Dr. Susan Ustin

Susan Ustin

Position Title
Distinguished Professor, Emeritus

Unit
Department of Land Air and Water Resources
John Muir Institute of the Environment

Bio

Dr. Susan Ustin has 35 years of experience in working with remote sensing instruments to study and understanding ecosystem processes. Her research has focused on detection of ecophysio-logical traits and processes in relation to remotely sensed characterization of stressed vegetation from climate variability and change. Her work includes wildfire-related research at local to regional scales that address risk, mitigation, and adaptation. Dr. Ustin’s research includes forest structure, drought and wildfire risk, quantifying live fuel loads, and recovery after wildfire. She has also worked on impacts of multiple stressors, including Gulf oil spill and subsequent hurricane damage.


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