Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Manager, Spatial Analysis Center (2015 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Los Angeles Department of Geography (2014)
  • Graduate Student Mentorship, University of California, Los Angeles (2010)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award for Hydrology, American Geophysical Union (2009)

Professional Education


  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Geography (2015)
  • MA, University of California, Los Angeles, Geography (2011)
  • BS, University of California, Irvine, Earth System Science (2005)

2019-20 Courses


All Publications


  • Late summer frazil ice-associated algal blooms around Antarctica Geophysical Research Letters DeJong, H. B., Dunbar, R. B., Lyons, E. A. 2018: 1-8

    View details for DOI 10.1002/2017GL075472

  • LakeTime: Automated Seasonal Scene Selection for Global Lake Mapping Using Landsat ETM and OLI Remote Sensing Lyons, E. A., Sheng, Y. 2017; 10 (1): 54

    View details for DOI 10.3390/rs10010054

  • Representative lake water extent mapping at continental scales using multi-temporal Landsat-8 imagery Remote Sensing of Environment Sheng, Y., Song, C., Wang, J., Lyons, E. A., Knox, B. R., Cox, J. S., Gao, F. 2016; 185: 129–141
  • Quantifying sources of error in multitemporal multisensor lake mapping INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING Lyons, E. A., Sheng, Y., Smith, L. C., Li, J., Hinkel, K. M., Lenters, J. D., Wang, J. 2013; 34 (22): 7887-7905
  • Thermokarst Lakes on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska: Spatial and Temporal Variability in Summer Water Temperature PERMAFROST AND PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES Hinkel, K. M., Lenters, J. D., Sheng, Y., Lyons, E. A., Beck, R. A., Eisner, W. R., Maurer, E. F., Wang, J., Potter, B. L. 2012; 23 (3): 207-217

    View details for DOI 10.1002/ppp.1743

    View details for Web of Science ID 000308396400005

  • Thermokarst Lakes on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska: Geomorphic Controls on Bathymetry PERMAFROST AND PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES Hinkel, K. M., Sheng, Y., Lenters, J. D., Lyons, E. A., Beck, R. A., Eisner, W. R., Wang, J. 2012; 23 (3): 218-230

    View details for DOI 10.1002/ppp.1744

    View details for Web of Science ID 000308396400006

  • Drained thaw lake basin recovery on the western Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska using high-resolution digital elevation models and remote sensing imagery REMOTE SENSING OF ENVIRONMENT Wang, J., Sheng, Y., Hinkel, K. M., Lyons, E. A. 2012; 119: 325-336
  • Regional lake ice meltout patterns near Barrow, Alaska Polar Geography Hinkel, K. M., Lin, Z., Sheng, Y., Lyons, E. A. 2012; 35 (2): 1-18

    View details for DOI 10.1080/1088937

  • The sensitivity of CO and aerosol transport to the temporal and vertical distribution of North American boreal fire emissions ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS Chen, Y., Li, Q., Randerson, J. T., Lyons, E. A., Kahn, R. A., Nelson, D. L., Diner, D. J. 2009; 9 (17): 6559-6580
  • Changes in surface albedo after fire in boreal forest ecosystems of interior Alaska assessed using MODIS satellite observations JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-BIOGEOSCIENCES Lyons, E. A., Jin, Y., Randerson, J. T. 2008; 113 (G2)
  • The impact of boreal forest fire on climate warming SCIENCE Randerson, J. T., Liu, H., Flanner, M. G., Chambers, S. D., Jin, Y., Hess, P. G., Pfister, G., Mack, M. C., Treseder, K. K., Welp, L. R., Chapin, F. S., Harden, J. W., Goulden, M. L., Lyons, E., Neff, J. C., Schuur, E. A., Zender, C. S. 2006; 314 (5802): 1130-1132

    Abstract

    We report measurements and analysis of a boreal forest fire, integrating the effects of greenhouse gases, aerosols, black carbon deposition on snow and sea ice, and postfire changes in surface albedo. The net effect of all agents was to increase radiative forcing during the first year (34 +/- 31 Watts per square meter of burned area), but to decrease radiative forcing when averaged over an 80-year fire cycle (-2.3 +/- 2.2 Watts per square meter) because multidecadal increases in surface albedo had a larger impact than fire-emitted greenhouse gases. This result implies that future increases in boreal fire may not accelerate climate warming.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.1132075

    View details for Web of Science ID 000242045800040

    View details for PubMedID 17110574