Yinan He is an environmental geographer and interdisciplinary scholar specializing in the application of signal information science, remote sensing and geospatial science in natural environment management at broad scales. He joined the California Heartbeat Initiative team as a postdoctoral fellow, with a focus on freshwater resources and ecological and hydrological change detection. Yinan’s expertise is focused on utilizing multi-sensor remote sensing (e.g., LiDAR, high-spatial-resolution, and hyperspectral data), spatial analysis/modeling, and innovative techniques (e.g., GEOBIA and machine learning) to understand the human-environment interaction between the geographic phenomena and dynamic patterns presented in our landscape. Yinan is committed to increasing our understanding of the environmental disturbances (i.e., plant disease, wildfire and human activity) in forest ecosystems through remote sensing technology. In addition, Yinan is also interested in using remote sensing and GIS for a greater understanding of wetland functional assessment (i.e., hydrology, water quality, and habitat).