Geraldine Quénéhervé

Doctoral student Geography


Institute of Geography
University of Tübingen
Rümelinstr. 19-23
72070 Tübingen

Tel.: +49 7071 297 2131
Fax: +49 7071 29 4465

email: geraldine.queneherve[at]

Scientific Interests


  • Geomorphologic Processes and Modelling
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Transport, Pedohydrology
  • Geophysical Techniques
  • Geoarchaeology and Landscape Reconstruction
  • Spatial Analyses of Renewable Energies
  • GIS and WebGIS
  • Spatial Data Mining and GeoStatistics


  • Semi-Arid Environments: Eastern Africa, Near East, Mediterranean
  • Arid Environments: Arabian Peninsula


Teaching activities

University of Tübingen

Master of Science: Physical Geography

  • Computer Course GEO 77 Applied GIS. WT 2015/16, WT 2014/15, WT 2013/14.

Bachelor of Science: Geography

  • Seminar ‘GEO 51 Integrative Project: Reallabor Stadt’. ST 2016.
  • Seminar ‘GEO 51 Integrative Project: Physical Geography – Geophysics and Geoarchaeology of Tell Bassetki, Northern Iraq’. WT 2015/16.
  • Seminar ‘GEO 51 Integrative Project: Physical Geography – Geophysics, Geoarchaeology, Hydrology and Remote Sensing’. WT 2014/15.
  • Field Course ‘Modul GEO 23: Methods in Hydrology’, Tübingen Area. ST 2014, ST 2013, ST 2012.

Key qualification courses

  • Computer Course ‘Geographic Information Systems - Advanced’. GIS-Zentrum. 2016-01, 2015-07, 2015-01, 2014-06, 2014-01, 2013-07, 2013-06, 2013-01.
  • Computer Course ‘Geographic Information Systems - Basics’. GIS-Zentrum. 2013-11, 2012-11, 2012-05.

Extra curriculum

  • Field Course ‘Archaeological Field School, Differential GPS and Geophysical Methods’, Rottenburg Area. 2014-10.
  • Field Course ‘Advanced Methods in Physical Geography’, Tuscany, Italy. University of Tübingen. 2009-08.
  • International Workshop ‘Remote Sensing, GIS and Statistical Analysis for Erosion Hazard’, Oberjoch, Germany. University of Tübingen. 2011-05.


University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg
Bachelor of Science: Renewable Energy

  • Lecture & Computer Course ‘Introduction to GIS’, ST 2016.

University of Applied Sciences Nürtingen-Geislingen
Bachelor of Engineering: Landscape Planning & Nature Protection

  • Lecture ‘Cartography and Aerial Image Studies, Research, Statistics’, ST 2016.

Summer Schools / Workshops

  • Workshop ‘Geographic Methods to Analyse and Interpret Archaeological Landscapes’, Teheran. 2016-10. ICAR (Iranian Center for Archaeological Research), Iran.
  • Field Course ‘Introduction to Pedo-Hydrological Measurements: Amoozemeter and Hood-Infiltrometer’, Liguria. 2012-04. University of Genoa, Italy.
  • International Summer School ‘Soil Erosion within the Mediterranean’, Sicily. 2010-07. University of Palermo, Italy.


2009 Diploma in Geography. Thesis title: Topographic Analysis for Descriptions of Erosion Processes in the Stura Catchment (Apennine, Italy).

2002-2009 studies in Geography, Geo Information Systems, Geology und Urban Planning at Eberhard Karls University Tubingen, University Stuttgart and Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia).


Energielabor Tübingen: Potenziale, Partizipation, Perspektiven
Projektförderung im Rahmen der Ausschreibung “Reallabor Stadt“ des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg.

: Fluvial processes and sediment dynamics of slope channel systems: Impacts of socio economic- and climate change on river system characteristics and related services.
EU - 7th Framework Programme - Marie Curie Actions.

Zertifikatsstudium Geodatenmanager

GIS-Zentrum in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Tübinger Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung.

KonTest: Erstellung einer Konzeption eines Windenergie-Testgeländes in bergig komplexem Terrain.
BMWi Verbundvorhaben

Research Centre: The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans (ROCEEH)

Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Soil erosion in the Mediterranean: An integrative approach combining field studies, remote sensing methods and process based modelling in the Imera Catchment of Sicily, Italy.

VIGONI Project of the DAAD (Germany) and the MIUR (Italy) between the Universities of Tübingen and Palermo.

Field Work


  • 2015-09: Geophysical Data acquisition with magnetic gradiometry for an archaeological context around the Tell Bassetki, Iraqi Kurdistan. Geomorphological and geological survey of the greater area.

Eastern Africa

  • 2014-02/03: Geological survey of the Lake Manyara basin and the Lake Natron basin, Tanzania. Meteorological data acquisition and ground truthing
  • 2013-05/06: Pedohydrological and soil profile data acquisition Lake Manyara basin, Tanzania. Meteorological data acquisition and ground truthing.
  • 2012-03: Pedohydrological and meterological data acquisition and measurements with differential GPS in the Lake Manyara basin, Tanzania.
  • 2011-08: Pedohydrological data acquisition, measurements with differential GPS and ground truthing, Lake Manyara basin, Tanzania.
  • 2011-03: Pedohydrological, erosion features, Lake Manyara basin, Tanzania. Meteorological data acquisition and ground truthing.
  • 2010-09/10: Pedohydrological, soil profile and erosional features data acquisition and measurements with differential GPS, Lake Manyara basin, Tanzania. Meteorological data acquisition and ground truthing.
  • 2010-03: Pedohydrological and geophysical data acquisition with electromagnetic induction (EMI), Lake Manyara basin, Tanzania. Meteorological data acquisition and ground truthing.


  • 2013-10: Geophysical Data acquisition with electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) in the Lone valley for an geo-archaeological context in front of the Bärenhöhle am Hohenstein, Swabian Jura, Germany.
  • 2013-09: Pedo-hydrological and river discharge data acquisition for the Vernazza torrent, Liguria, Italy.
  • 2008-10: Pedohydrological data acquisition in the Mugello basin, Tuscany, Italy.

United Arab Emirates

  • 2014-03: Geophysical Data acquisition with ground-penetrating radar (GPR) for an archaeologocial and geo-archaeological context around Jebel Faya, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Pedohydrologic and hydrologic measurements.


  • 2013 DAAD Travel Grant for the 8th International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, France).
  • 2013 Tübinger Universitätsbund Travel Grant for the 40th Annual Conference on Computer Applications in Archaeology (Perth, Australia).
  • 2008 StuFoGeo Grant (Studentisches Forschen in der Geographie; Institute of Geography, University Tübingen) for the diploma thesis field work in Tuscany, Italy.
  • 2007 DAAD goEast Grant for the International Summer School in the Altay region, Russia, organized by the Altai State University.
  • 2006 Study Abroad Grant: South Australia – Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program for Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.


Find my publications on ResearchGate

Peer-Reviewed Papers

  • Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G., Zwiener, T., Märker, M. & Hochschild, V. (2016): Comparative analysis of edge detection techniques for SAR images. European Journal of Remote Sensing 49, 205-224. DOI: 10.5721/EuJRS20164912.
  • Flores-Prieto, E., Quénéhervé, G., Bachofer, F., Shahzad, F. & Maerker, M. (2015): Morphotectonic Interpretation of the Makuyuni Catchment in Northern Tanzania using DEM and SAR data. Geomorphology 248, 427-439.
  • Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G., Hochschild, H. & Maerker, M. (2015): Multisensoral Topsoil Mapping in the semiarid Lake Manyara Region, Northern Tanzania. Remote Sensing 7(8), 9563-9586.
  • Quénéhervé, G., Bachofer, F. & Maerker, M. (2015): Experimental Assessment of Runoff Generation Processes on Hillslope Scale in a Semiarid Region in Northern Tanzania. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 38(1), 55-66.
  • Maerker, M., Quénéhervé, G., Bachofer, F. & Mori S. (2015): A Simple DEM Assessment Procedure for Gully System Analysis in the Lake Manyara Area, Northern Tanzania. Natural Hazards 79(1), 235-253.
  • Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G., Märker, M. & Hochschild, V. (2015): Comparison of SVM and Boosted Regression Trees for the Delineation of Lacustrine Sediments using Multispectral ASTER Data and Topographic Indices in the Lake Manyara Basin. Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Geoinformation 1, 81-94.
  • Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G. & Märker, M. (2014): The Delineation of Paleo-Shorelines in the Lake Manyara Basin Using TerraSAR-X Data. Remote Sensing 6(3), 2195-2212.

Conference Proceedings and Reports

  • Quénéhervé G., Alle M., Schwab A. & Rosner H.-J. (2016): Modellierung der naturräumlichen Einheiten Baden-Württembergs mit Boosted Regression Trees. AGIT - Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik 2, 204–212.
  • Bachofer, F., Hochschild, V., Maerker, M., Eberle, J., Quénéhervé, G., G., Neder T., Jasim S., Uerpmann H.-P., Parker A., Bubenzer O., Preusser F. & Hecht S. (2015): Geomorphodynamics and Landscape Reconstruction at Archaeological Sites at the Jebel Faya Range. Sharjah Antiquities 14, 47–59.
  • Märker, M., Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G., Hertler, C., Sanaane C., Giemsch, L. & Thiemeyer H. (2013): Modelling the spatial distribution of Paleontological sites in the Makuyuni region, Tanzania. In: Contreras F., Farjas M. and Melero F. J. (eds.) 2013. Fusion of Cultures. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Granada, Spain, April 2010, BAR International Series 2494, Archaeopress, Oxford, 523–529.

Selected Conference Talks and Posters

  • Quénéhervé, G., Zakerinejad, R. & Maerker, M. (2016): The Role of Morphotectonics in Gully Formation: Two Case Studies in Semiarid Areas. European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria) April 17-22 2016.
  • Quénéhervé, G., Bachofer, F., Maerker, M., Hertler, C., Giemsch, L., & Hochschild, V. (2015): Paleo-Environmental Research in the Lake Manyara Basin in Northern Tanzania. 5th East African Association for Palaeoanthroplogy and Palaeontology (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) August 3-6 2015.
  • Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G., Märker, M. & Hochschild, V. (2014): Nutzung von SAR Daten zur Ableitung von Paläo-Uferlinien in Nordtansania. 5. CAA Workshop (Tübingen, Germany) February 14-15 2014.
  • Quénéhervé, G. & Märker, M. (2013): Geophysics and Remote Sensing Data for the Detection of Soil Texture Distribution. 8th International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, France) August 27-31 2013.
  • Quénéhervé, G. & Märker, M. (2013): Gully Age Distribution Modeling: Google Earth, GIS and Geostatistics. 8th International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, France) August 27-31 2013, Poster Presentation.
  • Quénéhervé, G. & Märker, M. (2013): Detection of Soil and Landscape Patterns related to Middle Pleistocene Finding Locations. 40th Annual Conference on Computer Applications in Archaeology (Perth, Australia) March 25-28 2013.
  • Quénéhervé, G. & Märker, M.(2012): Assessment of Sediment Transport Processes on Hillslope Scale. 32nd International Geographical Congress (Cologne, Germany) August 26-30 2012.
  • Märker, M., Kanaeva, Z., Quénéhervé, G. & Hochschild, V. (2012): ROAD - A Portal and Platform for Research on Early Humans. 39th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (Southampton, UK) March 26-30 2012.