I'm a recent PhD graduate from College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), Syracuse, New York. I am starting a postdoctoral position at Tufts University, Medford, MA from August 1st, 2015. I hold a MS degree from Auburn University, Auburn AL. and BS degree from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
My research interest is to understand the nexus of water, climate change, energy and carbon fluxes, vegetation dynamics, and land use and land cover change. Evapotranspiration (ET) modeling, Land use and Land cover Change, Surface energy balance models, GIS-based modeling, automated tree crown delineation, object-based infested tree detection models, and automated ET algorithms development are some of areas that I have explored in the past. My research focuses on the estimation of remotely sensed ET using surface energy balance algorithms in which I'm trying to integrate genetic algorithms and multi-sensor fusion models and automating ET models to bring it within the domain of new users.I'm always looking for learning opportunities that deals with remote sensing applications in forestry, agriculture, and hydrology to understand the dynamics vegetation phenology, hydrological cycles, land use and land cover change, flow of carbon and energy fluxes, as a result of climate and other anthropogenic changes in the Earth system. I'm also interested in computer programming and development of new algorithms and automated tools.

Contact Details:
Nishan Bhattarai
1 Forestry Drive
321 Baker Lab/107 Baker Lab, Syracuse, NY 13210
Email: nbhattar@syr.edu

Me, Laura and Colin (from left to right)                                                                                               
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