- Research Scientist
- Doctor of Philosophy
- PhD, 2004, Forestry, Ecological Modeling and Remote Sensing, The University of Montana
- Undergraduate Degree
- BA, 2000, Environmental Science, The University of Virginia
- Additional Degree
- AAS, 1995, Electronic Systems Technologies, Community College of the Air Force
My main research focus is to develop a holistic understanding of the climatic factors that regulate foliar canopy phenology at regional scales or larger. I have developed a generalized foliar phenology model that predicts intra-annual plant canopy status. This model will be suitable for use in ecosystem process models, dynamic vegetation models and land-surface models used in general circulation models for predicted the impacts of rising greenhouse gases on climate.
I am also implementing the model as a monitoring tool. I will use the model, coupled with gridded climate data from the Surface Observations Gridding System, to create daily maps of canopy status over the continental United States.
- Society Affiliations
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)