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Fred Huemmrich

Research Assistant Professor

Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology
Nasa/Gsfc Location--Off Campus
Ph D, University of Maryland (1995)
BS, Carnegie-Mellon University (1978)

Dr. Huemmrich has a life-long interest in understanding the natural world. This interest, coupled with his training in physics has lead him to work on remote sensing of ecosystems. He has performed fieldwork in a variety of different ecosystems, including working on NASA field studies in grasslands and boreal forests.

Research Interests

Dr. Huemmrich research focuses on the use of remote sensing to describe biophysical characteristics of terrestrial ecosystems and to utilize that information to improve understanding and modeling of ecosystem processes. He is interested in developing approaches that lead to global observations from satellite based sensors.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Huemmrich has taught courses on Advanced Remote Sensing; Seminar on Ecophysiology and Plant Distribution; and Arctic Geography.

Selected Classes
Fall 2016 GES 302 – Selected Topics in Geography - Arctic Geography
Intellectual Contributions

Arctic Tundra Vegetation Functional Types Based on Photosynthetic Physiology and Optical Properties 2 vol. 6 265-275 PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS)

EO-1 Hyperion Reflectance Time Series at Calibration and Validation Sites: Stability and Sensitivity to Seasonal Dynamics. Special issue on EO-1 vol. 6 (2) 276-290 Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

Integrating Solar Induced Fluorescence and the Photochemical Reflectance Index for Estimating Gross Primary Production in a Cornfield 12 vol. 5 6857-6879 CH-4005 BASEL Remote Sensing