Alemu Gonsamo, Research Associate

Alemu Gonsamo

Home Campus:
U of T St. George

University of Helsinki, Finland (2010)

Other Degrees:
M. Sc. Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2006)
B. Sc. Debub University, Ethiopia (2002)

Contact Information:

Phone: +1 416 946 7715
Office: Room 5027A (100 St. George)

Personal Website:

Research Interests:

  • Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Science
  • Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modelling
  • Biosphere responses to climate change

Selected Publications:

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Gonsamo A., J.M. Chen & Y. W. Ooi (2018). Peak season plant activity shift towards spring is reflected by increasing carbon uptake by extra-tropical ecosystems. Global Change Biology, in press.

Gonsamo A.P. D’Odorico, J. M. Chen, C. Wu & N. Buchmann (2017). Changes in vegetation phenology are not reflected in atmospheric CO2 and13C/12C seasonality. Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.13646.

Gonsamo A., J.M. Chen, S.T.Colombo, M.T. Ter-Mikaelian & J. Chen (2017). Global change induced biomass growth offsets carbon releases through increased forest fire and respiration of the central Canadian boreal forest. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 112, 1275–1293.

Gonsamo A. & J.M. Chen (2016).  Circumpolar vegetation dynamics product for global change study. Remote Sensing of Environment, 182, 13–26.

Gonsamo A., J.M. Chen & D. Lambardozzi (2016). Global vegetation productivity response to climatic oscillations during the satellite era. Global Change Biology, 22, 3414–3426.

Gonsamo A., J.M. Chen, D.T. Shindell & G.P. Asner (2016).Coherence among the Northern Hemisphere land, cryosphere, and ocean responses to natural variability and anthropogenic forcing during the satellite era. Earth System Dynamics, 7, 717-734.

Research Clusters:
Climate Processes and Climate and Carbon Cycle Modelling, Earth-Surface Processes and Hydrology, Nature, Society and Environmental Change