NASA Jet Propulsion Lab SURP grant received

I was recently awarded a 1-year award from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s Strategic University Research Partnership program!  These grants provide up to $100,000 for cutting edge earth science research conducted by JPL scientists and their chosen collaborators at one of JPL’s 12 partnering universities.

For this project, I will be collaborating with David Thompson from JPL. We plan to combine QuikSCAT active microwave remote sensing data with the AVIRIS Next Generation data over California to advance remote sensing of tree canopy water, improving our ability to map ecophysiology, water stress, drought response, and fire risk.

Photo credit: NASA Landsat (showing the Selenge River delta)


NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

I am glad to announce that I just got awarded a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for my proposal entitled “Improved Understanding of Tropical Forest Carbon Dynamics Using Coupled Models and Remote Sensing of Water Vapor Isotopes”.

The award is $30,000 per annum, including $24,000 for my stipend and an allowance of up to $6,000, consisting of $3,000 for student expenses and $3,000 for university expenses. It may be renewed for up to 2 additional years.

See the complete list of this year’s recipients (Earth Science category).