Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Georgia)
Jerry Davis is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment as well as the Director of the California State University GIS Specialty Center. He specializes in geomorphology, soils, field methods, and geographic information systems. Jerry developed the GIS curriculum at SFSU and his current research interests focus on karst geomorphic processes and the use of computers and GIS for field data collection and processing.
Education: M.S. Natural Resources (U. of Vermont)
Aiko Weverka is the Associate Director for the Institute for Geographic Information Science, and is responsible for administering the GIS laboratory, the SFSU GIS Certificate Program, and research projects associated with the IGISc. She has a background in conservation GIS and remote sensing of forest and wetland ecosystems.
Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Iowa)
Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Andrew Oliphant is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environment. His research interests are in bioclimatology and micrometeorology. His geospatial interests include surface radiation budget modeling, ecosystem canopy radiation modeling, cloud, aerosol and fog mapping and microclimate variability of San Francisco.
Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Victoria, Canada)
Ellen Hines teacEnv marine and coastal GIS at San Francisco State University. Her research on marine mammals includes studies on dugongs in southern Thailand, coastal marine mammals in the eastern Gulf of Thailand, gray whales in British Columbia, and harbor seals in San Francisco Bay. Her research interests include the integrated use of GIS and remote sensing in delineation of marine mammal habitat, issues of conservation in small-scale fisheries, and the development of research protocols for marine mammals in developing countries.
Graduate Research Associate
Education: M.S. GIS (SFSU, Expected May 2015)
Biniam works as a GIS analyst and student assistant at the IGISc. He has a background in GIS, Remote Sensing and Cartography. His master’s thesis is focused on the application of Object-Based Image Analysis in detecting and quantifying of small scale mining sites.
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