Dr. Michael Märker

Geographic Information Systems

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The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans
Universität Tübingen Rümelinstr. 23
72070 Tübingen
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)70 71/2 97-21 35
Cell: +49 (0)1 52/29 44 75 71
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email: michael.maerker[at]geographie.uni-tuebingen.de

Main research interests

  • Geo Information Systems  
  • Geomorphic Process Modelling
  • Soil Erosion Assessment  
  • Landscape Reconstruction
  • Geophysical Measurements
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Terrain Analysis
  • Digital Soil Mapping

Academic background

Since 03.2008 Postdoctoral researcher at the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany. Research project: “The role of culture in early expansion of humans“.

12.2013 Habilitation (Physical Geography, Geomorphology and Soil Science) at University of Florence, Italy.   

Since 01.2005 Lecturer at the Department of Earth Sciences (DST) of the University of Florence, Italy.

11.2003 – 03.2008 Postdoc Scientist at the Institute for Geoecology, Potsdam University, Germany.

04.2002 - 10.2003 Postdoc Scientist at the "Centre for Environmental Systems Research”, Kassel University, Germany.

2001 Doctor rerum naturalium (PhD) in Geoinformatics and Physical Geography, Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena. Thesis: "Regional Erosion Modeling using the Erosion Response Units Concept (ERU) in two River Catchments of southern Africa.”

01.1998 - 04.2002 Postdoc Scientist at the “Dipartimento Scienze del Suolo e Nutrizione della Pianta” of the University Florence, Italy.

1996 Diplom Geograph (M.Sc.) in Physical Geography with focus on Ecology and Environmental Conservation, Friedrich-Wilhelms-University of Bonn, Germany

Publications

  • Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G., Hertler, C., Giemsch, L., Hochschild, V. & Maerker, M. (2018): Paleoenvironmental Research in the Semiarid Lake Manyara Area, Northern Tanzania: A Synopsis. In: C. Siart, M. Forbriger, O. Bubenzer (eds.), Digital Geoarchaeology. New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research. Cham: Springer, 123-138.
  • Giemsch, L., Hertler, C., Märker, M., Quénéhervé, G., Saanane, C., & Schrenk, F. (2018): Acheulean Sites at Makuyuni (Lake Manyara, Tanzania): Results of Archaeological Fieldwork and Classification of the Lithic Assemblages. African Archaeological Review, DOI: 10.1007/s10437-018-9284-4.
  • Kropáček, J., Schillaci, C., Salvini, R. & Märker, M. (2017): Assessment of gully erosion in Upper Awash, Central Ethiopian Highlands based on comparison of archived aerial photographs and very high resolution satellite images. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 39, 161-170. DOI: 10.4461/GFDQ
  • Schillaci, C., Acutis, M. Lombardo, L., Lipani, A., Fantappiè, M., Märker, M. & Saia, S. (2017): Spatio-temporal topsoil organic carbon mapping of a semi-arid Mediterranean region: The role of land use, soil texture, topographic indices and the influence of remote sensing data to modelling. Science of the total Environment 601-602, 821-832. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.239.
  • Schmaltz E., Rosner H.J., Rentschler T. & Märker, M. (2017): Assessment of groundwater response and soil moisture fluctuations in the Mugello basin (Central Italy). GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY 2017 10(2), 15-27. DOI:10.24057/2071-9388-2017-10-2-15-27.
  • Zakerinejad, R., Hochschild, V., Rahimi, M. & Märker, M. (2016): Morphotectonic analysis of the Zagros Mountains Using High Resolution DEM to Assess Gully Erosion Processes: A case Study in the Fars Province, Southwest of Iran. International Geoinformatics Research and Development Journal 7(1), 1-17.
  • Vogel, S., Märker, M., Rellini, I.,Hoelzmann, P., Wulf, S., Robinson, M., Steinhübel, L., Di Maio, G., Imperatore, C., Kastenmeier, P., Liebmann, L., Esposito, D. & Seiler, F. (2016): From a stratigraphic sequence to a landscape evolution model: Late Pleistocene and Holocene volcanism, soil formation and land use in the shade of Mount Vesuvius (Italy). Quaternary International 394, 155-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.02.033.
  • Vogel, S., Märker, M., Esposito, D. & Seiler, F. (2016): The Ancient Rural Settlement Structure in the Hinterland of Pompeii Inferred from Spatial Analysis and Predictive Modeling of Villae Rusticae. Geoarchaeology 31(2), 121-139. DOI: 10.1002/gea.21560.
  • Omran, A., Schröder, D., Abdou, A. & Märker, M. (2016): New ArcGIS tools developed for stream network extraction and basin delineations using Python and java script. Computers & Geosciences, 94, 140–149. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.06.012.
  • Märker, M., Hochschild, V., Maca, V. & Vilimek, V. (2016): Stochastic assessment of landslides and debris flows in the Jemma basin, Blue Nile, Central Ethiopia. Geographia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria. 39, 51-58. DOI: 10.4461/GFDQ.2016.39.5.
  • Lombardo, L., Bachofer, F., Cama, M., Märker, M., & Rotigliano, E. (2016): Exploiting Maximum Entropy method and ASTER data for assessing debris flow and debris slide susceptibility for the Giampilieri catchment (north-eastern Sicily, Italy). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41(12), 1776-1789. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3998.
  • Angileri, S.A., Conoscenti, C., Hochschild, V., Märker, M., Rotigliano, E. & Agnesi, V. (2016): Water erosion susceptibility mapping by applying stochastic gradient treeboost to the imera Meridionale River basin (Sicily, Italy). Geomorphology, 262, 61-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.03.018.
  • 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.
  • Märker, M., Quénéhervé, G., Bachofer, F. & Mori, S. (2015): A simple DEM assessment procedure for gully systems analysis in the Lake Manyara area, Northern Tanzania. Natural Hazards 79(1), 235-253. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1855-y.
  • Bachofer F., Quénéhervé G., Hochschild V., Märker, M. (2015): Multisensoral Topsoil Mapping in the Semiarid Lake Manyara Region, Northern Tanzania. Remote Sensing 7(8), 9563-9586.
  • Flores, E., Quénéhervé, G., Bachofer, F., Shahzad, F. & Märker, M. (2015): Morpho-tectonic Interpretation of the Makuyuni Catchment in Northern Tanzania using DEM and SAR Data. Geomorphology 248, 427-439. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.049.
  • Kandel, A.W., Bolus, M., Bretzke, K., Bruch, A.A., Haidle, M.N., Hertler, C.Märker, M. (2015):  Increasing Behavioral Flexibility? An Integrative Macro-Scale Approach to Understanding the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23(2), 623-668. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-015-9254-y.
  • Quénéhervé, G., Bachofer, F. & Märker, 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. DOI: 10.4461/GFDQ.2015.38.06.
  • 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 und Geoinformation 1, 81–94.
  • Zakerinejad, R. & Märker, M. (2015): An integrated assessment of soil erosion dynamics with special emphasis on gully erosion in the Mazayjan basin in the Southwest of Iran. Natural Hazards 79(1), 25-50. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1700-3.
  • Vogel, S., Märker, M., Hölzmann, P., Rellini, I., Steinhübel, L., Robinson, M., Kastenmayer, P., Esposito, D., Imperatore, C. & Seiler, F. (2015): From a stratigraphic sequence to a landscape evolution model: Late Pleistocene and Holocene volcanism, soil formation and land use in the shade of Mount Vesuvius (Italy). Quaternary International 394, 155-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.02.033.
  • Soto-Bauerle, M.V., Märker, M., Castro C.P. & Rodolfi G. (2015): Integrated analysis of natural hazards in the coastal semiarid environment of Chile. La Serena Coquimbo. Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles 67 - 2015, 487-491.
  • Lombardo, L., Cama, M., Conoscenti, C., Märker, M. & Rotigliano E. (2015): Binary logistic regression versus stochastic gradient boosted decision trees in assessing landslide susceptibility for multiple-occurring landslide events: application to the 2009 storm event in Messina (Sicily, southern Italy). Natural Hazards 79(3), 1621-1648. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-015-1915-3.
  • 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. DOI:10.3390/rs6032195.
  • Zakerinejad, R. & Märker, M. (2014): Prediction of Gully Erosion Susceptibilities using detailed Terrain Analysis and Maximum Entropy Modeling: A case study in the Mazayejan Plain, Southwest Iran: Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 37(1), 67-76. DOI: 10.4461/GFDQ.2014.37.7
  • Vogel, S. & Märker, M. (2014): Analysis of Post-Burial Soil Developments of Pre-AD 79 Roman Paleosols near Pompeii (Italy). Open Journal of Soil Science 4, 337-356. DOI: 10.4236/ojss.2014.410035.
  • Borrelli, P. Märker, M., Panagos, P. & Schütt, B. (2014): Modeling soil erosion and river sediment yield for an intermountain drainage basin of the Central Apennines, Italy. Catena 114, 45-58.
  • Conoscenti, C., Angileri, S., Cappadonia, C., Rotigliano, E., Agnesi, V. & Märker, M. (2014): Gully erosion susceptibility assessment by means of GIS-based logistic regression: A case of Sicily (Italy). Geomorphology 204, 399-411. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.08.021.
  • Soto-Bauerle, M.V., Märker, M., Rodolfi, G. & Sepúlveda, S.A. (2014): Assessment of geomorphic processes affecting the paleolandscape of Tongoy bay, Coquimbo region, central Chile. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 37(1), 51-66. DOI: 10.4461/GFDQ.2014.37.6.
  • Lombardo, L., Cama, M., Märker, M. & Rotigliano, E. (2014): A test of transferability for landslides susceptibility models under extreme climatic events: application to the Messina 2009 disaster. Natural Hazards 74(3), 1951-1989. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-014-1285-2.
  • Bolus, M. & Märker, M. (2014): Neue Methoden bei der Suche nach Neanderthalerfundstellen. Senckenberg – natur forschung museum 144(7/8), 290-292.
  • Hertler, C., Bruch, A.A. & Märker, M. (2014): Ecospace — der ökologische Raum von Hominiden. Senckenberg – natur forschung museum 144(7/8), 262-265.
  • Conoscenti, C., Agnesi, V., Angileri, S., Cappadonia, C., Rotigliano, E. & Märker, M. (2013). A GIS-based approach for gully erosion susceptibility modelling: A test in Sicily, Italy. Environmental Earth Sciences 70(3), 1179-1195. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-2205-y.
  • Vodel, S. & Märker, M. (2013): Modeling the spatial distribution of AD 79 pumice fallout and pyroclastic density current and derived deposits of Somma-Vesuvius (Campania, Italy) integrating primary deposition and secondary redistribution. Bulletin of Volcanology 75, 778.
  • Vorpahl, P., Dislich, C., Elsenbeer, H., Märker, M. & Schröder, B. (2013): Biotic controls on shallow translational landslides. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 38(2), 198-212. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3320.
  • Hertler, C., Bruch, A.A. & Märker, M. (2013): The earliest stages of hominin dispersal in Africa and Eurasia. In: Ness, I. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, 1-9, Blackwell Publishing. DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.
  • Borrelli, P., Märker, M. & Schütt, B. (2013): Modelling post-tree-harvesting soil erosion and sediment deposition potential in the Turano River Basin (Italian Central Apennine). Land Degradation & Development 26, 356-366. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2214.
  • Conoscenti, C., Agnesi, V., Angileri, S., Cappadonia, C., Rotigliano, E. & Märker, M. (2013): A GIS-based approach for gully erosion susceptibility modelling: a test in Sicily, Italy. Environmental Earth Sciences 70(3), 1179-1195. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-012-2205-y.
  • Vorpahl, P., Elsenbeer, H., Märker, M. & Schröder, B. (2012): How can statistical models help to determine driving factors of landslides? Ecological Modelling 239, 27-39. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.12.007.
  • Vogel, S., Esposito, D., Seiler, F. & Märker, M. (2012): Analysing the Rural Landscape around Pompeii before the Eruption of Somma-Vesuvius in AD 79. eTopoi – Journal for Ancient Studies Special 3, 377-382.
  • Vogel, S. & Märker, M. (2012): Comparison of pre AD79 Roman Paleosols in two contratsing paleo-topographical situations around Pompeii (Italy). Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 35, 199-209.
  • Soto Bäuerle, M.V., Paz Castro, C., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2012): Dinámica actual de micro cuencas del desierto costero de Atacama (Caldera, Chile) y su influencia en la generación de amenaza. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 35-1, 79-89. DOI: 10.4461/GFDQ.2012.35.8.
  • Soto Bäuerle, M.V., Märker, M., Arriagada Gonzáles, J., Paz Castro, C. & Rodolfi, G. (2012): Evaluación de la amenaza natural en ambiente semiárido, sustenada en la geomorfologia y el modellamiento de indices topograficos. Salamanca, region Coquimbo, Chile. Investigaciones Geográficas Chile 42,19-36.
  • Märker, M., Dangel, F. Soto Bäuerle, V. & Rodolfi, G. (2012): Assessment of natural hazards and Vulnerability in the Rio Copiapó catchment: A case study in the ungauged Quebrada Cinchado Catchment. Investigaciones Geográficas Chile 44,17-28.
  • Soto Bäuerle, M.V., Arriagada González, J., Castro Correa, C. P., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2011): Relación entre el cambio de uso del suelo en la cuenca del Aconcagua y su litoral arenoso correlativo. Chile central. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande 50, 187-202.
  • Märker, M., Bolus, M. & Kanaeva, Z. (2011): Spatial assessment of early human expansions using GIS and database techniques: Examples from Southern Africa and Eurasia. In: Macchiarelli, R. & Weniger, G.C. (eds.), Pleistocene Databases: Aquisition, Storing, Sharing. Wissenschaftliche Schriften des Neanderthal Museums, 4. Mettmann, 69-76.
  • Haidle, M.N., Bolus, M., Bruch, A.A., Hertler, C., Kandel, A.W., Märker, M., Conard, N.J., Mosbrugger, V., Hochschild, V. & Schrenk, F. (2011): The role of culture in early expansions of humans - A new research center. Quaternary International 223-224, 429-430. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2009.07.011.
  • Märker, M., Pelacani, S. & Schröder, B. (2011): A functional entity approach to predict soil erosion processes in a small Plio-Pleistocene Mediterranean catchment in Northern Chianti, Italy . Geomorphology 125(4), 530-540.
  • Vogel, S. & Märker, M. (2011): Characterization of the pre-AD 79 Roman paleosol south of Pompeii (Italy): Correlation between soil parameter values and paleo-topography. Geoderma 160(3-4), 548-558.
  • Vogel, S., Märker, M. & Seiler, F. (2011): Revised modelling of the post-AD 79 volcanic deposits of Somma-Vesuvius to reconstruct the pre-AD 79 topography of the Sarno River plain (Italy). Geologica Carpathica 62(1), 5-16. DOI: 10.2478/v10096-011-0001-3.
  • Märker, M. & Hertler, C. (2011): Arachaeological site prediction and landscape reconstruction in the Lake Manyara area, Northern Tanzania. Proceedings on Computer Applications and Quantitative Modelling in Archaeology 2011.
  • Heydari, S., Ghasidian, E., Märker, M. & Conard, N.J. (2011): Development of a geospatial database with WebGIS functions for the Paleolithic of the Iranian Plateau. In: J.-M. Le Tensorer, R. Jagher, M. Otte, The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic in the Middle East and Neighbouring Regions. Liège: Université de Liège 143-150.
  • Märker, M., Rosskopf, C.M. & Aucelli, P. (2010): Erosion processes mapping using data mining technologies: The Rivo Basin example, Molise, Central Italy. Proceedings of IAHS Workshop on Water Erosion. Moscow, 20.-23.10.2010, 71-75.
  • Märker, M., Della Seta, M. & Vergari, F. (2010): Prediction of soil erosion and mass wasting processes in Southern Tuscany using gradient boosting. Proceedings of IAHS Workshop on Water Erosion. Moscow, 20.-23.10.2010,  66-71.
  • Della Seta, M., Märker, M., Vergari, F. & Del Monte, M. (2010): Process-based assessment of erosion dynamics in the upper Orcia Valley, Southern Tuscany, Italy: A new semi quantitative integrated approach. Proceedings of IAHS Workshop on Water Erosion. Moscow, 20.-23.10.2010, 54-58.
  • Agnesi, V., Angileri, S., Cappadonia, C., Costanzo, D., Märker, M. & Rotigliano, E. (2010): Multivariate analysis of gully erosion processes: Susceptibility assessment and temporal validation in a watershed of north-central Sicily, Italy. Slope Processes and Matter Movement. Proceedings of IAHS Workshop on Water Erosion. Moscow, 20.-23.10.2010, 6-10.
  • Märker, M., Schmidt, P., Hochschild, V. & Kanaeva, Z. (2010): Spatial assessment of early human expansions using GIS and Database techniques: Examples from Southern Africa. In: Melero, F.J., Cano, P. & Revelles, J. (eds.), Fusion of Cultures. Abstracts of the XXXVIII Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 67-70.
  • Märker, M., Bachofer, F., Quénéhervé, G., Hertler, C., Sanaane, C., Giemsch, L. & Thiemeyer, H. (2010): Modelling the spatial distribution of Paleontological sites in the Makuyuni region, Tanzania. In: Melero, F.J., Cano, P. & Revelles, J. (eds.), Fusion of Cultures. Abstracts of the XXXVIII Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 147-150.
  • Vogel, S. & Märker, M. (2010): Reconstructing the Roman topography and environmental features of the Sarno River Plain (Italy) before the AD 79 eruption of Somma–Vesuvius. Geomorphology 115(1-2), 67-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.09.031.
  • Soto Bäuerle, M.V., Arriagada Gonzalez, J., Paz Castro, C., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2010): Geodynamic aspects of a paleo-estuary in the marginal desert of Chile. Copiapó River. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande 46, 123-135.
  • Pelacani, S. & Märker, M. (2010): Topographic and hydrologic control of gully erosion phenomena in Paleolandscapes of Swaziland, Southern Africa. In: Runge, J. (ed.), African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution, Palaeontology of Africa, CRC Press/Balkema, the Netherlands 30, 135-150.
  • Märker, M., Kanaeva, Z. & ROCEEH Team (2009): ROAD: The Role of Culture in early expansion of humans data base. In: Curdt, C. & Bareth, G. (eds.), Proceedings of Data Management Workshop, Colon, Germany. 29.-30.10.2009. Kölner Geographische Arbeiten H. 90, 93.-97.
  • Schmidt, P., Märker, M. & ROCEEH Team (2009): Spatial assessment of early human expansions using ROAD: An Example from Southern Africa Multidisciplinary Integrative Georelational Database for Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Expansion Dynamics of Early Humans. In: Curdt, C. & Bareth, G.(eds.), Proceedings of Data Management Workshop, Colon, Germany. 29.-30.10.2009. Kölner Geographische Arbeiten H.90, 113.-117.
  • Pelacani, S., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2009): Modelling the potential impact of groundwater dynamics on gully erosion and drainage basin evolution. In: D.M. Ferrari & A.R. Guiseppi (eds.), Geomorphology and Plate Tectonics, 141-158, Hauppauge NY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
  • Märker, M. & Heydari-Guran, S. (2009): Application of data-mining technologies to predict Paleolithic site locations in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. In: Frischer, B. & Guidi, G. (eds.), Proceedings of CAA, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. 18.-22.03.2009.
  • Märker M., Kanaeva, Z. & Hochschild, V. (2009): Multidisciplinary Integrative Georelational Database for Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Expansion Dynamics of Early Humans. In: Frischer, B. & Guidi, G. (eds.), Proceedings of CAA, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. 18.-22.03.2009.
  • Castro, C.P., Soto Bäuerle, M.V., Fernandez, R., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G.  (2009): Impacto en la geodinámica actual del valle de Nantoco, cuenca del río Copiapó, asociado a la reconversión productiva. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande (42), 81-99.
  • Grimm, R., Behrens, T., Märker, M. & Elsenbeer, H. (2008): Soil organic carbon concentrations and stocks on Barro Colorado Island – Digital Soil Mapping using Random Forest analysis. Geoderma 146(1-2), 102-113.
  • Pelacani, S., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2008): Simulation of soil erosion and deposition in a changing land use: A modelling approach to implement the support practice factor. Geomorphology 99(1-4), 329-340.
  • Märker, M., Angeli, L., Bottai, L., Costantini, R., Ferrari, L., Innocenti, L. & Siciliano, G. (2008): Assessment of land degradation susceptibility by scenario analysis. A case study in Southern Tuscany, Italy. Geomorphology 3(1-2), 120-129.
  • Märker, M., Paz Castro, C., Pelacani, S. & Soto Bäuerle, M.V. (2008): Assessment of soil degradation susceptibility in the Chacabuco Province of Central Chile using a morphometry based response units approach. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 31(1), 47–53.
  • Soto Bäuerle, M.V., Castro, C.P., Rodolfi, G., Märker, M., Fernandez, R., Padilla, R. & Rugiero, V. (2007): Carta geomorfológica de la sección central y occidental de la región Metropolitana de Santiago. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande 39, 91-103.
  • Alcamo, J., Flörke, M. & Märker, M. (2007):Future long-term changes in global water resources driven by socio-economic and climatic changes. Hydrological Sciences Journal 52(2), 247-275.
  • Soto Bäuerle, M.V., Paz Castro, C., Rodolfi, G., Märker, M. & Padilla, R. (2006): Procesos geodinàmicos actuales en ambiente de media y baja montana. Borde meridional de la cuenca del rio Maipo, Region Metropolitana de Santiago. Revista de Geografía Norte Grande 35, 77-95.
  • Pelacani, S., Lombardi, L., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2006): Caratterizzazione dei processi geomrofici di versante nel bacino del Torrente Orme (Toscana Centrale) sulla base delle Unità di Risposta Eosiva - ERU. In: Rodolfi, G.  (ed.),  Water Erosion in Mediterranean Environment: Direct and indirect assessment in test areas and catchments. Brigati, Genova, Italy 177-194.
  • Agnesi, V., Cappadonia, C., Conoscenti, C., Di Maggio, C., Märker, M.  & Rotigliano, E. (2006): Evaluation of of soil erosion processes in the San Leonardo River basin, Sicily, Italy. In: Rodolfi, G.  (ed.), Water Erosion in Mediterranean Environment: Direct and indirect assessment in test areas and catchments. Brigati, Genova, Italy 13-28.
  • Xenopoulos, M.A., Lodge, D.M., Alcamo, J., Märker, M., Schulze, K. & Van Vuuren, D.P. (2005): Scenarios of freshwater fish extinctions from climate change and water withdrawal. Global Change Biology 11, 1557-1564.
  • Angeli, L., Bottai, L., Costantini, R. Ferrari, L., Innocenti, L. & Märker, M. (2005): Carta della suscettibilità all’erosione: Analsis e confronto fra modelli di erosione del suolo. Atti della 9a Conferenza Nazionale ASITA – Roma, 2005.
  • Botti, P., Dessena, M.A., Fantola, F., Märker, M., Moretti, M., Righini, G., Spicchi, R., Thiel, C., Vacca, S. & Zanchi, C. (2005): Map of "Soil erosion risk of the Mulargia River Basin". In: Rodolfi, G., Dessena, M.A. & Vacca, S. (eds), Il sistema idrografico Flumendosa -Mulargia: Le acque, i suoli e i processi erosivi. Brigati, Genova, 134pp.
  • Spicchi, R., Dessena, M.A., Fantola, F., Märker, M., Moretti, M., Pelacani, S., Rodolfi, G., Simonti, T., Zanchi, C. & Vacca, S. (2005): Valutazione del processo erosivo nel bacino del Flumendosa - Realizzazione di un database e organizzazione dei dati rilevati. In: Rodolfi, G., Dessena, M.A. & Vacca, S. (eds), Il sistema idrografico Flumendosa -Mulargia: Le acque, i suoli e i processi erosivi. Brigati, Genova, 101-129.
  • Märker, M., Bongartz, K. & Flügel, W.A. (2004): Development of a GIS-based Decision Support Tool for Integrated Water Resources Management in Southern Africa. In: Pahl-Wostl, C., Schmidt, S. and Jakeman, T. (eds), iEMSs 2004 International Congress: "Complexity and Integrated Resources Management". International Environmental Modeling and Software Societey, Osnabrück, Germany, June 2004.
  • Märker, M. & Sidorchuk, A. (2003): Assessment of gully erosion process dynamics for water resources management in a semiarid catchment of Swaziland, Southern Africa. In: Dirk H. de Boer, Wojciech Froehlich, Takahisa Mizuyama & Alain Pietroniro (eds.), Erosion Prediction in Ungauged Basins (PUBs): Integrating Methods and Techniques. IAHS Publication 279, 188-198.
  • Märker, M., Flörke, M., Vassolo, S. & Alcamo, J. (2003): Preliminary assessment of IPCC-SRES scenarios on future water resources using the WaterGAP 2 model. Proceedings of the MODSIM 2003 Conference, 14.-17.07. Townsville, Australia.
  • Alcamo, J., Märker, M., Flörke, M. & Vassolo, S. (2003): Water and Climate: A Global Perspective. Kassel World water Series, No. 6. Centre for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, Germany.
  • Sidorchuk, A., Märker, M., Moretti, S. & Rodolfi, G. (2003): Gully erosion modelling and landscape response in the Mbuluzi River catchment of Swaziland. Catena 50, 507-525.
  • Hochschild, V., Märker, M. & Staudenrausch, H. (2003): Detection of different land degradation stages in semi-arid grassland areas in Southern Africa. Hydrological Processes 17, 929-942.
  • Flügel, W.-A, Märker, M., Moretti, S. & Rodolfi, G. (2003): Integrating GIS, Remote Sensing, Ground Truthing and Modelling Approaches for Regional Erosion Classification of semiarid catchments in South Africa and Swaziland. Hydrological Processes 17, 917-928.
  • Märker, M. (2002): Regionale Erosionsmodellierung unter Verwendung des Konzepts der Erosion Response Units (ERU) am Beispiel zweier Flusseinzugsgebiete im südlichen Afrika. PhD-Thesis, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Chemistry and Geoscience Faculty. www.urmel-dl.de/dissOnline/FSU_Jena_Maerker_Michael.
  • Märker, M. (2002): The integrated use of remote sensing, GIS and hydrological modelling for an improved catchment management: Examples from Southern Africa. Proceedings of GIS-Ecuador 2002. 10-19 July, 2002, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Märker, M. (2002): Regional Erosion Modelling using Response Units. Proceedings of GIS-Ecuador 2002. 10-19 July, 2002, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Alcamo, J., Märker, M., Flörke, M. & Vassolo, S. (2002): Preliminary findings from Assessing Global Climate Impacts on Water Resources and Hot Spot Regions. Report prepared for the Dialogue on Water and Climate, Delft.
  • Flügel, W.-A. & Märker, M. (2002): The Response Units Concept and Its Application for the Assessment of Hydrologically Related Erosion Processes in Semiarid Catchments of Southern Africa. ASTM STP 1420, 163-177.
  • FlügelL, W.-A., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2001): Erosion Response Units (ERUs): An erosion related concept for sustainable Integrated Catchment Management and its application in semi arid catchments in Southern Africa and Europe. Proceedings of MODSIM. December, 10-13, Canberra, Australia.
  • Flügel, W.-A., Märker, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2001): The Response Units Concept and its application for the assessment of hydrologic and erosion processes in a semiarid catchment of Southern Africa. Proceedings of the Nevada Symposium USA.
  • Märker, M., Dlamini, D., Matondo, J., Rodolfi, G. & Schulze, R.E. (2001): Soil erosion modelling in the Mbuluzi River catchment (Swaziland, South Africa). Part II: Sediment yield analyses. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 24, 189-198.
  • Sidorchuk, A., Märker, M., Moretti, M. & Rodolfi, G. (2001): Soil erosion modelling in the Mbuluzi River catchment (Swaziland, South Africa). Part I: Modelling the dynamic evolution of gullies. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 24, 177-187.
  • Märker, M., Moretti, S. & Rodolfi, G. (2001): Assessment of water erosion processes and dynamics in semiarid regions of southern Africa (KwaZulu/Natal RSA; Swaziland) using the Erosions Response Units Concept. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 24, 71-83.
  • Flügel, W.-A., Märker, M., Moretti, S. & Rodolfi, G. (2000): Delineation of Erosion Response Units (ERU) by remote sensing and GIS analyses and their application in regionalisation of erosion process dynamics. Proceedings of EARSEL-Workshop: Remote sensing in developing countries. 13.-15.09.2000, Gent.
  • Märker, M., Moretti, S., Rodolfi, G. & C. Zanchi, C. (1999): Map of active soil erosion landforms in the upper Mkomazi catchment (KwaZulu/ Natal, South Africa). INQUA XV International Congress, 3.-11.08.1999. Durban, South Africa. Book of Abstracts, S.88-115.
  • Flügel, W.-A., Märker, M., Moretti, S., Rodolfi, G. & Staudenrausch, H. (1999): Soil erosion hazard assessment in the Mkomazi river catchment (KwaZulu/ Natal - South Africa) by using aerial photo interpretation. Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie Teil I. Heft 5/6, 641-653, Stuttgart.
  • Märker, M., Flügel, W.-A. & Rodolfi, G. (1999): Das Konzept der "Erosions Response Units" (ERU) und seine Anwendung am Beispiel des semiariden Mkomazi-Einzugsgebietes in der Provinz Kwazulu/Natal, Südafrika. Tübinger Geowissenschaftliche Studien, Reihe D: Geoökologie und Quartärforschung. Angewandte Studien zu Massenverlagerungen, 231-241.

Teaching Activities

Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities/ University of Tübingen, Institute for Geography

  • Seminar in GIS & Remote Sensing Applications in Geo-archaeology 2012
  • Applied University Rottenburg: GIS in Hydrology 06.2011
  • Seminar with field stage in Natural Hazards Assessment 11/2010
  • Lectures in Hydrology 2008/2009/ 2013
  • Seminar:  Digital Elevation Models 2008/2009
  • Seminar: Erosion process modelling 2008
  • Physiographic Field stage in the Mugello Valley, Italy 2008/9/12/13
  • Fieldschool Tanzania: Geomorphology, Soil Science, Geodesy, Geophysics, 2008/9
  • See: http://www.roceeh.net

Departmant of Earth Sciences (DST) University of Florence, Italy

  • Lectures in Physical Geography 2005/6; 2006/7; 2009/10; 2011/12
  • Lectures in Soil landscape systems 2006/7 2007/8;  2008/9; 2012/13
  • Lectures in Natural Hazard Assessment using GIS (Istituto Agronomico del Oltremare) 2006/7; 2007/8; 2008/9; 2009/10; 2010/11; 2011/12
  • Lectures and training in Soil Processes and modelling 2005/6; 2006/7; 2007/8; 2011/12
  • Seminar: Stereo photo interpretation and Remote sensing methodologies 2007/8; 2008/9; 21012/13
  • Seminar: Geographic Information Systems 2007/8 2008/9
  • Seminar: Geomorphology 2005/6; 2006/7; 2009/10
  • Practical Training: Soil hydrology and Micro-climatology 2008
  • See: www.dst.unifi.it

Institute for Geoecology University of Potsdam, Germany

  • Lectures in Physical Geography: Geology 2007/08
  • Lectures in Physical Geography: Soil, Science 2004; 2005; 2006
  • Lectures in Physical Geography: Geomorphology 2004/5; 2005/6; 2006/7; 2007/8.
  • Seminars in Soil Science 2005/6
  • Seminars in Geomorphology 2004/5; 2006/7
  • Special seminars: in Geomorphologic modelling 2005; 2006
  • Special seminars: Transport processes in soil landscapes 2004; 2005; 2006
  • Special seminars: Digital Elevation Models 2004/5; 2005/6; 2006/7
  • Special seminars: Non invasive methods in soil hydrology 2006/7
  • Special seminars: Remote sensing in Soil science 2006/7
  • Laboratory practices: soil physics 2004; 2005; 2006;2007
  • Laboratory methodologies 2004; 2005; 2006;2007

Practical training, field stages and Excursions

  • Interdisciplinary fieldscool Kamtschatka 06/2014
  • Interdisciplinary project: Landscape Evolution in Mugello Valley, Italy 10/2012; 10/2013; 10/2014
  • Excursion Basilicata, Italy, 12 days 2007
  • Excursion Toscana, Italy, 12 days 2006
  • Landscape assessment practical course, Ticino, Switzerland 10 days 2004/5; 2005/6
  • Interdisciplinary student project: "Döberitzer Heide", Germany 2005/6; 2006; 2007/08
  • Interdisciplinary student project: “Badlands in Basilicata, Italy “2006/7; 2007