Donal O'Leary

Doctoral Student

Donal is a climber, cook, friend, dog-uncle, NSF graduate research fellow, and PhD student at the University of Maryland - College Park. His research interests include remote sensing of natural resources, computer automation of geoprocessing tasks, and modeling of ecosystem dynamics and carbon cycling. When he isn't working on his dissertation he is probably thinking about his dissertation, or maybe playing in the woods.

More information about Donal can be found on his website:

Areas of Interest:
  • Remote Sensing
  • GIS
  • Snow
  • Snowmelt Timing
  • Wildfire
  • Modeling
  • Computer Languages
  • Mountain Ecosystems
  • Latin America
Personal Website:
  • MS Geography - Western Washington University
  • BS Watershed Science (Minor in Geospatial Information Management) - Colorado State University
  • 2017 Graduate Research Fellow - National Science Foundation
  • 2016 Outstanding Graduate, Geography Department - Western Washington University
  • 2015 Young Leaders in Climate Change Fellow - National Park Service
  • 2013 Magna Cum Laude - Colorado State Univeristy
  • 2012 Outstanding Staff Member in Support of the Volunteer Office - Rocky Mountain National Park
  • 2011 Dave Cole Scholarship - Big Thompson Watershed Forum
  • 2004 Physics All American - American Physical Society
  • 2004 Michigan Math Prize - Mathematical Association of America

Ecological Dynamics, Carbon, Computer Modeling, Snow