Skip to side navigation Skip to content
The California State University


  • Bonilla-Moheno, M., D. Redo, T.M. Aide and M. Clark. 2013. Differences in vegetation change among land tenure regimes in Mexico: a country-wide analysis. Land Use Policy, 30: 355-364.

  • Clark, M. 2012. Identification of Canopy Species in Tropical Forests Using Hyperspectral Data. In Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation, edited by P.S. Thenkabail, J.G. Lyon and A. Huete. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Francis & Taylor.

  • Sánchez-Cuervo, A.M., T.M. Aide, M. Clark and A. Etter. 2012. Land cover change in Colombia: surprising forest recovery trends between 2001 and 2010. PLoS ONE 7: e43943.

  • Clark, M., D. Redo and T.M. Aide. 2012. The relative importance of socio-economic and environmental variables in explaining land change in Bolivia, 2001-2010. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102: 778-807.

  • Redo, D., H.R. Grau, T.M. Aide and M. Clark. 2012. Asymmetric forest transition related to the interaction of socio-economic development and forest type in Central America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: 8839–8844.

  • Redo, D., T.M. Aide, M. Clark and M.J. Andrade-Núñez. 2012. The impact of internal and external policies on land change in Uruguay, 2001 to 2009. Environmental Conservation 39: 122-131.

  • López-Carr, D., J. Davis, M. Jankowsk, L. Grant, A.C. López-Carr and M. Clark. 2012. Space versus place in complex human-natural systems: Spatial and multi-level models of tropical land use and cover change (LUCC) in Guatemala. Ecological Modeling 229: 64-75.

  • Izquierdo, A. and M. Clark. 2012. Spatial analysis of conservation priorities based on ecosystem services in the Atlantic Forest region of Misiones, Argentina. Forests 3: 764-786.

  • Clark, M. and D.A. Roberts. 2012. Species-level differences in hyperspectral metrics among tropical rainforest trees as determined by a tree-based classifier. Remote Sensing 4: 1820-1855.

  • Bonilla-Moheno, M., T.M. Aide and M. Clark. 2012. The influence of socioeconomic, environmental, and demographic factors on municipality-scale land-use/land-cover change in Mexico. Regional Environmental Change 12: 543-557.

  • Redo, D., T.M. Aide and M. Clark. 2012. Vegetation change in Brazil’s dryland ecoregions and the relationship to crop production and environmental factors: Cerrado, Caatinga and Mato Grosso, 2001-2009. Journal of Land Use Science.

  • Aide, T.M., M. Clark, H.R. Grau, D. López-Carr, M. Levy, D. Redo, M. Bonilla-Moheno, G. Riner, M. Andrade-Núñez and M. Muñiz. 2012. The deforestation and reforestation of Latin America and the Caribbean (2001-2010). Biotropica.

  • Clark, M., T.M. Aide and G. Riner. 2012. Land change for all municipalities in Latin America and the Caribbean assessed from 250-m MODIS imagery (2001-2010). Remote Sensing of Environment 126: 84-103.

  • Clark, M. and T.M. Aide. 2011. Virtual Interpretation of Earth Web-Interface Tool (VIEW-IT) for collecting land-use/land-cover reference data. Remote Sensing 3: 601-620.

  • Clark, M., D.A. Roberts, J.J. Ewel and D. Clark. 2011. Estimation of tropical rain forest aboveground biomass with small-footprint lidar and hyperspectral sensors. Remote Sensing of Environment 115: 2931-2942.

  • Clark, M., T.M. Aide and G. Riner. 2010. A scalable approach to mapping annual land-cover at 250 m using MODIS time-series data: A case study in the Dry Chaco ecoregion of South America. Remote Sensing of Environment 114: 2816-2832.

  • Helmer, E., T. Kennaway, D. Pedreros, M. Clark, L. Tieszen, R. Ruzycki, H. Marcano, S. Schill and C. Carrington. 2008. Land cover and forest formation distributions for St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Grenada and Barbados from decision tree classification of cloud-cleared satellite imagery. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 175–198.

  • Clark, M., D.A. Roberts and D. Clark. 2005. Hyperspectral discrimination of tropical rain forest tree species at leaf to crown scales. Remote Sensing of Environment 96: 375-398.

  • Clark, D.B., J. Reed, M. Clark, A. Murillo Cruz, M. Fallas Dotti and D.A. Clark. 2004. Application of 1-m and 4-m resolution satellite data to studies of tree demography, stand structure and land-use classification in tropical rain forest landscapes. Ecological Applications 14: 61–74.

  • Clark, M., R. Powell, N. Matzke, C. de Souza, I. Numata, L. Hess and D.A. Roberts. 2004. Sources of error in accuracy assessment of thematic land-cover maps in the Brazilian Amazon. Remote Sensing of Environment 90: 221-234.

  • Clark, M., D. Clark and D.A. Roberts. 2004. Small-footprint lidar estimation of sub-canopy elevation and tree height in a tropical rain forest landscape. Remote Sensing of Environment 91: 68-89.

return to top

Educational Background

  • 2005 – Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (Geography)

  • 1998 – Masters of Science, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Ecosystem Analysis and Conservation)

  • 1993 – Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, CA (Environmental Science)

  • 1993 – Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, CA (Integrative Biology)

return to top


  • The impact of economic globalization on human demography, land use, and natural systems in Latin America and Caribbean

  • Spectral and temporal discrimination of vegetation cover across California with simulated HyspIRI imagery

return to top

Positions & Honors

  • 2012 – Editorial Board member, Remote Sensing of Environment (Elsevier)

return to top

Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Aide, T – University of Puerto Rico

  • Grau, H – Universidad de Tucuman, Argentina

  • Roberts, D – University of California, Santa Barbara

return to top