Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Alexey N Shiklomanov

(Rsch AST, Earth Sciences Remote Sens)

Alexey N Shiklomanov's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.6683
Org Code: 610.1
Mail Code 610.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Research Interests

Earth Science informatics

Earth Science: Analysis

Dynamic vegetation modeling

Earth Science: Ecosystem function

Vegetation remote sensing

Earth Science: Remote Sensing

Current Projects

Cloud computing technologies for NASA Earth Science data

Hyperspectral remote sensing of vegetation

NASA Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) mission preparatory activities

Remote Sensing


Research physical Scientist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office - Greenbelt, MD

March 2023 - Present

Earth Science Data Systems (ESDS) Program Scientist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Greenbelt, MD

October 2021 - Present

Research physical scientist

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory - Greenbelt, MD

February 2020 - March 2023

Postdoctoral research associate

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) - College Park, MD

August 2018 - February 2020

Adjunct faculty

George Washington University, Department of Geography - Washington, D.C.

August 2019 - December 2020

Graduate research assistant

Boston University, Department of Earth & Environment - Boston, MA

August 2014 - June 2018


  • 2018. Ph.D. Geography, Boston University.
    • Dissertation: Improving ecological forecasts using model and data constraints
    • Advisor: Michael Dietze
  • 2014. Honors B.S. with Distinction, Chemistry and Environmental Science, University of Delaware
    • Honors thesis: Stemflow acid neutralization capacity in a deciduous forest: The role of edge effects
    • Advisor: Delphis Levia




2024. "Unveiling the transferability of PLSR models for leaf trait estimation: lessons from a comprehensive analysis with a novel global dataset." New Phytologist 243 (1): 111-131 [10.1111/nph.19807] [Journal Article/Letter]

2024. "On‐Orbit Spatial Performance Characterization for Thermal Infrared Imagers of Landsat 7, 8, and 9, ECOSTRESS and CTI." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 129 (2): [10.1029/2023jg007506] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "A community convention for ecological forecasting: Output files and metadata version 1.0." Ecosphere 14 (11): [10.1002/ecs2.4686] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Exploring Mission Design for Imaging Spectroscopy Retrievals for Land and Aquatic Ecosystems." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 128 (4): [10.1029/2022jg006833] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Winter severity affects occupancy of spring‐ and summer‐breeding anurans across the eastern United States." Diversity and Distributions 28 (10): 2187-2199 [10.1111/ddi.13620] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Remote Detection and Monitoring of Plant Traits: Theory and Practice." Annual Plant Reviews online 5 (3): 313-344 [10.1002/9781119312994.apr0778] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Historically inconsistent productivity and respiration fluxes in the global terrestrial carbon cycle." Nature Communications 13 (1): 1733 [10.1038/s41467-022-29391-5] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Climate Drives Modeled Forest Carbon Cycling Resistance and Resilience in the Upper Great Lakes Region, USA." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127 (1): [10.1029/2021jg006587] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Liana optical traits increase tropical forest albedo and reduce ecosystem productivity." Global Change Biology 28 (1): 227-244 [10.1111/gcb.15928] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "A New Approach to Evaluate and Reduce Uncertainty of Model-Based Biodiversity Projections for Conservation Policy Formulation." BioScience 71 (12): 1261-1273 [10.1093/biosci/biab094] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Spectral Fidelity of Earth's Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 126 (8): [10.1029/2021jg006273] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "A permafrost implementation in the simple carbon–climate model Hector v.2.3pf." Geoscientific Model Development 14 (7): 4751-4767 [10.5194/gmd-14-4751-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Cutting out the middleman: Calibrating and validating a dynamic vegetation model (ED2-PROSPECT5) using remotely sensed surface reflectance." Geoscientific Model Development 14 (5): 2603–2633 [10.5194/gmd-14-2603-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Reduced Complexity Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2: Synthesising Earth system knowledge for probabilistic climate projections." Earth's Future [10.1029/2020ef001900] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "NASA's surface biology and geology designated observable: A perspective on surface imaging algorithms." Remote Sensing of Environment 257 112349 [10.1016/j.rse.2021.112349] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Predicting near-saturated hydraulic conductivity in urban soils." Journal of Hydrology 595 126051 [10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126051] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "The fortedata R package: open-science datasets from a manipulative experiment testing forest resilience." Earth System Science Data 13 (3): 943-952 [10.5194/essd-13-943-2021] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Beyond ecosystem modeling: A roadmap to community cyberinfrastructure for ecological data‐model integration." Global Change Biology gcb.15409 [10.1111/gcb.15409] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Reduced Complexity Model Intercomparison Project Phase 1: introduction and evaluation of global-mean temperature response." Geoscientific Model Development 13 (11): 5175-5190 [10.5194/gmd-13-5175-2020] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Structure and parameter uncertainty in centennial projections of forest community structure and carbon cycling." Global Change Biology n/a (n/a): [10.1111/gcb.15164] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Forest Structural Complexity and Biomass Predict First-Year Carbon Cycling Responses to Disturbance." Ecosystems [10.1007/s10021-020-00544-1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Does the leaf economic spectrum hold within plant functional types? A Bayesian multivariate trait meta‐analysis." Ecological Applications 30 (3): [10.1002/eap.2064] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "The conservation value of forest fragments in the increasingly agrarian landscape of Sumatra." Environmental Conservation 46 (4): 340-346 [10.1017/s0376892919000195] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "The influence of canopy radiation parameter uncertainty on model projections of terrestrial carbon and energy cycling." PLOS ONE 14 (7): e0216512 [10.1371/journal.pone.0216512] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Enhancing global change experiments through integration of remote‐sensing techniques." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17 (4): 215-224 [10.1002/fee.2031] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Long-term changes in the ground thermal regime of an artificially drained thaw-lake basin in the Russian European north." Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 29 (1): 49-59 [10.1002/ppp.1963] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Quantifying the influences of spectral resolution on uncertainty in leaf trait estimates through a Bayesian approach to RTM inversion." Remote Sensing of Environment 183 226-238 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.05.023] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Calcium and aluminum cycling in a temperate broadleaved deciduous forest of the eastern USA: relative impacts of tree species, canopy state, and flux type." Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187 (7): 458 [10.1007/s10661-015-4675-3] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Stemflow acid neutralization capacity in a broadleaved deciduous forest: The role of edge effects." Environmental Pollution 193 45-53 [10.1016/j.envpol.2014.06.011] [Journal Article/Letter]


2020. "Evaluation of sensor characteristics on the retrieval of vegetation surface reflectance in high-latitude ecosystems." AUTHOREA ( [10.1002/essoar.10504943.2] [Other]


Functional ecology in the SBG era: An assessment of the state of plant trait retrieval from imaging spectroscopy

ROSES2020 A.31 New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science - NASA (NNH20ZDA001N-NIP) - Awarded: 2021-03-19

Dates: 2021-04-01  - 2024-03-31

Intermediate complexity schemes for modelling the diversity of vegetation drought response

ROSES2020 A.16 Modeling Analysis and Prediction - NASA (NNH20ZDA001N-MAP) - Awarded: 2020-03-12

Dates: 2021-04-01  - 2025-03-31