Philippe Rufin
F.R.S.-FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth & Life Institute, UCLouvain

Geographer linking Earth Observation and Land System Science.


  • Land System Science
  • Earth Observation
  • Machine Learning
  • Open Science


Earth & Life Institute, UCLouvain
2021 - 2023
Postdoctoral Fellow Field size dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2019 - 2021
Postdoctoral Fellow Large-area agriculture mapping
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2015 - 2019
Ph.D. Geography - Earth Observation


Recent Publications

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Post-Soviet changes in cropping practices in the irrigated drylands of the Aral Sea basin, 2022, Environmental Research Letters
Philippe Rufin , Mayra Daniela Peña-Guerrero , Atabek Umirbekov , Yanbing Wei , Daniel Müller
Large-area mapping of active cropland and short-term fallows in smallholder landscapes using PlanetScope data, 2022, Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
Philippe Rufin , Adia Bey , Michelle Picoli , Patrick Meyfroidt
Revisiting the Past: Replicability of a Historic Long-Term Vegetation Dynamics Assessment in the Era of Big Data Analytics, 2022, Remote Sensing
David Frantz , Patrick Hostert , Philippe Rufin , Stefan Ernst , Achim Röder , Sebastian van der Linden
Uncertainty in Drought Identification Due to Data Choices, and The Value of Triangulation, 2021, Water
Pius Borona , Friedrich Busch , Tobias Krueger , Philippe Rufin
Mapping Crop Types and Cropping Systems in Nigeria with Sentinel-2 Imagery, 2021, Remote Sensing
Esther Shupel Ibrahim , Philippe Rufin , Leon Nill , Bahareh Kamali , Claas Nendel , Patrick Hostert
GEE Time Series Explorer for QGIS – Instant Access to Petabytes of Earth Observation Data, 2021, ISPRS Archives
Philippe Rufin , Andreas Rabe , Leon Nill , Patrick Hostert
Operational Coregistration of the Sentinel-2A/B Image Archive Using Multitemporal Landsat Spectral Averages, 2021, IEEE GRSL
Philippe Rufin , David Frantz , Lin Yan , Patrick Hostert
Landsat time series reveal expansion and intensification of dry season cropping in Turkey, 2021, Journal of Land Use Science
Philippe Rufin , Daniel Müller , Marcel Schwieder , Dirk Pflugmacher , Patrick Hostert


Mapping Field Size Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mapping Agricultural Systems of the Mediterranean
Remote Sensing of Dam-Induced Agricultural Change