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Research interests

Remote sensing, Radiative transfer in vegetation canopies, Hyperspectral remote sensing, Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Optical and infrared field spectroscopy, Quantification of vegetation structure, Radiative transfer theory, Theory of spectral invariants, Forest reflectance models, Photochemical Refelctance index and sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence, Advanced machine learning in remote sensing

Education/Academic qualification

Physical sciences, Doctorate, University of Tartu

1 Sep 20001 Dec 2004

External positions

Academy of Finland Research Fellow

1 Sep 201631 Dec 2018

Academy of Finland Research Fellow

1 Sep 201331 Aug 2016

Postdoctoral researcher

1 Jan 201031 Aug 2013

title of docent, University of Helsinki

12 Nov 2009 → …

Postdoctoral researcher

1 Jul 200931 Dec 2009

postdoctoral researcher, short contracts, total 6 months

1 Jan 200731 Dec 2008

Senior Research Associate, Tartu Observatory

1 Aug 200630 Jun 2009

Postdoctoral researcher

1 Jun 200531 Jul 2006

Research fellow, Tartu Observatory

1 Jun 200431 May 2005

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canopy Earth & Environmental Sciences
reflectance Earth & Environmental Sciences
boreal forest Earth & Environmental Sciences
leaf area index Earth & Environmental Sciences
boreal forests Agriculture & Biology
Remote sensing Engineering & Materials Science
Radiative transfer Engineering & Materials Science
radiative transfer Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

A Relationship Between Blue and Near-IR Global Spectral Reflectance and the Response of Global Average Reflectance to Change in Cloud Cover Observed From EPIC

Wen, G., Marshak, A., Song, W., Knyazikhin, Y., Mõttus, M. & Wu, D., 18 Jul 2019, In : Earth and Space Science. 6, 8, p. 1416-1429 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
spectral reflectance
cloud cover
near infrared

Combining Deep Learning Methods for Retrieval of Forest Biomass & Structure

Molinier, M., Astola, H. & Mõttus, M., 16 May 2019, ESA Living Planet Symposium 2019. Milano: European Space Agency ESA

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsScientific

artificial intelligence
aboveground biomass
1 Citation (Scopus)

Diurnal Changes in Leaf Photochemical Reflectance Index in Two Evergreen Forest Canopies

Mõttus, M., Aragão, L., Bäck, J., Hernández-Clemente, R., Maeda, E. E. & Markiet, V., Jul 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 12, 7, p. 2236-2243

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
evergreen forest
forest canopy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Early Diagnosis of Vegetation Health From High-Resolution Hyperspectral and Thermal Imagery: Lessons Learned From Empirical Relationships and Radiative Transfer Modelling

Hernández-Clemente, R., Hornero, A., Mottus, M., Penuelas, J., González-Dugo, V., Jiménez, J. C., Suárez, L., Alonso, L. & Zarco-Tejada, P. J., 15 Sep 2019, In : Current Forestry Reports. 5, 3, p. 169-183 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
early diagnosis
radiative transfer
1 Citation (Scopus)

Simulating solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence in a boreal forest stand reconstructed from terrestrial laser scanning measurements

Liu, W., Atherton, J., Mõttus, M., Gastellu-Etchegorry, J. P., Malenovský, Z., Raumonen, P., Åkerblom, M., Mäkipää, R. & Porcar-Castell, A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 232, 111274.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
boreal forests
forest stands
boreal forest