LING BIAN

Department of Geography
State University of New York at Buffalo
Amherst, NY 14261
Tel: (716) 645-2722 x27
Fax: 716-645-2329
E-mail: lbian at buffalo dot edu
 
EDUCATION
1991                Ph.D. Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1986                M.A. Geography, University of Georgia
1982                B.S.  Geography, Beijing Normal University

PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
2008-present   Professor

                        Department of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo: GIS, remote
                        sensing, spatial analysis and modeling           

2000-2008       Associate Professor
                        Department of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo: GIS, remote
                        sensing, spatial analysis and modeling

1995-2000       Assistant Professor
                        Department of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo: GIS, remote
                        sensing, spatial analysis and modeling.

1991-1995       Assistant Professor
                        Department of Geography, University of Kansas: GIS, spatial analysis and modeling,
                        and remote sensing. 

MEMBERSHIPS
                        Association of American Geographers (AAG)              
                        American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
                         
PUBLICATIONS
Refereed Publications

Mao, L. and Bian, L. Massive Agent-based Simulation for a Dual-Diffusion Process of Influenza and Human Preventive Behavior. International Journal of Geographical Information Science (accepted, 1/11/2011)

Zhang, H., Zeng, Y., Bian, L., 2010. Simulating multi-objective spatial optimization allocation of land use based on the integration of multi-agent system and genetic algorithm. International Journal of Environmental Research, 4(4): 765-776.

Zhang, H., Zeng, Y., Bian, L., and Yu, X. 2010. Modeling urban expansion using a multi agent-based model in the city of Changsha. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 20(4): 540-556.

Mao, L. and Bian, L. 2010. A dynamic social network with individual mobility for designing intervention strategies. Transactions in GIS, 14:(4) 533-545.

Huang, Y. and Bian, L. 2010. Ontology-driven tour planning systems: a conceptual framework. Environment and Planning B, 37(3): 483-499.

Bian, L. 2010. GIS: environmental model integration and GIS, in B. Warf (editor), Encyclopedia of Geography, Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Li, L., Bian, L., Zhou, G., Yakob, L., and Yan, G. 2009. Temporal and spatial stability of Anophele gambiae larval habitat distribution in western Kenya Highlands. International Journal of Health Geographics, 8:70.

Hu, S. and Bian, L. 2009. Interoperability of functions in environmental models - a case study in hydrological modeling. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 23(5): 657-681.

Huang, Y and Bian, L. 2009. A Bayesian network and analytic hierarchy process based personalized recommendations for tourist attractions over the Internet, Expert Systems with Applications, 36(1):933-943.

Bian, L. 2009. Spatial data models, in R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (editors), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, Volume 10, Oxford: Elsevier, 337-344.

Xie, Z and Bian, L. 2009. Using spatial continuity and discontinuity information to retrieve geographic entities, Geocarto International 24(1): 3-23. 

Li, L, Bian, L., Yan, G. 2008. A study of the distribution and abundance of the adult malaria vector in western Kenya highlands, International Journal of Health Geographics, 2008, 7:50, doi:10.1186/1476-072X-7-50 (September 22, 2008)

Bian, L. 2007. Object-oriented representation of environmental phenomena is everything best represented as an object? Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 97(2): 266-280.

Bian, L. and Hu, S. 2007. Identifying components for interoperable process models using concept lattice and semantic reference system, International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Bian, L. and Liebner, D. 2007. A network model for dispersion of communicable diseases, Transactions in GIS, 11(2): 155-173. 

Mushinzimana, E., Munga, S., Minakawa, N., Li, L., Feng, C., Bian, L., Kitron, U., Schmidt, C., Beck, L., Zhou, G., Githeko, A.K. and Yan, G., 2006. Comparison of three remote sensors for identification of Anopheline mosquito larval habitats in the western Kenya highlands, Malaria Journal, 5(13).

Bian, L., Li, L., and Yan, G. 2006. Combining global and local estimates for spatial distribution of mosquito larval habitats, GIScience and Remote Sensing, 43(1): 95-108.

Bian, L. and Lee, J., 2005. Incorporating multiple index vectors and feedback to improve urban objects retrieval, GIScience and Remote Sensing, 42(2): 106-121.

Bian, L. and Liebner, D., 2005. Simulating spatially explicit networks for dispersion of infectious diseases. In D. Maguire, M.F. Goodchild, and M. Batty (editors), GIS, Spatial Analysis and Modeling, ESRI Press, Redlands, California, p245-264. 

Bian, L. and Xie, Z., 2004. A spatially dependent approach to retrieving industrial complexes from digital images, Professional Geographer, 56(3): 381-393.

Bian, L., 2004. A conceptual framework for an individual-based spatially explicit epidemiological model, Environment and Planning B, 31(3): 381-395.

Bian, L., 2003. Retrieving urban objects using a wavelet transform approach, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 69(2): 133-141.

Bian, L., 2003. The representation of the environment in the context of individual-based modeling, Ecological Modeling, 159(2-3): 279-296.

Walsh, S.J., Bian, L., McKnight, S., Brown, D.G. and Hammer, E.S., 2003. Solifluction steps and risers, Lee Ridge, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA: a scale and pattern analysis, Geomorphology, 55: 381-398.

Bian, L., 2001. The GIS representation of wildlife movements: a framework. in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Biogeography and Ecology, in Millington, A., S. Walsh, P. Osborne (editors), Kluwer Academic Publishers, p213-228

Bian, L., 2000. Component modeling for the spatial representation of wildlife movements. Journal of Environmental Management, 59(4): 235-245.

Bian, L., 2000. Modeling fish growth in a three-dimensional aquatic system using object-oriented design, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 14 (7): 603-623.

Bian, L. and Butler, R., 1999. Comparing effects of aggregation methods on statistical and spatial properties of simulated spatial data, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 65(1): 73-84.

Sheikoleslami, G., Zhang, A. and Bian, L., 1999. A multi-scale content-based retrieval system for geographical images, Geoinfomatica, 3 (2): 159-185.

Bian, L., 1998. Effects of watershed discretization on estimation of hydrologic parameters, Transactions in GIS, 4(2): 299-313.

Bian, L. and West, E., 1997. Modeling elk calving habitat in a prairie environment, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 63(2): 161-167.

Bian, L., 1997. Multiscale nature of spatial data in scaling up environmental models, in D. Quattrochi and M.F. Goodchild, editors. Scale in Remote Sensing and GIS. Boca Raton, FL. CRC/Lewis Publishers, p13-26.

Walsh, S.J., Butler, D.R., Brown, D.G. and Bian, L., 1994. Form and pattern in the Alpine environment: an integrative approach to spatial analysis and modeling, in Mountain Environments and Geographic Information Systems, and Price, M.F., and D.I. Heywood, ed. Taylor and Francis Pub. London, p189-216.

Bian, L. and Walsh, S.J., 1993. Scale dependencies of vegetation and topography in a mountainous environment of Montana, The Professional Geographer, 45(1): 1-11.

Brown, D.G., Bian, L. and Walsh, S.J., 1993. Response of a distributed watershed erosion model to variations in input data aggregation levels, Computers and Geosciences, 19(4): 499-509.

Walsh, S.J., Butler, D.R., Brown, D.G. and Bian, L., 1990. Spatial models of snow avalanche path location within Glacier National Park, Montana: data integration and factor weighting through GIS, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 56(5): 615-621

Walsh, S.J., Bian, L., Brown, D.G., Butler, D.R. and Malanson, G.P., 1989. Image enhancement of Landsat Thematic Mapper digital data for terrain evaluation, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, Geocarto International, 3: 55-58.

Non-Refereed Publication
Bian, L. and S.J. Walsh, 2002. Characterizing and modeling landscape dynamics: an introduction, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 68(10): 999-1000.

Bian, L., 2004. GIS for environmental modeling: an introduction, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 28(3): 171-173.

Proceedings
Bian, L. and Lee, J., 2005, An integrated approach to retrieving industrial building complexes from high-resolution Images, Proceedings, the 3rd International Symposium of Remote Sensing and Data fusion Over Urban Areas (URBAN 2005), Tempe, Arizona, March 14-16, 2005.

Bian, L. and Liebner, D., 2004, Formalizing an individual-based and spatially explicit approach to assess effects of network topology on spatial and temporal dispersions of infectious diseases, GIScience 2004, Third International Conference on Geographic Information Science, University of Maryland Conference Center, Adelphi, Maryland, October 20-23, 2004 (Refereed extended abstract).

Bian, L. and Hu, S., 2004, Defining components for interoperable process models using concept lattices and semantic reference systems, GIScience 2004, Third International Conference on Geographic Information Science, University of Maryland Conference Center, Adelphi, Maryland, October 20-23, 2004 (Refereed extended abstract).

Walsh, S.J., Bian, L., McKnight, S., Hammer, E.S. and Erlien C.M., 2003. Characterizing the spatial pattern of solifluction steps and risers in an alpine environment: application of digital image enhancement and geostatistics, Proceedings, ASPRS 2003 Annual Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, May 5-9, 2003.

Bian, L. and Yang, Z., 2000. Discovering fault lines and fault planes from geological data using Hough Transform, Proceedings, the 4th International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling: Problems, Prospects, and Needs for Research, Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2-8, 2000 (Extended abstract).

Feng, C. and Bian, L., 1998. Representing uncertainty of remote sensing classification in an interoperable environment, Proceedings, GIS/LIS '9, Fort Worth, Texas, November 10-12, 1998 (Extended abstract).

Bian, L., 1997. Modeling mobile objects in three-dimensional aquatic system using object-oriented design, Proceedings, GIS/LIS '97, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 28-30, 1997.

Sheikoleslami, G., Zhang, A. and Bian, L., 1997. Geographical image classification and retrieval, Proceedings, 5th ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 10-14, 1997.

Bian, L., Sun, H., Blodgett, C.F., Egbert, S.L., Li, W., Ran, L. and Koussis, A.D., 1996. Integration architecture and internal database for coupling a hydrologic model and ARC/INFO, in Application of Geographic Information Systems in Hydrology and Water Resources Management (Proceedings of HydroGIS'96), Vienna, Austria, April 16-19, 1996, p11-17.

Bian, L., Sun, H., Blodgett, C.F., Egbert, S.L., Li, W., Ran, L. and Koussis, A.D., 1996. An integrated interface system to couple the SWAT model and Arc/Info. Proceedings, The Third International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling, CD and WWW, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 20-25, 1996.

Blodgett, C.F., Egbert, S.L., Sun, H. and Bian, L., 1995. Developing graphic links between Arc/Info, Visual Basic, and SWAT, Proceedings, GIS/LIS' 95, Nashville, TN, November 14-16, 1995, p62-69.

D'Attilio, M.G., Shaw, K.D. and Bian, L., 1995. The second day at Gettysberg: a GIS model of vulnerability during an American civil War battle, Proceedings, GIS/LIS' 95, Nashville, TN, November 14-16, 1995, p225-233.

Sun, H, and Bian, L., 1995. An object-oriented database for integrating GIS and hydrologic model. Proceedings, GIS/LIS' 95, Nashville, TN, November 14-16, 1995, p960-960.

Wang Q., and Bian, L., 1995. Price effects of land use on house values: an empirical study of Lawrence, Kansas. Proceedings, GIS/LIS' 95, Nashville, TN, November 14-16, 1995, p1006-1015.

West, E. and L. Bian, 1994. Prairie land use management and elk habitat: a GIS/export system analysis. Proceedings, GIS/LIS' 94, Phoenix, Arizona, October 25-27, p818-824.

Walsh, S.J., Brown, D.B., Bian, L. and Allen, T.R., 1994. Spatial scale and data sensitivity: factors affecting the certainty of biophysical models, Proceedings, International Symposium on the Spatial Accuracy of Natural Resource Data Bases.

Bian, L. Miller, K. and Ran, L., 1993. Accuracy assessment of geo-coding hazardous facilities. Proceedings, GIS/LIS '93, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2-4, 1993, p58-64.

Bian, L., 1992. Integration of GIS and CAMEO for on-site assessment of environmental hazards. Proceedings, GIS/LIS '92, San Jose, California, November 10-12, 1992, p64-69.

Bagby, J. and Bian, L., 1992. Urbanization and its impact on white-tailed deer habitat: a GIS/remote sensing approach. Proceedings, GIS/LIS'92, San Jose, California, November 10-12, 1992, p42-50.

Walsh, S.J., Bian, L. and Brown, D.G., 1991. Issues of spatial dependency for surface representation through remote sensing and GIS. Proceedings, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, A Special Proceedings on Integration of Remote Sensing and GIS, 175-183.

Bian, L. and Walsh, S.J., 1990. Reduction of the effects of clouds on remotely-sensed digital data through the integration of spectral information from complementary satellites. Proceedings of the 13th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, July 16-19, 2000, p78-85.

Walsh, S.J., Brown, D.G. and Bian, L., 1990. Comparison of Landsat Thematic Mapper digital enhancements of snow-avalanche Paths: validation through GIS/remote sensing integration. Proceedings of the 1990 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 1161-1164.

Walsh, S.J. and Bian, L., 1988. Comparison of AVHRR and MSS data to in-situ measures of plant biomass and soil characteristics. Proceedings of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Virginia Beach, VA, September 11-16, 1988, p299-309.  

Position Papers
Bian, L., 1998. Status of GIS use in physical sciences. Position paper for the specialist meeting on Status and Trends in Spatial Analysis, Project Varenius, NCGIA. Santa Barbara, California, December 10-12, 1998.

Bian, L., 1998. Interaction of objects and fields. Position paper for the specialist meeting on The Ontology of Fields, Project Varenius, NCGIA. Bar Harbor, Maine, June 10-13, 1998.

Bian, L., 1997. Opening environmental models. Position paper for the International Conference and Workshop on Interoperating Geographic Information System

EXTERNAL GRANTS 
Bian, L. $292,987. 2006. Simulating possible health outcomes of communicable diseases for three communities. NIH.

Olson, J., Bian, L. and Rogerson, P., $160,000. 2004-2006. Exposure assessment program: geo-spatial modeling. National Center for Disease Control (CDC, flow through Jacksonville State University).

Bian, L. and Zhang, A., $50,000. 2003-2004. Content-based image retrieval for man-made objects. National Geo-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Loverde, P. (PI), Bian, L., Rogerson, P. and Mark, D., (Key Personnel), $750,000. 2003-2008. Training in emerging and re-emerging diseases in Brazil. National Institute of Health (NIH).

Bian, L., $75,000.  2003-2005. Interoperable hydrologic modeling: a component-based approach. Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF).

Mark, D.M., Bian, L. Rogerson, P. and BVena, J., $1,564,000. 1999-2004. Spatio-temporal GIS for environmental health. NIH.

Bian, L. and Zhang, A., 1998. $175,000. A multi-resolution geographical data retrieval system. National Imagery and

Mapping Agency (NIMA).

Bursik, M. and Bian, L., 1998. $108,000. Tephrostratigraphic and satellite-imagery analysis of Kamchatka shoreline: Great earthquakes and mega-eruptions of Kamchatka, Russia. NASA.

Mark, D.M., Batta, R. Depinto, J.V.R., Smith, B. and Zubrow, E.B., 1998. $2,240,000. Faculty participants: Atkinson, J., Bian, L., Calkins, H., Casati, R., Eagles, M., Hornbuckle, K., Jorgensen, C., Krygier, J., Robideau, A., Rogerson, P., Rump, C., Shapiro, S., Thill, J., Zhang, A., Integrate graduate education and research training in geographic information science. NSF.

Mark, D., Co-PIs: Batta, R., Calkins, H., Munroe, D. and Rogerson, P., 1996. $325,000.  National Science Foundation.

Senior personnel: Bian, L., Bagchi-Sen, S., Cole, S., Cope, M. and Woldenberg, M., 1996. Advancing geographic

information science, NSF.

Calkins, H., DePinto, J., Batty, M. and Bian, L., 1995. $73,539. Predator-prey modeling of fish populations within three-dimensional GIS. NSF.

Bian, L. 1995. $12,855. Effects of spatial scale on watershed hydrologic modeling. Kansas Water Resources Research Institute (flow through USGS).

Bian, L. and Koussis, A.D., 1994. $43,000. Development of an interface for the integration of GIS and hydrologic modeling. Kansas Water Office.

Bian, L., 1994. $18,350. Development of a habitat use model for elk in the Cimarron National Grassland. Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. 

Bian, L., 1993. $14,000. Assessment of impact of conservation reservation program on water quality in Barns Creek watershed. National Fish and Wildlife Service (through Kansas State Wildlife and Parks).

Bian, L. and Miller, R., 1993. $41,000. Geo-Referencing EPA Title III, Section 312 Facilities. Kansas Water Office.

Price, K., Slocum, T., Wiseman, R., McCleary, R. and Bian, L., 1993. $45,352. Enhancing analytical and physical geography curriculum at the University of Kansas. NSF.        

Loeb, S., Grzymala-Busse, J. and Bian, L., 1991. $200,000. Expert system modification, integration of TRI data with environmental data into GIS, hazardous chemical classification system and integration of GIS into CAMEO. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (flow through US EPA).

PRESENTATIONS OF SCHOLARLY WORK
Invited Presentations
"A conceptual framework for an individual-based spatially explicit epidemiological model." University of Michigan, February 23, 2005, Ann Arbor, MI.  

"A conceptual framework for an individual-based spatially explicit epidemiological model."  State University of New York at Geneseo, March 3, 2005, Geneseo, NY.

"An individual-based and spatially explicit epidemiological modeling of infectious diseases." Rutgers University, September 16, 2004, New Brunswick, NJ.

"An individual-based spatially explicit epidemiological model of infectious diseases." Invited presentation at the Modeling and GIS Workshop, Environment Systems Research Institute (ESRI), September 25, 2003, Redlands, California.

"An individual-based spatially explicit epidiological model of infectious diseases.' Department of Environmental, Science, Policy and Management, University of Berkeley, May 6, 2002.

"Urban and Aerial photographs." Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, October 3, 2001.

"Retrieving  urban objects from digital aerial photographs." Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 12, 2001.

Conference Presentations
"Return of the ring - effects of link between daytime and night populations on spatial and temporal dispersion of infectious diseases." Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, April 5-9, 2005.

"Formalizing an individual-based and spatially explicit approach to assess effects of network topology on spatial and temporal dispersions of infectious disease." GIScience 2004, Third International Conference on Geographic Information Science, University of Maryland Conference Center, Adelphi, MD, October 20-23, 2004.

"Defining components for interoperable process models using concept lattices and semantic reference systems." GIScience 2004, Third International Conference on Geographic Information Science, University of Maryland Conference Center, Adelphi, MD, October 20-23, 2004.

"Content-based  image retrieval for man-made objects." GeoInt Symposium 2004, New Orleans, LA, October 12-14, 2004.

"Effects of network topology of human connection on spatial and temporal dispersion of infectious diseases." Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 14-19, 2004.

"An  individual-based and spatially explicit  epidemiological model of infectious diseases." the Southeastern Division of Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, November 18-20, 2001.

"A component-based simulation of individual and group interactions in the context of environmental epidemiology." Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, New York, NY, February 27-March 3, 2001.

"Developing GIS Components for the Simulation of Wildlife Movements." the 4th International Conference on Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling: Problems, Prospects, and Needs for Research. Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2-8, 2000.

"Identifying man-made features using wavelet-based indices". Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting,

Pittsburgh, PA, April 4-8, 2000.

 

"Developing prototype components for simulating wildlife movement". Association of American Geographers, Annual

Meeting, Honolulu, HI, March 23-27, 1999

 

"GIS implementation: Case studies in fish ecology and elk habitat analysis". Mapping the Catskills for the 21st Century,

sponsored by the Catskills Institute for the Environment, Stone Ridge, NY, October 23, 1998.

 

"Spatial interpolation and simulation of prey fish data in an aquatic environment". Association of American Geographers,

Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, March 25-29, 1998.

 

"Integrating environmental models with GIS in the framework of GIS interoperability" International conference on

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems, Santa Barbara, CA, December 3-4, 1997.

 

"Modeling mobile objects in three-dimensional aquatic system using object-oriented design". GIS/LIS '97, Cincinnati, OH,

October 28-30, 1997.

 

"Spatial interpolation of Lake Ontario fisheries data". Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Fort Worth,

TX, April 1-5, 1997.

 

"Effects of watershed discretization on estimating hydrologic parameters." GIS/LIS '96 Annual Conference, Denver, CO,

October 19-21, 1996.

 

"An integrated interface system to couple the SWAT model and Arc/Info." The Third International Conference on Integrating

Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling, Santa Fe, NM, January 20-25, 1996.

 

"An object-oriented database for integrating GIS and hydrologic model." GIS/LIS '95 Annual Conference, Nashville, TN,

November 14-16, 1995.

 

"Characterizing spatial variation of the Dakota Aquifer in southwestern Kansas." Association of American Geographers,

Annual Meeting, San Francisco. CA, March 29-April 2, 1994.

 

"Accuracy assessment of geo-coding hazardous facilities." GIS/LIS '93 Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, November 2-

4, 1993.

 

"Accuracy assessment for locational information of toxic facilities." Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting,

Atlanta, GA, April 6-10, 1993.

 

"Integration of GIS and CAMEO for on-site assessment of environmental hazards." GIS/LIS '92 Annual Conference, San

Jose, CA, November 10-12, 1992.

 

"Modeling potential natural vegetation through a GIS approach." Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division, Association of

American Geographers, Annual Meeting, Manhattan, KS, October 8-10, 1992.

 

"Modeling spatial distribution of vegetation based on climatic information," Annual Conference of the American Society for

Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Washington, DC. August 3-7, 1992.

 

"The multiscale nature of a mountainous environment." Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, San Diego,

CA, April 18-22, 1992.

 

"Effect of spatial scale on estimating the relationship between landscape and topography." Association of American

Geographers, Annual Meeting, p17, Miami, FL, April 13-17, 1991.

"Effects of spatial scale on estimating the relationship between vegetation and topography." Invited presentation at Kansas Applied Remote Sensing, Lawrence, KS, November, 25,1991.

"Effects of spatial scale on estimating the relationship between vegetation and topography." Invited presentation at the Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS, August 30, 1991.

"Reduction of the effects of clouds on remotely-sensed digital data through the integration of spectral information from complementary satellites." the 13th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, July 16-19, 2000.

"Fractal dimension and areal units compatibility of GIS databases." Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, 1990.

"Runoff control on nitrogen loss in surface water from agricultural and forested watersheds." Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, p17, 1989.

"The relationship of leaf area index (LAI) of mature vegetation with climate."  38th Annual American Institute of Biological Sciences Meeting, Columbus, OH, August 9-13, 1987.

"Modeling vegetation-climate relationships of China.", 47th Annual Meeting of Association of Southeastern Biologists, Columbia, SC, April 9-11, 1986.         

SERVICE TO DISCIPLINE AND UNIVERSITY
Editorial

2005-   Associate Editor of ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
2007-    Editorial board of Southeastern Geographers
2006-    Editorial board of Transactions in GIS

2004-    Editorial board of GIScience and Remote Sensing

2004     Guest Editor, a special issue of Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS)

2002     Co-Guest Editor, a special issue of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing  (PERS)

 

National Science Foundation service

2002-03   NSF Geography and Regional Science Senior Advisory Panel

2001         NSF Social, Behavioral, and Economic Division, Major Research Instrument Program

 

Advisory Board

2002-04   Advisory and Outreach Board, Geosalar Program, Quebec, Canada

 

Conference Support

2005         Scientific Board member for the GISPlanet 2005, the International Conference on  Geographic Information.

2003         Co-leader, Modeling and GIS Workshop, sponsored by ESRI, Sept 25-26, Redlands, CA

 

University Committees

2002-05    Steering committee member of Institute of Research and Education on Woman and Gender

2000-05    Steering Committee of Environment and Society Institute

1999-00    Faculty Senate

 

Departmental Committees

Teaching Committee

Graduate Committee

Search Committees for a number of positions

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Developed the portfolio option for the GIS MA program

Faculty representative to the Geography Department Job Fair

 

Professional Organizations

2002-05   Chair, Communications Committee, UCGIS

2000-02   UCGIS student paper evaluation committee

1999         ESRI Award Selection Committee for American Society of Photogrammetric

 Engineering and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

1999-        Honor Committee for Remote Sensing Specialty Group of AAG

1998         Conducting a workshop OOGIS: Theory and Applications, at the UCGIS               

                 Summer Assembly, June 24, 1998, Park City, Utah

1995-98    Middle States Regional Councilor for Remote Sensing Specialty Group of AAG

 


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