Department of Earth and Environmental Studies
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043
Mark Chopping received the M.Phil. in Remote Sensing & Geographical Information Systems from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and the Ph.D. in Remote Sensing from the University of Nottingham in 1998. From 1999-2002 he served as Physical Scientist with the Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture; and from 2000 as principal investigator in the ESA CHRIS/Proba mission (Data Exploitation Phase). In 2002 he joined the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University, New Jersey, where he is currently Associate Professor. He served on the NASA Land Cover Land Use Change Science Team from 2004-2008 and is currently a member of the NASA MISR Science Team, the NASA Terrestrial Ecology Science Team, and the NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Vegetation Structure Working Group. He also serves as principal investigator in NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) program, the multi-agency North American Carbon Program, and on the editorial board of Remote Sensing of Environment. His research interests include the interpretation of MISR and MODIS data with canopy reflectance and BRDF models to enable mapping of community type and woody plant canopy cover, height and aboveground woody biomass, with foci in arid and semi-arid regions, desert grasslands, western forests, and Arctic tundra.