamics and landscape ecology, including global change

    Ibàñez JJ, Burriel JA (2006) MCSC: a high-resolution thematic digital cartography. 5th European Congress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Information Systems. Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya. DL: B-31042-2006/2.

    Marull J, Pino J, Mallarach JM, Cordobilla MJ (2006) A land suitability index for strategic environmental assessment in metropolitan areas. Landscape and Urban Planning, 81: 200-212 DOI:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2006.11.005

    Burriel JA, Ibàñez JJ, Terradas J (2007) El mapa ecológico de Barcelona: los cambios de la ciudad en las últimas tres décadas. Cuadernos geográficos de la Universidad de Granada, 39 (2006-2) 167-184.

    Santos KC, Pino J, Rodà F, Guirado M, Ribas J (2008) Beyond the reserves: the role of non-protected rural areas for avifauna conservation in the area of Barcelona (NE of Spain). Landscape and Urban Planning 84: 140–151.

    Serra P, Saurí D, Pons X (2008) Land-cover and land-use in a Mediterranean landscape: a spatial analysis of driving forces integrating biophysical and human factors. Applied Geography, 28:189-209. Access via ResearchGate.

    Pino J, Font X, de Cáceres M, Molowny R (2009) Floristic homogenization by native ruderal and alien plants in NE of Spain: the effect of environmental differences on a regional scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 18: 563-574.

    Burriel JA, Ibàñez JJ, Masó J (2010) El Sistema de Información de la Ocupación del Suelo en España (SIOSE) en Cataluña: Características y pasarela para su obtención a partir del Mapa de cubiertas del suelo (MCSC). Encuentro Nacional de Tecnologías y Servicios Geográficos. XIV Congreso Nacional de Tecnologías de la Información Geográfica. Sevilla. USB edition.

    Gerard F, Petit S, Smith G, Thomson A, Brown N, Manchester S, Wadsworth R, Bugar G, Halada L, Bezák P, Boltiziar M, De badts E, Halabuk A, Mojses M, Petrovic F, Gregor M, Hazeu G, Mücher CA, Wachowicz M, Huitu H, Tuominen S, Pino J, Pons X, Rodà F (2010) Land cover change in Europe between 1950 and 2000 determined employing aerial photography. Progress in Physical Geography 34 (2): 183-205. DOI: 10.1177/0309133309360141.

    Keenan T, Serra JM, Lloret F, Ninyerola N, Sabaté S (2010) Predicting the future of forests in the Mediterranean under climate change, with niche- and process-based models: CO2 matters! Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02254.x

    Bagaria G, Pino J, Rodà F, Guardiola M (2011) Species traits weakly involved in plant responses to landscape properties in Mediterranean grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science. DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01363.x.

    Bartomeus I, Sol D, Pino J, Vicente P, Font X (2011) Deconstructing the native-exotic richness relationship in plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21 (5): 524-533. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00708.x.

    Batriu E, Pino J, Rovira P, Ninot JM (2011) Environmental control of plant species abundance in a micro-tidal Mediterranean saltmarsh. Applied Vegetation Science 14: 358-366.

    Carnicer J, Coll M, Ninyerola M, Pons X, Sánchez G, Peñuelas J (2011) Widespread crown condition decline, food web disruption, and amplified tree mortality with increased climate change-type drought. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (4): 1474-1478. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1010070108.

    Sergio F, Blas J, López L, Tanferma A, Díaz-Delgado R, Donazar JA (2011) Coping with uncertainty: breeding adjustments to an unpredictable environment in an opportunistic raptor. Oecologia 166 (1): 79-90.

    Stohlgren TS, Pysek P, Kartesz J, Nishino M, Pauchard A, Winter M, Pino J, Richardson D, Wilson JRU, Murray BR, Phillips ML, Ming-Yang Y, Celesti-Grapow L, Font X (2011) Widespread plant species: natives versus aliens in our changing world. Biological Invasions 13: 1931-1944.

    Zanganeh S, Saurí D, Serra P, Modugno S, Seifolddini F, Pourahmad A (2011) Urban sprawl pattern and land use change detection in Yazd, Iran.Habitat International 35: 521-528.

    Chytrý M, Wild J, Pyšek P, Jarošík V, Dendoncker N, Reginster I, Pino J, Maskell LC, Vilà M, Pergl J, Kühn I, Spangenberg JH, Settele J (2012) Projecting trends in plant invasions in Europe under different scenarios of future land-use change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21 (1): 75-87. DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2010.00573.x.

    Gassó N, Pino J, Font X, Vilà M (2012) Regional context affects native and alien plant species richness across habitat types. Applied Vegetation Science 15 (1): 4-13. DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2011.01159.x.

    Gassó N, Thuillier W, Pino J, Vilà M (2012) Potential distribution range of invasive plant species in Spain. Neobiota 12: 25-40. DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.12.2341.

    Marcer A, Pino J, Pons X, Brotons L (2012) Modelling invasive alien species distributions from digital biodiversity atlases. Model upscaling as a means of reconciling data at different scales. Diversity and Distributions 18 (12): 1177-1189. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00911.x. CI/2012_Marcer_Brotons_Div_Dist.pdf.

    Pino J, Marull J (2012 )Ecological networks: Are they enough for connectivity conservation? A case study in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region (NE Spain). Land Use Policy 29 (3): 684-690. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.11.004.

    Puerta-Piñero C, Pino J, Gómez J M (2012) Direct and indirect landscape effects on Quercus ilex regeneration in heterogeneous environments Oecologia. 2012 Dec;170(4):1009-20. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2373-1.

    Serra-Díaz JM, Ninyerola M, Lloret F (2012) Coexistence of Abies alba (Mill.) - Fagus sylvatica (L.) and climate change impact in the Iberian Peninsula: a climatic-niche perspective approach. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 207 (1): 10-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.flora.2011.10.002.

    Basnou C, Álvarez E, Bagaria G, Guardiola M, Isern R, Vicente P, Pino J (2013) Spatial Patterns of Land Use Changes Across a Mediterranean Metropolitan Landscape: Implications for Biodiversity Management. Environmental Management 52(4): 971-980. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-013-0150-5.

    Carnicer J, Coll M, Ninyerola M, Pons X, Vayreda J, Peñuelas J (2013) Large-scale recruitment limitation in Mediterranean pines: the role of Quercus ilex and forest successional advance as key regional drivers. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23(3): 371-384. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12111. Access via ResearchGate.

    Coll M, Carnicer J, Peñuelas J, Pons X, Ninyerola M (2013) Multivariate effect gradients driving forest demographic responses in the Iberian peninsula. Forest Ecology and Management 303 (1): 195-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.04.010. ForEcolMan.pdf.

    Marcer A, Sáez L, Molowny-Horas R, Pons X, Pino J (2013) Using species distribution modelling to disentangle realised versus potential distributions for rare species conservation. Biological Conservation 166: 221-230. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.001. Access via ResearchGate.

    Lloret F, Martínez-Vilalta J, Serra-Díaz JM, Ninyerola M (2013) Relationship between projected changes in future climatic suitability and demographic and functional traits of forest tree species in Spain. Climatic Change 120 (1-2): 449-462. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-013-0820-6.

    Rojas C, Pino J, Jaque E (2013) Strategic Environmental Assessment in Latin America: A methodological proposal for urban planning in the Metropolitan Area of Concepción (Chile). Land Use Policy 30 (1): 519-527. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.04.018.

    Serra-Diaz JM, Keenan TF, Ninyerola M, Sabaté S, Gracia C, Lloret F (2013) Geographical patterns of congruence and incongruence between correlative species distribution models and a process-based ecophysiological growth model. Journal of Biogeography 40(10): 1928-1938. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12142.

    Serra P, Vera A, Tulla AF, Salvati L (2014) Beyond urban-rural dichotomy: Exploring socioeconomic and land-use processes of change in Spain (1991-2011). Applied Geography 55: 71-81. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.09.005.

    Serra-Díaz JM, Franklin J, Ninyerola M, Davis FW, Syphard AD, Regan HM, Ikegami M (2014) Bioclimatic velocity: the pace of species exposure to climate change. Diversity and Distributions 20(2): 169-180. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12131.

    Regos A, Ninyerola M, Moré G, Pons X (2015) Linking land cover dynamics with driving forces in mountain landscape of the Northwestern Iberian Peninsula. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 38: 1-14.

    Serra-Díaz JM, Scheller RM, Syphard AD, Franklin J (2015) Disturbance and climate microrefugia mediate tree range shifts during climate change. Landscape Ecology 30 (6): 1039-1053. DOI 10.1007/s10980-015-0173-9.

    Serra-Diaz JM, Franklin J, Dillon WW, Syphard AD, Davis FW, Meentemeyer RK (2015) California forests show early indications of both range shifts and local persistence under climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25 (2): 164-175. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12396.

    Serra-Díaz JM, Franklin J, Sweet L, McCullough I, Syphard AD, Regan H, Flint L, Flint A, Dingman J, Moritz MA, Redmond KH, Hannah L, Davis F (2016) Averaged 30 year climate change projections mask opportunities for species establishment. Ecography 39 (9): 844-845. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02074.

    Davis FW, Sweet LC, Serra-Díaz JM, Franklin J, McCullough I, Flint AL, Flint LE, Dingman JR, Regan HM, Syphard AD, Hannah L , Redmond K, Moritz MA (2016) Shrinking windows of opportunity for oak seedling establishment in southern California mountains. Ecosphere 7(11): e01573. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1573.

    Franklin J, Serra-Díaz JM, Syphard AD (2016) Big data for forecasting the impacts of global change on plant communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12501.

    Franklin J, Serra-Diaz JM, Syphard AD, Regan HM (2016) Global change and terrestrial plant community dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy os Sciences of the United States of America. PNAS. vol113 no.14 3725-3734. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1519911113.

    McCullough IM, Davis FW, Dingman JR, Flint LE, Flint AL, Serra-Díaz JM, Syphard AD, Moritz MA, Hannah L, Franklin J (2016) High and dry: high elevations disproportionately exposed to regional climate change in Mediterranean-climate landscapes. Landscape Ecology 31: 1063-1075. DOI:10.1007/s10980-015-0318-x.

    Regos A, Domínguez J, Gil-Tena A, Brotons L, Ninyerola M, Pons X (2016) Rural abandoned landscapes and bird assemblages: winners and losers in the rewilding of a marginal mountain area (NW Spain). Regional Environmental Change 16(1): 199-211. DOI 10.1007/s10113-014-0740-7. Access via ResearchGate.

    Sapes G, Serra-Diaz JM, Lloret F (2017) Species climatic niche explains drought-induced die-off in a Mediterranean woody community. Ecosphere 8(5): e01833. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1833.

    Other theoretical and methodological studies in GIS

    Masó J, Pons X, Pesquer L (2000) Criteris geodèsics en els canvis de sistema de referència en un entorn SIG. Proceedings of the 4th Geomatic Week. CD-ROM edition.

    Pesquer L, Masó J, Pons X (2000) Herramientas de análisis combinado ráster/vector en un entorno SIG. Proceedings of the IX Congreso del Grupo de Métodos Cuantitativos, Sistemas de Información Geográfica y Teledetección. CD-ROM edition.

    Chuvieco E, Bosque J, Pons X, Conesa C, Santos JM, Gutiérrez Puebla J, Salado MJ, Martín MP, De la Riva J, Ojeda J, Prados MJ (2005) ¿Son las tecnologías de la información Geográfica (TIG) parte del núcleo de la Geografía? Boletín de la AGE, 40: 35-55.

    Pesquer L, Pons X, Masó J (2005) Necesidad de cálculos geodésicos para las herramientas SIG de análisis de distancias y superficies. Proceedings of the 6th Geomatic Week. CD-ROM edition.

    Pons X, Masó J, Pesquer L, (2006) A Vector Based Methodology for the Interpolation of DTM from Vector Data. Proceedings of the 5th European COngress on Regional Geoscientific Cartography and Earth Information and Systems (EConGeo). Vol II, 294-296.

    Pesquer L, Pons X, Masó J (2007) Implementación integrada en el SIG de los diversos tipos de transformaciones de datum. Proceedings of the 7th Geomatic Week. CD-ROM edition.

    Reyes-García V, Orta-Martínez M, Gueze M, Luz A C, Paneque-Gálvez J, Macía M J, Pino J , TAPS Bolivian Study Team (2012) Does participatory mapping increase conflicts? A randomized evaluation in the Bolivian Amazon Applied Geography 34: 650-658. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2012.04.007.

    Pons X, Sevillano E, Moré G, Serra P, Cornford D, Ninyerola M (2014) Distribución espacial de la incertidumbre en mapas de cubiertas obtenidos mediante teledetección. Revista de Teledetección 42: 1-10. DOI: 10.4995/raet.2014.3059.

    Serra P, Pons X (2015) Uncertainty visualization of remote sensing crop maps enriched at parcel scale: A contribution for a more conscious GIS dataset usage. Journal of Maps 12 (5): 979-984. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2015.1113390

    Clavero M, Ninyerola M, Hermoso V, Filipe AF, Pla M, Villero D, Brotons L, Delibes M (2017) Historical citizen science to understand and predict climate-driven trout decline. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B. Biological-Sciences 284: 20161979. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1979.

    Metadata: Theoretical and practical aspects: development of a comprehensive metadata editor (GeMM) semi-automatic in integration data and processes, multiidiomatic support, etc, and contribution to the international standards

    Zabala A, Pons X (2002) Image Metadata: compiled proposal and implementation. Benes T (ed.) Geoinformation for European-wide Integration. Millpress, Rotterdam, pp. 647-652. ISBN: 90-77017-71-2. 22nd Symposium of EARSeL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories), Praga (Republica Checa).

    Zabala A, Masó J, Pons X, (2003) Metadatos para bases cartográficas digitales. Proceedings of the 5th Geomatic Week. CD-ROM edition.

    Julià N, Masó J, Zabala A (2004) CAMM, MiraMon metadata catalog for geospatial data: a corporative implementation. Proceedings of EOGEO 2004 Workshop,

    Zabala A, Masó J (2004) Aplicación del estándar ISO 19139 a un modelo relacional de capa, tablas y campos. JIDEE 2004. del estandar ISO 19139 a un modelo relacional.pdf.

    Julià N, Masó J, Zabala A, Vallès M (2005) CaMM, Catálogo de Metadatos de MiraMon: Implementación en una corporación, el DMAH. Mapping, 105: 24-31.

    Zabala A, Masó J (2005) Integrated hierarchical metadata proposal: series, layer, entity and attribute metadata. In: XXII International Cartographic Conference: Mapping approaches into a changing world. CD-ROM edition.

    Zabala A, Masó J, Lleopart A, Barrot, D (2005) Modelo de datos UML y XML del catálogo de fenómenos de la base topográfica 1:5000 de Catalunya v2 basado en estándares ISO19100. Jornadas Técnicas de la IDE de España, Madrid, 24-25 noviembre 2005.

    Zabala A, Pons X, Masó J (2006) Metadatos para Capas y Series Cartográficas. Modelo de Herencia de Metadatos. JIDEE 2006. Internet:

    Ortiz L, Zabala A, Casanovas P (2008) Generación de metadatos según las reglas de implementación de metadatos de la directiva INSPIRE en el marco del Departament de Medi Ambient i Habitatge (DMAH) de la Generalitat de Catalunya. Algunas consideraciones. In: IDE, aplicaciones al planeamiento y la gestión del territorio. USB edition.

    Zabala A, Pons X (2009) Sobre la aplicación del estándar OGC GMLJP2 para la documentación de metadatos incluidos en ficheros JPEG2000. In: Montesinos S, Fernández L (eds.) Teledetección. Agua y Desarrollo Sostenible. Universidad de Zaragoza, 421-424.

    Díaz P, Masó J, Guimet J (2010) Comparative quality assessment of metadata. Two regional SDI case studies. INSPIRE conference 2010. Kracov.

    Yang X , Blower J D, Bastin L, Lush V, Zabala A, Masó J, Cornford D, Díaz P, Lumsden J (2013) An Integrated View of Data Quality in Earth Observation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 371: 20120072. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0072.

    Zabala A, A. Riverola, I. Serral, P. Díaz, V. Lush, J. Masó, X. Pons, T. Habermann (2013) Rubric-Q: Adding Quality-related Elements to the GEOSS Clearinghouse Datasets. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 6 (3): 1676-1687. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2259580.

    Zabala A, Masó J (2016) OGC 16-050, Testbed-12 Imagery Quality and Accuracy Engineering Report. Publication pending.

    Closa G, Masó J, Proß B, Pons X (2017) W3C PROV to describe provenance at the dataset, feature and attribute levels in a distributed environment. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 64: 103-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2017.01.008.

    Internet mapping and distribute geoservices: implementation and contribution to international standards

    Pons X, Masó J (2000) The MiraMon Map Reader, a new tool for de distribution and exploration of Geographical Information through Internet or on CD. Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the International Association for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), CD-ROM edition.

    Masó J, Pons X (2004) Animating OGC-WMS client. Proceedings of EOGEO 2004 Workshop,

    Masó J, Pons X (2005) Adding Functionalities to WMS-WCS Clients: Animation and Download. XXII International Cartographic Conference (Ed.) "Mapping approaches into a changing world". CD-ROM edition.

    Zabala A, Masó J (2006) Combining ISO data model and feature catalog with GML. Geoweb 2006. CD-ROM edition.

    Masó J, Julià N, Martínez C, Atauri JA (2007) EuroParc-España, un ejemplo de IDE sectorial para los espacios naturales protegidos. Proceedings of the 7th Geomatic Week. CD-ROM edition.

    Masó J, Julià N, Pons X (2008) Historia y estado actual del futuro estándar Web Map Tiling Service del OGC. In: IDE, aplicaciones al planeamiento y la gestión del territorio. USB edition.

    Masó J, Pons X (2008) Del SIG de escritorio al entorno cliente-servidor con Web Processing Service. In: IDE, aplicaciones al planeamiento y la gestión del territorio. USB edition.

    Zabala A, Pons X, Aulí-Llinàs F, Serra-Sagristà J (2008) Interactive transmission of spectrally wavelet-transformed hyperspectral data. Optics and Photonics. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) International Conference on Satellite Data Compression, Communication and Processing, vol. 7084. DOI:10.1117/12.794749

    Masó J, Pomakis K, Julià N (2010) OpenGIS® Web Map Tile Service Implementation Standard, v. 1.0.0 Open Geospatial Consortium Inc. Document reference number 07-057r7,

    Masó J, Zabala A, Pons X (2010) Combining JPEG2000 Compressed Formats and OGC Standards for Fast and Easy Dissemination of Large Satellite Data. Italian journal of Remote Sensing, 42(3): 101-114.

    Masó J, Pons X, Zabala A (2012) Tuning the second-generation SDI: theoretical aspects and real use cases. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 26(6): 983-1014. DOI: 10.1080/13658816.2011.620570. Access via ResearchGate.

    Masó J, Pons X, Zabala A (2012) Building the World Wide Hypermap (WWH) with a RESTful architecture. International Journal of Digital Earth 7(3): 175-193. DOI:10.1080/17538947.2012.669414. Access via ResearchGate.

    Blower J D, Masó J, Díaz D, Roberts C J, Griffiths G H, Lewis J P, Yang X, Pons X (2015) Communicating Thematic Data Quality with Web Map Services. International Journal of Geo-Information 4(4): 1965-1981. DOI: 10.3390/ijgi4041965.

    Pons X, Masó J (2016) A comprehensive open package format for preservation and distribution of geospatial data and metadata. Computers & Geosciences 97: 89-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.09.001.

    Applied studies in GIS and remote sensing

    Masó J, Desanker PV, Augé I, Baulies X, Pons X (1998) Miombo CD-ROM Databases. Proceedings of the XIX Congress of GIS PlaNET'98 International Conference and Exhibition on Geographic Information, CD-ROM edition.

    Marcer A, Pons X, Vicens J (2000) Design and implementation of a GIS-based report management tool for the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa (Catalonia, Spain). Proceedings of the XIX Congress of the International Association for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), CD-ROM edition.

    Burriel JA, Castro FX, Mata T, Montserrat D, Gabriel de Francisco E, Ibàñez JJ (2006) La mejora del mapa diario de riesgo de incendio forestal en Cataluña. In: Camacho Olmedo MT, Cañete JA, Lara JJ (eds.) El acceso a la información espacial y las nuevas tecnologías geográficas, 651-666.

    Olivet M, Aloy J, Prat E, Pons X (2008) Oferta de servicios de salud y accesibilidad geográfica. Medicina Clínica, 13: 16-22.

    Serra P, Pons X (2008) Monitoring farmers' decisions on Mediterranean irrigated crops using satellite image time series. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29 (8): 2293 – 2316. Access via ResearchGate.

    Prat E, Pesquer L, Olivet, M, Aloy J, Fusté J, Pons X (2009) Metodología para el análisis de accesibilidad a los recursos sanitarios: el caso de Catalunya. Geofocus, 9: 250-269.

    Serral I, Pons X, Jordana R, Allué R (2009) SIGPesca. An Interoperable GIS Tool for the Coastal Knowledge and Management. Journal of Coastal Research, 56: 1587-1591.

    Marcer A, Garcia V, Escobar A, Pons X (2010) Handling historical information on protected area systems and coverage. An information system for the Natura 2000 European context. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25: 956-964. Access via ResearchGate.

    Masó J, Díaz P, Pons X (2011) Mapping geo-tagged pictures in a disaster management event. GI4DM 2011 GeoInformation For Disaster Management, Antalya 3-8 May 2011.

    Pons X, Cristóbal J, González O, Riverola A, Serra P, Cea C, Domingo C, Díaz P, Monterde M, Velasco E (2012) Ten years of Local Water Resource Management: Integrating Satellite Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems. European Journal of Remote Sensing 45: 317-332. DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20124528.

    Teaching in Geographic Information Science

    Serra P, Zabala A, Pesquer L, Pons X (2007) Aportació del software lliure MiraMon a la docència en cartografia i fotointerpretació digital. IV Jornades de campus d’innovació docent, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

    Serra P, Zabala A, Pesquer L, Pons X (2008) Innovación en cartografía y fotointerpretación digital: retos y resultados. Universidad Europea de Madrid, CD-ROM edition (ISBN:84-95433-22-2).

    Pons X (2010) A long term educational experience in GI Science & Technology by combining high quality and interoperable data with professional software developed by teachers, researchers and practitioners. Seventh European GIS Education Seminar, EUGISES, Serres (Grecia).

    Serral I, Pons X (2010) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and land awareness: an educational program for secondary education. A case study in Catalonia, Spain. Seventh European GIS Education Seminar, EUGISES, Serres (Grecia).

    Software Development

    It is worth mentioning scientific software development, mainly through the MiraMon project. MiraMon currently has more than 200,000 users in 38 countries and PDA versions available, Internet client and server as well as the classical versions of the MiraMon Universal Map Reader and the Professional Desktop version, with more than 20 years experience (the latter with about 100 modules applications, including basic functionality, advanced and high-level GIS and remote sensing and with one of the main slogans of GRUMETS: all projects must be applied to show that actually work with real data).