Another publication from the Phd by Yvonne Walz just got published. Read the abstract and check out the online availability: Schistosomiasis is the most widespread water-based disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Transmission is governed by the spatial distribution of specific freshwater snails that act as intermediate hosts and human water contact patterns. Remote sensing data have… Read More


The review article lead by Yvonne Walz is published online first.  Schistosomiasis is a water-based disease that affects an estimated 250 million people, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. The transmission of schistosomiasis is spatially and temporally restricted to freshwater bodies that contain schistosome cercariae released from specific snails that act as intermediate hosts. Our objective was… Read More


On January 14 2015 Yvonne Walz defended her PhD on remote sensing analysis for Schistosomiasis in West Africa successfully – congratulations! She is currently working at the United Nation University in Bonn in a related topic of disease mapping and remote sensing.   the abstract of her PhD: Global environmental change leads to the emergence… Read More

Gerald Forkuor after his defence

On January 14 2015 Gerald Forkuor defended his PhD on remote sensing for crop mapping in West Africa successfully – congratulations! He is currently working at the International Water Management Institute in Ghana in a related topic of remote sensing. The PhD dissertation is available under https://opus.uni-wuerzburg.de/files/10868/Thesis_Gerald_Forkuor_2014.pdf  … Read More