Research Staff

Tina A. Cormier, M.S.

Research Assistant
Woods Hole Research Center
149 Woods Hole Road
Falmouth, MA 02540-1644

Ms. Cormier uses remote sensing and GIS to model species’ responses to changes in environmental conditions, such as climate change. She also develops materials for and conducts capacity building workshops in developing countries across the tropics and uses the materials to teach participants how to combine field measurements with remotely sensed data in order to monitor carbon in their forests. Before joining the Center, she worked on spatial-statistical modeling of vernal pool locations in Massachusetts, as well as regional evapotranspiration estimation and land cover classification in central Nevada. Ms. Cormier received her H.B.A. in Environmental Science from Saint Anselm College and her M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of New Hampshire.


Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH: May 2001
Degree: Honors Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science
Thesis Title: “The Upland-Wetland Connection: Multiple Habitat Use by the Wood Turtle, Clemmys insculpta, at Saint Anselm College 100 Acres Reserve.”
Certificate: Spanish Language Studies

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH: December 2007
Degree: Master of Science, Natural Resources
Thesis Title: “Statistical and Cartographic Modeling of Vernal Pool Locations: Incorporating the Spatial Component into Ecological Modeling”

Professional Experience

  • June 2009 – Present: Research Assistant III, Woods Hole Research Center
  • March 2007 – May 2009: Remote Sensing Data Analyst, Parsons
  • September 2006 – May 2007: Independent GIS Consultant

Research Interests

Forest Ecology and Structure, Remote Sensing, GIS, Spatial Modeling, Data Fusion

Achievements and Awards

  • Awarded first place in the “Analytical” category for the poster entitled: Object-Oriented, Biome-Level Classification of Land Cover in Eastern Nevada: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Nevada State GIS Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2008).
  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence in Environmental Science, Saint Anselm College (2001).
  • Inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma (2000).
  • Inducted into Chi Zeta Chapter of Beta Beta Beta (National Biological Honor Society) (1999).
Tina Cormier