Mark Friedl

Professor and Interim Chair

Educational Background

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1993

Current Research

My research uses remote sensing to examine biogeophysical patterns and processes at the Earth’s surface. I am particularly interested in how land land cover and ecosystem properties affect surface climate, how land surface biophysics influence the Earth’s weather and climate system, and more generally, how human activities are shaping the planet and affecting the global biosphere.