February 11, 2013

Lola Fatoyinbo-Agueh At Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo is a Research Physical Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Lab at NASA GSFC where she studies forest ecology and ecosystem structure using active remote sensing instruments. Dr. Fatoyinbo received her Doctorate in Environmental sciences in 2008 with a focus on forest ecology of Tropical Wetlands. After her Ph.D, she received a NASA postdoctoral program fellowship at the Radar Science and Engineering Section at JPL, where her primary research focus was on using interferometric SAR data to quantify tropical forest extent, height and biomass through the development of radar-lidar fusion algorithms. In 2010, Dr. Fatoyinbo joined Goddard’s Biospheric Sciences Laboratory. Her current research focus is the fusion of optical, SAR and lidar data to quantify forest structure, biomass, extent and degradation. She is the Principal Investigator on the new P-band EcoSAR radar instrument, the first SAR instrument ever awarded to NASA GSFC. Dr Fatoyinbo is also a PI on the ALOS Kyoto and Carbon Initiative Science team and a co- Investigator on several NASA funded projects, including and education and outreach project.

credit: NASA

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