Roshanak Darvish (Darvishzadeh)

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1997 …2024

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Roshanak Darvishzadeh is a senior Associate Professor (ius promovendi) in the Department of Natural Resources (NRS), Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. Her research interests lie in quantitative remote sensing for mapping and modelling dynamics of plants' ecophysiological traits to understand and explain the complexity and interactions within terrestrial ecosystems. Her research includes analysing remote sensing data from various platforms and scales for assessing vegetation dynamics, health, disease, and abiotic and biotic stress factors with applications in agricultural and natural ecosystems. She has a keen interest and considerable experience in capacity-building activities in the majority world. Dr Darvish has more than 25 years of experience in leading and carrying out international research projects, with the most recent ones including RS4EBV, S2Vegetation, NEXTGEOSS, RS4forestEBV, GeoSafe, PRIME, Globdiversity, e-Shape, EO4diversity, EO4cerealstress, and NexusWatch. She is a member of several national and international professional associations and an associate editor for the European Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Remote Sensing, and the Journal of Frontiers in Earth Science. Besides education, research activities, mentoring and supervision of MSc and PhD students, Dr Darvish is actively working toward fostering equal opportunities for women in academia, particularly in Earth observation science through the EO4ALL initiative. She co-chairs the sounding board group of associate professors in the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH), which strives to improve the status of women from all backgrounds and advocates for an inclusive and safe academic environment.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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