Christopher Kibler is a Ph.D. candidate from Maine. He received his Bachelor's degree from the George Washington University and his Master's degree from UCSB. Before attending UCSB, he worked for the city government in Washington, DC, where he developed and enforced water pollution regulations. He is currently supervised by Professor Dar Roberts.
My research combines remote sensing and field ecology to study how vegetation responds to disturbance and degradation at a landscape scale. My current work examines how fires, droughts, and the interaction between fires and droughts modify the structure and function of semi-arid ecosystems. I utilize a variety of techniques, including multispectral, hyperspectral, and thermal remote sensing, vegetation field surveys, and micrometeorology. My dissertation research examines changes in the health and productivity of riparian woodlands during extreme drought conditions. I am using multispectral, hyperspectral, and thermal remote sensing to monitor physiological responses to drought stress at canopy to landscape scales. My master's research combined time series remote sensing imagery with field survey data to assess the recovery patterns of different plant species following the 2007 Zaca fire.
Kibler CL, Parkinson AL, Peterson SH, Roberts DA, DeAntonio CM, Meerdink SK, Sweeney SH. Monitoring Post-fire Recovery of Chaparral and Conifer Species Using Field Surveys and Landsat Time Series. Remote Sensing 11(24): 2963. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11242963.