Professor, Dept. of Environmental Resources Engineering, SUNY ESF


Research grants (in chronological order):

Cumulative award amount as lead PI or Co-PI: $3.8M, As lead PI: $3.4M.

  • “A decision-making activity to guide archipelago-wide rewilding of Galapagos giant tortoises”
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ecological Forecasting Program
    Role: Lead PI with James Gibbs, Amount: $797,000 , Duration: 2021-2025.
  • “Developing novel deep learning classifiers for remote sensing imagery”
    SRC Inc
    Role: Lead PI, Amount: $150,000 , Duration: 2021-2025.
  • “Spearheading new economic development while protecting tourism and access to potable water: Satellite-based harmful algal bloom detection in Onondaga County”
    Onondaga County Economic Development.
    Role: Lead PI, Amount: $100,000 , Duration: 2019-2021.
  • “Developing advanced scientific capabilities and new economic opportunities from harmful algal bloom detection using remotely-sensed imagery”
    Healthy Water Solutions Center of Excellence.
    Role: PI with Tyler Smith , Amount: $10,000 , Duration: 2020-2021.
  • “Management of Social‐Ecological Grazing Systems in the Altai Mountain Transboundary Zone”
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Role: PI with James Gibbs , Amount: $779,000, Duration: 2015-2018
  • “Developing advanced accuracy metrics for satellite-derived forestry products”
    USDA – Forest Service, McIntire-Stennis Program
    Role: PI with Steve Stehman , Amount: $128,386, Duration: 2014-2016
  • “Engaging climber-scientists and local herders as research collaborators to address grazing, poaching, and climate change issues in the Altai Mountain Region of Russia”
    United States Agency for International Development
    Role: Co-PI with James Gibbs, Jennifer Castner, Mikhail Paltsyn, Amount: $99,655 , Duration: 2012-2014
    More Information: Using MODIS data to study temperature and vegetation interactions.
  • “Using LIDAR to assess the roles of climate and land-cover dynamics as drivers of change in biodiversity”
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Role: PI with Bill Porter, Colin Beier, Lianjun Zhang, Ben Zuckerberg, and Bryan Blair (NASA), Amount: ~$809,000 , Duration: 2009-2013
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  • “Satellite-derived anthropogenic land use/land cover changes: Integrating detection, modeling and educational approaches”
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Role: PI , Amount: $359,341 , Duration: 2008-2012
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  • “Establishing a Novel Forest Assessment Method: The Forestless Volume Indicator”
    USDA – Forest Service
    Role: PI , Amount: ~$120,000 (including 50% SUNY-ESF match), Duration: 2008-2010
  • “Bridging the temporal mismatch between remotely-sensed land use changes and field-based water quality/quantity observations”
    Syracuse Center of Excellence
    Role: PI with Karin Limburg, Myrna Hall, and Bongghi Hong, Amount: $100,000 , Duration: 2008-2009
    More Information: Announcement.
  • Monitoring Human-Induced Land Use Changes along the Great Lakes
    Great Lakes Research Consortium
    Role: PI , Amount: $10,000 , Duration: 2006-2007
    More Information: Funder’s Homepage
  • “Synergetic Use of Satellite Imagery and Ancillary Data for Impervious Surface Estimation in the contiguous US”
    National Academy of Sciences and US Geological Survey
    Role: PI , Amount: ~$80,000 , Duration: 2004-2005
    More Information: Proposal accepted by the National Academy of Sciences to perform research to an affiliated institution. Funder’s Homepage

For articles related to these projects, visit the publications section. You can also check the research portfolio section for past and ongoing activities.