David Verbyla

Professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Natural Resources


Contact information:
Phone: 907-474-5553
Fax: 907-474-6184
Location: 366 O'Neill Building
Web: http://dverbyla.net
Email: dlverbyla@alaska.edu

Curriculum vitae:
B.S., 1979, Rutgers University
M.S., 1982, Michigan State University
Ph.D., 1988, Utah State University

NRM338 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
NRM341 - GIS Analysis
NRM697 - GIS Programming
NRM641 - Remote Sensing Applications in Natural Resources

Research interests:
Satellite Remote Sensing, GIS Analysis of Natural Resources

Current research programs:
1) Alaska Land Cover Change,
2) MODIS Products Evaluation,
3) Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research

Examples of research support:
Alaska EOS Training (PI, 5/99 - 8/03, funding from NASA, $200,000)

The Role of Land Cover Change in High Latitude Ecosystems (Co-PI, 9/01- 9/04, funding from NASA, $600,000)

Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research Project (Co-PI, 10/98 - 10/04, funding
from NSF, $4,200,000)

Examples of publications:
Roach, J. Griffith, B. and D. Verbyla. 2012. Comparison of three methods for long-term monitoring of boreal lake area using Landsat TM/ETM+ imagery. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing(in press).

Baird, R. A., Verbyla, D., and T. N. Hollingsworth. 2012. Browning of the landscape of interior Alaska based on 1986-2009 Landsat sensor NDVI. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 42:1371-1382.

Hegel, T. M., Verbyla, D., Huettman, F., and P. S. Barboza. 2012. Spatial synchrony of recruitment in mountain-dwelling woodland caribou. Population Ecology. 54:19-30.

Wolken, J. M., Hollingsworth, T. N., Rupp, T. S., Chapin, F. S. III, Trainor, S. F., Barrett, T. M., Sullivan, P. F., McGuire, A. D., Euskirchen, E. S., Hennon, P. E., Beever, E. A., Conn, J. S., Crone, L. K., D'Amore, D. V., Fresco, N., Hanley, T. A., Kielland, K., Kruse, J. J., Patterson, T., Schuur, E. A. G, Verbyla, D. and J. Yarie. 2011. Evidence and implications of recent and projected climate change in Alaska's forest ecosystems. Ecosphere 12(11):124.

Verbyla, D. 2011. Perspective: Browning Boreal Forests of Western North America. Environmental Research Letters 6 041003.

Tape, K., Verbyla, D. and J. Welker. 2011. 20th century erosion in Arctic Alaska foothills: the influence of shrubs, runoff, and permafrost. Journal of Geophysical Research--Biogeosciences. 116, G04024, 11pp..

Schmidt, J. H., Linberg, M. S., Johnson, D. S. and D. Verbyla. 2011. Season length influences breeding range dynamics of trumpteter swans. Wildlife Biology. 17(4): 364-372.

Roach, J. , Griffith, B. Verbyla, D. and J. Jones. 2011. Mechanisms influencing changes in lake area in Alaskan boreal forest Global Change Biology. 17(5):2567-2583.

Liang, J., Zhou, M., Verbyla, D., Zhang, L. Springsteen, A. L. and Malone, T. 2011. Mapping forest dynamics under climate change: a matrix model. Forest Ecology and Management. 262:2250-2262.

Johnstone, J. F., Rupp, T. S., Olson, M. and D. Verbyla. 2011. Modeling impacts of fire severity on successional trajectories and future fire behavior in Alaskan boreal forests. Landscape Ecology. 26:487-500.

Mack, M. C., Bret-Harte, M. S., Hollingsworth, T. N., Jandt, R. R., Schuur, E. A., Shaver, G. R. and Verbyla, D. 2011. Carbon loss from an unprecedented arctic tundra wildfire. Nature. 475:489-492.

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