Group Members

Currently, we are looking for more graduate students for our lab. We will also begin hiring undergraduates soon!


Erin Hestir


Erin Hestir
Dr. Erin Hestir

Dr. Erin Hestir is an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a faculty member in the Environmental Systems Graduate Group. Her research focuses on aquatic ecosystems under threat from competing pressures to meet societal needs for water and food security while sustaining biodiversity and other ecosystem services such as water quality. She has expertise in geospatial analytics, hyperspectral and satellite remote sensing and sensor networks for inland and coastal waters and wetlands. Dr. Hestir also has expertise in the application of remote sensing for water resources and ecosystem management, and in facilitating the adoption of remote sensing for environmental reporting.

  • B.A., Geography, UC Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Geography, UC Davis
  • Postdoc., Environmental Earth Observation, CSIRO

Graduate Students


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Research Interests: Optical satellite remote sensing, Imaging spectroscopy, Land use, Wetland vegetation, Water quality, Changing hydro-climate, Climate change

B.S., Environmental Science UNC- Chapel Hill (2014)
GIS Certificate, NC State University (2015)
M.S., Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, NC State University (2017)

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Research Interests: Sensor Design, Satellite remote sensing, UAV, Field Spectroscopy

B.S., Chemical Engineering, NC State University (2011)


Past Members


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Research Interests: Atmospheric Science, Land-atmosphere interactions, Micrometerological flux tower data, Optical satellite remote sensing, Climate change, Statistical modeling

B.S., Mathematics(Statistics Minor, Meredith College (2015)
GIS Certificate, NC State University (2017)
M.S., Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, NC State University (2017)

 


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Brittany Thomas

Research Interests: Optical satellite remote sensing, Algal blooms, Hurricanes, Renewable energy, GIS

B.S., Geology, NC State University (expected 2018)

 


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Julia LaFond

Research Interests: Optical satellite remote sensing, Vegetation Stress, Geology

B.S., Geology, NC State University (2017)