Science engagement


Radost Stanimirova, Jordan Graesser, Pontus Olofsson, and Mark A. Friedl (2022) “Widespread changes in 21st century vegetation cover in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay." Remote Sensing of Environment, 282(1):113277, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2022.113277.

Jordan Graesser, Radost Stanimirova, Katelyn Tarrio, Esteban J. Copati, José N. Volante, Santiago R. Verón, Santiago Banchero, Hernan Elena, Diego de Abelleyra, and Mark A. Friedl (2022) “Temporally-Consistent Annual Land Cover from Landsat Time Series in the Southern Cone of South America." Remote Sensing, 14(16):4005, doi:10.3390/rs14164005.

Jordan Graesser, Radost Stanimirova, and Mark A. Friedl (2022) “Reconstruction of satellite time series with a dynamic smoother." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2022.3146081.

Naomi B. Schwartz, T. Mitchell Aide, Jordan Graesser, H. Ricardo Grau, María Uriarte (2020) "Reversals of reforestation across Latin America limit climate mitigation potential of tropical forests." Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 3:85, doi:10.3389/ffgc.2020.00085

T. Mitchell Aide, H. Ricardo Grau, Jordan Graesser, Maria Jose Andrade-Nunez, Ezequiel Araoz, Ana P. Barros, Marconi Campos-Cerqueira, Eulogio Chacon-Moreno, Cuesta C. Francisco, Raul Espinoza, Manuel Peralvo, Molly H. Polk, Ximena Rueda, Adriana Sanchez, Kenneth R. Young, Lucía Zarba, and Karl S. Zimmerer (2019) “Woody vegetation dynamics in the tropical and subtropical Andes from 2001 to 2014: satellite image interpretation and expert validation." Global Change Biology, 25(6):2112–2126, doi:10.1111/gcb.14618

Yann le Polain de Waroux, Rachael D. Garrett, Jordan Graesser, Christoph Nolte, Christopher White, and Eric F. Lambin (2019) "The restructuring of South American soy and beef production and trade under changing environmental regulations." World Development, 121:188–202, doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.05.034.

Ana Sofía Nanni, Sean Sloan, T. Mitchell Aide, Jordan Graesser, David Edwards, and Ricardo Grau (2018) "The neotropical reforestation hotspots: A biophysical and socioeconomic typology of contemporary forest expansion." Global Environmental Change, 54, doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.12.001

Jordan Graesser, Navin Ramankutty, and Oliver T. Coomes (2018) "Increasing expansion of large-scale crop production onto deforested land in sub-Andean South America." Environmental Research Letters, 13, 084021, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aad5bf.

Michael J. Lathuillière, Michael T. Coe, Andrea Castanho, Mark S. Johnson, and Jordan Graesser (2018) "Evaluating Water Use for Agricultural Intensification in Southern Amazonia Using the Water Footprint Sustainability Assessment." Water, 10(4):349, doi:10.3390/w10040349.

Jordan Graesser and Navin Ramankutty (2017) "Detection of cropland field parcels from Landsat imagery." Remote Sensing of Environment, 201:165–180, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.08.027.

Higo J. Dalmagro, Mark S. Johnson, Carlo R. Musis, Michael J. Lathuillière, Jordan Graesser, Osvaldo B.P. Junior, and Eduardo G. Couto (2017) "Spatial patterns of DOC concentration and DOM optical properties in a Brazilian tropical river-wetland system." Journal of Geophysical Research, 122(8):1883-1902, doi:10.1002/2017JG003797.

Navin Ramankutty & Jordan Graesser (2017) "Latin American oil palm follows an unfamiliar route to avoid deforestation." Environmental Research Letters, 12(4):041001.

Jordan Graesser, T. Mitchell Aide, H. Ricardo Grau and Navin Ramakutty (2015) "Cropland/pastureland dynamics and the slowdown of deforestation in Latin America." Environmental Research Letters, 10(3):034017, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/3/034017.

Jordan Long, Darrell Napton, Chandra Giri and Jordan Graesser (2014) "A mapping and monitoring assessment of the Philippines’ mangrove forests from 1990 to 2010." Journal of Coastal Research, 30(2):260–271, doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00057.1.

Derek Azar, Ryan Engstrom, Jordan Graesser, and Joshua Comenetz (2013) "Generation of Fine-Scale Population Layers Using Multi-Resolution Satellite Imagery and Geospatial Data." Remote Sensing of Environment, 130(15):219–232, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.11.022.

Jordan Graesser, Anil Cheriyadat, Ranga Raju Vatsavai, Varun Chandola, Jordan Long, and Eddie Bright (2012) "Image based characterization of formal and informal neighborhoods in an urban landscape." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5(4):1164–1176, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2012.2190383.

Darrell Napton and Jordan Graesser (2011) "Agricultural land change in the northwestern Corn Belt: 1972-2007." Geo-Carpathica Anul XI, 11:65–81, link.

Derek Azar, Jordan Graesser, Ryan Engstrom, Joshua Comenetz, Robert M. Leddy Jr., Nancy G. Schechtman, and Theresa Andrews (2010) "Spatial refinement of census population distribution using remotely sensed estimates of impervious surfaces in Haiti." International Journal of Remote Sensing, 31(21):5635–5655, doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.496799.


"Commodity crops and frontier agricultural dynamics in central South America" Global Land Project Open Science Meeting | Bern, Switzerland, April 2019.

"Harmonized Landsat-Sentinel 2 Time Series & Land Surface Phenology" Landsat Science Team Meeting | Sioux Falls, USA, July 2017.

"Urban context from space: Utilizing satellite imagery to extract urban information" The World Bank | Washington, DC, USA, July 2017.

"The changing scale of agriculture in Latin America" Landsat Science Team Meeting | Boston, USA, Jan. 2017.

"The role of agricultural scale in cropland changes across South America" Global Land Project Open Science Meeting | Beijing, China, Oct. 2016.

"Regional cropland field parcel estimates across South America" The European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium | Prague, Czech Republic, June 2016.

"The agricultural transformation in South America" Annual Association of American Geographers | Chicago, USA, 2015.

"Characterization of formal and informal neighborhoods in an urban landscape" Annual Association of American Geographers | New York City, USA, 2012.

"Population modeling using high-resolution imagery neighborhood statistics" Annual Association of American Geographers | Seattle, USA, 2011.

"Sub-national Population estimates using remotely sensed imagery" United Nations | New York City, USA, 2010.

"Population estimates in Pakistan: A study of land cover and population change" Annual Association of American Geographers | Washington, D.C., USA, 2010.

"Mapping impervious surfaces in Haiti using Landsat ETM+ imagery" Annual Association of American Geographers | Las Vegas, USA, 2009.

"The impact of ethanol on land cover and land use in the Western Corn Belt" Annual Association of American Geographers | Boston, USA, 2008.


Participant on "Can enhancing diversity help scale up agriculture's benefits to people and the environment?" The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Pursuit | Annapolis, USA, Nov. 2019.

Participant on "Land use/cover change in the tropical Andes during the 21st century" | Quito, Ecuador, Sept. 2017.

Participant on "Assessing the Potential Influence of Zero-deforestation Corporate Supply Chain Commitments on Tropical Land Cover" The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Pursuit | Annapolis, USA, Nov. 2016.

Participant on "Reforestation hotspots across Latin America" NSF-funded Research Coordination Network PARTNERS (People and Reforestation in the Tropics) | San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb. 2015.

Led a workshop on "Open source remote sensing" at The George Washington University, Department of Geography | Washington, D.C., USA

Co-led a workshop on "Semi-automated algorithms to classify high-resolution satellite imagery" at The World Bank | Washington, D.C., USA

Peer review

Ecological Economics | Environmental Research Letters | Global Change Biology | IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing | IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing | Journal of Land Use Science | Landscape and Urban Planning | Nature Scientific Reports | Nature Sustainability | One Earth | Remote Sensing of Environment