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Dr. Matthew Hansen
Former Senior Scientist, Founding Co-Director
mhansen@umd.edu

Research Interests: Geography, global land cover mapping

Introduction
Selected Publications
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Curriculum Vitae

Matthew C. Hansen
Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: 605-688-6848; Email: Matthew.Hansen@sdstate.edu

Education: Doctor of Philosophy, 2002, Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Master of Science in Engineering, 1995, Department of Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC, USA
Master of Arts, 1993, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC, USA
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1988, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

Professional Experience:

2004- Co-Director and Professor, Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Lead new research center which focuses on the science of earth observation and monitoring. Initial tasks included the hiring of 5 faculty and helping to administer new doctoral program in Geospatial Science and Engineering. Developed interdisciplinary research agenda that utilizes engineering principles to efficiently and accurately process data, geographic principles to create meaningful thematic depictions of land cover and land use change, and science applications which focus on the resultant effects of change on the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere.

2002-04 Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Managed and performed analytical tasks as investigator on multiple land cover mapping projects. Developed and implemented procedures for classifying land cover and detecting land cover change, including non-traditional approaches for describing land cover transition zones and mosaics. Produced first global forest change estimates from satellite data for the years 1982-1999. Led field validation activities for continuous field tree cover mapping project of the lower 48 United States and for selected sites in central Africa and the Amazon.

1994-02 Faculty Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Developed and implemented methodologies for mapping land cover at the global scale using remotely sensed data sets. Work included the first supervised classification of the earth surface at a 1km spatial resolution. Created a multi-resolution approach to mapping percent cover. This work led to an operational algorithm used with the MODIS sensor to produce global continuous fields of vegetation characteristics at a spatial resolution of 500 meters.

1996/2003 Class Instructor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Teach senior/graduate level digital image processing class. Developed syllabus, lectures, exams and wrote exercises for laboratory section of class. Also taught junior-level Geography of Africa class, including physical, social, political, economic and historical aspects of Sub-Saharan African geography. Duties included writing syllabus, lecturing and developing writing-intensive examinations and exercises.

1991-94 Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Instructed analytical laboratory procedures for an introductory Earth Sciences class. Taught digital image processing techniques of remotely sensed data sets for the laboratory section of a lecture class. Also, led field research responsible for data acquisition and analysis for water resources project. Duties included digital image processing, depth profiling, radar scanning and sediment sampling of retention basins in metropolitan Charlotte.

1988-91 Aquaculture Extension Agent, United States Peace Corps, Bandudu, Zaire (DRC).
Initiated aquaculture practices in 25 rural villages. Taught individual farmers comprehensive fish farming techniques including site selection, construction, stocking, raising, harvesting and marketing. Engineered twenty-five gravity flow multi-pond systems and oversaw the construction of 43 ponds.

Courses taught:

Quantitative Remote Sensing, senior-level undergraduate advanced remote sensing course, enrollment typically under 10 students, Spring 2008 to present.

Advanced Methods in Geospatial Modeling: Land Cover Mapping, Geospatial Science and Engineering doctoral program and cross listed graduate Geography elective course of 15 students, Spring 2007.

Seminar in Geospatial Science and Engineering, doctoral degree program required course, South Dakota State University, Spring and Fall annually.

Remote Sensing/Digital Image Processing, 400-level course with mix of 30 undergraduate and graduate students, University of Maryland, Spring 2002 and Spring 2003.

Geography of Africa, 300-level course of 30 students, University of Maryland , Spring 1996.

Digital Image Processing laboratory, 400-level lab section of 2-5 students, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1993.

Earth Science laboratory, 100-level lab section of 30 students, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1991-1992.

Student Advisees:

Primary Advisor: Bolambee Bwangoy-Bankanza, Ph.D. student, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Mapping the inundated forests of the Congo Basin using multi-source remotely sensed data, fourth year.

Primary Advisor: Erik Lindquist, Ph.D. student, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Using MODIS and Landsat data to advance regional, high-spatial resolution change monitoring for the humid tropical forests of the Congo Basin, fourth year, NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Award Winner.

Primary Advisor: Mark Broich, Ph.D. student, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Developing improved sample-based approaches to estimating regional and global forest cover change, third year.

Primary Advisor: Yolande Munzimi, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Hydrological response to land cover and land use change in the Congo Basin, second year, NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Award Winner.

Primary Advisor: Belinda Arunarwati Margono, Ph.D. student, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Forest cover, type, and structure monitoring in Indonesia using time-series Landsat imagery, second year.

Committee Member: Amadou Moctar Dieye, Ph.D. student, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Land use land cover change and soil organic carbon under climate variability in Sahelian West Africa (1975-2055), fourth year, NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Award Winner.

Committee Member: Jason Stoker, Ph.D. student, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Combining lidar and multi-spectral data sets in characterizing land cover and land use, third year.

Committee Member: Chris Barnes, Ph.D. student, South Dakota State University, GISc Center of Excellence, Radiative forcing due to land cover and land use change, fourth year, NASA Earth System Science Fellowship Award Winner.

Primary Advisor: Namita Ngiree, Masters student, Geography, Quantifying forest cover loss in Malaysia, 1990 to 2005, second year.

Primary Advisor: Adam Case, Masters student, Geography, Correlating in situ canopy measurements with very high and moderate spatial resolution satellite data sets, graduated.

Primary Advisor: Bernard Adusei, M.S. in Geography, Landsat scene normalization using a MODIS 250 meter tree cover map, graduated.

Primary Advisor: Eugene Ochieng, Masters student, Geography, Mapping the land cover of Africa using 250 meter MODIS data, graduated.

Papers in review:

Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S.V., and Potapov, P.V., Arunarwati, B., and Pittman, K., Quantification of global gross forest cover loss, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in review.

Potapov, P.V., Hansen, M.C., Gerrand, A.M., Lindquist, E.J., Pittman, K., Turubanova, S., and Loyche-Wilkie, M., The global Landsat imagery database for the FAO FRA remote sensing survey, Journal of Digital Earth, in review.

Book contributions in press:

Carroll, M., Townshend, J., Hansen, M., DiMiceli, C., Sohlberg, R., Wurster, K., Vegetative Cover Conversion and Vegetation Continuous Fields,in Land Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change: NASA’s EOS and the science Of ASTER and MODIS, B. Ramachandran, C. Justice and M. Abrams (Eds), Springer Verlag, New York, in press.

Peer-reviewed publications:

DeFries, R., Rudel, T., Uriarte, M., and Hansen, M., 2010, Deforestation driven by urban population growth and agricultural trade in the 21st century, Nature Geoscience, 3, 178-181.

Potapov, P., Hansen, M. C., Stehman, S. V., Pittman, K. and Turubanova, S., 2009, Gross forest cover loss in temperate forests: biome-wide monitoring results using MODIS and Landsat data, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 3, 1-23 [DOI: 10.1117/1.3283904].

Wulder, M.A., White, J.C., Gillis, M.D., Walsworth, N., Hansen, M.C, Potapov, P., 2009, Multi-scale satellite and spatial information and analysis framework in support of a large-area forest monitoring and inventory update, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. (DOI: 10.1007/s10661-009-1243-8.

Bankanza, J-R.B., Hansen, M.C., Roy, D.P., DeGrandi, G., and Justice, C.O., 2009, Wetland mapping in the Congo Basin using optical and radar remotely sensed data and derived topographical indices, Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 73-86.

Roy, D.P., Junchang, J., Kline, K., Scaramuzza, P.L., Kovalskyy, V., Hansen, M., Loveland, T.R., Vermote, E., and Zhang, C., Web-enabled Landsat data (WELD): Landsat ETM+ composited mosaics of the conterminous United States, 2009, Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 35-49.

Broich, M., Stehman, S.V., Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P., and Shimabukuro, Y.E., 2009, A comparison of sampling designs for estimating deforestation from Landsat imagery: A case study of the Brazilian Legal Amazon, Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2448-2454.

Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S.V., Potapov, P.V., Arunarwati, B., Stolle, F., and Pittman, K., 2009, Quantifying changes in the rates of forest clearing in Indonesia from 1990 to 2005 using remotely sensed data sets, Environmental Research Letters, 4(3) doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/4/3/034001.

Maeda, E.E., Formaggio, A.R., Shimabukuro, Y.E., Balue Arcoverde, G.F., and Hansen, M.C., 2009, Predicting forest fire in the Brazilian Amazon using MODIS imagery and artificial neural networks, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 11, 265-272.

Lindquist, E. J., Hansen, M. C., Roy, D.P., and Justice, C.O., 2008, The suitability of decadal image data sets for mapping tropical forest cover change in the Democratic Republic of Congo: implications for the global land survey, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29, 7269-7275.

Hansen, M.C., Shimabukuro, Y., Potapov, P., and Pittman, K., 2008, Comparing annual MODIS and PRODES forest cover change data for advancing monitoring of Brazilian forest cover, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 3784-3793.

Potapov P., Hansen M. C., Stehman S. V., Loveland T. R., Pittman K., 2008, Combining MODIS and Landsat imagery to estimate and map boreal forest cover loss, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 3708-3719.

Hansen, M. C., Stehman, S. V., Potapov, P. V., Loveland, T. R., Townshend, J. R. G., DeFries, R. S., Arunarwati, B., Stolle, F., Steininger, M., Carroll, M., and DiMiceli, C., 2008, Humid tropical forest clearing from 2000 to 2005 quantified using multi-temporal and multi-resolution remotely sensed data, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 9439-9444.

Hansen, M.C., Roy, D., Lindquist, E., Justice, C.O., and Altstaat, A., 2008, A method for integrating MODIS and Landsat data for systematic monitoring of forest cover and change in the Congo Basin, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 2495-2513.

Steininger, M.K., Hansen, M., Townshend, J.R.G., Tucker, C.J., Skole, D., and DeFries, R., 2008, Convincing evidence of tropical forest decline, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 34.

Achard, F., DeFries, R., Eva, H., Hansen, M., Mayaux, P., Stibig, H-J., 2007, Improved pan-tropical observations and mid-resolution monitoring of deforestation, Environmental Research Letters, 2, 11.

Chang, J., Hansen, M.C., Pittman, K., Dimiceli, C., and Carroll, M., 2007, Corn and soybean mapping in the United States using MODIS time-series data sets, Agronomy Journal, 1654-1664.

Strahler, A. H., L. Boschetti, G. M. Foody, M. A. Friedl, M. C. Hansen, M. Herold, P. Mayaux, J. T. Morisette, S. V. Stehman, and C. E. Woodcock, 2006, Global Land Cover Validation: Recommendations for Evaluation and Accuracy Assessment of Global Land Cover Maps, Report of Institute of Environmental Sustainability, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra, Italy.

Hansen, M. C., Townshend, J. R. G., DeFries, R. S., and Carroll, M., 2005, Estimation of tree cover using MODIS data at global, continental and regional/local scales, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 4359-4380.

Morton, D.C., DeFries, R.S., Shimabukuro, Y.E., Anderson, L.O., Del Bon Espírito-Santo, F., Hansen, M.C. and Carroll, M., 2005, Rapid Assessment of Annual Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Using MODIS Data, Earth Interactions, 9, Paper 8, [online journal].

Jasinski, E., Morton, D., DeFries, R., Shimabukuro, Y., Anderson, L., and Hansen, M., 2005, Physical Landscape Correlates of the Expansion of Mechanized Agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil, Earth Interactions, 9, Paper 16, [online journal].

DeFries, R., Hansen, A., Newton, A.C., and Hansen, M.C., 2005, Increasing isolation of protected areas in tropical forest over the past twenty years, Ecological Applications, 15, 19-26.

Hansen, M. C., and DeFries, R. S., 2004, Detecting long term global forest change using continuous fields of tree cover maps from 8km AVHRR data for the years 1982-1999, Ecosystems, 7, 695-716.

Hansen, M. C., DeFries, R. S., Townshend, J. R. G., Carroll, M., Dimiceli, C., and Sohlberg, R. A., 2003, Global percent tree cover at a spatial resolution of 500 meters: First results of the MODIS vegetation continuous fields algorithm, Earth Interactions, 7, paper no. 10, 15 pp. [online journal]

Morisette , J. T., Nickeson, J. E., Davis, P., Wang, Y., Tian, Y., Woodcock, C. E., Shabanov, N., Hansen, M., Cohen, W. B., Oetter, D. R., and Kennedy, R. E., 2003, High spatial resolution satellite observations for validation of MODIS land products: IKONOS observations acquired under the NASA Scientific Data Remote Sensing of Environment, 88, 100-110.

Hansen, M.C., DeFries, R.S., Townshend, J.R.G., Sohlberg, R., Carroll, M. and Dimiceli, C., 2002, Towards an operational MODIS continuous field of percent tree cover algorithm: examples using AVHRR and MODIS data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 83(1&2), 303-319.

Hansen, M.C., DeFries, R.S., Townshend, J.R.G., Marufu, L. and Sohlberg, R., 2002, Development of a MODIS percent tree cover validation data set for Western Province, Zambia, Remote Sensing of Environment, 83(1&2), 320-335. DeFries, R. S., Houghton, R. A., Hansen, M. C., Field, C. B., Skole, D., and Townshend, J., 2002, Carbon emissions from tropical deforestation and regrowth based on satellite observations for the 1980s and 1990s, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 99, 14256-14261.

Hansen, M.C., DeFries, R.S., Townshend, J.R.G., and Sohlberg, R., 2000, Global land cover classification at 1 km spatial resolution using a classification tree approach, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, 1331-1364.

Hansen, M.C., and Reed, B., 2000, A comparison of the IGBP DISCover and University of Maryland 1 km global land cover products, 2000, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, 1365-1374.

Zhan, X., DeFries, R., Townshend, J.R.G., DiMiceli, C., Hansen, M., Huang, C., and Sohlberg, R., 2000, The 250m global land cover change product from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer of NASA’s Earth Observing System, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, 1433-1460.

Teillet, P.M., El Saleous, N., Hansen, M.C., Eidenshink, J.C., Justice, C.O., and Townshend, J.R.G., 2000, An evaluation of the global 1-km AVHRR land data set, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, 1987-2021.

DeFries, R., Hansen, M., and Townshend, J., 2000, Global continuous fields of vegetation characteristics: A linear mixture model applied to multiyear 8km AVHRR data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 21, 1389-1414.

Scepan, J., Menz, G., and Hansen, M., 1999, The DISCover validation image interpretation process, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 65, 1075-1081.

DeFries, R., Townshend, J. R. G. and Hansen, M., 1999, Continuous fields of vegetation characteristics at the global scale at 1km resolution, Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, 104, 911-916 & 925.

DeFries, R., Hansen, M., Townshend, J.R.G., and Sohlberg, R., 1998, Global land cover classifications at 8 km spatial resolution: The use of training data derived from Landsat imagery in decision tree classifiers, International Journal of Remote Sensing; 19, 3141 – 3168.

DeFries, R., Hansen, M., Steininger, M., Dubayah, R., Sohlberg, R., and Townshend, J., 1997, Subpixel forest cover in Central Africa from multisensor, multitemporal data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 60, 228 – 246.

Hansen, M., Dubayah, R., and DeFries, R., 1996, Classification trees: An alternative to traditional land cover classifiers, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 17, 1075-1081.

DeFries, R., Hansen, M. and Townshend, J., 1995, Global discrimination of land cover types from metrics derived from AVHRR Pathfinder data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 54, 209 – 222.

Book contributions:

Hansen, M. C., and Goetz, S. J, 2005, Characterizing land cover using red and infrared multi-spectral imagery, in Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, ed. Malcom G. Anderson.

Kasischke, E. S., Goetz, S., Hansen, M., Ozdogan, M., Rogan, J., Ustin, S. L., and Woodcock, C. E., 2004, Temperate and boreal forests, in Manual of Remote Sensing, Volume 5 – Natural Resources and Environment, ed. S. L. Ustin. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Hansen, M. C. and Sohlberg, R. A., 2002. World land cover, in National Geographic Family Reference Atlas, ed. C. Mehler. National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C. 30-31.

Hansen, M. C., et al., 2002. World and continental land cover (images), in National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World, ed. C. Mehler. National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C. 10,34-35,48-49,56-57,66-67,76-77,86-87,94-95,100-101.

Unrefereed publications:

Masek, J.G., Friedl, M., Loveland, T., Brown de Colstoun, E., Townshend , J., Hansen , M., Ranson K.J., 2006, Land Cover / Land Cover Change, A Community White Paper requested by NASA.

Hansen, M. C., Townshend, J. R. G., DeFries, R. S., 2003, The MODIS 500 meter global vegetation continuous field products, Second International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images, in press.

Hansen, M. C., Townshend, J. R. G., DeFries, R. S., and Carroll, M., Dimiceli, C. and Sohlberg, R. A., 2003, Development of 500 meter vegetation continuous field maps using MODIS data, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), held in Toulouse, France. (New York: Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers).

Hansen. M. C., Chan, J. C-W., Pagis, J., DeFries, R. S., and Luo, D., 2002, Long term change detection using continuous fields of tree cover from 8km AVHRR data for the years 1982-2000, in Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, ed. L. Bruzzone and P. Smits, vol. 2, 363-370.

Townshend, J.R.G., DeFries, R.S., Zhan, X., Sohlberg, R.A., Hansen, M.C., DiMiceli, C., Carroll, M.L., and Eastman, J.C., 2002, MODIS 250m and 500m time series data for change detection and continuous representation of vegetation characteristics, in Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, ed. L. Bruzzone and P. Smits, vol. 2, 233-240.

Townshend, J.R.G., Justice, C.O., Hansen, M., Defries R., Sohlberg, R., Zhan, X., Caroll, M., DiMiceli, C., 2002, The use of EOS data for characterizing and monitoring land cover change in the framework of the program of Global Observations of Forest Cover/Global Observations of Landcover Dynamics, Proceedings of Advanced Training Workshop on Land Use and Land Cover Change Study, Dec 9-20, 2002, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 357-398.

Huang, C., Townshend, J.R.G., Zhan, X., Hansen, M.C., DeFries, R.S., & Sohlberg, R., 2000, Detecting land cover changes based on their trajectories in the spectral space . Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000, 1984-1986.

Zhan, X., Hansen, M., DeFries, R., Townshend, J.R.G, Huang, C., Dimiceli, C., & Sohlberg, R., 1999, The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) of the Global Land Cover Change Product from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer of NASA's EOS. EOS project office document at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, 94.

Hansen, M., DeFries, R., Dimiceli, C., Huang, C., Sohlberg, R., Zhan, X., and Townshend, J., 1998, Red and infrared space partitioning for detecting land cover change, Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), held in Seattle, Washington. (New York: Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers), 2512-2514.

Zhan, X., Huang, C., Townshend, J.R.G., DeFries, R., Hansen, M., DiMiceli, C., Sohlberg, R., Hewson-Scardelletti, J. and Tompkins, A., 1998, Land cover change detection with change vector in the red and near-infrared reflectance space. . Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), held in Seattle, Washington. (New York: Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers), 859-861.

Huang, C., Townshend, J.R.G.,Zhan, X., Hansen, M., DeFries, R., and Sohlberg, R., 1998, Developing the spectral trajectories of major land cover change processes . Proceedings of SPIE, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Applications, Beijing, China, 155-162.

Presentations:

Hansen, M., Potapov, P., Broich, M., Lindquist, E., and Adusei, B., Mass Processing Landsat for Monitoring Forest Cover Changes in the Humid Tropical and Boreal Biomes, Landsat Science Team Meeting, Mountain View, CA, January 19-21, 2010.

Hansen, M., Pittman, K., Adusei, B., Mueller, R., Johnson, D., Feedstock crop type mapping project, North Central Region Sun Grant Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, January 12-13, 2010.

Hansen, M., Potapov, P., Stehman, S., Broich, M., Adusei, B., and Lindquist, E., Global Forest Change Monitoring System Using Multi-Resolution and Multi-Temporal Remotely Sensed Data, Norwegian Space Center, Oslo, Norway, January 11-12, 2010. (via teleconference)

Hansen, M., Methods for mapping cloud and shadow cover in Landsat imagery, Training workshop on Landsat mapping in support of INCAS, Indonesian Space Agency (LAPAN), Jakarta, Indonesia, December 14-17, 2009.

Hansen, M., Workshop on multi-temporal, multi-spectral agricultural monitoring methods for crop cover estimation, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering, Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing, China, November 22, 2009.

Hansen, M., Pittman, K., Adusei, B., Mueller, R., and Johnson, D., Mapping crop type in support of USDA agriculture monitoring, GIScCE, Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence Spring Seminar Series, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, December 7, 2009.

Hansen, M., Stehman, S., Potapov, P., Broich, M., Lindquist, E., Adusei, B. and Arunarwati, B., Methods for monitoring large area forest cover change – OSFAC’s implementation in support of CARPE, OSFAC (Observatoire Satellital des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, October 21, 2009.

Hansen, M., Potapov, P., Broich, M., and Lindquist. E., Mass Processing Landsat for Forest Change Estimation, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Upper Midwest Chapter Meeting, USGS EROS, Garretson, SD, October 5-7, 2009.

Hansen, M., Stehman, S., Potapov, P., Broich, M., Lindquist, E., Adusei, B. and Arunarwati, B., Global Forest Cover Monitoring Using Remotely Sensed Data Sets, Ecology & Environmental Biology seminar, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, September 24, 2009.

Hansen, M., Potapov, P., Broich, M., Turubanova, S., Adusei, B., and Lindquist, E., Global forest monitoring using Landsat, Landsat User Workshop, USGS EROS, Garretson, SD, September 21, 2009.

Hansen, M., Mapping algorithms and themes for forest cover mapping using multi-spectral data sets, Training workshop on MODIS and Landsat mapping in support of INCAS, Indonesian Space Agency (LAPAN), Jakarta, Indonesia, August 18-21, 2009.

Hansen, M., Bankanza, B., Munzimi, Y., Broich, M., Lindquist, E., and Potapov, P., Congo Basin forest cover in global and regional contexts, Central Africa Forests and Institutions (CAFI) research project advisory meeting, Ann Arbor, MI, May 7-8, 2009.

Hansen, M., Stehman, S., Potapov, P., Broich, M., Lindquist, E., Adusei, B. and Arunarwati, B., Global forest cover loss, 2000 to 2005, Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence Spring Seminar Series, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, April 20, 2009.

Hansen, M. and Potapov, P., Global tree cover mapping and Landsat sample block staging, FRA2010 Remote Sensing Survey workshop, Rome, Italy, March 30 – April 3, 2009.

Hansen, M., Potapov, P., Stehman, S., and Pittman, K., Global gross forest cover loss and carbon release, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 22-29, 2009.

Hansen, M., Pittman, K., and Chang, J., Biofuel Feedstock Mapping: Integrating MODIS and AWIFS Data for Operational Crop Type Monitoring, American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 9-13, 2009. (given by Rick Mueller of USDA NASS SARS)

Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S.V., Potapov, P.V., Arunarwati, Usman, A.B., Rahman, S.,Sari, R., Napitupulu, D., Lindquist, E., Broich, M., and Bankanza, B., Using MODIS and Landsat to monitor forest cover: examples in support of Indonesia forest monitoring, Remote Sensing Meeting in Support of the Indonesian National Carbon Accounting System, February 9-11, 2009.

Hansen, M.C., Stehman. S.V. and Potapov, P.V., Global forest cover loss, 2000-2005, REDD Capacity Development Workshop on: Forest Area Change Assesssment: The Experience of Existing Operational Systems, INPE, San Jose dos Campos, Brazil, February 4-6, 2009.

Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S.V., Potapov, P.V., Arunarwati, Usman, A.B., Rahman, S.,Sari, R., Napitupulu, D., Lindquist, E., Broich, M., and Bankanza, B., Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Using MODIS and Landsat to monitor forest cover change, REDD Capacity Development Workshop on: Forest Area Change Assesssment: The Experience of Existing Operational Systems, INPE, San Jose dos Campos, Brazil, February 4-6, 2009.

Hansen, M. C., Brazil’s Forest Ecosystems in the Context of Global Forest Cover Loss, Symposium on Brazil: A Rising Power in the New Global Order, South Dakota State University, January 30, 2009.

Hansen, M.C., Justice, C.O., Potapov, P.V., Stehman, S.V., Lindquist, E., and Broich, M., Using MODIS and Landsat for monitoring forest cover and change, NASA-LCLUC Science Team Joint Meeting with MAIRS, GOFC-GOLD and SEA START Programs on Land-Cover/Land-Use Change Processes in Monsoon Asia Region, Khon Kaen, Thailand, January 12-17, 2009.

Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S.V., Potapov, P.V., Lindquist, E., and Broich, M., Monitoring large area forest cover change using multi-resolution satellite data sets, American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 15-19, 2008.

Hansen, M.C., FAO/FRA 2010 block processing update – proposed approach, FAO FRA 2010 Remote Sensing Survey Project Review Meeting, Ispra, Italy, November 20-21, 2008.

Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S. V., and Potapov, P. V., Mapping the Boreal zone – forest cover and forest cover loss 2000 to 2005, 3rd GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Symposium, Jena, Germany, October 12-17, 2008.

Hansen, M.C., Accuracy assessment of land cover change products – MODIS/Landsat, 3rd GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Symposium, Jena, Germany, October 12-17, 2008.

Hansen, M.C., MODIS/Landsat monitoring, 3rd GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Symposium, Jena, Germany, October 12-17, 2008.

Hansen, M.C., Forest monitoring integrating MODIS and Landsat data sets, Forest Resources Information System Workshop, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, September 11, 2008.

Hansen, M.C., Remote sensing and terrestrial monitoring systems, Seminar given to the Catholic University of Louvain Unit of Environmetrics and Geomatics, June 9, 2008, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Hansen, M.C., Mueller, R., Pittman, K., and Chang, J., Mapping feedstocks using remotely sensed datasets, South Dakota and Biofuels 2008 meeting sponsored by South Dakota Agriculture and Energy, North Central Sun Grant Initiative, and the Western Governor’s Association, May 20, 2008, Brookings, SD.

Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P., Stehman, S., Pittman, K., Loveland, T., Carroll, M., and DiMiceli, C., Mapping the Boreal zone – forest cover and forest cover loss 2000 to 2005, 2008 NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Joint Science Workshop, April 28-May 2, 2008, Adelphi, MD.

Hansen, M.C., Pittman, K., Chang, J., Carroll, M., and DiMiceli, C., MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields of Crop Type in Support of NASS Annual Crop Indicator Mapping, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 15-19, 2008.

Hansen, M.C. et al., CARPE monitoring of the Congo Basin – results and ideas for REDD monitoring, CBFP-COMIFAC Workshop on REDD, Paris, France, April 10-14, 2008.

Hansen, M.C., Potapov, P., Pittman, K., and Stehman. S., Biome-scale forest cover loss monitoring in support of FRA 2010, 1st Meeting of the FRA 2010 Remote Sensing Task Force, 4-5 March 2008, Rome, Italy.

Hansen, M. C., Convergence of evidence for global warming, Focus the Nation on Global Warming, January 30-31, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Hansen, M.C., Forest cover monitoring of the Congo Basin, CIFOR Forest Day UNFCCC Side-Event, December 8, 2007, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

Hermawan, I. and Hansen, M.C., Indonesia forest monitoring, Indonesian Forestry Action for Reducing Emissions Workshop, Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, December 6-7, 2007, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

Hansen, M.C., Stehman, S., Potapov, P., Pittman, K., and Loveland, T., Pan-tropical forest clearing, 2000-2005, American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 10-15, 2007.

Loveland, T.R., and Hansen, M.C., Trends in mapping, measuring and monitoring land cover change, American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, CA. December 10-15, 2007.

Hansen, M.C., REDD and FRA 2010 activity, GOFC-GOLD Executive Commitee and LC-IT Planning meeting, October 23-26, 2007, Boston, MA.

Hansen, M. C., Monitoring deforestation with remote sensing (can we estimate carbon stocks in a robust, consistent, affordable way at the national level), 2007 Science for Nature Symposium: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation, World Wildlife Fund, October 18-19, 2007, Washington, D. C.

Hansen, M. C., Convergence of evidence for global warming, South Dakota Climate Challenge Conference: Strategies for the Future, September 28-30, South Dakota Wildlife Federation, Sioux Falls, SD.

Hansen, M. C., MODIS/Landsat forest cover and change estimation for Indonesia, address delivered to the Minister of Forestry of Indonesia, Malam Sambat Kaban, and his staff, Ministry of Forestry of Indonesia, August 28, 2000, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hansen, M.C., Chang, J. and Pittman, K., Monitoring global and regional croplands using MODIS data, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 17-21, 2007, San Francisco, CA.

Hansen, M.C., Establishing a global forest monitoring capability using multi-resolution and multi-temporal remotely sensed data sets, NASA Land Cover and Land Use Change Science Team Meeting, April 4-6, 2007, College Park, MD.

Hansen, M.C., The Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South Dakota State University Research Day, January 25, 2007.

Hansen, M.C., MODIS time-series maps of sub-pixel land cover, USFS RSAC Forest Disturbance Mapping Workshop, November 29-30, 2006, Salt Lake City, UT.

Hansen, M.C., Monitoring global land cover, Global Vegetation Workshop Break-Out Group on Land Cover and Change Monitoring (session chair), August 8-10, 2006, Missoula, MT.

Wardoyo, W., Hansen., M.C., and Arunarwati, B., Forest monitoring system using MODIS: Preliminary study in Indonesia, World Resources Institute Meeting on the Use of a New Remote Sensing Product in Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in Indonesia, August, 3, 2006, Washington, DC.

Hansen, M.C., Mapping tropical forest change using remotely sensed data sets, , World Resources Institute Meeting on the Use of a New Remote Sensing Product in Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in Indonesia, August, 3, 2006, Washington, DC.

Hansen, M.C., The Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence, South Dakota Board of Regents Meeting, June 22, 2006, Brookings, SD.

Hansen, M.C., Mapping tropical forest change using remotely sensed data sets, 37th Annual South Dakota State Geography Convention, April 6-7, 2006, Brookings, SD.

Hansen, M. C., State of the forest and remote sensing, State of the Forest 2006 Meeting, Congo Basin Forest Partnership, March 15-17, 2006, Kinshasa, Congo.

Hansen, M.C., Tropical forest monitoring integrating MODIS percent tree cover maps and Landsat data, GOFC-GOLD Symposium on Forest and Land Cover Observations, March 21-25, 2006, Jena, Germany.

Hansen, M. C., Townshend, J. R. G., Loveland, T. R., Pittman, K., and Carroll, M., Multi-Resolution Methods for Mapping Tropical Forest Change, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 5-9, 2005, U.S.A.

Townshend, J. R. G., Hansen, M. C., Sohlberg, R. A., DeFries, R. S., and Schleeweis, K., Towards A Community Protocol for Validating Global Climate Data Records Representing Sub-Pixel Land Cover Components and Changes Through Time Using AVHRR, MODIS and VIIRS, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 5-9, 2005, U.S.A.

Hansen, M. C., Multi-Resolution, Multi-Temporal Global Forest Monitoring Using MODIS and Landsat Data, Second International Conference “Earth from Space – The Most Effective Solutions”, ScanEx, Inc., Moscow, December 1-2, 2005, Russia.

Hansen, M. C., Improving global land cover mapping using remotely sensed data sets, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, November 11, 2005, U.S.A.

Hansen, M. C., Monitoring global land cover using sub-pixel cover estimations, Pecora 16, Sioux Falls, October 23-27, 2005, U.S.A.

Laestadius, L., Hansen, M. C., and Ranganathan, J., Independent, operational forest monitoring tools that support FLEG & FLEGT, United Nations Forum on Forests, Fifth Session, New York, 16 - 27 May 2005, U.S.A.

Hansen, M. C., Global forest change mapping using MODIS data from 2000 to 2004, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Denver, April 5 - 9, 2005, USA.

Hansen, M. C., Operational monitoring of Indonesian forest cover using MODIS data, Workshop on Forest Monitoring System Using Remote Sensing Data, Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, Jakarta, March 29, 2005, Indonesia.

Hansen, M. C., Operational monitoring of global percent tree cover, 3rd Expert Meeting on Harmonizing Forest-related Definitions for Use by Various Stakeholders, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, January 17-19, 2005, Italy.

Hansen, M. C., Townshend, J. R. G., and DeFries, R. S., Validating global continuous fields of vegetative cover – an update, Committee on Earth Observing Satellites Land Cover Validation Workshop, Boston University, February 2-4, 2004.

Hansen, M. C., Tree cover mapping in the Kalahari Transect using multi-resolution data sets, SAFARI 2000 Synthesis Workshop, October 2002, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hansen, M. C., DeFries, R. S., Townshend, J. R. G., and Sohlberg, R. A., Continuous fields of tree cover for the United States using multi-resolution satellite data, 9th Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Conference, April 2002, San Diego, California.

Hansen, M. C., Global mapping of forest cover, address to the Service Permanent d'Inventaire et d'Amenagement Forestier, Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 2002, Kinshasa, DRC.

Hansen, M. C., DeFries, R. S., Zhan, X., Sohlberg, R. A., and Townshend, J. R. G., Continuous fields of vegetation characteristics from MODIS data, American Geophysical Union, December, 2000.

Hansen, M. C., Towards operational global forest monitoring using remotely sensed data, Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Division of the Association of American Geographers, October 2000, Washington, D. C.

Hansen, M. C. and Townshend, J. R. G., Validating global land cover data sets, 19th ISPRS Congress, July 2000, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Hansen, M. C., and DeFries, R. S., Continuous fields of vegetation properties derived from remotely sensed data, 96th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Hansen, M. C., DeFries, R. S., Townshend, J. G. R. and Sohberg. R. A., 1999, A global land cover classification at a spatial resolution of 1km, 95th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, March 1999, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Workshops hosted:

“CEOS WGCV and GOFC-GOLD Global Vegetation Continuous Fields Validation Workshop,” October 27-28, 2005, Brookings, SD.

Field work study areas:

Maryland, USA, June 1999, over 10 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Western Province, Zambia, March 2000, 42 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Colorado, USA, July 2000, 15 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
California, USA, July 2000, 15 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Oregon/Washington, USA, August 2000, 15 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 2002, drive-by survey of forest/non-forest cover
Federal District, Brazil, June 2003, 8 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Mato Grosso, Brazil, June 2003, 10 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Rondonia, Brazil, July 2003, 8 sites of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Wisconsin, USA, June 2006, 2 test areas of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
South Dakota, USA, August 2006 and 2008, 2 test areas of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data
Minnesota, USA, August 2009, 1 test are of in situ tree crown/canopy cover data

Professional memberships:

Associate Team Member, MODIS land science team, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Land Cover Implementation Team Member, GOFC-GOLD

Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center User Working Group member

Association of American Geographers

American Geophysical Union

Foreign languages:

Kikongo (fluent), Lingala (working knowledge), French (working knowledge)

Professional and Community Service:

Associate Editor for land cover, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing

Periodic reviewer for the following journals:

Remote Sensing of Environment

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

International Journal of Remote Sensing

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Wetlands

Oryx

Co-chaired search for Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs position, spring 2009, South Dakota State University.

Serve on Geospatial Science and Engineering doctoral degree program administrative committee, 2005 to present, South Dakota State University.

Serve on Informatics Coordinating Committee, 2009 to present, South Dakota State University.

Served on the HLC-NCA DGI subcommittee on Diversity, Internationalization and Globalization co-chaired by Drs. Karl Schmidt and C. D. Douglas, 2009, South Dakota State University.

Serve as Faculty Advisor to SDSU Nepalese Student Association, 2007 to present, South Dakota State University.

Eastern South Dakota Science and Engineering Fair judge, 2007 to present.

Organized campus guest lecture by Dr. Terese Hart on Conservation in War-Torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, co-sponsored by the GIScCE, the South Dakota Council on World Affairs and the SDSU Office for Diversity Enhancement, May, 2006.

Organized campus guest lecture by Dr. Compton Tucker of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Global Warming – We’re on Thin Ice, co-sponsored by the GIScCE and the South Dakota Council on World Affairs, November, 2006.

Guest speaker at following civic organizations:

Brookings Kiwanis Club
Sioux Falls VFW
ASEE North Midwest Regional Conference held in Brookings
Brookings Rotary Club
American Society of Civil Engineers SDSU Student Chapter
Sioux Falls Rotary Club
Vermillion Rotary Club
South Dakota State University Foundation Council of Trustees
Brookings Leadership Council
Brookings Science Cafe

Guest speaker at Brookings Central Elementary School, all 4th grade classes, on how to use maps to solve problems and tell stories

Guest speaker at Brookings Mickelson Middle School, all 8th grade classes, on the convergence of evidence for global climate change

Junior High Quiz Bowl reader, Mickelson Middle School, Brookings

South Dakota High School debate judge, Brookings High School, Brookings


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