Alemu Gonsamo,

Assistant Professor (2019-present) McMaster University, School of Geography & Earth Sciences, Canada
PostDoc University of Toronto, Canada
PhD University of Helsinki, Finland
MSc Wageningen University, The Netherlands
BSc Debub University, Ethiopia
Recent research interests: remote sensing of global change ecology (plant productivity and seasonality from the leaf to the globe).
Publication: google scholar
CV: download
Email: gonsamoa (at)

Post-doctoral fellows

Dr. Camile Söthe (2020 – present) PhD, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil . Google Scholar | Researchgate

Undergraduate students

Rebecca Uhrich (2020). The net impact of growing season length on carbon uptake of high latitude ecosystems.

Lelia Weiland (2020-2021). Thermal and reflective remote sensing of plant ecophysiology

Interested in joining the group?

Open positions

Topics for fully funded graduate student opportunities include but not limited to:

  • Global change (climate and atmospheric composition) impact assessment on terrestrial ecosystem productivity using long-term satellite data records
  • Photosynthesis phenology from satellite based solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) records.
  • Plant structural and photosynthetic traits at Turkey Point Flux Station and/or Borden Forest Research Station

Prospective students and PostDocs

I’m always interested in talking with prospective undergraduate and graduate students, or PostDocs. Please write me a brief email explaining your background and interests if you are interested in joining the group.

Undergraduates interested in independent work may wish to participate through McMaster Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRA), or through honours thesis project.

For the prospective graduate students, the McMaster Graduate Scholarship details and deadlines can be found on the Graduate Studies website. You may also wish to consult the application process and deadline for admission in graduate program of the School of Geography & Earth Sciences.

Prospective PostDocs should consider applying for the Banting, NSERC, or MITACS fellowships.

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