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My work centers around understanding, measuring and mapping hazard and change processes in the boreal and Arctic landscapes using remote sensing from satellite and aircraft platforms. Most of my research deals with wildfire in Alaska and more widely the North American boreal forest. The northern regions are undergoing rapid change. My goal is to contribute to better informed decisions about how to live in and use the natural resources they provide.

I hold a PhD in geophysics with concentration in remote sensing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and a German Diplom in physics from the University of Heidelberg. Between the two degrees, I my career took me to France and the UK in a variety of roles, including teaching in the public secondary school system and operational engineering support in the software industry. Currently, I am the a postdoctoral fellow with the Alaska EPSCoR Fire and Ice project at UAF. I lead the processing of aerial hyperspectral data to investigate wildfire fuels and burn scars. I have also experience teaching at the college level and enjoy public speaking.

Please feel free to download my academic CV .

You can reach me via email to cwaigl [at] alaska.edu