UNU-IHDP (eds., 2014, member of editorial advisory board): Land, Water, and People. From Cascading Effects to Integrated Flood and Drought Responses. Summary for Decision-Makers. Bonn: UNU-IHDP, 32 pp.(PDF)

Krönert, R., U. Steinhardt & M. Volk (Eds., 2001): Landscape balance and landscape assessment. Springer: 304 pp.

Steinhardt, U. & M. Volk (Eds., 1999): Regionalisierung in der Landschaftsökologie: Forschung, Planung, Praxis. - Teubner-Verlag, 400 pp.

Volk, M. (1996): Geomorphodynamik eines vergletscherten hocharktischen Küstengebietes, Liefde- und Bockfjord, NW-Spitzbergen; Selbstverlag, Giessen, 170 pp. 

Publikationen in rezensierten Zeitschriften (ISI) (Auswahl)


Cord, A., B. Bartkowski, M. Beckmann, A. Dittrich, K. Hermans, A. Kaim, N. Lienhoop, K. Locher-Krause, J. Priess, C. Schröter-Schlaack, N. Schwarz, R. Seppelt, M. Strauch, T. Vaclavik & M. Volk (2017): Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: main concepts, methods and the road ahead. Ecosystem Services ((doi).

Locher-Krause, K.E., S. Lautenbach & M. Volk (2017): Spatio-temporal change of ecosystem services as a key to understand natural resource utilization in Southern Chile. Regional Environmental Change ((doi)

Gobeyn, S., M. Volk, L. Dominguez-Granda & P.L.M. Goethals (2017): Input variable selection with a simple genetic algorithm for conceptual species distribution models: A case study of river pollution in Ecuador. Environmental Modelling & Software 92: 269-316. ((doi)

Bieger, K., J.G. Arnold, H. Rathjens, M.J. White, D.D. Bosch, P.M. Allen, M. Volk & R. Srinivasan (2017): Introduction to SWAT+, a completely restructured version of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 53(1): 115-130. ((doi)

Locher-Krause, K.E., M. Volk, B. Waske, F. Thonfeld & S. Lautenbach (2017): Expanding temporal resolution in landscape transformations: Insightsfrom a landsat-based case study in Southern Chile. Ecological Indicators 75: 132-144 ((doi)

Volk, M., D. Bosch, V. Nangia & B. Narasimhan (2017): SWAT: Agricultural water and nonpoint source pollution management at a watershed scale - Part II. Agricultural Water Management 180: 191–193 ((doi)

Lautenbach, S., A. Jungandreas, J. Blanke, V. Lehsten, S. Mühlner, I. Kühn & M. Volk (2017): Trade-offs between plant species richness and carbon storage in the context of afforestation – Examples from afforestation scenarios in the Mulde Basin, Germany. Ecological Indicators 73: 139-155.((doi)


Ziv, G., K. Mullin, B. Boeuf, W. Fincham, N. Taylor, G. Villalobos-Jimenez, L. von Vittorelli, C. Wolf, O. Fritsch, M. Strauch, R. Seppelt, M. Volk & M. Beckmann (2016): Water Quality Is a Poor Predictor of
Recreational Hotspots in England. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166950.

Volk, M., D. Bosch, V. Nangia & B. Narasimhan (2016): SWAT: Agricultural water and nonpoint source pollution management at a watershed scale. Agricultural Water Management 175: 1-3 ((doi)

Scheuer, S., D. Haase & M. Volk (2016): On the Nexus of the Spatial Dynamics of Global Urbanization and the Age of the City. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160471. (doi).

Rathjens, H., K. Bieger, I. Chaubey, J.G. Arnold, P.M. Allen, R. Srinivasan, D.D. Bosch & M. Volk (2016): Delineating floodplain and upland areas for hydrologic models - A comparison of methods. Hydrological Processes 30: 4367-4383 (doi).

Guse, B., M. Pfannerstill, M. Strauch, D.E. Reusser, S. Lüdtke, M. Volk, H. Gupta & N. Fohrer (2015): On characterizing the temporal dominance patterns of model parameters and processes. Hydrological Processes 30(13): 2255–2270 ((doi)

Sun, X., L. Bernard-Jannin, C. Garneau, M. Volk, J. G. Arnold, R. Srinivasan, S. Sauvage & J.M. Sánchez-Pérez (2015): Improved simulation of river water and groundwater exchange in an alluvial plain using the SWAT model. Hydrological Processes 30(2): 187-202 (doi)


Möller, M. & M. Volk (2015): Effective map scales for soil transport processes and related process domains - statistical and spatial characterization of their scale-specific inaccuracies. Geoderma 247-248: 151-160 ((doi).

Franko, U., F. Witing, G. Jäckel & M. Volk (2015): Large-scale identification of hot spots for soil carbon demand under climate change and bioenergy production. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178(2): 199-208 (doi).

Rathjens, H., N. Oppelt, D.D. Bosch, J.G. Arnold & M. Volk (2015): Development of a grid-based version of the SWAT landscape model. Hydrological Processes 29(6): 900-914 (doi).


Renner, M., K. Brust, K. Schwärzel, M. Volk & C. Bernhofer (2014): Separating the effects of changes in land cover and climate: a hydro-meteorological analysis of the past 60 yr in Saxony, Germany. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 389-405 PDF

Bonumá, N.B., C.G. Rossi, J.G. Arnold, J.M. Reichert, J.P. Minella, P.M. Allen & M. Volk (2014): Simulating Landscape Sediment Transport Capacity by Using a Modified SWAT Model. Journal of Enviromental Quality 43:55-66 (doi)

Cerro, I., I. Antigüedad, R. Srinivasan, S. Sauvage, M. Volk & J. M. Sanchez-Perez (2014): Simulating Land Management Options to Reduce Nitrate Pollution in an Agricultural Watershed Dominated by an Alluvial Aquifer. Journal of Enviromental Quality 43:67-74 (doi)


Glavan, M., M. Pintar & M. Volk (2013): Land use change in a 200-year period and its effect on blue and green water flow in two Slovenian Mediterranean catchments - lessons for the future. Hydrological Processes 27(26): 3964–3980 (doi)

Strauch, M. & M. Volk (2013): SWAT plant growth modification for improved modeling of perennialvegetation in the tropics. Ecological Modelling 269: 98-112 (doi)

Seppelt, R., S. Lautenbach & M. Volk (2013): Identifying trade-offs between ecosystem services, land use, and biodiversity: a plea for combining scenario analysis and optimization on different spatial scales. Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability 5: 458–463 (doi)

Brocca, L., S. Liersch, F. Melone, T. Moramarco & M. Volk (2013): Application of a model-based rainfall-runoff database as efficient tool for flood risk management. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17, 3159–3169. (doi)

Lautenbach, S., M. Volk, M. Strauch, G. Whittaker & R. Seppelt (2013): Optimization-based trade-off analysis of biodiesel crop production for managing an agricultural catchment. Environmental Modelling & Software 48: 98–112. (doi)

Strauch, M., J.E.F.W. Lima, M. Volk, C. Lorz & F. Makeschin (2013): The impact of Best Management Practices on simulated streamflow and sediment load in a Central Brazilian catchment. Journal of Environmental Management 127: S24-S36 (doi)

Lausch, A., M. Pause, I. Merbach, S. Zacharias, D. Doktor, M. Volk & R. Seppelt (2013): A new multiscale approach for monitoring vegetation using remote sensing-based indicators in laboratory, field, and landscape. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185(2): 1215-1235 (doi)


Willaarts, B.A., M. Volk & P.A. Aguilera (2012): Assessing the ecosystem services supplied by freshwater flows in Mediterranean agroecosystems. Agricultural Water Management 105: 21–31 (doi)

Strauch, M., C. Bernhofer, S. Koide, M. Volk, Carsten Lorz & F. Makeschin (2012): Using precipitation data ensemble for uncertainty analysis in SWAT streamflow simulation. Journal of Hydrology 414-415: 413-424: (doi)


McIntosh, B., J.C. Ascough II, M. Twery, J. Chew, A. Elmahdi, D. Haase, J. Harou, D. Hepting, S. Cuddy, A.J. Jakeman, S. Chen, A. Kassahun, S. Lautenbach, K. Matthews, W. Merritt, N.W.T. Quinn, I. Rodriguez-Roda, S. Sieber, M. Stavenga, A. Sulis, J. Ticehurst, M. Volk , M. Wrobel, H. van Delden, S. El-Sawah, A. Rizzoli & A. Voinov (2011): Environmental decision support systems (EDSS) development – Challenges and best practices. Environmental Modelling & Software 26(12): 1389-1402: (doi)

Hirt, U. & M. Volk (2011): Quantifying the proportion of tile-drained land in large river basins. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth 36(12): 591-598(doi).

Volk, M. & F. Ewert (2011): Scaling methods in integrated assessment of agricultural systems - State-of-the-art and future directions. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 142: 1-5 (doi)

Bende-Michl, U., M. Volk, L.T.H. Newham, D. Harmel & T. Dalgaard (2011): Short Communication: Monitoring strategies and scale-appropriate hydrologic and biogeochemical modelling for natural resource management: Conclusions and horizons from a session held at the iEMSs 2008. Environmental Modelling & Software 26: 538-542: (doi) .


Fürst, C., M. Volk, K. Pietzsch & F. Makeschin (2010): Pimp your landscape! A tool for qualitative evaluation of the effects of regional planning measures on ecosystem services. Environmental Management 46: 953-968: (doi).

Volk, M., S. Lautenbach, H. van Delden, L.T.H. Newham & R. Seppelt (2010): How Can We Make Progress with Decision Support Systems in Landscape and River Basin Management? Lessons Learned from a Comparative Analysis of Four Different Decision Support Systems. Environmental Management 46: 834–849: (doi)

Fürst, C., M. Volk & F. Makeschin (2010): Squaring the Circle? Combining Models, Indicators, Experts and End-Users in Integrated Land-Use Management Support Tools. Environmental Management 46: 829-833: (doi)

Arnold, J.G., P.M. Allen, M. Volk, J.R. Williams & D.D. Bosch (2010): Assessment of Different Representations of Spatial Variability on SWAT Model Performance. Transactions of the ASABE 53(5), 1433-1443.

Bosch, D.D., J.G. Arnold, M. Volk & P.M. Allen (2010): Simulation of a Low-Gradient Coastal Plain Watershed using the SWAT Landscape Model. Transactions of the ASABE 53(5), 1445-1456.

Ullrich, A. & M. Volk (2010): Influence of different nitrate–N monitoring strategies on load estimation as a base for model calibration and evaluation. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 171: 513-527: (doi)

Hirt, U., K. Fiedler & M. Volk (2010): Changes in land management and nitrogen balance at different scales in the Weisse Elster river basin, Germany. Desalination and Water Treatment 19: 219-225: (doi)

Volk, M., M. Möller & D. Wurbs (2010): A pragmatic approach for soil erosion risk assessment within policy hierarchies. Land Use Policy 27: 997-1009: (doi) 


Seppelt, R., F. Müller, B. Schröder & M. Volk (2009): Challenges of simulating complex environmental systems at the landscape scale: A controversial dialogue between two cups of espresso. Ecological Modelling 220: 3481-3489: (doi).

Ullrich, A. & M. Volk (2009): The use of the SWAT model to predict the impact of tillage on water quality. Agricultural Water Management 96(8): 1207-1217: (doi).

Volk, M., S. Liersch & G. Schmidt (2009): Towards the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive? Lessons learned from water quality simulations in an agricultural watershed. Land Use Policy 26(3): 580-588: (doi) 


Rode, M., B. Klauer, D. Petry, M. Volk, G. Wenk & D. Wagenschein (2008): Integrated Nutrient Transport Modelling with respect to the Implementation of the European WFD: The Weisse Elster Case Study Germany. Water SA 34(4), 490-496 (publication).

Möller, M., M. Volk, K. Friedrich & L. Lymburner (2008): Placing soil genesis and transport into a landscape context: A multi-scale terrain analysis approach. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171: 419-430: (doi)

Volk, M., J. Hirschfeld, A. Dehnhardt G. Schmidt, C. Bohn, S. Liersch & P.W. Gassman (2008): Integrated Ecological-Economic Modelling of Water Pollution Abatement Management Options in the Upper Ems River. Ecological Economics 66, 66-76: (doi) 


Lorz, C, M. Volk & G. Schmidt (2007): Considering spatial distribution and functionality of forests in a modeling framework for river basin management. Forest Ecology and Management 248: 17-25: (doi)

Volk, M., J. Hirschfeld, G. Schmidt, C. Bohn, A. Dehnhardt, S. Liersch & L. Lymburner (2007): A SDSS-based Ecological-Economic Modelling Approach for Integrated River Basin Management on Different Scale Levels - The project FLUMAGIS. Water Resources Management 21, 12: 2049-2061: (doi)

Möller, M., L. Lymburner & M. Volk (2007): The comparison index: A tool for assessing the accuracy of image segmentation. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 9, 3: 311-321: (doi) 

1994 - 2006

Chen, P.-Y., J.G Arnold, R. Srinivasan, M. Volk & P.M. Allen (2006): Surveying Ground Water Level Using Remote Sensing: An Example over the Seco and Hondo Creek Watershed in Texas. Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation 26, 2: 94-102: (doi) 

Steinhardt, U. & M. Volk (2003): Mesoscale landscape analysis on the base of investigations of water balance and water-bound material fluxes: Problems and hierarchical approaches for their resolution. Ecological Modelling 168: 251-265.(doi)

Steinhardt, U. & M. Volk (2002): The investigation of water and matter balance on the meso-landscape scale: A hierarchical approach for landscape research. Landscape Ecology 17, 1: 1-12: (doi)

King, L. & M. Volk (1994): Glaziologie und Glazialmorphologie des Liefde- und Bockfjordgebietes,
NW-Spitzbergen. Z. Geomorphologie, N.F., Suppl.-Band 97: 145-159.