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Matt Fladeland
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Matthew Fladeland

MS: 245-5
Education: M.S., School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2001
Yale University, New Haven, CT
  B.A., Department of Biology, 1997
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

Professional Experience:  
2005-Present Manager, Airborne Science Program Office
NASA Ames Research Center
2002-2005 Research Scientist
Ecosystem Science and Technology Branch
NASA Ames Research Center
2004-2005 Special Assistant to Center Director
NASA Ames Research Center
2001-2002 NASA Headquarters, Office of Earth Science, Washington, DC 20546

Program Analyst – Presidential Management Intern
•  Principal investigator for the Carbon Management National Application
•  Assist with FY 2004 Budget formulation and FY 2002 performance evaluation
•  Liaise with the State Department, USAID and NIMA on international projects
1999-2001 Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511

Teaching Fellow
•  Assisted graduate students with ArcView 3.x GIS software and extensions.
•  Assisted undergraduates on the analytic applications of GIS to common scenarios at larger scales of natural resource management.
•  Worked with the instructor to secure additional funding from the administration to modernize GIS facilities at the School
1998-2001 Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511

Forest Ecology Research Assistant

•  Inventory, map and analyze long-term ecological experimental plots.
•  Model forest regeneration and growth in boreal, temperate and tropical forest ecosystems.
•  Test software for Delta-T Devices (UK) to calibrate image and sensor measurements of light resources under forests of different composition and successional state

Cambodian Genocide Program, New Haven, CT 06511

Geographic Research Specialist
•  Maintain & update a GIS of investigative materials on suspected human rights violations in Cambodia between 1975-1979.
•  Advise Program Director on documentation, analysis and presentation of geographic datasets for purposes of UN sanctioned Cambodian war crimes tribunal.
• Created an internet map server to allow distribution of maps and summaries to legal experts.

1997-1998 USDA – Agricultural Research Service, Mandan, ND 58554

Biological Technician
•  Maintained and sampled four long-term agricultural experiments.
•  Processed and analyzed raw data for publications and conference presentations.
•  Consulted on information technology resources and applications.

Awards & Accomplishments:
  • NASA Office of Earth Science Award
  • 2001-2003
  • Presidential Management Intern, NASA Headquarters
  • 2000-2001
  • Chair, Conference Committee, Trans-Boundary Protected Areas: The Viability of Regional
  • Conservation Strategies , International Society of Tropical Foresters, Yale Chapter
  • 2000
  • Conference presenter, Source materials on the Cambodian Genocide , Yale University
  • 2000
  • Student Representative, Curriculum Committee, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • 1998-2001
  • Board Member, International Society of Tropical Foresters, Yale chapter
  • 1999-2000
  • Board Member, Yale Forestry Club
  • 1999-2000
  • Secretary & Treasurer, Society of American Foresters, Yale University chapter
  • 1999-2001
  • Research Assistant, Forest Ecology, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • 1998-2000
    Yale University Teaching Fellow:

    •  Geographical Information Systems (School of Environmental Studies, 1998)
    •  Introduction to Environmental Studies (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1999-2001)
    •  Technical Module on Spatial Statistics (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2000)

  • NSF Research Fellow in Molecular Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 1995
  • Award for Research on Community Development in India, Center for Research on a New Economic Order, Madras, India
  • 1994
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, Chicago
  • 1993-1997
  • Gustavus Adolphus College Partners in Scholarship recipient for research

  • Selected Publications:
    Potter, C., S. Klooster, V. Genovese, S. Hiatt, M. Fladeland, and P. Gross. 2005. Past Impacts and Future Scenarios of Climate on Ecosystem Carbon Balance for the Western United States. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, CA.
    Hiatt, S., C. Potter, S. Klooster, V. Genovese, P. Gross, and M. Fladeland. 2005. Methane Emissions from Natural Wetlands in the United States: Satellite-Derived Estimation based on Ecosystem Carbon Cycling. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 5-9, San Francisco, CA.
    Fladeland, M., R. Dobosy, T. Takahashi, and D. Sullivan. 2005. A Suborbital Observation System for Measuring Carbon Flux over Land and Water. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Infotech@Aerospace , Sept. 26-29, Arlington, VA.
    Fladeland, M., C. Potter, V. Brooks-Genovese, S. Klooster, and S. Hiatt. 2004. CASA -CQUEST: Decision support tools and data analysis for ecosystem carbon management in the United States. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec. 13-17, San Francisco, CA.
    Birk, R. J., T. Stanley, G. I. Snyder, T. A. Hennig, and M. Fladeland. 2003. Commerical imagery for use in government-sponsored Earth Science and mapping programs, Remote Sensing of Environment , 88(1-2): 3-16.
    Fladeland, M., M. S. Ashton, and X. Lee. 2003. Landscape variations in understory PAR for a mixed deciduous forest in New England , USA , Agricultural and Forest Meteorology . 118: 137-141.
    Goodale, U., A. Lanfer, M. Stern, C. Margoluis, A. Lanfer, and M. Fladeland. 2003. Trans-boundary protected areas: The viability of regional conservation strategies, Journal of Sustainable Forestry , 17: 1-2.
    Sheffner, E., and M. Fladeland. 2002. Towards a Carbon Management Regime. Earth Observer Magazine, 11(8): 22-25


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