Sarah J. Graves, PhD
Program coordinator - Environmental Observation & Informatics MS
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison
I love forests, maps, and working with students.
I completed my PhD in Forest Resources and Conservation in the Bohlman Lab at the University of Florida. My interests are to use satellite and aerial remotely sensed images to map forest properties and understand forest dynamics in temperate and tropical landscapes. Currently, I am working to understand the relationship between tree growth and canopy spectral reflectance. My data include 1 meter hyperspectral and lidar imagery collected by the NEON-AOP system, in addition to ground-measured vegetation traits and tree growth.
I am also the program coordinator for the Environmental Observation and Informatics MS program with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program trains leaders in addressing environmental challenges with information and insights gained from environmental observations.