I am a PhD student working with Ralph Dubayah. I am interested in examining the impacts of sea level rise on coastal upland forests using LiDAR and other remote sensing techniques. I was awarded the NOAA Margaret Davidson Fellowship for years 2020-2022 to fund this research! This research will help determine if there are initial effects to the forest structure in areas of increased salt water inundation and provide information for wetland management. 

Areas of Interest

  • Coastal Forests, Land use change, Sea Level Rise
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Degrees

  • Degree Type
    B.S.
    Degree Details
    Environmental Science
  • Degree Type
    M.S.
    Degree Details
    Environmental Science

Awards

  • 2020-08-01
    NOAA Margaret Davidson Fellowship

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems
  • Land Cover - Land Use Change
  • Carbon, Vegetation Dynamics and Landscape-Scale Processes
This picture was taken in Bahia San Quintin, Baja Calaliforina.  I was helping a former lab-mate with his doctoral research on the extent, productivity, and seasonality of seagrass in that pristine bay.
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epowell1 [at] terpmail.umd.edu