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Keynote: Pablo J. Zarco-Tejada

Wednesday, September 11, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Main Plenary - Bay Trust Forum

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Professor Pablo Zarco-Tejada
University of Melbourne

Keynote: Pablo J. Zarco-Tejada

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Biography

Pablo J. Zarco-Tejada is a Professor in Remote Sensing in the Faculty of Science (FoS) and in the Faculty of Engineering (FEIT), University of Melbourne. He leads the HyperSens Laboratory, focusing on biotic and abiotic crop and forest stress detection using hyperspectral and thermal images acquired by piloted and uncrewed aircraft systems. His main interests are developing innovative technology and methods to retrieve chlorophyll fluorescence and vegetation biochemistry remotely, linking physiological indicators of vegetation condition with plant photosynthesis in the context of precision agriculture, precision forestry and natural resources. He received a degree in Engineering from Spain, an M.Sc. in Remote Sensing from the U.K., and a PhD in Earth and Space Science from Canada. He has been a faculty member in remote sensing at the University of California, Davis, CA, USA, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, National Research Council (CSIC, Spain), and Senior Scientist at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Highly Cited Researcher since 2019, he is the author of more than 150 papers published in international journals. He is Associate Editor of Remote Sensing of Environment and European Journal of Agronomy journals and has received awards in Spain, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
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