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.
News Date: 
Apr 06, 2008 to Apr 10, 2008