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Journal Articles

  • Feizizadeh, B., Kienberger, S., 2017. Spatially explicit sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for multicriteria-based vulnerability assessment. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management.
  • Kienberger, S., Spiekermann, R., Tiede, D., Zeiler, I., Bussink, C., 2016. Spatial risk assessment of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan: integrating environmental and socio-economic drivers. International Journal of Digital Earth, 1- 18,
  • Cabrera-Barona, P., Blaschke, T., Kienberger, S., 2016. Explaining Accessibility and Satisfaction Related to Healthcare: A Mixed-Methods Approach. Social Indicators Research: 1- 12,
  • Bizimana, J.P., Kienberger, S., Hagenlocher, M., Twarabamenye, E., 2016. Modelling homogeneous regions of social vulnerability to malaria in Rwanda. Geospatial Health 11(s1):404,
  • Taylor, D., Hagenlocher, M., Jones, A.E., Kienberger, S., Leedale, J., Morse, A.P., 2016. Environmental change and Rift Valley fever in eastern Africa: projecting beyond HEALTHY FUTURES. Geospatial Health 11(s1):387,
  • Taylor, D., Kienberger, S., Malone, J.B., Tompkins, A.M., 2016. Health, Environmental Change and Adaptive Capacity; Mapping, Examining and Anticipating Future Risks of Water-Related Vector-Borne Diseases in Eastern Africa. Geospatial Health 11(s1):464,
  • Hagenlocher, M., Hölbling, D., Kienberger, S., Vanhuysse, S., Zeil, P., 2015. Spatial assessment of social vulnerability in the context of landmines and explosive remnants of war in Battambang province, Cambodia. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Spiekermann, R., Kienberger, S., Norton, J., Briones, F., Weichselgartner, J., 2015. The Disaster-Knowledge Matrix – Reframing and evaluating the knowledge challenges in disaster risk reduction. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 13: 96-108,
  • Cabrera-Barona, P., Murphy, T., Kienberger, S., Blaschke, T., 2015. A multi-criteria spatial deprivation index to support health inequality analyses. International Journal of Health Geographics, 14(11),
  • Breinl, K., Strasser, U., Bates, P., Kienberger, S., 2015. A joint modelling framework for daily extremes of river discharge and precipitation in urban areas. Journal of Flood Risk Management, online,
  • Kienberger, S., Hagenlocher, M., 2014. Spatial-explicit modeling of social vulnerability to malaria in East Africa. International Journal of Health Geographics, 13(29),
  • Lang, S., Kienberger, , Tiede, D., Hagenlocher, M., Pernkopf, L., 2014. Geons – domain-specific regionalization of space. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 41 (3): 214-226.
  • Contreras, D., Blaschke, T., Kienberger, S., Zeil, P, 2014. Myths and realities about the recovery of L’Aquila after the earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 8: 125-142.
  • Hagenlocher, M., Lang, S., Hölbling, D., Tiede, D., Kienberger, S., 2014. Modeling Hotspots of Climate Change in the Sahel Using Object-Based Regionalization of Multidimensional Gridded Datasets. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS), 7 (1): 229-234.
  • Birkmann, J., Cutter, S., Rothman, D.S., Welle, T., Garschagen, M., van Ruijven, B., O’Neill, B., Preston, B., Kienberger, S., Cardona, O.D., Siagian, T., Hidayati, D., Setiadi, N., Binder, C, Hughes, B., Pulwarty, R., 2013. Scenarios for Vulnerability: Opportunities and constraints in the context of climate change and disaster risk. Climatic Change
  • Kienberger, S., Blaschke, T., Zaidi. Z., 2013. A framework for spatio-temporal scales and concepts from different disciplines: the ‘vulnerability cube’. Natural Hazards 68(3), 1343-1369
  • Hagenlocher, M., Delmelle, E., Casas, I., Kienberger, S., 2013. Assessing socioeconomic vulnerability to dengue fever in Cali, Colombia: statistical vs expert-based modeling. International Journal of Health Geographics, 12(36).
  • Wagner, W., Hahn, S., Kidd, R., Melzer, T., Bartalis, Z., Hasenauer, S., Figa-Saldaña, J. de Rosnay, P., Jann, A., Schneider, S., Komma, J., Kubu, G., Brugger, K., Aubrecht, C., Züger, J., Gangkofner, U., Kienberger, S., Brcca, L., Wang, Y., Blöschl, G., Eitzinger, J., Steinnocher, K., Zeil, P., Rubel, F., 2013. The ASCAT Soil Moisture Product: A Review of its Specifications, Validation Results, and Emerging Applications. Meteorologische Zeitschrift 22 (1), 5–33 10.1127/0941-2948/2013/0399
  • Birkmann, J., Cardona, O. A., Carreño, L., Barbat, A., Pelling, M., Schneiderbauer, S., Kienberger, S., Keiler, M., Zeil, P., Welle, T., 2013. Framing vulnerability, risk and societal responses: the MOVE framework. Natural Hazards 67 (2), 193-211.
  • Blaschke, T., Donert, K., Gossette, F., Kienberger, S., Marani, M., Qureshi, S., Tiede, D., 2012. Virtual Globes: Serving Science and Society. Information 3(3), 372-390.
  • Watson, S., Petterson, M., Lang, S., Kienberger, S., Hagenlocher, M., Rudge, J., Coker, R., 2012. Trans-disciplinary research to improve health systems’ disaster readiness and response. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2012, 90, 558-558A.


Edited Books

  • Birkmann, J., Kienberger, S., Alexander, D., 2014. Assessment of Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: A European Perspective. Elsevier, USA. p. 235
  • Zeil, P., Kienberger, S. (eds.), 2009. Geoinformation for Development – Bridging the divide through partnerships. University Science Press, India, p. 232
  • Zeil, P., Kienberger, S. (eds.), 2007. Geoinformation for Development – Bridging the divide through partnerships. Wichmann – Heidelberg. p. 232


Other relevant publications

  • Kienberger, S., Morper-Busch, L., Hagenlocher, M., Morse, A.P., Tompkins, A. and Taylor, D., 2016. HEALTHY FUTURES ATLAS: a publically available resource for evaluating climate change impacts on burden of water-related, vector borne diseases in eastern Africa.  In: J.Shumake-Guillemot and L.Fernandez-Montoya (Eds) Climate Services for Health: Improving public health decision-making in a new climate. WHO/WMO special publication, Geneva, Switzerland, pp 142-146
  • Kienberger, S., Borderon, M., Bollin, C, Jell, B., 2016. Climate change vulnerability assessment in Mauritania: reflections on data quality, spatial scales, aggregation and visualizations. In: GI_Forum 2016, Volume 1,
  • Kienberger, S., Hutton, C.W., Johnson, F.A., 2015. Vulnerability Assessment and Scenarios. In: Sharma, N., Flügel, W.-A. (eds.): Applied Geoinformatics for Sustainable Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM) in the Brahmaputra River basin. Springer, 53-60
  • Kienberger, S., Contreras, D., Zeil, P., 2014. Spatial and Holistic Assessment of social, economic and environmental vulnerability to floods – lessons from the Salzach River Basin, Austria. In: Birkmann, J., Kienberger, S., Alexander, D. (eds.): Vulnerability to Natural Hazards – A European Perspective. Elsevier, USA,53-74
  • Bednar-Friedl, B., Radunsky, K., Balas, M., Baumann, M., Buchner, B., Gaube, V., Haas, W, Kienberger, S., König, M., Köppl, A., Kranzl, L., Matzenberger, J., Mechler, R., Nakicenovic, N., Omann, I., Prutsch, A., Scharl, A., Steininger, K., Steurer, R., Türk, A., 2014. Emissionsminderung und Anpassung an den Klimawandel. In: Austrian Assessment Report 2014, 254 – 316
  • Fritzsche, K., Schneiderbauer, S., Bubeck, P., Kienberger, S., Buth, M., Zebisch, M., Kahlenborn, W., 2014. The Vulnerability Sourcebook: Concept and guidelines for standardised vulnerability assessments. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bonn und Eschborn, Germany, 180p. DOWNLOAD
  • Menoni, S., Modaressi, H., Schneiderbauer, S., Kienberger, S., Zeil, P., 2013. Risk Research: ENSUREing to MOVE ahead – A cooperative paper based on the results of the projects ENSURE and MOVE. European Commission, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, p. 40, doi 10.2777/2653 DOWNLOAD