Professor, Director of Center for Remote Sensing | William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of Mathematics and Science



Land Cover and Surface Climate Group


My research uses remote sensing to examine biogeophysical patterns and processes at the Earth’s surface. I am particularly interested in how 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.


  • EE 503 Micrometeorology: Energy & Mass Transfer at Earth’s Surface
  • EE 516 Multivariate Analysis for Geographers
  • EE 840 Advanced Topics in Remote Sensing