Geoinformatik / GIS

Dr. Geraldine Quénéhervé

last edited: December 2018


now: Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy.

Department of Earth an Environmental Sciences

Scientific Interests


  • Geomorphic Processes and Modelling
  • Soil Erosion and Sediment Transport, Pedohydrology
  • Geophysical Techniques
  • Geoarchaeology and Landscape Reconstruction
  • GIS and WebGIS
  • Spatial Data Mining and GeoStatistics

Regional Foci

  • Semi-Arid Environments: Eastern Africa, Near East, Mediterranean
  • Arid Environments: Arabian Peninsula, Iran


Energielabor Tübingen

Projektförderung im Rahmen der Ausschreibung “Reallabor Stadt“ des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg.


Fluvial processes and sediment dynamics of slope channel systems. Impacts of socio economic- and climate change on river system characteristics and related services. EU - 7th Framework Programme - Marie Curie Actions.

Zertifikatsstudium Geodatenmanager

GIS-Zentrum in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Tübinger Zentrum für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung.


Erstellung einer Konzeption eines Windenergie-Testgeländes in bergig komplexem Terrain. BMWi Verbundvorhaben.


Research Centre: The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans (ROCEEH). Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


Soil erosion in the Mediterranean: An integrative approach combining field studies, remote sensing methods and process based modelling in the Imera Catchment of Sicily, Italy. VIGONI Project of the DAAD (Germany) and the MIUR (Italy) between the Universities of Tübingen and Palermo

Teaching Activities

University of Tübingen
Master: Physical Geography

Computer Course GEO 77 Applied GIS. WT 2015/16, WT 2014/15, WT 2013/14.

University of Tübingen
Bachelor: Geography

Seminar GEO 54 Geographic Methods. Field Data Analysis. WT 2017/18.

Seminar GEO 51 Integrative Project: Particulate Matter. WT 2017/18.

Seminar GEO 51 Integrative Project: Reallabor Stadt. ST 2016.

Seminar GEO 51 Integrative Project: Physical Geography – Geophysics and Geoarchaeology of Tell Bassetki, Northern Iraq. WT 2015/16.

Seminar GEO 51 Integrative Project: Physical Geography – Geophysics, Geoarchaeology, Hydrology and Remote Sensing. WT 2014/15.

Field Course Modul GEO 23: Methods in Hydrology, Tübingen Area. ST 2014, ST 2013, ST 2012.

University of Tübingen
Studium Oecologicum & Service Learning

Seminar Studium Oecologicum 'Places of Participation’. WT 2017/18.

Seminar Studium Oecologicum 'Feinstaub - (k)ein Problem in Tübingen? WT 2017/18.

Computer Course ‘Geographic Information Systems - Advanced’. Center for Geoinformatics. 2016-01, 2015-07, 2015-01, 2014-06, 2014-01, 2013-07, 2013-06, 2013-01.

Computer Course ‘Geographic Information Systems - Basics’. Center for Geoinformatics. 2013-11, 2012-11, 2012-05.

Seminar Studium Oecologicum 'Feinstaub Pilotprojekt’. ST 2017.

Field CourseArchaeological Field School', Differential GPS and Geophysical Methods’. 2014-10.

Field Course ‘Advanced Methods in Physical Geography’, Tuscany, Italy. University of Tübingen. 2009-08.

International Workshop ‘Remote Sensing, GIS and Statistical Analysis for Erosion Hazard’, Oberjoch, Germany. University of Tübingen. 2011-05.

University of Pavia

2nd Oltrepo Summer School ‘Natural Hazards and related Sediment Dynamics on Catchment Scale’, Lombardy, Italy. 2018-07.

University Nürtingen-Geislingen
Bachelor: Landscape Planning & Nature Protection

Lecture ‘Cartography, Research, Statistics’. ST 2018, ST 2017, ST 2016.

ICAR (Iranian Center for Archaeological Research)

Workshop ‘Geographic Methods to Analyse and Interpret Archaeological Landscapes’, Teheran, Iran. 2016-10.

University Rottenburg
Bachelor: Renewable Energy

Lecture & Computer Course ‘Introduction to GIS’, ST 2016.

University of Genoa

Field Course ‘Introduction to Pedo-Hydrological Measurements: Amoozemeter and Hood-Infiltrometer’, Liguria, Italy. 2012-04.

University of Palermo

International Summer School ‘Soil Erosion within the Mediterranean’, Sicily, Italy. 2010-07.



Travel Grant for the 8th International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, France)

Tübinger Universitätsbund

Travel Grant for the 40th Annual Conference on Computer Applications in Archaeology (Perth, Australia)


Studentisches Forschen in der Geographie (Institute of Geography, Uni Tübingen) for my Thesis' Field Work in Tuscany, Italy

DAAD goEast

Grant for the International Summer School organized by the Altai State University, in the Altay Region, Russia

South Australia – Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program

Study Abroad Grant for Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia)

Professional Affiliation


Peer-Reviewed Papers

  1. Giemsch L., Hertler C., Märker M., Quénéhervé G., Saanane C. & F. Schrenk (2018): Acheulean Sites at Makuyuni (Lake Manyara, Tanzania): Results of Archaeological Fieldwork and Classification of the Lithic Assemblages. African Archaeological Review 35(1), 87–106.
  2. Bachofer F., Quénéhervé G., Zwiener T., Maerker M. & Hochschild V. (2016): A Comparative Analysis on Edge Detection Techniques in SAR Images. European Journal of Remote Sensing 49, 205–224.
  3. Flores-Prieto E., Quénéhervé G., Bachofer F., Shahzad F. & Maerker M. (2015): Morphotectonic Interpretation of the Makuyuni Catchment in Northern Tanzania using DEM and SAR data. Geomorphology 248, 427–439.
  4. Bachofer F., Quénéhervé G. , Hochschild H. & Maerker M. (2015): Multisensoral Topsoil Mapping in the semiarid Lake Manyara Region, Northern Tanzania. Remote Sensing 7(8), 9563–9586.
  5. Quénéhervé G., Bachofer F. & Maerker 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.
  6. Maerker M., Quénéhervé G., Bachofer F. & Mori S. (2015): A Simple DEM Assessment Procedure for Gully System Analysis in the Lake Manyara Area, Northern Tanzania. Natural Hazards 79(1), 235–253.
  7. 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, Geoinformation 1, 81–94.
  8. 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.

Book Chapters, Conference Proceedings and Reports

  • Quénéhervé G. (2018): Mehrfachnutzung von Flächen - solare Energieproduktion im Quartier. AGIT - Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik 4, 114–122.
  • Bachofer F., Quénéhervé G., Hertler C., Giemsch L., Hochschild V. & M. Maerker (2018): Paleoenvironmental Research in the Semiarid Lake Manyara Area, Northern Tanzania: A Synopsis. In: Siart C., Forbriger M. & Bubenzer O. (Eds): Digital Geoarchaeology. New Techniques for Interdisciplinary Human-Environmental Research. Natural Science in Archaeology. Springer International Publishing, pp. 123–138. ISBN: 978-3-319-25314-5 .
  • Quénéhervé G., Tischler J. & V. Hochschild (2018): Energiewende im Quartier - Ein Ansatz im Reallabor. In Schnur O. & F. Weber (Hrsg.): Bausteine der Energiewende. RaumFragen - Stadt, Region, Landschaft, 385–405.
  • Tischler J., Quénéhervé G., & V. Hochschild (2017): Energiewende vor Ort – Wissenschaft sucht Praxis. Erfahrungen aus dem Energielabor Tübingen. GAIA 26/3, 282–283.
  • Quénéhervé G., Alle M., Schwab A. & Rosner H.-J. (2016): Modellierung der naturräumlichen Einheiten Baden-Württembergs mit Boosted Regression Trees. AGIT - Journal für Angewandte Geoinformatik 2, 204–212.
  • Bachofer F., Hochschild V., Maerker M., Eberle J., Quénéhervé G., Neder T., Jasim S., Uerpmann H.-P., Parker A., Bubenzer O., Preusser F. & Hecht S. (2015): Geomorphodynamics and Landscape Reconstruction at Archaeological Sites at the Jebel Faya Range. Sharjah Antiquities 14, 47–59.
  • Märker M., Bachofer F., Quénéhervé G., Hertler C., Sanaane C., Giemsch L. & Thiemeyer H. (2013): Modelling the spatial distribution of Paleontological sites in the Makuyuni region, Tanzania. In: Contreras F., Farjas M. and Melero F. J. (Eds.) 2013. Fusion of Cultures. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Granada, Spain, April 2010, BAR International Series 2494, Archaeopress, Oxford, 523–529.

Selected Conference Talks and Posters

  • Quénéhervé G. (2018): Mehrfachnutzung von Flächen: Solare Energieproduktion im Quartier. Angewandte Geoinformatik (Salzburg, Austria) July 3-6 2018.
  • Quénéhervé G., Bachofer F. & Maerker M. (2018): Paloelandscape Characterization: An integrated work. 46th Computer Applications in Archaeology and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (Tübingen, Germany) March 19-23 2018.
  • Warth G., Braun A., Quénéhervé G. & Rosner H.-J (2017): Feinstaubmonitoring in Tübingen mit Open-Source-Verfahren. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (Tübingen, Germany) September 20 - October 3 2017.
  • Schwarz J., Quénéhervé G. & Rosner H.-J. (2017): Biomassepotenzial als Beitrag zur Energiewende - Szenarienanalyse mittels GIS. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (Tübingen, Germany) September 20 - October 3 2017. Poster Presentation.
  • Blersch M., Quénéhervé G. & Maerker M. (2017): Derivation of Geomorphological Features by Remote Sensing Data in an Arid Area. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (Tübingen, Germany) September 20 - October 3 2017. Poster Presentation.
  • Quénéhervé G., Zakerinejad R. & Maerker M. (2016): The Role of Morphotectonics in Gully Formation: Two Case Studies in Semiarid Areas. European Geosciences Union (Vienna, Austria) April 17-22 2016.
  • Quénéhervé G., Bachofer F., Maerker M., Hertler C., Giemsch L., & Hochschild (2015): Paleo-Environmental Research in the Lake Manyara Basin in Northern Tanzania. 5th East African Association for Palaeoanthroplogy and Palaeontology (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) August 3-6 2015.
  • Bachofer F., Quénéhervé G., Märker M. & Hochschild V. (2014): Nutzung von SAR Daten zur Ableitung von Paläo-Uferlinien in Nordtansania. 5. CAA Workshop (Tübingen, Germany) February 14-15 2014. Beste Präsentation
  • Quénéhervé G. & Märker M. (2013): Geophysics and Remote Sensing Data for the Detection of Soil Texture Distribution. 8th International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, France) August 27-31 2013.
  • Quénéhervé G. & Märker M. (2013): Gully Age Distribution Modeling: Google Earth, GIS and Geostatistics. 8th International Conference on Geomorphology (Paris, France) August 27-31 2013, Poster Presentation.
  • Quénéhervé G. & Märker M. (2013): Detection of Soil and Landscape Patterns related to Middle Pleistocene Finding Locations. 40th Annual Conference on Computer Applications in Archaeology (Perth, Australia) March 25-28 2013.
  • Quénéhervé G. & Märker M. (2012): Assessment of Sediment Transport Processes on Hillslope Scale. 32nd International Geographical Congress (Cologne, Germany) August 26-30 2012.
  • Märker M., Kanaeva Z., Quénéhervé G. & Hochschild v. (2012): ROAD - A Portal and Platform for Research on Early Humans. 39th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (Southampton, UK) March 26-30 2012.