Alison Thieme is a remote sensing scientist and ecologist. Her research has focused on the applications of remote sensing in policy making. In 2016 and 2017, Alison worked with NASA DEVELOP on a series of projects in various application areas of NASA's Earth Sciences.  Collaborations include work with the Amazon Conservation Association, Amazon Conservation Team, Global Environment Facility, USDA-ARS, USGS, USEPA, Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Puerto Rico, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Alison began focusing on conservation while serving in the Peace Corps in Madagascar. 

While away from the computer, Ms. Thieme volunteers with UMD's Space Systems Laboratory as an AAUS science diver in training.  

Degrees

  • MS
    Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment, Clark University
  • BS
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
  • MBA
    Smartly

Awards

  • AGU Data Visualization and Storytelling Contest

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change – Coupled Human and Natural Systems
National
Peace Corps Madagascar
James Web Space Telescope Alison Thieme Portrait
Email
thieme [at] umd.edu