Exploring ecosystem function at multiple scales

Welcome to the Gamon Lab website

The Gamon Lab uses remote sensing to study plant biodiversity and function, including the “breathing of the planet” – the exchanges of carbon and water vapor between the biosphere and the atmosphere.  Dr. John Gamon is a professor and director of the Nebraska Earth Observatory (NEO), the airborne research program within CALMIT at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

“I welcome inquiries from applicants interested in ecology (ecophysiology, ecosystems ecology, ecosystem modeling and biodiversity), remote sensing, informatics and cyberinfrastructure. Current opportunities exist for undergraduate students, graduate students and technical staff (see below).  Please complete an online application (see above).” 


Transition from taiga to tundra, Hudson Bay lowlands

Evaluating growing season length and productivity across the ABoVE Domain

Uses novel satellite indices and a ground sensor network to examine terrestrial ecosystem responses to a changing climate (NASA ABoVE Program)

Nebraska Earth Observatory (NEO) – Advanced remote sensing of vegetation function and diversity. Forest (red) by the Niobrara River (blue), Nebraska, USA

Nebraska Earth Observatory (NEO)

Advanced remote sensing of vegetation function and diversity, with a particular focus on early detection of stress. Forest (red) by the Niobrara River (blue), Nebraska, USA. Fundede by McIntire-Stennis (USDA).

Photoproxy image of Nebraska SIF

PhotoProxy (Nebraska)

(Collaborative Research, Jülich, Germany, & European Space Agency)

Common garden vineyard research

Adapting to climate change

Common-garden study of hot-climate wine grape varieties grown under limited water conditions in volcanic soil, Shasta County, California. (self-funded)

Optical assessment of photosynthesis

Optical assessment of photosynthesis

Remotely sensed indicators of dynamic photosynthetic processes (various funding sources)

SpecNet logo


SpecNet (Spectral Network) is an international network of cooperating investigators and sites linking optical measurements with flux sampling for the purpose of improving our understanding of the controls on these fluxes.(Non-profit collaboration)

Student Opportunities

Research Opportunities

Positions available for motivated technicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students

Research opportunities are available (University of Nebraska - Lincoln). Duties vary with topic and level of experience & training. Applicants should apply via this website. Direct inquiries will not be accepted.