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Michael F Meyer, PhD


Dr. Michael F Meyer (he/him) is a Mendenhall Fellow and Research Geographer in the Hydrologic Remote Sensing Branch of the Water Resources Mission Area, based in Madison, WI.

Michael Meyer works within the Hydrologic Remote Sensing Branch of the Water Resources Mission Area to develop novel datasets and interpretive pieces that help bridge the gap between remote sensing technologies and the aquatic sciences. Michael uses his training in limnology and aquatic ecology to help expand remote sensing of water quality studies beyond individual constituents and into a whole-ecosystem space. Michael’s main research themes include: (1) understanding shifts in lake trophic state at continental and decadal scales, (2) creating dynamic datasets that allow for immediate access to remotely sensed water quality data, (3) data harmonization of in situ collection with remote sensing imagery. Michael also serves as an Associate Editor for Limnology & Oceanography – Bulletin and is a founding member of the Community for Data Science and Open Science in the Aquatic Sciences (DSOS).

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