PhD Graduate student, NASA Fellow
Brian's research focuses on the study of large scale hydrologic and ecological processes. Brian earned a BS in Natural Sciences from Cornell University. His MSc thesis research at the City College of New York focused on the development of hydrologic climate indicators at the river basin scale as part of NASA's role in the National Climate Assessment. Brian is currently engaged in NASA funded research using active microwave and passive optical remote sensing to map wetland vegetation communities and inundation regimes in the Chesapeake Bay and Long Island Sound. Brian is particularly interested in using remote sensing to study processes along the upland-wetland-estuary continuum by linking the large scale synoptic observations of satellite remote sensing with the detailed observations obtained by field studies.
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