Mestre, Luiz

Luiz Mestre is interested in Bird Ecology and Conservation Biology and their applications in large scale analysis. At SDSU, his research focused on bird community’s responses of fire and fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon. Other interests include remote sensing applications toward bird migration, and conservation of Brazilian forests. Luiz holds a Master's degree in Ecology and Natural Resources from the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) and has B.Sc.

Kovalskyy, Valeriy

PhD (2011), Geographic Science and Engineering, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, Thesis title: Development and validation of the Event Driven Phenology Model
MSc (2004), Environmental Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA.
BA (2001), Geography, Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Ukraine.
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Ganapathy, Narayana

Narayana has a wide range of research and teaching interests and experience in ecology, biology, animal behavior, and geospatial science. His experiences have taken him to various institutions and organizations in both tropical and temperate countries.

Currently his research interests focus on forest landscape modeling, spatial and terrain analysis of forest processes and dynamics using remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems.

Bwangoy-Bankanza, Jean-Robert B.

Jean-Robert B. Bwangoy-Bankanza is a professional forester from the Congolese Ministry of Environment and Nature Conservation and Teaching Assistant at the University of Kinshasa, Agronomy Department. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada and a Master of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science from the University of Redlands, California.

Broich, Mark

Mark is interested in the application of multi-resolution optical remote sensing data to quantify humid tropical forest cover loss via "smart sampling" and "wall-to-wall mapping". He finished his Ph.D. in Geographic Information Science & Engineering with Dr. Matthew Hansen in Dec 2010.

Barnes, Christopher A.

Dr Barnes graduated with his PhD in November 2010 under the supervision of Dr David Roy. He is currently employed as a Physical Scientist on the Land Cover Trends Project at the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Data Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His previous research interests have included the human health affects of Harmattan dust storms in West Africa, and the 2003 South Dakota West Nile epidemic.

Barber, Christopher

Chris Barber is interested in the application of remotely sensing biophysical parameters from the earth's surface for the monitoring of ecological processes.  Chris' previous graduate work explored the differences in model selection, vegetation indexes, and sensor platform in using temperature/VI relationships to assess forest water status for wildland fire risk assessment.

Barreto de Andrade, Rafael

Rafael Andrade is interested in Conservation Ecology and Biodiversity and he pursued a Ph.D. in Biology at SDSU. His research, along with co-advisor Jos Barlow (Lancaster University, U.K.), was on effects of forest fires in dung beetle (Scarabeinae) communities in the Brazilian Amazon Forest. Rafael’s background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Ecology at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil.

White, Emma

Emma White is a PhD student investigating Changing field sizes of the Conterminous United Sates supervised by Dr David Roy.

Emma has an MSc in Remote Sensing and Image Processing from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and a BSc in Geographic Information Science from the Newcastle University (UK) .

Sathyachandran, Sanath Kumar

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