Chengquan Huang has devoted a decade in studies of land cover and vegetation dynamics using remotely sensed data. He has been engaged in several projects that were national to continental in scale, including the USGS Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) 2001 project, the joint USGS-US Forest Service LANDFIRE project, the NASA LEDAPS project, and the NASA North American Forest Dynamics project. Currently he is leading efforts to quantify forest change at national to global scales using Landsat data, and is developing approaches for mapping forest structure and biomass change by integrating field inventory data, airborne or space borne lidar, and Landsat derived forest disturbance history.

Areas of Interest

  • Land cover and land use change
  • Vegetation structure and dynamics
  • Disturbance, habitat, and carbon
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Geology, Peking University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Environmental Sciences, Peking University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Geography, University of Maryland
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GEOG472 Remote Sensing: Digital Processing and Analysis Spring 2018 Syllabus
GEOG606 Quantitative Spatial Analysis Spring 2015 Syllabus

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  • Jiaming Lu
Chengquan Huang
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