My current research focuses include using various geospatial techniques to generate better understanding of the dynamics as well as the climatic impacts of wildfires in the Arctic boreal and tundra ecosystems.

 

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Hoffman-Hall, A., Loboda, T.V., Hall, J.V., Carroll, M.L., & Chen, D. (2019). Mapping remote rural settlements at 30 m spatial resolution using geospatial data-fusion. Remote Sensing of Environment, 233, 111386 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111386
  • He, J., Loboda, T.V., Jenkins, L., & Chen, D. (2019). Mapping fractional cover of major fuel type components across Alaskan tundra. Remote Sensing of Environment, 232, 111324 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2019.111324
  • Chen, D., & Loboda, T.V. (2018). Surface forcing of non-stand-replacing fires in Siberian larch forests. Environmental Research Letters, 13, 045008.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aab443
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., He, T., Zhang, Y., & Liang, S. (2018). Strong cooling induced by stand-replacing fires through albedo in Siberian larch forests. Scientific Reports, 8, 4821.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-23253-1
  • Loboda, T.V., & Chen, D. (2017). Spatial distribution of young forests and carbon fluxes within recent disturbances in Russia. Global Change Biology, 23, 138-153.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13349
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., Krylov, A., & Potapov, P.V. (2016). Mapping stand age dynamics of the Siberian larch forests from recent Landsat observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 187, 320-331.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2016.10.033
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T., Channan, S., & Hoffman-Hall, A. (2014). Long-Term Record of Sampled Disturbances in Northern Eurasian Boreal Forest from Pre-2000 Landsat Data. Remote Sensing, 6, 6020-6038. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs6076020

Teaching

  • Spring 2019, GEOG376: Introduction to Computer Programming for GIS
  • Summer 2019, GEOG376: Introduction to Computer Programming for GIS

Successful Grants

  • Co-I for the NASA Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment project "Assessing impact of climate-driven increase in wildfire emissions on air quality and health of urban and indigenous populations in Alaska" (2019-2022; $808,139; PI: Tatiana Loboda).

Published Datasets

  • Loboda, T.V., Chen, D., Hall, J.V., & He, J. (2018). ABoVE: Landsat-derived Burn Scar dNBR across Alaska and Canada, 1985-2015. ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1564
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., Krylov, A., & Potapov, P.V. (2017). Distribution of Estimated Stand Age Across Siberian Larch Forests, 1989-2012. ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1364
  • Loboda, T.V., & Chen, D. (2016). Distribution of Young Forests and Estimated Stand Age across Russia, 2012. ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1330
  • Chen, D., Loboda, T.V., Channan, S., & Hoffman-Hall, A. (2015). Russian Boreal Forest Disturbance Maps Derived from Landsat Imagery, 1984-2000. ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1294

Awards

  • Postdoctoral Conference Support Award, Graduate School, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, October 2017 ($480)
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Department of Geographical Sciences,  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 2017 (First Place, $500)
  • Best Poster Presentation, NASA Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) Workshop, Fairbanks, AK, April 2017
  • Travel Award, NASA Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) Workshop, Fairbanks, AK, April 2017 (Airfare reimbursed, $670)
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Department of Geographical Sciences,  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 2016 (First Place, $500)
  • Dean’s Fellowship, Behavioral & Social Sciences College, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, September 2015 ($5,000)
  • Excellence in Graduate Research Award, Department of Geographical Sciences,  University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 2015 (Second Place, $250)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 2013.
  • 1st place in the Student Paper Competition atthe 2011 Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2011 ($500).
  • 2nd place in the Student Paper Competition at the 2010 Geospatial Conference of the Mid-south Chapter of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Athens, GA, October 2010 ($100 and a free one-year membership of ASPRS).

Field Work Experiences

  • Arctic tundra region in Alaska (Seward Peninsula), July – August 2017
  • Arctic tundra region in Alaska (Noatak River), July – August 2016
  • Arctic tundra region in Alaska (Brooks Range North Slope), August 2012
  • Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton GA, September 2010

Areas of Interest

  • Remote Sensing
  • Wildfire
  • Forest Disturbance
  • Boreal
  • Tundra

Degrees

  • Degree Type
    PhD
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland, College Park (2011-2017)
  • Degree Type
    MS
    Degree Details
    University of Georgia (2009-2011)
  • Degree Type
    BS
    Degree Details
    Wuhan University (2005-2009)
Dong Chen
RM2138, LeFrak Hall
Department of Geographical Sciences
Email
itscd [at] terpmail.umd.edu