Numata, Izaya

Assistant Research Professor
Office Phone Number: 
605-688-4776
Email: 
Izaya.Numata@sdstate.edu
Education: 
B.S. Agriculture Engineering, Universidade de Sao Paulo/ESALQ, Brazil
M.S. Remote Sensing, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE - Brazilian Space Agency)
Ph.D. Geography, University of California Santa Barbara

Izaya Numata is an assistant research professor at GSCE. His research interests are in monitoring, characterizing and evaluating land-cover and land-use (LCLU) dynamics and human-environmental interactions that cause LCLU change. His primary concern is to understand interchangeable relationships between human activity and the environment that drive LCLU change. His research approach includes intensive use of remote sensing for biophysical and chemical characterization of land surfaces (land covers and land uses), monitoring its change, and the integration of different sources of data through GIS for the analysis of processes and consequences of LCLU change at different spatial and temporal scales. His research includes characterization/monitoring of forest degradation (deforestation, forest fire, logging and forest fragmentation), pasture degradation and carbon dynamics associated with human and climate impacts. His current research project focuses on vulnerability and responses of fragmented forests in southern Amazonia.

 

Last modified: 
Sep 30, 2016