Maury Estes has supported the NASA Earth Science office as a contractor since 1987 in the management of science and education programs as well as Earth Science research. In education and capacity building, Maury has worked with colleges and universities to enhance research capabilities and with students to develop research skills. His research interests involve the use of NASA remote sensing data products in a range of areas including LCLU change impacts on coastal processes, watershed modeling, horseshoe crab population studies, marine ecosystem health and biodiversity and urban heat islands.
Maury teaches both undergraduate and graduate Hydrology classes at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and has made contributions to several books including “Changing Global Perspectives on Horseshoe Crab Biology, Conservation and Management” published by Springer in 2015. His current activities include supporting a portfolio of projects focused on the marine environment for the Ecological Forecasting Program and developing unique remote sensing products for water quality modeling applications.
Maury earned a B.S. from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree from Georgia Tech and a Ph.D. in the Biological and Environmental Sciences at Alabama A&M University.