Profile for Elizabeth Middleton

Title: Physical Scientist
Affiliation: NASA
Contact: E-mail
Office Phone: 301-614-6670
Fax: 301-614-6695

Proile

RESEARCH AREA EXPERIENCE: Principal Investigator, Boreal-Ecosystem Atmosphere Study (BOREAS); Co Investigator, BOREAS 1992 to present; a FIFE (First ISLSCP Field Experiment) Co-Principal Investigator, 1986-1991; An ISLSCP (International Satellite Land Surface Climatology Project) Co Investigator, 1986-1987; a Forest Ecosystem Dynamics (FED) Participant, 1990 & 1991; Participant in 1991 Maricopa Experiment in Arizona; Investigator, Canadian Petawawa Forest Experiment, 1992 & 1993; Technical Monitor for Cooperative Remote Sensing Research with the Geography Dept., University of Maryland; Technical Monitor of Research Grant with the Dept. of Botany, University of Maryland, College, Park, Maryland. PREVIOUS POSITIONS:
  • 1965-1967 - Research Assistant, Dept. of Zoology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • 1967-1971 - Instructor, Physical Sciences, Maryland Public School System, (Prince George's County)
  • 1974-1975 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland
  • 1975-1978 - Analyst, Scientific Programmer and Project Coordinator, Computer Sciences Corporation, Silver Spring, MD
  • 1978-1983 - Project Manager and Remote Sensing Specialist, Eastern Regional Remote Sensing Applications Center, NASA/GSFC
  • EDUCATION:
  • 1967 - B.S. Zoology, University of Maryland
  • 1976 - M.S. Ecology, University of Maryland
  • 1993 - Ph.D. Botany (Plant Physiological Ecology), University of Maryland
  • PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
  • American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronis Engineers (IEEE)
  • ICAN
  • HONORS AND AWARDS:
  • 1963-1967 - State of Maryland Merit Scholarship
  • 1965 - Women's Honorary, Junior Class, University of Maryland
  • 1967 - MORTARBOARD, Senior Women's Honorary, University of Maryland
  • 1975 - Outstanding Teaching Assistant Dept. of Zoology, University of Maryland
  • NASA Group Achievement Awards, 1995, 1994, 1983
  • NASA/GSFC Performance Awards, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1991, 1988
  • NASA/GSFC Achievement Awards, 1993, 1981, 1979
  • Conference Proceedings

    2004 Middleton EM, Drolet G, Huemmrich KF, Hall FG, Knox RG, Black A, Barr A, Lyapustin AI, Gervin JC, and Margolis H, "Direct satellite inference of ecosystem light use efficiency for carbon exchange using MODIS on terra and aqua", IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Anchorage, AK, SEP 20-24, 2004, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Meetings, VOLS 1-7 - Science for Society: Exploring and Managing a Changing Planet: 2038-2041, 2004. 2003 Middleton EM, McMurtrey JE, Campbell PKE, Corp LA, Butcher LM, Chappelle EW, "Foliar reflectance and fluorescence responses for plants under nitrogen stress determined with active and passive systems", IGARSS 2003: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, VOLS I - VII, Proceedings - Learning from Earth's Shapes and Sizes, 594-597, 2003. 2002 Campbell, P. K. E., E. M. Middleton, L. A. Corp, J. E. McMurtrey III, M. S. Kim, E. W. Chappelle, and L. M. Butcher, "Contribution of chlorophyll fluorescence to the reflectance of corn foliage", Proceedings, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2002, Toronto, Canada, 3 pp., CD-ROM 6/24/2002. Corp, L. A., E. M. Middleton, J. E. McMurtrey, P. K. Entcheva Campbell, M. S. Kim, E. W. Chappelle, and L. M. Butcher, "Fluorescence imaging techniques for monitoring vegetation", Proceedings, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2002, Toronto, Canada, 3 pp., CD-ROM 6/24/02. McMurtrey, J. E., E. M. Middleton, L. A. Corp, P. K. Entcheva Campbell, L. M. Butcher, E. W. Chappelle, and W. B. Cook, "Fluorescence responses from nitrogen plant stress in 4 Fraunhofer band regions", Proceedings, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2002, Toronto, Canada, 3 pp., CD-ROM 6/24/02. Middleton, E. M., P. K. Entcheva Campbell, J. E. McMurtrey, L. A. Corp, L. M. Butcher, and E. W. Chappelle, "Red Edge optical properties of corn leaves from different nitrogen regimes", Proceedings, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2002, Toronto, Canada, 3 pp., CD-ROM 6/24/02. Middleton, E. M., J. E. McMurtrey, P. K. E. Campbell, L. A. Corp, L. M. Butcher, and E. W. Chappelle, "Optical and fluorescence properties of corn leaves from different nitrogen regimes", Proceedings, 9th International Symposium on Remote Sensing (Remote Sensing 2002), SPIE-the International Society for Optical Engineering, Crete, Greece, Sept. 23-27, 12 pp.

    Publications

    Cheng, Y., E.M. Middleton, Q. Zhang, L.A. Corp, Dandois, J., and Kustas, W.P. (2012). The photochemical reflectance index from directional cornfield reflectances: Observations and simulations Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 444-453
    10.1016/j.rse.2012.05.030

    Cheng, Y., E.M. Middleton, Q. Zhang, L.A. Corp, K.F. Huemmrich, Kustas, W.P., Daughtry, C., Dulaney, W.P., and Russ, A. (2012). Linking solar induced fluorescence and the photochemical reflectance index to carbon assimilation in a cornfield AGU

    Corp, L.A., E.M. Middleton, K.F. Huemmrich, Craig S.T. Daughtry, Andrew Russ, and Y. Cheng (2010). Spectral indicies to monitor notrogen-driven carbon uptake in field corn Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 4, 1-10
    10.1117/1.35184551

    Yen-Ben Cheng, E.M. Middleton, K.F. Huemmrich, Q. Zhang, P.K. Campbell, L.A. Corp, Andrew L. Russ, and William P. Kustas (2010). Utilizing in situ directional hyperspectral measurements to validate bio-indicator simulations for a corn crop canopy Ecological Informatics, 5(5), 330-338
    10.1016/j.ecoinf.2010.03.001

    Corp, L.A., E.M. Middleton, P.K. Campbell, K.F. Huemmrich, Y. Cheng, and C.S.T. Daughtry (2009). Remote Sensing techniques to monitor Nitrogen driven Carbon dynamics in vegetation SPIE Optics Photonics, Optical Engineering plus Applications, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability.

    Corp, L.A., Y. Cheng, E.M. Middleton, G.G. Parker, K.F. Huemmrich, and P.K. Campbell (2009). Hyperspectral-LIDAR system and data product integration for terrestrial applications SPIE Optics Photonics, Optical Engineering plus Applications, Imaging Spectrometry.

    Corp. L.A., E.M. Middleton, and P.K. Campbell (2009). Spectral indices to monitor nitrogen driven carbon sequestration in field corn Remote Sensing of Environment in submission.

    Middleton, E.M., Y. Cheng, T. Hilker, T.A. Black, P. Krishnan, N.C. Coops, and K.F. Huemmrich (2009). Linking foliage spectral responses to canopy-level ecosystem photosynthetic light-use efficiency at a Douglas-fir forest in Canada Canadian J. Remote Sens., 35(2), 166-188
    ISSN 1712-7971

    Campbell, P.K., E.M. Middleton, L.A. Corp, and M.S. Kim (2008). Contribution of solar chlorophyll fluorescence to the apparent red/near-infrared reflectance of vegetation Elsevier: Science of the Total Environment, 404,433-439
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.11.004

    Campbell E., P.K., E.M. Middleton, L.A. Corp, and M.S. Kim (2008). Contribution of chlorophyll fluorescence t o the apparent vegetation reflectance Sci. Total Environ., 404, 433-439
    10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.11.004

    Cheng, Y., L.A. Corp, E.M. Middleton, K.F. Huemmrich, Q. Zhang, P.E. K. Campbell, and G. Parker (2008). Comparisons between in Situ Anisotropic Reflectance Measurements and Simulations for Vegetation Canopies: Validation and Sensitivity Analysis Proc. IGARSS, 3, III-790 - III-792
    10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779467

    Corp, L.A., E.M. Middleton, C.S.T. Daughtry, P.K. Campbell, K.F. Huemmrich, and Y. Cheng (2008). Imapact of Spectral Resolution on Solar Induced Fluorescence and Reflectance Indices for Monitoring Vegetation Proceedings, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS).

    Corp., L.A., E.M. Middleton, Y. Cheng, P.K. E. Campbell, and K.F. Huemmrich (2008). Impact of Spectral Resolution on Solar Induced Fluorescence and Reflectance Indices for Monitoring Vegetation Proc. IGARSS, 4, IV-1387 - IV-1390
    10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779991

    Drolet, G.G., E.M. Middleton, K.F. Huemmrich, F.G. Hall, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, J.H. McGaughey, and H. Margolis (2008). Regional mapping of gross light-use efficiency using MODIS spectral indices Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 3064-3078
    10.1016/j.rse.2008.03.002

    Drolet, G.G., E.M. Middleton, K.F. Huemmrich, F.G. Hall, B.D. Amiro, A.G. Barr, T.A. Black, J.H. McGaughey, and H. Margolis (2008). Regional mapping of gross light-use efficiency using MODIS spectral indices Remote Sens. Environ., 112(6), 3064-3078

    Hall, F.G., T. Hilker, N.C. Coops, A. Lyapustin, K.F. Huemmrich, E.M. Middleton, H. Margolis, G. Drolet, and T.A. Black (2008). Multi-angle remote sensing of forest light use efficiency by observing PRI variation with canopy shadow fraction Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 3201-3211
    10.1016/j.rse.2008.03.015

    Hilker, T., N.C. Coops, F.G. Hall, T.A. Black, B. Chen, P. Krishnan, M.A. Wulder, P.J. Sellers, E.M. Middleton, and K.F. Huemmrich (2008). A modeling approach for upscaling gross ecosystem production to the landscape scale using remote sensing data J. Geophys. Res., 113(G03006), 15 pp
    10/1029/2007JG000666

    Middleton, E.M., L.A. Corp, and P.K. Campbell (2008). Comparison of measurements and FluorMOD simulations for solar induced chlorophyll fluorescence and reflectance of a corn crop under nitrogen treatments International Journal of Remote Sensing, 5193-5213

    Campbell E., P.K., E.W. Chappelle, L.A. Corp, J.E. McMurtrey, and E.M. Middleton (2007). Assessment of Vegetation Stress Using Reflectance or Fluorescence Measurements J. Environ. Qual., 36, 832-845

    Campbell E., P.K., E.M. Middleton, and L.A. Corp (2007). Applications of solar induced fluorescence to the assessment of vegetation stress Proc. 3rd International Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop, 6 pp

    Corp, L.A., P.K. E. Campbell, and E.M. Middleton (2007). Comparison of Active and Passive Fluorescence Techniques to Evaluate Plant Growth and Condition Proc. 3rd Int. Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop, held in Florence, 4 pp

    Middleton, E.M., L.A. Corp, and P.K. E. Campbell (2007). Canopy level solar induced fluorescence of vegetation in controlled experiments Proc. IGARSS, 5 pp

    Middleton, E.M., L.A. Corp, and P.K. E. Campbell (2007). Synthesis of leaf-level fluorescence, reflectance, and photosynthesis with linkage to canopy Solar Induced Fluorescence Proc. 3rd Int. Vegetation Fluorescence Workshop, 4 pp

    Corp, L.A., E.M. Middleton, J.E. McMurtrey, P.K. Entcheva Campbell, and L.M. Butcher (2006). Fluorescence sensing techniques for vegetation assessment Appl. Opt., 45(5), 1023-1033

    Middleton, E.M., L.A. Corp, P.K. E. Campbell, and C.S. T. Daughtry (2006). Relating canopy hyperspectral reflectance and fluorescence indices to carbon related parameters Symposium on Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing II (RAQRSII), 6 pp

    Drolet, G.G., K.F. Huemmrich, F.G. Hall, E.M. Middleton, T.A. Black, A.G. Barr, and H. Margolis (2005). A MODIS-derived photochemical reflectance index to detect inter-annual variations in the photosynthetic light-use efficiency of a boreal deciduous forest Remote Sens. Environ., 98, 212-224

    Esper, J., J. Gervin, F. Kirchman, E.M. Middleton, R. Knox, W. Gregg, A. Mannino, C.R. McClain, J. Herman, and F.G. Hall (2005). Low/medium density biomass, coastal and ocean carbon: a carbon cycle mission Acta Astro., 56, 25-34

    Middleton, E.M., M.S. Kim, D.T. Krizek, and R.K. S. Bajwa (2005). Evaluating UV-B Effects and EDU Protection in Soybean Leaves Using Fluorescence Photochem. Photobio., 81, 1075-1085