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Journal Articles

  • Leis, J.-L., Kienberger, S., 2020. Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment of Floods in Austria: Mapping Homogenous Regions, Hotspots and Typologies. Sustainability, 12(16), 6458.,
  • Menk, L., Neuwirth, C.,  Kienberger, S., 2020. Mapping the Structure of Social Vulnerability Systems for Malaria in East Africa. Sustainability, 12(12), 5112.,
  • Gudiyangada Nachappa, T., Kienberger, S., Meena, S. R., Hölbling, D., Blaschke, T., 2020. Comparison and validation of per-pixel and object based approaches for landslide susceptibility mapping. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 11:1, 572-600, 
  • de Sherbinin, A., Bukvic, A., Rohat, G., Gall, M., McCusker, B., Preston, B., Apotsos, A., Fish, C., Kienberger, S., Muhonda, P., Wilhelmi, O., Macharia, D., Shubert, W., Sliuzas, R., Tomaszewski, B., Zhang, S., 2019. Climate vulnerability mapping: A systematic review and future prospects. WIREs Clim Change. 2019; 10:e600.,
  • 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, 
  • 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

  • van der Geest, K., de Sherbinin, A., Kienberger, S., Zommers, Z., Sitati, A., Roberts, E., James, R., 2019. The Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services and Resulting Losses and Damages to People and Society. In: Mechler R., Bouwer L., Schinko T., Surminski S., Linnerooth-Bayer J. (eds) Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance. Springer, Cham, 
  • Borderon, M., Kienberger, S., Kumar, S., Oliveau, S., Das, T.K., 2017. Beyond the Lack of Data: How to Generate Spatial Data on Displaced Populations Using Global Positioning System (GPS) Loggers – The Example of Populations Displaced due to Ganges Riverbank Erosion in Malda, West Bengal, India. GI_Forum 1:360–368. 
  • 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