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.
Matthias' research group at TU Dresden
Selected tweets from @MatthiasForkel and @EnvRS_TUD
What can we 'measure' with 🛰️satellite-derived Vegetation Optical Depth #VOD? Is it #biomass 🌳, #water or just leaf area index 🍃? Led by Luisa Schmidt, we published a new paper in which we investigate the sensitivities of VOD to vegetation properties. https://t.co/O0JV6UMQH8— TU Dresden - Environmental Remote Sensing (@EnvRS_TUD) March 16, 2023
New year - new paper🎇: Estimating leaf moisture content from passive microwave satellite observations of vegetation optical depth (VOD). We describe a new method and global dataset of vegetation leaf moisture content 🌲: https://t.co/NG87SSZxoI @MatthiasForkel— TU Dresden - Environmental Remote Sensing (@EnvRS_TUD) January 2, 2023
First analysis of landscape-scale phenology of Araucaria-Nothofagus forests using Landsat 8 & Sentinel-2. Elevation is the main control on the spatial-temporal variability of phenology. Great to see how a MSc thesis can end up! Cheers Eric Kosczor! https://t.co/Rj5M9x5U0z pic.twitter.com/fZjAVC4ENn— TU Dresden - Environmental Remote Sensing (@EnvRS_TUD) June 18, 2022