Henebry rejoins Editorial Board of BioScience

October 11, 2023

Geoff HenebryEarlier this summer, Professor Geoff Henebry, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations at Michigan State University, was invited to join the editorial board of BioScience, the journal of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), published by Oxford University Press. While Henebry is beginning a new term in this role, he is not new to the publication. He previously served on the editorial board for over 15 years, starting in 2003. Henebry had stepped down from this role after arriving at MSU in 2018.

"What I admire about BioScience is the accessibility of the articles. They provide high-level introductions to the current state of knowledge in various aspects of the living world."

A peer-reviewed monthly journal, BioScience has presented readers with timely and authoritative overviews of current research in biology, accompanied by essays and discussion sections on education, public policy, history, and the conceptual underpinnings of the biological sciences since 1964. The heavily cited journal enjoys a highly respectable 5-year impact factor of 10.8, as indexed by Journal Citation Reports, an annual publication by Clarivate that provides information about academic journals in the natural and social sciences.

Henebry's research interests are broad, but the dominant theme is using remote sensing and geospatial technologies to study how humans influence—directly and indirectly—planetary surface dynamics, by means of quantitative analysis and modeling of land surface phenology and land cover/land use change. He currently serves as a member of two NASA Science Teams—Land Cover Land Use Change (LCLUC) and Biological Diversity and Ecological Conservation (BDEC). Henebry also serves as an Associate Editor of Remote Sensing of Environment (since 2018) and is a member of three other editorial boards, including the International Journal of Biometeorology (since 2012), Landscape Ecology (since 2007), and Science of Remote Sensing (since 2019).