Professor and Chairperson
Cowley Hall 2027
Ph.D., Indiana State University, 1998.
M.A., Indiana University, 1991.
B.A., Indiana University, 1989.
Conservation of Global Environments
GEO/ESC 345: Remote Sensing of the Environment
GEO/ESC 445: Advanced Remote Sensing
Satellite Remote Sensing
Upper Mississippi River System Environments
Environmental Change Assessment
Climate Change and Synoptic Climatology
Aerial assessment of the 2001
Mississippi River flood event for the La Crosse area.
Satellite analysis of natural
habitat loss due to urban sprawl in the greater La Crosse area.
Upper Mississippi River floodplain vegetation identification and mapping using IKONOS satellite imagery. This research was done with the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, U.S. Geological Survey, in La Crosse, WI.
Evaluation of the potential expansion of an exotic cordgrass species (Spartina alterniflora) in Willapa Bay of Washington state using a GIS model and remote sensing techniques.
Satellite analysis of the South Pacific Cloud Band and related extra-tropical cyclone activity.
Geography Student Research:
Charles Davidson. Land
cover/land use evaluation using satellite imagery.
Scott Leis. An NDVI study of
the vegetation in south central Alaska.
Gregory Manke. La Crosse
area land cover classification.
Mark Niedzwieki. A study of
deforestation in the Amazon using satellite imagery.
Jason Clark. A
satellite-based assessment of natural habitat loss due to urban sprawl
in central wisconsin.
Joey Weber. Evaluating thirteen
years of land cuse change in the Onalaska metropolitan region using
aerial photographs and satellite images.
Jonathan Hoekenga. Assessing forest cover change (deforestation
reforestation) in the Amazon region of Para, Brazil, from 1984 to 1994.
Brenda Verthein. The derivation and application of a Fourier-based algorithm to correct for line corruption on Landsat satellite imagery.
GEO/ESC 345 and 445:
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
NASA's Earth Observing System
USGS EROS Data Center
Remote Sensing Data
Federal Geographic Data Committee Metadata
American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
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