* Conflict Ecology lab student


  • Journal of Land Use Science. Community forest management led to rapid local forest gain in Nepal: A 29-year mixed methods retrospective case study. (Smith*, Hurni, Fox, & Van Den Hoek)


  • Environmental Management. Measuring Spatial Associations between Environmental Health and Beliefs about Environmental Governance. (Fleming, Hallman, Van Den Hoek, Johnson, & Biedenweg)

  • Cloud-Based Remote Sensing with Google Earth Engine: Fundamentals and Applications. Humanitarian Applications. (Van Den Hoek & Friedrich)

  • Earth's Future. Towards Improved Satellite Monitoring of Armed Conflicts: Lessons from the Invasion of Ukraine. (Bennett, Van Den Hoek, Zhao, & Prishchepov)

  • Frontiers in Climate. Informality, violence, and disaster risks: Coproducing inclusive early warning and response systems in urban informal settlements in Honduras. (Peters, Clark-Ginsberg, McCaul, Cáceres, Nuñez, Balagna, López, Patel, Patel & Van Den Hoek)

  • Fast Company. A geographer explains how satellites give an important—but partial—picture of the war in Ukraine. (Van Den Hoek)

  • Frontiers of Human Dynamics. Do Refugee Camps Offer a Refuge From Conflict? A Spatially Explicit Analysis of Conflict Incidence at 1,543 Refugee Camps Across Africa (1997–2020). (Fein* & Van Den Hoek)

  • International Handbook of Population and Environment. Water stress and migration in Asia. (Wrathall & Van Den Hoek)


  • The Journal of Peasant Studies. Forest, agriculture, and migration: contemplating the future of forestry and agriculture in the middle-hills of Nepal. (Chettri, Yokying, Smith*, Van Den Hoek, Hurni, Saksena, Fox)

  • Global Views on Climate Relocation and Social Justice. Charting a justice-based approach to planned climate relocation for the world's refugees. (Peters, Van Den Hoek)

  • Urban Remote Sensing. The City is the Medium and Satellite Imagery are a Prism: Conceptualizing Urban Conflict Damage Monitoring with Multitemporal Remote Sensing Data. (Van Den Hoek)

  • Remote Sensing. Satellite-Based Human Settlement Datasets Inadequately Detect Refugee Settlements: A Critical Assessment at Thirty Refugee Settlements in Uganda. (Van Den Hoek, Friedrich*)

  • Environmental Modelling and Software. Mapping and quantifying land cover dynamics using dense remote sensing time series with the user-friendly pyNITA software. (Alonzo, Van Den Hoek, Murillo-Sandoval*, Steger, Zinda)

  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Application of training data affects success in broad-scale local climate zone mapping. (Xu, Hystad, Ren, Van Den Hoek, Hutchinson, Hankey, Kennedy)

  • Annals of Forest Research. Automated Detection of Individual Juniper Tree Location and Forest Cover Changes Using Google Earth Engine. (Wickramarathna, Van Den Hoek, Strimbu)

  • Remote Sensing. Shedding New Light on Mountainous Forest Growth: A Cross-Scale Evaluation of the Effects of Topographic Illumination Correction on 25 Years of Forest Cover Change across Nepal. (Van Den Hoek, Smith, Hurni, Saksena, Fox)

  • Global Environmental Change. No peace for the forest: Rapid, widespread land changes in the Andes-Amazon region following the Colombian civil war (Murillo-Sandoval*, Gjerdseth, Correa-Ayram, Wrathall, Van Den Hoek, Davalos, Kennedy)

  • Refugee and internally displaced populations, environmental impacts and climate risks. A Primer on Refugee-Environment Relationships (Van Den Hoek, Wrathall, Friedrich*)

  • Population and Environment. Scales and sensitivities in climate vulnerability, displacement, and health. (Hunter, Koning, Fussell, King, Rishworth, Merdjanoff, Muttarak, Riosmena, Simon, Skop, Van Den Hoek)

  • ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. Development after Displacement: Evaluating the Utility of OpenStreetMap Data for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Progress in Refugee Settlements. (Van Den Hoek, Friedrich*, Ballasiotes*, Peters, Wrathall)

  • International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Beyond disaster vulnerabilities: An empirical investigation of the causal pathways linking conflict to disaster risks. (Peters)


  • TERA Journal. Supersystem Risk and the End of the Anthropocene. (Watson, Peters, Van Den Hoek)

  • International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. Critiquing and Joining Intersections of Disaster, Conflict, and Peace Research (Peters & Kelman)

  • Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems. Breaking Ground: Automated Disturbance Detection with Landsat Time Series Captures Rapid Refugee Settlement Establishment and Growth in North Uganda. (Friedrich* & Van Den Hoek)

  • Ecology and Society. Knowledge coproduction improves understanding of environmental change in the Ethiopian highlands. (Steger, Nigussie, Alonzo, Warkineh, Van Den Hoek, Fekadu, Evangelista, Klein)

  • Science of The Total Environment. Hydropower dam operation strongly controls Lake Victoria's freshwater storage variability. (Getirana, Jung, Van Den Hoek, Ndehedehee)

  • FutureEarth. Empowering mobility when moving isn’t a choice. (Wrathall, Peters, Van Den Hoek, Abel, Black)

  • Environmental Research Letters. The end of gunpoint conservation: Forest disturbance after the Colombian peace agreement. (Murillo-Sandoval*, Van Dexter, Van Den Hoek, Wrathall, Kennedy)

  • Environmental Research Letters. Vegetation changes attributable to refugees in Africa coincide with agricultural deforestation. (Maystadt, Mueller, Van Den Hoek, van Weezel)

  • Conditions. Satellite Disparities. (Van Den Hoek)


  • Journal of Forest and Livelihood. Mapping and Understanding Changes in Tree Cover in Nepal: 1992 to 2016. (Fox, Saksena, Hurni, Van Den Hoek, Smith*, Chettri, Sharma)

  • Population and Environment. People and Pixels 20 years later: the current data landscape and research trends blending population and environmental data. (Kugler, Grace, Wrathall, de Sherbinin, Van Riper, Aubrecht, Comer, Adamo, Cervone, Engstrom, Hultquist, Gaughan, Linard, Moran, Stevens, Tatem, Tellman, Van Den Hoek)

  • Geophysical Research Letters. Northern Hemisphere atmospheric stilling accelerates lake thermal responses to a warming world. (Woolway, Merchant, Van Den Hoek, Azorin-Molina, Nõges, Laas, Mackay, Jones)

  • Remote Sensing of Environment. Assessing the spatial, spectral, and temporal consistency of topographically corrected Landsat time series composites across the mountainous forests of Nepal. (Hurni, Van Den Hoek, Fox)

  • Remote Sensing. Monitoring Reservoir Drought Dynamics with Landsat and Radar/Lidar Altimetry Time Series in Persistently Cloudy Eastern Brazil. (Van Den Hoek, Getirana, Jung, Okeowo, Lee)

  • Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Human-Elephant Conflict: A Review of Current Management Strategies and Future Directions. (Shaffer, Khadka, Van Den Hoek, Naithani)

  • Our Future on Earth. Forced migration: Enabling mobility when moving is not a choice. (Wrathall, Peters, Black, Abel, Van Den Hoek)

  • 2019 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction as a vehicle for conflict prevention: Attainable or tenuous? (Peters, Peters, Walch)

  • 2019 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Chapter 15: Disaster risk reduction strategies in fragile and complex risk contexts. (Peters contributing author)

  • ODI Working & Discussion Paper 556. Disaster risk reduction in conflict contexts: The state of the evidence. (Peters, Holloway, Peters)

  • ODI Working & Discussion Paper 555. Disaster risk reduction strategies: Navigating conflict contexts. (Peters, Peters, Walch, Twigg)



  • Remote Sensing of Environment. The use of sun elevation angle for stereogrammetric forest height in open canopies. (Montesano, Neigh, Sun, Duncanson, Van Den Hoek, Ranson)

  • Remote Sensing. Leveraging Multi-Sensor Time Series Datasets to Map Short- and Long-Term Tropical Forest Disturbances in the Colombian Andes. (Murillo-Sandoval*, Van Den Hoek, Hilker)

  • The Noise of Being. By Any Lens Necessary: A Satellite Image Account of Conflict (Van Den Hoek)

  • West African Papers. Agricultural market activity and Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria. (Van Den Hoek)


  • Scientific Reports. Capturing coupled riparian and coastal disturbance from industrial mining using cloud-resilient satellite time series analysis. (Alonzo, Van Den Hoek, Ahmed)


  • Remote Sensing of Environment. Examining the utility of broad-scale satellite-based wind sheltering estimates for lake-level hydrodynamic modeling. (Van Den Hoek, Read, Winslow, Montesano, Markfort)

  • Landscape Ecology. Using a landscape ecology-based analysis to examine the success of forest policy implementation in Southwest China. (Van Den Hoek, Burnicki, Ozdogan, Zhu)

  • BayGeo Journal. New Insight Into California's Drought Through Open Data. Read, Bucknell, Hines, Kreft, Lucido, Read, Schroedl, Sibley, Stephan, Suftin, Thongsavanh, Van Den Hoek, Walker, Wernimont, Winslow, Yan)

  • Amnesty International. Black Friday’: Carnage in Rafah During 2014 Israel/Gaza Conflict. (Weizman, Varvia, Axel, Sebregondi, Burns, Molavi, Toftgaard, Sotomayor, Van Gool, Panagiotopoulou, Van Den Hoek, Güiraldes, Halabi, Abdullah, Klish, de Souza, Schuppli, Pines)


  • Applied Geography. Evaluating forest policy implementation effectiveness with a cross-scale remote sensing analysis in a priority conservation area of Southwest China. (Van Den Hoek, Ozdogan, Burnicki, Zhu(

  • Shangri-La Allure. (Van Den Hoek)