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Professor Crystal Schaaf Monitors Forest Health, Climate Change Impact at Harvard Forest

Colleen Locke | October 06, 2017

Professor of Remote Sensing Crystal Schaaf and her students in UMass Boston’s School for the Environment have teamed with Harvard Forest, Boston University, and researchers from around the world to develop new ways of measuring the biomass of trees.

UMass Boston Scientist Receives Harvard University Bullard Fellowship to Study Threatened Hemlocks

Anna Fisher-Pinkert | April 20, 2017

Crystal Schaaf is a noted expert on remote sensing.

Professor Schaaf Leads Royal Society Workshop on Terrestrial Laser Scanning Technology

Colleen Locke | March 02, 2017

Professor of Remote Sensing Crystal Schaaf is in the United Kingdom this week, for a workshop she co-convened for the Royal Society. The workshop was on Schaaf’s area of expertise – terrestrial laser scanning technology that sends out pulses of light and creates a 360-degree, 3D picture.

School for the Environment Professor Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Scientific Journal

Anna Pinkert | September 03, 2015

Professor Crystal Schaaf of the School for the Environment has been appointed editor in chief of Remote Sensing of Environment.

UMass Boston Celebrates Research Achievements at 8th Annual Luncheon

Office of Communications | December 16, 2014

Faculty, students, and alumni received some great news at UMass Boston’s annual research luncheon last week—Boston’s public research university brought in more research funding than ever before in the last fiscal year.

UMass Boston Collaborates with International Space Station Research Project

Anna Pinkert | August 25, 2014

School for the Environment Professor Crystal Schaaf is a collaborator on the GEDI Lidar project.

UMass Boston Graduate Students Produce 3D Models of Protected Costa Rican Areas

Office of Communications | May 06, 2014

UMass Boston's data collection will aid efforts to quantify and model the carbon storage capacity of the tropics.

UMass Boston PhD Student Awarded NASA Graduate Fellowship

Colleen Locke | December 18, 2013

A 2012 UMass Boston alumnus and current doctoral student has earned a prestigious fellowship through NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project.

Australian TV Documents Work of UMass Boston Professor, Students

Colleen Locke | October 16, 2013

Professor of Remote Sensing Crystal Schaaf and her team completed two projects this summer, testing tools that create 3-D pictures of forested sites.

UMass Boston Grad Students, “Candi” Monitor Ecosystems in California, Australia

Colleen Locke | July 17, 2013

A UMass Boston team used custom-built devices to measure the effects of radiation, erosion, and carbon in California as part of a research project for the National Science Foundation.

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