Kyle Cavanaugh (Homepage)

Institute for Computational Earth System Science
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106


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I am studying the spatiotemporal variability of giant kelp biomass and production across multiple scales of observation. My research combines satellite and aerial remote sensing with detailed field measurements to scale up local observations to larger areas and longer times. The spatiotemporal variability we measure with our multi-scaled observations will then be linked to press and pulse environmental drivers which also operate across a spectrum of scales (wave action, SST, nutrients, predation, bottom sedimentation, etc.). My project relies heavily on detailed field sampling of giant kelp biomass, frond density, and NPP conducted by the SBC LTER. In addition, the information management resources provided by the SBC LTER will allow me to archive the data products extracted from my extensive time series of satellite and aerial data.

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