John Gamon

John Gamon

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Title ON LEAVE - Quantitative Remote Sensing Scientist
Address 307 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege St
Lincoln Nebraska
Phone 402-472-7529
FAX 402-472.2946
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Selected Publications

Filella, I., Zhang, C., Seco, R., Potosnak, M., Guenther, A., Karl, T., Gamon, J., Pallardy, S., Gu, L., Kim, S., Balzarolo, M., Fernandez-Martinez, M., Peņuelas, J. (2018). A MODIS photochemical reflectance index (PRI) as an estimator of isoprenoid emissions in a temperate deciduous forest. Remote Sensing, 10(4).
Gamon, J., Hmimina, G. Y., Miao, G., Guan, K., Springer, K., Wang, R., Yu, R., Gholizadeh, H., Moore, R., Walter-Shea, E., Arkebauer, T., Suyker, A., Franz, T., Wardlow, B., Wedin, D. A. (2018). Imaging spectrometry and fluorometry in support of FLEX: what can we learn from multi-scale experiments. IGARSS Proceedings
Gonzalez del Castillo, E., Sanchez-Azofeifa, A., Paw-U, K. T., Gamon, J., Quesada-Avendaņo, M. (2018). Integrating proximal broad-band vegetation indices and carbon fluxes to model gross primary productivity in a tropical dry forest. Environmental Research Letters.
Schweiger, A. K., Cavender-Bares, J., Townsend, P., Hobbie, S. E., Madritch, M. D., Wang, R., Tilman, D., Gamon, J. (2018). Leaf spectral diversity explains productivity, functional and phylogenetic diversity in a grassland experiment. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 976-982.
Wang, R., Gamon, J., Schweiger, A. K., Cavender-Bares, j., Kothari, S., Townsend, P., Zygielbaum, A. (2018). Influence of species richness, evenness and composition on optical diversity: a simulation study. Remote Sensing of Environment(211), 218-228.
Williamson, S. N., Anslow, F. S., Clarke, G., Gamon, J., Jarosch, A. H., Hik, D. S. (2018). Spring warming in the southwest Yukon is not amplified by the snow albedo feedback. Nature: Scientific Reports, 8(9000).
Cavender-Bares, J., Gamon, J., Hobbie, S. E., Madritch, M. D., Meireles, J. E., Schweiger, A. K., Townsend, P. A. (2017). Harnessing plant spectra to integrate the biodiversity sciences across biological and spatial scales. American Journal of Botany, 104(7), 966-969. Online
Gholizadeh, H., Gamon, J., Zygielbaum, A., Wang, R., Schweiger, A. K., Cavender-Bares, J. (2018). Remote sensing of biodiversity: Soil correction and data dimension reduction methods improve assessment of a-diversity (species richness) in prairie ecosystems. Remote Sensing of Environment, 206, 240 - 253. Online
Gitelson, A., Gamon, J. A., Solovchenko, A. (2017). Multiple drivers of seasonal change in PRI: Implications for photosynthesis 1. Leaf level. Remote Sensing of Environment, 191, 110-116. Online
Gitelson, A., Gamon, J. A., Solovchenko, A. (2017). Multiple drivers of seasonal change in PRI: Implications for photosynthesis 2. Stand level. Remote Sensing of Environment, 190, 198-206. Online
Kothari, S., Cavender-Bares, J., Bitan, K., Verhoeven, A. S., Wang, R., Montgomery, R. A., Gamon, J. (2018). Community-wide consequences of variation in photoprotective physiology among prairie plants. Photosynthetica. Online
Springer, K. R., Wang, R., Gamon, J. (2017). Parallel seasonal patterns of photosynthesis, fluorescence, and reflectance indices in boreal trees. Remote Sensing, 9(7). Online
Wang, R., Gamon, J., Cavender-Bares, J., Townsend, P. A., Zygielbaum, A. (2017). The spatial sensitivity of the spectral diversity-biodiversity relationship: an experimental test in a prairie grassland. Ecological Applications. Online
Williamson, S. N., Hik, D. S., Gamon, J., Jarosch, A. H., Anslow, F. S., Clarke, G. K.C., Rupp, T. S. (2017). Spring and summer monthly MODIS LST is inherently biased compared to air temperature in snow covered sub-Arctic mountains. Remote Sensing of Environment, 189, 14 - 24. Online
Gamon JA, Huemmrich KF, Wong CY, Ensminger I, Garrity S, Hollinger DY, Noormets A, Penuelas J. 2016. A remotely sensed pigment index reveals photosynthetic phenology in evergreen conifers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. University of Nebraska.
Wang, R., Gamon, J., Montgomery, R. A., Townsend, P. A., Zygielbaum, A., Bitan, K., Tilman, D., Cavender-Bares, J. 2016. Seasonal variation in the NDVI-species richness relationship in a prairie grassland experiment (Cedar Creek). Remote Sensing, 8(128):15. Online
Wehlage DC, Gamon JA, Thayer D, Hildebrand DV. 2016. Interannual Variability in Dry Mixed-Grass Prairie Yield: A Comparison of MODIS, SPOT, and Field Measurements. Remote Sensing. 2016 Oct 22;8(10):872. Online
Gamon JA, Kovalchuk O, Wong CYS, Harris A, Garrity SR (2015). Monitoring seasonal and diurnal changes in photosynthetic pigments with automated PRI and NDVI sensors. Biogeosciences 12: 4149-4159. doi:10.5194/bg-12-4149-2015
Gamon, J.A. 2015. Optical sampling of the flux tower footprint. Biogeosciences 12: 4509-4523. doi:10.5194/bg-12-4509-2015
Gitelson A, Gamon JA (2015) The need for a common basis for defining light-use efficiency: implications for productivity estimation. Remote Sensing of Environment 156:196-201. Online
Gilmanov, T. G., Baker, J. M., Bernacchi, C. J., Billesbach, D. P., Burba, G. G., Castro, S., Chen, J., Eugster, W., Fischer, M. L., Gamon, J. A., Gebremedhin, M. T., Glenn, A. J., Griffis, T. J., Hatfield, J. L., Heuer, M. W., Howard, D. M., Leclerc, M. Y., Loescher, H. W., Marloie, O., Meyers, T. P., Olioso, A., Phillips, R. L., Prueger, J. H., Skinner, R. H., Suyker, A., Tenuta, M., Wylie., B. K. (2014). Productivity and Carbon Dioxide Exchange of the Leguminous Crops: Estimates from Flux Tower Measurements. Agronomy Journal, 106. Online
Williamson SN, Hik DS, Gamon JA, Kavanaugh JL, Flowers GE (2014) Estimating mean surface air temperature from MODIS Land Surface Temperature observations in a sub-Arctic alpine environment. Remote Sensing 6(2):946-963. DOI: 10.3390/rs6020946.
Gholizadeh, H., Gamon, J., Zygielbaum, A., Hmimina, G. Y., Yu, R., Moore, R. M., Helzer, C. J., Townsend, P. A., Schweiger, A. K., Cavender-Bares, J. (in press). Detecting prairie biodiversity with airborne remote sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment(221), 38-49.

SNR Program Area(s)

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science
  • Applied Ecology

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  • Remote Sensing

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Airborne Fluorescence - International Meeting and Workshop
Starting Date 9/26/2017
Principal Investigators
John Gamon
Ending Date 9/29/2017
Funding Level $4,000.00
Funding Source ARD Strategic Fund


Graduate Program(s)

Master of Arts in Geography

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences

including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology
  • Bio-Atmospheric Interactions
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences

including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology
  • Bio-Atmospheric Interactions

Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
GEOG 421 Field Techniques in Remote Sensing X X GEOG/NRES 421/821
GEOG 821 Field Techniques in Remote Sensing X X GEOG/NRES 421/821
NRES 421 Field Techniques in Remote Sensing GEOG/NRES 421/821
NRES 821 Field Techniques in Remote Sensing X X GEOG/NRES 421/821