Zahra Dabiri

Zahra Dabiri

Schillerstraße 30, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044 – 7571
Fax.: +43 (0) 662 / 8044 – 7560


Remote sensing and digital image processing | Earth observation time series | Machine learning and Deep learning | Spatial data analysis | Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) polarimetry and interferometry | SAR differential interferometry (DInSAR) | Hyperspectral imagery | Spectroscopy


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (selected)

  • Mirchooli, F., Dabiri, Z., Strobl, J., Darvishan, A. K., & Sadeghi, S. H. 2023. Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Rangeland Ecosystem Services Across the Shazand Watershed, Iran. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 90, 45-55.
  • Sartori , M., & Dabiri, Z. 2023. Assessing the Applicability of Sentinel-1 SAR Data for Semi-automatic Detection of Snow-avalanche Debris in the Southern Tyrolean Alps. GI-Forum Journal, 59.
  • Delgado Balaguera, S. M., Hölbling, D., Dabiri, Z., Pedersen, G. B. M., & Brus, J. 2023. Lava Flow Mapping Using Sentinel-1 SAR Data at the Fagradalsfjall Volcano, Iceland. GI_Forum, 11(2), 102-110.
  • Argentin, A.-L., Prasicek, G., Robl, J., Hergarten, S., Hölbling, D., Abad, L., & Dabiri, Z. 2023. The scaling of landslide-dammed lakes. Global and Planetary Change, 228, Artikel 104190.
  • Argentin, A. L., Hauthaler, T., Liebl, M., Robl, J., Hergarten, S., Prasicek, G., Salcher, B., Hölbling, D., Pfalzner-Gibbon, C., Mandl, L.,  Maroschek, M., Abad, L.  & Dabiri, Z., 2022. Influence of rheology on landslide-dammed lake impoundment and sediment trapping: Back-analysis of the Hintersee landslide dam. Geomorphology, 414, 108363.       
  • Abad, L., Hölbling, D., Albrecht, F., Dias, H. C., Dabiri, Z., Reischenböck, G., & Tešić, D. 2022. Mass movement susceptibility assessment of alpine infrastructure in the Salzkammergut area, Austria. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 103009.
  • Abad, L., Hölbling, D., Spiekermann, R., Prasicek, G., Dabiri, Z., Argentin, A.-L., 2022. Detecting landslide-dammed lakes on Sentinel-2 imagery and monitoring their spatio-temporal evolution following the Kaikōura earthquake in New Zealand. Science of The Total Environment, 820, 153335.       
  • Dabiri, Z., Hölbling, D. W., Abad, L. & Guðmundsson, S., 2021, Comparing the Applicability of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 for Mapping the Evolution of Ice-marginal Lakes in Southeast Iceland, GI_Forum 2021. 9, 1, S. 46-52.  doi: http://10.1553/giscience2021_01_s46
  • Dabiri, Z., Hölbling, D., Abad, L., Helgason, J.K., Sæmundsson, Þ., Tiede, D., 2020. Assessment of Landslide-Induced Geomorphological Changes in Hítardalur Valley, Iceland, Using Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 Data. Applied Sciences, 10, 5848.  doi: http://10.1553/giscience2021_01_s46
  • Hölbling, D., Abad, L., Dabiri, Z., Prasicek, G., Tsai, T.-T., Argentin, A.-L., 2020. Mapping and Analyzing the Evolution of the Butangbunasi Landslide Using Landsat Time Series with Respect to Heavy Rainfall Events during Typhoons. Applied Sciences, 10(2), 630.  doi:       
  • Dabiri, Z. & Blaschke, T., 2019. Scale matters: a survey of the concepts of scale used in spatial disciplines, European Journal of Remote Sensing, 52, 1, S. 419-434 16 S.  doi:       
  • Dabiri, Z. & Lang, S., 2018. Comparison of independent component analysis, principal component analysis, and minimum noise fraction transformation for tree species classification using APEX hyperspectral imagery, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 7, 12, 488.  doi:       


Current Projects

  •  GEOHUM: Christian-Doppler Laboratory on Geospatial and EO-based Humanitarian Technologies [01/07/2020 – 30/06/25]
  •  CDE: Copernicus Master in Digital Earth [01/10/2023 – 30/11/2029]

Completed Projects

  •  HAGL:Auswirkungen von Hagelereignissen auf die Landwirtschaft: Eine fernerkundungsbasierte Analyse von Hagelschäden im Kontext des Klimawandels [10/2022 – 07/2023]
  • SliDEM: Assessing the suitability of DEMs derived from Sentinel-1 for landslide volume estimation [FFG ASAP; 09/2021 – 08/2022]
  • MontEO: The impact of mass movements on alpine trails and huts assessed by EO data [FFG ASAP; 01/2020 – 04/2022]
  • MORPH: Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Land Surface Morphology [FWF; 11/2016 – 09/2020]
  • RiCoLa: Detection and Analysis of Landslide-induced River Course Changes and Lake Formation [ÖAW; 08/2017 – 06/2021]