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Brian T. Lamb, Ph.D.

Brian T. Lamb is a Research Physical Scientist with the USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center.

His research seeks to improve remote sensing-based approaches for characterizing land surface processes related to water quality. His primary research focuses on the evaluation of tillage practices and cover crop performance in agricultural watersheds using satellite imagery. His secondary research foci include the characterization of wetland vegetation and inundation dynamics in addition to assessments of water quality and water optical properties using remote sensing.  

 

Professional Experience

  • Research Physical Scientist, October 2021 – Present, USGS Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center.

  • Geospatial Technician: Remote Sensing Specialist, June 2015 – September 2021, Contracted to USGS Eastern Geographic Science Center through Cherokee Nation Technologies, Inc.

  • Graduate Research Assistant, August 2015 – September 2020, City University of New York (CUNY) City College of New York, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Tzortziou Bio-Optics Laboratory

  • Graduate Research Assistant, August 2013 – June 2015, CUNY City College of New York, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, McDonald Terrestrial Ecology Laboratory.

  • Adjunct Lecturer, January 2013 – December 2013, CUNY City College of New York, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

  • Project Monitor & Air Monitoring Technician, June 2011 – August 2012, Enviro-Control Technologies, Inc.

  • Laboratory Technician, March 2010 – December 2010, Cornell University, Department of Biotechnology, Buckler Laboratory.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center (2020)
     

  • M.Sc. in Geology, CUNY City College of New York (2015)
     

  • B.Sc. in Natural Resources, Cornell University (2011)

Honors and Awards

  • NASA National Earth and Space Science PhD Fellowship (2017- 2020)

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