sarah_photo.jpgSarah Byer 

Graduate Student Researcher; Geography Graduate Group

University of California Davis, M.A. Geography, 2015-2017
Colgate University, B.A. Geography, 2011-2015

Research Interests: I'm interested in the ecological applications of remote sensing and GIS. My regional focus includes montane and high-latitude forests and their ecological and spatial responses to long-term climate patterns. I'm also interested in alternative applications for remote sensing including the remote sensing of landscapes around conflict spaces or temporary places such as refugee or IDP sites.

Current Projects: Remote sensing of tree mortality responses to drought in the Central-Southern Sierra Nevada mountain range.

Curriculum Vitae




John "Jake" Dialesandro

Graduate Student Researcher, Geography Graduate Group

2014-2016 MS in Geography, New Mexico State University

2009-2014 BA in GIS/Environmental Geography, Kent State University

Research Interests:Remote sensing applications for agriculture, climate change impact on California agriculture and snowmelt-driven watersheds




Ruyan_Photo.JPGRuyan He 

Exchange PhD student

2015- Photogrammetry and remote sensing, UC Davis, CA & 
2012-2015 M.S. Photogrammetry and remote sensing, China University of Mining & Technology (Beijing), Beijing, P. R. China
2008-2012 B.S. Geographic information system, Liaoning Technical University, Liaoning, P. R. China

Research Interests: Remote sensing, Image processing, Crop monitoring

Yuhan.jpg Yuhan Huang

Gradute Student Researcher, Geography Graduate Group

2016 - Present, PhD student in Geography, University of California, Davis
2012 - 2016, B.S. in Geographic Information System, Sun Yat-sen University

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, GIS, Forestry and Vegetation Management



grace_photo.jpgHan Liu 

Graduate Student Researcher; Geography Graduate Group

2015 - Present, University of California Davis, PhD candidate in Geography
2011 - 2015, B.S., Nanjing University

Research Interests: remote sensing, global warming

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Ana Wegman

Gradute Student Researcher, Geography Graduate Group

2016 National University of San Martin, Argentina

2006 BA. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Interests: Remote Sensing, GIS, environmental and agricultural management


andy_photo.jpgAndy Wong

Graduate Student Researcher; Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group

2015 - present, University of California Davis, PhD candidate in Hydrologic Sciences
B.S. in Environmental Sciences at University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: Application of Remote Sensing and Unmanned Aerial Systems on Water Resource Management; Development of Decision Support Tools for Water Resource Management

Current Projects: Crop Consumptive Use Estimation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta



Postdoc Researchers

BinChen.jpgBin Chen

Postdoc Researcher


2017 - present, University of California Davis
2017   Ph.D. in Global Environment Change  at Beijing Normal University
2013 B.S. in Geographic Information System at Wuhan University

Research Interests: Remote Sensing and Multi-sensor Data Fusion, Agriculture and Yield Prediction Modelling, Dynamic Monitoring of Earth's Terrestrial Change, Interactions between Land Cover Change, Human Activities, and Climate Change

Current Projects:   Crop monitoring, and almond yield prediction 

Dr. Zhou Zhang

Postdoc Researcher

2017 - present, University of California Davis
Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering at Purdue University
M.S. in Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, Beihang University, China
B.S. in Astronautics Engineering, Beihang University (also known as University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), China

Research Interests: Remote sensing, machine learning and its related applications to geospatial data, crop monitoring using unmanned aircraft systems

Current Projects: Remote sensing and almond yield prediction