Welcome to the Gonsamo Group, the Remote Sensing Laboratory of McMaster University. We focus on ground, airborne, and satellite remote sensing of vegetation from the leaf level to the global scale. In addition to remote sensing data, we use ground measurements of plant biophysical variables, photosynthetic traits, atmospheric CO2 concentration, eddy covariance CO2 fluxes and plant phenology; gridded climate data records; terrestrial ecosystem carbon cycle models; and Earth System Model (ESM) outputs.
We develop improved remote sensing methods and products for terrestrial ecosystems relevant to the global change studies. Using satellite remote sensing products, ground observations and mechanistic models, we also study the impacts of climate change and variability on terrestrial ecosystems, and related feedbacks to the atmosphere through carbon cycle.
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