BS, MA, PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
"My interest in Geography began when I took a course in geographic information systems (GIS) during my last year of my undergraduate education. It was during that semester I realized the impressive power of geographic data in helping to address human and environmental problems we are challenged to address. We can use geographic information in the form of statistics and maps to describe and identify complex connections and issues that are often lost without a spatial perspective. As an instructor, I support students in development of their geographic information skills and understanding of geographic technologies from both the technical and applied perspective.
As a native of Nebraska, my initial interest in applying remote sensing and geographic information science was in understanding how agricultural activities conserve and impact soils and other aspects of the natural environment. I continue to integrate understanding in land use and management using advances in imagery and computing technology. My most recent research focuses on techniques for measuring vegetation health changes using high temporal resolution imagery collected using UAVs."
Environmental Applications of Geography
GIS and Remote Sensing