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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Eileen H. Helmer

Research Ecologist
USDA FS - RMRS, 240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: 970-498-2644
Fax: 970-498-1212
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Curriculum vitae (45 KB MSWORD)

Current Research

  • Tree successional dynamics and diversity across landscapes reforesting after large-scale clearing
  • Estimating productivity and structure of Amazonian secondary tropical forests with Landsat image time series
  • Present and future tropical ecological zones 

Research Interests

  • USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis Program in the Caribbean 
  • Forest inventory to study the dynamics and diversity of tropical forest trees across landscapes
  • Characterization of tropical forest types, age, structure and change with satellite imagery 



Professional Organizations

  • American Geophysical Union, Member (2004 - Current)
  • Association For Tropical Biology And Conservation, Member (2000 - Current)
  • Ecological Society of America, Member (1997 - Current)

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Research Highlights


Mapping avian habitat characteristics using cloud-cleared satellite image mosaics

Forest age, vertical structure, disturbance For studies of wintering habitat for the endangered Kirtland's Warbler, scientists from the Forest S ...


New Study Leads the Way to Detailed Mapping of Tropical Rain Forest Types

Tropical tree communities mapped for Trinidad and Tobago with satellite imagery


Last updated on : 11/24/2014