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 relationships modeling.




  • 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.