Prospects and priorities for satellite monitoring of global terrestrial biodiversity

Principal Investigators:

Frank W. Davis, Ryan Pavlick, Mark P. Schildhauer, and David W. Schimel

Global geospatial data are essential for understanding and predicting the role of ecosystems in the Earth System. As the world enters the Anthropocene, a new geologic period defined by humanity’s signature on the planet, the Earth’s rapidly changing environment is putting critical ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, climate regulation, and food production at risk. Current rates of climate change in the terrestrial biosphere exceed the highest rates observed in the recent paleo-record and may increase further (Loarie et al. 2009;... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group10th—12th December 2014Participant List  
Working Group29th June—1st July 2015Participant List  
Working Group6th—8th June 2016Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Sandy J. Andelmansandelman@conservation.orgConservation International
Gregory P. Asnergpa@ciw.eduUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Jeannine M. Cavender-Barescavender@umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Frank W. Davisfrank.davis@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Robert Guralnickrobgur@gmail.comUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Walter Jetzwalter.jetz@yale.eduYale University
Jens Kattgejkattge@bgc-jena.mpg.deMax-Planck Institute for Biogeochemisty
Andrew Latimeramlatimer@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Tim of Exeter
Brian J. McGillmail@brianmcgill.orgUniversity of Maine
Guy F. African National Biodiversity Institute
Paul Moorcroftpaul_moorcroft@harvard.eduHarvard University
Ryan Pavlickryan.p.pavlick@jpl.nasa.govJet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Michael E. Schaepmanmichael.schaepman@geo.uzh.chUniversity of Zurich
Mark P. Schildhauerschild@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
David W. Schimeldavid.schimel@jpl.nasa.govJet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Franziska Schrodt-Williamsf.i.schrodt@gmail.comMax-Planck Institute for Biogeochemisty
Ulrike Stahlustahl@bgc-jena.mpg.deMax-Planck Institute for Biogeochemisty
Phil Townsendptownsend@wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Woody Turnerwoody.turner@nasa.govNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Susan L. Ustin Doyleslustin@ucdavis.eduUniversity of California, Davis
Fabian D. Schneiderfabian-daniel.schneider@geo.uzh.chUniversity of Zurich
Andrew D. Bartonabarton@princeton.eduPrinceton University
Benjamin D. Bestbbest@nceas.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Astrid Bracherastrid.bracher@awi.deAlfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Kyle Cavanaughkcavanaugh@geog.ucla.eduUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Gene Feldmangene.c.feldman@nasa.govJet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Michelle Gierarchmichelle.gierach@jpl.nasa.govJet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Jack Gilbertgilbertjack@uchicago.eduUniversity of Chicago
Maria Kavanaughmkavanaugh@whoi.eduWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Raphael M. Kudelakudela@ucsc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Ricardo Letelierletelier@coas.oregonstate.eduOregon State University
Robert J. Millermiller@msi.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Colleen B. Mouwcbmouw@mtu.eduMichigan Technological University
Frank Edgar Muller-Kargercarib@usf.eduUniversity of South Florida
Sherry Palaciossherry.l.palacios@nasa.govJet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Collin Roeslercroesler@bowdoin.eduBowdoin College
David A. Siegeldavey@icess.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Heidi M. Sosikhsosik@whoi.eduWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kevin Turpiekevin.r.turpie@nasa.govJet Propulsion Laboratory of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Angel Whiteawhite@coas.oregonstate.eduOregon State University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Jetz, Walter; Cavender-Bares, Jeannine M.; Pavlick, Ryan; Schimel, David W.; Davis, Frank W.; Asner, Gregory P.; Guralnick, Robert; Kattge, Jens; Latimer, Andrew; Moorcroft, Paul; Schaepman, Michael E.; Schildhauer, Mark P.; Schneider, Fabian D.; Schrodt-Williams, Franziska; Stahl, Ulrike; Ustin Doyle, Susan L. 2016. Monitoring plant functional diversity from space. Nature. Vol: 2. Pages 1-5. (Online version)
Journal Article Muller-Karger, Frank Edgar; Hestir, Erin; Ade, Christiana; Turpie, Kevin; Roberts, Dar A.; Siegel, David A.; Miller, Robert J.; Humm, David; Izenberg, Noam; Keller, Mary; Morgan, Frank; Frouin, Robert; Dekker, Arnold; Gardner, Royal; Goodman, James; Schaeffer, Blake; Franz, Bryan A.; Pahlevan, Nima; Mannino, Antonio; Concha, Javier A.; Ackleson, Steven G.; Cavanaugh, Kyle; Romanou, Anastasia; Tzortziou, Maria; Boss, Emmanuel; Pavlick, Ryan; Freeman, Anthony; Rousseaux, Cecile S.; Dunne, John P.; Long, Matthew C.; Klein, Eduardo; McKinley, Galen A.; Goes, Joachim; Letelier, Ricardo; Kavanaugh, Maria; Roffer, Mitchell; Bracher, Astrid; Arrigo, Kevin R.; Dierssen, Heidi M.; Zhang, Xiaodong; Davis, Frank W.; Best, Benjamin D.; Guralnick, Robert; Moisan, John; Sosik, Heidi M.; Kudela, Raphael M.; Mouw, Colleen B.; Barnard, Andrew H.; Palacios, Sherry; Roesler, Collin; Jetz, Walter; Drakou, Evangelia G.; Appeltans, Ward. 2018. Satellite sensor requirements for monitoring essential biodiversity variables of coastal ecosystems. Ecological Applications. (Abstract) (Online version)
Journal Article Schneider, Fabian D.; Morsdorf, Felix; Schmid, Bernhard; Petchey, Owen; Hueni, Andreas; Schimel, David W.; Schaepman, Michael E. 2017. Mapping functional diversity from remotely sensed morphological and physiological forest traits. Nature Communications. (Abstract) (Online version)
"Prospects and priorities for satellite monitoring of global terrestrial biodiversity" is project ID: 12693