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SAGE L. SHELDON

Sage.Sheldon@ou.edu

Center for Spatial Analysis
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
101 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-5300, USA

 

 

 Education and Training

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK                        Geography                            B.S.      2004

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK                        GIS Certification                                  2004     

University of Maryland, College Park, MD                       Geography                            M.A.     2006    

3rd International Fraunhofer FHR Summer School on Radar/SAR, Bonn, Germany                      2011

 

 

 Research and professional experience

2009-present    Research Scientist, Center for Spatial Analysis and Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2006-2009    Fellow, NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program

2004-2009    Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2007             Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2004             Research Assistant, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

2003             Teaching Assistant, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

 

 

 Publications

 

Sheldon, S.L., X.M. Xiao, and C.M. Biradar. 2010. Evaluating the potential of PALSAR 500-m mosaic

imagery for mapping forests in the Brazilian Amazon. Remote Sensing of Environment, In

Review.

 

Xiangming Xiao, Chandrashekhar Biradar, Audrey Wang, Sage Sheldon, Youmin Chen. Recovery of

Vegetation Canopy after Severe Fire in 2000 at the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota,

USA.  Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2011,V2(2): 106-116

 

Hurtt, G.C., R.Q. Thomas, J. Fisk, R.O. Dubayah, and S.L. Sheldon. 2010. Beyond Potential Vegetation

II: Using repeat lidar data on changes in vegetation height to test model predictions of vegetation

dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research, Submitted.

 

Dubayah, R.O., S.L. Sheldon, D.B. Clark, M.A. Hofton, J.B. Blair, G.C. Hurtt, and R.L. Chazdon. 2010.

Estimation of tropical forest height and biomass dynamics using lidar remote sensing at La Selva,     Costa Rica, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, G00E09, doi:10.1029/2009JG000933.

 

Sheldon, S.L., R.O. Dubayah, D.B. Clark, M.A. Hofton, and J.B. Blair. 2007. Examining tropical forest

vertical and spatial structure dynamics using large-footprint lidar. International Symposium on

Remote Sensing of Environment. San Jose, Costa Rica, 2007.

 

 

Synergistic Activities

 

Memberships:

 

American Geophysical Union

Ecological Society of America

 

Scientific conferences and workshops:

 

2011    Recovery of vegetation canopy after severe fire in 2000 at the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota, USA, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

2011    Land-cover mapping in Indonesia using ALOS PALSAR 50-m mosaic, Landsat, and MODIS, NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change Science Team Meeting, Adelphi, MD

2010    Mapping evergreen forest in the pan-tropical zone using multi-temporal MODIS images in 2005, The 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Honolulu, HI.

2010    Community Remote Sensing, Oklahoma Research Day, Lawton, OK

2009   Tropical forest leaf area index estimation using medium-footprint lidar, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

2008   Estimation of tropical forest leaf area index using medium-footprint lidar, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

2007    Analysis of tropical forest structural dynamics using medium-footprint lidar, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

2007    Examining tropical forest vertical and spatial structure dynamics using large-footprint lidar, 32nd International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, San Jose, Costa Rica

2006      Analysis of tropical forest vertical and spatial structural dynamics using large-footprint lidar,

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

2006      Joint Workshop on NASA Biodiversity, Terrestrial Ecology, and Related Applied Sciences,

College Park,MD

2005      Estimation and validation of regional biomass using vegetation structure measurements from

ICESAT and Forest Inventory Analysis Data, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San

Francisco, CA

2005      NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting, College Park, MD

2005      Silviscan Lidar Conference, Blacksburg, VA

 

 

Field Missions:

 

2010    Field data collection for validation of Landuse/Landcover mapping by the University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria supported by NASA and NIH, Nigeria and Cameroon

2009    Field data collection for NASA DESDyni Mission, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH

2009   Field data collection for NASA DESDyni Mission, Bartlett Experimental Forest, NH

2008    Field data collection for NASA DESDyni Mission, Sierra National Forest, CA

2006    NASA Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor Mission and field data collection, CA

2006   NASA Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor Mission, AR

2005    NASA Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor Mission, Costa Rica

 

 



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