Troy Magney: Can we see plant photosynthesis from space?


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The Spring 2017 Biology Seminar Series continues with Troy Magney’s talk, "Can we see plant photosynthesis from space? Insights across leaf, tower, airborne, and satellite scales." Tuesday, February 28thBioScience 11312:30 p.m.Refreshments will be served!

Troy Magney is a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. He completed his Ph.D. in the Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics at the University of Idaho in 2015. He is interested in designing, testing, and deploying instrumentation that will enable improved monitoring of biosphere-atmosphere interactions in space and time. To accomplish this, he collects remote sensing and field data across a range of scales – from the leaf chloroplast, to canopy observation towers, to aircraft sensors, and earth-observing satellites.