Mr. Thomas Stone is an environmental geologist who uses remote-sensing technology to map vegetation and to determine rates of land use change. He uses satellite imagery and GIS data to determine the rates of deforestation in Siberia, Amazonia, Panama, and in the northeastern US. The results of this work assist in the determination of biotic contributions to the global climate change problem and provide information for land use planning.
Before joining Woodwell Climate Research Center, Mr. Stone held a research position in remote sensing at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. He holds a master’s degree in earth sciences from Dartmouth College.