Jing M. Chen is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is also the Editor-in-Chief, Remote Sensing of Environment. He holds B.Sc. in 1982 from Nanjing Institute of Meteorology in China, and Ph.D. in 1986 from Reading University in the United Kingdom. His major research interests include (1) remote sensing of vegetation structure, function and traits, and (2) quantifying carbon and water cycles of terrestrial ecosystems. He has published over 310 papers in refereed journals, which are cited over 12500 times in the scientific literature (Web of Science).