Dr. Joshua Fisher

Dr. Joshua Fisher

Associate Professor
Schmid College of Science and Technology; Environmental Science
Office Location: Keck Center for Science and Engineering 225
Scholarly Works:
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University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Science
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.


Dr. Joshua B. Fisher is a Climate Scientist focusing on terrestrial ecosystems, water, carbon, and nutrient cycling using a combination of remote sensing, supercomputer models, and field campaigns from the Amazon to the Arctic. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UC Berkeley and his postdoctoral work from the University of Oxford. Dr. Fisher was a NASA Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for over a decade and the founding Science Lead for the ECOSTRESS mission on the International Space Station. Dr. Fisher is now the Science Lead for Hydrosat and Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Chapman University. With over 200 publications, Dr. Fisher has been named one of the world’s “most influential” researchers, in the top 0.1% of scientists with papers in the top 1% by citations for the past 5 years in a row.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Doughty, C.E., Keany, J., Wiebe, B.C., Rey-Sanchez, C., Carter, K.R., Middleby, K.B., Cheesman, A.W., Goulden, M.L., da Rocha, H.R., Miller, S.D., Malhi, Y., Fauset, S., Gloor, E., Slot, M., Oliveras Menor, I.M., Crous, K.Y., Goldsmith, G.R., Fisher, J.B., 2023. Tropical forests are approaching critical temperature thresholds. Nature 621: 105-111. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06391-z