Willem van Leeuwan
Willem J.D. van Leeuwen
Director, Arizona Remote Sensing Center
Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Associate Professor, School of Geography and Development
Chair, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Graduate Interdisciplinary Program
(520) 626-0058
Ph.D., 1995, University of Arizona, Dept. of Soil, Water and Environmental Science

Wim van Leeuwen has been a research scientist and a member of the MODIS land science team, has worked on global spectral vegetation index and albedo products and algorithm development in the US and France. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment & the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He has more than 20 years of geospatial research and remote sensing science experience and is the director of the Arizona Remote Sensing Center at the University of Arizona. His research interests focus on multi-platform remote sensing data fusion and geospatial product development for resource monitoring, management and decision making. Applied research projects include land surface phenology in response to climate and environmental factors, natural and agricultural land use/cover change and snow/water resources, wildlife habitat characterization, and web-based geospatial applications such as Droughtview.arizona.edu.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
GIS
Land use
Phenology
Range management
Remote sensing
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Algorithm development
Data analysis
Data cleaning and information extraction
Data mining
Data visualization
Data-fusion technology
Decision support
GIS
Geography
Informatics
Mapping
Modeling and simulation
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Arid lands
Ecosystem disturbances
Ecosystem restoration
Erosion and sedimentation
Fire ecology
GIS
Geography
Land use change
Landscape restoration
Modeling and simulation
Natural resource management
Phenology
Rangelands
Remote sensing
Sky Islands
Terrestrial ecology
Public Health
Geography
Urban Environment
GIS
Land use change
Landscape studies
Water
Agriculture
Arid lands
Ecohydrology
Hydrology
Modeling and simulation
Remote sensing
Watershed hydrology

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