Dr. Lola E. Fatoyinbo Agueh

Dr. Lola E. Fatoyinbo Agueh

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS
  • 301.614.6660
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Temilola (Lola) Fatoyinbo is a Research Physical Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Lab at NASA GSFC where she studies forest ecology and ecosystem structure using active and passive remote sensing instruments, serves on Satellite Mission Science Teams and Principal investigator on several NASA Earth Science Division funded research grants. Lola received her Doctorate in Environmental sciences with a focus on forest ecology and dynamics of mangrove wetlands. After her Ph.D, she received a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellowship at the Radar Science and Engineering Section at the Caltech-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where her primary research focus was on using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data and spaceborne Lidar to quantify mangrove forest extent, height and biomass through the development of SAR-lidar fusion algorithms. In 2010, Dr. Fatoyinbo joined Goddard’s Biospheric Sciences Laboratory. Her research is focused on characterizing the vulnerability and response of coastal ecosystems to disturbances from land use and climate change; LiDAR and SAR remote sensing of upland and coastal ecosystem structure and Carbon stocks; Using science to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Conservation; New instrument and new technology development, airborne and field campaigns, applications of carbon monitoring and ecosystem services accounting. She is also very involved in science communication and training the next generation of scientist, having mentored over 30 NASA interns, NASA postdoctoral Fellows and visiting scientists. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering for her efforts on merging scientific priorities with advanced technology to develop innovative remote-sensing instrumentation for carbon-cycle and ecosystems science.

    Research Interests

    Forest Structure, Biomass and Carbon Storage


    Land Cover Land Use Change


    Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands


    SAR and InSAR

    Synthetic Aperture Radar and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

    LiDAR remote sensing of Forests


    Positions/Employment

    1/2010 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

    Education

    Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia
    B.A. Biology, University of Virginia

    Grants

    09/01/2016 - 08/31/2019 NASA Carbon Monitoring System, NASA

    Future Mission Fusion for Improving Aboveground Biomass Estimation in High Biomass Forests

    ; Principal Investigator
    10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017 Carbon Monitoring System, NASA, NASA NRA #: NNH14ZDA001N-CMS

    Total Carbon Estimation in African Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands in preparation for REDD and Blue Carbon Credits

    ; Principal Investigator
    03/10/2011 - 03/10/2014 Instrument Incubator Program, NASA ESTO
    EcoSAR, the first P-band Digital Beamforming Interferometric SAR Instrument to measure Ecosystem Structure, Biomass and Water.
    ; Principal Investigator
    01/01/2012 - 01/01/2015 Land Cover Land Use Change , NASA
    Vulnerability assessment of mangrove forests in the Americas
    ; Co-Investigator
    03/01/2011 - 01/01/2014 TERRAQUA, NASA
    Multi-Sensor Retrieval of vegetation 3-D structure and Biomass using Physically-Based Algorithms.
    ; Co-Investigator
    03/01/2011 - 03/01/2014 TERRAQUA, NASA
    Optical and Radar Data Fusion for Flood Mapping, In partnership with the CSA and ESA
    ; Co-Investigator
    01/01/2011 Education and Public Outreach, NASA
    Using Space Imaging Technology to study Earth and Sun (SITES)
    ; Co-Investigator
    09/01/2016 - 02/28/2018 NASA BIODIVERSITY, NASA

    The ABC's (Arboreal to Benthic Communities) of Land to Ocean Biodiversity (LOBO)

    ; Co-Investigator

    Publications

    Refereed

    Barenblitt, A., A. Payton, D. Lagomasino, et al. L. Fatoyinbo, K. Asare, K. Aidoo, H. Pigott, C. K. Som, L. Smeets, O. Seidu, and D. Wood. 2021. "The large footprint of small-scale artisanal gold mining in Ghana." Science of The Total Environment, 781: 146644 [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146644]

    Thomas, N., A. P. Pertiwi, D. Traganos, et al. D. Lagomasino, D. Poursanidis, S. Moreno, and L. Fatoyinbo. 2021. "Space‐Borne Cloud‐Native Satellite‐Derived Bathymetry (SDB) Models Using ICESat‐2 And Sentinel‐2." Geophysical Research Letters, 48 (6): [10.1029/2020gl092170]

    Silva, C. A., L. Duncanson, S. Hancock, et al. A. Neuenschwander, N. Thomas, M. Hofton, L. Fatoyinbo, M. Simard, C. Z. Marshak, J. Armston, S. Luthcke, and R. Dubayah. 2021. "Fusing simulated GEDI, ICESat-2 and NISAR data for regional aboveground biomass mapping." Remote Sensing of Environment, 253: 112234 [10.1016/j.rse.2020.112234]

    Liu, X., T. E. Fatoyinbo, N. M. Thomas, et al. W. W. Guan, Y. Zhan, P. Mondal, D. Lagomasino, M. Simard, C. C. Trettin, R. Deo, and A. Barenblitt. 2021. "Large-Scale High-Resolution Coastal Mangrove Forests Mapping Across West Africa With Machine Learning Ensemble and Satellite Big Data." Frontiers in Earth Science, 8: [10.3389/feart.2020.560933]

    Harris, N. L., D. A. Gibbs, A. Baccini, et al. R. A. Birdsey, S. de Bruin, M. Farina, L. Fatoyinbo, M. C. Hansen, M. Herold, R. A. Houghton, P. V. Potapov, D. R. Suarez, R. M. Roman-Cuesta, S. S. Saatchi, C. M. Slay, S. A. Turubanova, and A. Tyukavina. 2021. "Global maps of twenty-first century forest carbon fluxes." Nature Climate Change, [10.1038/s41558-020-00976-6]

    Goldberg, L., D. Lagomasino, N. Thomas, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2020. "Global declines in human‐driven mangrove loss." Global Change Biology, 26 (10): 5844-5855 [10.1111/gcb.15275]

    Duncanson, L. I., A. Neuenschwander, S. Hancock, et al. N. M. Thomas, L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. Simard, C. A. Silva, J. Armston, S. B. Luthcke, M. A. Hofton, J. R. Kellner, and R. Dubayah. 2020. "Biomass estimation from simulated GEDI, ICESat-2 and NISAR across environmental gradients in Sonoma County, California." Remote Sensing of Environment, 242: 111779 [10.1016/j.rse.2020.111779]

    Worthington, T. A., D. A. Andradi-Brown, R. Bhargava, et al. C. Buelow, P. Bunting, C. Duncan, L. Fatoyinbo, D. A. Friess, L. Goldberg, L. Hilarides, D. Lagomasino, E. Landis, K. Longley-Wood, C. E. Lovelock, N. J. Murray, S. Narayan, A. Rosenqvist, M. Sievers, M. Simard, N. Thomas, P. van Eijk, C. Zganjar, and M. Spalding. 2020. "Harnessing Big Data to Support the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests Globally." One Earth, 2 (5): 429-443 [10.1016/j.oneear.2020.04.018]

    Hakimdavar, R., A. Hubbard, F. Policelli, et al. A. Pickens, M. Hansen, T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, N. Pahlevan, S. Unninayar, A. Kavvada, M. Carroll, B. Smith, M. Hurwitz, D. Wood, and S. Schollaert Uz. 2020. "Monitoring Water-Related Ecosystems with Earth Observation Data in Support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 Reporting." Remote Sensing, 12 (10): 1634 [10.3390/rs12101634]

    Taillie, P., R. Roman-Cuesta, D. Lagomasino, et al. L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. Cifuentes-Jara, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2020. "Widespread mangrove damage resulting from the 2017 Atlantic Mega Hurricane Season." Environmental Research Letters, [10.1088/1748-9326/ab82cf]

    Lucas, R., R. Van De Kerchove, V. Otero, et al. D. Lagomasino, L. Fatoyinbo, H. Omar, B. Satyanarayana, and F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2020. "Structural characterisation of mangrove forests achieved through combining multiple sources of remote sensing data." Remote Sensing of Environment, 237: 111543 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.111543]

    Dubayah, R., J. B. Blair, S. Goetz, et al. L. Fatoyinbo, M. Hansen, S. Healey, M. Hofton, G. Hurtt, J. Kellner, S. Luthcke, J. Armston, H. Tang, L. Duncanson, S. Hancock, P. Jantz, S. Marselis, P. Patterson, W. Qi, and C. Silva. 2020. "The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation: High-resolution laser ranging of the Earth’s forests and topography." Science of Remote Sensing, 1: 100002 [10.1016/j.srs.2020.100002]

    de Sousa, C., L. Fatoyinbo, C. Neigh, et al. F. Boucka, V. Angoue, and T. Larsen. 2020. "Cloud-computing and machine learning in support of country-level land cover and ecosystem extent mapping in Liberia and Gabon." PLOS ONE, 15 (1): e0227438 [10.1371/journal.pone.0227438]

    Mondal, P., X. Liu, T. E. Fatoyinbo, and D. Lagomasino. 2019. "Evaluating Combinations of Sentinel-2 Data and Machine-Learning Algorithms for Mangrove Mapping in West Africa." Remote Sensing, 11 (24): 2928 [10.3390/rs11242928]

    Pardini, M., J. Armston, W. Qi, et al. S. K. Lee, M. Tello, V. Cazcarra Bes, C. Choi, K. P. Papathanassiou, R. O. Dubayah, and L. E. Fatoyinbo. 2019. "Early Lessons on Combining Lidar and Multi-baseline SAR Measurements for Forest Structure Characterization." Surveys in Geophysics, 40 (4): 803-837 [10.1007/s10712-019-09553-9]

    Bollian, T., B. Osmanoglu, R. Rincon, S.-K. Lee, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2019. "Adaptive Antenna Pattern Notching of Interference in Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Using Digital Beamforming." Remote Sensing, 11 (11): 1346 [10.3390/rs11111346]

    Rahman, M. M., D. Lagomasino, S. Lee, et al. T. Fatoyinbo, I. Ahmed, and M. Kanzaki. 2019. "Improved assessment of mangrove forests in Sundarbans East Wildlife Sanctuary using WorldView 2 and TanDEM-X high resolution imagery." Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, [10.1002/rse2.105]

    Lee, S.-K., T. E. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, E. Feliciano, and C. Trettin. 2018. "Multibaseline TanDEM-X Mangrove Height Estimation: The Selection of the Vertical Wavenumber." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11 (10): 3434-3442 [10.1109/jstars.2018.2835647]

    Thomas, N., P. Bunting, R. Lucas, et al. A. Hardy, A. Rosenqvist, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2018. "Mapping Mangrove Extent and Change: A Globally Applicable Approach." Remote Sensing, 10 (9): 1466 [10.3390/rs10091466]

    Armstrong, A., R. Fischer, A. Huth, H. Shugart, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2018. "Simulating Forest Dynamics of Lowland Rainforests in Eastern Madagascar." Forests, 9 (4): 214 [10.3390/f9040214]

    Fatoyinbo, T. (., E. A. Feliciano, D. Lagomasino, S. K. Lee, and C. Trettin. 2017. "Estimating mangrove aboveground biomass from airborne LiDAR data: a case study from the Zambezi River delta." Environmental Research Letters, [10.1088/1748-9326/aa9f03]

    Fatoyinbo, L. 2017. "Ecology: Vast peatlands found in the Congo Basin." Nature, 542 (7639): 38-39 [10.1038/542038b]

    Lee, S.-K., T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, B. Osmanoglu, and E. Feliciano. 2016. "Ground-level digital terrain model (DTM) construction from TanDEM-X InSAR data and WorldView stereo-photogrammetric images." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International, 6040--6042 [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730578]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "ECOSAR: P-Band Digital Beamforming Polarimetric and Single Pass Interferometric SAR: Instrument Performance." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 1-5.

    Lagomasino, D., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. E. Feliciano, C. Trettin, and M. Simard. 2016. "A Comparison of Mangrove Canopy Height Using Multiple Independent Measurements from Land, Air, and Space." Remote Sensing, 8 (4): 327 [10.3390/rs8040327]

    Pettorelli, N., M. Wegmann, A. Skidmore, et al. S. Mücher, T. P. Dawson, M. Fernandez, R. Lucas, M. E. Schaepman, T. Wang, B. O'Connor, R. H. Jongman, P. Kempeneers, R. Sonnenschein, A. K. Leidner, M. Böhm, K. S. He, H. Nagendra, G. Dubois, T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. C. Hansen, M. Paganini, H. M. de Klerk, G. P. Asner, J. T. Kerr, A. B. Estes, D. S. Schmeller, U. Heiden, D. Rocchini, H. M. Pereira, E. Turak, N. Fernandez, A. Lausch, M. A. Cho, D. Alcaraz-Segura, M. A. McGeoch, W. Turner, A. Mueller, V. St-Louis, J. Penner, P. Vihervaara, A. Belward, B. Reyers, and G. N. Geller. 2016. "Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables: challenges and future directions." Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, 2 (3): 122--131 [10.1002/rse2.15]

    Lee, S.-K., L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, D. Lagomasino, et al. B. Osmanoglu, M. Simard, C. Trettin, M. Rahman, and I. Ahmed. 2015. "Large-scale mangrove canopy height map generation from TanDEM-X data by means of Pol-InSAR techniques." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326420]

    Lee, S.-K., and T. E. Fatoyinbo. 2015. "TanDEM-X Pol-InSAR Inversion for Mangrove Canopy Height Estimation." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing, 8 (7): 3608-3618 [10.1109/jstars.2015.2431646]

    Lagomasino, D., T. Fatoyinbo, S.-K. Lee, and M. Simard. 2015. "High-resolution forest canopy height estimation in an African blue carbon ecosystem." Remote Sens Ecol Conserv, 1 (1): 51-60 [10.1002/rse2.3]

    Thomas, N., R. Lucas, T. Itoh, et al. M. Simard, T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, P. Bunting, and A. Rosenqvist. 2014. "An approach to monitoring mangrove extents through time-series comparison of JERS-1 SAR and ALOS PALSAR data." Wetlands Ecology and Management, 1-15 [10.1007/s11273-014-9370-6]

    Lucas, R., L.-M. Rebelo, L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, et al. A. Rosenqvist, T. Itoh, M. Shimada, M. Simard, P. W. Souza-Filho, N. Thomas, C. Trettin, A. Accad, J. Carreiras, and L. Hilarides. 2014. "Contribution of L-band SAR to systematic global mangrove monitoring." Marine and Freshwater Research, 65 (7): 589–603 [10.1071/MF13177 ]

    Long, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, and F. S. Policelli. 2014. "Flood extent mapping for Namibia using change detection and thresholding with SAR ." Environ. Res. Lett., 9 (3): 035002 [10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/035002]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, T. E., and M. Simard. 2013. "Height and biomass of mangroves in Africa from ICESat/GLAS and SRTM." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (2): 668-681 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1080/01431161.2012.712224]

    Cornforth, W., T. Fatoyinbo, T. Freemantle, and N. Pettorelli. 2013. "Advanced Land Observing Satellite Phased Array Type L-Band SAR (ALOS PALSAR) to Inform the Conservation of Mangroves: Sundarbans as a Case Study." Remote Sensing, 5 (1): 224-237 [10.3390/rs5010224]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. G. Sun, M. Deshpande, R. D. Hale, A. Bhat, M. Perrine, C. F. Du Toit, Q. Bonds, V. Marrero, and P. James. 2012. "Development of the EcoSAR P-band synthetic aperture radar." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International, Munich, Germany: 4505 - 4508 [10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350469]

    Armstrong, A. H., H. H. Shugart, and L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh. 2011. "Characterization of Community Composition and Forest Structure in a Madagascar Lowland Rainforest ." Tropical Conservation Science , 4 (4): 428-444 [Full Text (Link)]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, L. E., and M. Simard. 2008. "Landscape-scale extent, height, biomass, and carbon estimation of Mozambique's mangrove forests with Landsat ETM+ and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission elevation data." J. Geophys. Res., 113 (G2): G02S06 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2007JG000551]

    Non-Refereed

    Pettorelli, N., H. Nagendra, D. Rocchini, et al. M. Rowcliffe, R. Williams, J. Ahumada, C. De Angelo, C. Atzberger, D. Boyd, G. Buchanan, A. Chauvenet, M. Disney, C. Duncan, T. Fatoyinbo, N. Fernandez, M. Haklay, K. He, N. Horning, N. Kelly, H. de Klerk, X. Liu, N. Merchant, J. Paruelo, H. Roy, S. Roy, S. Ryan, R. Sollmann, J. Swenson, and M. Wegmann. 2017. "Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on." Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 3 (2): 53-56 [10.1002/rse2.53]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Development of Next Generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar architectures." 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2016.7729544]

    Lucas, R., L. Fatoyinbo, M. Simard, and L.-M. Rebelo. 2016. "Remote Sensing of Wetland Types: Mangroves." The Wetland Book 1-6 [10.1007/978-94-007-6172-8_305-1]

    Osmanoglu, B., R. F. Rincon, S. Lee, T. Fatoyinbo, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Radio frequency interference detection and mitigation techniques using data from EcoSAR 2014 Flight Campaign." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 1-4.

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S.-K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, V. Marrero, and M. Yeary. 2015. "Next generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR-2)." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2774-2777 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326389]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. B. Osmanoglu, J. Ranson, and G. Sun. 2015. "Digital beamforming synthetic aperture radar (DBSAR): Single-pass interferometry for forest structure estimation." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 200-202 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7325734]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, M. Perrine, and C. Du Toit. 2015. "ECOSAR: P-band digital beamforming polarimetric and single pass interferometric SAR." 2015 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon) [10.1109/radar.2015.7131086]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. B. Osmanoglu, G. Sun, M. Deshpande, M. Perrine, C. D. Toit, Q. Bonds, J. Beck, and D. Lu. 2014. "The ecosystems SAR (EcoSAR) an airborne P-band polarimetric InSAR for the measurement of vegetation structure, biomass and permafrost." Radar Conference, 2014 IEEE 1443-1445 [10.1109/RADAR.2014.6875827]

    Lee, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, B. Osmanoglu, and G. Sun. 2014. "Polarimetric SAR interferometry evaluation in mangroves." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International 4584 - 4587 [10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947513]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, T. E., R. F. Rincon, K. J. Ranson, et al. G. Sun, M. L. Perrine, Q. Bonds, S. R. Valett, and S. Seufert. 2012. "Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR) polarimetric operation during the Eco3D flight campaign." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International 1549-1552 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351101]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, L. E., R. F. Rincon, D. J. Harding, et al. C. K. Gatebe, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and M. O. Román. 2012. "The 2011 Eco3D flight campaign: Vegetation structure and biomass estimation from simultaneous SAR, lidar and radiometer measurements." 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 3387–3390 [10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350694]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, T. E., ed. 2012. "Remote Sensing of Biomass - Principles and Applications." Vienna, Austria: InTech [10.5772/696]

    Current Projects

    Total Carbon Estimation in African Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands in Preparation for REDD and Blue Carbon Credits

    GEDI Lidar- the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Initiative

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union , 2006 - Present

    Awards

    2011 Presidential Early Career Award in Sciences and Engineering (PECASE)

    Other Professional Information

    Languages: French ,German, Spanish and Portuguese

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Temilola (Lola) Fatoyinbo is a Research Physical Scientist in the Biospheric Sciences Lab at NASA GSFC where she studies forest ecology and ecosystem structure using active and passive remote sensing instruments, serves on Satellite Mission Science Teams and Principal investigator on several NASA Earth Science Division funded research grants. Lola received her Doctorate in Environmental sciences with a focus on forest ecology and dynamics of mangrove wetlands. After her Ph.D, she received a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellowship at the Radar Science and Engineering Section at the Caltech-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where her primary research focus was on using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data and spaceborne Lidar to quantify mangrove forest extent, height and biomass through the development of SAR-lidar fusion algorithms. In 2010, Dr. Fatoyinbo joined Goddard’s Biospheric Sciences Laboratory. Her research is focused on characterizing the vulnerability and response of coastal ecosystems to disturbances from land use and climate change; LiDAR and SAR remote sensing of upland and coastal ecosystem structure and Carbon stocks; Using science to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Conservation; New instrument and new technology development, airborne and field campaigns, applications of carbon monitoring and ecosystem services accounting. She is also very involved in science communication and training the next generation of scientist, having mentored over 30 NASA interns, NASA postdoctoral Fellows and visiting scientists. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering for her efforts on merging scientific priorities with advanced technology to develop innovative remote-sensing instrumentation for carbon-cycle and ecosystems science.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Barenblitt, A., A. Payton, D. Lagomasino, et al. L. Fatoyinbo, K. Asare, K. Aidoo, H. Pigott, C. K. Som, L. Smeets, O. Seidu, and D. Wood. 2021. "The large footprint of small-scale artisanal gold mining in Ghana." Science of The Total Environment 781 146644 [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146644]

    Thomas, N., A. P. Pertiwi, D. Traganos, et al. D. Lagomasino, D. Poursanidis, S. Moreno, and L. Fatoyinbo. 2021. "Space‐Borne Cloud‐Native Satellite‐Derived Bathymetry (SDB) Models Using ICESat‐2 And Sentinel‐2." Geophysical Research Letters 48 (6): [10.1029/2020gl092170]

    Silva, C. A., L. Duncanson, S. Hancock, et al. A. Neuenschwander, N. Thomas, M. Hofton, L. Fatoyinbo, M. Simard, C. Z. Marshak, J. Armston, S. Luthcke, and R. Dubayah. 2021. "Fusing simulated GEDI, ICESat-2 and NISAR data for regional aboveground biomass mapping." Remote Sensing of Environment 253 112234 [10.1016/j.rse.2020.112234]

    Liu, X., T. E. Fatoyinbo, N. M. Thomas, et al. W. W. Guan, Y. Zhan, P. Mondal, D. Lagomasino, M. Simard, C. C. Trettin, R. Deo, and A. Barenblitt. 2021. "Large-Scale High-Resolution Coastal Mangrove Forests Mapping Across West Africa With Machine Learning Ensemble and Satellite Big Data." Frontiers in Earth Science 8 [10.3389/feart.2020.560933]

    Harris, N. L., D. A. Gibbs, A. Baccini, et al. R. A. Birdsey, S. de Bruin, M. Farina, L. Fatoyinbo, M. C. Hansen, M. Herold, R. A. Houghton, P. V. Potapov, D. R. Suarez, R. M. Roman-Cuesta, S. S. Saatchi, C. M. Slay, S. A. Turubanova, and A. Tyukavina. 2021. "Global maps of twenty-first century forest carbon fluxes." Nature Climate Change [10.1038/s41558-020-00976-6]

    Goldberg, L., D. Lagomasino, N. Thomas, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2020. "Global declines in human‐driven mangrove loss." Global Change Biology 26 (10): 5844-5855 [10.1111/gcb.15275]

    Duncanson, L. I., A. Neuenschwander, S. Hancock, et al. N. M. Thomas, L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. Simard, C. A. Silva, J. Armston, S. B. Luthcke, M. A. Hofton, J. R. Kellner, and R. Dubayah. 2020. "Biomass estimation from simulated GEDI, ICESat-2 and NISAR across environmental gradients in Sonoma County, California." Remote Sensing of Environment 242 111779 [10.1016/j.rse.2020.111779]

    Worthington, T. A., D. A. Andradi-Brown, R. Bhargava, et al. C. Buelow, P. Bunting, C. Duncan, L. Fatoyinbo, D. A. Friess, L. Goldberg, L. Hilarides, D. Lagomasino, E. Landis, K. Longley-Wood, C. E. Lovelock, N. J. Murray, S. Narayan, A. Rosenqvist, M. Sievers, M. Simard, N. Thomas, P. van Eijk, C. Zganjar, and M. Spalding. 2020. "Harnessing Big Data to Support the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests Globally." One Earth 2 (5): 429-443 [10.1016/j.oneear.2020.04.018]

    Hakimdavar, R., A. Hubbard, F. Policelli, et al. A. Pickens, M. Hansen, T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, N. Pahlevan, S. Unninayar, A. Kavvada, M. Carroll, B. Smith, M. Hurwitz, D. Wood, and S. Schollaert Uz. 2020. "Monitoring Water-Related Ecosystems with Earth Observation Data in Support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 Reporting." Remote Sensing 12 (10): 1634 [10.3390/rs12101634]

    Taillie, P., R. Roman-Cuesta, D. Lagomasino, et al. L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. Cifuentes-Jara, L. E. Ott, and B. Poulter. 2020. "Widespread mangrove damage resulting from the 2017 Atlantic Mega Hurricane Season." Environmental Research Letters [10.1088/1748-9326/ab82cf]

    Lucas, R., R. Van De Kerchove, V. Otero, et al. D. Lagomasino, L. Fatoyinbo, H. Omar, B. Satyanarayana, and F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2020. "Structural characterisation of mangrove forests achieved through combining multiple sources of remote sensing data." Remote Sensing of Environment 237 111543 [10.1016/j.rse.2019.111543]

    Dubayah, R., J. B. Blair, S. Goetz, et al. L. Fatoyinbo, M. Hansen, S. Healey, M. Hofton, G. Hurtt, J. Kellner, S. Luthcke, J. Armston, H. Tang, L. Duncanson, S. Hancock, P. Jantz, S. Marselis, P. Patterson, W. Qi, and C. Silva. 2020. "The Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation: High-resolution laser ranging of the Earth’s forests and topography." Science of Remote Sensing 1 100002 [10.1016/j.srs.2020.100002]

    de Sousa, C., L. Fatoyinbo, C. Neigh, et al. F. Boucka, V. Angoue, and T. Larsen. 2020. "Cloud-computing and machine learning in support of country-level land cover and ecosystem extent mapping in Liberia and Gabon." PLOS ONE 15 (1): e0227438 [10.1371/journal.pone.0227438]

    Mondal, P., X. Liu, T. E. Fatoyinbo, and D. Lagomasino. 2019. "Evaluating Combinations of Sentinel-2 Data and Machine-Learning Algorithms for Mangrove Mapping in West Africa." Remote Sensing 11 (24): 2928 [10.3390/rs11242928]

    Pardini, M., J. Armston, W. Qi, et al. S. K. Lee, M. Tello, V. Cazcarra Bes, C. Choi, K. P. Papathanassiou, R. O. Dubayah, and L. E. Fatoyinbo. 2019. "Early Lessons on Combining Lidar and Multi-baseline SAR Measurements for Forest Structure Characterization." Surveys in Geophysics 40 (4): 803-837 [10.1007/s10712-019-09553-9]

    Bollian, T., B. Osmanoglu, R. Rincon, S.-K. Lee, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2019. "Adaptive Antenna Pattern Notching of Interference in Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Using Digital Beamforming." Remote Sensing 11 (11): 1346 [10.3390/rs11111346]

    Rahman, M. M., D. Lagomasino, S. Lee, et al. T. Fatoyinbo, I. Ahmed, and M. Kanzaki. 2019. "Improved assessment of mangrove forests in Sundarbans East Wildlife Sanctuary using WorldView 2 and TanDEM-X high resolution imagery." Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation [10.1002/rse2.105]

    Lee, S.-K., T. E. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, E. Feliciano, and C. Trettin. 2018. "Multibaseline TanDEM-X Mangrove Height Estimation: The Selection of the Vertical Wavenumber." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 11 (10): 3434-3442 [10.1109/jstars.2018.2835647]

    Thomas, N., P. Bunting, R. Lucas, et al. A. Hardy, A. Rosenqvist, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2018. "Mapping Mangrove Extent and Change: A Globally Applicable Approach." Remote Sensing 10 (9): 1466 [10.3390/rs10091466]

    Armstrong, A., R. Fischer, A. Huth, H. Shugart, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2018. "Simulating Forest Dynamics of Lowland Rainforests in Eastern Madagascar." Forests 9 (4): 214 [10.3390/f9040214]

    Fatoyinbo, T. (., E. A. Feliciano, D. Lagomasino, S. K. Lee, and C. Trettin. 2017. "Estimating mangrove aboveground biomass from airborne LiDAR data: a case study from the Zambezi River delta." Environmental Research Letters [10.1088/1748-9326/aa9f03]

    Fatoyinbo, L. 2017. "Ecology: Vast peatlands found in the Congo Basin." Nature 542 (7639): 38-39 [10.1038/542038b]

    Lee, S.-K., T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, B. Osmanoglu, and E. Feliciano. 2016. "Ground-level digital terrain model (DTM) construction from TanDEM-X InSAR data and WorldView stereo-photogrammetric images." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International 6040--6042 [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730578]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "ECOSAR: P-Band Digital Beamforming Polarimetric and Single Pass Interferometric SAR: Instrument Performance." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 1-5

    Lagomasino, D., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. E. Feliciano, C. Trettin, and M. Simard. 2016. "A Comparison of Mangrove Canopy Height Using Multiple Independent Measurements from Land, Air, and Space." Remote Sensing 8 (4): 327 [10.3390/rs8040327]

    Pettorelli, N., M. Wegmann, A. Skidmore, et al. S. Mücher, T. P. Dawson, M. Fernandez, R. Lucas, M. E. Schaepman, T. Wang, B. O'Connor, R. H. Jongman, P. Kempeneers, R. Sonnenschein, A. K. Leidner, M. Böhm, K. S. He, H. Nagendra, G. Dubois, T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, M. C. Hansen, M. Paganini, H. M. de Klerk, G. P. Asner, J. T. Kerr, A. B. Estes, D. S. Schmeller, U. Heiden, D. Rocchini, H. M. Pereira, E. Turak, N. Fernandez, A. Lausch, M. A. Cho, D. Alcaraz-Segura, M. A. McGeoch, W. Turner, A. Mueller, V. St-Louis, J. Penner, P. Vihervaara, A. Belward, B. Reyers, and G. N. Geller. 2016. "Framing the concept of satellite remote sensing essential biodiversity variables: challenges and future directions." Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 2 (3): 122--131 [10.1002/rse2.15]

    Lee, S.-K., L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, D. Lagomasino, et al. B. Osmanoglu, M. Simard, C. Trettin, M. Rahman, and I. Ahmed. 2015. "Large-scale mangrove canopy height map generation from TanDEM-X data by means of Pol-InSAR techniques." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326420]

    Lee, S.-K., and T. E. Fatoyinbo. 2015. "TanDEM-X Pol-InSAR Inversion for Mangrove Canopy Height Estimation." IEEE J. Sel. Top. Appl. Earth Observations Remote Sensing 8 (7): 3608-3618 [10.1109/jstars.2015.2431646]

    Lagomasino, D., T. Fatoyinbo, S.-K. Lee, and M. Simard. 2015. "High-resolution forest canopy height estimation in an African blue carbon ecosystem." Remote Sens Ecol Conserv 1 (1): 51-60 [10.1002/rse2.3]

    Thomas, N., R. Lucas, T. Itoh, et al. M. Simard, T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, P. Bunting, and A. Rosenqvist. 2014. "An approach to monitoring mangrove extents through time-series comparison of JERS-1 SAR and ALOS PALSAR data." Wetlands Ecology and Management 1-15 [10.1007/s11273-014-9370-6]

    Lucas, R., L.-M. Rebelo, L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, et al. A. Rosenqvist, T. Itoh, M. Shimada, M. Simard, P. W. Souza-Filho, N. Thomas, C. Trettin, A. Accad, J. Carreiras, and L. Hilarides. 2014. "Contribution of L-band SAR to systematic global mangrove monitoring." Marine and Freshwater Research 65 (7): 589–603 [10.1071/MF13177 ]

    Long, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, and F. S. Policelli. 2014. "Flood extent mapping for Namibia using change detection and thresholding with SAR ." Environ. Res. Lett. 9 (3): 035002 [10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/035002]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, T. E., and M. Simard. 2013. "Height and biomass of mangroves in Africa from ICESat/GLAS and SRTM." International Journal of Remote Sensing 34 (2): 668-681 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1080/01431161.2012.712224]

    Cornforth, W., T. Fatoyinbo, T. Freemantle, and N. Pettorelli. 2013. "Advanced Land Observing Satellite Phased Array Type L-Band SAR (ALOS PALSAR) to Inform the Conservation of Mangroves: Sundarbans as a Case Study." Remote Sensing 5 (1): 224-237 [10.3390/rs5010224]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. G. Sun, M. Deshpande, R. D. Hale, A. Bhat, M. Perrine, C. F. Du Toit, Q. Bonds, V. Marrero, and P. James. 2012. "Development of the EcoSAR P-band synthetic aperture radar." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International 4505 - 4508 [10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350469]

    Armstrong, A. H., H. H. Shugart, and L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh. 2011. "Characterization of Community Composition and Forest Structure in a Madagascar Lowland Rainforest ." Tropical Conservation Science 4 (4): 428-444 [Full Text (Link)]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, L. E., and M. Simard. 2008. "Landscape-scale extent, height, biomass, and carbon estimation of Mozambique's mangrove forests with Landsat ETM+ and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission elevation data." J. Geophys. Res. 113 (G2): G02S06 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2007JG000551]

    Non-Refereed

    Pettorelli, N., H. Nagendra, D. Rocchini, et al. M. Rowcliffe, R. Williams, J. Ahumada, C. De Angelo, C. Atzberger, D. Boyd, G. Buchanan, A. Chauvenet, M. Disney, C. Duncan, T. Fatoyinbo, N. Fernandez, M. Haklay, K. He, N. Horning, N. Kelly, H. de Klerk, X. Liu, N. Merchant, J. Paruelo, H. Roy, S. Roy, S. Ryan, R. Sollmann, J. Swenson, and M. Wegmann. 2017. "Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: three years on." Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 3 (2): 53-56 [10.1002/rse2.53]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Development of Next Generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar architectures." 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2016.7729544]

    Lucas, R., L. Fatoyinbo, M. Simard, and L.-M. Rebelo. 2016. "Remote Sensing of Wetland Types: Mangroves." The Wetland Book 1-6 [10.1007/978-94-007-6172-8_305-1]

    Osmanoglu, B., R. F. Rincon, S. Lee, T. Fatoyinbo, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Radio frequency interference detection and mitigation techniques using data from EcoSAR 2014 Flight Campaign." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 1-4

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S.-K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, V. Marrero, and M. Yeary. 2015. "Next generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR-2)." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2774-2777 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326389]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. B. Osmanoglu, J. Ranson, and G. Sun. 2015. "Digital beamforming synthetic aperture radar (DBSAR): Single-pass interferometry for forest structure estimation." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 200-202 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7325734]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, M. Perrine, and C. Du Toit. 2015. "ECOSAR: P-band digital beamforming polarimetric and single pass interferometric SAR." 2015 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon) [10.1109/radar.2015.7131086]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. B. Osmanoglu, G. Sun, M. Deshpande, M. Perrine, C. D. Toit, Q. Bonds, J. Beck, and D. Lu. 2014. "The ecosystems SAR (EcoSAR) an airborne P-band polarimetric InSAR for the measurement of vegetation structure, biomass and permafrost." Radar Conference, 2014 IEEE 1443-1445 [10.1109/RADAR.2014.6875827]

    Lee, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, B. Osmanoglu, and G. Sun. 2014. "Polarimetric SAR interferometry evaluation in mangroves." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International 4584 - 4587 [10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947513]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, T. E., R. F. Rincon, K. J. Ranson, et al. G. Sun, M. L. Perrine, Q. Bonds, S. R. Valett, and S. Seufert. 2012. "Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR) polarimetric operation during the Eco3D flight campaign." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2012 IEEE International 1549-1552 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6351101]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, L. E., R. F. Rincon, D. J. Harding, et al. C. K. Gatebe, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and M. O. Román. 2012. "The 2011 Eco3D flight campaign: Vegetation structure and biomass estimation from simultaneous SAR, lidar and radiometer measurements." 2012 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 3387–3390 [10.1109/IGARSS.2012.6350694]

    Fatoyinbo Agueh, T. E. 2012. "Remote Sensing of Biomass - Principles and Applications." [10.5772/696]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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