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Victoria Meyer

Dr. Victoria Meyer's research covers remote sensing of vegetation, from local scale (primarily using airborne Lidar data) to global scale. She is particularly interested in tropical forests carbon stocks and dynamics, and carbon-water interactions. Her current research focuses on regional to global scale models of the terrestrial carbon cycle, assimilating satellite data providing information on both the carbon cycle (eg.: SIF data) and the water cycle (eg.: GRACE data). She is also part of the NISAR project science team, working on the development of biomass maps for calibration and validation of NISAR biomass products.

  • Ph.D. (2017), Environmental Sciences, University of Toulouse, France
  • M.Sc. (2010), Environmental Sciences, University of Bordeaux, France
  • B.Sc. (2008), Geography, University of Bordeaux, France

Research Interests
  • Tropical forests and the carbon cycle
  • Carbon-Water interactions
  • Remote sensing of vegetation

Professional Experience
  • Post-Doctoral Research Scholar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology (2017-present)

Selected Publications
    1. Duncanson, L., Armston, J., Disney, M., Avitabile, V., Barbier, N., Calders, K., Carter, S., Chave, J., Herold, M., Crowther, T.W., Falkowski, M., Kellner, J., Labrière, N., Lucas, R., MacBean, N., McRoberts, R.E., Meyer, V., Næsset, E., Nickeson, J.E, Paul, K.I., Phillips, O.L., Réjou- Méchain, M., Román, M., Roxburgh, S., Saatchi, S., Schepashenko, D., Scipal, K., Siqueira, P.R., Whitehurst, A., Williams, M., 2019 The importance of global land product validation: towards a standardized protocol for aboveground biomass. Surveys in Geophysics.
    2. Chave, J., Davies, S.J., Phillips, O.L., Lewis, S.L., Sist, P., Schepaschenko, D., Armston, J., Baker, T.R., Coomes, D., Disney, M., Duncanson, L., Hérault, B., Labrière, N., Meyer, V., Réjou-Méchain, M., Scipal, K., Saatchi, S., 2019. Ground data are essential for biomass remote sensing missions . Surveys in Geophysics.
    3. Meyer, V., Saatchi, S., Ferraz, A., Xu, L., Duque, A., García, M., Chave, J.. Forest degradation and biomass loss along the Chocó region of Colombia. (accepted in Carbon Balance and Management) Bastin, J.-F., Marshall, A. R. et al., 2018. Pan-tropical prediction of forest structure from the largest trees. Global ecology and biogeography.
    4. Ferraz, A., Saatchi, S.S., Xu, L., Hagen, S.C., Chave, J., Yu, Y., Meyer, V., García, M., Silva, C.A., Roswintiart, O. and Samboko, A., 2018. Carbon storage potential in degraded forests of Kalimantan, Indonesia. Environmental Research Letters.
    5. Meyer, V., Saatchi, S., Clark, D. B., Keller, M., Vincent, G., Ferraz, A., Espírito-Santo, F., d´Oliveira M.V.N., Kaki, D., Chave, J., 2018. Canopy area of large trees explains aboveground biomass variations across neotropical forest landscapes. Biogeosciences, 15, 3377-3390,
    6. Silva, C.A., Saatchi, S.S., Garcia, M., Labriere, N., Klauberg, C., Ferraz, A., Meyer, V., Jeffery, K.J., Abernethy, K., White, L. and Zhao, K., 2018. Comparison of Small-and Large-Footprint Lidar Characterization of Tropical Forest Aboveground Structure and Biomass: A Case Study From Central Gabon. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.
    7. Xu, L., Saatchi, S. S., Shapiro, A., Meyer, V., Ferraz, A., Yang, Y., ... & Lewis, S. L., 2017. Spatial Distribution of Carbon Stored in Forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 15030.
    8. Duque, A., Saldarriaga, J., Meyer, V., & Saatchi, S., 2017. Structure and allometry in tropical forests of Chocó, Colombia. Forest Ecology and Management, 405, 309-318.
    9. Ferraz, A., Saatchi, S., Mallet, C., & Meyer, V., 2016. Lidar detection of individual tree size in tropical forests. Remote Sensing of Environment, 183, 318-333. (citations: 19, Web of Science, 39, Google Scholar)
    10. Meyer, V., Saatchi, S. S., Chave, J., Dalling, J., Bohlman, S., Fricker, G. A., Robinson, C., and Neumann, M., 2013.: Detecting tropical forest biomass dynamics from repeated airborne Lidar measurements, Biogeosciences Discuss., 10, 1957-1992, doi:10.5194/bgd-10-1957-2013. (citations: 34, Web of Science, 77, Google Scholar)

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