Jack Hastings

John (Jack) Hastings

Research Topic

Remote Sensing and Modeling of Temperate Forested Ecosystems

Jack’s research interests include using remote sensing platforms to study New England temperate forested ecosystems, and how remote sensing data products can be incorporated into regional modeling efforts. He is especially interested in thinking about how forest canopy architecture influences landscape-scale processes.

Previous Awards and Activities

NH Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellow, 2019
NH Agriculture Experiment Station Summer Graduate Fellow, 2018
UNH Graduate School Travel Grant, 2018

Selected Presentations and Publications


  • Hastings, J.H.; Ollinger, S.V.; Ouimette, A.P.; Sanders-DeMott, R.; Palace, M.W.; Ducey, M.J.; Sullivan, F.B.; Basler, D.; Orwig, D.A. Tree Species Traits Determine the Success of LiDAR-Based Crown Mapping in a Mixed Temperate Forest. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 309. doi.org/10.3390/rs12020309

Selected Presentations

  • 2020. Hastings, J. Tree Species Traits Determine the Success of LiDAR-based Crown Mapping at the Harvard Forest Megaplot. Harvard Forest LTER Ecology Symposium. Remote meeting, 22 September (Oral)
  • 2019. Ouimette, A., Ollinger, S.V., Sanders-Demott, R., Zhou, Z., Hastings, J., Baillargeon, K. Does Diversity in Species Specific Leaf Traits and Resource Use Promote Stability of Forest Ecosystem Carbon and Water Fluxes? American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA., 9-13 December (Poster)
  • 2019. Hastings, J., Ollinger, S.V., Sullivan, F., Ouimette A., Palace, M., Basler, D., Using Airborne Hyperspectral and LiDAR Remote Sensing to Map Tree Species Distribution at Harvard Forest, Massachusetts, USA. Harvard Forest LTER Ecology Symposium, Petersham, MA., 19 March (Poster)
  • 2019. Ollinger, S.V., Baillargeon, K., Hastings, J., Ouimette, A., Sanders-DeMott, R., Sullivan, F., Palace, M., Xiao, J. 2019 Patterns and Processes of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Forests. Poster Presentation at the NSF Macrosystems Biology Spring Meeting, Boulder, CO., 15-17 May. (Poster)
  • 2018. Hastings, J., Sullivan, F., Ollinger, S.V., Ouimette, A., Palace, M.W. Using Aircraft Remote Sensing to Map Tree Species Distribution at Harvard Forest, Massachusetts, USA. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., 10-14 December (Poster)

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  • M.S. Natural Resources, University of New Hampshire, 2019
  • B.S. Maga Cum Laude, Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire, 2016

Professional Positions

  • Research Intern, Appalachian Mountain Club, 2017
  • Research Technician, Terrestrial Ecosystems Analysis Lab, UNH, 2015-2017
  • Engineering Aide, NH DOT, 2014