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 | Radar and interferometry analysis | Hyperspectral image analysis | Object-based image analysis | Deep learning and machine learning | Geomorphological features mapping and analysis | Natural hazards


Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (selected)

  • 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

  • SliDEM: Assessing the suitability of DEMs derived from Sentinel-1 for landslide volume estimation [FFG ASAP; 09/2021 – 08/2022]
  •  GEOHUM: Christian-Doppler Laboratory on Geospatial and EO-based Humanitarian Technologies

Completed Project

  • 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]


 Copernicus Master in Digital Earth


    • Orientation Project
    • Methods in Geoinformatics (RS & analytical GIS)
    • International Summer school

Applied Geoinformatics, master programme


    • Advanced Remote Sensing
    • Analysis and Modelling (Remote Sensing)