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Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Bolten


Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Bolten

Südbau, Raum 2.06

Otto-Fischer-Straße 4
Südbau, Raum 2.06
50674 Köln

Telefon +49-(0)221-470-3735
Fax +49-(0)221-470-2280
E-Mail andreas.bolten(at)uni-koeln.de


Collaborative Research Center 806

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Geräteausleihe (Anthropogeographie)

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1287-9705

Researcher ID: O-4604-2015

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  • Akademischer Oberrat
  • Systemadminstration
  • Beratende Funktion in SFB 806 und SFB 1211


Akademischer Lebenslauf

1996-2002: Study of Geography and Physics, University of CologneFirst State Examination: 06/2002 Examination Thesis: Clusteranalyse von Sanddaten aus der Großen Sandsee (Ägypten) und anderen Ergs.

6/2002-12/2007 (end of research centre): Team Member SFB 389

"GIS-based Atlas of Holocene Land Use Potential for Selected Research Areas”, subproject E1, multidisciplinary collaborative research centre "Arid Climate, Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa” (ACACIA), Cologne, funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG



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*Martin Seeliger, Anna Pint, Stefan Feuser, Svenja Riedesel, Nick Marriner, Peter Frenzel, Felix Pirson, Andreas Bolten, Helmut Brückner (2019): Elaia, Pergamon's maritime satellite: the rise and fall of an ancient harbour city shaped by shoreline migration. Journal of Quaternary Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/jqs.3091


*H Aasen, A Bolten (2018): Multi-temporal high-resolution imaging spectroscopy with hyperspectral 2D imagers–From theory to application. Remote Sensing of Environment 205, 374-389.

*O Bubenzer, A Bolten, H Riemer (2018): In Search of the Optimal Path to Cross the Desert: Geoarchaeology Traces Old Trans-Saharan Routes. Digital Geoarchaeology 139-148. Springer.


*Christian Willmes, Daniel Becker, Jan Verheul, Yasa Yener, Mirijam Zickel, Andreas Bolten, Olaf Bubenzer, Georg Bareth (2017): PaleoMaps: SDI for open paleoenvironmental GIS data. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 2017, Vol.12, 39-61.

*LÓPEZ-SÁNCHEZ, A., BARETH, G., BOLTEN, A., and Linstädter, A. (2017): Effects of declining oak vitality on ecosystem functions: Lessons from a Spanish oak woodland. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, Bd.19:17578.

*Lussem U., Bareth G., Bolten A. and Schellberg J. (2017): Feasibility study of directly georeferenced images from low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles for monitoring sward height in a longterm experiment on grassland. Grassland Science in Europe, Vol. 22 – Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands. 354-356.


*BARETH, G., BENDIG, J., TILLY, N., HOFFMEISTER, D., AASEN, H., and BOLTEN, A.  (2016, accepted): Comparison of UAV- and TLS-derived Plant Height for Crop Monitoring: Using Polygon Grids for the Analysis of Crop Surface Models (CSMs). PFG.

BARETH, G., BOLTEN, A., GNYP,  M.L., REUSCH, S., and JASPER, J. (2016): Comparison of uncalibrated RGBVI with spectrometer-based NDVI derived from UAV sensing systems on field scale. In: Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B8, 837-843, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B8-837-2016

POSSOCH, M., BIEKER, D., HOFFMEISTER, D., BOLTEN, D., SCHELLBERG, J., and BARETH, G. (2016): Multi-temporal crop surface models combined with the RGB vegetation index from UAV-based images for forage monitoring in grassland. In:Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 991-998, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-991-2016

WILLKOMM, M., BOLTEN, A., and BAETH, G. (2016): Non-destructive monitoring of rice by hyperspectral in-field spectrometry and UAV-based remote sensing: Case study of field-grown rice in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. In:Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B1, 1071-1077, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B1-1071-2016

*WILLMES, C., BECKER, D., VERHEUL, J., YENER, Y., ZICKEL, M., BOLTEN, A., BUBENZER, O., and BARETH, G. (2016): An open science approach to GIS-based paleoenvironment data. In:ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., III-2, 159-164, doi:10.5194/isprs-annals-III-2-159-2016


AASEN, H., BURKART, A., BOLTEN, A., and BARETH, G. (2015): Generating 3D hyperspectral information with lightweight UAV snapshot cameras for vegetation monitoring: From camera calibration to quality assurance. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 108, pp.245-259. doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.08.002

AASEN, H., BOLTEN, A., and BARETH, G. (in review): UAV hyperspectral image frame cameras: from camera categorization to quality assessment. 9th EARSeL SIG Imaging Spectroscopy Workshop.

BARETH, G., BOLTEN, A. HOLLBERG, J., AASEN, H., BURKART, A., and SCHELLBERG, J. (2015): Feasibility study of using non-calibrated UAV-based RGB imagery for grassland monitoring: Case study at the Rengen Long-term Grassland Experiment (RGE), Germany. DGPF Annual Conference'15, DGPF-Proceedings 24, pp.55-62 (http://www.dgpf.de/src/tagung/jt2015/start.html).

BARETH, G., AASEN, H., BENDIG, J., GNYP, M.L., BOLTEN, A., JUNG, A., MICHELS, R., SOUKKAMÄKI, J. (2015): Low-weight and UAV-based hyperspectral full-frame cameras for monitoring crops: spectral comparison with portable spectroradiometer measurements. PFG 2015 (1), pp.69-79. doi: 10.1127/pfg/2015/0256

BENDIG, J., YU, K., AASEN, H., BOLTEN, A., BENNERTZ, S., BROSCHEIT, J., GNYP, M.L., and BARETH, G. (2015): Combining UAV-based Crop Surface Models, Visible and Near Infrared Vegetation Indices for Biomass Monitoring in Barley. Int. J. Appl. Earth Obs. Geoinf. 39, 79-87. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2015.02.012


Bendig, J., Bolten, A., Bennertz, S., Broscheit, J., Eichfuss, S., Bareth, G., 2014. Estimating Biomass of Barley Using Crop Surface Models (CSMs) Derived from UAV-Based RGB Imaging. Remote Sens. 6, no. 11: 10395-10412. 

BARETH, G., AASEN, H., BENDIG, J., GNYP, M.L., BOLTEN, A., JUNG, A., MICHELS, R., SOUKKAMÄKI, J. (2014): Spectral comparison of low-weight and UAV-based hyperspectral frame cameras with portable spectroradiometer measurements. In: J. BENDIG and G. BARETH (eds): Proceedings of the Workshop on UAV-based Remote Sensing Methods for Monitoring Vegetation, 9-10 September 2013, University of Cologne, Germany. Kölner Geographische Arbeiten 94, pp.1-6. DOI: 10.5880/TR32DB.KGA94.2 


Bubenzer, O., Bolten, A. (2013): Top Down: New Satellite Data and Ground Truth Data as Base for a Reconstruction of Ancient Caravan Routes – Examples from the Western Desert of Egypt. In: Förster, F. & Riemer, H. (eds.): Desert Road Archaeology, Cologne: 61-76.

Bendig, J., Bolten, A., Bareth, G. (2013): UAV-based imaging for multi-temporal, very high resolution crop surface models to monitor crop growth variability. PFG 06: 551-562. DOI: 10.1127/1432-8364/201 


Bendig, J., Bolten, A., Bareth, G. (2012): Introducing a low-cost Mini-UAV for Thermal- and Multispectral-Imaging. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXIX-B1, XXII ISPRS Congress, 25 August – 01 September 2012, Melbourne, Australia. DOI: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B1-345-2012


Bareth, G., Bolten, A., Bendig, J., 2011. Potentials of Low-cost Mini-UAVs. In. Lenz-Wiedemann, V.I.S., Bareth, G. (eds). Proceedings of the Workshop on Remote Sensing Methods for Change Detection and Process Modelling, 18-19 November 2010, University of Cologne, Germany. Kölner Geographische Arbeiten 192: 1-8.

Bolten, A. (2011): Measurements of dune morphology in the great sand sea (Egypt) - field work vs. digital elevation models (ASTER / SRTM X-BAND). Proceedings Minerva Gentner Symposium on Aeolian Processes. Eilat (Israel). 23-28 Oktober 2011.