Scott Goetz is Professor at Northern Arizona University. Between 2002 and 2015 he was a scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center, including 5 years as Deputy Director. He has conducted satellite remote sensing research for environmental science applications over the past 30 years, having both organized and served on numerous working groups for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations programs on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), the US Global Change Research Program, US National Academy of Sciences, as well as NASA and NSF programs on arctic & carbon cycle science, climate change and terrestrial ecology. He is the Science Lead of NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment and Deputy principal investigator of NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation. He has published over 180 refereed publications, which have been cited some 20,000 times. His research has been covered by numerous new agencies (including the New York Times and National Public Radio), popular magazines (e.g. National Geographic, Scientific American) and science news venues (e.g. Nature, Science). He was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship in Toulouse France and has received NASA team awards for interdisciplinary science. He is an Executive board member of Environmental Research Letters, served for 10 years as an Associate editor of Remote Sensing of Environment, and has sponsored dozens of early career scientists and graduate students.
- PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
- MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
- BS, Pennsylvania State University