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Brian Lee

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PhD Student

Bren Hall 1001

Master of Environmental Management in Ecology, Yale University
BS, Biology, Pacific Union College

Brian is a landscape ecologist studying ecosystem services. He does this by creating open-source environmental data pipelines that utilize remote sensing data fusion and machine learning. He currently spends a lot of time tracking free-tailed bats with weather radar and quantifying country-wide forest growth and biomass accumulation

Before coming to Bren, Brian graduated from Pacific Union College with a BS in Biology. He then spent three years in Rwanda as a Peace Corps Volunteer working both as a high school science teacher and as a conservation scientist studying mountain gorillas and training wildlife rangers in the Virunga Massif. Brian then went on to receive his Masters in Environmental Management from the School of Forestry at Yale University, with an emphasis in forest ecology. More recently, Brian spent a year working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was the calibration/validation lead for the ECOSTRESS sensor on the ISS under Dr. Josh Fisher.

When not staring at a computer screen, Brian enjoys surfing small-ish waves, experimental cooking, and sharing quiet moments with his partner and dog.

Year Admitted

Research Areas 
Spatial Ecology, Remote Sensing, Land-use Change, Deforestation

Faculty Advisor
Ashley Larsen

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