Liza Arianne Goldberg

Liza Arianne Goldberg

  • STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT
  • 301.614.6670
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
  • Brief Bio

    Liza Goldberg is a biospheric researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and a first-year student at Stanford University. She began her research at NASA at age 14, and employs remote sensing to monitor global mangrove ecosystem vulnerability. Liza also leads Cloud to Classroom, an education initiative with Google Earth to bring satellite analysis to K-12 classrooms worldwide. Liza is a National Geographic Young Explorer, and her research has been recognized in films by Google Inc., NowThis, and NBC, as well as publications in the Washington Post, Scholastic Science World, and Google’s The Keyword.

    Research Interests

    Cloud-Based Data Analysis

    AI for Earth Observation

    Coastal Ecology

    Teaching Experience

    February 2021- “Introduction to CS for Climate Analysis,” Stanford University CS106S Class

    October 2020- “Big Data for Global Environmental Change Analysis,” University of Vermont Introduction to GIS Class

    November 2019- “Introduction to Applications of Google Earth Engine,” Columbia University, New York, NY

    October 2019- “Coastal Systems,” University of Maryland Department of Geography, College Park, MD

    November 2018- “Mapping Global Mangrove Loss Extent and its Drivers 2000-2016,” University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Education

    B.S. Candidate: Class of 2024, Stanford University

    Major: Computer Science, Concentration in Artificial Intellegence

    Minor: Earth Systems, Concentration in Human Environmental Interactions

    Professional Societies

    American Geophysical Union, 2017 - Present

    Professional Service

    Peer reviewer, Global Change Biology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, and International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation with an emphasis on climate and human impacts on tropical and wetland ecosystems

    Awards

    2020 National Geographic Young Explorer

    2019 Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting Best Oral Presentation Award

    2018 Baltimore Orioles Birdland Hero Award

    2018 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting Best Student Poster Award

    2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Student Travel Grant

    Other Professional Information

    NBC Bay Area: “She Interned for NASA at 14: Now This Stanford Student is Helping the World Better See and Understand Climate Change” https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/climate-in-crisis/stanford-student-helps-young-people-better-see-understand-climate-change/2463744/ 

    Stanford News: “Stanford Student Teams Up with NASA, Google to Help Teach Climate Change” news.stanford.edu/today/2020/12/31/stanford-student-teams-nasa-google-teach-climate-change/ 

    National Geographic Education Blog: “#GenGeo: Introducing our Spring 2020 National Geographic Young Explorers” https://blog.education.nationalgeographic.org/2020/07/14/gengeo-introducing-our-spring-2020-national-geographic-young-explorers/ 

    Washington Post: “Mangrove Loss Has Fallen Dramatically, but the Forests Are Still in Danger” https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/mangrove-forest-loss-protection/2020/09/11/e722652a-d694-11ea-9c3b-dfc394c03988_story.html

    NASA Press Release: “NASA Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss” https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/nasa-study-maps-the-roots-of-global-mangrove-loss 

    UMD ESSIC Press Release: “Goldberg Speaks on Mangrove Loss in the Washington Post” http://www.essic.umd.edu/joom2/index.php/comassetsystemmenuessicasmakes/embargo/50-news/news-highlights/3043-goldberg-speaks-on-mangrove-loss-in-the-washington-post

    UMD ESSIC Press Release: “ESSIC’s Liza Goldberg Uses National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to Bring Satellite Imagery into Classrooms” http://essic.umd.edu/joom2/index.php/research-tasks/themes/68-news/featured-at-essic/3029-essics-liza-goldberg-uses-national-geographic-young-explorers-grant-to-bring-satellite-imagery-into-classrooms 

    NowThis documentary: “This High Schooler Maps Climate Change at NASA” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huBbvcd1ujc

    Capital Emmy-Winning Google Earth documentary: “How a 17-year-old NASA Intern Uses Google Earth Engine to Track Climate Change” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iji45DonXjw&feature=youtu.be 

    Washington Post, “At age 16, a Maryland Student is Working with NASA on a Serious Project” https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/a-maryland-student-goes-out-of-this-world-to-find-the-roots-of-a-problem/2017/12/31/6224ed08-ec03-11e7-b698-91d4e35920a3_story.html?utm_term=.7d69c6b51f7e 

    Scholastic Science World, “Mapping Mangroves: A Teen Draws Attention to the Threats Facing One of Nature’s Most Important Ecosystems” https://scienceworld.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/100818/mapping-mangroves.html

    Google Earth Engine/ Medium.com, “Mangrove Monitoring in Google Earth Engine” https://medium.com/google-earth/mangrove-monitoring-in-google-earth-engine-4d6f6be8d7fc

    SERVIR Global Program, “Dreams Become Reality for NASA High School Student” https://servirglobal.net/Global/Articles/Article/2675/dreams-become-reality-for-nasa-high-school-intern

    Publications

    Refereed

    Adame, M. F., R. M. Connolly, M. P. Turschwell, et al. C. E. Lovelock, T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, L. A. Goldberg, J. Holdorf, D. A. Friess, S. D. Sasmito, J. Sanderman, M. Sievers, C. Buelow, J. B. Kauffman, D. Bryan‐Brown, and C. J. Brown. 2021. "Future carbon emissions from global mangrove forest loss." Global Change Biology, gcb.15571 [10.1111/gcb.15571]

    Goldberg, L., D. Lagomasino, N. Thomas, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2020. "Global declines in human‐driven mangrove loss." Global Change Biology, 26 (10): 5844-5855 [10.1111/gcb.15275]

    Worthington, T. A., D. A. Andradi-Brown, R. Bhargava, et al. C. Buelow, P. Bunting, C. Duncan, L. Fatoyinbo, D. A. Friess, L. Goldberg, L. Hilarides, D. Lagomasino, E. Landis, K. Longley-Wood, C. E. Lovelock, N. J. Murray, S. Narayan, A. Rosenqvist, M. Sievers, M. Simard, N. Thomas, P. van Eijk, C. Zganjar, and M. Spalding. 2020. "Harnessing Big Data to Support the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests Globally." One Earth, 2 (5): 429-443 [10.1016/j.oneear.2020.04.018]

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    The Global Distribution of Human and Natural Threats to Protected Mangrove Regions

    12 / 2020

    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, virtual

    High-resolution mapping of global mangrove loss drivers

    10 / 2020

    Google’s Geo for Good Summit, virtual

    Global Carbon and Biomass Implications of Mangrove Land Use Change 2000-2016

    12 / 2019

    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

    EcoMap: A Global Dashboard of Mangrove Forest Dynamics

    9 / 2019

    Google’s Geo for Good Summit, Mountain View, CA

    Mapping the Global Drivers of Mangrove Loss and Vulnerability

    7 / 2019

    Mangroves, Microbenthos, and Management Meeting (MMM5), Singapore

    High-Resolution Mapping of Global Mangrove Loss Drivers and Vulnerability

    5 / 2019

    Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

    EcoMap: A Decision-Support Tool to Monitor Global Mangrove Vulnerability and its Drivers

    12 / 2018

    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C.

    EcoMap: An Interactive Early Warning System to Aid Global Mangrove Restoration and Policy

    10 / 2018

    ForestSAT Conference, College Park, MD

    EcoMap: An Early Warning System to Monitor Global Mangrove Vulnerability

    6 / 2018

    Google Earth Engine User Summit, Dublin, Ireland

    EcoMap: An Interactive Early Warning System to Monitor Everglades (and Global) Mangrove Vulnerability

    5 / 2018

    Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research All-Scientists Meeting

    The Electronic Coastal Monitoring and Assessment Program

    4 / 2018

    NASA Land Cover Land Use Change All-Scientists Meeting, Gaithersburg, MD

    An Interactive Decision-Making Tool To Aid Decision-Making in Global Mangrove Restoration

    12 / 2017

    American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA

    Selected Public Outreach

    Founder, Google's Cloud to Classroom Initiative 2018 - Present
    https://www.cloudtoclassroom.org

    Cloud to Classroom is a global joint initiative with Google, NASA, and National Geographic to bring satellite imagery analysis of environmental change to K-12 classrooms.

    Brief Bio

    Liza Goldberg is a biospheric researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and a first-year student at Stanford University. She began her research at NASA at age 14, and employs remote sensing to monitor global mangrove ecosystem vulnerability. Liza also leads Cloud to Classroom, an education initiative with Google Earth to bring satellite analysis to K-12 classrooms worldwide. Liza is a National Geographic Young Explorer, and her research has been recognized in films by Google Inc., NowThis, and NBC, as well as publications in the Washington Post, Scholastic Science World, and Google’s The Keyword.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Adame, M. F., R. M. Connolly, M. P. Turschwell, et al. C. E. Lovelock, T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, L. A. Goldberg, J. Holdorf, D. A. Friess, S. D. Sasmito, J. Sanderman, M. Sievers, C. Buelow, J. B. Kauffman, D. Bryan‐Brown, and C. J. Brown. 2021. "Future carbon emissions from global mangrove forest loss." Global Change Biology gcb.15571 [10.1111/gcb.15571]

    Goldberg, L., D. Lagomasino, N. Thomas, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2020. "Global declines in human‐driven mangrove loss." Global Change Biology 26 (10): 5844-5855 [10.1111/gcb.15275]

    Worthington, T. A., D. A. Andradi-Brown, R. Bhargava, et al. C. Buelow, P. Bunting, C. Duncan, L. Fatoyinbo, D. A. Friess, L. Goldberg, L. Hilarides, D. Lagomasino, E. Landis, K. Longley-Wood, C. E. Lovelock, N. J. Murray, S. Narayan, A. Rosenqvist, M. Sievers, M. Simard, N. Thomas, P. van Eijk, C. Zganjar, and M. Spalding. 2020. "Harnessing Big Data to Support the Conservation and Rehabilitation of Mangrove Forests Globally." One Earth 2 (5): 429-443 [10.1016/j.oneear.2020.04.018]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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