Katelyn Dolan

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Katelyn Dolan

  • POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER
  • 301.614.6073
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: Science Collaborator
  • Brief Bio

    Katelyn earned her Bachelors in Environmental Conservation in 2007 and her Master's degree in Natural Resources in 2009 from the University of New Hampshire. She was selected to participate as a NASA Goddard/ UNH Research and Discover intern during the summers of 2007 and 2008 where she researched the effects of climate change on agricultural opportunities in the Pan- Arctic Basin as well as early forest regrowth in the Eastern US using Landsat time series data and the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS), a spaceborne lidar instrument. Her master's work utilized data from GLAS to quantify the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the forests of Louisiana and Mississippi. She was a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship recipient from 2009-2012 and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland and a Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center Fellow (JGCCC). Her research focuses on using remote sensing and ecosystem modeling to investigate the role of forest disturbance and recovery in the carbon cycle at regional to global scales.

    Positions/Employment

    3/2014 - Present

    Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center Fellow

    UMD & NASA GSFC, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences/Code 614.4  
    9/2012 - Present

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Global Ecology Lab (GEL), Department of Geographical Sciences , University of Maryland, College Park, MD  Modeling the Impacts of Major Forest Disturbances on the Earth’s Coupled Carbon-Climate System, and the Capacity of Forests to Meet Future Demands for Wood, Fuel, and Fiber - NASA-IDS Program
    9/2009 - 8/2012

    NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

    NASA, University of Maryland and University of New Hampshire  
    9/2007 - 8/2009

    Research and Discover Graduate Fellowship

    UNH/NASA Fellowship , University of New Hampshire  
    6/2007 - 8/2007

    Intern - Research and Discover

    NASA GSFC & UNH, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences/Code 614.4 Analysis of Early Forest Regrowth in the Eastern US using IceSAT-LiDAR and Landsat
    9/2006 - 5/2007

    Research Assistant

    Complex Systems Research Center, Water Systems Analysis Group, University of New Hampshire Climate Change Research
    6/2006 - 8/2006

    Intern - Research and Discover

    Complex Systems Research Center, Water Systems Analysis Group, University of New Hampshire Investigating potential effects of climate changes on crop lands in the Pan Arctic Drainage Basin
    6/2004 - 8/2005

    Director - Environmental Summer Camp

    Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH  Create and implement environmental lessons and activities for youth 4-14

    Teaching Experience

    Teaching Assistant for
     • GEOG 331: Intro to Human Dimensions of Global Change, Univeristy Maryland - Spring 2014 
     • Land Cover Land Use Change (GEOG615), University of Maryland - Fall 2013
     • ESRI ArcGIS certificate 2 week intensive program, University of New Hampshire 2010     
     • Global Biological Change (NR415), University of New Hampshire 2008

    Guest Lectures in courses 
     • Elements of Geospatial Science (GSS 800), University of New Hampshire 2013
     • Introduction to Remote Sensing (GEOG 372), University of Maryland 2012
     • Graduate Remote Sensing (EOS 896) University of New Hampshire 2010
     • Global Biological Change (NR415), University of New Hampshire 2009-2010

    Education

    Ph.D. Geographical Science University of Maryland 2011- present
    Natural Resources and Earth System Science University of New Hampshire 2009-2011
    M.S. Natural Resources University of New Hampshire 2009
    B.A. Environmental Conservation University of New Hampshire 2007
    EcoQuest Field Studies Semester Abroad New Zealand 2006

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union , 2006 - Present
    ASPRS- American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing , 2008 - 2011
    Society of American Foresters, 2006 - 2011
    American Association of Geographers, 2011 - Present

    Professional Service

    • BSOS Representative, Graduate Assistant Advisory Committee (GAAC) 2013-present
    • Graduate Representative Geographic Sciences Faculty Retreat 2013
    • Graduate Representative, Faculty Advisory Committee, Department of Geography 2012-13
    • Graduate Representative, Research Committee, Department of Geography 2011-12
    • Volunteer, National Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, UNH 2007-2010

    • Faculty of 1000 – Associate Faculty Reviewer
    • Global Change Biology (GCB) - Reviewer
    • Journal of Geophysical Research Biosciences - Reviewer

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Fisk, J. P., G. C. Hurtt, J. Q. Chambers, et al. H. Zeng, K. A. Dolan, and R. I. Negron-Juarez. 2013. "The impacts of tropical cyclones on the net carbon balance of eastern US forests (1851–2000)." Environmental Research Letters, 8: 045017 [doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045017]

    Dolan, K. A., G. C. Hurtt, J. Chambers, R. Dubayah, and S. Frolking. 2011. "Using ICESat’s Geoscience Laser Altimeter System to Assess Large Scale Forest Disturbance Caused by Hurricane Katrina." Remote Sensing of Environment, 115: Pages 86–96 [doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.08.007]

    Dolan, K. A., J. G. Masek, C. Huang, and G. Sun. 2009. "Regional forest growth measured by combining ICESat GLAS and Landsat data." Journal of Geophysical Research, 114: Issue G2 [doi:10.1029/2008JG000893]

    Brief Bio

    Katelyn earned her Bachelors in Environmental Conservation in 2007 and her Master's degree in Natural Resources in 2009 from the University of New Hampshire. She was selected to participate as a NASA Goddard/ UNH Research and Discover intern during the summers of 2007 and 2008 where she researched the effects of climate change on agricultural opportunities in the Pan- Arctic Basin as well as early forest regrowth in the Eastern US using Landsat time series data and the Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS), a spaceborne lidar instrument. Her master's work utilized data from GLAS to quantify the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the forests of Louisiana and Mississippi. She was a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship recipient from 2009-2012 and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland and a Joint Global Carbon Cycle Center Fellow (JGCCC). Her research focuses on using remote sensing and ecosystem modeling to investigate the role of forest disturbance and recovery in the carbon cycle at regional to global scales.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Fisk, J. P., G. C. Hurtt, J. Q. Chambers, et al. H. Zeng, K. A. Dolan, and R. I. Negron-Juarez. 2013. "The impacts of tropical cyclones on the net carbon balance of eastern US forests (1851–2000)." Environmental Research Letters 8 045017 [doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045017]

    Dolan, K. A., G. C. Hurtt, J. Chambers, R. Dubayah, and S. Frolking. 2011. "Using ICESat’s Geoscience Laser Altimeter System to Assess Large Scale Forest Disturbance Caused by Hurricane Katrina." Remote Sensing of Environment 115 Pages 86–96 [doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.08.007]

    Dolan, K. A., J. G. Masek, C. Huang, and G. Sun. 2009. "Regional forest growth measured by combining ICESat GLAS and Landsat data." Journal of Geophysical Research 114 Issue G2 [doi:10.1029/2008JG000893]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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