Current members


Dr. Daniel Dixon

Postdoctoral Researcher

2022- present Postdoctoral Researcher

2018-2022 PhD Geography, University of Western Australia, Australia

2015-2018  MSc Earth System Science and Policy, University of North Dakota, USA

2009-2013 Psychology/Spanish Language, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA

Research interests: Remote sensing and GIS applications of environmental disturbance and land management effects. Emphasis on forests and tree crown-scale fire impacts.

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Postdoctoral Researcher

2022 - present   Postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Davis
2016 - 2022  Ph.D. Ecology and Conservation Biology, Texas A&M University
2013-2016    M.S. Global Environmental Change, Beijing Normal University, China
2009-2013   B.S. Geographical Information System, Beijing Normal University, China

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, GIS, Machine Learning, Fire Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Scale

MT photo1.pngDr. Minmeng Tang

Postdoctoral Researcher

2021 - present    Postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Davis
2021  Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences  at University of California, Davis

Research Interests: Wildfire smoke, wildfire risk modeling, air pollution, machine learning

Zhehan_IMG_7419.jpegZhehan Tang

Graduate Student Researcher

2016 - present  PhD candidate in Geography
2016 B.S. in Agricultural Science at Cornell University 

Research Interests: Precision agriculture with remote sensing technology 

Current Projects: Crop water stress detection with multispectral and thermal remote sensing observations from satellite and UAS (drones) 

Sara Winsemius


Graduate Student Researcher

2017 - present   PhD candidate in Ecology
2013   B.S. in Environmental Science, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Remote sensing applications for forest monitoring and management, Sub-alpine forests, carbon storage



Judy Chen

Graduate Student Researcher

2021 - present    PhD student in Ecology Graduate Group
2019  M. S. in Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University, Taipei
2016  B. S. in Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei

Research Interests: Remote sensing applications for habitat management, interactions and mechanisms between wildlife and environmental changes



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Graduate Student Researcher

2021- present    PhD student in Geography
2021 M. S. in GIS, Clark University
2018 BS in GIS and BE in Computer Science, Jilin University, China

Research Interests: Empirical and physical models of remote sensing; Data fusion; Sustainable Agriculture; Earth system sciences.


Liam Bhajan

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2021 - present  PhD student in Geography

2021 M.S. in Geology, Boston College 

2017 B.S. in Geological Sciences, Stanford University

Research Interests: Application of remote sensing and spatial analyses in smallholder agriculture to help improve in farm management techniques and climate change adaptation


Brandon Klever

Graduate student researcher

2021 - Present  Master Student in International Agricultural Development at UC Daivs

2017 - 2021  B.S. in BioResource And Agricultural Engineering, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Current project:   Yield prediction for optimized resource management in Almond orchards