Current Academic Responsibilities:
FOR 274: Forest Measurements and Inventory (3cr).
Practical techniques for the design and execution of the measurement and
inventory of forest resources. One three hour lab and three one-hour
FOR 435: Remote Sensing of Active Fire and Post-fire
Effects (2cr). Application, potential and limitations of methods for the
remote sensing of active fire and post-fire effects, and interpretation of
the results. Clarification of definitions of fire descriptors (fire
intensity, fire severity, and burn severity) and relative merits of remote
sensing tools for address them. How to identify an appropriate mapping
approach applicable to different types of imagery (depending on the specific
questions to be addressed) and provide decision support for the user
FOR 474: Forest Inventory (3cr). Principles
and practice of natural resources dynamics and forest growth and yield
simulation, applied mathematical programming techniques, quantitative
FOR 504: Advanced Spatial Measurement Methods
(3cr). Techniques and tools to use geospatial methods to characterize
tree-stand-landscape scale vegetation characteristics
FOR 504: Scientific Programming for Natural Resources
(1cr). Introduction to programming in IDL - the scientific programming
language used with IDL/ENVI.
Prior Academic Responsibilities:
“Remote Sensing of
Environment”, FOR 472, Department of Forest Resources, University of Idaho,
Fall 2005, Evaluation 3.4/4.0"
“Advanced Methods in Remote
Sensing”, FOR 504, Department of Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Fall
2004: Evaluation 3.8/4.0; Spring 2006: Evaluation 3.9/4.0
“Savannah Ecology”, RNG 501, Graduate Seminar Series,
Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management, University of Idaho, Fall 2005,
with L. Lentile and S. Bunting Evaluation 4.0/4.0
Recent Conference Organization (2006 - present):
Organizing Committee Member, AGU
Fall Meeting, Biogeosciences Section, San Francisco, December 2007.
& Chair of 'Remote
Characterization of Vegetation Structure: Parts I, II, and III', AGU Fall
Meeting, B07-Biogeosciences, San Francisco, December 11-15 2006.
Committee Member & Moderator of 'Post Fire Mapping'
Session, 11th Biennial USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center
Conference, Salt Lake City, 24th-28th April 2006.
Committee Member & Moderator, Upper Midwest Aerospace
Consortium Annual Conference, Feb 8th-11th 2006.