Geoinformationsverarbeitung in der Umweltplanung

Dr. Alby Duarte Rocha

Research Assistant


Since 2020Post-doctoral Research Assistant
Technische Universität Berlin Institute of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Department of Geoinformation Processing for Landscape and Environmental Planning
2014 - 2019PhD - Remote Sensing
University of Twente, Netherlands International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC). Department of Natural Resources
2005 - 2019Project Manager
Observatory of Indicators of Sustainability (ORBIS) Curitiba - Paraná - Brazil
2005 - 2007Master in Geodesy - Remote Sensing
Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) Department of Geodesy - Brazil
2003 - 2005Lecturer
Federal University of Paraná - UFPR Department of Statistics - Curitiba - Brazil
2000 - 2003Consultant
Werkema Associate Consultants Belo Horizonte - Brazil
1996 - 2000Statistician
Curitiba Research and Urban Planning Institute (IPPUC) Curitiba - Brazil
1994 - 1998Bachelor in Statistics
Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) Department of Statistics - Brazil
1976born in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


1998Bachelor, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
2007Master, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil
2019Doctorate, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Research Topics

  • Biophysical and biochemical plant trait predictive models using hyperspectral data.
  • Assessment of Spatiotemporal Models, Machine Learning Algorithms and Radiative Transfer Models to predict/retrieval (quantitative) vegetation parameters with Remote Sensing.
  • Modelling Evapotranspiration in urban landscapes with the support of remote sensing.


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Döpper, Veronika; Rocha, Alby Duarte; Berger, Katja; Gränzig, Tobias; Verrelst, Jochem; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Förster, Michael
Estimating soil moisture content under grassland with hyperspectral data using radiative transfer modelling and machine learning
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 110 :102817
ISSN: 1569-8432
Rocha, Alby Duarte; Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Förster, Michael; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Mapping evapotranspirative and radiative cooling services in an urban environment
Sustainable Cities and Society, 85 :104051
ISSN: 2210-6707
Rocha, Alby Duarte; Vulova, Stenka; Tol, Christiaan van der; Förster, Michael; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Modelling hourly evapotranspiration in urban environments with SCOPE using open remote sensing and meteorological data
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26 (4) :1111-1129
ISSN: 1027-5606


Vulova, Stenka; Meier, Fred; Rocha, Alby Duarte; Quanz, Justus; Nouri, Hamideh; Kleinschmit, Birgit
Modeling urban evapotranspiration using remote sensing, flux footprints, and artificial intelligence
Science Of The Total Environment, 786 :1-13
ISSN: 0048-9697
Döpper, Veronika; Rocha, Alby Duarte; Gränzig, Tobias; Kleinschmit, Birgit; Förster, Michael
Using radiative transfer models for mapping soil moisture content under grassland with UAS-borne hyperspectral data
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XXIII, 11856 :208-214