Senior Scientists

Acting Co-Director

EROS Senior Scientists

EROS Scientist
Adjunct Professor
EROS Scientist
EROS Scientist
EROS Scientist

Research Scientists

Assistant Professor

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow

Administration Staff

Computer Support Specialist
Senior Accountant

M.S. Graduate Students

Former Personnel

Name Position Supervisor Start Date End Date Destination after GSCE
Ju, Junchang Assistant Research Professor Roy 08/01/06 07/21/11 Senior Scientific Programmer, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD
Alemu, Woubet G. Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Geoffrey Henebry I am searching a postdoctoral position
Amatulli, Giuseppe Postdoctoral Fellow Roy 06/12/12 04/26/13 Yale, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Amatya, Sadichya Geospatial Research Assistant Henebry 07/01/12 06/22/14 Private Sector
An, Shuai Geospatial Analyst
Asante, Kwabena Adjunct Professor USGS 03/07/07 03/06/08 Independent Consultant for Climatus, LLC-Mountain View, CA
Baer, Adam Geospatial Analyst Cochrane 06/01/06 11/16/10 Private Sector
Barber, Christopher Postdoctoral Fellow Cochrane
Bierschbach, Vicki Senior Secretary Henebry 08/12/13 09/15/15 Private Sector
Chang, Jiyul Postdoctoral Fellow Hansen 06/06/06 05/21/09 SDSU-Plant Science - Research Assoc. II
Cochrane, Mark Professor
Davis, Justin Postdoctoral Fellow Wimberly 01/06/16 01/06/16
Dawn Nekorchuk Postdoctoral Fellow Wimberly 07/24/17 07/24/17
de Beurs, Kirsten Postdoctoral Fellow Henebry 01/03/06 08/31/06 Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin
Dosch, Adam Computer & Information Research Scientist 04/13/15 08/23/18
Doubkova, Marcela Geospatial Analyst Henebry 08/14/06 03/16/07 Geospatial Analyst, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
Egorov, Alexey Geospatial Analyst 05/07/09 05/07/09
Francis Dwomoh Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Michael Wimberly
Freeborn, Patrick Postdoctoral Fellow Cochrane USFS Fire Lab - Missoula
Gallant, Alisa L. Adjunct Professor
Getinet, Aklilu Visiting Scientist
Giacomo, Paolla Geospatial Analyst Wimberly
Hanan, Niall P Professor NMSU
Hansen, Matthew Founding Co-Director Provost 07/18/04 08/21/11 Professor, University of Maryland, Dept of Geographical Sciences
Henebry, Geoffrey M. former Co-Director & Senior Scientist 07/01/05 08/22/18 Michigan State University
Jayavelu, Senthilnath Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang 02/19/15 11/18/16
Kaptue, Armel Postdoctoral Fellow Hanan
Kelgenbaeva, Kamilya Postdoctoral Fellow Henebry 12/01/15 12/01/15
Kelley, Melaine Senior Secretary 06/22/16 06/21/17 Private Sector
Khand, Kul Research Assistant 05/06/16 05/06/16
Kommareddy, Anil Computer and Information Research Scientist Henebry 11/01/05 06/15/15 University of Maryland-College Park
Kommareddy, Indrani Research Associate II Roy University of Maryland-College Park
Kovalskyy, Valeriy Assistant Research Professor Roy
Krehbiel, Cole Geospatial Analyst Henebry 11/23/15 04/22/16 EROS Data Center
Lamsal, Aashis Geospatial Analyst Wimberly 06/22/11 06/21/14 Geospatial Applications Developer at the US Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center, Utah
Li, Jian Postdoctoral Fellow David, Roy
Li, Zhe Postdoctoral Fellow Hansen 07/09/07 06/05/08 Post-Doctoral Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI
Liu, Lingling Postdoctoral Fellow Xiaoyang Zhang 09/01/14 09/01/14
Liu, Shuguang Adjunct Professor Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China
Liu, Zhihua Postdoctoral Fellow
Loveland, Thomas R. Co-Director
McIntyre, Nancy Visiting Research Scientist Sabbatical leave 09/01/11 12/15/11 Associate Professor, Texas Tech University, Dept of Biological Sciences
Merkord, Christopher Postdoctoral Fellow Wimberly 08/11/14 08/04/17 Minnesota State University - Moorhead
Muss, Jordan Postdoctoral Fellow Henebry 06/22/11 05/21/13 Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Numata, Izaya Assistant Research Professor
Owusu, George Visiting Scientist Wimberly 01/27/16 05/26/16 University of Ghana
Pack, Becky Senior Secretary 09/22/15 04/29/16
Pittman, Kyle Geospatial Analyst Hansen 05/02/05 05/21/13 Computer Services Consultant, Durham, NC, USA
Potapov, Peter Assistant Research Professor Hansen 03/01/06 08/19/11 Research Associate Professor, University Of Maryland, Dept of Geographical Sciences
Prihodko, Lara Assistant Research Professor
Prouty, Marcia Senior Secretary Hansen/Henebry 11/24/08 07/18/13 Private Sector
Putra, Indra Postdoctoral Fellow Cochrane
Qin, Yuchu Postdoctoral Fellow Roy 03/22/11 08/30/13 Further Graduate Studies in Sweden
Rasmus Houborg Senior Scientist
Roy, David Professor
Salas, Eric Ariel L. Postdoctoral Fellow Henebry 09/01/06 08/01/14 New Mexico State University
Sathyachandran, Sanath Kumar Postdoctoral Fellow Roy New Mexico State University
Senay, Gabriel Adjunct Professor Henebry 09/01/05 07/01/15 USGS Ft. Collins Science Center
Shuqing Zhao Visiting Scientist 05/09/16 05/09/16
Sudhagoni, Ramu Postdoctoral Fellow Wimberly 08/03/12 03/07/13 Private Sector
Swartos, Ashley Geospatial Analyst Cochrane
Tomaszewska, Monika Visiting Research Scientist Henebry 06/22/13 12/21/13 Geospatial Analyst, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography in Warsaw, Poland
Tulbure, Mirela Postdoctoral Fellow Wimberly 09/02/08 12/17/10 Assistant Professor, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Vogelmann, James E. Adjunct Professor
Walker, Jessica Postdoctoral Fellow Henebry 01/01/12 06/22/14 USGS Mendenhall Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Tucson, AZ
Wang, Xiaolei Postdoctoral Fellow Henebry 01/10/08 01/08/09 Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Oklahoma
Wimberly, Michael Professor
Wright, Christopher Assistant Research Professor Henebry 08/01/08 03/01/15 University of Minnesota - Duluth
Xu, Junfeng Visiting Scientist
Yan, Dong Postdoctoral Fellow
Yan, Lin Assistant Research Professor
Yeom, Jong-Min Postdoctoral Fellow Roy 09/30/09 08/21/10 Research Scientist, Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), South Korea
Zhang, Chunsun Associate Professor Hansen 11/15/05 11/20/09 Research Scientist, University of Melbourne, Australia
Zheng, Baojuan Postdoctoral Fellow Geoffrey Henebry
Zhu, Zhi-Liang Adjunct Professor USGS 01/08/04 12/31/06 USGS - Reston, VA

Former Students

Name Level Dissertation/Thesis Title Supervisor Employment Start Date Graduation Date Destination After Graduation
Alemu, Henok PhD Contemporary Evapotranspiration Changes and Drivers in the Nile Basin Senay, Gabriel 08/24/15 Private Sector
Alemu, Woubet G. PhD Land Surface Phenologies and Seasonalities Using Earthlight: A Comparison between Tropical and Temperate Croplands, and Its Application for Agricultural Crop Productivity Assessment Henebry, Geoffrey M. 08/22/11 02/22/17
Arnold, Sarah MS Changing Fire Return Intervals in Southern California Cochrane, Mark 02/12/08 02/18/09 Private Sector
Axelsson, Christoffer PhD Hanan, Niall P
Barber, Christopher PhD Efficacy of forested protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon. Cochrane, Mark 01/27/07 08/24/12 Post-Doctoral Fellow at GSCE
Barnes, Christopher A. PhD United States Land Cover Land Use Change, Albedo and Radiative Forcing: Past and Potential Climate Implications Roy, David 01/16/07 12/17/10 Contract Scientist, USGS EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Barreto de Andrade, Rafael PhD Fire disturbance and diversity and composition of Sacarabeinae beetles in the Brazilian Amazon. Cochrane, Mark 01/07/08 08/24/12 Scarabaeoidea Neotropica, Biological Sciences, Zoological Institute, Federal University At Mato Grosso, Brazil
Boyte, Stephen MS Wildfire regimes and landscape dynamics in the Black Hills, USA Wimberly, Michael 05/09/07 12/18/09 Contract Scientist, USGS EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Broich, Mark PhD Advancing the Quantification of Humid Tropical Forest Cover Loss with Multi-Resolution Optical Remote Sensing Data: Samplling and Wall-to-Wall Mapping Hansen, Matthew 08/01/06 12/17/10 Research Fellow, Univrsity of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Bwangoy-Bankanza, Jean-Robert B. PhD Mapping the flooded forest of the Congo Basin using multisource and multiresolution data. Hansen, Matthew 03/10/06 05/03/13 Local Project Mgr. - Wildlife Works - Mai Ndombe REDDt in DRC
Case, Adam MS Forest Characterization Using Multi-Resolution Satellite Data and In Situ Measurements of Chequamegon National Forest in Wisconsin Hansen, Matthew 06/05/06 12/21/07 Contract Scientist, USGS EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Cooper, Sam MS
Dieye, Amadou M. PhD Land cover land use change and soil organic carbon under climate variability in the semi-arid West African Sahel (1960-2050) Roy, David 06/24/06 03/24/16 Centre de Suivi Ecologique (Ecological monitoring Center), Dakar, Senegal
Dwomoh, Francis Kwabena PhD Wimberly, Michael
Friesz, Aaron MS Effects of Bird Community Structure on West Nile Virus Incidence in Norther Great Plains Wimberly, Michael 08/31/10 08/24/12 Contract Scientist, USGS EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Ganapathy, Narayana PhD Influences of forest toads on the spatial pattern of modern wildfire regimes in the East Cascades of Washington State Wimberly, Michael 05/19/06 12/16/11 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Montana
Giree, Namita MS Quantifying Forest Cover Loss in Malaysia from 1990 to 2005: Comparisons with Contemporaneous Change in Indonesia Hansen, Matthew 08/21/09 12/16/11 Research Assistant at GSCE
Helder, Benjamin MS Characterizing Maize and Soy Senescence by Divergence of Multiple Spectral Indices Henebry, Geoffrey M. 04/01/09 08/24/12 Contract Scientist, USGS EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Hess, Andrea PhD Wimberly, Michael
Homer, Collin Gordon PhD Developing a remote sensing monitoring framework for the Sagerush Steppe ecosystem in Wyoming. Loveland, Thomas R. 08/01/11 12/18/13 Project Manager, USGS/EROS
Kahiu, Njoki PhD Hanan, Niall P
Kaskie, Kyle MS Wimberly, Michael
Kovalskyy, Valeriy PhD An Event Driven Phenology Model: Devleopment and Valication Henebry, Geoffrey M. 01/08/06 08/26/11 Post-Doctoral Fellow at GSCE
Krehbiel, Cole MS Impacts of urban areas on vegetation development along rural-urban gradients in the Upper Midwest: 2003-2012 Henebry, Geoffrey M. 01/06/14 11/19/15 Remote Sensing Scientist, Innovate!, Inc., Contractor to the USGS/EROS
Lamsal, Aashis MS Evaluating Geospatial Visualization Methods for West Nile Virus Risk Mapping Wimberly, Michael 01/04/09 08/26/11 Geospatial Analyst at GSCE
Li, Zhengpeng PhD Liu, Shuguang Research Scientist, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
Lind, Brianna PhD Hanan, Niall P
Lindquist, Erik PhD Hansen, Matthew Forestry Officer, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Mestre, Luiz PhD Effects of wildfire on Amazonian bird communities Cochrane, Mark 08/24/07 08/28/11 Professor - Universidade Federal Do Parana, Brazil
Mfuka, Confiance MS Characterizing Spectral Signatures for Forest Cover and Change Using Field Data: A Case-Study of Kimvula Territory in Democratic Republic of Congo from 2000-2010 Hansen, Matthew 02/10/11 12/18/13 Research Assistant at SDSU, Plant Sciences
Midekisa, Alemayehu PhD Integrating Multi-Sensor Satellite Data for Malaria Early Warning in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia Wimberly, Michael Post-Doctoral Fellow at UC San Francisco
Moran, Christopher MS Mountain Pine Beetles, Mitigation Treatments, and Fire Behavior in Ponderosa Pine of the Black Hills, SD Cochrane, Mark 01/10/11 08/26/11 Wildland Fire-Fighting, USFS
Mosase, Esther
Ndekelu, Marcelline MS Roy, David Lecturer, University of Kinshasa, Agronomy Department, DRC
Ochieng, Eugene Apindi MS A Medium Resolution Map of Africa Hansen, Matthew 12/31/09 05/11/07 Spatial Analyst @ Spatial World - Kenya
Pabst, Kari MS Remote Sensing Applications for Classifying Burn Severity of Wildland Fires in the Grand Canyon, Arizona Cochrane, Mark 01/05/05 05/07/10 Contract Scientist, USGS EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Pervez, Shahriar PhD Assessing the Impacts of Climate and Land Use and Land Cover Change on Freshwater Availability: Applications in the Ganges and the Brahmaputra River Basins Henebry, Geoffrey M. 08/23/07 07/21/14 Senior Scientist at InuTeq, contractor to USGS/EROS
Ramachandran, Bhaskar Henebry, Geoffrey M.
Salas, Eric Ariel L. PhD Evaluation and application of a new shape-sensitive metric useful for characterizing both spectral curves and LiDAR waveforms Henebry, Geoffrey M. 01/08/06 05/19/14 Post-Doctoral Fellow at New Mexico State University
Samasse, Kaboro PhD Hanan, Niall P 08/18/15
Sathyachandran, Sanath Kumar PhD Fire type classification in the Brazilian Legal Amazon Roy, David 01/04/08 06/20/14 Post-Doctoral Fellow at GSCE
Sigdel Phuyal, Mandira MS Hanan, Niall P 12/11/15 USGS, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC), Jamestown, ND
Stoker, Jason Roy, David Physical Scientist, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, U.S.
Swartos, Ashley MS Mapping Oil Palm Expansion in the Brazilian Amazon Cochrane, Mark 05/09/15 Private Sector
Velpuri, Naga Manohar PhD Satellite driven hydrologic modeling of ungauged lakes and reservoirs in East Africa Senay, Gabriel 08/01/07 05/04/12 Post-Doctoral Fellowat USGS/EROS
White, Emma PhD Changing Arable Field and Farm Sizes of the Conterminous United States, A Decennial Assessment Roy, David 12/16/15 GIS Consultant, UK