Goetz Instrument Program Recipients 2013

ASD Inc. is proud to announce the recipients of the 2013 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program Award. These researchers are a great representation of a diverse cross section of disciplines utilizing reflectance spectroscopy in the field.


Sean DuBois, M.Sc. Candidate

  • Institution: Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Proposal Title: "Portable Spectral Measurement of Ecosystem Metabolism Across Climatic and Vegetation Gradients in California: Validation for the 2013 NASA AVIRIS Campaign"

Pia Edqvist, M.Sc. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History, University of Oslo, Norway, on placement at the Department of Antiquities, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge
  • Proposal Title: "African Hair Combs: Using Fibre Optics Reflectance Spectroscopy to Investigate Evidence of Manufacture and Use"

Kristina Gehlken, M.Sc. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University
  • Proposal Title: "Developing Tools to Remotely Sense the Palatability of Sagebrush for Vertebrate Herbivores"

Monica Giuliano, M.Sc. Candidate

  • Institution: Urbino University
  • Proposal Title: "Spectral Response of Architectural Surface as Support to Analyses of Material and Degradation"

Radoslaw Guzinski, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geography and Geology, University of Copenhagen
  • Proposal Title: "Investigating Scaling Issues with the Use of Meteorological Balloon Based Observations"

Ulyana Horodyskyj, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Proposal Title: "Quantifying Spectral Diversity within a MODIS footprint - Ngozumpa and Rongbuk Glaciers, Himalaya"

Rhae Sung Kim, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • Proposal Title: "Fluvial Geomorphology Study With Handheld Hyperspectral Imaging System"

Buddhika D. Madurapperuma, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution:, Environmental and Conservation Science Program, North Dakota State University
  • Proposal Title: "Understanding Factors that Correlate or Contribute to Exotic Russian Olive Invasion at a Wildland-Urban Interface Ecosystem"

Mbongowo Joseph Mbuh, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University
  • Proposal Title: "Hydrology of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Field Spectrometer to Estimate Water Quality and Stream Flow Forecasting"

Outi Meinander, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: University of Helsinki
  • Proposal Title: "Arctic Snow Reflectance and Albedo Affected by Black Carbon"

Ryan M. Parish, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis
  • Proposal Title: "The Application of Reflectance Spectroscopy to Chert provenance of Mississippian Symbolic Weaponry"

Oskars Purmalis, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, University of Latvia
  • Proposal Title: "Hyperspectral Classification of Bog's Vegetation and Peat Types in Latvia"

Patrick Shuman, M.Sc. Candidate

  • Institution: Department of Geography, York University
  • Proposal Title: "Ascertaining The Correlation Between Water Quality and Spectral Reflectance in Sub-Arctic Ponds"

Carinne Tzadik, M.A. Candidate

  • Institution: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles
  • Proposal Title: "Non-Invasive Analysis of Mayan Clay Figurines from Jaina, Mexico"

Jodie-Ann Warren, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University
  • Proposal Title: "Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and its Ability to Improve Estimates of Post-Mortem Intervals in Forensic Entomology"

Daniya Zamalieva, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Institution: Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • Proposal Title: "Using Hyperspectral Imaging for The Cutaneous Tissue Research"

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