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Duccio Rocchini

ducciorocchini[at], duccio.rocchini[at]

I am a permanent researcher in the Markus Neteler's GIS & RS group.

I am devoted to all aspects of Geographical Modelling and Spatial Ecology.

Here is our philosophy:

Rocchini, D., Neteler, M. (2012). Let the four freedoms paradigm apply to ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27: 310–311. (IF: 15.353) [PDF| Full text]

My main research interests:

  • Ecological Informatics
  • Ecological heterogeneity and biodiversity estimate by satellite imagery
  • Free and Open Source Software for spatial ecology
  • Statistical analysis of spatial and ecological data
  • Herewith find my complete CV.

 Main ongoing projects:

 Editorial Activity

I am currently Editor of the following journals

  • Senior Editor. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, Wiley
  • Academic Editor, PLOS ONE [IF: 3.534]
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Vegetation Science, Wiley [IF: 3.372]
  • Associate Editor, Applied Vegetation Science, Wiley [IF: 2.416]
  • International Editorial Advisory Board Member, Progress in Physical Geography, SAGE [IF: 3.885]
  • International Editorial Advisory Board Member, Remote Sensing, MDPI [IF: 2.632]
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Ecological Status and Change”, Remote Sensing, MDPI [IF: 2.632]
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Geospatial Monitoring and Modelling of Environmental Change", ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, official open access journal of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

and Referee of:

Global Ecology and Biogeograghy, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Conservation Biology, Ecography, Journal of Biogeography, Diversity and Distribution, Remote Sensing of Environment, Environmental Modelling and Software, Environmental Pollution, Ecosystems, Ecography, Landscape Ecology, Biogeosciences, Biological Conservation, Journal of Vegetation Science, Landscape and Urban Planning, Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecological Modelling, Acta Oecologica, Plant Ecology, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Journal of Environmental Management, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing letters, Applied Vegetation Science, Ecological Informatics, Environmetrics, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Earth System Science, Community Ecology,
Plant Biosystems, Wetlands Ecology and Management,
Book reviewer, Isprs Highlights
Book reviewer, Ecoscience
Book reviewer, The Photogrammetric Record

My pubs:

See book chapters here:

Here is the list of peer-reviewed papers appeared in international journals

- in press -

  1. Rocchini, D., Andreo, V., Förster, M., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Gutierrez, A.P., Gillespie ,T.W., Hauffe, H.C., He, K.S., Kleinschmit, B., Mairota, P., Marcantonio, M., Metz, M., Nagendra, H., Pareeth, S., Ponti, L., Ricotta, C., Rizzoli, A., Schaab, G., Zebisch, M., Zorer, R., Neteler, M. (2015). Potential of remote sensing to predict species invasions - a modeling perspective. Progress in Physical Geography [IF: 3.885] [DOI | PDF]
  2. Pettorelli, N., Nagendra, H., Williams, R., Rocchini, D., Fleishman, E. (2015). A new platform to support research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. [PDF]
  3. Foggi, B., Lastrucci, L., Geri, F., Rocchini, D. (in press). Recent landscape changes on a small mediterranean island. Landscape Research.

- 2015 -

  1. Rocchini, D., Hernández Stefanoni, J.L., He, K.S: (2015). Advancing species diversity estimate by remotely sensed proxies: a conceptual review. Ecological Informatics, 25: 22-28. [IF: 1.980] [DOI | PDF | code]
  2. Marcantonio, M., Pareeth, S., Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Garzon-Lopez, C.X., Neteler, M. (2015).
    The integration of Artificial Night-Time Lights in landscape ecology: a remote sensing approach.
    Ecological Complexity, 22: 109-120. [IF: 2.000] [DOI | PDF]
  3. Barelli, C., Mundry, R., Araldi, A., Hodges, K., Rocchini, D., Rovero, F. (2015). Modelling primate abundance in complex landscapes: a case study from the Udzungwa mountains of Tanzania. International Journal of Primatology, 36: 209-226. [IF: 1.994] [DOI | PDF]
  4. Amici, V., Rocchini, D., Filibeck, G., Bacaro, G., Santi, E., Geri, F., Landi, S., Scoppola, A., Chiarucci, A. (2015).  Landscape structure effects on forest plant diversity: exploring the role of spatial extent. Ecological Complexity, 21: 44-52. [IF: 2.000] [DOI | PDF]


- 2014 -

  1. Wegmann, M., Santini, L., Leutner, B., Safi, K., Rocchini, D., Bevanda, M., Latifi, H., Dech, S., Rondinini, C. (2014). Role of African protected areas in maintaining connectivity for large mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 369: 20130193. [DOI | PDF] [IF: 6.314]
  2. Rocchini, D. (2014) Fuzzy species distribution models: a way to represent plant communities spatially. Journal of Vegetation Science: 25: 317-318. [DOI | PDF] [IF: 3.372]
  3. Ferretti, M., Bussotti, F., Cristofolini, F., Cristofori, A., Gottardini, E., Rocchini, D., Finco, A.,
    Marzuoli, R., Gerosa, G. (2014). Some remarks on “New functions for estimating AOT40
    from ozone passive sampling” by De Marco et al. (2014) Atmospheric Environment, 98: 707-710. [IF: 3.062]
  4. Marcantonio, M., Rocchini, D., Ottaviani, G. (2014). Impact of alien species on dune systems: a multifaceted approach. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23: 2645-2668. [DOI | PDF] [IF: 2.065]
  5. Metz, M., Rocchini, D., Neteler, M. (2014). Surface temperatures at the continental scale: tracking changes with remote sensing at unprecedented detail. Remote Sensing, 6(5): 3822-3840.[DOI | HTML | PDF] [IF: 2.623] - Data download:
  6. Amici, V., Geri, F., Bonini, I., Rocchini, D. (2014). Ecological niche modelling with herbarium data:a framework to improve NATURA 2000 habitat monitoring. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 12: 645-659. [PDF] [IF: 0.456]
  7. Rocchini, D., Dadalt, L., Delucchi, L., Neteler, M., Palmer, M.W. (2014). Disentangling the role of remotely sensed spectral heterogeneity as a proxy for North American plant species richness. Community Ecology, 15: 27-43. [DOI | PDF] [IF:1.200]
  8. Rocchini, D. Introduction to the Special Issue: Geospatial Monitoring and Modelling of Environmental Change. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 3: 206-208.
  9. Andreo, V., Neteler, M., Rocchini, D., Provensal, C., Levis, S., Porcasi, X., Rizzoli, A., Lanfri, M., Scavuzzo, M., Pini, N., Enria, D., Polop, J (2014). Estimating Hantavirus risk in southern Argentina: A GIS-based approach combining host and human cases distribution. Viruses, 6: 201-222. [DOI | PDF] [IF: 3.279]


 - 2013 -

  1. Neteler, M., Metz, M., Rocchini, D., Rizzoli, A., Flacio, E., Engeler, L., Guidi, V., Lüthy, P., Tonolla, M. (2013): Is Switzerland suitable for the invasion of Aedes albopictus? PLoS ONE 8: e82090. [DOI | PDF] [IF: 3.534]
  2. Rocchini, D., Delucchi, L., Bacaro, G., Cavallini, P., Feilhauer, H., Foody, G.M., He, K.S., Nagendra, H., Porta, C., Ricotta, C., Schmidtlein, S., Spano, L.D., Wegmann, M., Neteler, M. (2013). Calculating landscape diversity with information-theory based indices: A GRASS GIS solution. Ecological Informatics, 17: 82-93. [DOI | PDF] [IF: 1.980]
  3. Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Ricotta, C., Landa, M., Frigeri, A., Neteler, M. (2013). Fourier transforms for detecting multitemporal landscape fragmentation by remote sensing. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34: 8907-8916. [IF: 1.359] [DOI | PDF]
  4. Rocchini, D., Foody, G.M., Nagendra, H., Ricotta, C., Anand, M., He, K.S., Amici, V., Kleinschmit, B., Förster, M., Schmidtlein, S., Feilhauer, H., Ghisla, A., Metz, M., Neteler, M. (2013). Uncertainty in ecosystem mapping by remote sensing. Computers and Geosciences, 50: 128-135. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.562) - 2nd top dowloaded manuscript from January to March 2013
  5. Marcantonio, M., Rocchini, D., Geri, F., Bacaro, G., Amici, V. (2013). Biodiversity, roads, & landscape fragmentation: two Mediterranean cases. Applied Geography, 42: 63-72. (IF: 2.650) [DOI | PDF]
  6. Feilhauer, H., Thonfeld, F., Faude, U., He, K.S., Rocchini, D., Schmidtlein, S. (2013). Assessing floristic composition with multispectral sensors - a comparison based on monotemporal and multiseasonal field spectra. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 21: 218-229. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.539)
  7. Rocchini, D. (2013). Seeing the unseen by remote sensing: satellite imagery applied to species distribution modelling. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24:209-210. 4. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.372)
  8. Mazor, T., Kark, S., Possingham, H.P., Rocchini, D., Levy, Y., Richardson, A.J., Levin, N. (2013). Can satellite-based night lights be used for conservation? The case of nesting sea turtles in the Mediterranean. Biological Conservation, 159: 63-72. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 4.036)
  9. Zorer, R., Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Delucchi, L., Zottele, F., Meggio, F., Neteler, M. (2013). Daily MODIS Land Surface Temperature Data for the Analysis of the Heat Requirements of Grapevine Varieties. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51:2128–2135. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.933)


- 2012 -

  1. Rocchini, D., Neteler, M. (2012). Let the four freedoms paradigm apply to ecology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27: 310-311. 8. [DOI | PDF | Full text] (IF: 15.353)
  2. Mosca, E., Eckert, A.J., Di Pierro, E.A., Rocchini, D., La Porta, N., Belletti, P., Neale, D.B. (2012). The geographical and environmental determinants of genetic diversity for four alpine conifers of the European Alps. Molecular Ecology, 21: 5530-5545. 10. [PDF] (IF: 5.840)
  3. Gairola, S., Proches, S., Rocchini, D. (2012). High resolution satellite remote sensing: a new frontier for biodiversity exploration in Indian Himalayan forests. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34: 2006-2022.  [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.359)
  4. Feilhauer, H., He, K.S., Rocchini, D. (2012). Modeling species distribution using niche-based proxies derived from composite bioclimatic variables and MODIS NDVI. Remote Sensing, 4: 2057-2075. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.539)
  5. Bacaro, G., Rocchini, D., Ghisla, A., Marcantonio, M., Neteler, M., Chiarucci, A. (2012). The spatial domain matters: spatially constrained species rarefaction in a Free and Open Source environment. Ecological Complexity, 12: 63-69. 9. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.000)
  6. Imre, A.R., Novotný, J., Rocchini, D. (2012). The Korcak-exponent: a non-fractal descriptor for landscape patchiness. Ecological Complexity, 12: 70-74. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.000)
  7. Vernesi, C., Rocchini, D., Pecchioli, E., Neteler, M., Vendramin, G.G., Paffetti, D. (2012). A landscape genetics approach reveals ecological-based differentiation in populations of holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) at the northern limit of its range. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 107(2): 458-467 [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.535)
  8. Hernández-Stefanoni, J.L., Gallardo-Cruz, J.A., Meave, J.A., Rocchini, D., Bello-Pineda, J., López-Martínez, J.O. (2012). Modeling α- and β-diversity in a tropical forest from remotely sensed and spatial data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 19: 359-368. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.539)
  9. Amici, V., Rocchini, D., Geri, F., Bacaro, G., Marcantonio, M., Chiarucci, A. (2012). Effects of an afforestation process on plant species richness: a retrogressive analysis. Ecological Complexity, 9: 55-62. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.000)
  10. Cateni, C., Rocchini, D. (2012). Teaching Mathematics creatively, Book Review. European Journal of Teacher Education, 35: 129-131. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 0.804)
  11. Bacaro, G., Rocchini, D., Duprè, C., Diekmann, M., Carnesecchi, F., Gori, V., Chiarucci, A. (2012). Absence of distance decay in plot species similarity at small extent in an urban brownfield. Community Ecology. 13: 36-44. [PDF] (IF: 1.200)
  12. Rocchini, D., Metz, M., Frigeri, A., Delucchi, L., Marcantonio, M., Neteler, M. (2012). Robust rectification of aerial photographs in an Open Source space. Computers & Geosciences, 39: 145-151. [DOI | PDF] In Top25 CompGeo on ScienceDirect (IF: 1.834)
  13. Rocchini, D., Neteler, M. (2012). Spectral rank-abundance for measuring landscape diversity. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33: 4458–4470. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.359)

- 2011 -

  1. Neteler, M., Rocchini, D. (2011). Why Geomatics matter. Geography and You, September-October issue, p. 28-29. [PDF]
  2. Pelorosso, R., Della Chiesa, S., Tappeiner, U., Leone, A., Rocchini, D. (2011). Stability analysis for defining management strategies in abandoned mountain landscapes of the Mediterranean basin. Landscape and Urban Planning, 130: 335-346. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.606)
  3. Neteler, M., Roiz, D., Rocchini, D., Castellani, C., & Rizzoli, A. (2011). Terra and Aqua satellites track tiger mosquito invasion: modelling the potential distribution of Aedes albopictus in north-eastern Italy. International Journal of Health Geographics, 10:49. [ Abstract | DOI | PDF ] (IF: 1.967)
  4. Bacaro, G., Santi. E., Rocchini, D., Pezzo, F., Puglisi, L., Chiarucci, A. (2011). Geostatistical modelling of regional bird species richness : exploring  environmental proxies for conservation purpose. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20: 1677-1694. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.065)
  5. Maccherini, S., Marignani, M., Gioria, M., Renzi, M., Rocchini, D., Santi, E., Torri, D., Tundo, J., Honnay, O. (2011). Determinants of plant community composition of remnant biancane badlands: a hierarchical approach to quantify species-environment relationships. Applied Vegetation Science, 14: 378-387.[DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.416)
  6. He, K.S., Rocchini, D., Neteler, M., Nagendra, H. (2011). Benefits of hyperspectral remote sensing for tracking plant invasions. Diversity and Distributions, 17: 381-392. [DOI | PDF] - AMONG THE TOP 7 READ PAPERS FROM JAN TO AUG 2011 (IF: 5.469)
  7. Geri, F., Amici, V., Rocchini, D. (2011). Spatially-based accuracy assessment of forestation prediction in a complex Mediterranean landscape. Applied Geography, 31: 881-890. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.650)
  8. Imre, A.R., Cseh, D., Neteler, M., Rocchini, D. (2011). Korcak dimension as a novel indicator of landscape fragmentation and re-forestation. Ecological Indicators, 11: 1134-1138. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.230)
  9. Rocchini, D., McGlinn, D., Ricotta, C., Neteler, M., Wohlgemuth, T. (2011). Landscape complexity and spatial scale influence the relationship between remotely sensed spectral diversity and survey based plant species richness. Journal of Vegetation Science. 22(4): 688-698. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.372)
  10. Rocchini, D., Hortal, J., Lengyel, S., Lobo, J.M., Jiménez-Valverde, A., Ricotta, C., Bacaro, G., Chiarucci, A. (2011). Accounting for uncertainty when mapping species distributions: the need for maps of ignorance. Progress in Physical Geography, 35: 211-226. [PDF] (IF: 3.885)

- 2010 -

  1. Rocchini, D. (2010). Ecological status and change by remote sensing - Editorial. Remote Sensing, 2: 2424-2425. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.623)
  2. Amici, V., Geri, F., Csontos, P., Neteler, M:, Rocchini, D. (2010). Fuzzy and boolean forest membership: on the actual separability of land cover classes. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 8: 39-50. [PDF] (IF: 0.456)
  3. Rocchini, D., Balkenhol, N., Carter, G.A., Foody, G.M., Gillespie, T.W., He, K.S., Kark, S., Levin, N., Lucas, K., Luoto, M., Nagendra, H., Oldeland, J., Ricotta, C., Southworth, J., Neteler, M. (2010). Remotely sensed spectral heterogeneity as a proxy of species diversity: recent advances and open challenges. Ecological Informatics, 5: 318-329. [DOI | PDF] In Top25 EcoInf of ScienceDirect ([IF: 1.980)
  4. Ricotta, C., Godefroid, S., Rocchini, D. (2010). Invasiveness of Brussels alien plants is related to their phylogenetic similarity to native species.  Diversity and Distributions, 16: 655-662. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 5.469)
  5. Nagendra, H., Rocchini, D., Ghate, R. (2010). Beyond parks as monoliths: Spatially differentiating park-people relationships in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in India. Biological Conservation, 143: 2900-2908. 5. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 4.036)
  6. Rocchini, D. (2010). Mathematical Ecology of Populations and Ecosystems by J. Pastor. Book Review. Ecoscience, 17: 226-227. [PDF] (IF: 1.013)
  7. Nagendra, H., Rocchini, D., Ghate, R., Sharma, B., Pareeth, S. (2010). Assessing plant diversity in a dry tropical forest: comparing the utility of Landsat and IKONOS satellite images. Remote Sensing, 2: 478-496. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.623)
  8. Rocchini, D., He, K.S., Oldeland, J., Wesuls, D., Neteler, M. (2010). Spectral variation versus species beta-diversity at different spatial scales: a test in African highland savannas. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12: 825-831. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.109)
  9. Rocchini, D., Vannini, A. (2010). What is up? Testing spectral heterogeneity vs. NDVI relationship by quantile regression. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31: 2745–2756. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.138)
  10. Geri, F., Rocchini, D., Chiarucci, A. (2010). Landscape metrics and topographical determinants of large-scale forest dynamics in a Mediterranean landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning, 95: 46-53. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.606)
  11. Geri, F., Amici, V., Rocchini, D. (2010). Human activity impact on the heterogeneity of a Mediterranean landscape. Applied Geography, 30: 370–379. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.656)
  12. Rocchini, D. (2010). While Boolean sets non-gently rip: a theoretical framework on fuzzy sets for mapping landscape patterns. Ecological Complexity, 7:125-129. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.000)
  13. Oldeland, J., Wesuls, D., Rocchini, D., Schmidt, M., Norbert, J. (2010). Does using species abundance data improve estimates of species diversity from remotely sensed spectral heterogeneity? Ecological Indicators, 10: 390-396.. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.230)
  14. Santi, E., Maccherini, S., Rocchini, D., Bonini, I., Brunialti, G., Favilli, L., Perini, C., Pezzo, F., Piazzini, S., Rota, E., Salerni, E., Chiarucci, A. (2010). Simple to sample: vascular plants as surrogate group in a nature reserve. Journal for Nature Conservation, 18: 2-11. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.833)
  15. Ricotta, C., Godefroid, S., Rocchini, D. (2010). Patterns of native and exotic species richness in the urban flora of Brussels: rejecting the “rich get richer” model. Biological Invasions, 12: 33-40. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.716)


- 2009 -

  1. Rocchini, D., He, K.S., Zhang, J. (2009). Is spectral distance a proxy of beta diversity at different taxonomic ranks? A test using quantile regression. Ecological Informatics, 4: 254-259. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.980)
  2. Chiarucci, A., Bacaro, G., Rocchini, D., Ricotta, C., Palmer, M.W., Scheiner, S.M. (2009). Spatially Constrained Rarefaction: incorporating the autocorrelated structure of biological communities in sample-based rarefaction. Community Ecology, 10: 209-214. [PDF] (IF: 1.200)
  3. Rocchini, D. (2009). Commentary on Krishnaswamy et al. - Quantifying and mapping biodiversity and ecosystem services: Utility of a multi-season NDVI based Mahalanobis distance surrogate. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113: 904-906. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 4.769)
  4. Rocchini, D., Nagendra, H., Ghate, R., Cade, B.S. (2009). Spectral distance decay: assessing species beta-diversity by quantile regression. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 75: 1225–1230. [PDF] (IF: 2.071)
  5. Imre, A., Rocchini, D. (2009). Explicitly accounting for pixel dimension in calculating classical and fractal landscape shape metrics. Acta Biotheoretica, 57: 349-360. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 0.950)
  6. Rocchini, D. (2009). Algorithmic foundation of spectral rarefaction for measuring satellite imagery heterogeneity at multiple spatial scales. Sensors, 9: 303-310. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.953)
  7. Rocchini, D., Ricotta, C., Chiarucci, A., De Dominicis, V., Cirillo, I., Maccherini, S. (2009). Relating spectral and species diversity through rarefaction curves. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 30, 2705-2711. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.359)
  8. Rocchini, D., Marignani, M., Bacaro, G., Chiarucci, A., Ferretti, M., De Dominicis, V., Maccherini, S. (2009). Multi-scale sampling and statistical linear estimators to assess land use status and change. Applied Vegetation Science, 12: 225-236. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.416)


- 2008 -

  1. Nagendra, H., Rocchini, D. (2008). Satellite imagery applied to biodiversity study in the tropics: the devil is in the detail. Biodiversity and Conservation, 17: 3431-3442. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.065)
  2. Rocchini, D., Wohlgemuth, T., Ghisleni, S., Chiarucci, A. (2008). Spectral rarefaction: linking ecological variability and plant species diversity. Community Ecology, 9: 169-176. [DOI | (IF: 1.200)
  3. Chiarucci, A., Bacaro, G., Vannini, A., Rocchini, D. (2008). Species diversity indicators in the Natura2000 network. Community Ecology, 9: 185-192. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.200)
  4. Chiarucci, A., Bacaro, G., Rocchini, D. (2008). Quantifying plant species diversity in a Natura 2000 Network: old ideas and new proposals. Biological Conservation, 141: 2608-2618. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 4.036)
  5. Chiarucci, A., Bacaro, G., Rocchini, D., Fattorini, L. (2008). Discovering and … rediscovering the rarefaction formula in ecological literature. Community Ecology, 9: 121-123. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.200)
  6. Rocchini, D., Cade, B.S. (2008). Quantile regression applied to spectral distance decay. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 5: 640-643. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.809)
  7. Gillespie, T.W., Foody, G.M., Rocchini, D., Giorgi, A.P., Saatchi, S. (2008). Measuring and modeling biodiversity from space. Progress in Physical Geography, 32: 203-221. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.885)
  8. Bacaro, G., Rocchini, D., Bonini, I., Marignani, M., Maccherini, S., Chiarucci, A. (2008). Ecological determinants of plant species richness at local scale in Mediterranean forests. Plant Biosystems, 142: 630-642. [DOI | PDF]
  9. Rocchini, D. (2008). Theory of reflectance and emittance spectroscopy, by B. Hapke, Book Review. The Photogrammetric Record, 23: 241. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.377)
  10. Marignani, M., Maccherini, S., Rocchini, D., Chiarucci, A., Torri, D. (2008). Planning restoration in a cultural landscape in Italy using object –based approach and historical analysis. Landscape and Urban Planning, 84: 28-37. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.606)


- 2007 -

  1. Csontos, P., Rocchini, D., Bacaro, G. (2007). Modelling factors affecting litter mass components of pine stands. Community Ecology, 8: 247-256. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.200)
  2. Rocchini, D. (2007). Effects of spatial and spectral resolution in estimating ecosystem a-diversity by satellite imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment, 111: 423-434. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 4.769)
  3. Rocchini, D., Ricotta, C., Chiarucci, A. (2007). Using remote sensing to assess plant species richness: the role of multispectral systems. Applied Vegetation Science, 10: 325-332. [PDF] (IF: 2.416)
  4. Baffetta, F., Bacaro, G., Fattorini, L., Rocchini, D., Chiarucci, A. (2007). Using nested plot design to obtain unbiased estimates of species richness. Community Ecology, 8: 119-127. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.200)
  5. Rocchini, D., Ricotta, C. (2007). Are landscapes as crisp as we may think? Ecological Modelling, 204: 535-539. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.326)
  6. Rocchini, D. (2007). Distance decay in spectral space in analysing ecosystem b-diversity. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 28: 2635-2644. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.359)
  7. Gerosa, G., Ferretti, M., Bussotti, F., Rocchini, D. (2007). An empirical method to estimate ozone AOT40 from passive sampling in forest sites in South-Western Europe. Environmental Pollution, 145: 629-635. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 3.902)


- 2006 -

  1. Rocchini, D., Perry, G.L.W., Salerno, M., Maccherini, S., Chiarucci, A. (2006). Landscape change and the dynamics of open formations in a natural reserve. Landscape and Urban Planning, 77: 167-177. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.606)
  2. Rocchini, D. (2006). GI pioneers come back again. Book review of Longley et al. (2005), Geographic Information Systems and Science, 2nd edition. ISPRS Highlights, 11: 73-74. [DOI | PDF]
  3. Rocchini, D., Cateni, C. (2006). On the measure of spatial centroid in Geography. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 5: 729-731. [PDF]


- 2005 -

  1. Rocchini, D., Andreini Butini, S., Chiarucci, A. (2005). Maximizing plant species inventory efficiency by means of remotely sensed spectral distances. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 14: 431-437. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 7.242)
  2. Rocchini, D., Di Rita, A. (2005). Relief effects on aerial photos geometric correction. Applied Geography, 25: 159-168. TOP 25 DOWNLOADED ARTICLES FROM October 2005 to July 2006. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 2.65)
  3. Rocchini, D. (2005). Resolution problems in calculating landscape metrics. Journal of Spatial Science, 50: 25-36. [PDF] (IF: 0.412)
  4. Rocchini, D. (2005). RS as Rubbish Sensing? A reply from a landscape ecologist. The Photogrammetric Record, 20: 404-406. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.377)


- 2004 -

  1. Rocchini, D., Chiarucci, A., Loiselle, S.A. (2004). Testing the Spectral Variation Hypothesis by using satellite multispectral images. Acta Oecologica, 26: 117-120. TOP 25 DOWNLOADED ARTICLES FROM October 2004 to June 2005. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.841)
  2. Rocchini, D. (2004). Misleading information from direct interpretation of geometrically incorrect aerial photographs. The Photogrammetric Record, 19: 138-148. [DOI | PDF] (IF: 1.377)


- 2003 -

1. Salerni E., Perini C., Rocchini D., Laganà A., De Dominicis V. (2003). The Italian check-list of macrofungi: distribution of selected target species in Siena province, Italy. Mycotaxon, 86: 123-147. (IF: 0.643)

- 2001 -

1. Chiarucci, A., Rocchini, D., Leonzio, C., De Dominicis, V. (2001). A test of vegetation-environment relationship in serpentine soils of Tuscany, Italy. Ecological Research 16. 627-639. (IF: 1.513)

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