(GIS) Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
in Natural Resources, Geospatial Analysis, Environmental Planning
Doctor of Philosophy, 2002, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
Emphasis: GIS and Forest Recreation
Master of Science in Forestry, 1986, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Emphasis: Silviculture
Bachelor of Science in Forestry, 1982, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
PROFESSIONAL, TEACHING, AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture
4/2016-present: Professor of Forestry, GIS in Natural Resources
4/2009-4/2016: Associate Professor of Forestry, GIS in Natural Resources
9/2003-4/2009: Assistant Professor of Forestry, GIS in Natural Resources
1/2003-8/2003: Post Doctorate, GIS and Remote Sensing
8/2000-12/2002: Teaching Assistant, GIS
National Taiwan University, Nantou, Taiwan
8/1986-7/2000: Forestry Specialist, Experimental Forest of National Taiwan University
PUBLICATIONS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Incorporating Applied Undergraduate Research in Senior to Graduate Level Remote Sensing Courses. 2016. International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 5, No. 5, P. 232-248.
Comparison of AR.Drone QuadricopterVideo and the Visual CTLA Method for Urban Tree Hazard Rating. 2016. Journal of Forestry, Vol. 114, No. 5, P. 517-523.
American Woodcock Migratory Connectivity as Indicated by Hydrogen Isotopes. 2016. The Journal of Wildlife Management, Vol. 80, No. 3, P. 510-526.
Evaluating Susceptibility of Karst Dolines (Sinkholes) for Collapse in Sango, Tennessee. 2016. Progress in Physical Geography, Vol. 40, No. 4, P. 579-597.
Comparing Remotely Sensed Pictometry® Web Based Slope Distance Estimates with In Situ Total Station and Tape Slope Distance Estimates. 2016. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, Article 3.
Integrating Faculty Led Service Learning Training to Quantify Height of Natural Resources from a Spatial Science Perspective. 2016. International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 5, No. 3, P. 104-116.
Accuracy Assessment of Pictometry® Height Measurements Stratified by Cardinal Direction and Image Magnification Factor. 2016. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, Article 4.
Evaluating Interactive Transect Area Assessments Hands-On Instruction for Natural Resource Undergraduate Students. 2016. Higher Education Studies, Vol. 6, No. 4.
Forest Landscape Change in East Texas: 1974–2009. 2016. Southeastern Naturalist, Vol. 16, Special Issue No. 9, P. 1-15.
Quantifying Land Cover Change due to Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Haynesville Shale Region using Remote Sensing. 2016. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, Vol. 6, No. 2, P. 1-17.
Integrating Hands-On Undergraduate Research in an Applied Spatial Science Senior Level Capstone Course. 2015. International Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 4, No. 1, P. 52-60.
Urban Tree Height Assessment using Pictometry Hyperspatial 4-inch Multispectral Imagery. 2015. Journal of Forestry, Vol. 113, No. 1, P. 7-11.
A Test of the Mean Distance Method for Forest Regeneration Assessment. 2014. International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural-Resources Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 2, P. 54-61.
Comparing Remotely Sensed Pictometry Web-based Height Estimates with in situ Clinometer and Laser Range Finder Height Estimates. 2014. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, Vol. 8, No. 1, P. 083590.
Comparison of Tree Condition and Value for City Parks and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. 2014. U.S. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Vol. 40, No. 3, P. 165-177.
Estimating Number of Trees, Tree Height and Crown Width using Lidar Data. 2014. GIScience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 51, No. 3, P. 227-238.
Accuracy Assessment of Land Cover Maps of Forests within an Urban and Rural Environment. 2014. Forest Science, Vol. 60, No. 3, P. 591-602.
Quantifying Natural Resources Using Field-Based Instruction and Hands-on Applications. 2014. Journal of Studies in Education, Vol. 4, No. 2, P. 1-14.
Evaluating GPS Effectiveness for Natural Resource Professionals: Integrating Undergraduate Students in the Decision-Making Process. 2014. Journal of Studies in Education, Vol. 4, No. 4, P. 30-44.
Mapping Oilfield Brine Contaminated Sites with Mid-Spatial Resolution Remotely Sensed Data. 2013. GIScience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 50, No. 6, P. 623-632.
Using GIS-based, Landscape-scale Suitability Modeling to Identify Conservation Priority Areas: A Case Study of the Louisiana Black Bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) in East Texas. 2013. Journal of Wildlife Management, Vol. 77, No. 8, P. 1639-1649.
Validating the Geometric Accuracy of High Spatial Resolution Multispectral Satellite Data. 2013. GIScience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 50, No. 3, P. 271-280.
Accuracy Assessment of Perimeter and Area Calculations Using Consumer-Grade GPS Units in Southern Forests. 2013. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, Vol. 37, No. 4, P. 208-215.
The Mapping of Composite Pollen from Point Sampled Data and Cartographic Generalization. 2012. Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Vol. 35(2012), P. 190-200.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
FOR 323: Land Measurement
GIS 390: GIS in Natural Resources
GIS 425/525: Mobile and Field GIS
GIS 551: Introduction to GIS and Geospatial Analysis
GIS 553: GIS and Geospatial Applications
OFF-CAMPUS CONSULTING, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, SPECIAL HONORS (LAST FIVE YEARS)
Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources
2015 - Present: Co-Managing Editor
Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stephen F. Austin State University, December 2010
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
Society of American Foresters.
Chinese Forestry Association, Taiwan.
Chinese Association of Outdoor Recreation, Taiwan.