Dr. Alba Viana Soto

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Research interests

  • Remote sensing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Spatial data analysis
  • Disturbance and resilience
  • Forest, fire and landscape ecology

Selected Publications

Viana-Soto, A., Okujeni, A., Pflugmacher, D., García, M., Aguado, I., & Hostert, P. (2022). Quantifying post-fire shifts in woody-vegetation cover composition in Mediterranean pine forests using Landsat time series and regression-based unmixing. Remote Sensing of Environment281, 113239. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2022.113239


Viana-Soto, A., García, M., Aguado, I., & Salas, J. (2022). Assessing post-fire forest structure recovery by combining LiDAR data and Landsat time series in Mediterranean pine forests. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation108, 102754. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2022.102754


Moreno-Fernandez, D., Viana-Soto, A., Camarero, J. J., Zavala, M. A., Tijerín, J., & Garcia, M. (2021). Using spectral indices as early warning signals of forest dieback: The case of drought-prone Pinus pinaster forests. Science of The Total Environment793, 148578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148578


García, M., North, P., Viana-Soto, A., Stavros, N. E., Rosette, J., Martín, M. P., ... & Zhao, K. (2020). Evaluating the potential of LiDAR data for fire damage assessment: A radiative transfer model approach. Remote Sensing of Environment247, 111893. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2020.111893


Viana-Soto, A., Aguado, I., Salas, J., & García, M. (2020). Identifying post-fire recovery trajectories and driving factors using landsat time series in fire-prone mediterranean pine forests. Remote Sensing12(9), 1499. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12091499



2021- Postdoctoral researcher, Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group, Technical University of Munich, Germany
2022 Visiting research fellow at Climate and Ecosystems Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
2021 Visiting research fellow at Earth Observation Lab, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
2018-2022 Doctoral researcher and teaching assistant, Environmental Remote Sensing Research Group, University of Alcala, Spain (Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities Fellow)
2017-2018 Remote Sensing analyst, Complutig S.L., Spain
2016-2017 MSc in Geographic Information Technologies, University of Alcala, Spain
2012-2016 BSc in Geography and Spatial planning, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain