Monica Garcia’s research focuses on the interactions between the biosphere and the atmosphere, in particular how the surface energy balance, evapotranspiration and carbon fluxes from ecosystems are affected by climate and human activities. She uses remote sensing from thermal and optical sensors (multi and hyperspectral) on board of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and satellites to inform models.

Brief Bio

Monica is an Assistant professor in Hydrology at DTU Environment and Adjunct Research Scientist at Columbia University, IRI (USA). She obtained a Ph.D. in Remote Sensing of Environment (2003) at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain) and a M.Sci in International Agricultural Development at the University of California, Davis (2000). She has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copenhagen University (Denmark). She developed eco-hydrological indicators to monitor ecosystem services, or land degradation in water-limited regions like the Mediterranean basin, the African Sahel or California. Her research has been featured in Nature Geosciences, the New Scientist, and Reuters among others

Last updated 16.11.2017