Dr. Compton Tucker visits SDSU

Two Millennia of Reconstructed Surface Temperatures: Are We on Thin Ice?

Dr. Compton Tucker, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

SD Art Museum, Free Admission

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Public Lecture by Holtry Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Katharine Hayhoe [2013-04-10]

On 09APR2013 Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University and director of the Climate Science Center, presented the Third Holtry Distinguished Lecture entitled: "Climate Change: Understanding the Science and the Uncertainties"

Live webcast:

GIScCE Ph.D. student has published his 2nd paper

Dieye, A.M. and Roy, D.P., A study of rural Senegalese attitudes and perceptions of their behavior to changes in the climate, Environmental Management, DOI: 10.1007/s00267-012-9932-4

(available at ).

Dr. Matthew Hansen Steps Down As Co-Director

After seven years at SDSU, during which time he worked diligently to set up the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence and then served, with Dr. Tom Loveland, as its first Co-Director, Dr. Matt Hansen returned to the University of Maryland, where he had earned his Ph.D., to take up a faculty position in the Geography Department. We thank Matt for his hard work in setting up the Center and we wish him the best in his new position! Dr. Geoff Henebry is serving as the Interim Co-Director of the Center through the 2011-2012 academic year.  A national search for the next Co-Director is beginning.

Aashis Lamsal accepts new position at Center

Aashis Lamsal accepted as staff position at GIScCE as a geospatial analyst starting in September, 2011. Aashis recently completed his M.S. degree in Geography at SDSU, with a thesis entitled “Evaluating Geospatial Visualization Methods for West Nile Virus Risk Mapping”.

Tree-Grass White Paper

A draft white paper proposing a new NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program concentration on remote sensing and modeling of mixed woody-herbaceous systems is available for review and comments.  The white paper, commissioned by NASA via ‘Scoping Study’ funding to Niall Hanan while he was still at Colorado State University, will be submitted to NASA at the end of October for further consideration.  If NASA elects to support the ‘Tree-Grass’ activity, it would provide substantial support during a 6-10 year program for field, remote sensing and modeling studies designed to improve Earth Observation capabilities in woody-herbaceous systems.