NASA WaterSCAPES: Science of Coupled Aquatic Processes in Ecosystems from Space

The project will address the stocks and fluxes of water, nutrients and vegetative biomass through a quantitative approach that combines remote sensing observations (radar and optical), mathematical modeling of ecohydrologic processes, and field ecophysical experiments. The research and education activities are performed in the Everglades and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. This enhances our understanding of ecosystem structural and functional changes relevant to vegetative species diversity and spatiotemporal distribution. That understanding is crucial to improve the management of, and production and restoration efforts in, other global, complex ecosystems.

  • Focus: Graduate
  • Contact: Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm,, Department of Earth and Environment, College of Arts, Sciences & Education