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Dr. Mike Palace, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Palace is an environmental scientist focusing on the terrestrial carbon cycle, vegetation dynamics, landscape ecology, and snow characterization using field measurements, remote sensing, and geospatial science. His research ranges from field studies of vegetation structure to the use of satellite imagery in an effort to predict disease, understand forest dynamics, and find and interpret past human settlement patterns. At UNH, he is the coordinator for the Environmental Science interdisciplinary undergraduate major, and presently leads the Graduate Geospatial Science Certificate Program. Dr. Palace is or has been a Principal Investigator on ten major remote sensing projects, seven completed and three active. His research has received external funding from NASA, NSF, USAID, USDA, USGS, and DOD. He is actively developing an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) center and have deployed UAS systems for five different field projects around the globe. As a previous affiliate faculty at the University of Brasilia, he has aided and hosted visiting Brazilian PhD students. Dr. Palace is a former TEDx speaker, where his talks focused on the creative aspects of science the interdisciplinary aspects of scientific studies. At UNH, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in geospatial science, remote sensing, environmental science, and tropical ecology. Dr. Palace has been active member in the scientific community, leading sessions at conferences, reviewing papers for multiple journals, and serving on review panels for NASA, NSF, and DOE. He has also served on NASA Data Review Panels and DOE planning campaigns. Production of electronic music and audio field recording, as a semi-professional, is a focus and his creative outlet. Dr. Palace has numerous albums under the pseudonym “horchata” and has made many field recordings during trips to Amazonia and other locations. Recently, he has been using modified image sensors to track the body movements of dancers in real-time and in three dimensions, while converting the data to sound and music.