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Pieter Beck

Pieter Beck is an ecologist who specializes in the remote sensing and modelling of vegetation. He studies the effects that climate and disturbance have on the seasonality, distribution, and growth of forests. His work relies heavily on Earth Observation, from satellites as well as aircraft, harnessing the ever-broader information streams they provide, from the level of individual plants to the entire globe. Pieter holds a doctoral degree from the University of Tromsø, Norway, and worked at the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts prior to joining the European Commission in 2013.

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