Department of Geographical Sciences
Dr. Becker-Reshef's work is focused on the application of satellite information for agricultural monitoring at national to global scales, with a focus on the transition of viable EO based research into operational systems. She manages the Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) activities at UMD, leading projects on wheat yield forecasting national capacity development, crop condition, and methods for evaluation of the value of EO-based information. She worked closely with national and international partners to initiate the G-20 GEOGLAM (GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring) Initiative adopted in 2011. Within this initiative she leads the Crop Monitor effort working closely with over 30 national and international partners to provide operational monthly, global crop assessments in support of the G-20 Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS). She is a member of the GEOGLAM-Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Technical Team, the NASA Water Resources Applied Science Team, and the NASA LCLUC (Land-Use Land-Cover Change) Science Team.