Goetz Instrument Program Recipients 2009

ASD Inc. is proud to announce the recipients of the 2009 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.

Vedran Petrov, Ph.D Candidate; Roko Andricevic, Ph.D. Advisor, University of Split, Croatia; Amer Smailbegovic, Ph.D. Advisor, College of Charleston, SC
PhD Environmental Management Program
University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Title: Use of spectroscopic method for the detection, management and possible genetic adaptation of the invasive Caulerpa sp. Algae for the survival in the Adriatic Sea environment

Sina Muster, Ph.D Candidate
SPARC: Sensitivity of Permafrost in the Arctic (Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Group)
Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany
Title: Multi-scale eco-hydrological classification of a High Arctic wetland

Karen Owen, Ph.D Candidate; Dr. Richard B. Gomez, Research Professor and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Earth Observation and Space Research
Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Title: Development of an enhanced Ellenberg Soil Fertility Indicator in a High-slope Temperate Rainforest Region

Michael Shouse, M.S. Candidate; Dr. Songlin Fei, Assistant Professor
Department of Forestry
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Title: Distinguish Invasive Exotic Species and Native Vegetation Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

James Monty, Ph.D Candidate; Melba Crawford
Laboratory for Application of Remote Sensing
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Title: Multi-temporal Hyperspectral Sensing of Crop Residue: Balancing Soil Conservation and Biofuels

Lucy Kammer, M.A. Candidate; Jane Read, Advisor
Geography Department
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Title: Distinguishing the invasive shrub Tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) from associated riparian vegetation using imaging spectroscopy and remote sensing: A case study in southeast Utah

Andrew Hauck, Ph.D Candidate; Martin Bohn, Associate Professor
Crop Sciences
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Title: Field Spectroscopy as an advanced plant breeding tool: Facilitating the transition of corn into a sustainable food and energy crop

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