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Randolph H Wynne

Professor of Forestry. Remote Sensing

B.S., University of North Carolina (1986); M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (1993); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (1995)


Interest Areas: Applications of remote sensing to forestry, natural resource management, ecological modeling, and earth system science.

New Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Romote Sensing website

Center for Environmental Applications in Remote Sensing (CEARS) website

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Teaching Responsibilities
  • FOR 4214 Forest Photogrammetry & Spatial Data Processing
  • FOR 4214 Forest Photogrammetry & Spatial Data Processing Lab
  • FOR 5254 Remote Sensing of Natural Resources
  • FOR 5104 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Remote Sensing and GIS
Selected Research Activities
  • Decision Support for Loblolly Pine Carbon Management: From Research to Operations. NASA
  • To evaluate, verify and validate, and benchmark solutions that integrate Earth science observations and predictions resulting from NASA research into existing forest management decision support tools. 3/15/06 to 3/14/09; Wynne, R.H., Potter, C.S., Genovese, V.B., Seiler, J.R., Fox, T.R., Amateis, R.L., Radtke,  P.J., Liu, X., Sampson, D.A., Prisley, S.P., and others. NASA  $1,015,675
  • Remote Sensing for Precision Silviculture - 1/1/06 to present; Wynne, R.H., Fox, T.R., Allen, F.L. Forest Nutrition Cooperative    $79,691
  • StateView Program Development and Operations for the State of Virginia - 4/1/04 to present; Campbell, J.B., Wynne, R.H., McGee, J.A. AmericaView Inc. (USGS) $352,500
  • Digital Soil Mapping Operational Initiative – Mojave Desert Region - 9/20/07 to 11/30/08; Galbraith, J.M, Wynne, R.H. USDA NRCS $46,589
Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • Phillips, R. D., Watson, L. T., Easterling, D. R., Wynne, R. H. 2014. An SMP soft classification algorithm for remote sensing. Computers & Geosciences Vol. 68, pp. 73-80. doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2014.03.010.
  • Brooks, E. B., Wynne, R. H., Thomas, V. A., Blinn, C. E., Coulston, J. W. 2014. On-the-Fly Massively Multitemporal Change Detection Using Statistical Quality Control Charts and Landsat Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 52(6), pp. 3316-3332. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2013.2272545.
  • Walker, J. J., de Beurs, K. M., Wynne, R. H. 2014. Dryland vegetation phenology across an elevation gradient in Arizona, USA, investigated with fused MODIS and Landsat data. Remote Sensing of Environment 97(2), pp. 85-97. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.01.007.
  • Phillips, R. D., Hossain, M. S., Watson, L. T., Wynne, R. H., Ramakrishnan, N. 2014. Enrichment Procedures for Soft Clusters: A Statistical Test and its Applications. 2014. CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 97(2), pp. 175-197. doi:10.3970/cmes.2014.097.175.
  • Roy, D. P., Wulder, M. A., Loveland, T. R., Woodcock, C. E., Allen, R. G., Anderson, M. C., Helder, D., Irons, J. R., Johnson, D. M., Kennedy, R., Scambos, T. A., Schaaf, C.B., Schott, J. R., Sheng, Y., Vermote, E. F., Belward, A. S., Bindschadler, R., Cohen, W. B., Hipple, J. D., Hostert, P., Huntington, J., Justice, C. O. , Kilic, A., Kovalskyy, V., Lee. Z. P., Lymburner, L., Masek, J. G., McCorkel, J., Shuai, Y., Trezza, R., Vogelmann, J., Wynne, R. H., Zhu, Z. 2014. Landsat-8: Science and product vision for terrestrial global change research. Remote Sensing of Environment Vol. 145, pp. 154-172. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.02.001.
  • Banskota, A., Wynne, R. H., Thomas, V. A., Serbin, S. P., Kayastha, N., Gastellu-Etchegorry, J. P., & Townsend, P. A. 2013. Investigating the Utility of Wavelet Transforms for Inverting a 3-D Radiative Transfer Model Using Hyperspectral Data to Retrieve Forest LAI. Remote Sensing 5(6), 2639-2659. doi: 10.3390/rs5062639
  • Banskota, A., Wynne, R. H., Serbin, S. P., Kayastha, N., Thomas, V. A., Townsend, P. A.  2013. Utility of the Wavelet Transform for LAI Estimation Using Hyperspectral Data. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 79(7), pp. 653-662.
  • Blinn, C. E., Browder, J. O., Pedlowski, M. A., Wynne, R. H. 2013. Rebuilding the Brazilian rainforest:  Agroforesry strategies for secondary forest succession. Applied Geography Vol. 43, pp. 171-181.  doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2013.06.013.
  • Huang, H. G., Wynne, R. H. 2013. Simulation of lidar waveforms with a time-dependent radiosity algorithm.  Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 39, pp. S126-S138.  doi: 10.5559/m13-035.
  • Zheng, B. J., Campbell, J. B., Shao, Y., Wynne, R. H. 2013. Broad-Scale Monitoring of Tillage Practices Using Sequential Landsat Imagery.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 77(5), pp. 1755-1764. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2013.03.0108.
  • Brooks, E. B., Thomas, V. A., Wynne, R. H., & Coulston, J. W. 2012. Fitting the Multitemporal Curve: A Fourier Series Approach to the Missing Data Problem in Remote Sensing Analysis. Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 50(9), 3340-3353. doi: 10.1109/tgrs.2012.2183137.
  • Gibson, G.R., J. B. Campbell, and R. H. Wynne. 2012. Three Decades of War and Food Insecurity in Iraq. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing.  Vol. 78, pp. 885-895.
  • McGee, J. A., S. D. Day; R. H. Wynne, B. M. White. 2012.  Using geospatial tools to assess the urban tree canopy:  Decision support for local governments. Journal of Forestry 110 (5): 275-286.
  • Peduzzi, A., R. H. Wynne, V. A. Thomas, R. F. Nelson, J. J. Reis, M. Sanford. 2012.  Combined use of airborne Lidar and DBInSAR data to estimate LAI in temperate mixed forests. Remote Sensing 4 (6): 1758-1780.
Textbooks Authored / Book Chapters

Textbooks Authored

Book Chapters

  • Olsson, H. and R. H. Wynne. 2006. Forestry. Section 7.3 of International Academy of Astronautics Position Paper on Cost Effective Earth Observation Missions (R. Sandau, editor), pp. 73-76.
  • Wynne, R. H., M. S. M. Touré, N. Sengupta, and A. Ballo. 2005. Land use changes in the Madiama Commune. Conflict, Social Capital, and Managing Natural Resources (K.M. Moore, editor), CAB International, pp. 71-75.
  • Wynne, R. H. 2004. Forest mensuration with remote sensing: A retrospective and a vision for the future. Southern Forest Science: Past, Present, and Future. U.S. Government Printing Office, pp. 109-116.
Professional Achievements
  • NASA New Investigator, 2001
  • Third place in Geospatial Solutions Fourth Annual Applications Contest, 2003
  • Course Creation Fellow (with co-author Steven Sader) for Forest Monitoring and Management course, Institute for Advanced Education in Geospatial Sciences, 2003-2006
  • First Honorable Mention for the 2005 American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Talbert Abrams Award for best 2004 article in Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
  • Second Place, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Leica Geosystems Award for Best Scientific Paper in Remote Sensing in 2006.
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