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IGISc

Institute for Geographic Information Science

the center for geospatial research at San Francisco State University

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Jerry DavisJerry Davis

Jerry Davis

Director

Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Georgia)
email: jerry@sfsu.edu
tel: 415.338.2983

Jerry Davis is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies 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.

Seth Hiatt

Seth Hiatt

Associate Director

Education: M.A. Geography (SFSU)
email: shiatt@sfsu.edu
tel: 415.338.3566

Seth Hiatt 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.  He has a background in environmental GIS, remote sensing, and ecological modeling.

Aiko Weverka

Aiko Weverka

CSU GIS/RS Site License Administrator and Research Associate

Education: M.S. Natural Resources (U. of Vermont)
email: gis@sfsu.edu
tel: (415) 338-6140

Aiko is responsible for administering geospatial software site licenses for the California State University System, and provides technical and administrative support on IGISc projects. She has a background in conservation GIS and remote sensing of forest and wetland ecosystems.

Leo Blesius

Leo Blesius

Research Associate

Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Iowa)
email: lblesius@sfsu.edu
tel: 415.405.2144

Andrew Oliphant

Andrew Oliphant

Research Associate

Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Canterbury, New Zealand)
email: andrewo@sfsu.edu
tel: 415.405.2143

Andrew Oliphant is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies. 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.

Ellen Hines

Ellen Hines

Research Associate

Education: Ph.D. Geography (U. of Victoria, Canada)
email: ehines@sfsu.edu
tel: 415.338.1482

Ellen Hines teaches 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.

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