APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Hoy’s scientific research interests are in geography and disturbance mapping within the high northern latitude regions of North America where she utilizes GIS and remote sensing to understand aspects of environmental change. Some of her recent research has included analyzing methane hotspots in fire-disturbed areas of the Alaskan tundra and understanding satellite-derived burn severity metrics used in boreal forests.
Dr. Hoy has worked in the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Office at NASA since 2012 (now as a contractor through Global Science and Technology, Inc.) where she is a Senior Support Scientist for the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE). She supports ABoVE by implementing high-performance computing capabilities, planning airborne campaigns, and collaborating with investigators and students. Recently Dr. Hoy supported the development of the IARPC Arctic Research Plan as a co-author of the Data Management section. Dr. Hoy received her PhD in Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland in 2014.