Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Utah

I am Director of the Utah Remote Sensing Applications (URSA) lab at the University of Utah, and my research interests include remote sensing, vegetation, and wildfire. I am especially interested in understanding vegetation disturbance, remote measurement of fuel moisture, fire danger and fire spread modeling, and imaging spectroscopy. Please see to learn more about ongoing research in the URSA Lab.


  • –present
    Director, Utah Remote Sensing Applications Lab, University of Utah


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