Megan Caldwell

Biography

Megan K. Caldwell received her B.S. degree in geography, emphasis in GIS, remote sensing and environmental science in 2009 from University of Colorado. She received her M.S. in Environmental Science in 2012 and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Ecology at University of Colorado Boulder. She joined the U.S. Geological Survey in 2008 as a student career employee with the Rocky Mountain Geographic Science Center in Denver, CO which was merged with the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center in 2012. Her current research with USGS uses remote sensing (particularly Landsat imagery) to quantify terrestrial Essential Climate Variables, such as Leaf Area Index, burned area, snow cover extent and biomass, as part of an ongoing larger project. She is also interested in combining remote data (both collected from satellite and Unmanned Aerial Systems), eddy covariance data, ecosystem process models and field data to study forest biophysical parameters and ecosystem dynamics.