Sprintsin Michael Samuilovich
Sprintsin Michael Samuilovich, born 8 November, 1971. Graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Geography and Environmental Development in the city of Beersheba, Israel, with MSc in Geography (2003). Received PhD dissertation in Environmental Physics, studying the assessment of vegetation status in semi-arid region by remote sensing methods at The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2008). Postdoc Research Fellow for the University of Toronto (2008-2010), Agricultural Research Organization – Volcani Center (2010-2012). GIS & Remote Sensing Program Manager for the Department of Forest Information and Management at the Forestry Division of the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, KKL) in the town of Eshtaol, Israel. The research activities over the last years focuses on three complementary areas with space borne remote sensing techniques (active and passive) as the common link: 1. The analysis of the hydrological functioning of semi-arid and sub-humid environments (i. e. open desert areas, planted forest and agricultural fields); 2. The estimation of biophysical variables in forest and agricultural ecosystems (i. e. stand density, canopy height, leaf area index and foliage clumping index) and 3. The quantification of the terrestrial carbon cycle by implementing spatially explicit remote sensing driven process-based model for estimating terrestrial productivity on various spatial and temporal scales. Participated in several national and international research projects.
Total Scopus citations – 500; Scopus Hirsh Index – 9.