Professor (Ph.D. UC Santa Barbara, 2003), Director of URSA Lab  -- hyperspectral, multispectral, and lidar remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems, wildfire and firefighter safety, imaging spectroscopy

Phil Dennison

Contact

  • Office: Gardner Commons Rm 4848
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  • phone: 801-585-1805

Research Interests:

  • hyperspectral remote sensing and imaging spectroscopy
  • multispectral and lidar remote sensing
  • vegetation and ecosystem disturbance
  • wildfire and firefighter safety

My research makes extensive use of tools like hyperspectral and multispectral remote sensing, lidar remote sensing, and geospatial analysis. I have a variety of research interests that connect Western U.S. ecosystems, disturbances including wildfire, and climate. My primary research agenda for the next few years is to develop new methods for measuring vegetation disturbance and fire danger for an upcoming hyperspectral satellite mission; to create new remote sensing-based tools for improving firefighter safety; and to help enable remote monitoring of point source greenhouse gas emissions. For more details on my research, please see URSA Lab Projects.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, 2003
  • M.A., Geography, University of California Santa Barbara, 1999
  • B.S., Geography, Penn State University, 1997

Courses Taught:

  • GEOG 1100 - Exploring the World Through Google Earth
  • GEOG 3110 - The Earth from Space: Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • GEOG 5110/6110 - Environmental Analysis Through Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 5120/6120 - Advanced Optical Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 6445 - Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • GEOG 6961 - Seminar in Geographic Thought and Inquiry

 

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