Remote sensing of forest understory – Eduardo Maeda´s visit

On March, 19th, we received the visit of Eduardo Maeda, that gave a lecture tilted “Assessing forests below canopy complexity with remote sensing” as part of the Seminar Series of the Department of Biology.

Dr. Maeda is an Associate Professor of Remote Sensing at the Department of Geosciences and Geography and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). His research embrace multidisciplinary topics, involving land changes, hydrology and climate change. He uses remote sensing and modelling to understand environmental changes in terrestrial ecosystems across the globe, from Amazon rainforest region to East African Mountains. He has lead several Academy of Finland and other funding agencies projects, and the most recent one is titled The influence of forest management on microclimatic heterogeneity. He has supervised several master students to posdoc researchers and has a very international working experience, having worked in China, Italy, Brazil, USA, Japan, Australia, just to cite some!

It was an inspiring visit closed with many plans for future collaboration. Looking forward the outcomes!