NTSG Personnel

Nima Madani

Research Scientist



  • PhD of Systems Ecology- University of Montana, USA
  • MA of Environmental Planning and Management- University of Tehran, Iran
  • BA of Natural Resource Engineering-Environment- University of Allame Mohades Noori, Iran

Research Interests

  • Terrestrial carbon cycle modeling.
  • Remote sensing and Geographical Information System data production and processing.
  • Species-habitat relationship modeling.




  • Madani, N., J.S. Kimball, A. P. Ballantyne, D. L.R. Affleck, P. M. van Bodegom, P. B. Reich, J.Kattge, A. Sala, M. Nazeri, M. O. Jones, M. Zhao, S. W. Running. (2018). Future global productivity will be affected by plant trait response to climate. Scientific Reports, 18.
  • Madani, N., J. S. Kimball, S.W. Running, (2017). Improving Global Gross Primary Productivity Estimates by Computing Optimum Light Use Efficiencies using Flux Tower Data. J of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 122.
  • Madani, N., J. S. Kimball, L. A. Jones, N. C. Parazoo, K. Guan, (2017). Global Analysis of Bioclimatic Controls on Ecosystem Productivity Using Satellite Observations of Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence. Remote Sensing. 9 (530).
  • M. Fonseca, L. Anderson, E. Arai, Y. Shimabukuro, H. Xaud, M. Xaud, N. Madani, F. Wagner, L. Aragão. (2017). Climatic and anthropogenic drivers of northern Amazon fires during the 2015/2016 El Niño event. Ecological Applications.1628. 
  • Jones, L. A.; Kimball;, J. S.; Reichle, R. H.; Madani, N.; Glassy, J.; Ardizzone, J.; Colliander, A.; Cleverly, J.; Desai, A. R.; Eamus, D.; Eugenie Euskirchen, L. H.; Macfarlane, C.; Scott, R. (2017). The SMAP Level 4 Carbon Product for Monitoring Ecosystem Land-Atmosphere CO2 Exchange. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sens.
  • Madani, N., J. S. Kimball, D. L. R. Affleck, J. Kattge, J. Graham, P. M. van Bodegom, P. B. Reich, and S. W. Running (2014). Improving ecosystem productivity modeling through spatially explicit estimation of optimal light use efficiency, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosciences119 (9).
  • Madani, N., Kimball, J., Nazeri, N., Kumar, L. Affleck, D. L. R (2016). Remote sensing derived fire frequency, soil moisture and ecosystem productivity explain regional movements in emu over Australia. PlosOne, 11, 1-11.
  • Nazeri, M., Madani, N., Kumar, L., Salman Mahiny, A., & Kiabi, B. H. (2015). A geo-statistical approach to model Asiatic cheetah, onager, gazelle and wild sheep shared niche and distribution in Turan biosphere reserve-Iran. Ecological Informatics, 29, 25–32.
  • Nazeri, M., Jusoff, K., Madani, N., Mahmud, A. R., Bahman, A. R., & Kumar, L. (2012). Predictive Modeling and Mapping of Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) Distribution Using Maximum Entropy. PLoS ONE, 7(10).
  • Nazeri, M., Jusoff, K., Rani, B., Madani, N. 2010. Modeling the potential distribution of wildlife species in the Tropics. World Journal of Zoology. 5, 225-231.