Stoker, Jason

Ph.D. Geospatial Science & Engineering
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Mr Stoker is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr David Roy. Jason is currently also a Physical Scientist at USGS EROS, where he leads the Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) research and development activities.  Jason’s current research focuses on the use of LIDAR remote sensing to extract vertical information for bare earth, vegetation and structures nationwide. His concentrations include LIDAR remote sensing systems and applications research (including utilizing ground-based LIDAR systems), and data fusion of LIDAR remote sensing with other passive optical sensors for improved target characterization. The goal of Jason’s Ph.D. research is to evaluate the effectiveness of spatial aggregation of LIDAR with Web-enabled Landsat Data (WELD) to quantify vertical features at the regional to national scale. Jason hopes this research will help provide the building blocks for the operational development of a National LIDAR Dataset.

Jason has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University (1997), and an M.S. in Geospatial Science from the Department of Forestry, Colorado State University (2002). His thesis was entitled: “Identifying individual tree characteristics using small-footprint multiple-return Lidar”. From 1999-2002 he also worked at the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Fort Collins, where he conducted research on fire history, fire ecology and fire behavior in the ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir systems in the Colorado Front Range.

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Oct 04, 2016