Mary E. Martin
Research Assistant Professor
Forest Ecosystem Analysis/Remote Sensing
Joint Appointment Department of Natural Resources
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Since completing the Natural Resources graduate program at UNH in 1994, I have continued working at the Earth Systems Research Center, currently as a Research Assistant Professor. My work has focused primarily on the use of hyperspectral remote sensing data for the determination of forest productivity, nutrient cycling and species classification. This work has utilized data from NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) which has been flown extensively over a number of sites in the northeastern US.
This work is a multi-investigator effort involving UNH faculty/staff and researchers from the US Forest Service Norteastern Station in Durham. Extensive field data collections, GIS data, remote sensing imagery, and ecosystem modeling are combined in this effort to scale relationships derived from intensive plot level sampling to the full extent of our image data.
With recent funding from the NASA Carbon program, we have extended our work to a number of carbon flux tower (Ameriflux) sites throughout the US. In addition to this work,other projects involve the development of hyperspectral methods to detect forest health and insect infestation, and the development of an on-line foliar chemistry database which compiles data from multiple research efforts http://foliar.sr.unh.edu/.
Terrestrial Ecosystems Analysis Laboratory website: http://www.forest.sr.unh.edu/