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Duveiller, G., Hooker, J., & Cescatti, A. (2018). The mark of vegetation change on Earth’s surface energy balance. Nature communications, 9(1), 679.

Duveiller, G., Hooker, J., & Cescatti, A. (2018). A dataset mapping the potential biophysical effects of vegetation cover change. Scientific data, 5, 180014.

Li, W., MacBean, N., Ciais, P., Defourny, P., Lamarche, C., Bontemps, S., Houghton, R. A., and Peng, S.: Gross and net land cover changes in the main plant functional types derived from the annual ESA CCI land cover maps (1992–2015), Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 219-234,, 2018.


Axel Lauer, Veronika Eyring, Mattia Righi, Michael Buchwitz, Pierre Defourny, Martin Evaldsson, Pierre Friedlingstein, Richard de Jeu, Gerrit de Leeuw, Alexander Loew, Christopher J. Merchant, Benjamin Müller, Thomas Popp, Maximilian Reuter, Stein Sandven, Daniel Senftleben, Martin Stengel, Michel Van Roozendael, Sabrina Wenzel, Ulrika Willén, Benchmarking CMIP5 models with a subset of ESA CCI Phase 2 data using the ESMValTool, In Remote Sensing of Environment, 2017, , ISSN 0034-4257,

Lamarche, C.; Santoro, M.; Bontemps, S.; d’Andrimont, R.; Radoux, J.; Giustarini, L.; Brockmann, C.; Wevers, J.; Defourny, P.; Arino, O. Compilation and Validation of SAR and Optical Data Products for a Complete and Global Map of Inland/Ocean Water Tailored to the Climate Modeling Community. Remote Sens. 2017, 9, 36. 

A.J. Hartley, N. MacBean, G. Georgievski, S. Bontemps, Uncertainty in plant functional type distributions and its impact on land surface models, Remote Sensing of Environment, Available online 20 September 2017, ISSN 0034-4257, 


Harper, A. B., Cox, P. M., Friedlingstein, P., Wiltshire, A. J., Jones, C. D., Sitch, S., Mercado, L. M., Groenendijk, M., Robertson, E., Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Atkin, O. K., Bahn, M., Cornelissen, J., Niinemets, Ü., Onipchenko, V., Peñuelas, J., Poorter, L., Reich, P. B., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., and Bodegom, P. V.: Improved representation of plant functional types and physiology in the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES v4.2) using plant trait information, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2415-2440,, 2016.  

Herold, M.; See, L.; Tsendbazar, N.-E.; Fritz, S. Towards an Integrated Global Land Cover Monitoring and Mapping System. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 1036. Eberenz, J.; Verbesselt, J.; Herold, M.; Tsendbazar, N.-E.; Sabatino, G.; Rivolta, G. Evaluating the Potential of PROBA-V Satellite Image Time Series for Improving LC Classification in Semi-Arid African Landscapes. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 987. 


Poulter, B., MacBean, N., Hartley, A., Khlystova, I., Arino, O., Betts, R., Bontemps, S., Boettcher, M., Brockmann, C., Defourny, P., Hagemann, S., Herold, M., Kirches, G., Lamarche, C., Lederer, D., Ottlé, C., Peters, M., and Peylin, P.: Plant functional type classification for earth system models: results from the European Space Agency's Land Cover Climate Change Initiative, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2315-2328,, 2015.


Radoux, Julien ; Lamarche, Céline ; Van Bogaert, Eric ; Bontemps, Sophie ; Brockmann, Carsten ; et. al. Automated Training Sample Extraction for Global Land Cover Mapping. In: Remote Sensing, Vol. 6, no.5, p. 3965-3987 (2014)



Hollmann, R.; Merchant, C.; Saunders, R.; Buchwitz, M.; Cazenave, A.; Chuvieco, E.; Defourny, P.; de Leeuw, G.; Forsberg, R.; Holzer-Popp, T.; Paul, F.; Sandven, S.; Sathyendranath, S.; van Roozendael, M. and Wagner, M., The ESA Climate Change Initiative: satellite data records for essential climate variables, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Preliminary accepted version (DOI/

Gamba, P. and Lisini, G., 2013, Fast and efficient urban extent extraction using ASAR Wide Swath Mode data, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observation and Remote Sensing, 6 (5), 2184-2195 (DOI:10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2235410)

Ottle, C.; Lescure, J.; Maignan, F.; Poulter, B.; Wang, T. and Delbart, N., 2013, Use of various remote sensing land cover products for PFT mapping over Siberia. Earth System Science Data Discussions, 6, 255-296.

Santoro, M. and Wegmüller, U., 2013, Multi-temporal Synthetic Aperture Radar metrics applied to map open water bodies, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, submitted and in review after minor corrections


Bontemps, S.; Herold, M.; Kooistra, L.; van Groenestijn, A.; Hartley, A.; Arino, O.; Moreau, I. and Defourny, P., 2012, Revisiting land cover observation to address the needs of the climate modeling community, Biogeosciences, 9, 2145-2157


Poulter, B.; Ciais, P.; Hodson, E.; Lischke, H.; Maignan, F.; Plummer, S. and Zimmermann, N.E., 2011, Plant functional type mapping for Earth System Models. Geoscientific Model Development, 4, 1-18 (DOI:10.5194/gmd-4-1-2011)


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