• Air pollution declines during COVID-19 lockdowns mitigate the global health burden 

      Venter, Zander; Aunan, Kristin; Chowdhury, Sourangsu; Lelieveld, Jos (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The lockdown response to COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented reduction in global economic activity and associated air pollutant levels, especially from a decline in land transportation. We utilized a network of >10,000 ...
    • Back to nature: Norwegians sustain increased recreational use of urban green space months after the COVID-19 outbreak 

      Venter, Zander; Barton, David Nicholas; Gundersen, Vegard; Figari, Helene; Nowell, Megan Sara (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      In Oslo, as elsewhere, the COVID-19 outbreak and the following lockdown measures during spring 2020 led to increased use of urban green infrastructure. Whether this has led to more durable changes in recreation patterns ...
    • Bruk og vern i Østmarka 

      Krange, Olve; Figari, Helene; Gundersen, Vegard; Bendiksen, Egil; Venter, Zander (NINA Rapport;2016, Research report, 2021)
      Krange, O., Figari, H., Gundersen, V., Bendiksen, E., Venter, Z. 2021. Bruk og vern i Østmarka. NINA Rapport 2016. Norsk institutt for naturforskning. Rapporten er en del av kunnskapsgrunnlaget som skal ligge til grunn ...
    • Continental-Scale Land Cover Mapping at 10 m Resolution Over Europe (ELC10) 

      Venter, Zander; Sydenham, Markus A. K. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Land cover maps are important tools for quantifying the human footprint on the environment and facilitate reporting and accounting to international agreements addressing the Sustainable Development Goals. Widely used ...
    • Crowdsourced air temperatures contrast satellite measures of the urban heat island and its mechanisms 

      Venter, Zander; Chakraborty, Tirthankar; Lee, Xuhui (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      The ubiquitous nature of satellite data has led to an explosion of studies on the surface urban heat island (SUHI). Relatively few have simultaneously used air temperature measurements to compare SUHI with the canopy UHI ...
    • Fire and herbivory drive fungal and bacterial communities through distinct above- and belowground mechanisms 

      Vermeire, Marie-Liesse; Thoresen, Joshua; Lennard, Katie; Vikram, Surendra; Kirkman, Kevin P.; Swemmer, Anthony M.; te Beest, Mariska; Siebert, Frances; Gordijn, Paul; Venter, Zander; Brunel, Caroline; Wolfaard, Graeme; Krumins, Jennifer Adams; Cramer, Michael Denis; Hawkins, Heidi-Jane (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Fire and herbivory are important natural disturbances in grassy biomes. Both drivers are likely to influence be- lowground microbial communities but no studies have unravelled the long-term impact of both fire and herbiv- ...
    • Interactive spatial planning of urban green infrastructure – Retrofitting green roofs where ecosystem services are most needed in Oslo 

      Venter, Zander; Barton, David Nicholas; Martinez-Izquierdo, Laura; Langemeyer, Johannes; Baró, Francesc; McPhearson, Timon (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Spatial multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is increasingly being used to inform urban green infrastructure planning. We explore the use of modern cloud computing technologies (Google Earth Engine) to facilitate public ...
    • Kart over norske hovedøkosystemer – en mulighetsstudie 

      Framstad, Erik; Bjørkelo, Knut; Bakkestuen, Vegar; Mathiesen, Henrik F.; Nowell, Megan S.; Strand, Geir-Harald; Venter, Zander (NINA Rapport;2055, Research report, 2022)
      Framstad, E., Bjørkelo, K., Bakkestuen, V., Mathiesen, H.F., Nowell, M.S., Strand, G.-H. & Venter, Z. 2021. Kart over norske hovedøkosystemer – en mulighetsstudie. NINA Rapport 2055. Norsk institutt for naturforskning. Et ...
    • Landscape analysis of Old Natural Forest polygons identified from LiDAR data 

      Framstad, Erik; Nowell, Megan; Venter, Zander (NINA Report;1799, Research report, 2020)
      Framstad, E., Nowell, M. & Venter, Z. 2020. Landscape analysis of Old Natural Forest polygons identified from LiDAR data. NINA Report 1799. Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. This report presents results from a ...
    • Literature review of wetland remote sensing and mapping 

      Venter, Zander; Nowell, Megan; Bakkestuen, Vegar; Ruud, Audun; Kruse, Marion; Skrindo, Astrid Brekke; Kyrkjeeide, Magni Olsen; Singsaas, Frode Thomassen (NINA Rapport;2014, Report, 2021)
      Venter, Z.S., Nowell, M.S., Bakkestuen, V., Ruud, A., Kruse, M., Skrindo, A.B., Kyrkjeeide, M.O. & Singsaas, F.T. 2021. Literature review of wetland remote sensing and mapping. NINA Rapport 2014. Norsk institutt for ...
    • Mapping soil organic carbon stocks and trends with satellite-driven high resolution maps over South Africa 

      Venter, Zander; Hawkins, Heidi-Jayne; Cramer, Michael D.; Mills, Anthony J. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Estimation and monitoring of soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks is important for maintaining soil productivity and meeting climate change mitigation targets. Current global SOC maps do not provide enough detail for landscape- ...
    • Naturindeks for Norge: Åpent lavland. Metoder for utarbeiding av kart og beregning av areal 

      Venter, Zander; Stabbetorp, Odd Egil; Garnåsjordet, Per Arild; Aslaksen, Iulie (NINA Rapport;1715, Research report, 2019)
      Venter, Z., Stabbetorp, O.E., Garnåsjordet, P.A., & Aslaksen, I. 2019. Naturindeks for Norge: Åpent lavland. Metoder for utarbeiding av kart og beregning av areal. NINA Rapport 1715. Norsk institutt for naturforskning. ...
    • Restaurering av edelløvskog: fortidens skog er fremtidens skog 

      Olsen, Siri Lie; Rusch, Graciela M.; Kvakkestad, Valborg; Rønningen, Katrina; Rørstad, Per Kristian; Venter, Zander; Nordén, Björn (NINA Temahefte;77, Book, 2020)
    • Utilizing LiDAR data to map tree canopy for urban ecosystem extent and condition accounts in Oslo 

      Hanssen, Frank Ole; Barton, David Nicholas; Venter, Zander; Nowell, Megan Sara; Cimburova, Zofie (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      LiDAR-based segmentation of urban tree canopies and their physical properties (canopy height, canopy diameter, 3D surface and volume) is a replicable, complementary and useful information source for urban ecosystem condition ...