- PhD Candidate
- Doctor of Philosophy
- PhD, In progress, Systems ecology, University of Montana
- Master's Degree
- MS, 2008, Environmental Planning and Management, University of Tehran, Iran
- Undergraduate Degree
- BS, 2001, Natural Resources Engineering-Environment, AMN Higher Education Institute, Iran
Studying environmental science and management for his bachelor and master degree helped him having a broad view over ecological systems. His previous research were focused on effect of climate and human activities on ecological systems, and how species response to these changes. In 2011, he started his PhD under supervision of Prof. John Kimball. For his PhD research, Nima is working on improving remote sensing plants productivity models.
Ecosystem productivity models use plant types to represent ecosystem functions across the terrestrial biomes. However, ecosystem functions can vary within biomes and plant traits can be used to explain ecosystem functions. I am using this information to improve remote sensing light use efficiency modeling.