Remote sensing

Aiden Johnson

AY2012-13
Department: 
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
College/University: 
Montana State University

Annie Cooper

AY2013-14
Department: 
Systems Ecology
College/University: 
University of Montana

Diehl, Robb

Research Ecologist
USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center
USGS

Education

PhD and MS, Ecology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

BS, Wildlife Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Donald Belile

AY2012-13
Department: 
Division of Biological Sciences
College/University: 
University of Montana

Gunderson, Robert (Bob)

Adjunct Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Montana State University - Bozeman

Education: 1958, BSEE Montana State College; !967, PhD Applied Mathematics, University of Alabama;

Hansen, Andrew

Professor
Ecology
Montana State University - Bozeman

Andrew Hansen is Professor in the Ecology Department and Director of the Landscape Biodiversity Lab at Montana State University. He teaches macroecology to undergraduates and landscape ecology to graduate students. His research focuses on interactions among biodiversity, climate change, and land use, with an emphasis on landscape management and protected areas. He received a Ph.D. in ecology at the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr.

Hauer, Richard

Professor of Limnology and UM IoE Director
Division of Biological Sciences, Systems Ecology
The University of Montana - Missoula

Hauer joined UM and Flathead Lake Biological Station in 1986. Since 2001, he has held the chaired position of Professor of Limnology at Flathead Lake Biological Station. He divides his time between research and teaching. His recent research includes using remote sensing technologies from the BioStation’s research aircraft, which he pilots. Since 2009, he has guided the development of the new graduate program, Systems Ecology, and serves as the Program Director of this intercollegiate PhD program that serves the graduate students across the UM campus in large scale Systems Ecology.

Kimball, John

Professor
Flathead Lake Biological Station
The University of Montana - Missoula

John S. Kimball is a Professor of Systems Ecology at the University of Montana. He received a Ph.D. in Bioresource Engineering and Geosciences from Oregon State University in 1995. His research interests include integration of ecological theory with satellite remote sensing and computer modeling for better understanding terrestrial ecosystem structure and function, from single plot to global scales. Dr.

Lucotch, John

GIS Developer
Division of Biological Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

I am currently a GIS Developer for the Flathead Lake Biological Station, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group and Computational Ecology Lab . Prior to working for The University of Montana, I worked at the Montana Department of Natural Resources Forest Management Bureau as a GIS Intern. Finally, I was also accepted to the prestigious STEP program through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

Moon, Twila

PhD candidate
Earth & Space Sciences
University of Washington

My research focuses on the mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet. Particularly, I am interested in how the hundreds of outlet glaciers around the margin of the ice sheet change. These changes are linked to atmosphere and ocean conditions, and present fascinating questions on 1-km and 100-km scales. Most of my work is conducted using observational data from satellites, so I'm familiar with remote sensing and GIS techniques that have a wide range of applications.

Nathan Piekielek

AY2011-12
Department: 
Ecology
College/University: 
Montana State University

Powell, Scott

Assistant Research Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University - Bozeman

My primary research interests are to quantify landscape patterns using a variety of tools including remote sensing, GIS, and field inventory and to understand both the drivers of observed changes as well as the ecosystem consequences. I am particularly interested in quantifying how forest disturbance dynamics are changing and interacting to influence ecosystem carbon cycling and feedbacks to climate change.

Running, Steven

Regent's Professor
Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences
The University of Montana - Missoula

Steven W. Running received a Ph.D. (1979) in Forest Ecology from Colorado State University. He has been with the University of Montana, Missoula since 1979, where he is a University Regents Professor of Ecology. His primary research interest is the development of global and regional ecosystem biogeochemical models integrating remote sensing with bioclimatology and terrestrial ecology.

Shaw, Joseph

Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Montana State University - Bozeman

Joseph Shaw develops optical remote sensing systems and uses them for interdisciplinary environmental science.

Sproles, Eric

Assistant Professor
Earth Sciences
Montana State University

I am an Earth scientist who integrates spatial analysis with process-based science to address the real world questions and challenges of climate impacts on natural resources. Additionally, I bring multidisciplinary experience that allows me to work effectively with scientists, stakeholders, and government institutions on natural resource issues.

Vance, Linda

Senior Ecologist/Spatial Analysis Lab Director
Montana Natural Heritage Program
The University of Montana - Missoula

Ph.D, Conservation Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2004; LLM, York University, Downsview, Ontario Canada ,1980; BCL/JD, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada, 1977. 2005-present: Montana Natural Heritage Program (University of Montana). Current position: Senior Ecologist and Spatial Analysis Lab Director, leading strategic planning and implementation of the ecological sciences component of the Montana Natural Heritage Program.

Watts, Jennifer

Assistant Professor
Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
Montana State University; Woods Hole Research Center

I study carbon cycle dynamics, surface hydrology, and changes in permafrost affected landscapes across Arctic-Boreal regions. My research interests include using satellite remote sensing data to inform terrestrial carbon (CO2, CH4) flux modeling, using information from eddy covariance to improve carbon emission models, and better understanding biogeophysical processes regulating greenhouse gas emissions in northern landscapes. When not in the office, I am usually somewhere in the mountains – backpacking, skiing, or mountain biking.

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