Overview

Welcome to the home of the Land Cover and Surface Climate Group in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University.  Our research focuses on ecosystem and climate processes at the land-atmosphere interface using remote sensing.  We are especially interested in observations and models that characterize and improve understanding of how terrestrial ecosystems are changing in response to climate change and human activities.  Current research foci include mapping global land cover and land cover change using remote sensing at a variety of scales, monitoring and modeling dynamics in phenology and related ecosystem processes, and using remote sensing to characterize the properties, geography and dynamics of human dominated ecosystems.  The menu at the top of this page provides links to pages with information related to our research foci, publications from our group, data sets and documentation produced by our group, and collaborators, current members, and past members of our research group.  The menu on the right-hand side of the page provides links to pages that describe our specific research foci, along with links to more general information regarding NASA’s remote sensing programs, Boston University, and the Department of Earth and Environment.

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