Center for Environmental Applications in Remote Sensing

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Thomas, V., J.H. McCaughey, P. Treitz, D.A. Finch, T. Noland, and L. Rich, 2009. Spatial modelling of photosynthesis for a boreal mixedwood forest by integrating micrometeorological, lidar and hyperspectral remote sensing data.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149: 639-654.


Browder, J.O., M.A. Pedlowski, R. Walker, R.H. Wynne, P.M. Summers, A. Abad, N. Becerra-Cordoba, and J. Mil-Homens, 2008. Revisiting theories of frontier expansion in the Brazilian Amazon: A survey of the colonist farming population in Rondônia's post-frontier, 1992-2002. World Development 36(8):1469-1492.

Brown, M.E., and K.M. de Beurs, 2008. Evaluation of multi-sensor semi-arid crop season parameters based on NDVI and rainfall. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(5): 2261-2271.

de Beurs, K.M., and P.A. Townsend, 2008. Estimating the effect of gypsy moth defoliation using MODIS. Remote Sensing of Environment 112:3983-3990; doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2008.07.008.

de Beurs, K.M., and G.M. Henebry, 2008. Northern annular mode effects on the land surface phenologies of northern Eurasia. Journal of Climate 21:4257-4279.

de Beurs, K.M., and G.M. Henebry, 2008. War, drought and phenology: Changes in land surface phenology in Afghanistan since 1982. Journal of Land Use Science 3(2-3):95-111.

Rotz, J.D., A.O. Abaye, R.H. Wynne, E.B. Rayburn, G. Scaglia , and R.D. Phillips, 2008. Assessment of terrestrial remote sensing as a viable means to measure productive ground cover. Rangeland Ecology and Management 61(2):245-248.

Sampson, D. A., R. H. Wynne, and J. R. Seiler, 2008. Edaphic and climatic effects on forest stand development, net primary production, and net ecosystem productivity simulated for Coastal Plain loblolly pine in Virginia. Journal of Geophysical Research 113, G01003, doi:10.1029/2006JG000270.

Van Aardt, J.A.N., R.H. Wynne, and J.A. Scrivani, 2008. Lidar-based mapping of forest volume and biomass by taxonomic group using structurally homogeneous segments. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 74(8):1033-1044.

Thomas, V., R. Oliver, K. Lim, and M. Woods, 2008. Lidar and Weibull modeling of diameters and basal area distributions. The Forestry Chronicle, 84(6):1-10.

Thomas, V., P. Treitz, J.H. McCaughey, T. Noland, and L. Rich, 2008. Canopy chlorophyll concentration estimation using hyperspectral and lidar data for a boreal mixedwood forest in northern Ontario, Canada. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 29(4): 1029-1052.

Townsend, P.A., D.P. Helmers, B.E. McNeil, K.M. de Beurs, and K.N. Eshleman, 2008. Changes in the extent of surface mining and reclamation in the Central Appalachians: 1976-2006. Remote Sensing of Environment 113:62-72, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.08.012.


Budreski, K.A., R.H. Wynne, J.O. Browder, and J.B. Campbell, 2007. Comparison of segment and pixel-based non-parametric land cover classification in the Brazilian Amazon using multitemporal Landsat TM/ETM+ imagery. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 73(7):813-827.

Phillips, R.D., L.T. Watson, and R.H. Wynne, 2007. Hybrid image classification and parameter selection using a shared memory parallel algorithm. Computers and Geosciences 33:875-897.

Van Aardt, J.A.N., and R.H. Wynne, 2007. Examining pine spectral separability using hyperspectral data from an airborne sensor: an extension of field-based results. International Journal of Remote Sensing 28:431-436.

Wynne, R.H., K.A. Joseph, J.O. Browder, and P.E. Summers, 2007. Comparing farmer-based and satellite-derived deforestation estimates in the Amazon basin using a hybrid classifier. International Journal of Remote Sensing 28(6):1299-1315.


Musy, R.F., R.H. Wynne, C.E. Blinn, J.A. Scrivani, and R.E. McRoberts, 2006. Automated forest area estimation via iterative guided spectral class rejection. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 72:949-960.

Van Aardt, J.A.N., R.H. Wynne, and R.G. Oderwald, 2006. Forest volume and biomass estimation using small-footprint lidar-distributional parameters on a per-segment basis. Forest Science 52:636-649.

Wynne, R.H., 2006. Lidar remote sensing of forest resources at the scale of management. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 72(12):1310-1314.


Bortolot, Z.J., and R.H. Wynne, 2005. Determining forest biomass in small footprint LIDAR scenes: an individual tree-based approach that incorporates training data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing 59:342– 360.

Browder, J.O, R.H. Wynne, and M.A. Pedlowski, 2005. Agroforestry diffusion and secondary forest regeneration in the Brazilian Amazon: Further findings from the Rondonia Agroforestry Pilot Project (1992-2002). Agroforestry Systems 65:99-111.


Popescu, S.C., and R.H. Wynne, 2004. Seeing the trees in the forest: Using lidar and multispectral data fusion with local filtering and variable window size for estimating tree height. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 70(5):589-604.

Popescu, S.C., R.H. Wynne, and J.A. Scrivani, 2004. Fusion of small-footprint lidar and multispectral data to estimate plot-level volume and biomass in deciduous and pine forests in Virginia, USA. Forest Science 50(4):551-565.

Winn, M.F., R.H. Wynne, P.A. Araman, and J.E. Baumgras, 2004. ALOG: A Spreadsheet-Based Program for Generating Artificial Logs. Forest Products Journal 54(1):62-66.


Bortolot, Z.J., and R.H. Wynne, 2003. A means of spectroscopically determining the nitrogen content of green tree leaves measured at the canopy level that requires no in situ nitrogen data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 24(3):619-624.

Popescu, S.C., R.H. Wynne, and R.F. Nelson, 2003. Measuring individual tree crown diameter with lidar and assessing its influence on estimating forest volume and biomass. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 29(5):564-577.


Popescu, S.C., R.H. Wynne, and R.F. Nelson, 2002. Estimating plot-level tree heights with lidar: Local filtering with a canopy-height based variable window size. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 37:71-95.


Van Aardt, J.A.N., and R.H. Wynne, 2001. Spectral separability among six southern tree species. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 67(12):1367-1375.

Wayman, J.P., R.H. Wynne, J.A. Scrivani, and G.A. Reams, 2001. Landsat TM-based forest area estimation using Iterative Guided Spectral Class Rejection. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 67:1155-1166.


Clark, N., R.H. Wynne, D.L. Schmoldt, and M. Winn, 2000. An assessment of the utility of a non-metric digital camera for measuring standing trees. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 28:151-169.

Clark, N., R.H. Wynne, and D.L. Schmoldt, 2000. A review of past research on dendrometers. Forest Science 46(4):570-576.

Magnuson, J.J., D.M. Robertson, B.J. Benson, R.H. Wynne, D.M. Livingstone, T. Arai, R.A. Assel, R.G. Barry, V. Card, E. Kuusisto, N.G. Granin, T.D. Prowse, K.M. Stewart, and V.S. Vuglinski, 2000. Historical trends in lake and river ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere. Science 289:1743-1746.

Oderwald, R.G., and R.H. Wynne, 2000. Field applications for statistical data and techniques. Journal of Forestry 98(6):58-60.

Wynne, R.H., R.G. Oderwald, G.A. Reams, and J.A. Scrivani, 2000. Optical remote sensing for forest area estimation. Journal of Forestry 98(5):31-36.



Walsh, S.E., S.J. Vavrus, V.A. Fisher, R.H. Wynne, and J.D. Lenters, 1998. Global patterns of lake ice phenology and climate: Model simulations and observations. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres) 103:28825-28837.

Wynne, R.H., T.M. Lillesand, M.K. Clayton, and J.J. Magnuson, 1998. Satellite monitoring of lake ice breakup on the Laurentian Shield (1980-1994). Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 64(6):607-616.


Zacharias S., C.D. Heatwole, and J.B. Campbell, 1997. Spatial trends in the texture, moisture content, and pH of a Virginia coastal plain soil. Transactions of the ASAE 40(5):1277-1284

Wynne, R.H., and D.B. Carter, 1997. Will remote sensing live up to its promise for forest management? Journal of Forestry 95(10):23-26.


Vavrus, S.J., R.H. Wynne, and J.A. Foley, 1996. The sensitivity of southern Wisconsin lake ice to climate variations and lake depth using a numerical model. Limnology and Oceanography 41(5):822-831.

Wynne, R.H., J.J. Magnuson, M.K. Clayton, T.M. Lillesand, and D.C. Rodman, 1996. Determinants of temporal coherence in the satellite-derived 1987-1994 ice thaw dates of lakes on the Laurentian Shield. Limnology and Oceanography 41(5):832-838.