Michael Falkowski, PhD.

Associate Professor

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

Research Scientist

Natural Resource Ecology Lab

Fields of Expertise

Climate Science, Remote Sensing

Areas of Interest

Ecosystem science and sustainable ecosystem management, Vegetation structure, composition, and function


Dr. Falkowski is an ecosystem scientist specializing in the use of remotely sensed data to gain a better understanding of the Earth system. Over the last 20 years Michael has worked with a variety of governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations to solve applied problems in natural resource conservation and management, primarily through the analysis of remotely sensed and other geospatial data. Dr. Falkowski received a B.S. degree in geography and geology from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 2000, and a M.S. degree in forestry and a Ph.D. degree in natural resources from the University of Idaho, Moscow, in 2005 and 2008, respectively.