Professor of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Natural Resources
B.S., 1979, Rutgers University
M.S., 1982, Michigan State University
Ph.D., 1988, Utah State University
GEOG 338 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 435 - GIS Analysis
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:
Dissing, D. and D. L. Verbyla. 2003. Spatial patterns of lightning strikes in interior Alaska and their relations to elevation and vegetation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 33:1-13.
Verbyla, D. L. 2002. Practical GIS Analysis. Taylor Francis, ISBN 0-415-28609-3 294pp.
Silapaswan, C.S., D. Verbyla, and A.D. McGuire. 2001. Land cover change on the Seward Peninsula: The use of remote sensing to evaluate potential influences of climate change on historical vegetation dynamics. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 27:542-554.
Verbyla, D. L. 2001. A test of detecting spring leaf flush within the Alaska boreal forest using ERS-2 and Radarsat SAR data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 22:1159-1165.
Verbyla, D. L. and S. H. Boles. 2000. Bias in land cover change estimates due to misregistration. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 21:3553-3560.