Profile for Elizabeth Middleton


Click image to view larger version.
Title: Physical Scientist
Affiliation: NASA
Contact: E-mail
Office Phone: 301-614-6670
Fax: 301-614-6695

Biography

 Research Scientist, focusing on the photobiology and remote sensing of vegetation, with expertise in field and laboratory measurements of plant physiological and spectral optical properties, project management, and satellite remote sensing of ecosystems.

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

Current Projects

Mission Scientist, Earth Observing (EO-1) Satellite

 

 

GSFC HyspIRI lead.

Positions/Employment

 

1978 - 1983   

Project Manager and Remote Sensing Specialist

Regional Remote Sensing Applications Center (ERRSAC), NASA/GSFC

Greenbelt, MD

1984 - Present   

Research Scientist

NASA GSFC

Greenbelt, MD

2008 - Present   

Mission Scientist for Earth Observer 1 (EO-1) satellite

NASA GSFC

Greenbelt, MD

Professional Societies

 Ecological Society of America (ESA); American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS); Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. (IEEE); American Geophysical Union (AGU)., 2014- Present

 

Awards

 GSFC Nordberg Award 2012
GSFC Nordberg Award, 2012 Earth Scientist of Year.

NASA/GSFC HOBI Career Achievement Award (Laboratory 614), 2011;

NASA/GSFC Performance Awards: 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
NASA/GSFC Special Achievement, Outstanding Achievement, or Special Act Awards: 1979, 1981, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2008
NASA Group Achievement Award: Eastern Regional Remote Sensing Applications Center, 1983
NASA Group Achievement Award: PARABOLA Instrument Team, 1994
NASA Group Achievement Award: Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (BOREAS), 1995
NASA Group Achievement Award: Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA)-Ecology Proj. Office Team, 2003

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

Campbell, P.K., E.M. Middleton, K. Thome, Kokaly F., K.F. Huemmrich, Lagomasino D., Novick K., and Brunsell N. (2013). EO-1 Hyperion Reflectance Time Series at Calibration and Validation Sites: Stability and Sensitivity to Seasonal Dynamics. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS), 6(2), 276-290
10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2246139

Cheng, Y., E.M. Middleton, Q. Zhang, K.F. Huemmrich, P.K. Campbell, L.A. Corp, B. Cook, Kustas W., and Daughtry C. (2013). Integrating Solar Induced Fluorescence and the Photochemical Reflectance Index for Estimating Gross Primary Production in a Cornfield Remote Sensing, 5(12), 6857-6879
10.3390/rs5126857

Huemmrich, J., Tweedie C., P.K. Campbell, D. Landis, and E.M. Middleton (2013). Arctic Tundra Vegetation Functional Types Based on Photosynthetic Physiology and Optical Properties IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (J-STARS), 6(2), 265-275
10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2253446

Joiner, J., Guanter L., Lindstrot R., Voigt M., Vasilkov A., E.M. Middleton, K.F. Huemmrich, Yoshida Y., and Frankenberg C. (2013). Global monitoring of terrestrial chlorophyll fluorescence from moderate-spectral-resolution near-infrared satellite measurements: methodology, simulations, and application to GOME-2. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 6(10), 2803-2823
10.5194/amtd-6-3883-2013

Thenkabail, P., Mariotto I., Gumma M., E.M. Middleton, D. Landis, and K.F. Huemmrich (2013). Selection of Hyperspectral Narrowbands (HNBs) and Composition of Hyperspectral Twoband Vegetation Indices (HVIs) for Biophysical Characterization and Discrimination of Crop Types Using Field Reflectance and Hyperion/EO-1 Data IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6(2), 427-439
10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2252601

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