Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Katherine A. Melocik



Org Code: 618

Mail Code: 618
Greenbelt, MD 20771


Brief Bio

Work has included research and analysis in a wide range of projects studying terrestrial and climatic variations in the biosphere, cryosphere, and hydrosphere using remote sensing and geographic information system applications.


2011, B.S., Environmental Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2014, M.P.S., Geospatial Information Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park



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]

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]

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]

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]