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New Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIS Spatial Analysis

Isabella Mariotto

Join us in welcoming Dr. Isabella Mariotto to the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science.

Dr. Mariotto has filled the position of Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing/GIS Spatial Analysis. Mariotto’s areas of expertise include, remote sensing and GIS spatial analysis and modeling, hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation, remote sensing of aboveground Carbon storage, biodiversity, food security, and evapotranspiration from Energy Balance models. Isabella has a Ph.D. in Ecology (Remote Sensing and GIS) from New Mexico State University and completed her postdoctoral scholarship with University of Arizona and the US Geological Survey.

 


New Funding – Falkowski

Assistant Professor Michael Falkowski

Assistant Professor Michael Falkowski has several new projects that have recently been funded.

Fuel Consumption and Carbon cycling in northern peatland ecosystems: Understanding vulnerability to burning, fuel consumption, and emissions via remote sensing of fuel moisture and radiative energy.
Program: NASA Terrestrial Ecology
PI: Michael Falkowski
Michigan Tech  CoPIs: Evan Kane, Eugene Levin
MTRI CoPIs: Mary Ellen Miller, Nancy French, and Laura Bourgeau-Chavez|
Collaborating Institutions: Rochester Institute of Technology; University of Idaho; Florida Atlantic University
Amount: ~$650,000

Enhancing Tools and Geospatial Data to Support Operational Forest Management > and Regional Forest Planning in the Face of Climate Change
Program: NASA New Investigator Program in Earth Science
Title: Enhancing Tools and Geospatial Data to Support Operational Forest Management and Regional Forest Planning in the Face of Climate Change
PI: Michael Falkowski
Michigan Tech CoPIs: Linda Nagel; Robert Froese
Collaborating Institutions: US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station; Portland State University; University of Idaho
Amount: ~$350,000

Remote sensing of conifer and mesquite encroachment into lesser prairie-chicken habitats
Agency: Natural Resource Conservation Service
PI: Michael Falkowski
Michigan Tech CoPIs: Joseph Bump
Amount $95,000


On the Road – Mayer

Assistant Professor Audrey Mayer presented work on information theory and sustainable landscapes in a symposium on Coupled Human And Natural Systems (CHANS) at a meeting of the International Association of Landscape Ecology in Newport, Rhode Island, this week. Azad Henareh Khalyani, a PhD candidate in forest science, presented a poster on his remote-sensing work on a protected area in northwestern Iran.