University of California Santa Barbara
3611 Ellison Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
GitHub repositories: github.com/susanmeerdink
I study the ability to map plant species across seasons in the dynamic and diverse Southern California Mediterranean ecosystem. I use various technologies to study plant health across environmental gradients and physiology's effect on optical properties of plant species. I am broadly trained in plant physiology, remote sensing, and ecosystem science. My research leverages a number of tools including novel quantitative methods, land surface temperature, and leaf and imaging spectroscopy in the optical and thermal domain.