I am a Professor of Remote Sensing the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho; until 2012 I was with the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, as Assistant Research Scientist (2005-2009) and Associate Research Professor (2009-2012).
I held research fellowships at the Italian national Research Council (2004-2005) and at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (2002-2004), and was a visiting scientist at the Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich (2000-2002).
Areas of Interest
- Global scale applications of low and medium resolution satellite data
- Remote sensing of fire
- Multitemporal algorithms
- Validation of low resolution thematic products
- Inversion of Radiative Transfer Models
Degree TypeMSDegree DetailsEnvironmental Engineering, 2000, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Degree TypePh.DDegree DetailsGeodesy and Geomatics, 2005, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
The overarching theme of my research, teaching and outreach activities is the use of Earth Observation satellite remote sensing systems for global environmental monitoring. My current research focuses on the production, validation and analysis of global and continental scale datasets from remotely sensed dataset, with a particular emphasis on algorithm development for burned area mapping, estimation of vegetation biophysical parameters, and forest monitoring.
NASA MODIS Science Team
CEOS Cal Val, Land Cover Product Validation Subgroup, Fire Product Validation focus area, co-Chair
GOFC-GOLD Fire Implementation Team, member