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Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004.
M.A., Geography, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2000.
B.S., Biology, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá D. C. Colombia, 1995.
Dr. Viña joined the Center in 2004. His research is mainly focused on the use of data collected by optical sensors operating at both close (e.g., handheld spectroradiometers) and remote (e.g., sensors on aircraft and spacecraft) distances to analyze the spatio-temporal dynamics of vegetation. His recent research has been oriented towards the development of remote sensing techniques for analyzing the dynamics of understory vegetation and of plant biodiversity at broad geographic regions.
|Remote sensing, biophysical properties of vegetation (e.g., canopy cover, biomass, leaf area index, absorbed photosynthetically active radiation), vegetation productivity, land surface dynamics (e.g. deforestation, forest regeneration, vegetation phenology, drought monitoring), human-nature interactions, wildlife habitat modeling, conservation biology, biodiversity.|