Monday, February 17, 2014

Thursday lecture focuses on remote sensing

The NRM 692 lecture topic for Thursday is "Remote Sensing of Landscape Change in Alaska."

Professor David Verbyla will give the presentation, covering three major landscape changes associated with climate warming: wildfire, vegetation productivity and lake changes.
Aerial photos of lakes help scientists study the changes that are occurring in Alaska.
Verbyla, a professor of geographic information systems, earned his doctorate at Utah State University. He teaches the GIS introduction class, GIS analysis, GIS programming and remote sensing applications in natural resources. He researches Alaska land cover change, MODIS products evaluation and the Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research.

David Verbyla
His work has published in the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Population Ecology, Ecosphere, Environmental Research Letters, the Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, Wildlife Biology and Nature.

The lecture is Feb. 20 from 3:40 to 5:10 p.m. in Arctic Health Research Building 183. Guests are welcome. For more information contact Professor John Yarie.

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