Vogelmann, James E.

Adjunct Professor
Office Phone Number: 
605-594-6062
Email: 
vogel@usgs.gov
Research Interests: 
Botany with vegetation health monitoring emphasis

Dr. Jim Vogelmann, USGS Research Ecologist, has formal training in botany and ecology, and his current research employs satellite remote sensing to assess large area vegetation characteristics and changes. Dr. Vogelmann's research focuses on using remote sensing data and ancillary sources of geospatial information, and field observations for developing large region land cover data sets. Projects that he has worked on recently include landscape characterization for fire hazard evaluation, assessment of effects of instrument artifacts on standard applications products, analysis of multi-temporal remotely-sensed data sets for assessing landcover changes, and developing operational methodologies for employing remote sensing data for large area land cover mapping. He has also worked on other environmental issues, including using remote sensing for assessing "acid rain" forest decling, insect defoliation and forest fragmentation. Dr. Vogelmann is currently serving as EROS task lead for the LANDFIRE project. Previously, he served on the Landsat 7 Science Team, and as EROS task lead for the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Project, a national assessment of land cover which used Landsat data as inputs. Dr. Vogelmann has a B.A. in Botany from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from Indiana University.

Last modified: 
Jun 10, 2014