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Douglas C Morton


Douglas C Morton's Contact Card & Information.
Phone: 301.614.6688
Org Code: 618
Mail Code 618
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Brief Bio

Dr. Douglas Morton is an Earth System Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory (Code 618) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland. He leads an interdisciplinary team at NASA to conduct large-scale ecological research using data from NASA’s satellites and airborne platforms, ecosystem models, and field measurements. Dr. Morton’s work focuses on tropical forests, fires, and food production. He has worked in Brazil for the past 20 years, with an emphasis the dynamics of deforestation, forest degradation, and agricultural management following forest conversionon in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes. Dr. Morton contributes to the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED,, a collaborative effort to characterize the impact of global burned area and carbon emissions from fire activity on the Earth system, and he co-leads NASA's Earth Information System Fire Project. Dr. Morton is also actively engaged in international efforts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), and serves as a technical advisor to SilvaCarbon, a US-Government initiative to build capacity in tropical forest countries to monitor and manage their forest resources.

Research Interests

Vegetation Dynamics

Earth Science: Remote Sensing

Remote sensing of vegetation phenology, fire, forest disturbances, and land cover change.

Global Fire Emissions

Earth Science: Fire

Modeling carbon emissions from tropical deforestation and global fire activity.


Earth Science: Carbon Cycle

LiDAR remote sensing of vegetation structure, composition, and forest disturbances.


Earth Science: Climate

Policy strategies for climate change mitigation, including Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

Science Communication

Earth Science: Land Cover/Use

Engaging the public in a dialog about NASA's unique capaibilities for Earth system science.


Research Physical Scientist

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center

2010 - Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor

University of Maryland, Collage Park - Department of Geographical Sciences

2010 - Present

Chief, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center

2019 - 2023

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow

ORAU - Goddard Space Flight Center

2009 - 2010


University of Maryland, College Park - Department of Geography

2008 - 2008

Faculty Research Assistant

University of Maryland, College Park - Department of Geography

2003 - 2008

Teaching Experience

Fall, 2008 Lecturer, Causes, Impacts, and Implications of Global Change (GEOG123), University of Maryland, College Park

2005 Instructor, MODIS Data Analysis, XII Simpósio Brasileiro de Sensoriamento Remoto, Goiânia, Brazil (in Portuguese).

2001-2002 Teaching Fellow, Geographic Information Systems & Cartographic Modeling, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


2008 Ph.D. Geography, University of Maryland, College Park

2002 M.F.S. Forest Ecology, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

1999 B.A. Environmental Studies, Chemistry Minor, Dartmouth College

Professional Service

2023- International Consulting Committee (ICC), Embrapa Center for Digital Agriculture

2021- Co-lead, Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) Working Group Disasters Wildfire Pilot.

2013-           NASA Live Shots Presenter (Fires, Air Quality, Forests, Global Temperatures, Missions)

2012-2013   Lead, Goddard Task Group on Changes in the Arctic and Boreal System (CABS)

2011       Co-organizer, SilvaCarbon Expert Workshops on Forest Degradation and Uncertainty         

2011-           Technical Team Member, SilvaCarbon

2011            Co-organizer and Reviewer, NASA LBA Data Legacy Review Panel

2009-           Reviewer, NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program

2009-2016  Science Advisor, National Wildlife Federation

2009-2012  Science Advisor, School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL), Washington DC

2008-2012   Member, DIVERSITAS Biome Boundary Shifts (BBS) Working Group



2019-2023   Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher

2014-2016  Ciências sem Fronteiras (Science Without Borders) Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI)

2013          NASA Early Career Achievement Medal

2013          Visiting Scholar, Université Toulouse

2013      National Space Club David Johnson Award

2012          NASA Group Achievement Award, Team Leader, MODIS NDVI Anomaly

2012          NASA Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory “HOBI” Award Scientific Achievement

2010          AGU Meeting of the Americas, Biogeosciences Section, Outstanding Student Paper Award

2006          AGU Fall Meeting, Biogeosciences Section, Outstanding Student Paper Award

2005          NASA LBA Student Paper Award, in Portuguese

Selected Publications


2023. "Modeling forest canopy surface retrievals using very high-resolution spaceborne stereogrammetry: (II) optimizing acquisition configurations." Remote Sensing of Environment 298 113824 [10.1016/j.rse.2023.113824] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Modeling forest canopy surface retrievals using very high-resolution spaceborne stereogrammetry: (I) methods and comparisons with actual data." Remote Sensing of Environment 298 113825 [10.1016/j.rse.2023.113825] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Multi-decadal trends and variability in burned area from the fifth version of the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED5)." Earth System Science Data 15 (11): 5227-5259 [10.5194/essd-15-5227-2023] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Overlooking vegetation loss outside forests imperils the Brazilian Cerrado and other non-forest biomes." Nature Ecology & Evolution [10.1038/s41559-023-02256-w] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "20th‐Century hurricanes leave long‐lasting legacies on tropical forest height and the abundance of a dominant wind‐resistant palm." Ecology and Evolution 13 (11): [10.1002/ece3.10776] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Future increases in Amazonia water stress from CO2 physiology and deforestation." Nature Water 1 (9): 769-777 [10.1038/s44221-023-00128-y] [Journal Article/Letter]

2023. "Tracking Changes in Vegetation Structure Following Fire in the Cerrado Biome Using ICESat‐2." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 128 (5): [10.1029/2022jg007046] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Global biomass burning fuel consumption and emissions at 500 m spatial resolution based on the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED)." Geoscientific Model Development 15 (22): 8411-8437 [10.5194/gmd-15-8411-2022] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Tracking and classifying Amazon fire events in near real time." Science Advances 8 (30): [10.1126/sciadv.abd2713] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Patterns and controls on island‐wide aboveground biomass accumulation in second‐growth forests of Puerto Rico." Biotropica 54 (5): 1146-1159 [10.1111/btp.13122] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "California wildfire spread derived using VIIRS satellite observations and an object-based tracking system." Scientific Data 9 (1): 249 [10.1038/s41597-022-01343-0] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Compact thermal imager: a flight demonstration of infrared technology for Earth observations." Applied Optics 61 (14): 4215 [10.1364/ao.450442] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Animal soundscapes reveal key markers of Amazon forest degradation from fire and logging." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (18): [10.1073/pnas.2102878119] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Deforestation-induced climate change reduces carbon storage in remaining tropical forests." Nature Communications 13 (1): 1964 [10.1038/s41467-022-29601-0] [Journal Article/Letter]

2022. "Three-dimensional estimation of deciduous forest canopy structure and leaf area using multi-directional, leaf-on and leaf-off airborne lidar data." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 314 108781 [10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108781] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Remote temperature sensing by the compact thermal imager from the International Space Station." Applied Optics 60 (33): 10390 [10.1364/ao.440611] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Compact Thermal Imager (CTI) for Atmospheric Remote Sensing." Remote Sensing 13 (22): 4578 [10.3390/rs13224578] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Assessing impacts of canopy 3D structure on chlorophyll fluorescence radiance and radiative budget of deciduous forest stands using DART." Remote Sensing of Environment 265 112673 [10.1016/j.rse.2021.112673] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Tracking the Rates and Mechanisms of Canopy Damage and Recovery Following Hurricane Maria Using Multitemporal Lidar Data." Ecosystems 113 (2): E249- [10.1007/s10021-021-00688-8] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Discrete anisotropic radiative transfer modelling of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence: Structural impacts in geometrically explicit vegetation canopies." Remote Sensing of Environment 263 112564 [10.1016/j.rse.2021.112564] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Storm surge and ponding explain mangrove dieback in southwest Florida following Hurricane Irma." Nature Communications 12 (1): 4003 [10.1038/s41467-021-24253-y] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Classifying Forest Type in the National Forest Inventory Context with Airborne Hyperspectral and Lidar Data." Remote Sensing 13 (10): 1863 [10.3390/rs13101863] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "The role of fire in global forest loss dynamics." Global Change Biology 27 (11): 2377-2391 [10.1111/gcb.15591] [Journal Article/Letter]

2021. "Large‐scale, image‐based tree species mapping in a tropical forest using artificial perceptual learning." Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12 (4): 608-618 [10.1111/2041-210x.13549] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Forecasting Global Fire Emissions on Subseasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Time Scales." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 12 (9): [10.1029/2019ms001955] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Mapping tall shrub biomass in Alaska at landscape scale using structure-from-motion photogrammetry and lidar." Remote Sensing of Environment 245 111841 [10.1016/j.rse.2020.111841] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Impacts of Degradation on Water, Energy, and Carbon Cycling of the Amazon Tropical Forests." Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 125 (8): [10.1029/2020jg005677] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Acoustic space occupancy: Combining ecoacoustics and lidar to model biodiversity variation and detection bias across heterogeneous landscapes." Ecological Indicators 113 106172 [10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106172] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "Unmasking secondary vegetation dynamics in the Brazilian Amazon." Environmental Research Letters 15 (3): 034057 [10.1088/1748-9326/ab76db] [Journal Article/Letter]

2020. "The gathering firestorm in southern Amazonia." Science Advances 6 (2): eaay1632 [10.1126/sciadv.aay1632] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Modeling Small-Footprint Airborne Lidar-Derived Estimates of Gap Probability and Leaf Area Index." Remote Sensing 12 (1): 4 [10.3390/rs12010004] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Thinner bark increases sensitivity of wetter Amazonian tropical forests to fire." Ecology Letters 23 (1): 99-106 [10.1111/ele.13409] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Estimation of coarse dead wood stocks in intact and degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon using airborne lidar." Biogeosciences 16 (17): 3457-3474 [10.5194/bg-16-3457-2019] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Soy expansion in Brazil's Cerrado." Conservation Letters [10.1111/conl.12671] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Effects of topography on tropical forest structure depend on climate context." Journal of Ecology 1365-2745.13261 [10.1111/1365-2745.13261] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "The Global Fire Atlas of individual fire size, duration, speed and direction." Earth System Science Data 11 (2): 529-552 [10.5194/essd-11-529-2019] [Journal Article/Letter]

2019. "Long-Term Impacts of Selective Logging on Amazon Forest Dynamics from Multi-Temporal Airborne LiDAR." Remote Sensing 11 (6): 709 [10.3390/rs11060709] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Efficient Algorithms for Bayesian Nearest Neighbor Gaussian Processes." Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 1-14 [10.1080/10618600.2018.1537924] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Mapping pine plantations in the southeastern U.S. using structural, spectral, and temporal remote sensing data." Remote Sensing of Environment 216 415-426 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.07.007] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Quantifying long-term changes in carbon stocks and forest structure from Amazon forest degradation." Environmental Research Letters 13 (6): 065013 [10.1088/1748-9326/aac331] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Geostatistical estimation of forest biomass in interior Alaska combining Landsat-derived tree cover, sampled airborne lidar and field observations." Remote Sensing of Environment 212 212-230 [10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.044] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "El Niño drought increased canopy turnover in Amazon forests." New Phytologist [10.1111/nph.15110] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Quantifying Boreal Forest Structure and Composition Using UAV Structure from Motion." Forests 9 (3): 119 [10.3390/f9030119] [Journal Article/Letter]

2018. "Large-area hybrid estimation of aboveground biomass in interior Alaska using airborne laser scanning data." Remote Sensing of Environment 204 741-755 [10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.027] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Synergy between land use and climate change increases future fire risk in Amazon forests." Earth System Dynamics 8 (4): 1237-1246 [10.5194/esd-8-1237-2017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Effect of oil palm sustainability certification on deforestation and fire in Indonesia." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 201704728 [10.1073/pnas.1704728114] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "A pan-tropical cascade of fire driven by El Niño/Southern Oscillation." Nature Climate Change 7 (12): 906-911 [10.1038/s41558-017-0014-8] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Global fire emissions estimates during 1997–2016." Earth System Science Data 9 (2): 697-720 [10.5194/essd-9-697-2017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Managing fire risk during drought: the influence of certification and El Niño on fire-driven forest conversion for oil palm in Southeast Asia." Earth System Dynamics 8 (3): 749-771 [10.5194/esd-8-749-2017] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "A human-driven decline in global burned area." Science 356 (6345): 1356-1362 [10.1126/science.aal4108] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Patterns of canopy and surface layer consumption in a boreal forest fire from repeat airborne lidar." Environmental Research Letters 12 (6): 065004 [10.1088/1748-9326/aa6ade] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "DART: Recent Advances in Remote Sensing Data Modeling With Atmosphere, Polarization, and Chlorophyll Fluorescence." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 1-10 [10.1109/jstars.2017.2685528] [Journal Article/Letter]

2017. "Forest carbon emissions from cropland expansion in the Brazilian Cerrado biome." Environmental Research Letters 12 (2): 025004 [10.1088/1748-9326/aa5986] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Beyond 3-D: The new spectrum of lidar applications for earth and ecological sciences." Remote Sensing of Environment 186 372-392 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.08.018] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Aboveground biomass variability across intact and degraded forests in the Brazilian Amazon." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30 (11): 1639-1660 [10.1002/2016gb005465] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Simulation of satellite, airborne and terrestrial LiDAR with DART (I): Waveform simulation with quasi-Monte Carlo ray tracing." Remote Sensing of Environment 184 418-435 [10.1016/j.rse.2016.07.010] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Amazon forest structure generates diurnal and seasonal variability in light utilization." Biogeosciences 13 (7): 2195-2206 [10.5194/bg-13-2195-2016] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Forest carbon fluxes: A satellite perspective." Nature Climate change 6 (4): 346-348 [10.1038/nclimate2978] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "How much global burned area can be forecast on seasonal time scales using sea surface temperatures?." Environmental Research Letters 11 (4): 045001 [10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/045001] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Dry-season greening of Amazon forests Reply." Nature 531 (7594): E6-E6 [10.1038/nature16458] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Reevaluating suitability estimates based on dynamics of cropland expansion in the Brazilian Amazon." Global Environmental Change 37 92-101 [10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.02.001] [Journal Article/Letter]

2016. "Toward an integrated monitoring framework to assess the effects of tropical forest degradation and recovery on carbon stocks and biodiversity." Global Change Biology 22 (1): 92–109 [10.1111/gcb.13087] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Tropical North Atlantic ocean-atmosphere interactions synchronize forest carbon losses from hurricanes and Amazon fires." Geophysical Research Letters 42 (15): 6462-6470 [10.1002/2015gl064505] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Structural Dynamics of Tropical Moist Forest Gaps." PLoS ONE 10 (7): e0132144 [10.1371/journal.pone.0132144] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Bidirectional effects in Landsat reflectance estimates: Is there a problem to solve?." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 103 129-135 [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.09.006] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "HESFIRE: a global fire model to explore the role of anthropogenic and weather drivers." Biogeosciences 12 (3): 887-903 [10.5194/bg-12-887-2015] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer (DART 5) for Modeling Airborne and Satellite Spectroradiometer and LIDAR Acquisitions of Natural and Urban Landscapes." Remote Sensing 7 (2): 1667-1701 [10.3390/rs70201667] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Airborne lidar-based estimates of tropical forest structure in complex terrain: opportunities and trade-offs for REDD+ ." Carbon Balance and Management 10 (1): [10.1186/s13021-015-0013-x] [Journal Article/Letter]

2015. "Brazil’s Soy Moratorium." Science 347 (6220): 377-378 [10.1126/science.aaa0181] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Separating the influence of temperature, drought, and fire on interannual variability in atmospheric CO 2." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 28 (11): 1295-1310 [10.1002/2014gb004890] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Multiple pathways of commodity crop expansion in tropical forest landscapes ." Environ. Res. Lett. 9 (7): 074012 (13pp) [10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074012] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Management and climate contributions to satellite-derived active fire trends in the contiguous United States." J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci. 119 (4): 645–660 [10.1002/2013JG002382] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Amazon forests maintain consistent canopy structure and greenness during the dry season." Nature 506 (7487): 221-224 [10.1038/nature13006] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Abrupt increases in Amazonian tree mortality due to drought-fire interactions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (17): 6347-6352 [10.1073/pnas.1305499111] [Journal Article/Letter]

2014. "Long-term trends and inter annual variability of forest, savanna and agricultural fires in South America." Carbon Management 5 (1): 617-338 [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Tree height and tropical forest biomass estimation." Biogeosciences 10 (12): 8385-8399 [10.5194/bg-10-8385-2013] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Estimating the world's potentially available cropland using a bottom-up approach." Global Environmental Change 23 (5): 892-901 [10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.05.005] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "NASA Goddard’s LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Thermal (G-LiHT) Airborne Imager." Remote Sensing 5 (8): 4045-4066 [10.3390/rs5084045] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Understorey fire frequency and the fate of burned forests in southern Amazonia." Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 368 (1619): 20120163 [10.1098/rstb.2012.0163] [Journal Article/Letter]

2013. "Satellite-based assessment of climate controls on US burned area." Biogeosciences 10 (1): 247-260 [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Decoupling of deforestation and soy production in the southern Amazon during the late 2000s." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (4): 1341-1346 [10.1073/pnas.1111374109] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Impact of sensor degradation on the MODIS NDVI time series." Remote Sensing of Environment 119 55-61 [10.1016/j.rse.2011.12.001] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Satellite-based evidence for shrub and graminoid tundra expansion in northern Quebec from 1986 to 2010." Global Change Biology 18 (7): 2313-2323 [10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02708.x] [Journal Article/Letter]

2012. "Global burned area and biomass burning emissions from small fires." Journal of Geophysical Research 117 G04012 [Full Text] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Mapping canopy damage from understory fires in Amazon forests using annual time series of Landsat and MODIS data." Remote Sensing of Environment 115 (7): 1706-1720 [10.1016/j.rse.2011.03.002] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Daily and 3-hourly variability in global fire emissions and consequences for atmospheric model predictions of carbon monoxide." J. Geophys. Res. 116 (D24): D24303 [10.1029/2011JD016245] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Historic emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Mato Grosso, Brazil: 1) source data uncertainties." Carbon Balance and Management 6 (1): 18 [10.1186/1750-0680-6-18] [Journal Article/Letter]

2011. "Forecasting fire season severity in South America using sea surface temperature anomalies." Science 334 (6057): 787-791 [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Modeling fire-driven deforestation potential in Amazonia under current and projected climate conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research 115 (G3): G03012 [10.1029/2009jg001190] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Nitrogen deposition in tropical forests from savanna and deforestation fires." Global Change Biology 16 (7): 2024-2038 [10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02156.x] [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Global fire emissions and the contribution of deforestation, savanna, forest, agricultural, and peat fires (1997-2009)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10 (2): 11707-11735 [Journal Article/Letter]

2010. "Assessing variability and long-term trends in burned area by merging multiple satellite fire products." Biogeosciences 7 (3): 1171-1186 [10.5194/bg-7-1171-2010] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "CO2 emissions from forest loss." Nature Geoscience 2 (11): 737-738 [10.1038/ngeo671] [Journal Article/Letter]

2009. "Estimates of fire emissions from an active deforestation region in the southern Amazon based on satellite data and biogeochemical modelling." Biogeosciences 6 (2): 239-245 [10.5194/bg-6-235-2009] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Agricultural intensification increases deforestation fire activity in Amazonia." Global Change Biology 14 (10): 2262-2275 [10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01652.x] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Active fire detection and characterization with the advanced spaceborne thermal emission and reflection radiometer (ASTER)." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (6): 3055-3063 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.03.003] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Validation of GOES and MODIS active fire detection products using ASTER and ETM+ data." Remote Sensing of Environment 112 (5): 2711-2726 [10.1016/j.rse.2008.01.005] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Fire-related carbon emissions from land use transitions in southern Amazonia." Geophysical Research Letters 35 (22): L22705 [10.1029/2008GL035689] [Journal Article/Letter]

2008. "Climate regulation of fire emissions and deforestation in equatorial Asia." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105 (51): 20,350-20,355 [10.1073/pnas.0803375105] [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Regional ecosystem structure and function: ecological insights from remote sensing of tropical forests." Trends in Ecology & Evolution 22 (8): 414-423 [Journal Article/Letter]

2007. "Conservation challenge at the agricultural frontier: deforestation, fire, and land use dynamics in Mato Grosso." Ambi-Agua 2 (1): 5-20 [10.4136/1980-993X] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "Cropland expansion changes deforestation dynamics in the southern Brazilian Amazon." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103 (39): 14637-14641 [10.1073/pnas.0606377103] [Journal Article/Letter]

2006. "The Impact of Land Cover Change on Surface Energy and Water Balance in Mato Grosso, Brazil." Earth Interactions 10 (19): 1-17 [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Physical Landscape Correlates of the Expansion of Mechanized Agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil." Earth Interact. 9 (16): 1-18 [10.1175/ei143.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Assessment of Deforestation in Near Real Time Over the Brazilian Amazon Using Multitemporal Fraction Images Derived From Terra MODIS." IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett. 2 (3): 315-318 [10.1109/lgrs.2005.850364] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Characterizing Vegetation Fire Dynamics in Brazil through Multisatellite Data: Common Trends and Practical Issues." Earth Interactions 9 (13): 1-26 [10.1175/EI120.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Rapid Assessment of Annual Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Using MODIS Data." Earth Interact. 9 (8): 1-22 [10.1175/ei139.1] [Journal Article/Letter]

2005. "Validation of MODIS Active Fire Detection Products Derived from Two Algorithms." Earth Interactions 9 (9): 25 pp [Journal Article/Letter]