Silva, Carlos Alberto
Carlos Alberto Silva is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Forest Science in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences (FFGS) at the University of Florida (UF) where he directs the Forest Biometrics and Remote Sensing Lab (Silva Lab).
He is interested in understanding how forest ecosystems changes over time due to natural and anthropogenic disturbances and their impact on the carbon cycle. Previously, he has worked as a research scientist at the USDA Forest Service, University of Maryland, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
His core research consists of developing statistical frameworks and cutting-edge open-source tools, such as rLiDAR, ForestGapR, and rGEDI, for remote sensing data processing and forest resources monitoring. He is particularly interested in using lidar (light detection and ranging) data, from airborne (ALS), terrestrial (TLS), and satellite platforms (e.g. GEDI, ICESat-2), combined with multi- and hyperspectral satellite data (e.g. Landsat 8 OLI and DESIS) and advanced statistical methods (e.g. machine learning) to address ecological questions related to forest ecosystem structure, function, and composition dynamics at a variety of spatial scales.
FOR3430C Forest Mensuration
FOR 4934/6934 Topics in Natural Resources
FOREST RESOURCES & CONSERVATION
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