The University of Southampton
Geography and Environment
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(023) 8059 9224
Email:
G.J.Roberts@soton.ac.uk

Dr Gareth Roberts BSc, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in Remote Sensing

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Dr Gareth Roberts is Lecturer in Remote Sensing within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

Qualifications
Ph.D : Monitoring land cover dynamics using linear BRDF model parameter temporal trajectories (University College London)
M.Sc : Remote Sensing (University College London)
B.Sc : Geographical Information Systems (Kingston University)

Employment
2011 – present : Lecturer in Remote Sensing
2002 – 2011 : Research Associate at Kings College London

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Research Interests
My research interests focus on monitoring land surface dynamics using optical and thermal remote sensing. One aspect of this concerns linking Earth Observation (EO) data with models for quantifying land surface dynamics and vegetation change using biophysical parameters such as leaf area index and vegetation cover. More recently my research has focused on improving the understanding of fire in the natural environment and on the utilisation of satellite data to address questions regarding fire impacts and effects. This involves the development of thermal EO methods and their use in quantifying the amount of terrestrially-stored carbon released through biomass burning. In conjunction with colleagues at Kings College London and EUMETSAT this research led to the production of an operational fire detection and characterisation algorithm which is available from the Land Satellite Applications Facility.

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Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Programme Leader for the MSc in Applied GIS and Remote Sensing.

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Dr Gareth Roberts
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/2079

Telephone: (023) 8059 9224
Email: G.J.Roberts@soton.ac.uk

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