Barrett Kirsten, born 25 June, 1978 in the city of Cambridge, Middlesex County, the state of Massachusetts, United States. Graduated from Bard College at Simon's Rock, with BSc in Environmental Studies (cum laude), in the town of Great Barrington, Berkshire County, the state of Massachusetts, United States (1998). BSc thesis: «Three cases of PCB contamination». University at Albany - State University of New York, with MSc in Geography and Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis, in the city of Albany, Albany county, the state of New York, United States (2003). MSc thesis: «A historical study of biomass burning events and hot pixel data in Acre, Brazil». Clark University, Graduate School of Geography, with PhD in Geography, in the city of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States (2008). PhD dissertation: «Carbon accumulation and storage in the Amazonian Ecosystems». Professional Experience: Associate Professor in Remote Sensing & GIS for the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, College of Science and Engineering, School of Geography Geology & the Environment, University of Leicester, in the city of Leicester, Leicestershire county, England, United Kingdom (2013 to present); Research Landscape Ecologist for the U. S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center, in the city of Anchorage, the state of Alaska, United States (2012–2013); Postdoctoral Researcher for the U. S. Geological Survey Alaska Science Center, in the city of Anchorage, the state of Alaska, United States (2008–2012); Visiting Instructor for the Mount Holyoke College, in the town of South Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States (2007–2008); Research Fellow for the Unites States Environmental Protection Agency – EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship Program, Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States (2005–2007); Research Assistant for the Graduate School of Geography, Clark University, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States (2003–2005); Researcher for the Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) in Forestry at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in the city of Laxenburg, Austria (2005). Research grants: Dr. Kirsten Barrett (65%) Wildfire disturbance-recovery dynamics in Southern Siberia (02.01.2017 – 01.01.2020), funded by the National Environment Research Council (NERC) (NE/N009495/1), Sum awarded: £378701. Article reviewer for: «Can. J. For. Res.», «Can. J. Rem. Sens.», «Ecol. Appl.», «Ecosphere», «Environ. Res. Lett.», «Int. J. Wildland Fire», «J. Disaster Res.», «Rem. Sens. Environ.». Research interests in the combination of remotely sensed imagery and field data to examine landscape-scale effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbances, and the associated consequences for global climate change. Current research focuses on wildfire disturbance in high northern latitude ecosystems. Fire-driven changes in ecosystem structure and function feedback to the global climate system primary through changes in carbon cycling and albedo. Concerned with characterizing fire severity in the boreal forest and tundra using a combination of remotely sensed imagery and non-spectral data. Of particular interest are disturbance interactions and how increases in wildfire activity and severity are likely to affect vegetation composition in the boreal forests of western North America and the pan-boreal region. Author and co-author of more than 50 scientific publications.
Total Google Scholar citations – 237
Google Scholar Hirsh index – 7
Papers in Scopus – 11.
Total Scopus citations – 163; Scopus Hirsh index – 5.
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 96;
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 6.