Current Group Members

Michael C. Wimberly

Principal Investigator.

Justin K. Davis

Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Francis K. Dwomoh

Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Andrea Hess

Graduate Research Assistant.

Dawn Nekorchuk

Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Former Group Members

Postdocs

Christopher Merkord (2014-2017)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University Mankato

Zhihua Liu (2012-2016)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Montana

Ramu Sudhagoni (2012-2013)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota

Chris Wright (2011-2013)
Current Position: Research Associate, Natural Resources Research Institute

Ting-Wu Chuang (2009-2012)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University

Aki Michimi (2008-2011)
Current Position: Adjunct Professor, Eastern Connecticut State University

Mirela Tulbure (2008-2010)
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales

Graduate Students

Francis Dwomoh (5/2018)
Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering, South Dakota State University

Kyle Kaskie (5/2018)
M.S. in Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University

Henok Alemu (5/2015)
Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering, South Dakota State University
Dissertation: Contemporary Evapotranspiration Changes and Drivers in the Nile Basin.

Alemayehu Midekisa (12/2014)
Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering, South Dakota State University
Dissertation: Integrating Multi-Sensor Satellite Data for Malaria Early Warning in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia.

Aaron Friesz (8/2012)
M.S. in Geography, South Dakota State University
Thesis: Effects of Bird Community Structure on West Nile Virus Incidence in the Northern Great Plains.

Narayana Ganapathy (12/2011)
Ph.D. in Geospatial Science and Engineering, South Dakota State University
Dissertation: Influences of Forest Roads on the Spatial Pattern of Modern Wildfire Regimes in the East Cascades of Washington State.

Aashis Lamsal (8/2011)
M.S. in Geography, South Dakota State University
Thesis: Evaluating Geospatial Visualization Methods for West Nile Virus Risk Mapping.

Stephen Boyte (8/2009)
M.S. in Geography, South Dakota State University
Thesis: Modeling Fire Disturbance and Forest Structure Change in the Black Hills

Jamie Manangan (12/2006)
M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management, University of Georgia
Thesis: Spatial Analysis of the Distributions of Two Tick-Borne Bacteria, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Ehrlichia chaffeensis, in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

Darroc Goolsby (12/2005)
M.S. in Forest Biology, University of Georgia
Thesis: Patterns of Land Use and Succession in a Longleaf Pine Forest.

Yangjian Zhang (5/2005)
Ph.D. in Forest Resource Management, University of Georgia
Dissertation: Identification of the Wildland-Urban Interface at Regional and Landscape Scales.

Matthew Reilly (8/2004)
M.S. in Forest Biology, University of Georgia
Thesis: Plant Community Dynamics Following Wildfire in the South Appalachians: Changes in Diversity at Multiple Spatial Scales.