Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Compton J. Tucker

(SENIOR SCIENTIST, EARTH)

 compton.j.tucker@nasa.gov

 301.614.6644

Org Code: 610

NASA/GSFC
Mail Code: 610.9
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Employer: NASA

Positions/Employment


Postdoctoral Fellow

National Academy of Sciences - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

1975 - 1977



Physical Scientist

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

1977 - Present


Education


1969, B.S. in Biology, Colorado State University
1973, M.S., College of Forestry, Colorado State University
1975, Ph.D., College of Forestry, Colorado State University

Brief Bio


Dr. Tucker specializes in studying the earth with satellite data. He was among the first researchers to employ coarse-resolution satellite data to exploit the time domain for studying global photosynthesis on land, determining land cover, monitoring droughts, providing famine early warning, and predicting ecologically-coupled disease outbreaks. He has also used large quantities of Landsat data to study forest condition, deforestation, and forest fragmentation in temperate, subtropical, and tropical forests; and to study glacier extent. From 2005 to 2010, he was on NASA detail to the U.S. Global Change Program where he was the co-chairperson of two Interagency Working Groups, for Observations and for Land Use and Land Cover Change. He was active in NASA’s Space Archaeology Program and has conducted ground-based radar and magnetic surveys at Troy, the Granicus River Valley, and Gordion in Turkey, with University of Cincinnati and University of Pennsylvania projects working at these locations from 2001 to 2012. Since 2014, he has been active in mapping land and forest degradation and attempting to quantify arid and semi-arid woody biomass using Landsat, MODIS, and large volumes of commercial satellite data.

 

Teaching Experience


Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, 1995–2021

Taught Introduction to Remote Sensing 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003


Consulting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2005–2021

Selected Public Outreach


Television Appearances, Radio Shows, and Congressional Testimony:

1988 - 2018

"Decade of Destruction," a PBS program in 1988 that dealt with the Brazilian state of Rondonia, where a misdirected project caused a decade of trouble for the state of Rondonia;

“Banking on Disaster,” a PBS program in 1989 that exposed the role of international finance and corruption in the Brazilian state of Rondonia;

Congressional testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on the topic of Indigenous peoples and the natural environment of Brazil. Other notable people taking part in the testimony were Ms. Biance Jagger, Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, formerly president of Brazil; Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Shaman and Spokesperson for Yanomami Nation of Venezuela; Thomas E. Lovejoy, Assistant Secretary for External Affairs and the Environment, Smithsonian Institution; and David L. Skole, professor at Michigan State University. My testimony concerned Amazon deforestation and habitat fragmentation using satellite data. May 10, 1994, Washington D.C.;

"The Nature of Things" by David Suzuki, CBS Canada (1995);

"Miracle Planet," All Nippon Television (1998);

"Science Friday: Satellites and Disease," National Public Radio, July 19, 1999.

“Salt Bandits,” Earth and Sky Radio Show, an interview regarding an expedition to a meteorite crater in an isolated part of the Bolivian Amazon Basin (2002);

“Rainforests at the Crossroads” Jason Expedition (2004). Appeared in forty-five 1-hour live educational television shows for middle-school students, January 20–February 6, 2004, from Baro Colorado Island, Panama (January–February 2004);

"How the Earth Works”, a 1-hour C-Span panel discussion on the Global Earth Observing System, January 10, 2005, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (2005);

Congressional testimony to the House Appropriations subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for Critical Satellite Climate Change Data Sets. My testimony concerned satellite observations needed to understand the role of land vegetation in weather and climate. March 18, 2009, The Capitol Building, Washington DC;

“The Geospatial Revolution” Episode 3, PBS (2011);

Space Archaeology,” a program in the “Are We Alone? — Make contact with science” series of science radio programs produced by the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute. Released the week of June 6, 2011;

“My American Landscape Contest: A Space Chronicle of Change” May 31, 2012, Bay News 9 of Tampa, Florida, TV Interview about NASA’s Landsat Image Analysis Contest;

“How Many Trees are in the World?”, May 31, 2012, Aspen, Colorado Public Radio, 91.5 FM;

“Satellites revolutionize knowledge of ice sheets and glaciers”, June 8, 2012 Australian Radio National Breakfast with Ms. Fran Kelly, a live national radio program broadcast throughout Australia;

“It’s the First Day of Spring”, March 21, 2013. A series of live television interviews with television stations around the country on how satellite data show spring is arriving earlier due to global warming;

"Living Planet" -- Twenty years of synchronous land and ocean photosynthesis: >2.0M views on YouTube as of October 30, 2020, that was preceded by a number of television and radio interviews November 17–20, 2017. Twelve Living Planet live interviews in November 2017 for twelve television or radio stations;

NASA’s Dinosaur-Mammal Cretaceous Rosetta Stone January 31–Mid-February 2018 Media Extravaganza. Ten news stories or interviews.

 

Publications


Refereed

Choi, M., A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, et al. C. J. Tucker, M. N. Khan, F. Policelli, C. S. Neigh, and A. A. Hall. 2024. Calibration of Maxar Constellation over Libya-4 Site using MAIAC Technique IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 1-11 [10.1109/jstars.2024.3367250]

Tucker, C., M. Brandt, P. Hiernaux, et al. A. Kariryaa, K. Rasmussen, J. Small, C. Igel, F. Reiner, K. Melocik, J. Meyer, S. Sinno, E. Romero, E. Glennie, Y. Fitts, A. Morin, J. Pinzon, D. McClain, P. Morin, C. Porter, S. Loeffler, L. Kergoat, B. A. Issoufou, P. Savadogo, J. P. Wigneron, B. Poulter, P. Ciais, R. Kaufmann, R. Myneni, S. Saatchi, R. Fensholt, and B. Poulter. 2023. Sub-continental-scale carbon stocks of individual trees in African drylands Nature 615 (7950): 80-86 [10.1038/s41586-022-05653-6]

Jennings, D. E., M. D. Jhabvala, C. J. Tucker, et al. A. W. Lunsford, A. T. La, T. P. Flatley, K. K. Choi, D. L. Wu, D. C. Morton, T. R. Holmes, Y. Fitts, P. G. Cappelaere, A. N. Cillis, K. A. Turck, and T. Hewagama. 2022. Compact thermal imager: a flight demonstration of infrared technology for Earth observations Applied Optics 61 (14): 4215 [10.1364/ao.450442]

Thompson, L. G., M. E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, et al. S. E. Porter, G. V. Corrales, C. A. Shuman, and C. J. Tucker. 2021. The impacts of warming on rapidly retreating high-altitude, low-latitude glaciers and ice core-derived climate records Global and Planetary Change 203 103538 [10.1016/j.gloplacha.2021.103538]

Bhatt, U. S., D. A. Walker, M. K. Raynolds, et al. J. E. Walsh, P. A. Bieniek, L. Cai, J. C. Comiso, H. E. Epstein, G. V. Frost, R. Gersten, A. S. Hendricks, J. E. Pinzon, L. Stock, and C. J. Tucker. 2021. Climate drivers of Arctic tundra variability and change using an indicators framework Environmental Research Letters 16 (5): 055019 [10.1088/1748-9326/abe676]

Tucker, C. J., K. A. Melocik, A. Anyamba, et al. K. J. Linthicum, S. F. Fagbo, and J. L. Small. 2020. Reanalysis of the 2000 Rift Valley fever outbreak in Southwestern Arabia PLOS ONE 15 (12): e0233279 [10.1371/journal.pone.0233279]

Brandt, M., C. J. Tucker, A. Kariryaa, et al. K. Rasmussen, C. Abel, J. Small, J. Chave, L. V. Rasmussen, P. Hiernaux, A. A. Diouf, L. Kergoat, O. Mertz, C. Igel, F. Gieseke, J. Schöning, S. Li, K. Melocik, J. Meyer, S. Sinno, E. Romero, E. Glennie, A. Montagu, M. Dendoncker, and R. Fensholt. 2020. An unexpectedly large count of trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel Nature 587 (7832): 78-82 [10.1038/s41586-020-2824-5]

Neigh, C. S., C. J. Tucker, M. L. Carroll, et al. P. M. Montesano, D. A. Slayback, M. R. Wooten, A. I. Lyapustin, D. E. Shean, O. Alexandrov, and M. J. Macander. 2019. An API for Spaceborne Sub-Meter Resolution Products for Earth Science IGARSS 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [10.1109/igarss.2019.8898358]

Mladenova, I. E., J. D. Bolten, W. T. Crow, et al. N. Sazib, M. H. Cosh, C. J. Tucker, and C. Reynolds. 2019. Evaluating the Operational Application of SMAP for Global Agricultural Drought Monitoring IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 1-11 [10.1109/jstars.2019.2923555]

Jiang, Y., L. Zhou, C. J. Tucker, et al. A. Raghavendra, W. Hua, Y. Y. Liu, and J. Joiner. 2019. Widespread increase of boreal summer dry season length over the Congo rainforest Nature Climate Change 9 617–622 [10.1038/s41558-019-0512-y]

Schollaert Uz, S., A. C. Ruane, B. N. Duncan, et al. C. J. Tucker, G. J. Huffman, I. E. Mladenova, B. Osmanoglu, T. R. Holmes, A. McNally, C. Peters-Lidard, J. D. Bolten, N. Das, M. Rodell, S. McCartney, M. C. Anderson, and B. Doorn. 2019. Earth Observations and Integrative Models in Support of Food and Water Security Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences [10.1007/s41976-019-0008-6]

Joiner, J., Y. Yoshida, Y. Zhang, et al. G. Duveiller, M. Jung, A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, and C. Tucker. 2018. Estimation of Terrestrial Global Gross Primary Production (GPP) with Satellite Data-Driven Models and Eddy Covariance Flux Data Remote Sensing 10 (9): 1346 [10.3390/rs10091346]

Brandt, M., K. Rasmussen, P. Hiernaux, et al. S. Herrmann, C. J. Tucker, X. Tong, F. Tian, O. Mertz, L. Kergoat, C. Mbow, J. L. David, K. A. Melocik, M. Dendoncker, C. Vincke, and R. Fensholt. 2018. Reduction of tree cover in West African woodlands and promotion in semi-arid farmlands Nature Geoscience [10.1038/s41561-018-0092-x]

Hsu, N. C., J. Lee, A. M. Sayer, et al. N. Carletta, S.-H. Chen, C. J. Tucker, B. N. Holben, and S.-C. Tsay. 2017. Retrieving near-global aerosol loading over land and ocean from AVHRR Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 122 (18): 9968-9989 [10.1002/2017jd026932]

Bhatt, U. S., D. A. Walker, M. K. Raynolds, et al. P. A. Bieniek, H. E. Epstein, J. C. Comiso, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, M. Steele, W. Ermold, and J. Zhang. 2017. Changing seasonality of panarctic tundra vegetation in relationship to climatic variables Environmental Research Letters 12 (5): 055003 [10.1088/1748-9326/aa6b0b]

Lyapustin, A., N. Coops, F. Hall, et al. C. Tucker, P. Sellers, L. Galvão, L. Aragão, L. Anderson, C. Nichol, and R. Waring. 2016. In Memorium: Thomas Hilker Remote Sensing 8 (10): 853 [10.3390/rs8100853]

Bieniek, P. A., U. S. Bhatt, D. A. Walker, et al. M. K. Raynolds, J. C. Comiso, H. E. Epstein, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, R. L. Thoman, H. Tran, N. Mölders, M. Steele, J. Zhang, and W. Ermold. 2015. Climate drivers linked to changing seasonality of Alaska coastal tundra vegetation productivity Earth Interact. 151016095240009 [10.1175/ei-d-15-0013.1]

Hilker, T., A. I. Lyapustin, F. G. Hall, et al. R. Myneni, Y. Knyazikhin, Y. Wang, C. J. Tucker, and P. J. Sellers. 2015. On the measurability of change in Amazon vegetation from MODIS Remote Sensing of Environment 166 233–242 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.05.020]

Yoshida, Y., J. Joiner, C. J. Tucker, et al. J. Berry, J. E. Lee, G. K. Walker, R. H. Reichle, R. D. Koster, A. I. Lyapustin, and Y. Wang. 2015. The 2010 Russian drought impact on satellite measurements of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Insights from modeling and comparisons with parameters derived from satellite reflectances Remote Sensing of Environment 166 163–177 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.06.008]

Rosette, J., B. Cook, R. Nelson, et al. Chengquan Huang, J. Masek, C. Tucker, Guoqing Sun, Wenli Huang, P. Montesano, J. Rubio-Gil, and J. Ranson. 2015. Sensor Compatibility for Biomass Change Estimation Using Remote Sensing Data Sets: Part of NASA's Carbon Monitoring System Initiative IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 12 (7): 1511-1515 [10.1109/lgrs.2015.2411262]

Yavaşlı, D. D., C. J. Tucker, and K. A. Melocik. 2015. Change in the glacier extent in Turkey during the Landsat Era Remote Sensing of Environment 163 32–41 [10.1016/j.rse.2015.03.002]

Ibrahim, Y., H. Balzter, J. Kaduk, and C. Tucker. 2015. Land Degradation Assessment Using Residual Trend Analysis of GIMMS NDVI3g, Soil Moisture and Rainfall in Sub-Saharan West Africa from 1982 to 2012 Remote Sensing 7 (5): 5471-5494 [10.3390/rs70505471]

Chretien, J., A. Anyamba, J. L. Small, et al. S. Britch, J. L. Sanchez, A. C. Halbach, C. J. Tucker, and K. J. Linthicum. 2015. Global Climate Anomalies and Potential Infectious Disease Risks: 2014-2015 PLOS Currents Outbreaks Edition 1 [10.1371/currents.outbreaks.95fbc4a8fb4695e049baabfc2fc8289f]

Hilker, T., A. I. Lyapustin, C. J. Tucker, et al. F. G. Hall, R. B. Myneni, Y. Wang, J. Bi, Y. Mendes de Moura, and P. J. Sellers. 2014. Vegetation dynamics and rainfall sensitivity of the Amazon PNAS 111 (45): 16041-16046 [10.1073/pnas.1404870111]

Pinzon, J. E., and C. J. Tucker. 2014. A non-stationary 1981-2012 AVHRR NDVI3g time series Remote Sensing 6 (8): 6929-6960 [10.3390/rs6086929]

Mueller, T., G. Dressler, C. J. Tucker, et al. J. E. Pinzon, P. Leimgruber, R. O. Dubayah, G. C. Hurtt, K. Böhning-Gaese, and W. F. Fagan. 2014. Human Land-Use Practices Lead to Global Long-Term Increases in Photosynthetic Capacity Remote Sensing 6 (6): 5717-5731 [10.3390/rs6065717]

Anyamba, A., J. L. Small, C. J. Tucker, and E. W. Pak. 2014. Thirty-two Years of Sahelian Zone Growing Season Non-Stationary NDVI3g Patterns and Trends Remote Sens. 6 (4): 3101-3122 [10.3390/rs6043101]

Buermann, W., B. Parida, M. Jung, et al. G. M. MacDonald, C. J. Tucker, and M. Reichstein. 2014. Recent shift in Eurasian boreal forest greening response may be associated with warmer and drier summers Geophys. Res. Lett. 41 (6): 1995–2002 [10.1002/2014GL059450]

Anyamba, A., J. L. Small, S. C. Britch, et al. C. J. Tucker, E. W. Pak, C. A. Reynolds, J. Crutchfield, and K. J. Linthicum. 2014. Recent Weather Extremes and Impacts on Agricultural Production and Vector-Borne Disease Outbreak Patterns PLOS ONE 1-9 [10.1371/journal.pone.0092538]

Barichivich, J., K. R. Briffa, R. Myneni, et al. G. van der Schrier, W. Dorigo, C. J. Tucker, T. J. Osborn, and T. M. Melvin. 2014. Temperature and Snow-Mediated Moisture Controls of Summer Photosynthetic Activity in Northern Terrestrial Ecosystems between 1982 and 2011 Remote Sens. 6 (2): 1390-1431 [10.3390/rs6021390]

Dardel, C., L. Kergoat, P. Hiernaux, et al. E. Mougin, M. Grippa, and C. J. Tucker. 2014. Re-greening Sahel: 30 years of remote sensing data and field observations (Mali, Niger) Remote Sensing of Environment 140 350–364 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.09.011]

Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, X. Xiong, et al. G. Meister, S. E. Platnick, R. C. Levy, B. A. Franz, S. Korkin, T. Hilker, C. J. Tucker, F. G. Hall, P. J. Sellers, A. Wu, and A. A. Angal. 2014. Scientific impact of MODIS C5 calibration degradation and C6+ improvements Atmos. Meas. Tech. 7 4353-4365 [10.5194/amt-7-4353-2014]

Linthicum, K. J., A. Anyamba, B. Killenbeck, et al. W. J. Lee, H. C. Lee, T. A. Klein, H. C. Kim, J. A. Pavlin, S. C. Britch, J. L. Small, C. J. Tucker, and J. C. Gaydos. 2014. Association of Temperature and Historical Dynamics of Malaria in the Republic of Korea, Including Reemergence in 1993 Military Medicine 179 (7): 806-814 [10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00545]

Xu, L., R. B. Myneni, F. S. Chapin III, et al. T. V. Callaghan, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, Z. Zhu, J. Bi, P. Ciais, H. Tømmervik, E. S. Euskirchen, B. C. Forbes, S. L. Piao, B. T. Anderson, S. Ganguly, R. R. Nemani, S. J. Goetz, P. S. Beck, A. G. Bunn, C. Cao, and J. C. Stroeve. 2013. Temperature and vegetation seasonality diminishment over northern lands Nature Climate Change 3 581-586 [doi:10.1038/nclimate1836]

Hilker, T., F. G. Hall, N. C. Coops, et al. G. J. Collatz, T. A. Black, C. J. Tucker, P. J. Sellers, and N. Grant. 2013. Remote sensing of transpiration and heat fluxes using multi-angle observations Rem. Sens. Env 137 31-42 [10.1016/j.rse.2013.05.023]

Britch, S., Y. Binepal, M. Ruder, et al. H. Kariithi, K. Linthicum, A. Anyamba, J. Small, C. Tucker, L. Ateya, A. Oriko, S. Gacheru, and W. Wilson. 2013. Rift Valley Fever Risk Map Model and Seroprevalence in Selected Wild Ungulates and Camels from Kenya PLoS ONE 8 (6): e66626 [10.1371/journal.pone.0066626]

Bhatt, U., D. A. Walker, M. K. Raynolds, et al. P. A. Bienick, H. E. Epstein, J. Comiso, J. Pinzon, C. Tucker, and I. V. Polyakov. 2013. Recent Declines in Warming and Vegetation Greening Trends over Pan-Arctic Tundra Remote Sensing 5 (9): 4229-4254 [10.3390/rs5094229]

Epstein, H. E., M. Raynolds, D. A. Walker, et al. U. Bhatt, C. J. Tucker, and J. E. Pinzon. 2012. Dynamics of aboveground phytomass of the circumpolar Arctic tundra during the past three decades Environmental Research Letters 7 (1): 1-12 [doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/015506]

Anyamba, A., and C. J. Tucker. 2012. Historical Perspectives on AVHRR NDVI and Vegetation Drought Monitoring Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches

Anyamba, A., K. J. Linthicum, J. L. Small, K. M. Collins, and C. J. Tucker. 2012. Climate Teleconnections and Recent Patterns of Human and Animal Disease Outbreaks PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 6 (1): e1465 [10.1371/journal.pntd.0001465]

Lyapustin, A. I., Y. Wang, I. Laszlo, et al. T. Hilker, F. G. Hall, P. J. Sellers, C. J. Tucker, and S. V. Korkin. 2012. Multi-angle implementation of atmospheric correction for MODIS (MAIAC): 3. Atmospheric correction Rem. Sens. Env 127 385-393 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.09.002]

Hilker, T., A. I. Lyapustin, C. J. Tucker, et al. P. J. Sellers, F. G. Hall, and Y. Wang. 2012. Remote sensing of tropical ecosystems: Atmospheric correction and cloud masking matter Rem. Sens. Env 127 370-384 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.08.035]

Hilker, T., F. G. Hall, C. J. Tucker, et al. N. Coops, T. Black, C. Nichol, P. J. Sellers, A. Barr, D. Hollinger, and J. W. Munger. 2012. Data assimilation of photosynthetic light-use efficiency using multi-angular satellite data: II Model implementation and validation Remote Sensing of Environment 121 287-300 [10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.008]

Peng, S., A. Chen, L. Xu, et al. C. Cao, J. Fang, R. Myneni, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, and S. Piao. 2011. Recent change of vegetation growth trend in China Environ. Res. Lett. 6 (4): 044027 [10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044027]

Fensholt, R., A. Anyamba, S. Huber, et al. S. R. Proud, C. J. Tucker, J. Small, E. Pak, M. O. Rasmussen, I. Sandholt, and C. Shisanya. 2011. Analysing the advantages of high temporal resolution geostationary MSG SEVIRI data compared to Polar Operational Environmental Satellite data for land surface monitoring in Africa International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 13 (5): 721-729 [10.1016/j.jag.2011.05.009]

Becker-Reshef, I., C. Justice, M. Sullivan, et al. E. Vermote, C. Tucker, A. Anyamba, J. Small, E. Pak, E. Masuoka, J. Schmaltz, M. Hansen, K. Pittman, C. M. Birkett, D. Williams, C. Reynolds, and B. Doorn. 2010. Monitoring Global Croplands with Coarse Resolution Earth Observations: The Global Agriculture Monitoring (GLAM) Project Remote Sensing 2 (6): 1589-1609 [10.3390/rs2061589]

Bounoua, L., F. G. Hall, P. J. Sellers, et al. A. Kumar, G. J. Collatz, C. J. Tucker, and M. L. Imhoff. 2010. Quantifying the negative feedback of vegetation to greenhouse warming: A modeling approach Geophys. Res. Lett 37 (23): L23701 [10.1029/2010GL045338]

Anyamba, A., J. Kenneth, S. Jennifer, et al. C. Seth, E. Pak, F. Pierre, W. Allen, F. Robert, C. Jean-Paul, C. J. Tucker, S. David, S. Rosemary, H. Karl, L. Mark, B. Henry, O. Salih, A. Mohamed, M. Patrick, R. Jean-Marc, and S. Robert. 2010. Prediction, Assessment of the Rift Valley Fever Activity in East and Southern Africa 2006–2008 and Possible Vector Control Strategies Am J Trop Med Hyg 83 (2 Suppl): 43-51 [10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0289]

Bhatt, U., D. Walker, M. Raynolds, et al. J. C. Comiso, H. Epstein, G. Jia, R. Gens, J. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, C. Tweedie, and P. Webber. 2010. Circumpolar Arctic Tundra Vegetation Change Is Linked to Sea Ice Decline Earth Interactions 14 (8): 1-20 [10.1175/2010EI315.1]

Anyamba, A., J. Chretien, J. Small, et al. C. J. Tucker, P. Formenty, J. Richardson, S. Britch, D. Schnabel, R. Erickson, and K. Linthicum. 2009. Prediction of a Rift Valley fever outbreak Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (3): 955-959 [10.1073/pnas.0806490106]

Britch, S., K. Linthicum, A. Anyamba, et al. C. J. Tucker, E. W. Pak, F. A. Maloney, K. Cobb, E. Stanwix, J. Humphries, A. Spring, B. Pagac, and M. Miller. 2008. Satellite Vegetation Index Data as a Tool to Forecast Population Dynamics of Medically Important Mosquitoes at Military Installations in the Continental United States Military Medicine 173 (7): 677-683 [10.7205/MILMED.173.7.677]

Britch, S., K. Linthicum, A. Anyamba, C. J. Tucker, and E. Pak. 2008. Long-term Surveillance Data and Patterns of Invasion by Aedes Albopictus in Florida J American Mosquito Control Association 24 (1): 115-120

Neigh, C., C. J. Tucker, and J. R. Townshend. 2008. North American vegetation dynamics observed with multi-resolution satellite data Remote Sens Environ 112 1749-1772

Wu, Z., E. K. Schneider, B. P. Kirtman, et al. E. S. Sarachik, N. Huang, and C. J. Tucker. 2008. The modulated annual cycle: an alternative reference frame for climate anomalies Clim Dyn 31 (7-8): 823-841 [10.1007/s00382-008-0437-z]

Chretien, J.-P., A. Anyamba, J. Small, et al. C. J. Tucker, S. C. Britch, and K. J. Linthicum. 2008. Extreme Weather and Epidemics: Rift Valley Fever and Chikungunya Fever Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: Understanding the Contributions of Infectious Disease Emergence 116-128

Linthicum, K. J., S. C. Britch, A. Anyamba, et al. J. L. Small, C. J. Tucker, J.-P. Chretien, and R. Sithipraasasna. 2008. Ecology of disease: the intersection of human and animal health Vector-borne diseases - Understanding the Environmental, Human Health, and Ecological Considerations, Forum on Microbial Threats 78-88

Chretien, J.-P., A. Anyamba, J. Small, et al. C. J. Tucker, S. C. Britch, and K. J. Linthicum. 2008. Environmental biosurveillance for epidemic prediction: experience with Rift Valley fever Biosurveillance and Biosecurity 5354 169-174 [10.1007/978-3-540-89746-0_17]

Chretien, J.-P., A. Anyamba, S. Bedno, et al. R. Breiman, S. Sang, K. Sergon, A. Powers, C. Onyango, J. Small, C. J. Tucker, and K. Linthicum. 2007. Drought-associated Chikungunya Emergence along Coastal East Africa The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 76 (3): 405-407

Linthicum, K. J., A. Anyamba, S. Britch, et al. J.-P. Chretien, R. L. Erickson, J. L. Small, C. J. Tucker, K. E. Bennett, R. T. Mayer, E. T. Schmidtmann, T. G. Andreadis, J. F. Anderson, W. C. Wilson, J. Freier, A. James, R. Miller, B. S. Drolet, S. Miller, C. Tedrow, C. Bailey, D. A. Stickman, D. R. Barnard, G. G. Clark, and L. Zhou. 2007. A Rift Valley fever risk surveillance system for Africa using remotely sensed data: potential for use on other continents Veterinaria Italiana 43 (3): 663-674

Harper, G., M. K. Steininger, C. J. Tucker, D. Jujm, and F. Hawkins. 2007. Fifty years of deforestation and forest fragmentation in Madagascar Environmental Conservation 34 (4): 325-333 [10.1017/S0376892907004262]

Linthicum, K., A. Anyamba, S. Britch, et al. J. Chretien, R. Erickson, J. Small, C. J. Tucker, K. Bennett, R. Mayer, E. Schmidtmann, T. Andreadis, J. Anderson, W. Wilson, J. Freier, A. James, R. Miller, B. Drolet, S. Miller, C. Tedrow, C. Bailey, D. Stickman, D. Barnard, G. Clark, and L. Zou. 2007. A Rift Valley fever risk surveillance system for Africa using remotely sensed data: potential for use on other continents Veterinaria Italiana 43 (3): 663-674

Neigh, C., C. J. Tucker, and J. R. Townsend. 2007. Synchronous NDVI and surface air temperature trends in Newfoundland: 1982 to 2003 Intl J Remote Sensing 28 (11): 2581-2598

Buermann, W., B. Lintner, C. Koven, et al. A. Angert, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, and I. Fung. 2007. The changing carbon cycle at Mauna Loa Observatory PNAS 104 (11): 4249-4254

Huang, C., S. Kim, A. Altstatt, et al. J. R. Townshend, P. Davis, K. Song, C. J. Tucker, O. Rodas, A. Yanosky, R. Clay, and J. Musinsky. 2007. Rapid loss of Paraguay's Atlantic forest and the status of protected areas — A Landsat assessment Remote Sens Enviorn 106 460-466

Pinzon, J. E., and C. J. Tucker. 2007. Satellite Monitoring of Ebola Virus Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemics Our Changing Planet: The View from Space 104-109

Pinheiro, T., R. Mahoney, J. Privette, and C. J. Tucker. 2006. Development of a daily long term record of NOAA-14 AVHRR land surface temperature over Africa Remote Sens Environ 103 (2): 153-164 [10.1016/j.rse.2006.03.009]

Fensholt, R., I. Sandholt, S. Stisen, and C. J. Tucker. 2006. Analysing NDVI for the African continent using the geostationary meteosat second generation SEVIRI sensor Remote Sensing of Environment 101 (2): 212-229 [10.1016/j.rse.2005.11.013]

Bayarjargal, Y., A. Karnieli, M. Bayasgalan, et al. S. Khudulmur, C. Gandush, and C. J. Tucker. 2006. A comparative study of NOAA—AVHRR derived drought indices using change vector analysis Remote Sens. Environ 105 9-22

Brown, M. E., J. E. Pinzon, K. Didan, J. Morisette, and C. J. Tucker. 2006. Evaluation of the consistency of long-term NDVI time series derived from AVHRR,SPOT-vegetation, SeaWiFS, MODIS, and Landsat ETM+ sensors IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 44 (7): 1787-1793 [10.1109/TGRS.2005.860205]

Anyamba, A., J. Chretien, P. B. Formenty, et al. J. Small, C. J. Tucker, J. Malone, H. Bushra, V. Martin, and K. Linthicum. 2006. Rift Valley Fever Potential, Arabian Peninsula Emerging Infectious Diseases 12 (3): 518-520

Anyamba, A., J. Chretien, J. Small, C. J. Tucker, and K. Linthicum. 2006. Developing climate anomalies suggest potential disease risks for 2006-2007 Int J Health Geographics 5 (60): 8 pp [10.1186/1476-072X-5-60]

Anyamba, A., and C. J. Tucker. 2005. Analysis of Sahelian vegetation dynamics using NOAA-AVHRR NDVI data from 1981-2003 J Arid Environ 63 (3): 596-614 [10.1016/j.jaridenv.2005.03.007]

Pinzon, J. E., M. E. Brown, and C. J. Tucker. 2005. EMD Correction of Orbital Drift Artifacts in Satellite Data Stream in Hilbert-Huang Transform and its Applications, E. N.E. Huang and S.S. Shen 167-186

Pettorelli, N., J. O. Vik, A. Mysterud, et al. J. M. Gaillard, C. J. Tucker, and N. C. Stenseth. 2005. Using the satellite-derived NDVI to assess ecological responses to environmental change Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20 (9): 503-510

Pinzon, J. E., J. M. Wilson, and C. J. Tucker. 2005. Climate-based health monitoring systems for eco-climatic conditions associated with infectious diseases Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique 98 (3): 239-243

Angert, A., S. Biraud, C. Bonfils, et al. C. C. Henning, W. Buermann, J. E. Pinzon, C. J. Tucker, and I. Y. Fung. 2005. Drier summers cancel out the CO2 uptake enhancement induced by warmer springs Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102 (31): 10823-10827 [10.1073/pnas.0501647102]

Herrmann, S., A. Anyamba, and C. J. Tucker. 2005. Recent trends in vegetation dynamics in the African Sahel and their relationship to climate Global Environ Change 15 394-404

Lotsch, A., M. A. Friedl, B. T. Anderson, and C. J. Tucker. 2005. Response of terrestrial ecosystems to recent Northern Hemispheric drought Geophys Res Lett 32 5 pp

Fang, J., S. Piao, L. Zhou, et al. J. He, F. Wei, R. B. Myneni, C. J. Tucker, and K. Tan. 2005. Precipitation patterns alter growth of temperate vegetation Geophysical Research Letters 32 (21): L21411 [10.1029/2005GL024231]

Anyamba, A., C. J. Tucker, A. R. Huete, and V. K. Boken. 2005. Monitoring Drought Using Coarse-Resolution Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data Oxford University Press 57-78

Tucker, C. J., J. E. Pinzon, M. E. Brown, et al. D. Slayback, R. Mahoney, E. F. Vermore, and N. El Saleous. 2005. An extended AVHRR 8-km NDVI dataset compatible with MODIS and SPOT vegetation NDVI data International Journal of Remote Sensing 26 (20): 4485-4498 [10.1080/01431160500168686]

Pinheiro, A. C., J. L. Privette, R. Mahoney, and C. J. Tucker. 2004. Directional Effects in a Daily AVHRR Land Surface Temperature Dataset Over Africa IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sens 42 (9): 1941-1954 [10.1109/TGRS.2004.831886]

Hicke, J. A., D. S. Ojima, and C. J. Tucker. 2004. Eurasian land use impacts on rangeland productivity Ecosystems and Land Use Change 153 293-301

Zhou, L. M., R. E. Dickinson, Y. H. Tian, et al. J. Y. Fang, Q. X. Li, R. K. Kaufmann, C. J. Tucker, and R. B. Myneni. 2004. Evidence for a significant urbanization effect on climate in China Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America 101 (26): 9540-9544

Pinzon, J. E., J. M. Wilson, C. J. Tucker, et al. R. Arthur, P. B. Jahrling, and P. Formenty. 2004. Trigger events: Enviroclimatic coupling of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 71 (5): 664-674

Imhoff, M. L., L. Bounoua, R. DeFries, et al. W. T. Lawrence, D. Stutzer, C. J. Tucker, and T. Ricketts. 2004. The consequences of urban land transformation on net primary productivity in the United States Remote Sensing of Environment 89 434-443

Tucker, C. J., D. M. Grant, and J. D. Dykstra. 2004. NASA's Global orthorectified Landsat Data Photogram. Eng. Remote Sens 70 313-322

Brown, M. E., J. E. Pinzon, and C. J. Tucker. 2004. New Vegetation Index Dataset Available to Monitor Global Change Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 85 565-569

Lotsch, A., M. A. Friedl, B. T. Anderson, and C. J. Tucker. 2003. Coupled vegetation-precipitation variability observed from satellite and climate records Geophysical Research Letters 30 (14): 1774-1778 [10.1029/2003GL017506]

Nemani, R. R., C. D. Keeling, H. Hashimoto, et al. W. M. Jolly, S. C. Piper, C. J. Tucker, R. B. Myneni, and S. W. Running. 2003. Climate-driven increases in global terrestrial net primary production from 1982 to 1999 Science 300 (5625): 1560-1563 [10.1126/science.1082750]

Dong, J. R., R. K. Kaufmann, R. B. Myneni, et al. C. J. Tucker, P. E. Kauppi, J. Liski, W. Buermann, V. Alexeyev, and M. K. Hughes. 2003. Remote sensing estimates of boreal and temperate forest woody biomass: carbon pools, sources, and sinks Remote Sensing of Environment 84 (3): 393-410

Hicke, J. A., G. P. Asner, E. S. Kasischke, et al. N. F. French, J. T. Randerson, G. J. Collatz, B. J. Stocks, C. J. Tucker, S. O. Los, and C. B. Field. 2003. Postfire response of North American boreal forest net primary productivity analyzed with satellite observations Global Change Biology 9 (8): 1145-1157

Buermann, W., B. T. Anderson, C. J. Tucker, et al. R. E. Dickinson, W. Lucht, C. S. Potter, and R. B. Myneni. 2003. Interannual covariability in Northern Hemisphere air temperatures and greenness associated with El Niño-Southern Oscillation and the Arctic Oscillation J. Geophys. Res. 108 (D13): 4396 [10.1029/2002JD002630]

Anyamba, A., C. O. Justice, C. J. Tucker, and R. Mahoney. 2003. Seasonal to interannual variability of vegetation and fires at SAFARI 2000 sites inferred from advanced very high resolution radiometer time series data Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 108 8507-8516

Kaufmann, R. K., L. Zhou, R. B. Myneni, et al. C. J. Tucker, D. Slayback, N. V. Shabanov, and J. E. Pinzon. 2003. The effect of vegetation on surface temperature: A statistical analysis of NDVI and climate data J. Geophysical Research Letters 30 2147-2152

Dye, D. G., and C. J. Tucker. 2003. Seasonality and trends of snow-cover, vegetation index, and temperature in northern Eurasia Geophysical Research Letters 30 (7): 1405-1408 [10.1029/2002GL016384]

Slayback, D., J. E. Pinzon, S. O. Los, and C. J. Tucker. 2003. Northern hemisphere photosynthetic trends 1982-1999 Global Change Biology 9 1-15

Zhou, L., R. K. Kaufmann, Y. Tian, R. B. Myneni, and C. J. Tucker. 2003. Relation between interannual variations in satellite measures of northern forest greenness and climate between 1982 and 1999 J. Geophys. Res. 108 (D1): 4004 [10.1029/2002JD002510]

Tucker, C. J., J. M. Wilson, R. Mahoney, et al. A. Anyamba, K. J. Linthicum, and M. Myers. 2002. Climatic and Ecological Context of Ebola Outbreaks Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 68 (2): 147-152

Shabanov, N. V., L. Zhou, Y. Knyazikhin, R. B. Myneni, and C. J. Tucker. 2002. Analysis of interannual changes in northern vegetation activity observed in AVHRR data from 1981 to 1994 IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens 40 (1): 115-130 [10.1109/36.981354]

Hicke, J. A., G. P. Asner, J. T. Randerson, et al. C. J. Tucker, S. O. Los, R. Birdsey, J. C. Jenkins, and C. Field. 2002. Trends in North American net primary productivity derived from satellite observations, 1982-1998 Global Biogeochem. Cycles 16 (2): 2-1—2-14 [10.1029/2001GB001550]

Hicke, J. A., G. P. Asner, J. T. Randerson, et al. C. J. Tucker, S. O. Los, R. Birdsey, J. C. Jenkins, C. Field, and E. Holland. 2002. Satellite-derived increases in net primary productivity across North America, 1982-1998 Geophysical Research Letters 29 (10): 69-1-69-4 [10.1029/2001GL013578]

Lobell, D. B., J. A. Hicke, G. P. Asner, et al. C. B. Field, C. J. Tucker, and S. O. Los. 2002. Satellite estimates of productivity and light use efficiency in United States agriculture, 1982-98 Global Change Biology 8 (8): 722-735

Bogaert, J., L. Zhou, C. J. Tucker, R. B. Myneni, and R. Ceulemans. 2002. Evidence for a persistent and extensive greening trend in Eurasia inferred from satellite vegetation index data J.Geophys. Research-Atmospheres 107 (D11): ACL-4-1-ACL4-14 [10.1029/2001JD001075]

Rogers, D. J., M. F. Myers, C. J. Tucker, et al. P. F. Smith, D. J. White, P. B. Backenson, M. Eldson, L. D. Kramer, B. Baaker, and S. Hay. 2002. Predicting the distribution of West Nile Fever in North America using satellite sensor data Photogram. Eng. Remote Sens 68 112-136

Sabol, D. E., A. R. Gillespie, J. B. Adams, M. O. Smith, and C. J. Tucker. 2002. Structural stage in Pacific Northwest forests estimated using simple mixing models of multispectral images Remote Sens. Environ 80 1-16

Dong, J., R. K. Kaufman, R. B. Myneni, et al. C. J. Tucker, P. E. Kauppi, J. Liski, W. Buermann, V. Alexeyev, and M. K. Hughes. 2002. Remote estimates of boreal and temperate forest woody biomass: carbon pools, sources, and sinks Remote Sensing Environment 84 (3): 393-410

Anyamba, A., C. J. Tucker, and R. J. Mahoney. 2002. From El Niño to La Niña: Vegetation response patterns over East and Southern Africa during 1997-2000 period J. Climate 15 3096-3103

Anyamba, A., K. J. Linthicum, R. Mahoney, and C. J. Tucker. 2002. Mapping Potential Risk of Rift Valley fever outbreaks in African Savannas using Vegetation Index Time Series Data Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 68 (2): 137-145

Steininger, M. K., C. J. Tucker, P. Ersts, et al. T. J. Killeen, Z. Villegas, and S. B. Hecht. 2001. Clearance and fragmentation of tropical deciduous forest in the Tierras Bajas, Santa Cruz, Bolivia Cons. Bio. 15 (4): 856-866 [10.1046/j.1523-1739.2001.015004856.x]

Behrenfeld, M. J., J. T. Randerson, C. R. Mcclain, et al. G. C. Feldman, S. O. Los, C. J. Tucker, P. G. Falkowski, C. B. Field, R. Frouin, W. E. Esaias, D. D. Kolber, and N. H. Pollack. 2001. Biospheric Primary Production During an ENSO Transition Science 291 (5513): 2594-2597 [10.1126/science.1055071]

Zhou, L., C. J. Tucker, R. K. Kaufman, et al. D. Slayback, N. Shabanov, and R. B. Myneni. 2001. Variations in northern hemisphere vegetation activity inferred from satellite data of vegetation index during 1981 to 1999 J. Geophys. Res 106 20069-20084.

Myneni, R. B., J. Dong, C. J. Tucker, et al. P. E. Kaupi, J. Lisk, R. B. Kaufman, L. Zhou, U. E. Alexeyev, and M. K. Hughes. 2001. Evidence for a larger carbon sink in the woody biomass of Eurasian forests Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci 98 14784-14789

Anyamba, A., C. J. Tucker, and J. R. Eastman. 2001. NDVI anomaly paterns over Africa during the 1997/98 ENSO warm event Int. J. Remote Sens. 22 1847-1859

Steininger, M. K., C. J. Tucker, J. R. Townshend, et al. T. J. Killeen, A. Desch, V. Bell, and P. Ersts. 2001. Tropical deforestation in the Bolivian Amazon Environ. Cons 28 127-134

Tucker, C. J., D. A. Slayback, J. E. Pinzon, et al. S. E. Los, R. B. Myneni, and M. G. and Taylor. 2001. Higher northern latitude normalized difference vegetation index and growing season trends from 1982 to 1999 Int. J. Biometeorology 45 184-190

Pinzon, J. E., J. F. Pierce, C. J. Tucker, and M. E. Brown. 2001. Evaluating coherence of natural images by smoothness membership in Besov spaces IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 39 (9): 1879-1889 [10.1109/36.951078]

Los, S. O., G. J. Collatz, P. J. Sellers, et al. C. M. Malmstrom, N. H. Pollack, R. S. De Fries, L. Bounoua, M. T. Parris, C. J. Tucker, and D. A. Dazlich. 2000. A Global 9-yr Biophysical Land Surface Dataset from NOAA AVHRR Data Journal of Hydrometeorology 1 (2): 183-199 [10.1175/1525-7541(2000)001<0183:AGYBLS>2.0.CO;2]

Bounoua, L., G. J. Collatz, S. O. Los, et al. P. J. Sellers, D. A. Dazlich, C. J. Tucker, and D. A. Randall. 2000. Sensitivity of climate to changes in NDVI Journal of Climate 13 (13): 2277-2292

Kaufmann, R. K., L. Zhou, Y. Knyazikhin, et al. V. Shabanov, R. B. Myneni, and C. J. Tucker. 2000. Effect of orbital drift and sensor changes on the time series of AVHRR vegetation index data IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens 38 2484-2597

Los, S. O., G. J. Collatz, L. Bounoua, P. J. Sellers, and C. J. Tucker. 2000. Global interannual variations in sea surface temperature and land surface vegetation, air temperature, and precipitation J. Climate 14 1535-1549

Bounoua, L., G. J. Collatz, P. J. Sellers, et al. D. A. Randall, D. A. Dazlich, S. O. Los, J. A. Berry, I. Fung, C. J. Tucker, C. B. Field, and M. R. Jensen. 2000. Interactions between vegetation and climate: Radiative and physiological effects of doubled atmospheric CO2 Climate 12 309-324

Giglio, L., J. D. Kendall, and C. J. Tucker. 2000. Remote sensing of fires with the TRMM VIRS Int. J. Remote Sens. 21 203-207

Imhoff, M. L., C. J. Tucker, W. T. Lawrence, and D. C. Stutzer. 2000. The use of multisource satellite and geospatial data to study the effect of urbanization on primary productivity in the United States IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 38 2549-2556

Tucker, C. J., and J. G. Townshend. 2000. Strategies for tropical deforestation assessment using satellite data” Int. J. Remote Sens 21 1461-1471

Zeng, N., J. D. Neelin, W. K. Lau, and C. J. Tucker. 1999. Enhancement of interdecadal climate variability in the Sahel by vegetation interaction Science 286 (5444): 1537-1540 [10.1126/science.286.5444.1537]

Linthicum, K. J., A. Anyamba, C. J. Tucker, et al. P. W. Kelly, M. F. Myers, and C. J. Peters. 1999. Climate and satellite indicators to forecast Rift Valley Fever in Kenya Science 285 (5426): 397-400 [10.1126/science.285.5426.397]

Tucker, C. J. 1999. Variation in the size of the Sahara Desert from 1980 to 1997 Ambio 28 587-591

Nicholson, S. E., C. J. Tucker, and M. D. Ba. 1998. Desertification, drought and surface vegetation: an example from the West African Sahel Bul. Am. Meteorological Soc 79 (5): 815-829 [10.1175/1520-0477(1998)079<0815:DDASVA>2.0.CO;2]

Myeni, R. B., C. J. Tucker, G. Asrar, and C. D. Keeling. 1998. Interannual variation in satellite-sensed vegetation index data from 1981 to 1991 J. Geophys. Res 103 (D6): 6145-6160

Myneni, R. B., C. D. Keeling, C. J. Tucker, G. Asrar, and R. R. Nemani. 1997. ncreased plant growth in the northern high latitudes from 1981-1991 Nature 386 698-702

Cross, E. R., W. W. Newcomb, and C. J. Tucker. 1996. Use of weather data and remote sensing to predict the geographic and seasonal distribution of Phlebotomus papatasi in southwest Asia Am. J. Trop. Med. Hygiene 54 530-536

Myeni, R. B., S. O. Los, and C. J. Tucker. 1996. Satellite-based identification of linked vegetation index and sea surface temperature anomaly areas from 1982-1990 for Africa, Australia and South America J. Geophysical Letters 23 729-732

Sellers, P. J., S. O. Los, C. J. Tucker, et al. C. O. Justice, D. A. Dazlich, G. J. Collatz, and D. A. Randall. 1996. A Revised Land Surface Parameterization (SiB2) for Atmospheric GCMS. Part II: The Generation of Global Fields of Terrestrial Biophysical Parameters from Satellite Data J. Climate 9 (4): 706-737 [10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<0706:ARLSPF>2.0.CO;2]

Randall, D. A., D. A. Dazlich, P. J. Sellers, et al. J. A. Berry, D. A. Dazlich, C. Zhang, G. J. Collatz, A. S. Denning, S. O. Los, C. B. Field, I. Fung, C. O. Justice, C. J. Tucker, and L. Bounoua. 1996. A Revised Land Surface Parameterization (SiB2) for GCMS. Part III: The Greening of the Colorado State University General Circulation Model J. Climate 9 (4): 738-763 [10.1175/1520-0442(1996)009<0738:ARLSPF>2.0.CO;2]

Sellers, P. J., L. Bounoua, G. J. Collatz, et al. D. A. Randall, S. O. Los, J. A. Berry, I. Y. Fung, C. J. Tucker, C. B. Field, and T. G. Jensen. 1996. Comparison of Radiative and Physiological Effects of Doubled Atmospheric CO₂ on Climate Science 271 (5254): 1402-1406 [10.1126/science.271.5254.1402]

Hay, S. O., C. J. Tucker, D. J. Rogers, and M. J. Packer. 1996. Remotely sensed surrogates of meteorological data for the study of the distribution and abundance of arthropod vectors of disease Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 90 (1): 1-19

DeFries, R. S., C. B. Field, I. Fung, et al. C. O. Justice, S. Los, P. A. Matson, E. Matthews, H. A. Mooney, C. S. Potter, K. Prentice, P. J. Sellers, J. G. Townshend, C. J. Tucker, S. L. Ustin, and P. M. Vitousek. 1995. Mapping the land surface for global atmosphere-biosphere models: Toward continuous distributions of vegetation's functional properties J. Geophys. Res. 100 (D10): 20867-20882 [10.1029/95JD01536]

Sellers, P. J., S. O. Los, C. J. Tucker, et al. C. O. Justice, D. A. Dazlich, G. J. Collatz, and D. A. Randal. 1994. A global 1° by 1° NDVI data set for climate studies. Part 2: The generation of global fields of terrestrial biophysical parameters from the NDVI International Journal of Remote Sensing 15 (17): 3519-3545 [10.1080/01431169408954343]

Los, S. O., C. O. Justice, and C. J. Tucker. 1994. A global 1° by 1° NDVI data set for climate studies derived from the GIMMS continental NDVI data International Journal of Remote Sensing 15 (17): 3493-3518 [10.1080/01431169408954342]

Tucker, C. J., W. W. Newcomb, and H. E. Dregne. 1994. AVHRR data sets for determination of desert spatial extent International Journal of Remote Sensing 15 (17): 3547-3566 [10.1080/01431169408954344]

Sellers, P. J., P. J. Berry, G. J. Collatz, et al. C. B. Field, D. A. Randall, C. J. Tucker, C. Justice, and S. O. Los. 1993. Modeling Land Surface Atmosphere Fluxes of Energy, Heat, Moisture and Carbon on Global Scales Proceedings of AMS Conference on Hydroclimatology, Anaheim, CA 41-53

Skole, D., and C. J. Tucker. 1993. Evidence for Tropical deforestation, fragmented habitat, and adversely affected habitat in the Brazilian Amazon:1978-1988 Science 260 1905-1910

Wallin, D. O., C. H. Elliott, H. H. Shugart, C. J. Tucker, and F. Wilhelmi. 1992. Satellite remote sensing of breeding habitat for an African weaver-bird Landscape Ecology 7 87-99

Tucker, C. J. 1992. Relating SMMR 37 GHz polarization difference to precipitation and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration: a reappraisal International Journal of Remote Sensing 13 177-191

Huerte, A. R., and C. J. Tucker. 1991. Investigation of soil influences in AVHRR red and near-infrared vegetation index imagery International Journal of Remote Sensing 12 1223-1242

Tucker, C. J., H. E. Dregne, and W. W. Newcomb. 1991. Expansion and contraction of the Sahara Desert from 1980 to 1990 Science 253 299-301

Linthicum, K. J., C. L. Bailey, C. J. Tucker, et al. D. R. Angleberger, T. Cannon, T. M. Logan, P. H. Gibbs, and J. Nickeson. 1991. Towards real-time prediction of Rift Valley Fever epidemics in Africa Preventive Veterinary Medicine 11 325-334

Linthicum, K. J., C. L. Bailey, C. J. Tucker, et al. K. D. Mitchell, T. M. Logan, F. G. Davies, C. W. Kamau, P. C. Thande, and J. N. Wagateh. 1990. Application of polar-orbiting, meteorological satellite data to detect flooding of Rift Valley Fever virus vector mosquito habitats in Kenya Medical and Veterinary Entomology 4 (4): 433-438 [10.1111/j.1365-2915.1990.tb00462.x]

Kaufman, Y. J., C. J. Tucker, and I. Y. Fung. 1990. Remote sensing of biomass burning in the tropics J. Geophysical Res 95 (D7): 9927-9939

Heiman, M., C. D. Keeling, and C. J. Tucker. 1989. A three-dimensional model of atmospheric CO2 transport based on observed winds: 3. Seasonal cycle and synoptic time scale variations Geophysical Monograph Series: Aspects of Climate Variability in the Pacific and the Western Americas 55 277-303 [10.1029/GM055p0277]

Tucker, C. J. 1989. Comparing SMMR and AVHRR data for drought monitoring Int. J. Remote Sens 10 (10): 1663-1672 [10.1080/01431168908903997]

Malingreau, J. P., C. J. Tucker, and N. Laporte. 1989. AVHRR for monitoring global tropical deforestation Internation J. Remote Sens 10 (4-5): 855-867 [10.1080/01431168908903926]

Malingreau, J. P., and C. J. Tucker. 1988. Large-scale deforestation in the southeastern Amazon Basin of Brazil Ambio 17 49-55

Dregne, H. E., and C. J. Tucker. 1988. Green biomass and rainfall in semi-arid sub-Saharan Africa J. Arid Environments 15 245-252

Dregne, H. E., and C. J. Tucker. 1988. Desert encroachment Desertification Control Bulletin 16 16-19

Fung, I. Y., C. J. Tucker, and K. C. Prentice. 1987. Application of AVHRR Vegetation Index to Study Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchange of C02 J. Geophysical Res 92 (D3): 2999-3015 [10.1029/JD092iD03p02999]

Choundhury, B. J., and C. J. Tucker. 1987. Monitoring global vegetation using Nimbus-7 37 GH3 Data: Some Empirical Relations Int. J. Remote Sens 8 1085-1090

Tucker, C. J., and B. H. Choundhury. 1987. Satellite Remote Sensing of Drought Conditions Remote Sens. Environment 23 243-251

Malingreau, J. P., and C. J. Tucker. 1987. Satellites et Dynamique Globale de la Vegetation La Recherche 18 180-189

Choudhury, B. J., C. J. Tucker, R. E. Golus, and W. W. Newcomb. 1987. Monitoring vegetation using Nimbus-7 scanning multichannel microwave radiometer's data International Journal of Remote Sensing 8 (3): 533-538 [10.1080/01431168708948660]

Linthicum, K. J., C. L. Bailey, F. G. Davies, and C. J. Tucker. 1987. Prediction of Rift Valley Fever Activity in Kenya by Satellite Remote Sensing Imagery Science 235 1656-1659

Tucker, C. J., C. O. Justice, and S. D. Prince. 1986. Monitoring the Grasslands of the Sahel 1984-1985 Int. J. Remote Sens 7 1571-1582

Prince, S. D., and C. J. Tucker. 1986. Satellite Remote Sensing of Rangelands in Botswava. II. NOAA AVHRR and Herbaceous Vegetation Int. J. Remote Sensing 7 1555-1570

Tucker, C. J., and P. J. Sellers. 1986. Satellite remote sensing of primary production International Journal of Remote Sensing 7 (11): 1395-1416 [10.1080/01431168608948944]

Tucker, C. J. 1986. Cover Maximum normalized difference vegetation index images for sub-Saharan Africa for 1983-1985 International Journal of Remote Sensing 7 (11): 1383-1384 [10.1080/01431168608948941]

Tucker, C. J., and C. O. Justice. 1986. Satellite Remote Sensing of Desert Spatial Extent Desertification Contral Bulletin 13 2-50

Hielkema, J. U., J. Roffey, and C. J. Tucker. 1986. Assessment of Ecological Conditions Associated with the 1980 Desert Locust Plague Upsurge in West Africa Using Environmental Satellite Data Int. J. Remote Sensing 7 (11): 1609-1622 [10.1080/01431168608948956]

Tucker, C. J., I. Y. Fung, C. D. Keeling, and R. H. Gammon. 1986. The Relationship Between Atmospheric C02 Variations and a Satellite-derived Vegetation Index Nature 319 195-199

Tucker, C. J., J. G. Townshend, and T. E. Goff. 1985. African Land Cover Classification Using Satellite Data Science 227 (4685): 369-375 [10.1126/science.227.4685.369]

Townshend, J. G., T. E. Goff, and C. J. Tucker. 1985. Multitemporal Dimensionality of Images of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index at Continental Scales EEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens 6 888-895

Justice, C. O., J. G. Townshend, B. N. Holben, and C. J. Tucker. 1985. Phenology of Global Vegetation Using Meteorological Satellite Data International Journal of Remote Sensing 8 1271-1318

Goward, S. N., C. J. Tucker, and D. G. Dye. 1985. North American Vegetation Patterns Observed with the NOAA-7 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Vegetacio 64 3-14

Tucker, C. J., C. L. Vanpraet, M. J. Sharman, and G. van Ittersum. 1985. Satellite Remote Sensing of Total Herbaceous Biomass Production in the Senegalese Sahel: 1980-1984 Remote Sensing of Environment 17 233-249

Tucker, C. J., and M. Matson. 1985. Determination of Volcanic Dust Deposition of El Chichon using Ground and Satellite Data International Journal of Remote Sensing 6 (5): 619-627 [10.1080/01431168508948485]

Tucker, C. J., J. U. Hielkema, and J. Roffey. 1985. The Potential of Satellite Remote Sensing of Ecological Conditions for Desert Locust Survey and Forecasting International Journal of Remote Sensing 6 127-138

Otterman, J., and C. J. Tucker. 1985. Satellite Measurements of Surface Albedo and Temperatures in Semi-Desert Journal of Climate and Applied Meterology 24 (3): 228-235 [10.1175/1520-0450(1985)024<0228:SMOSAA>2.0.CO;2]

Kimes, D. S., B. N. Holben, C. J. Tucker, and W. W. Newcomb. 1984. Optimal Directional View Angles for Remote-Sensing Missions International Journal of Remote Sensing 5 887-908

Townshend, J. G., and C. J. Tucker. 1984. Objective Assessment of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Data for Land Cover Mapping International Journal of Remote Sensing 5 497-504

Tucker, C. J., B. N. Holben, and T. E. Goff. 1984. Intensive Forest Clearing in Rondonia, Brazil, as Detected by Satellite Remote Sensing Remote Sensing of Environment 15 255-261

Tucker, C. J., J. A. Gatlin, and S. R. Schneider. 1984. Monitoring Vegetation in the Nile Delta with NOAA-6 and NOAA-7 AVHRR Data Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 50 53-61

Tucker, C. J., C. Vanpraet, E. Boerwinkel, and A. Gaston. 1983. Satellite Remote Sensing of Total Dry Matter Production in the Senegalese Sahel Remote Sensing of Environment 13 461-474

Tucker, C. J., W. H. Kley, and G. J. Sundstrom. 1981. A Three-band Hand-held Radiometer for Field Use Science 211 281-283

Tucker, C. J., and C. O. Justice. 1981. Thematic Mapper Simulator Data International Journal of Remote Sensing 2 (1): 101-103

Markham, B. L., D. S. Kimes, C. J. Tucker, and J. E. McMurtrey. 1981. The Relationship of Temporal Spectral Response of a Corn Canopy to Grain Yield and Final Dry Matter Accumulation Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 48 (11): 1599-1605

Kimes, D. S., B. L. Markham, C. J. Tucker, and J. E. McMurtrey. 1981. Temporal relationships between spectral response and agronomic variables of a corn canopy Remote Sensing of Environment 11 401-411 [10.1016/0034-4257(81)90037-7]

Tucker, C. J., B. N. Holben, J. H. Elgin, and J. E. McMurtrey. 1981. Remote Sensing of Total Dry-matter Accumulation in Winter Wheat Remote Sensing of Environment 11 171-189

Tucker, C. J. 1980. A Critical Comparison of Remote Sensing and Other Nondestructive Biomass Estimation Methods Grass and Forage Science 35 (3): 177-183 [10.1111/j.1365-2494.1980.tb01509.x]

Tucker, C. J. 1980. A Spectral Method for Determining the Percentage of Green Herbage Material in Clipped Samples Remote Sensing of Environment 9 (2): 175-181 [10.1016/0034-4257(80)90007-3]

Holben, B. N., and C. J. Tucker. 1980. Spectral Assessment of Soybean Leaf Area and Leaf Biomass Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 46 (5): 651-656

Tucker, C. J. 1980. Remote Sensing of Leaf Water Content in the Near Infrared Remote Sensing of Environment 10 23-32

Tucker, C. J., B. N. Holben, J. H. Elgin, and J. E. McMurtrey. 1980. Relationship of Spectral Data to Grain Yield Variation Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 6 (5): 657-666

Tucker, C. J. 1980. Radiometric Resolution for Monitoring Vegetation: How Many Bits are Needed International Journal of Remote Sensing 1 (3): 241-254

Holben, B. N., C. J. Tucker, and J. W. Robinson. 1980. Limitations on the Applications of a Ground-Based Spectral Technique for Determining Rain Forest Leaf Area Index Photogrammetric Engineering Sensing 46 (12): 1555-1561

Tucker, C. J., J. H. Elgin, and J. E. McMurtrey. 1980. Relationship of Crop Radiances to Alfalfa Agronomic Values International Journal of Remote Sensing 1 (1): 69-76

Tucker, C. J., and I. Thornsteinsson. 1980. Evaluation of a Hand-held Radiometer for Estimating Pasture Biomass in Iceland Journal of Agricultural Research Iceland 12 (1): 11-25

Tucker, C. J., J. H. Elgin, J. E. McMurtrey, and C. J. Fan. 1979. Monitoring Corn and Soybean Crop development with Hand-held Radiometer Spectral Data Remote Sensing of Environment 8 (3): 237-248

Tucker, C. J., J. H. Elgin, and J. McMurtrey. 1979. Temporal Spectral Measurements of Corn and Soybean Crops Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 45 (5): 643-653

Tucker, C. J. 1979. Red and Photographic Infrared Linear Combinations for Monitoring Vegetation Remote Sensing of Environment 8 (2): 127-150

Tucker, C. J. 1978. A Comparison of Satellite Sensor Bands for Vegetation Monitoring Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 44 (11): 1169-1180

Tucker, C. J. 1978. Post Senescent Grass Canopy Remote Sensing Remote Sensing of Environment 7 (2): 203-210

Tucker, C. J. 1978. Are Two Photographic Infrared Sensors Required? Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 44 (3): 289-295

Tucker, C. J. 1977. Asymptotic Nature of Grass Canopy Spectral Reflectance Appl Opt 16 (5): 1151-1156 [10.1364/AO.16.001151]

Tucker, C. J., and L. D. Miller. 1977. Soil Spectra Contributions to Grass Canopy Spectral Reflectance Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 43 (6): 721-726

Tucker, C. J. 1977. Spectral Estimation of Grass Canopy Variables Remote Sensing of Environment 6 (1): 11-28

Tucker, C. J. 1977. Resolution of Grass Canopy Biomass Classes Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 43 (8): 1059-1067

Tucker, C. J., and M. W. Garratt. 1977. Leaf Optical System Modeled as a Stochastic Process Applied Optics 16 635-642

Tucker, C. J., and E. L. Maxwell. 1976. Sensor Design for Monitoring Vegetation Canopies Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 42 (11): 1399-1410

Pearson, R. L., C. J. Tucker, and L. D. Miller. 1976. Spectral Mapping of Shortgrass Prairie Biomass Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 42 (3): 317-323

Pearson, R. L., and C. J. Tucker. 1976. Hand-held Spectral Radiometer to Estimate Gramineous Biomass Applied Optics 16 (2): 416-418

Miller, L. D., R. L. Pearson, and C. J. Tucker. 1976. Design of a Mobile Field Spectrometer Laboratory, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 42 (4): 569-572

Tucker, C. J., and M. W. Garratt. 1976. Three-dimensional Chlorophyll Concentrations in a High Biomass Blue Grama Canopy J. Range Management 29 (2): 170-171

Tucker, C. J., L. D. Miller, and R. L. Pearson. 1975. Shortgrass Prairie Spectral Measurements Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 41 (9): 1157-1162

Non-Refereed

Williams, D. L., M. E. Brown, J. G. Masek, C. J. Tucker, and C. Jarvis. 2011. A Low-cost, Small-sat Mission Concept to Augment Landsat Temporal Repeat Frequency International Symposium for Remote Sensing of the Environment

Professional Service


M.S. or Ph.D. Graduate Committees Served On or Supervised while at NASA/GSFC:

David Wallin, 1990, Habitat Dynamics for an African Weaver-Bird: The Red-Billed Quela quelea, Ph.D., University of Virginia;

Peter Doughty, 1993, A Theoretical Study of Fire Detection Using AVHRR Data, M.S., University of Virginia, 1993.

Lars Eckland, 1996, AVHRR NDVI for Monitoring and Mapping of Vegetation and Drought in East African Environments, Ph.D., Lund University, Sweden.

Assaf Anyamba, 1997, Interannual Variations of NDVI over Africa and Their Relationship to ENSO: 1982-1995, Ph.D., Clarke University.

Sietse Los, 1998, Linkages Between Global Vegetation and Climate, Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit, Holland.

Chengquan Huang, 1999, Improved Land Cover Characterization from Satellite Remote Sensing, Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Malinda Paris, 2000, North American NDVI trends 1981 to 1999, M.S., University of Maryland.

Liming Zhou, 2002, Warming Enhanced Plant Growth in the North Since the 1980s: A Greener Greenhouse?, Ph.D., Boston Universiy.

Jiarou Dong, 2002, Dynamics of Carbon Storeage in the Woody Biomass of Northern Forests, Ph.D., Boston University.

Ana Pinheiro, 2004, Directional Effects in Observations of AVHRR Land Surface Temperature Over Africa, Ph.D., Universidad Nova de Lisboa.

Grant Harris, 2004, Remote Sensing and GIS Applications for Modeling Species Distributions, Ph.D., Duke University.

Rasmus Fensholt, 2004, Assessment of Primary Production in a Semi-arid Environment from Satellite Data, Ph.D., University of Copenhagen.

Alexander Lotsch, 2004, Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Global Precipitation and Terrestrial Vegetation Inferred from Satellite and Climate Records, Ph.D., Boston University.

Hector Chikoore, 2005, Linking Land-Surface Processes to Regional Climate Models, M.S., University of Zululand.

Christopher Neigh, 2004, Newfoundland Vegetation Trends: Linkages between Temperature and NDVI, M.S., University of Maryland.

Allard de Wit, 2007, Regional crop yield forecasting using probabilistic crop growth modeling and remote sensing data assimilation, Ph.D., Wageningen Universitet, Holland

Christopher Neigh, 2008, Identifying and Understanding North American Carbon Cycle Perturbations from Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances: 1982–2005, Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Sangram Ganguly, 2008, Earth System Data Records of Vegetation Leaf Area Index from Multiple Satellite-Borne Sensors, Ph.D., Boston University.

Gŕegory Duveiller, 2011, Crop specific GAI retrieval from multi-scale remote sensing for agricultural monitoring, Ph.D., Universit́e Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

Inbal Becker-Reshef, 2012, MODIS Prediction of Cereal Crop Yield, Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Liang Xu, 2013, Monitoring Global Vegetation Dynamics with Coarse and Moderate Resolution Satellite Data, Boston University.

Carolina Santos, 2015, Complex Land Use and Cover Trajectories in the Northern Chocó Bioregion of Colombia, Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Giuseppe Molanario, 2018, Forest Cover Dynamics of Shifting Cultivation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, University of Maryland.

Arden Burrell, 2018, Quantifying the role of Climate Change and Land Use on Desertification using Remote Sensing, University of New South Wales.

Reyadh Albarakat, 2019, Quantifying the destruction and recovery of the Iraqi Marshes with Satellite Data, University of South Carolina.

Yasmin Fits, 2022, Phenology of Sahelian Trees with Satellite Data, University of Toulouse

Katherine Melocik, 2020 Incorporation of tree elevation at the 50 cm scale from Satellite Data, University of Maryland.

Raghda El-Behaedi, 2023, How the Hydraulic Landscape of the Fayum Region of Egypt Influenced Settlement Patterns During the Pharaonic Period, University of Chicago.

Awards


NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award (1986);

NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1987);

Henry Shaw Medal, Missouri Botanical Garden (1992);

National Air and Space Museum Trophy (1993);

William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Sciences (1995);

Mongolian Friendship Medal (1st U.S. co-recipient with Dr. Mary Cleave) (1996);

William T. Pecora Award, U.S. Geological Survey (1997);

International Society for Optical Engineering Remote Sensing Award (2000);

Science Citation Index “Highly Cited” Recognition (2002);

Galathea Medal, Royal Danish Geographical Society (2004);

Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2009);

Vega Medal, Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography (2014);

Fellow of the American Association of Science (2016); and

Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service (2017).