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.
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
Estimating leaf moisture content (LFMC) at global scale from passive microwave satellite observations of vegetation optical depth (VOD). New paper in open discussion by @MatthiasForkel Luisa Schmidt @RuxandraZotta @wouterdorigo @Myebra12 https://t.co/Yv7Gqc7ELb pic.twitter.com/AmDs7lQA36— TU Dresden - Environmental Remote Sensing (@EnvRS_TUD) April 5, 2022
This paper is the outcome of a very fruitful workshop on ecological aspects of fire. I contributed with an analysis on fire return intervals in a world with and without humans by using an empirical model. Thanks @SandyHarrisonRe and @LabPrentice for leading this! https://t.co/qB1ZuHRfsf— Matthias Forkel (@MatthiasForkel) December 13, 2021