Matthias Forkel is an environmental scientist and Junior Professor for Environmental Remote Sensing at TU Dresden, Germany. His main research interest is the development and application of optical and microwave satellite observations, and global ecosystem models to quantify changes in land ecosystems, vegetation and the carbon cycle and their feedbacks with the climate. He aims to combine the specific advantages of satellite observations and ecosystem models through model-data integration and machine learning approaches to predict climate impacts on vegetation phenology, productivity, carbon cycling, and disturbances.
Selected tweets from @MatthiasForkel
Human and climate drivers of global biomass burning variability: Variability of #fire more dependent on human factors in areas with medium to large burned area. Paper led by @EmilioChuvieco with @hantson_stijn @mrc_trc et al. using @esaclimate data https://t.co/iKrN8vZI7b pic.twitter.com/mQv9TflBhE— Matthias Forkel (@MatthiasForkel) March 20, 2021
How to observe agricultural drought with remote sensing in south-eastern Europe? A review of the current state and future directions: https://t.co/btkuMpiBgb @ESA_EO @EO_OPEN_SCIENCE DryPan project together with @EODC_GmbH @geodepartment @Intersucho https://t.co/VY9DE8Hvcp— Matthias Forkel (@MatthiasForkel) October 28, 2020
A new way to study tree water dynamics and physiological #phenology at large scales? Backscatter from C-band satellites likely sensitive to the spring reactivation in temperate deciduous broadleaved forests https://t.co/hLhXPRrctC— Matthias Forkel (@MatthiasForkel) August 23, 2020
Great work by @IsabellaMar7! @geodepartment pic.twitter.com/MTHLr00VZT
Global ecosystems and fire: impacts of fire on global tree cover better understood but fire models are uncertain about effects on ecosystem productivity and carbon turnover https://t.co/ZmBSJiJTY3— Matthias Forkel (@MatthiasForkel) May 16, 2020
New #firemip paper by @GLasslop @SandyHarrisonRe et al.
We constrained a global #ecosystem model with dynamic vegetation with #satellite observations on greenness, sun-induced fluorescence, #biomass, land cover and fire: https://t.co/eU0Qak44nL— Matthias Forkel (@MatthiasForkel) December 10, 2019
The results ... pic.twitter.com/z728ungtMX