Alemu Gonsamo Gosa, PhD

Research Associate

Prof. Jing M. Chen’s Lab

Department of Geography and Planning,

University of Toronto

100 St. George St., Room 5027 A,

Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G3

Tel: +1 416 946 7715,

Fax: +1 416 946 3886,


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Ø  PhD, 2010. Remote Sensing, Department of Geography, University of Helsinki, Finland

Ø  M. Sc., 2006. Geo-Information Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Ø  B. Sc., 2002. Forestry, Wondo Genet College of Forestry, Debub University, Ethiopia  

Work Experience:

Ø  Research Associate: University of Toronto, Department of Geography (2017-present)

Ø  Postdoctoral fellow: University of Toronto, Department of Geography (2010-2017)

Ø  Adjunct professor: International Institute of Earth System Science, Nanjing University (2014-2016)

Ø  CAS presidential fellow (2015-present)

Ø  NSFC International Young Scientist Fellow (2014-2015)

Ø  Postdoctoral fellow: University of Helsinki, Department of Geography (2010)

Ø  Teaching (Remote sensing and GIS): University of Helsinki, Department of Geography (2007 - 2009)

Ø  Developing remote sensing image catalogue for Wageningen University (CGIRSC) (2006)

Ø  Analysis and modeling forestry and wildlife data using GIS for the Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge’s Comprehensive Conservation Plan, Central Louisiana Refuge Complex, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (2006)

Ø  Undergraduate academic coordinator: Department of Plant Sciences, Alemaya University, Ethiopia, (2003-2004)

Ø  Teaching and research: Graduate Assistant I & II, Alemaya University, Ethiopia, (2002-2004)

Welcome to Alemu’s website (updated November, 2017)


1.    Remote sensing and Geoscience

Earth observation, Geoinformation science/system, Imaging spectroscopy, Optical field instruments for land surface biogeophysical and biogeochemical variable measurements, Radiative transfer modelling of photon-vegetation interactions, Remote sensing of land surface phenology and land cover change, Remote sensing of biogeophysical and biogeochemical variables of land surface

2.    Global change and terrestrial carbon cycle

Biosphere response to recent climate changes, Biosphere-atmosphere interactions with special focus on terrestrial carbon fluxes, Process-based terrestrial carbon budget modelling, Measurement and retrieval of carbon fluxes from Eddy Covariance techniques, Land surface phenology, Carbon uptake phenology

3.    Others

Biometeorology, Forestry, Vegetated land surface, Computer programming, Statistics


1. Nature Climate Change

2. Global Change Biology

3. Remote Sensing of Environment

4. Journal of Geophysical Research

5. Geophysical Research Letters

6. Environmental Research Letters

7. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

8. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing letters

9. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

10. Landscape Ecology

11. International Journal of Remote Sensing

12. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

13. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

14. Applied Optics

15. Forest Ecology and Management

16. Ecological Applications

17. Ecological Informatics

18. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology

19. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

20. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

21. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture

22. Silva Fennica

23. Remote sensing

24. Trees - Structure and Function

25. Journal of Vegetation Science


27. Scientific Reports (Nature)




Ø  BiodivERsA– Pan-European call on biodiversity and ecosystem services,

      FP7, European Commission

Ø  Research Foundation Flanders, Belgium

Ø  NASA Carbon Monitoring System

Ø  STEREO III (Support to the exploitation and Research in Earth Observation), Belgian  Science Policy Office, Belgium


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Ø  Editorial board member for Frontiers in ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Ø   Founder and manager of Remote Sensing of Vegetation online community:

 more than 10000 members


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