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Melanie Vanderhoof

Melanie Vanderhoof is a Research Geographer with the USGS, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center in Denver, CO. Her research focuses on using satellite imagery to understand how ecosystems change over time. She is particularly interested in surface water dynamics and disturbance events, such as fire and insect outbreaks. 

Professional Experience

  • U.S. Geological Survey as a research geographer in 2015

  • ORISE Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development

Education and Certifications

  • PhD in Geography from Clark University in 2014

  • M.S. degree in Geography from San Francisco State University in 2007

  • B.S. degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University in 2004

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