Dr. Michael Palace is the UNHSI Biodiversity Education Initiative (BEI) Faculty Fellow.
In this role, Dr. Palace provides leadership to engage the University community
in efforts to protect biodiversity and ecological and public health across
campus and beyond. In this role, Dr. Palace:
- Serves as co-chairperson of the Ecological Task
- Assists with the development of curriculum
related to the forthcoming undergraduate Sustainability Dual Major.
- Provides guidance on other UNHSI initiatives and programs, including the UNH greenhouse gas emissions inventory.
Dr. Palace studies tropical forest ecology and structure in South America. His research ranges from field studies of necromass to automated pattern recognition algorithms for delineation tree crowns in high resolution satellite imagery. He is currently the Principal Investigator on two major remote sensing projects involving the Amazon and Cerrado regions funded by NASA's Terrestrial Ecology and Carbon Cycle Programs. In these projects, high resolution satellite image data is to be analyzed, compared with field biometric data and then scaled over regions using moderate scale reflectance values from MODIS. He is also Principal Science Investigator on a project examining Lyme Disease in NH, funded by NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).