NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology program announced in March 2019 the next round of selected proposals for the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experient (ABoVE), and two newly selected proposals were led by Geographical Sciences faculty members Tatiana Loboda and Laura Duncanson.
ABoVE is a large-scale study in western North America’s Arctic-Boreal Zone focused on studying ecosystem responses to environmental change and the implications of these changes for social-ecological systems.
Laura Duncanson’s project "Mapping Boreal Forest Biomass Density for the ABoVE Domain Circa 2020 with ICESat-2" also includes Co-Investigators Ralph Dubayah and John Armston from the department. Tatiana Loboda’s project is "Assessing Impact of Climate-Driven Increase in Wildfire Emission on Air Quality and Health of Urban and Indigenous Populations in Alaska."
These new projects will each last three years.