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Vanessa Brooks Genovese
Vanessa Brooks Genovese

MS: 242-4
650-604-2164
vanessa@gaia.arc.nasa.gov


Education: B.A. Environmental Studies - Emphasis in Conservation Biology, 1996
Universityof California, Santa Cruz

Professional Experience:  
2001-Present Research Scientist and Adjunct Faculty, California State University, Monterey Bay at NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1996-2001 Research Scientist, Johnson Controls World Services at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1990-1994 Office Assistant, The Compton Foundation


Research Experience: At NASA Ames I have been involved in the development of the spatial databases required to run the NASA-CASA model. The NASA-CASA model is an ecosystem process model which estimates carbon and nitrogen fluxes. This requires knowledge and experience of GIS and image processing systems in addition to familiarity with the software and datasets. My research experience over the past 10 years has included working on a variety of projects exploring trace gas fluxes from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to the Central Valley of California. More recently over the past few years I have been involved in developing an interface for a decision support tool using ArcIMS to give other researchers and foresters access to our modeled data. I have extensive experience programming and developing spatial modeling tools.


Publications:  

Potter, C., S. Klooster, R. Nemani, V. Genovese, S. Hiatt, M. Fladeland, and P. Gross. 2006. Estimating Carbon Budgets for U.S. Ecosystems. Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union , 87(8), 85-96.

Potter, C., S. Klooster, S. Hiatt, M. Fladeland, V. Genovese, and P. Gross. 2006. Satellite-derived estimates of potential carbon sequestration though afforestation of agricultural lands in the United States. Climatic Change (In Press).

Potter, C., S. Klooster, S. Hiatt, M. Fladeland, V. Genovese, and P. Gross. 2006. Methane emissions from natural wetlands in the United States: Satellite-derived estimation based on ecosystem carbon cycling. Global Biogeochemical Cycles (In Press).

Potter, C., S. Klooster, P. Tan, M. Steinbach, V. Kumar, and V. Genovese. 2005. Variability in terrestrial carbon sinks over two decades: Part III: South America, Africa, and Asia. Earth Interactions , Vol. 9, Paper 29.

Potter, C., S. Klooster, P. Tan, M. Steinbach, V. Kumar, and V. Genovese. 2005. Variability in terrestrial carbon sinks over two decades: Part 2 – Eurasia. Global and Planetary Change , 49, 177-186.

Potter, C., P. Tan, V. Kumar, C. Kucharik, S. Klooster, V. Genovese, W. Cohen, and S. Healey. 2005. Recent history of large-scale ecosystem disturbances in North America derived from the AVHRR satellite record. Ecosystems , 8(7), 808.

Potter, C. S., P. Zhang, S. Klooster, V. Genovese, S. Shekhar, and V. Kumar. 2004. Understanding controls on historical river discharge in the world's largest drainage basins. Earth Interactions, Vol. 8, Paper 2.

Potter, C., S. Klooster, R. B. Myneni, and V. Genovese. 2004. Terrestrial carbon sinks predicted from MODIS satellite data and ecosystem modeling. Earth Observer, 16(2), 15-20.

Potter, C., S. Klooster, P. Tan, M. Steinbach, V. Kumar, and V. Genovese. 2003. Variability in terrestrial carbon sinks over two decades: Part 1 - North America. Earth Interactions , Vol. 7, Paper 12.

Potter, C., S. Klooster, R. Myneni, V. Genovese, P. Tan, and V. Kumar. 2003. Continental scale comparisons of terrestrial carbon sinks estimated from satellite data and ecosystem modeling 1982-98. Global and Planetary Change , 39, 201-213.

Potter, C., P. Tan, M. Steinbach, S. Klooster, V. Kumar, R. Myneni , and V. Genovese. 2003. Major disturbance events in terrestrial ecosystems detected using global satellite data sets. Global Change Biology , 9 (7), 1005-1021.

Potter, C., S. Klooster, V. Genovese, and R. B. Myneni. 2003. Satellite data help predict terrestrial carbon sinks. Eos Transactions AGU, 84(46), 502-508.

Potter, C. S., V. Brooks-Genovese, S. A. Klooster, and A. Torregrosa. 2002. Biomass burning emissions of reactive gases estimated from satellite data analysis and ecosystem modeling for the Brazilian Amazon region. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, 10.1029/2000JD000250.

Potter, C. S., S. Klooster, C. R. de Carvalho, V. Brooks Genovese, A. Torregrosa, J. Dungan, M. Bobo, and J. Coughlan. May 27, 2001. Modeling seasonal and interannual variability in ecosystem carbon cycling for the Brazilian Amazon region. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 106, No. D10, 10,423-10,446.

Potter, C. S., V. Brooks Genovese, S. A. Klooster, M. Bobo, and A. Torregrosa. Biomass burning losses of carbon estimated from ecosystem modeling and satellite data analysis for the Brazilian Amazon region. 2001. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 35(10), 1773-1781.

Potter, C. S., J. C. Coughlan , and V. Brooks. Nov. 27, 1999. Investigations of BOREAS spatial data in support of regional ecosystem modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research , Vol. 104, No. D22, 27,771-27,788.

Potter, C. S., S. Klooster , and V. Brooks. 1999. Interannual variability in terrestrial net primary production: Exploration of trends and controls on regional to global scales. Ecosystems , Vol. 2, 36-48.

Nepstad, D. C., A. Veríssimo, A. Alencar, C. Nobre, E. Lima, P. Lefebvre, P. Schlesinger, C. Potter, P. Moutinho, E. Mendoza, M. Cochrane, and V. Brooks. 1999. Large-scale impoverishment of Amazonian forests by logging and fire. Nature, 398: 505-508.

Potter, C. S., and V. Brooks. 1998. Global analysis of empirical relationships between annual climate and seasonality of NDVI. International Journal of Remote Sensing , Vol. 19, No. 15, 2921-2948.

Potter, C. S., E.A. Davidson, S. A. Klooster , D. C. Nepstad, G. H. de Negreiros, and V. Brooks. 1998. Regional application of an ecosystem production model for studies of biogeochemistry in Brazilian Amazonia. Global Change Biology , Vol. 4, 315-333.

Potter, C. S., S. A. Klooster , and V. Brooks. 1997. Interannual variability in terrestrial net primary production: Exploration of trends and controls on regional to global scales. NASA Workshop on Interannual Biosphere-Atmosphere Variability , March 24-26, 1997 , Tucson , AZ. Global Change Biology , Special Issue.

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