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Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-7952
fax: (208) 885-6564

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, ID 83844-1133
Luigi Boschetti

Luigi Boschetti

Office: CNR 203E
Phone: (208) 885-6508
Email: luigi@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1133
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1133

College of Natural Resources
Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences
Associate Professor

Home Town: Brescia, Italy
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 2012

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Global Biomass
    • Burning Remote Sensing of Fire
    • Forest Monitoring
    • Carbon accounting
    • REDD+
    • Global Environmental
    • Remote Sensing Applications
    • Global Carbon Cycle
  • Biography

    Luigi Boschetti joined the faculty at University of Idaho in 2012. Previously he was with the Department of Geographical Sciences at the University of Maryland, as Associate Research Professor (2009-2012) and Assistant Research Scientist (2005-2009). He held research fellowships at the Italian national Research Council (2004-2005), at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (2002-2004), and was a visiting scientist at the Natural Resources Institute — University of Greenwich (2000-2002).

  • Selected Publications

    Boschetti, L., Roy, D.P., Justice, C.O., Humber, M., MODIS-Landsat data fusion for large area 30m burned area mapping in forest ecosystems, Remote Sensing of Environment, in press.

    Kumar, S.S., Roy, D.P., Cochrane, M.A., Souza JR, C.M., Barber, C., Boschetti, L., 2014, A quantitative study of the proximity of satellite detected active fires to roads and rivers in the Brazilian tropical moist forest biome, International Journal of Wildland Fire. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF13106.

    Smith, A.M.S., Kolden, K.A, Tinkham, W. T., Talhelm, A., Marshall, J., D., Hudak, A.T., Greenberg, J., Falkowski, M.J., Anderson, J. W., Kliskey, A., Alessa, L., Boschetti, L., Keefe, R.F. and Gosz, J.R., 2014, Remote Sensing the Vulnerability of Vegetation in Natural Terrestrial Ecosystem, Remote Sensing of Environment, 254, 322-337.

    Sparks, A.M., Boschetti, L., Tinkham, W.T., Smith, A.M.S., and Lannom, K.O.,2014, An accuracy assessment of the MTBS burned area product for shrub-steppe fires in the northern Great Basin, United States, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 24, 70-78.

    Smith, A.M.S., Tinkham, W.T., Roy, D.P., Boschetti, L., Kremens, R.L., Kumar, S.S., Sparks, A., Falkowski, M.J., 2013, Quantification of fuel moisture effects on biomass consumed derived from fire radiative energy retrievals, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 6298–6302, doi:10.1002/2013GL058232.

    Clerici, N., Weissteiner, C.J., Paracchini, M.L., Boschetti, L., and Baraldi, A., 2013, Pan-European distribution modelling of stream riparian zones based on multi-source Earth Observation data, Ecological Indicators 24, 211-223.

    Full list of publications

  • Research Projects

    Active Projects:

    April 2014 – April 2017, “Prototyping global industrial forest mapping, a Landsat spatio-temporal approach”, P.I.: Boschetti, L.. Co-Is: Keefe, R., Smith, A.M., Hudak, A.

    September 2014 – September 2017, “Maintenance of the MODIS Global Active Fire and Burned Area Products”, NASA, PI: Louis Giglio (University of Maryland), Co-Is: Boschetti (Idaho PI), Roy, Justice.

    January 2011-December 2014 "MODIS Burned Area Maintenance, Improvement and Validation", Justice C.O. (Principal Investigator), Boschetti, L. (Co- Principal Investigator), Roy, D. (Co-Principal Investigator), Giglio, L. (Co- Principal Investigator) Source of Support: NASA. Project Website: http://modis-fire.umd.edu/

    January 2011- August 2014 "MODIS-Landsat data fusion for high spatial resolution multiannual wall to wall burned area mapping of the Conterminous United States", Boschetti, L. (Principal Investigator), Roy, D. (Co-Principal Investigator), Source of Support: NASA

    January 2011-December 2015 "Sentinel 3 Science Products: a US contribution". Justice C.O. (Principal Investigator), Boschetti, L. (Co- Principal Investigator), Giglio, L. (Co- Principal Investigator), Vermote E. (Co- Principal Investigator). Source of Support: NASA

    April 2011-October 2014, “Land Cover Land Use Change Scientist Program Support.” Justice C. (Principal Investigator), Boschetti L. (Co-Principal Investigator), Vadrevu K. (Co-Principal Investigator) Source of support: NASA

    Completed projects:

    August 2009 - August 2010: Reconciliation between the MODIS Active Fires and Burned Area Products for Improved Biomass Burned and Uncertainty Estimation. Boschetti, L. (Principal Investigator), Roy, D. (Co- Principal Investigator) and Smith A.M. (Co- Principal Investigator). Source of support: NASA

    December 2007 – December 2010: A Global Burned Area ESDR, Justice, C. O. (Principal Investigator), Boschetti, L. (Co- Principal Investigator), Roy, D. (Co- Principal Investigator), Giglio, L. (Co- Principal Investigator). Source of Support: NASA

  • Outreach Projects
    GOFC-Gold Fire Implementation Team, member
    NASA MODIS Science Team, member 
    CEOS CalVal LPV Fire Focus Group, co-lead

    January 2014 - September2014, “Fire Carbon Assessment in the context of National Forest Monitoring Systems for a transparent and truthful REDD+”, Boschetti L. (Principal Investigator), Source of Support: UN FAO

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