I am a environmental scientist and remote sensing specialist interested in the understanding of Arctic hydrology, ecology and associated land-atmosphere carbon dynamics under the effects of climate change. This includes the evolution of surface hydrology under climate change, interactions with biogeochemical processes and how these relationships influence higher-level environmental patterns and processes. My research is highly inter-disciplinary and combines rigorous, process-based approaches from different fields including hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecology and geomorphology. I use a combination of in-situ sampling methods, multi-scale remote sensing and earth system models to pinpoint and evaluate the mechanistic links between climate, hydrology and carbon exchange in the Arctic.
Coupled to my aforementioned work, I have been developing and testing novel platforms and remote sensing capabilities including phenocams, kite aerial photography and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, aka Drones) equipped with LiDAR, hyperspectral imaging and photogrammetry with applications to a gamut of environmental studies and national security solicitations. These applications have been the technological backbone for my research and I envision continuing the development and testing of novel systems for environmental applications.
Featured in: EOS magazine (https://eos.org/articles/aquatic-plants-may-accelerate-arctic-methane-emissions)
Featured in: Science Magazine News (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/03/alaska-s-ponds-are-disappearing) AGU News (http://news.agu.org/press-release/ponds-are-disappearing-in-the-arctic-new-study-finds/) UTEP News (http://news.utep.edu/researcher-studies-how-climate-change-is-affecting-arctic-ponds/)
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