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Program Development and Management
- CU Boulder Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) Earth Lab Analytics Hub
- NISAR Deputy Program Applications Senior Co-Lead developing and coordinating a technology transfer program of the largest NASA Earth observing dataset to date
- Project Manager and System Engineer of Data Systems: M2AF/CEDAS (~$1M/yr, 12 people) and ImgSPEC (~$500K/yr, 6 people)
- Lead Science System Engineer for the Surface Biology and Geology (SBG) Designated Observable mission architecture ($650M) study
- JPL New Researchers’ Support Group – Elected Vice President 2020
- JPL New Researchers’ Support Group – Elected Papers and Proposals Chair: 2018 – 2019
- JPL Carbon Club, a strategic initiative and seminars to bridge interdisciplinary carbon cycle science at JPL – Assistant Lead: 2015-Present
- Natural Resources decision support information product development from NASA big data:
- Methane point source emissions with California Air Resources Board
- Urban forest mapping (landcover class, irrigated/non-irrigated, tree species) in Los Angeles County
- Fire, drought, and insect mortality in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
- Post-fire vegetation succession for the US Forest Service Angeles National Forest
- Fire Danger from Earth Observations with the National Interagency Fire Center
- Fire Scenario Builder integration to the USFS Bluesky Smoke Modeling Framework
- NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission Level 4 Carbon product calibration and validation with domestic and international flux tower Principle Investigators
- Technical Women’s Leadership Journey: 2020
- International Project/Programme Managers Committee: Young Professionals Workshop: 2020
- Managing the Best Teams: Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts: 2020
- JPL Media Training: 2018
- VitalSmarts Crucial Conversations: 2017
- Proposal Manager Workshop: 2017
- de Bono Thinking Systems Facilitator Training: 2016
Remote Sensing Image Analysis
MODTRAN, ArcGIS, QGIS, GDAL, Google Earth Engine, and ENVI
Aerospace Mission Systems
- Mission Formulation: JPL Team X Science Facilitator
- Mission Calibration and Validation: TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics) SEE (Solar EUV Experiment) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP)
- Mission operations for TIMED-SEE
- Thermo-vac ground-testing of the Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE)
C++, Python, R, Matlab, and Unix shell scripting
Director of Earth Lab Analytics Hub
University of Colorado, Boulder
Dec 2020 – Present
Visiting Associate Project Scientist
University of California, Los Angeles
May 2019 – Feb 2021
Science and Applications System Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
May 2016 – Feb 2021
California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
October 2013- May 2016
University of Washington, Seattle
Nov 2009 – Sept 2013
Data Analysis and Mission Operations Intern
University of Colorado, Boulder
May 2007 – May 2008
PhD Quantitative Fire Ecology
University of Washington, Seattle
January 2010 – August 2013
Dissertation: Very large wildfires in the western contiguous United States: probabilistic models for historical and future conditions
MS Environmental Sustainability
University of Edinburgh
September 2008 – September 2009
Thesis: Assessment for implementing 3-PGN as a measuring tool for coniferous forest sustainability at the national level: The Wales case study
BA Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Colorado, Boulder
September 2005 – May 2008
Graduated with Distinction
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory Charles Elachi Early Career Achievement Award 2019
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory Discovery Award: Hitchhiker’s Guide to JPL
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory Discovery Award: SWOT Data Architecture for Users
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory Team Award: SMAP Phase-E Improvement Task Team
- NASA Group Achievement Award for the SMAP Science and Cal/Val Team
- NASA Group Achievement Award for the TIMED SEE instrument suite
- Xi Sigma Pi Alpha Chapter National Forestry Honors Society
- PhD Committees (2): 2018-Present
- JPL Internships (9 [under-]graduates): 2015-present
- NASA DEVELOP Science Advisor (Teams of 3-6 Undergraduates, Recent Grads, and Graduate students): Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Summer 2019. Find out more about NASA DEVLOP team.
- Instructor of Graduate Student Seminar in Model Applications, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington (Spring 2012); Under supervision from UW Affiliate Dr. Maureen Kennedy
- Coleman RW, Stavros EN, Hulley G, Parazoo N (2020) Comparison of Thermal Infrared-Derived Maps of Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Vegetation in Urban and Non-Urban Areas of Southern California. Remote Sensing, 12, 4102. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12244102
- Stavros EN, Oaida C, Hausman J, Gierach, M (2020) A Quantified Approach to Traceable Requirements Based on User Needs for a Data System Archive. IEEE Access.
- Coleman RW, Stavros EN, Yadav V, Parazoo N (2020) A Simplified Framework for High-Resolution Urban Vegetation Classification with Optical Imagery in the Los Angeles Megacity. Remote Sensing.
- Alonso, MG, North P, Viana-Soto A, Stavros EN, Rosette J, Martin P, Franquesa M, González-Cascón R, Riaño D, Becerra J, Zhao K (2020) Evaluating the potential of LIDAR data for fire damage assessment: A radiative transfer model approach. Remote Sensing of Environment.
- Farahmand A, Stavros EN, Reager JT, Behrangi A, Randerson J, Quayle B (2020). Satellite Hydrology Observations as Operational Indicators of Forecasted Fire Danger across the Contiguous United States . Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.
- Farahmand, A, Stavros EN, Reager, JT, Behrangi A, Randerson J (2020). Introducing spatially distributed Fire Danger from Earth Observations (FDEO) Using Satellite-based Data in the Contiguous United States. Remote Sensing.
- Schimel D, Schneider F, … Stavros EN (2019) Flux towers in the sky: global ecology from space. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.15934.
- Veraverbeke S, Dennison P, Gitas I, Hulley G, Kalashnikova O, Katagis T, Kuai Le, Meng R, Roberts D, Stavros EN (2018) Advanced Applications in Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops and Natural Vegetation in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation Volume IV (Second Edition, Four Volume-Set). Thenkabail, P.S., Lyon, G.J., and Huete, A. (Editors) CRC Press- Taylor and Francis group, Boca Raton, London, New York. Pp. 386.
- Sander Veraverbeke S, Dennison P, Gitas I, Hulley G, Kalashnikova O, Katagis T, Kuai L, Meng R, Roberts D, Stavros EN (2018) Hyperspectral remote sensing of fire: State-of-the-art and future perspectives. Remote Sensing Environment 216: 105-121.
- Seidel F, Stavros EN, Green R, Cable M, Freeman A (2018) Imaging Spectroscopy emulates Landsat: A Case Study with Airborne Visible Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) and Operational Land Imager (OLI) data. Remote Sensing Environment 215:157-169.
- Stavros EN, Peterson B, Coen J, Signh H, Schimel D (2018) Use of Imaging Spectroscopy and LIDAR to characterize fuels for fire behavior prediction. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 11: 41-50.
- Coen J, Stavros EN, Fites-Kaufman JA, (2018) Deconstructing the King Megafire. Ecological Applications. Doi
- Davies D, Brown ME, Murphy K, Michael K, Zavodsky B, Stavros EN, Carroll M (2017) NASA Data for Time-Sensitive Applications: Workshop Summary. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine 5(3): 52-58.
- Stavros EN, Schimel D, Dubayah R, Pavlick R, Fassnacht F, Fisher JB, Schweiger A, Serbin S, Swann A, Ustin S, Wennberg P (2017) Novel Earth Observations from the International Space Station. Beyond Greenness: International Space Station observations offer an opportunity to understand plant function. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1(7).
- Stavros EN, Tane Z, Kane VR, Veraverbeke S, McGaughey B, Lutz JA, Ramirez C, McGaughey RJ (2016) Unprecedented remote sensing data from before and after California King and Rim Megafires. Ecology 97(11): 3244.
- MacKenzie SM, Caswell TE, Phillips-Lander CM, Stavros EN, et al. (2016) THEO Concept Mission: Testing Habitability of Enceladus’s Ocean. Advances in Space Sciences Research 58(6): 1117-1137.
- Veraverbeke S, Stavros EN, Hook SJ (2014) Assessing fire severity using imaging spectroscopy data from the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) and comparison with multispectral capabilities. Remote Sensing of Environment 154: 153-163.
- Stavros EN, Abatzoglou JT, Larkin NK, Mckenzie D, Steel EA (2014) Climate and very large wildland fires in the contiguous Western USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(7): 899-914.
- Stavros EN, Jeong S-J, Bloom A (2014) Synthesizing remote sensing data on the carbon and water cycles. EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union 95(29): 265.
- McKenzie D, Shankar U, Keane RE, Heilman WE, Stavros EN, Fox DG, Riebau AC, Bowden, JH, Eberhardt E, Norheim R (2014) Smoke consequences of new wildfire regims driven by climate change. AGU: Earth’s Future 2(2): 1-25.
- Stavros EN, Abatzoglou JT, McKenzie D, Larkin NK (2014) Regional projections of the likelihood of very large wildland fires under a changing climate in the contiguous Western United States. Climatic Change 126(3-4): 455-468.
- Stavros EN, McKenzie D, Larkin NK (2014) The climate-wildfire-air quality system: interactions and feedbacks across spatial and temporal scales. WIREs Climate Change: early online release.
- Stavros EN (2012) Colorado in. Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition. SAGE Publications, Inc.
- Peterson WK, Stavros EN, Richards PG, Chamberlin PC, Woods TN, Bailey SM, Solomon SC (2009) Photoelectrons as a tool to evaluate spectral variations in solar EUV irradiance over solar cycle timescales. Journal of Geophysical Research 114: A10304.
- Stavros EN (in prep) Wicked Problems need WKID Innovation. Harvard Business Review.
- Antill M, Stavros EN, et al. (in prep) A rapid, efficient method for collecting terrestrial plant community data to support biodiversity studies using remote sensing. Ecosphere.
- Stavros EN, Asner G, Dennison P, Dietze M, Gierach M, Green R, Lee C, Ramirez C, Roberts D, Schimel D, Seidel F, Serbin S, Shiklomanov A, Tane Z, Thompson D, Townsend P, Ustin S, Veraverbeke S (2017) An Imaging Spectrometer Enables Novel Applications and Continuity with the Landsat Record to Sustain Legacy Applications. USGS Request for Information for Future Landsat Mission (RFI Reference #: G17PS00634)
- Stavros EN, Bloom AA, Brown T, Coen J, Dennison P, Giglio L, Green R, Hinkley E, Holden Z, Hook S, Johnson W, Miller ME, Peterson B, Quayle B, Ramirez C, Randerson J, Schimel D, Schroeder W, Soja A, Tosca M (2016) The role of fire in the Earth System. Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS) Request for Information (RFI) #2. Published by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Space Studies Board.
- Dennison P, Veraverbeke S, French NHF, Huesca M, Jin Y, Loboda T, Randerson J, Dar R, Rogers BM, Stavros EN, Tayyebi A, Tosca M, Wang J (2016) Burning Questions: Critical Needs for Remote Sensing of Fire Impacts on Ecosystems. Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space (ESAS) Request for Information (RFI) #1. Published by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Space Studies Board.
- Veraverbeke S, Stavros EN, Hook S. (2015) HyspIRI Mission Applications: Fire Behavior.
- Culver, T, Rydeen A, Dix M, Camello M, Gallaher M, Lapidus D, Brown E, Lee C, Luvall J, Stavros N, Uz S, Yuen K, Glenn N (2020) SBG User needs and Valuation Study. RTI International Innovation Advisors.
- Stavros EN, Agha A, Sirota A, Quadrelli M, Ebadi K, Yun Kyongsik (2018) Smoke Sky — Exploring New Frontiers of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Wildland Fire Science and Applications. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bluesky Think Tank, California Institute of Technology.
- Stavros EN, Lang M, Simard M, Chapman B, Osmanoglu B, Bawden G (2018) 2018 NISAR Applications Workshop: Agriculture and Soil Moisture. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
- Stavros EN, Kellndorfer J, Saatchi S, Osmanoglu B, Bawden G (2018) 2018 NISAR Applications Workshop: Forests and Disturbance. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
- Stavros EN, Cosh M, Torbick N, Siquieria P, Osmanoglu B, Bawden G (2018) 2018 NISAR Applications Workshop: Agriculture and Soil Moisture. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
- Davis BA, Jones CE, Stavros EN (2017) 2017 NISAR Applications Workshop: Critical Infrastructure. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
- Saatchi S, Stavros EN, Keller M, Davies S, Scipal K, Duncanson L (2017) 2016 NASA-ESA-Smithsonian Workshop on Calibration and Validation of Upcoming Satellite Missions on Forest Structure and Biomass. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
- Stavros EN, Owen S, et al. (2016) 2015 NISAR Applications Workshop: Applications Community Suggestions for Developing an Applications Plan. Jet Propulsion Laboratory CL# 16-3170.
- Kimball JS, Jones LA, Glassy J, Stavros EN, Madani N, Reichle RH, Jackson T, and Colliander A (2016) Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission L4_C Data Product Assessment (Version 2 Validated Release). GMAO Office Note No. 13 (Version 1.0).
- Kimball JS, Jones LA, Glassy J, Stavros EN, Madani N, Reichle RH, Jackson T, and Colliander A (2015) Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Project Calibration and Validation for the L4_C Beta-Release Data Product. NASA/TM–2015-104606, Vol. 42, 37 pp.
- Schimel D, Ramirez C, Janice Coen J, Boland J, Stavros EN (2015) Rapid Response to the 2014 King Fire: Final Report. NASA Applied Sciences Wildfire Program.
- McKenzie, D, Shankar U, Keane RE, Heilman WE, Stavros EN, Fox DG, Riebau AC, Bowden JH, Eberhardt E, Norheim R (2013) Smoke consequences of new wildfire regimes driven by climate change. Final report to the Joint Fire Science Program Project 12-S-01-2.
- NASA Blog (February 2021) The Climate Connections of a Record Fire Year in U.S. West.
- NASA Podcast (December 2020) Fueled by Fire (Season 3, Episode 8)
- Univision 34 (November 2020) Megafire in California
- Washington Post (September 2020) The era of the megafire: How the West became ripe for destructive blazes
- Los Angeles Times (September 2020) Op-Ed: With global heating, expect inferno seasons in the American West
- NYTimes (April 2020) Australia’s Fire Season Ends, and Researchers Look to the Next One
- NPR Marketplace (Dec 2019) ‘Active wildfires are fast- moving disasters, and the fallout can be terrible, too’
- The Sacramento Bee (Nov 2019) ‘Just like Paradise.’ Why California isn’t safer a year after the Camp Fire
- Inside Science (Dec 2018) Simultaneous Blazes, Like California’s Camp and Woolsey Fires, Have Become the New Normal
- NPR Blue Dot Podcast (Aug 2018)
- ABC7 – interview (Aug 3018)
- NPR KUER: Simulating the Weather Created by Fire in New Study and accompanied on air interview (Aug 2018)
- VoA: Warming Arctic, Drier Regions, and Wildfires: Is There a Link? (Dec 9, 2017)
- NASA Earth Observatory Blog: Why the SoCal Fires are So Fierce (Dec 7, 2017)
- LA Times: Drought and bugs have killed tens of thousands of trees in the Santa Monica Mountains (Dec 5, 2017)
- NASA Earth Facebook Live: NASA/Forest Service Q&A on Fire Science (Aug 30, 2016)
- JPL News: NASA/Forest Service Maps Aid Fire Recovery (April 9, 2015)
- (2020) E-Lightening Talk: Imaging Spectroscopy Processing Environment on the Cloud (ImgSPEC), American Geophysical Union Virtual Fall Meeting. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10504790.1
- (2020) E-Lightening Talk: Integrating Point-Source Methane Emissions from Imaging Spectroscopy Data into the Multi-scale Methane Analytic Framework (M2AF) Information System, American Geophysical Union Virtual Fall Meeting. https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10504789.1
- (2020) WKID Innovation: Scaling NASA Processes for Innovation to Non-Aerospace Technologies, USC Viterbi Startup Garage Master Class Monday, Los Angeles, California
- (2020) Panelist. Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), University of California, Merced.
- User Services Overview. Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission Applications Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts.
- (2018) Wildfire Forecast Modeling. USFS Forest Survey of India Study Tour, Missoula, Montana.
- (2018) NASA User Needs Technical Interchange Meeting. Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
- (2017) Measuring Fire Fuel, Occurrence, Severity, and Recovery. NASA HyspIRI Science and Applications Workshops. Pasadena, California.
- (2017) A Scientific Journey. University of California, Los Angeles Environmental Careers Course.
- (2017) Hitchhiker’s Guide to JPL for the JPL New Researchers’ Support Group. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
- (2017) Panelist at CA Preservation Conference, Pasadena, California.
- (2017) A Scientific Journey. University of California, Riverside FIELDS Data Science & Visualization Workshop
- (2016) Fire Ecology Data products from ASO: Products from two California Megafires. NASA Airborne Snow Observatory Science and Applications Workshop. Pasadena, California.
- (2016) JPL and NASA Remote Sensing Technologies for Land Resource Management. Natural Areas Conference. Davis, California.
- (2015) NASA Technologies for Land Resource Management (Keynote Speaker) at First International Stewardship Meeting for Climate Change, Earth University, Costa Rica.
- (2015) Interpreting uncertainty when making decisions, TEDx Claremont Colleges.
- (2015) A Scientific Journey. La Crescenta Valley High School Academy of Science and Medicine.
- (2015) The NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission Level 4 Carbon Product calibration and validation using eddy covariance observations across North America, Australia and Finland. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California.
- (2014) MODIS-SMAP-OCO2 synergy and the Carbon Monitoring System. International Association of Landscape Ecology: SMAP Applications pre-workshop. Anchorage, Alaska.
- (2014) A Scientific Journey. Poway High School Physics classes.
- (2011 & 2012) Ecological Scaling: Power Laws, given at University of Washington
- (2010) Intro to Natural Resources, given at Green River Community College
- (2017) Active Remote Sensing of Forest Structure and Aboveground Biomass: Planned NASA Missions for Forestry Applications. Society of American Foresters. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- (2019) Fire in the Environment: Pyrogenic Organic Matter Cycling and Environmental Impacts Across Watersheds II Posters. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, California.
- (2018) NASA-FWS NISAR Wetlands Applications Workshop, Beltsville, Maryland
- (2018) NASA-USDA NISAR Agriculture and Soil Moisture Applications Workshop, Greenbelt, Maryland
- (2018) NASA-USFS NISAR Forest and Disturbance Applications Workshop, Washington DC
- (2016) Workshop on Calibration and Validation of Upcoming NASA and ESA Satellite Missions on Forest Structure and Biomass, Washington DC