This collection contains the dissertations of the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE). The Geospatial Science and Engineering Ph.D. is a novel interdisciplinary program that integrates advanced coursework in the sciences and engineering with cutting-edge research to advance the emerging field of Geographic Information Sciences (GISc). The focus of GISc is on understanding geospatial data and transforming the data into relevant information through its acquisition, processing, characterization, analysis, and modeling.
Due to copyright restrictions, the collection contains both open access and university access theses and dissertations. University access items are only available to SDSU users, and on-campus visitors. Non-SDSU users wishing to access restricted materials may request items through their institution’s interlibrary loan services.

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ETDS from 2018

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A Study of African Savanna Vegetation Structure, Patterning, and Change, Christoffer R. Axelsson

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Vulnerability of Protected Areas to Human Encroachment, Climate Change and Fire in the Fragmented Tropical Forests of West Africa, Francis Kwabena Dwomoh

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Satellite Remote Sensing of Woody and Herbaceous Leaf Area for Improved Understanding of Forage Resources and Fire in Africa, Milkah Njoki Kahiu

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Biomass Burning in the Conterminous United States: A Comparison and Fusion of Active Fire Observations from Polar-Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites for Emissions Estimation, Fangjun Li

ETDS from 2017

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Land Surface Phenologies and Seasonalities Using Cool Earthlight in Temperate and Tropical Croplands, Woubet Gashaw Alemu

ETDS from 2016

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Land Cover Land Use Change and Soil Organic Carbon Under Climate Variability in the Semi-Arid West African Sahel (1960-2050), Amadou M. Dieye

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Monitoring Global Forest Land-Use and Change, Erik J. Lindquist

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Simulating the Impacts of Land-Use Land-Cover Changes on Cropland Carbon Fluxes in the Midwest of the United States, Zhengpeng Li

ETDS from 2015

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Contemporary Evapotranspiration Changes and Drivers in the Nile Basin, Henok T. Alemu

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A National-scale Assessment of Vegetation Canopy Height Using Airborne Lidar and Landsat Data, Jason M. Stoker

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Changing Arable Field and Farm Sizes of the Conterminous United States, a Decennial Assessment, Emma Victoria White

ETDS from 2014

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Integrating Multi-Sensor Satellite Data For Malaria Early Warning in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia, Alemayehu Abebe Midekisa

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Assessing the Impacts of Climate and Land Use and Land Cover Change on Freshwater Availability: Applications in the Ganges and the Brahmaputra River Basins, Md Shahriar Pervez

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Evaluation and Application of a New Shape-Sensitive Metric Useful for Characterizing Both Spectral Curves and Lidar Waveforms, Eric Ariel L. Salas

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Evaluation and Application of a New Shape-sensitive Metric Useful for Characterizing Both Spectral Curves and Lidar Waveforms, Eric Ariel L. Salas

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Fire Type Classification in the Brazilian Tropical Moist Forest Biome, Sanath Kumar Sathyachandran

ETDS from 2013

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Wetlands Characterization in the Congo River Basin Using Multi-source Remotely Sensed Data and Field Survey, Jean-Robert Bolambee Bwangoy-Bankanza

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Sagebrush Ecosystem Characterization, Monitoring, and Forecasting with Remote Sensing: Quantifying Future Climate and Wildlife Habitat Change, Collin G. Homer

ETDS from 2010

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United States Land Cover Land Use Change, Albedo and Radiative Forcing: Past and Potential Climate Implications, Christopher A. Barnes