Mike Alonzo

Fellow at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center (Washington)

Guest 2016
Master symposium

Mike Alonzo completed his BA in Geography (Middlebury College), his MA in Geography (University of Denver) and his PhD in Geography (UC Santa Barbara) with a focus on airborne remote sensing. Suffice it to say, he likes looking at the earth. Mike is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center. In his research he works to improve urban ecosystem analysis through fusion of lidar and hyperspectral imagery. Tree-crown level spectral and structural measurements may be used to identify tree species and estimate key forest parameters such as leaf area index and biomass. At NASA he is using similar tools as applied to analysis of boreal forest fire characterization in Alaska.