Research Physical Scientist, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA GSFC Dr. Lola Fatoyinbo studies forest ecology and ecosystem structure at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Fatoyinbo’s current research focus is the fusion of optical, Synthetic Aperture Radar and lidar data to quantify forest structure, biomass, extent and degradation. Dr. Fatoyinbo has carried out extensive field and remote sensing research in tropical forest ecosystems of continental Africa, Madagascar and Latin America. She received her Bachelors in Biology in 2003 and her PhD in Environmental Sciences in 2008 from the University of Virginia. She then completed a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow within the Radar Science and Engineering Section at the Caltech - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where her primary research focus was on using interferometric SAR data to quantify tropical forest extent, height and biomass through the development of radar-lidar fusion algorithms. Dr Fatoyinbo is now a research physical scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Biospheric Sciences Laboratory.