Damien Sulla-Menashe defends his dissertation!
Longtime LCSC team member and MODIS land cover guru Damien Sulla-Menashe successfully defended his dissertation entitled “MONITORING FOREST COVER CHANGE AND CARBON DYNAMICS IN NORTHERN ECOSYSTEMS USING MULTI-RESOLUTION REMOTE SENSING” on May 26, with ensuing celebrations. Congrats Damien!!!!
Our proposal entitled “Multisource Imaging of Seasonal Dynamics in Land Surface Phenology: A Fusion Approach Using Landsat and Sentinel-2“was selected for funding by NASA! This is a three year project, in collaboration with Lars Eklundh and Per Jonsson in Sweden to develop phenology algorithms that fuse Landsat data with Sentinel-2 data.
Two new papers from LCSC team members were recently published. The first paper, which is published in Ecological Applications with colleagues at Harvard and other institutions, describes results from an analysis of within and across site patterns in covariance between greenness indices derived from webcams and carbon fluxes at FLUXNET sites. The second paper, on which former LCSC team member Meghan Salmon (now at Wisconsin) is lead author, describes a new data set characterizing global rainfed, irrigated and paddy rice croplands. For links to these papers, please visit our “Publications” page via the menu at the top of this site.
Josh Gray (lead author) and Mark Friedl (senior author) have a new paper published in Nature shows how changes in global croplands have contributed to changes in the seasonality of atmospheric carbon dioxide over the last 50 years. You can find a link to the paper on our publications page, and a News ad Views piece published in the same issue of Nature that describes this work can be found by clicking here.