Dr. Chad Babcock

Position: Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis
Links: Forestry Dept   |   Google Scholar   |   ResearchGate

Chad's research focuses on developing geostatistical approaches using remotely sensed information to predict natural resource characteristics and address pressing questions related to their inventory, monitoring and management. His research work to date supports an overarching objective to contribute novel methodological and application oriented analyses to the growing body of research implementing statistically rigorous spatial and spatio-temporal analysis methods in natural resources and remote sensing through collaboration with scientists across the natural resource fields, ecology, remote sensing and statistics.

Chad teaches the following UMN courses (more to come):

  • FNRM 3262/5262 Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis, 3 credits, Fall
  • FNRM 3462/5462 Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis, 3 credits, Spring
  • FNRM 3562/5562 Field Remote Sensing, 1 credit, Fall

Dr. Marvin Bauer

Position: Professor Emeritus of Remote Sensing
Links: Forestry Dept   |   Water Remote Sensing

Marv's research has emphasized the development of quantitative satellite remote sensing for monitoring lake water quality, crop and forest inventory, impervious surface mapping, and land cover classification, change detection and analysis. He is a fellow of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and recipient of the USGS/NASA William T. Pecora Award, NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, ASPRS SAIC Estes Memorial Teaching Award, and Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Lifetime Achievement Award. He was editor-in-chief of Remote Sensing of Environment journal from 1980-2014.

Dr. Jennifer Corcoran

Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor
Links: Forestry Dept.   |   ResearchGate   |   LinkedIn

Jennifer is an Adjunct Assistant Professor focusing on remote sensing of Minnesota's forests. She is the Remote Sensing Program Consultant with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in the Division of Forestry, Resource Analysis program. She works with the lab on her Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) project and on our GLRI projects. She contributes to remote sensing courses and is active on several NRSM students' advisory committees.

Dr. Joe Knight

Position: Adjunct Professor of Remote Sensing
Links: Forestry Dept   |   UAS Lab   |   Google Scholar   |   ResearchGate  |  ORCID 

Joe holds a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University and previously worked as a Biologist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  He is an author of numerous publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports.  Joe is a recipient of the 2017 Center for Transportation Studies Research Partnership Award, the 2012 Richard C. Newman Art of Teaching Award, the 2011 College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Science (CFANS) Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science and Technology Achievement Award.