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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Environmental Sciences H-index 79 Citations 41,824 179 World Ranking 351 National Ranking 186

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Awards & Achievements

2019 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Statistics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Remote sensing

John R. Townshend mainly focuses on Remote sensing, Land cover, Vegetation, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Advanced very-high-resolution radiometer. The various areas that John R. Townshend examines in his Remote sensing study include Data set and Moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer. His research investigates the link between Land cover and topics such as Biosphere that cross with problems in Estimation theory and Leaf area index.

His Vegetation research incorporates elements of Decision tree, Algorithm, Multispectral Scanner and Climatology. His work carried out in the field of Normalized Difference Vegetation Index brings together such families of science as Cartography, Scale and Image resolution. His research integrates issues of Mixture model, Agricultural land, Tropics and Ecosystem in his study of Advanced very-high-resolution radiometer.

His most cited work include:

  • High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change (4897 citations)
  • Global land cover classification at 1 km spatial resolution using a classification tree approach (1718 citations)
  • Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems (1359 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Remote sensing, Land cover, Vegetation, Remote sensing and Advanced very-high-resolution radiometer are his primary areas of study. He has researched Remote sensing in several fields, including Image resolution, Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer. His Land cover study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Pixel, Radiometry and Scale.

While the research belongs to areas of Radiometry, John R. Townshend spends his time largely on the problem of Data set, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Data processing. His work is dedicated to discovering how Vegetation, Multispectral Scanner are connected with Cartography and Thematic Mapper and other disciplines. His studies in Remote sensing integrate themes in fields like Forestry and Global change.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Remote sensing (62.05%)
  • Land cover (37.95%)
  • Vegetation (20.54%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2011-2021)?

  • Remote sensing (62.05%)
  • Land cover (37.95%)
  • Forest cover (7.59%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

John R. Townshend mainly investigates Remote sensing, Land cover, Forest cover, Physical geography and Vegetation. His Remote sensing research includes themes of Image resolution and Global change. John R. Townshend interconnects Sampling, Change detection, Sample and Scale in the investigation of issues within Land cover.

His Physical geography research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Size frequency, Forest landscape and Vegetation cover. His Vegetation research includes elements of Training set, Environmental change, Spectroradiometer, Protected area and Moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer. His study in the field of Forest transition also crosses realms of High resolution.

Between 2011 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change (4897 citations)
  • Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems (1359 citations)
  • Global land change from 1982 to 2016. (424 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Statistics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning

His scientific interests lie mostly in Remote sensing, Land cover, Change detection, Land use and Spectroradiometer. His Remote sensing research integrates issues from Image resolution and Land cover change detection. His research investigates the connection with Land cover and areas like Scale which intersect with concerns in Categorical variable, Propagation of uncertainty and Pixel.

His Change detection study also includes fields such as

  • Thematic map, Range and Cartography most often made with reference to Urban area,
  • Reference data and related Terrain and Cover. The concepts of his Land use study are interwoven with issues in Impervious surface, Climate change, Physical geography and Temperate climate. His Spectroradiometer research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Surface water, Bidirectional reflectance distribution function, Vegetation, Biome and Terrestrial ecosystem.

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Top Publications

High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change

M.C. Hansen;P.V. Potapov;R. Moore;M. Hancher.
Science (2013)

7075 Citations

Global land cover classification at 1 km spatial resolution using a classification tree approach

M. C. Hansen;R. S. Defries;J. R. G. Townshend;R. Sohlberg.
International Journal of Remote Sensing (2000)

2132 Citations

An assessment of support vector machines for land cover classification

C. Huang;L. S. Davis;J. R. G. Townshend.
International Journal of Remote Sensing (2002)

1714 Citations

Habitat fragmentation and its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems

Nick M. Haddad;Lars A. Brudvig;Jean Clobert;Kendi F. Davies.
Science Advances (2015)

1606 Citations

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS): land remote sensing for global change research

C.O. Justice;E. Vermote;J.R.G. Townshend;R. Defries.
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (1998)

1545 Citations

African land-cover classification using satellite data.

Compton J. Tucker;John R.G. Townshend;Thomas E. Goff.
Science (1985)

1476 Citations

Analysis of the phenology of global vegetation using meteorological satellite data

C. O. Justice;J. R. G. Townshend;B. N. Holben;C. J. Tucker.
International Journal of Remote Sensing (1985)

1371 Citations

An overview of MODIS Land data processing and product status

C.O Justice;J.R.G Townshend;E.F Vermote;E Masuoka.
Remote Sensing of Environment (2002)

1270 Citations

NDVI-derived land cover classifications at a global scale

R. S. Defries;J. R. G. Townshend.
International Journal of Remote Sensing (1994)

1126 Citations

Global Percent Tree Cover at a Spatial Resolution of 500 Meters: First Results of the MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields Algorithm

M. C. Hansen;R. S. DeFries;J. R. G. Townshend;M. Carroll.
Earth Interactions (2003)

1061 Citations

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