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Chris Justice
Professor & Department Chairman, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland

Contact Information:
Phone: (301) 405-1600

Chris Justice received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, in 1977. In 2001 he became a Professor and Research Director of Geography at the University of Maryland, and in 2010, became the Department Chair (to the renamed Department of Geographical Sciences). Currently, Dr. Justice is a Program Scientist for NASA's Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program. He is a member of the NASA Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Science Team and is responsible for the MODIS Fire Product. Justice is Co-Chair of the NASA LANCE User Working Group and a member of the NASA Suomi-NPP VIIRS Science Team. He is Co-Chair of the international GOFC/GOLD-Fire Implementation Team, a project of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS). Dr. Justice is a member of USAID's Central Africa Regional Project for the Environment Program and is the Global Implementation Lead for the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring Task. Most recently, he became the Co-Director for the Center for Global Agricultural Monitoring Research. Dr. Justice's current research is on land cover and land use change, the extent and impacts of global fire, global agricultural monitoring, and their associated information technology and decision support systems.

Research Area:
• Global Change Research
• Land Use and Land Cover Change
• Satellite-based Agricultural Monitoring
• Satellite-based Fire Monitoring
• Terrestrial Observing Systems/Remote Sensing