Dr Kasischke is a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland College Park. He has an adjunct appointment of Senior Research
Associate at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he serves as Senior Investigator on the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Program. He spent his early career working for the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he conducted research on airborne and spaceborne remotely sensed data. His doctoral research focused on developing approaches to using imaging radar data to assess variations in forest biomass. Since the early 1990s, his research has focused on studying the impacts of fires on ecosystem processes and biogeochemical cycling in boreal forests. His specific focus is on how variations in the fire regime are interacting with the climate to drive changes in terrestrial carbon cycling, permafrost dynamics and post-fire succession in this region. He is currently a member of the US Carbon Cycle Scientific Steering Group. Dr. Kasischke received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1992, where he also received his B.S. and M.S. degrees.
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