Areas of Interest

  • Remote sensing
  • LiDAR
  • Modeling
  • Vegetation Structure


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Earth Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Earth Sciences, University of Amsterdam


  • 2019-04-03
    Winner at campus-level 3 Minute thesis competition, University of Maryland Graduate School
  • 2018-05-04
    Excellence in Graduate Research Award
  • 2018-05-04
    Distinguished performance as a Graduate Research Assistant
  • 2017-09-01
    NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship
  • 2015-08-01
    Merit Fellowship.
  • 2019-05-10
    Excellence in Graduate Research Award


  • Marselis, S.M., Armston, J.D., Dubayah, R. & GEDI Science Definition Team (2018). Predicting Tree Diversity with Full-Waveform Lidar Data across the Tropics. AGU fall meeting
  • Marselis. S.M., Tang, H., Armston, J., Dubayah, R. (2018). Predicting tree diversity with full-waveform lidar data in Gabon. ForestSAT 2018, College Park, MD, USA
  • Marselis, S.M., Tang, H., Blair, J.B., Hofton, M.A., Armston, J., Dubayah, R. (2017) Characterizing Exterior and Interior Tropical Forest Structure Variability with Full-Waveform Airborne LIDAR Data in Lope, Gabon. AGU fall meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Marselis, S.M., Armston, J., Fitzpatrick, M., Dubayah, R. (2017). Characterization of vegetation structure at the tropical forest-savanna ecotone in Gabon. Silvilaser 2017, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Marselis, S.M., Armston, J.D., Kellner, J.R., Duncanson, L., Hancock, S., Tang, H., Dubayah, R. (2016). The Impact of Ground Plot Edge-Effects on Empirical Relationships Between Footprint-level Biomass and GEDI waveform lidar metrics. AGU fall meeting

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Carbon, Vegetation Dynamics and Landscape-Scale Processes
Suzanne Marselis
1150 Lefrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
marselis [at]