Duchesne-Onoro, Rocio

At UW-Whitewater

Affiliation
University - Faculty/Staff
Department
GEOGRAPHY/GEOLOGY/ENV SCI
Position
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office Phone
(262) 472-5124
Office Location
UH 107

I am an environmental manager with a strong interest in remote sensing and GIS applied to terrestrial ecosystems. This passion arose when I first attended an ornithology conference and listened to the speaker explain how he used GIS and remote sensing images to identify potential habitats for an endengered bird. Later, while pursuing a masters in statistics, I had the opportunity to take my first GIS class and I loved it! An opportunity came for me to participate in a NASA sponsored project as a doctoral research assistant. For five years I studied shurb expansion in the Arctic using passive remote sensing. In 2014, I was hired as an assistant professor at UW-Whitewater, and I have been teaching here, ever since.

Research Interest:
Multispectral remote sensing applied to the study of shrub expansion in the Arctic
Hyperspectral remote sensing of crops

Education:
B.S. Biology, Universidad del Atlantico, Colombia, 2005 
M.S. Statistics, Montclair State University, 2009 
Ph.D. Environmental Management, Montclair State University, 2015   

Courses I teach at UWW:
Geography 252: Global Environmental Challenges
Geography 270: GIS I: Introduction to GIS and Mapping
Geography 377: Remote Sensing of the Environment 
Geography 470: Applied Environmental and Natural Resources GIS
Environmental Science 200: Introduction to Environmental Science



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