Dr. Izaya Numata makes research presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) (April 15-19)

April 15-19, 2008: Boston, MA. Oral presentation: Numata,I., M.A.Cochrane, and D.A. Roberts, “Characterizing forest edge dynamics in Rondônia using Landsat time series data” presented at the “Using Remote Sensing to Examine Land Use Issues in Latin America” session at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

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Apr 15, 2008 to Apr 19, 2008

GIScCE scientists present at US-IALE

A large group from the GIScCE attended the 23rd annual meeting of the United States chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE) in Madison Wisconsin from April 6-10, 2008. Mike Wimberly organized a special session on the landscape ecology of infectious diseases that featured a range of speakers from the ecological and epidemiological fields. Geoff Henebry organized a workshop on land surface phenology that covered the concepts, terminology, data sources, and analysis methods of this emerging field. The following faculty, staff, and students presented results of their research at US-IALE. (presenters in bold)

Oral Presentations

  • C. P. Barber, M. A. Cochrane, and C. M. Souza Jr. Performance monitoring for Brazil's protected area system.
  • J. R. Bwangoy-Bankanza and M. Hansen. Mapping the flooded forest of the Congo Basin using multisource data.
  • M. A. Cochrane, M. C. Wimberly, M. Finney, and Z. Zhu. Evaluating the effectiveness of fuels treatments for mitigating the extent and severity of wildfires in the United States.
  • M. Hansen, S. Stehman, P. Potapov, K. Pittman, T. Loveland, M. Carroll, and C. DiMiceli. Boreal and humid tropical forest cover loss from 2000 to 2005 using MODIS and Landsat data.
  • G. Henebry and G. Senay. Biogeophysical consequences of widespread cultivation of switchgrass as a biofuel feedstock in the northern Great Plains.
  • E. Lindquist and M. Hansen. Characterizing forest cover change in the Congo Basin from 1990 to 2000: Results from the first basin-wide, wall-to wall mapping effort.
  • M. C. Wimberly. The macroscope meets the microscope: Landscape ecology of infectious disease.

Poster Presentations

  • A. D. Baer, M. A. Cochrane, and M. C. Wimberly. Methods for estimating fuel treatment effectiveness: Modeling the Camp 32, School, and Warm Wildfires using FARSITE.
  • G. Henebry, W. Capehart, K. de Beurs, and E. Lioubimtseva. Consequences of land use change in semi-arid to arid Central Eurasia.
  • P. Potapov, S. Turubanova, M. Dubinin, L. Laestadious, A. Yaroshenko, and D. Aksenov. Mapping and monitoring the world's intact forest landscapes by remote sensing.
  • S. Wacker, J. Butler, and M. C. Wimberly. Understory vegetation response to timber harvest in the Black Hills, South Dakota, USA.
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Apr 06, 2008 to Apr 10, 2008

Dr. Mark A. Cochrane co-chairs session at the NASA Fire Science Workshop

February 20-22, 2008: Adelphi, MD.  Invited participant for the NASA Fire Science Workshop and co-chair and session presenter for break out session “Impacts of Fire on Ecosystems and Hydrology”.

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Feb 20, 2008 to Feb 22, 2008

Burned Area Mapping-Future Directions, David Roy, NASA FIRE SCIENCE WORKSHOP

Burned Area Mapping-Future Directions, David Roy, NASA FIRE SCIENCE WORKSHOP, University of Maryland, College Park Conference Center, February 20-22, 2008

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Feb 20, 2008 to Feb 22, 2008

GIScCE scientists present at American Geophysical Union’s Fall 2007 Meeting

GIScCE scientists and students traveled to San Francisco, CA for the 2007 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, December 10-14. The following research was presented (presenters in bold):

Oral Presentations

  • M.C. Hansen. Pan-Tropical Forest Clearing, 2000-2005.
  • J. Ju and D.P. Roy. The Availability of Cloud-free Landsat ETM+ Data Over the Conterminous U.S. and Globally.
  • E. Lindquist, M.C. Hansen, and D.P. Roy. The suitability of Landsat SLC-off data to characterize mid-decadal tropical forest cover and change in the Congo River Basin, Africa

Poster Presentations

  • C. Barnes and D.P. Roy. United States Land Cover Land Use Change, Albedo and Surface Radiative Forcing 1973 to 2000.
  • M. Broich, P. Potapov, and M.C. Hansen. A Megamodel-Classifier in Support of a Sampling Strategy Using Landsat Data to Estimate Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.
  • J. Chang, S.A. Clay, D.E. Clay, K. Dalsted, and C. Reese. Detecting Weed Infestations in Soybean Using Remote Sensing.
  • G. Henebry, B. Capehart, and K. de Beurs. Exploring the Consequences of Changing Land Surface Phenology on Regional Hydrometeorology in the Eurasian Semi-Arid Grain Belt.
  • G. Henebry. Phenology Across the LTER Network: Initial Findings, Future Directions.
  • V. Kovalskyy and G. Henebry. Changes in Land Use Intensity Within the Don and Dnieper River Basins Following the Collapse of the Soviet Union as Revealed by Spatio-temporal Trend Analysis.
  • D.P. Roy and J. Ju. Multi-temporal MODIS-Landsat Data Fusion for Relative Radiometric Normalization and gap Filling of Landsat Data.
  • M.C. Wimberly, M.A. Cochrane, A.D. Baer, and Z. Zhu. Applying Spatial Statistics to Isolate the Effects of Fuels, Topography, and Weather on Burn Severity.

Geoff Henebry served as a session co-chair for one paper session entitled "Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI): Integrated Approach to Regional Climate and Environmental Change Studies" as well as for two paper sessions and one poster session entitled "Observing, Analyzing, and Modeling Phenologies at Multiple Scales".

Henebry also organized the phenology sessions with Mark Losleben of the USA National Phenology Network and Andy Bunn of Western Washington University. This marked the fourth consecutive year that Henebry had organized phenology sessions at the Fall Meeting of the AGU.

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Dec 10, 2007 to Dec 14, 2007