Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Asner, Gregory P.
Location Arizona State University
Primary Field Human Environmental Sciences
Secondary Field Environmental Sciences and Ecology
 Election Citation
Asner has transformed the use of remote sensing for ecological and geographical sciences. He has pioneered the development of non-optical remote sensing to examine changes in terrestrial carbon stocks, invasive species and other phenomena. The work is fundamental to monitoring and understanding the impact of human activities on ecological processes.
 Research Interests
Dr. Asner investigates the interactions between society, climate and ecosystems through a combination of extensive field study, airborne and satellite remote sensing, and computer modeling. His work has uncovered ecological change in forests and coral reefs of the world. He also maintains a research program on the chemical evolution of plants and corals, and their expression in Earth spectroscopy measured with airborne and orbital remote sensing instrumentation. His basic research has propelled a series of U.S. and foreign satellite missions to study Earth?s changing biological diversity. He has published more than 600 scientific articles.

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