Profile for Compton Tucker


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Title: Senior Scientist
Affiliation: NASA
Contact: E-mail
Office Phone: 301-614-6644
Fax: 301-614-5666
RESEARCH INTERESTS - Earth systems research, through the use of satellite remote sensing - Landsat Tropical Forest Deforestation Pathfinder Project - Global vegetation dynamics - Famine Early Warning System for Africa, for USAID PREVIOUS POSITIONS 1971 - 1975 Grassland Biome, Colo. State Univ. 1975 - 1977 National Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Present - Fellow, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center EDUCATION 1969 - B.S. Biology, Colorado State University 1973 - M.S. College of Forestry, Colorado State University 1975 - Ph.D. College of Forestry, Colorado State University AWARDS AND HONORS 1986 - NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award 1987 - NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal 1989 - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Senior Fellow 1992 - Henry Shaw Medal, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis 1993 - National Air and Space Museum Trophy for Current Achievement 1995 - William Nordberg Memorial Award for Earth Sciences 1996 - Mongolian Friendship Medal (1st U.S. co-recipient with Dr. Mary Cleave) 1997 - William T. Pecora Award, U.S. Geological Survey 2000 - Int'l Society for Optical Engineering NASA-Office Naval Research Remote Sensing Award 2002 - Highly Cited Researcher, Institute of Scientific Information's Web of Science 2004 - Galathea Medal, Royal Danish Geographical Society

Publications

  1. 1975 "Shortgrass Praire Spectral Measurements", C.J. Tucker, L.D. Miller, and R.L. Pearson, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 41(9):1157-1162.
  2. 1976 "Three-dimensional Chlorophyll Concentrations in a High Biomass Blue Grama Canopy", C.J. Tucker and M.W. Garratt, J. Range Management, 29(2):170-171.
  3. 1976 "Design of a Mobile Field Spectrometer Laboratory," L.D. Miller, R.L. Pearson and C.J. Tucker, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 42(4):569-572.
  4. 1976 "A Hand-held Spectral Radiometer to Estimate Gramineous Biomass," R.L. Pearson and C.J. Tucker, Applied Optics, 16(2):416-418.
  5. 1976 "Spectral Mapping of Shortgrass Praire Biomass," R.L. Pearson, C.J. Tucker and L.D. Miller, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 42(3):317-323.
  6. 1976 "Sensor Design for Monitoring Vegetation Canopies," C.J. Tucker and E.L. Maxwell, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 42(11):1399-1410.
  7. 1977 "Leaf Optical System Modeled as a Stochastic Process," C.J. Tucker and M.W. Garratt, Applied Optics, 16:635-642.
  8. 1977 "Asymptotic Nature of Grass Canopy Reflectance," C. J. Tucker, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 43(8):1059-1067.
  9. 1977 "Resolution of Grass Canopy Biomass Classes," C. J. Tucker, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 43(8):1059-1067.
  10. 1977 "Spectral Estimation of Grass Canopy Variables", C. J. Tucker, Remote Sensing of Environment, 6(1):11-28.
  11. 1977 "Soil Spectra Contributions to Grass Canopy Spectral Reflectance", C.J. Tucker and L.D. Miller, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 43(6):721-726.
  12. 1978 "Are Two Photographic Infrared Sensors Required?" C. J. Tucker, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 44(3):289-295.
  13. 1978 "Post Senescent Grass Canopy Remote Sensing" C. J. Tucker, Remote Sensing of Environment, 7(2):203-210.
  14. 1978 "A Comparison of Satellite Sensor Bands for Vegetation Monitoring" C. J. Tucker, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 44(11):1169-1180.
  15. 1979 "Red and Photographic Infrared Linear Combinations for Monitoring Vegetation" C. J. Tucker, Remote Sensing of Environment, 8(2):127-150.
  16. 1979 "Temporal Spectral Measurements of Corn and Soybean Crops", C.J. Tucker, J.H. Elgin, and J.E. McMurtrey, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 45(5):643-653.
  17. 1979 "Monitoring Corn and Soybean Crop development with Hand-held Radiometer Spectral Data", C.J. Tucker, J.H. Elgin, J.E. McMurtrey and C.J. Fan, Remote Sensing of Environment, 8(3):237-248.
  18. 1980 "Evaluation of a Hand-held Radiometer for Estimating Pasture Biomass in Iceland", C.J. Tucker and I. Thornsteinsson, Journal of Agricultural Research Iceland, 12(1):11-25.
  19. 1980 "Relationship of Crop Radiances to Alfalfa Agronomic Values", C.J. Tucker, J.H. Elgin, and J.E. McMurtrey, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1(1):69-76.
  20. 1980 "Limitations on the Applications of a Ground-Based Spectral Technique for Determining Rain Forest Leaf Area Index", B.N. Holben, C.J. Tucker and J.W. Robinson, Photogrammetric Engineering Sensing, 46(12):1555-1561.
  21. 1980 "Radiometric Resolution for Monitoring Vegetation: How Many Bits are Needed?", C. J. Tucker, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 1(3):241-254.
  22. 1980 "Relationship of Spectral Data to Grain Yield Variation", C.J. Tucker, B.N. Holben, J.H. Elgin and J.E. McMurtrey, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 6(5):657-666.
  23. 1980 "Remote Sensing of Leaf Water Content in the Near Infrared", C. J. Tucker, Remote Sensing of Environment, 10:23-32.
  24. 1980 "A Spectral Method for Determining the Percentage of Green Herbage Material in Clipped Samples", C. J. Tucker, Remote Sensing of Environment, 9(2):175-181.
  25. 1980 "A Three-band Hand-held Radiometer for Field Use", C.J. Tucker, W.H. Kley and G.J. Sundstrom, Science 211:281-283.
  26. 1980 "Spectral Assessment of Soybean Leaf Area and Leaf Biomass", B.N. Holben, C.J. Tucker and C.J. Fan, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 46(5):651-656.
  27. 1980 "A Critical Comparison of Remote Sensing and Other Nondestructive Biomass Estimation Methods", C.J. Tucker, Forage Science, 35(3):177-183.
  28. 1981 "Remote Sensing of Total Dry-matter Accumulation in Winter Wheat", C.J. Tucker, B.N. Holben, J.H. Elgin and J.E. McMurtrey, Remote Sensing of Environment, 11:171-189.
  29. 1981 "Temporal Relationships Between Spectral Response and Agronomic Variables of a Corn Canopy", D.S. Kimes, B.L. Markham, C.J. Tucker and J.E. McMurtrey, Remote Sensing of Environment.
  30. 1981 "The Relationship of Temporal Spectral Response of a Corn Canopy to Grain Yield and Final Dry Matter Accumulation", B.L. Markham, D.S. Kimes, C.J. Tucker and J.E. McMurtrey, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 48(11):1599-1605.
  31. 1981 "Thematic Mapper Simulator Data", C.J. Tucker and C.O. Justice, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 2(1):101-103.
  32. 1983 "Satellite Remote Sensing of Total Dry Matter Production in the Senegalese Sahel", C.J. Tucker, C. Vanpraet, E. Boerwinkel, and A. Gaston, Remote Sensing of Environment, 13:461-474.
  33. 1984 "Monitoring Vegetation in the Nile Delta with NOAA-6 and NOAA-7 AVHRR Data", C.J. Tucker, J.A. Gatlin and S.R. Schneider, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 50:53-61.
  34. 1984 "Intensive Forest Clearing in Rondonia, Brazil, as Detected by Satellite Remote Sensing", C.J. Tucker, B.N. Holben, and T.E. Goff, Remote Sensing of Environment, 15:255-261.
  35. 1984 "Objective Assessment of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer Data for Land Cover Mapping", J.R.G. Townshend and C.J. Tucker, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 5:497-504.
  36. 1984 "Optimal Directional View Angles for Remote-Sensing Missions", D.S. Kimes, B.N. Holben, C.J. Tucker and W.W. Newcomb, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 5:887-908.
  37. 1984 "Satellite Measurements of Surface Albedo and Temperature in Semi-Desert", J. Otterman and C.J. Tucker, Journal of Climate and Applied Meterology, 24:288-235.
  38. 1985 "The Potential of Satellite Remote Sensing of Ecological Conditions for Desert Locust Survey and Forecasting", C.J. Tucker, J.U. Hielkema and J. Roffey, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 6:127-138.
  39. 1985 "Determination of Volcanic Dust Deposition of El Chichon using Ground Satellite", C.J. Tucker and M. Matson, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 6:619-627.
  40. 1985 "African Land Cover Classification Using Satellite Data", C.J. Tucker, J.R.G. Townshend and T.E. Goff, Science, 227:369-375.
  41. 1985 "Satellite Remote Sensing of Total Herbaceous Biomass Production in the Senegalese Sahel: 1980-1984", C.J. Tucker, C.L. Vanpraet, M.J. Sharman and G. Van Ittersum, Remote Sensing of Environment, 17:233-249.
  42. 1985 "North American Vegetation Patterns Observed with the NOAA-7 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer", S.N. Goward, C.J. Tucker, and D.G. Dye, Vegetacio, 64:3-14.
  43. 1985 "Phenology of Global Vegetation Using Meteorological Satellite Data", C.O. Justice, J.R.G. Townshend, B.N. Holben and C.J. Tucker, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 8:1271-1318.
  44. 1985 "Multitemporal Dimensionality of Images of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index at Continental Scales", J.R.G. Townshend, T.E. Goff and C.J. Tucker, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 6:888-895.
  45. 1986 "The Relationship Between Atmospheric C02 Variations and a Satellite-derived Vegetation Index", C.J. Tucker, I.Y. Fung, C.D. Keeling, and R.H. Gammon, Nature 319:195-199.
  46. 1986 "Assessment of Ecological Conditions Associated with the 1980 Desert Locust Plague Upsurge in West Africa Using Environmental Satellite Data", J.U. Hielkema, J. Roffey and C.J. Tucker, Int. J. Remote Sensing 7:1609-1622.
  47. 1986 "Satellite Remote Sensing of Desert Spatial Extent", C.J. Tucker and C.O. Justice, Desertification Contral Bulletin 13:2-50.
  48. 1986 "Maximum Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Images for Sub-Saharan Africa for 1983-1985", Int. J. Remote Sens. 7:1383-1384.
  49. 1986 "Satellite Remote Sensing of Primary Production", C.J. Tucker and P.J. Sellers, Int. J. Remote Sensing 7:1395-1416.
  50. 1986 "Satellite Remote Sensing of Rangelands in Botswava. II. NOAA AVHRR and Herbaceous Vegetation", S.D. Prince and C.J. Tucker, Int. J. Remote Sensing 7:1555-1570.
  51. 1986 "Monitoring the Grasslands of the Sahel 1984-1985", C.J. Tucker, C.O. Justice, and S.D. Prince, Int. J. Remote Sens. 7:1571-1582.
  52. 1987 "Application of AVHRR Vegetation Index to Study Atmosphere-Biosphere Exchange of C02", I.Y. Fung, C.J. Tucker, and K.C. Prentice, J. Geophysical Res. 92:2999-3015.
  53. 1987 "Prediction of Rift Valley Fever Activity in Kenya by Satellite Remote Sensing Imagery", K.J. Linthicum, C.L. Bailey, F.G. Davies, and C.J. Tucker, Science 235:1656-1659.
  54. 1987 "Monitoring Vegetation Using NIMBUS-7 Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer Data", B.J. Choudhury, C.J. Tucker, R.E. Golus, and W.W. Newcomb, Int. J. Remote Sens. 8:533-189.
  55. 1987 "Satellites et Dynamique Globale de la Vegetation", J.P. Malingreau and C.J. Tucker, La Recherche 18:180-189.
  56. 1987 "Satellite Remote Sensing of Drought Conditions", C.J. Tucker and B.J. Choundhury, Remote Sens. Environment, 23:243-251.
  57. 1987 "Monitoring global vegetation using Nimbus-7 37 GH3 Data: Some Empirical Relations:, B.J. Choudhury and C.J. Tucker, Int. J. Remote Sens. 8:1085-1090.
  58. 1988 "Desert encroachment", H.E. Dregne and C.J. Tucker, Desertification Control Bulletin 23:243-251.
  59. 1988 "Green biomass and rainfall in semi-arid sub-Saharan Africa", H.E. Dregne and C.J. Tucker, J. Arid Environments 15:245-252.
  60. 1988 "Large-scale deforestation in the southeastern Amazon Basin of Brazil", J.P. Malingreau and C.J. Tucker, Ambio 17:49-55.
  61. 1989 "AVHRR for monitoring global tropical deforestation", J.P. Malingreau, C.J. Tucker, and N. Laporte, Internation J. Remote Sens., 10:855-867.
  62. 1989 "Comparing SMMR and AVHRR data for drought monitoring", Int. J. Remote Sens. 10:1663-1672.
  63. 1989 “A three-dimensional model of atmospheric CO2 transport based on observed winds: 3. Seasonal cycle and synoptic time scale variations, Heiman, M. Keeling, C. D., and Tucker, C. J., Geohysical Monographs 55:277-303.
  64. 1990. "Application of polar-orbiting, meteorological satellite data to detect flooding of Rift Valley Fever virus vector mosquito habitats in Kenya", Linthicum, K. J., Bailey, C.L., Tucker, C.J., Mitchell, K.D., Logan, T.M., Davies, F.G., Kamau, C.W., Thande, P.C., and Wagateh, J.N., Medical and Veterinary Entomology 4:433-438.
  65. 1990. "Remote sensing of biomass burning in the tropics", Kaufman, Y. J., Tucker, C. J., and Fung, I. Y., J. Geophysical Res. 95 D7:9927-9939.
  66. 1991. "Towards real-time prediction of Rift Valley Fever epidemics in Africa". Linthicum, K. J., Bailey, C.L., Tucker, C.J., Angleberger, D.R., Cannon, T., Logan, T.M., Gibbs, P.H., and Nickeson, J., Preventive Veterinary Medicine 11: 325-334.
  67. 1991. "Expansion and contraction of the Sahara Desert from 1980 to 1990",Tucker, C.J., Dregne, H.E., and Newcomb, W.W., . Science 253:299-301.
  68. 1991 "Investigation of soil influences in AVHRR red and near-infrared vegetation index imagery", Huerte, A. R., and Tucker, C.J., International Journal of Remote Sensing 12:1223-1242.
  69. 1992. "Relating SMMR 37 GHz polarization difference to precipitation and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration: a reappraisal", International Journal of Remote Sensing 13:177-191.
  70. 1992 "Satellite remote sensing of breeding habitat for an African weaver-bird".Wallin, D.O., C.C.H. Elliott, H.H. Shugart, C.J. Tucker and F. Wilhelmi. Landscape Ecology 7:87-99.
  71. 1993. "Evidence for Tropical deforestation, fragmented habitat, and adversely affected habitat in the Brazilian Amazon:1978-1988", David Skole and Compton Tucker Science 260:1905-1910.
  72. 1994. "AVHRR data sets for determination of desert spatial extent". Tucker, C.J., Newcomb, W.W., and Dregne, H.E. International Journal of Remote Sensing 15(17):3547-3566.
  73. 1994. "A global 1o by 1o NDVI data set for climate studies derived from the GIMMS continental NDVI data. Los, S.O., Justice, C.O., and Tucker, C.J. International Journal of Remote Sensing 15(17):3493-3518.
  74. 1994. "A global 1o by 1o NDVI data set for climate studies. Part 2: The generation of global fields of terrestrial biophysical parameters from the NDVI". Sellers, P.J., Los, S.O., Tucker, C.J., Collatz, G.J., Justice, C.O., Dazlich, D.A., and Randal, D.A., International Journal of Remote Sensing 15(17):3519-3546.
  75. 1996. “Remotely sensed surrogates of meteorological data for the study of the distribution and abundance of arthropod vectors of disease. Hay, S.O., Tucker, C. J., Rogers, D. J., and Packer, M. J., Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, 90(1):1-19.
  76. 1996. “Comparison of radiative and physiological effects of doubled atmospheric CO2 on climate. Sellers, P. J., Bounoua, L., Collatz, G. J., Randall, D. A., Los, S. O., Berry, J. A., Fung, I. Y., Tucker, C. J., Field, C. B., and Jensen, T. G., Science 271:1402-1406.
  77. 1996. "A revised land surface parameterization (SiB2) for GCMs .3. The greening of the Colorado State University general circulation model". Randall D.A., Dazlich D.A., Zhang C., Denning A.S., Sellers P.J., Tucker C.J., Bounoua L., Los S.O., Justice C.O., Fung I.J. Climate 9:738-763.
  78. 1996. "A revised land surface parameterization (SiB2) for atmospheric GCMs .2. The generation of global fields of terrestrial biophysical parameters from satellite data". Sellers P.J., Los S.O., Tucker C.J., Justice C.O., Dazlich D.A., Collatz G.J., Randall D.A., J. Climate 9:706-737.
  79. 1996. “Satellite-based identification of linked vegetation index and sea surface temperature anomaly areas from 1982-1990 for Africa, Australia and South America.”, Myneni, R. B., Los, S. O., and Tucker, C. J., J. Geophysical Letters 23:729-732.
  80. 1996 "Use of weather data and remote sensing to predict the geographic and seasonal distribution of Phlebotomus papatasi in southwest Asia". Cross E.R., Newcomb W.W., and Tucker C.J. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hygiene 54:530-536.
  81. 1997. “Increased plant growth in the northern high latitudes from 1981-1991”, Myneni, R. B., Keeling, C. D., Tucker, C. J., Asrar, G., and Nemani, R. R., Nature 386:698-702.
  82. 1998. “Interannual variation in satellite-sensed vegetation index data
    from 1981 to 1991”, Myneni, R. B., Tucker, C. J., Asrar, G., and Keeling, C. D., J. Geophys. Res. 103(D6): 6145-6160.
  83. 1998. “Desertification, drought and surface vegetation: an example from the West African Sahel”, Nicholson, S. E., Tucker, C. J., and Ba, M. B. Bul. Am. Meteorological Soc.79:815-829.
  84. 1999. “Variation in the size of the Sahara Desert from 1980 to 1997”, Tucker, C. J. and Nicholson, S. N., Ambio 28:587-591.
  85. 2000. "Strategies for tropical deforestation assessment using satellite data”, Tucker, C.J. and Townshend, J. R. G. Int. J. Remote Sens. 21:1461-1471.
  86. 2000. “Climate and satellite indicators to forecast Rift Valley Fever in Kenya”, Linthicum, K. J., Anyamba, A., Tucker, C. J., Kelly, P. W., Myers, M. F., and Peters, C. J., Science 285:397-400.
  87. 2000. "Enhancement of interdecadal climate variability in the Sahel by vegetation interaction". Zeng, N., Neelin, J. D., Lau, K. M., and Tucker, C. J., Science 286:1537-1540.
  88. 2000. "Interactions between vegetation and climate: Radiative and physiological effects of doubled atmospheric CO2". Bounoua L., Collatz G.J., Sellers P.J., Randall D.A., Dazlich D.A., Los S.O., Berry J.A., Fung I., Tucker CJ, Field C.B., Jensen, MR. J. Climate 12:309-324.
  89. 2000. "Remote sensing of fires with the TRMM VIRS". Giglio, L., Kendall, J. D., and Tucker, C.J., Int. J. Remote Sens. 21:203-207.
  90. 2000. The use of multisource satellite and geospatial data to study the effect of urbanization on primary productivity in the United States”. Imhoff, M. L., Tucker, C. J., Lawrence, W. T., and Stutzer, D. C. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 38:2549-2556.
  91. 2000. “Effect of orbital drift and sensor changes on the time series of AVHRR vegetation index data”. Kaufmann, R. K., Zhou, L., Knyazikhin, Y., Shabanov, V. Myneni, R. B., and Tucker, C. J. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 38:2484-2597.
  92. 2000. “Global interannual variations in sea surface temperature and land surface vegetation, air temperature, and precipitation”. S. O. Los, G. J. Collatz, L. Bounoua, P. J. Sellers, and C. J. Tucker, J. Climate 14:1535-1549.
  93. 2001. “Higher northern latitude normalized difference vegetation index and growing season trends from 1982 to 1999”. Tucker, C.J., Slayback, D. A., Pinzon, J. E., Los, S.E., Myneni, R.B., and Taylor, M. G. Int. J. Biometeorology 45:184-190.
  94. 2001. “ENSO-scale variations in biospheric photosynthesis. Behrenfeld, M. J., Randerson, J. T., McClain, C. R., Feldman, G. C., Los, S. O., Tucker, C. J., et al. Science 291:2594-2597.
  95. 2001. “Evaluating coherence of natural images by smoothness membership in Besov spaces”. Pinzon, J. E., Pierce, J. F., Tucker, C. J., and Brown, M., IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 39:1879-1889.
  96. 2001. “Evidence for a larger carbon sink in the woody biomass of Eurasian forests”. Myneni, R. B., Dong, J., Tucker, C. J., Kaupi, P. E., Lisk, J., Kaufman, R. B., Zhou, L., Alexeyev, U. E., and M. K. Hughes. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 98:14784-14789.
  97. 2001. “NDVI anomaly paterns over Africa during the 1997/98 ENSO warm event”. A. Anyamba, C. J. Tucker, and J. R. Eastman, Int. J. Remote Sens. 22:1847-1859.
  98. 2001. “Tropical deforestation in the Bolivian Amazon”. Steininger M.K., Tucker C.J., Townshend J.R.G., Killeen T.J., Desch A., Bell V., Ersts P., 2001. Environ. Cons. 28:127-134.
  99. 2001. “Clearance and fragmentation of tropical deciduous forest in the Tierras Bajas, Santa Cruz, Bolivia”, Steininger M.K., Tucker C.J., Ersts P., Killeen T.J., Villegas Z., Hecht S.B., 2001. Cons. Bio. 15:856-866.
  100. 2001. “Variations in northern hemisphere vegetation activity inferred from satellite data of vegetation index during 1981 to 1999”, Zhou L., Tucker C.J., Kaufman R.K., Slayback D., Shabanov N., and Myneni R.B., J. Geophys. Res. 106:20069-20084.
  101. 2002. “Mapping Potential Risk of Rift Valley fever outbreaks in African Savannas using Vegetation Index Time Series Data”, Anyamba, A., Linthicum, K. J., Mahoney, R. and Tucker, C. J., Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 68:137-145.
  102. 2002.“From El Niño to La Niña: Vegetation response patterns over East and Southern Africa during 1997-2000 period”, Anyamba, A., Tucker, C. J. and Mahoney, R. J. Climate 15:3096-3103.
  103. 2002.“Climatic and Ecological Context of Ebola Outbreaks”. Tucker, C. J., Wilson, J. M., Mahoney, R., Anyamba, A., Linthicum, K. J., and Myers, M., Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 68:147-152.
  104. 2002.“Remote estimates of boreal and temperate forest woody biomass: carbon pools, sources, and sinks”, Dong J., Kaufman R.K., Myneni R.B., Tucker C.J., Kauppi P.E., Liski J., Buermann W., Alexeyev V., and Hughes M.K., Remote Sensing Environment 84(3):393-410.
  105. 2002. "Structural stage in Pacific Northwest forests estimated using simple mixing models of multispectral images". Sabol, D. E., Gillespie, A. R., Adams, J. B., Smith, M. O., and Tucker, C. J., Remote Sens. Environ. 80:1-16.
  106. 2002. “Analysis of interannual changes in northern vegetation activity observed in AVHRR data from 1981 to 1994”. Shabanov, N.V., Zhou, L., Knyazikhin, Y., Myneni, R.B. and Tucker, C.J., IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens. 40:115-130.
  107. 2002. “Predicting the distribution of West Nile Fever in North America using satellite sensor data”. Rogers, D.J, Myers, M. F., Tucker, C.J., Smith, P.F., White, D. J., Backenson, P.B., Eidson, M., Kramer, L.D., Baaker, B., and Hay, S., Photogram. Eng. Remote Sens. 68:112-136.
  108. 2002. “Evidence for a persistent and extensive greening trend in Eurasia inferred from satellite vegetation index data”. Bogaert J., Zhou L., Tucker C.J., Myneni R.B., and Ceulemans R., J.Geophys. Research-Atmospheres 107(D11):
  109. 2002. “Satellite estimates of productivity and light use efficiency in United States agriculture, 1982-98”. Lobell D.B., Hicke J.A., Asner G.P., Field C.B., Tucker C.J., Los S.O., Global Change Biology 8(8):722-735.
  110. 2002. “Satellite-derived increases in net primary productivity across North America, 1982-1998”, Hicke J.A., Asner G.P., Randerson J.T., Tucker C.J., Los S.O., Birdsey R., Jenkins J.C., Field C., Holland E., Geophysical Research Letters 29(10):
  111. 2002. “Trends in North American net primary productivity derived from satellite observations”, Hicke J.A., Asner G.P., Randerson J.T., Tucker C.J., Los S.O., Birdsey R., Jenkins J.C., Field C., 1982-1998 Global Biogeochemical Cycles 16(2):
  112. 2003.“Relation between interannual variations in satellite measures of vegetation greenness and climate between 1982 and 1999”. Zhou, L., R.K. Kaufmann, Y. Tian, R.B. Myneni and C.J. Tucker, J.Geophys. Research-Atmospheres 108(D1):
  113. 2003. “Northern hemisphere photosynthetic trends 1982-1999”. Slayback, D. A., Pinzon, J. E., Los, S. O., and C. J. Tucker. Global Change Biology 9:1-15.
  114. 2003. “Seasonality and Trends of Snow-Cover, Vegetation Index, and Temperature in Northern Eurasia”. Dye, D. G. and Tucker, C.J. Geophysical Research Letters 30:58-1405-1408.
  115. 2003. “The effect of vegetation on surface temperature: A statistical analysis of NDVI and climate data”. Kaufmann, RK, Zhou, L, Myneni, RB, Tucker, CJ, Slayback, D, Shabanov, NV, and Pinzon, J, Geophysical Research Letters 30:2147-2152.
  116. 2003. “Coupled vegetation-precipitation variability observed from satellite and climate records”. Lotsch, A., Friedl, M.A., Anderson, B.T., and Tucker, C.J., Geophysical Research Letters 30:1774-1778.
  117. 2003. “Seasonal to interannual variability of vegetation and fires at SAFARI 2000 sites inferred from advanced very high resolution radiometer time series data.” Anyamba, A, Justice, CO, Tucker, CJ, and Mahoney, R, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 108:8507-8516.
  118. 2003. “Interannual covariability in Northern Hemisphere air temperatures and greenness associated with El Nino-Southern Oscillation and the Arctic Oscillation”. Buermann, W., Anderson, B.T., Tucker, C.J., Dickinson, R.E., Lucht, W., Potter, C.S., and Myneni, R.B., Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 108:14396-
  119. 2003. “Postfire response of North American boreal forest net primary productivity analyzed with satellite observations”. Hicke, J.A., Asner, G.P., Kasischke, E.S., French, N.H.F., Randerson, J.T., Collatz, G.J., Stocks, B.J., Tucker, C.J., Los, S.O., and Field, C.B., 2003. Global Change Biology 9(8):1145-1157.
  120. 2003. “Climate-driven increases in global terrestrial net primary production from 1982 to 1999”. Nemani, R.R., Keeling, C.D., Hashimoto, H., Jolly, W.M., Piper, S.C., Tucker, C.J., Myneni, R.B., and Running, S.W., Science 300:1560-1563.
  121. 2003. “Remote sensing estimates of boreal and temperate forest woody biomass: carbon pools, sources, and sinks”. Dong, J.R., Kaufmann, R.K., Myneni, R.B., Tucker, C.J., Kauppi, P.E., Liski, J., Buermann, W., Alexeyev, V., and Hughes, M.K., Remote Sensing of Environment 84(3):393-410.
  122. 2003. “Relation between interannual variations in satellite measures of northern forest greenness and climate between 1982 and 1999”. Zhou, L., Kaufmann, R.K., Tian, Y., Myneni, R.B., and Tucker, C.J., Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 108 (D1):
  123. 2005. “An extended AVHRR 8-km NDVI dataset comparable with MODIS and SPOT Vegetation NDVI data", C. J. Tucker, M. E. Brown, J. E. Pinzon, D. A. Slayback, , R. Mahoney,N. E. Saleous, and, E. F. Vermote, Int. J. Remote Sens.26:4485-4498.
  124. 2006. “Observed Climate Variability in Newfoundland during the 1980s and 1990s” C. S. Neigh, C. J. Tucker, and J. R. G. Townshend, International Journal of Remote Sensing (in press).
  125. 2004. “NASA's Global orthorectified Landsat Data”. C. J. Tucker, D. M. Grant, and J. D. Dykstra. Photogram. Eng. Remote Sens. 70:313-322.
  126. 2004. “The consequences of urban land transformation on net primary productivity in the United States”. Imhoff, M.L., Bounoua, L., DeFries, R., Lawrence, W.T., Stutzer, D., Tucker, C.J., and Ricketts, T., Remote Sensing of Environment 89:434-443.
  127. 2004. “Trigger events: Enviroclimatic coupling of Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks”. Pinzon, J.E., Wilson, J.M., Tucker, C.J., Arthur, R., Jahrling, P.B., and Formenty, P., American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 71(5):664-674.
  128. 2004. “Directional effects in a daily AVHRR land surface temperature dataset over Africa”. Pinheiro, A.C.T., Privette, J.L., Mahoney, R., and Tucker, C. J., IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 42(9):1941-1954.
  129. 2004. “Evidence for a significant urbanization effect on climate in China”. Zhou, L.M., Dickinson, R.E., Tian, Y.H., Fang, J.Y., Li, Q.X., Kaufmann, R.K., Tucker, C.J., and Myneni, R.B., Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America 101(26):9540-9544.
  130. 2004. “Eurasian land use impacts on rangeland productivity". Hicke, J.A., Ojima, D. S., and Tucker, C. J., Ecosystems and Land Use Change 153:293-301.
  131. 2004. "Trigger events: Enviroclimatic coupling of ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreaks" Pinzon, J.E., Wilson, J.M., Tucker, C.J., Arthur, R., Jahrling, P.B., Formenty P, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 71(5):664-674.
  132. 2006. " Analysing NDVI for the African continent using the geostationary meteosat second generation SEVIRI sensor ". Fensholt, R., Sandholt, I., Stisen, S., and Tucker, C., Remote Sensing of Environment 101(2):212-229.
  133. 2005. "Response of terrestrial ecosystems to recent Northern Hemispheric drought", A. Lotsch, M.A. Friedl, B.T. Anderson, and C.J. Tucker, Geophysical Research Letters 32(6):
  134. 2005. "Drier summers cancel out the CO2 uptake enhancement induced by warmer springs", A., Angert, S. Biraud, C. Bonfils, C.C. Henning, W. Buermann, J. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, and I. Y. Fung, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102(31):10823-10827.
  135. 2005. "Analysis of Sahelian vegetation dynamics using NOAA-AVHRR NDVI data from 1981-2003", Anyamba, A. and Tucker, C.J., Journal of Arid Environments 63(3):596-614.
  136. 2006. "Fifty Years of Deforestation and Forest Fragmentation in Madagascar", G. Harper, M. K. Steininger, C. J.Tucker, D. Juhn, and F. Hawkins, Conservation Biology (in press).
  137. 2006. "Recent Trends in Vegetation Dynamics in the African Sahel and their Relationship to Climate",S. M. Herrmann, A. Anyamba, C. J. Tucker, Global Environmental Change(4): 394-404.
  138. 2005. "Climate-based health monitoring systems for eco-climatic conditions associated with infectious diseases", Pinzon, J.E., Wilson, J.M., and Tucker, C.J., Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique 98(3):239-243.
  139. 2005. “Using the satellite-derived NDVI to assess ecological responses to environmental change”, Pettorelli N., Vik J.O., Mysterud A., Gaillard J.M., Tucker C.J., Stenseth N.C., Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(9):503-510.
  140. 2005. “Recent trends in vegetation dynamics in the African Sahel and their relationship to climate”,Herrmann, S.M., Anyamba A., and Tucker C.J., Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions 15(4):394-404.
  141. 2005. “Precipitation patterns alter growth of temperate vegetation”, Fang J.Y., Piao S.L., Zhou L.M., He J.S., Wei F.Y., Myneni R.B., Tucker C.J., and Tan K., Geophysical Research Letters 32 (21): Art. No. L21411 NOV 10 2005
  142. 2006. “Rift Valley fever potential, Arabian Peninsula”, Anyamba A., Chretien J.P., Formenty P.B.H., Small J., Tucker C.J., Malone J.L., El Bushra H., Martin V., Linthicum K.J., Emerging Infectious Diseases 12 (3): 518-520.

Publications

Bhatt, U., D. A. Walker, M. K. Raynolds, P. A. Bienick, H. E. Epstein, J.C. Comiso, J.E. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, and I. V. Polyakov (2013). Recent declines in warming and vegetation greening trends over Pan-Arctic Tundra Remote Sensing, 5, 4229-4254
10.3390/rs5094229

Britch S., Binepal Y., Ruder M., Kariithi H., Linthicum K., A. Anyamba, Small J., C.J. Tucker, Ateya L., Oriko A., Gacheru S., and Wilson W. (2013). Rift Valley Fever Risk Map Model and Seroprevalence in Selected Wild Ungulates and Camels from Kenya PLoS ONE , 8(6), e66626
10.1371/journal.pone.0066626

Anyamba, A., Linthicum KJ, Small JL, Collins KM, and C.J. Tucker (2012). Climate Teleconnections and Recent Patterns of Human and Animal Disease Outbreaks PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 6(1), 1465
10.1371/journal.pntd.0001465

Thomas Hilker, , F.G. Hall, C.J. Tucker, Nicholas Coops , T. Black, Caroline Nichol, Piers Sellers, Alan Barr, David Hollinger, and J.W. Munger (2012). Data assimilation of photosynthetic light-use efficiency using multi-angular satellite data: II Model implementation and validation Remote Sensing of Environment, 121, 287-300
10.1016/j.rse.2012.02.008

Anyamba, A., and C.J. Tucker (2011). Remote Sensing of Drought: Innovative Monitoring Approaches. .CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Publishers, New York: Drought and Water Crises..

Fensholt, R, A. Anyamba, Huber, S, Proud, S. R, C.J. Tucker, Small, J, Pak, E, Rasmussen, M O., Sandholt, I., and Shisanya, C. (2011). Analysing the advantages of high temporal resolution geostationary MSG SEVIRI data compared to Polar Operational Environmental Satellite data for land surface monitoring in Africa International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformatio, 13(5), 721-729
10.1016/j.jag.2011.05.009

Shushi Peng, ., Anping Chen, Liang Xu, Chunxiang Cao, Jingyun Fang, Ranga B Myneni, Jorge E Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, and Shilong Piao, . (2011). Recent change of vegetation growth trend in China ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 6(044027), 13
10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/044027

Williams, D., M.E. Brown, J. Masek, C.J. Tucker, and Celeste Jarvis (2011). A Low-cost, Small-sat Mission Concept to Augment Landsat Temporal Repeat Frequency International Symposium for Remote Sensing of the Environment

Anyamba, A., Kenneth J. Linthicum, Jennifer Small, Seth C. Britch, E. Pak, Stephane de La Rocque, Pierre Formenty, Allen W. Hightower, Robert F. Breiman, Jean-Paul Chretien, C.J. Tucker, David Schnabel, Rosemary Sang, Karl Haagsma, Mark Latham, Henry B Lewandwoski, Salih Osman Magdi, Mohamed Ally Mohamed, Patrick M. Nguku, Jean-Marc Reynes, and Robert Swanepoel (2010). Prediction, Assessment of the Rift Valley Fever Activity in East and Southern Africa 2006–2008 and Possible Vector Control Strategies Am. J. Trop Med. Hyg., 83(2), 43-51
10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0289

Bhatt, U.S., D.A. Walker, M.K. Raynolds, J.C. Comiso, H.E. Epstein, G. Jia, R. Gens, J.E. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, C.E. Tweedie, and P.J. Webber (2010). Circumpolar Arctic tundra vegetation change is linked to sea-ice decline Earth Interactions, 14(8), 1-20
10.1175/2010EI315.1

Bounoua, L., F.G. Hall, P.J. Sellers, A. Kumar, G.J. Collatz, C.J. Tucker, and M. Imhoff (2010). Quantifying the negative feedback of vegetation to greenhouse warming: A modeling approach Geophysical Research Letters, 37(L23701).
10.1029/2010GL045338

Anyamba, A., J. Chretien, J. Small, C.J. Tucker, P. Formenty, J.H. Richardson, S.C. Britch, D.C. Schnabel, R.L. Erickson, and K. Linthicum (2009). Prediction of a Rift Valley fever Outbreak PNAS, 106(3), 955-959
10.1073/pnas.0806490106

Britch, S.C., K.J. Linthicum, A. Anyamba, C.J. Tucker, E. Pak, F.A. Maloney, Jr., K. Cobb, E. Stanwix, J. Humphries, A. Spring, B. Pagac, and M. Miller (2008). Can satellite vegetation index data provide early warning of elevated mosquito population at CONUS military installations? Military Medicine, 173(7), 677-683

Britch, S.C., K.J. Linthicum, A. Anyamba, C.J. Tucker, E. Pak, and the Mosquito Surveillance Team (2008). Long-term Surveillance Data and Patterns of Invasion by Aedes Albopictus in Florida J. American Mosquito Control Association, 24(1), 115-120

Chretien, J.-P., K.J. Linthicum, S.C. Britch, C.J. Tucker, J. Small, and A. Anyamba (2008). Environmental biosurveillance for epidemic prediction: experience with Rift Valley fever. In D. Zeng, H. Chen, H. Rolka, and B. Lober (Ed.), Biosurveillance and biosecurity: systems and algorithms. (169-174). Berlin: Springer.

Chretien, J.-P., A. Anyamba, J. Small, C.J. Tucker, S.C. Britch, and K.J. Linthicum (2008). Extreme Weather and Epidemics: Rift Valley Fever and Chikungunya Fever. In Global Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: Understanding the Contributions of Infectious Desease Emergence. (116-128). Inst. Medicine, The National Academies Press.

Linthicum, K.J., S.C. Britch, A. Anyamba, J. Small, C.J. Tucker, J.-P. Chretien, and R. Sithipraasasna (2008). Ecology of desease: the intersection of human and animal health. In Victore-borne diseases - Understanding the Environmental, Human Health, and Ecological Considerations, Forum on Microbial Threats. (78-88). Inst. of Medicine of the National Academies.

Neigh, C., C.J. Tucker, and J.R. G. Townshend (2008). North American vegetation dynamics observed with multi-resolution satellite data Remote Sens. Environ., 112, 1749-1772

Wu, Z., E.K. Schneider, B.P. Kirtman, E.S. Sarachik, N. Huang, and C.J. Tucker (2008). The modulated annual cycle: an alternative reference frame for climate anomalies Clim. Dyn., 31, 823-841
10.1007/s00382-008-0437-z

Buermann, W., B.R. Lintner, C.D. Koven, A. Angert, J.E. Pinzon, C.J. Tucker, and I.Y. Fung (2007). The changing carbon cycle at Mauna Loa Observatory PNAS, 104(11), 4249-4254

Chretien, J.P., A. Anyamba, S. Bedno, R. Breiman, C. Njuguna, S. Sang, K. Sergon, A. Powers, M. Ball, C. Onyango, J. Small, C.J. Tucker, and K.J. Linthicum (2007). Drought-associated Chikungunya Emergence along Coastal East Africa The American J. of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 76(3), 405-407

Huang, C., S. Kim, A. Altstatt, J.R. G. Townshend, P. Davis, K. Song, C.J. Tucker, O. Rodas, A. Yanosky, R. Clay, and J. Musinsky (2007). Rapid loss of Paraguay's Atlantic forest and the status of protected areas — A Landsat assessment Remote Sens. Enviorn., 106, 460-466

Linthicum, K.J., A. Anyamba, S. Britch, J.-P. Chretien, R.L. Erickson, J. Small, C.J. Tucker, K.E. Bennett, R.T. Mayer, E.T. Schmidtmann, T.G. Andreadis, J.F. Anderson, W.C. Wilson, J. Freier, A. James, R. Miller, B.S. Drolet, S. Miller, C. Tedrow, C. Bailey, D.A. Stickman, D.R. Barnard, G.G. Clark, and L. Zou (2007). A Rift Valley fever risk surveillance system for Africa using remotely sensed dara: potential for use on other continents Veterinaria Italiana, 43, 663-674

Neigh, C., C.J. Tucker, and J.R. G. Townsend (2007). Synchronous NDVI and surface air temperature trends in Newfoundland: 1982 to 2003 Intl. J. Remote Sensing, 28(11), 2581-2598

Pinzon, J.E., and C.J. Tucker (2007). Satellite Monitoring of Ebola Virus Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemics. In Our Changing Planet: The View From Space. (104-109). Cambridge Univ. Press.

Anyamba, A., J.-P. Chretien, J. Small, C.J. Tucker, and K.J. Linthicum (2006). Developing climate anomalies suggest potential disease risks for 2006-2007 Int. J. Health Geographics , 5(60), 8 pp

Anyamba, A., J.P. Chretien, P.B. H. Formenty, J. Small, C.J. Tucker, J.L. Malone, H.E. Bushra, V. Martin, and K.J. Linthicum (2006). Rift Valley Fever Potential, Arabian Peninsula Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(3), 518-520

Bayarjargal, Y., A. Karnieli, M. Bayasgalan, S. Khudulmur, C. Gandush, and C.J. Tucker (2006). A comparative study of NOAA—AVHRR derived drought indices using change vector analysis Remote Sens. Environ., 105, 9-22

Brown, M.E., J.E. Pinzon, K. Didan, J.T. Morisette, and C.J. Tucker (2006). Evaluation of the Consistency of Long-Term NDVI Time Series Derived From AVHRR, SPOT-Vegetation, SeaWiFS, MODIS, and Landsat ETM+ Sensors IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44(7), 1787-1793
10.1109/TGRS.2005.860205

Pinheiro T., A.C., R. Mahoney, J.L. Privette, and C.J. Tucker (2006). Development of a daily long term record of NOAA-14 AVHRR land surface temperature over Africa Remote Sens. Environ., 103, 153-164

Anyamba, A., and C.J. Tucker (2005). Analysis of Sahelian vegetation dynamics using NOAA-AVHRR NDVI data from 1981—2003 J. Arid Environ., 63, 596-614

Anyamba, A., C.J. Tucker, A.R. Huete, and V.K. Boken (2005). Monitoring Drought Using Coarse-Reolution Polar-Orbiting Satellite Data. In Book Chapter 5 (Ed.), Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study. (57-78). Oxford University Press.

Fang, J., S. Piao, L. Zhou, J. He, F. Wei, R.B. Myneni, C.J. Tucker, and K. Tan (2005). Precipitation patterns alter growth of temperature vegetation Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, 5 pp

Herrmann, S., A. Anyamba, and C.J. Tucker (2005). Recent trends in vegetation dynamics in the African Sahel and their relationship to climate Global Environ. Change, 15, 394-404

Lotsch, A., M.A. Friedl, B.T. Anderson, and C.J. Tucker (2005). Response of terrestrial ecosystems to recent Northern Hemispheric drought Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, 5 pp

Brown, M.E., J.E. Pinzon, and C.J. Tucker (2004). New Vegetation Index Dataset Available to Monitor Global Change. In EOS. (565-569). Transactions of the American Geophysical Union.

Pinheiro T., A.C., J.L. Privette, R. Mahoney, and C.J. Tucker (2004). Directional Effects in a Daily AVHRR Land Surface Temperature Dataset Over Africa IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens., 42(9), 1941-1954

Pinzon, J.E., J.F. Pierce, C.J. Tucker, and M.E. Brown (2001). Evaluating Coherence of Natural Images by Smoothness Membership in Besov Spaces. In IEEE Transactions. (1879-1889). Geoscience and Remote Sensing.
10.1109/36.951078