John Clark


At Carnegie, John coordinates international, inter-institutional collaboration, technology transfer, and capacity building related to forest monitoring and forest carbon assessment for REDD (Reducing Emissions from Degradation and Forest Degradation).

He leads the technical development of CLASlite, an automated forest mapping tool, and its associated capacity building program, providing training and technical support to over 170 governments, NGO's, and academic institutions in the Andes-Amazon region of South America.

John also manages the technical development and capacity building for REDDlite, an integrated approach to forest carbon monitoring, leveraging satellite imagery and airborne LiDAR mapping.

With the launch of Carnegie's new Airborne Taxonomic Mapping System (AToMS), John coordinates international data acquisition campaigns for the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (CAO) in the western Amazon Basin.