Project Leaders

John Gamon

Dr. John Gamon, a prolific researcher overseeing numerous field research projects, pioneered the use of the relationship between leaf xanthophyll cycle pigment content and spectral reflectance to improve satellite monitoring of photosynthesis. Gamon's seminal work resulted in the development of the Photochemical Reflectance Index (PRI). He is known for his tram method of collecting large amounts of spatially uniform data over large areas. He founded SpecNet , a collaborative group working to link spectral data to flux data in order to augment satellite monitoring capabilities. Dr. Gamon is a professor and heads the airborne program at the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. John Gamon

Susan Ustin

Dr. Susan Ustin studies remote sensing of environmental properties and landscape analysis utilizing optical, microwave, and thermal scanners; radiation interactions in plant canopies and application to hydrological and ecological problems. She is a professor of Environmental and Resource Sciences at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Susan Ustin