Shukhrat Shokirov obtained his PhD degree in remote sensing of wildlife habitat and completed short-term postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian National University. He holds a MSc degree in Geography from the University of West Hungary and BSc in Surveying and Cartography from the TIIAME, Uzbekistan. He also has years of work experience in remote sensing and GIS. His PhD thesis involved using terrestrial and UAV LiDAR data for animal habitat modelling. During his postdoctoral fellowship in Australia, he estimated the relationship between fuel moisture and fire severity using MODIS and Sentinel datasets in forests that experienced catastrophic fires in 2019-2020. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in GEDI Science Team at the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland in College Park. His research project involves calibration and validation of GEDI data using terrestrial and UAV LiDAR datasets.


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    Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers, Uzbekistan
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    University of West Hungary, Hungary
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    Australian National University, Australia

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