Jennifer Watts

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Title
PhD Research

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
PhD, Systems Ecology (In Progress)
Master's Degree
MS, 2008, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences-Land Rehabilitation, Montana State University
Undergraduate Degree
BS, 2006, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Montana State University

Professional

Experience

I study carbon cycle dynamics, surface hydrology, and changes in permafrost affected landscapes across Arctic-Boreal regions. My research interests include using satellite remote sensing data to inform terrestrial carbon (CO2, CH4) flux modeling, using information from eddy covariance to improve carbon emission models, and better understanding biogeophysical processes regulating methane emissions in northern landscapes. Prior to joining NTSG, I completed my MS degree in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, with emphasis in satellite image analysis, GIS, GPS, pedology, and land/soil rehabilitation. When not in the office, I am usually somewhere in the mountains – backpacking, skiing, or mountain biking.

Research

Carbon Cycles (CO2, CH4)
Satellite-based Monitoring of Terrestrial Surfaces
Arctic-Boreal Ecosystems
Applied Passive Microwave Remote Sensing
Surface Hydrology; Flooding; Inundation
Permafrost Regions
Climate Change Impacts in Alaska

Awards

NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship (2003-2015)
PEO International Scholar Award (2015)
AmeriFlux Training Award (2015)

http://www.cas.umt.edu/geography/news-events.php

Society Affiliations

American Geophysical Union
NASA Terrestrial Ecology
NASA Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

http://ntsg.umt.edu/sites/ntsg.umt.edu/files/u25/Watts_JW_cv_2015.pdf